Culture and Intensive English Program

Retired Senior Volunteer Program

The Retired Seniors Volunteer Program (RSVP)  is guided by seniors (age 65+) from the community who volunteer their time one hour a week to meet international students from the UNI Culture and Intensive English Program.   This program also provides an opportunity for students to speak one-on-one or in small groups with a native speaker. Students and volunteers have traveled together on field trips to places like Hanson’s Dairy Farm, Friendship Village, and Hartman Reserve’s Maple Syrup Days.  For more information, contact the UNI CIEP Activities Coordinator, Sally Roos.


Several CIEP students have conversation with senior citizen

Two CIEP students listen as senior citizen talks