Intercambio News

Student Feedback Shapes the Future

50 local students have given interviews sharing their opinions about online classes, what they’ve learned from other cultures through Intercambio classes, their sense of belonging in the community, and other feedback that will shape the future of Intercambio’s programs. Three interns supported the charge. Keira is a recent CU Boulder graduate and former Intercambio volunteer. […]

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Local Student Aspires to Inspire

With her bright energy and deep dedication, local Intercambio student Myrna is a natural at leading conversation practice groups. “I want to inspire people to give to themselves and never give up,” she shares with a smile. Myrna and Intercambio staff take turns running twice-weekly online conversation practice sessions for local students. The online sessions […]

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20 Years of Proof, 50 Years of Potential

You, the Intercambio community, have supported Intercambio’s potential through thick and thin for 20 years. What started as a dream of two guys in their twenties is now impacting thousands of immigrants and volunteer teachers locally and nationwide. Shawn Camden and Lee Shainis founded Intercambio in Boulder in 2001 after informally teaching English classes for […]

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Fall 2021 Community Journal

Catch up with Intercambio in this edition of the Community Journal! Get updates on our newest programs and meet the faces behind them, plus hear more about how online classes are going after a year and a half. You won’t want to miss it!

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Breaking Ground

After spending his career focusing on language development and speech-language pathology, Philip Prinz wanted to stay connected to his passion for language in retirement. He became one of the first volunteers for CC English, a new Intercambio program that equips students and volunteers around the nation to learn together virtually while embracing The Intercambio Way®.   CC English […]

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Paying it Forward

Deepa McCauley has a special connection to the Intercambio student experience. As a first-generation immigrant from India, she spent much of her childhood interpreting for her parents who hardly spoke any English. The responsibility was often at odds with being a kid, yet Deepa’s parents counted on her. “I know that children right now are […]

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EdTech Center at World Education Features CC English in Remote ESOL Study

Intercambio’s new online platform, CC English, was recently featured in EdTech Center at World Education’s study titled Creating Equitable Access to Remote Adult ESOL: Multiple Contexts, Distinct Populations, and Diverse Purposes. Over the winter and spring months of 2021, World Education, Inc. set out to find “promising remote ESOL instruction with the potential to reshape […]

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Finding Freedom

As a young girl, Katya Sogomonyan learned about the Statue of Liberty, but she never thought she would see it with her own eyes or experience the freedom that it symbolizes. Katya was born in Armenia and later escaped the war with her young family to Moscow. After her children had all grown, Katya joined […]

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