What we're about

Thank you so much for your interest in our English Conversation and Hiking group!

After six months of hosting hikes and campfire chats prior to the pandemic and another 15 months of hosting Virtual Campfire Chats, I have decided to transition this group to a private paid online community.

Why? Because I believe we have outgrown the MeetUp platform, and for those who are coming along to the new community, our new structure will offer many more opportunities each month to practice advanced level English conversations while also connecting with other international professionals over shared interests.

Our new community is called International Professionals With Purpose, and we're very excited about it!

Our mission:

In the International Professionals With Purpose community, we bring together international professionals who work in English environments to support each other as we practice and elevate our communication skills so that we can build confidence, eliminate our career barriers, and form meaningful connections along the way.

Moving forward, we will offer all of the following each month:

Two Virtual Campfire Chats per month
Two monthly global politics and current events discussion hours
Live creative writing sessions
Monthly skill challenges (speaking, writing, listening, pronunciation, idioms)
Bonus workshops (art history, U.S. history, local food, etc.)
Virtual co-working sessions
Social game night
Topics rooms devoted to your professional field
“Audience buddies” who can give feedback when you need to practice for an upcoming presentation
and more! It’s really up to you!

If this resonates with you, please feel free to read more about our new community below, and click on the button at the bottom of the web page to request to join.


And whatever you do, keep showing up and practicing English anywhere you are comfortable. It's the only way to truly improve.

We recommend two MeetUp groups in particular:

The TED Talk Global English Conversation Club


The DC/Baltimore ESL Practice Club

You will find excellent instructors and good people in both!

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