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English Communication for Visiting Scientists

This workshop is an opportunity for visiting fellows to connect with other international scientists while increasing their comfort in speaking English. During the course we discuss strategies for successful communication, especially in the scientific workplace. We also explore U.S. culture, common greetings, etiquette, and diversity. Participants have the opportunity to practice English conversation in a variety of scientific settings and explore resources to help them continue to improve their English during their time at NIH.

This workshop is for international trainees who have been in the United States less than one year. It is offered every spring and fall in-person and using hybrid formats. Participants must commit to both days of the two-day workshop.

Learn about up-coming offerings here.

Connect with international visiting fellows in the NIH Intramural Research Program

The Visiting Fellows Committee (VFC) provides a warm and welcoming community where international trainees and fellows gather to share experiences, support one another, and find friends. The VFC sponsors seminars, community-building activities, career topics, networking lunches, and social activities for all Visiting Fellows.

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