Culture Programs

The English Language Institute offers students fun and exciting activities during the session. Some of these include...

Conversation Partner Program

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Friendship and English Practice

All ELI students are matched with native English speakers for informal conversation and fun activities. Many partners meet for lunch or coffee and attend sporting and cultural events together.

  • 1 hour per week minimum meeting schedule
  • Conversation (speaking/listening) practice
  • Teach your native language and culture
  • Available to all ELI students

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Conversation Connections


Weekly Discussion Group

ELI students meet once a week for informal group conversations and activities in order to have more out-of-class English practice.

  • Interesting and fun speaking topics and activities
  • Opportunity to meet more American students
  • Come with your Conversation Partner
  • Available to all ELI students

Activities, Events, & Trips

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Cultural Opportunities

The ELI provides opportunities for students to become involved in culture activities both with the English Language Institute and with Mississippi State.

  • Variety of weekly events offered
  • Many on-campus activities such as sports events and concerts
  • Day trips to various cities in and outside of Mississippi
  • Occasional weekend trips to major Southern cities