Carnegie Mellon University

Language & Cultural Support

Carnegie Mellon University provides two major resource centers to help international students maximize language skills and cross-cultural understanding to reach their full potential academically and professionally.

Individual appointments, workshops, and seminars provide students with a variety of skills crucial for the success at the university (and often challenging for nonnative English speakers), including: academic fluency, presentation skills, pronunciation, techniques for class participation, summarizing and paraphrasing, US academic culture and expectations, etc.

Intercultural Communication Center (ICC)

The ICC serves all international students seeking language and cultural training to reach academic and career goals, whether the focus is on speaking, writing or culture, the ICC is designed to help nonnative English speakers improve their command of academic fluency and their understanding of US academic culture. Learn more about the ICC: www.cmu.edu/icc
Appointments can be made by emailing: eslhelp@andrew.cmu.edu

The Global Communication Center (GCC)

The GCC provides free communication consulting for the CMU community. Trained communication tutors help CMU students, faculty, and staff convey their ideas logically, clearly, and effectively through one-on-one sessions and classroom workshops. Whether your project is written, verbal, or visual, the GCC’s expert feedback will help you communicate more effectively.  Learn more about the GCC: www.cmu.edu/gcc

Appointments can be made by emailing: gcccmu@andrew.cmu.edu