For Internationals


English in Action


This program is not for beginners.  Beginners, please contact Adult Education programs.  These classes are free of charge.  For Adult Education information in Palo Alto, call 650-329-3752.  In Menlo Park, Redwood City or Atherton, call Sequoia Adult Ed at 650-306-8866.  In Mountain View, call 650-940-1333.


The EIA program matches Stanford's international graduate students, visiting scholars, post-doctorates, and spouses with an English-speaking community volunteer for one hour each week for one year.


The EIA program accepts applications from internationals between October 1st and November 15th in the Fall and again in the Spring term April 30th.  There is no registration during the summer months.  For any questions, please contact the EIA co-chairs at


If you are interested in participating in the EIA program, please fill out an online application by clicking on: 


After you have completed and submitted your application, an EIA representative will contact you to schedule a brief interview.  We will take into account your speaking skills and interests and match you with a conversation partner.


Sometimes we may not have enough volunteers, resulting in a delay in matching.