University Programs

Connect your university students with refugee educators for high quality language practice & cultural exchange.

Immersive language & exchange for students

Language practice with native speakers & cultural exchange options for students. Increase students’ confidence, cultural competencies & prepare young minds for the global career market. Our academic programs provide affordable & easily accessible opportunities for students to engage with refugees around the world. NaTakallam Language Partners have worked with over 300 educational institutions.

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Our Product for Universities

Conversation Session Bundles

Give university students the opportunity to practice their language skills with a native speaker 1:1. Sessions offered in Arabic (Levantine, Egyptian, MSA, Lebanese), Persian (Farsi, Dari), French, Spanish, Armenian, Russian, Ukrainian and Kurdish. Faculty are given access to a dashboard to help follow their students’ progress too!

Cultural Exchange Sessions

Give students the chance to learn from a refugee. This program is excellent for coursework interviews in English, cultural exchange, and learning more about the journey of displacement one-on-one. Sessions offered in English, Arabic, French, and Spanish.

Virtual Guest Speaker Session

Invite a refugee to tell their story and facilitate discussion regarding the impact of displacement on their lives. Sessions are designed for full-class and on-campus events.

Don’t feel the refugee journey is relevant to your event or course? Not a problem! These sessions can be fully customized to fit the needs of your class, student organization, club or campus event. This program is available in English or a target language!

NaTakallam for Faculty

Bring quality language lessons and first-hand refugee perspectives to your students with our academic programs. University faculty who implement NaTakallam into their courses enjoy flexible program options fit for a variety of courses & student learning goals. Set-up is easy!

What university students and faculty are saying

Meet some of our Language Partners

Learn with NaTakallam

Bring NaTakallam’s academic programs to your students for a one-of-a-kind learning experience & meaningful global perspectives. Please email us at [email protected] for more information.

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Ghaith | Arabic

Languages: Arabic, Italian & English.
Favourite Dish: Kibbeh, a levant dish.
Country of Origin: Syria
Based in: Italy

Sayed | Persian

Languages: Persian, English, French & Indonesian
Favourite Dish: Mantu, Qabuli-palaw and Shurba (all traditional Afghan food)
Country of Origin: Afghanistan
Based in: Indonesia

Tulin | Arabic

Languages: Arabic, English & Portuguese
Favourite Dish: Kanafeh, the dessert
Country of Origin: Syria
Based in: Brazil

Nadine | French

Languages: French, English, Kirundi & Swahili
Favourite Dish: Rice, cassava leaves & green bananas (traditional Burundian dish)
Country of origin: Burundi
Based in: France