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International Cultural Exchange

What We Do

ICX creates meeting places, both large and small, to bring people from different cultures together.  We organize holiday parties and attend sports and cultural outings. We also meet with international and ESOL students at Houston area Lone Star College campuses to help them acclimate to American culture.

For those new to the English language or the Houston area, ICX offers conversation partners to help smooth the way.

Who We Are

ICX is a largely volunteer, nonprofit organization that fosters community between international students, first generation immigrants and locals from the Houston area who are interested in building friendships with people from other cultures.

We Are Better Together

We know that it can be hard to make friends when starting a new life in the USA. Through ICX you have the opportunity to make friends with people from the Houston area and from all over the world.

Conversation Partners

for Learning Language and Culture

Need help learning English? You can’t learn language or culture on your own. The whole purpose of learning a language is to communicate with other people, and you can only know that you’ve learned a language when you can use it communicate with others. ICX can connect you with a community volunteer who will serve as your conversation partner. This gives you a chance to build your English skills. We only connect men with men and women with women. Maybe your English is already great, but there are things about Americanculture that you find strange or confusing. ICX Conversation Partners can help you learn how to navigate American culture. They can also be a great resource for learning about life in Houston, like where to get your car repaired or how to work out a problem with your landlord. We have a lot to learn from you, so we encourage our ICX volunteers to enter the conversation partner relationship with the mindset that they are learners, too.

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Our Next Event

Make sure to stay up to date with our calendar so you don’t miss any upcoming events or social gatherings. We can’t wait to connect with you and your family!

how to partner with us

Join Our Community

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Come To Our Events

Want more info about what’s been going on or what’s coming up? Click the icon above to view our calendar!

Give To Our Efforts

You knew this was coming, right? But seriously, ICX needs your financial support to do what we do. Click the icon above to see donation options!