Chi Alpha International

or XAi for short, focuses on connecting international students with American students so they can develop life long friendships. A recent study showed that 80% of international students will never make an American friend. Our heart is to turn this around and show the Columbia international community not only that we care, but Jesus does too! So whether you're new to the U.S. and looking for a place to belong, or have lived here all your life and want to make some great friends, XAi is the place for you!


Becca Clay // XAi Director

Becca Clay,

Becca Clay,

Moving to a foreign country can be scary! XAi helps international students feel welcome and loved by hosting fun events like a Christmas dinner and by leading English clubs. You can help show internationals the love of Christ by being a conversation partner to help them improve their English, becoming a friend along the way! For more information, check out our page by clicking here!


English Club

Want to work on your English skills in a fun group atmosphere? Interested in learning conversational English, slang, and idioms? Just want to meet great people from tons of different countries and cultures? Then English Club is for you! We meet every Thursday at 6:30pm in Memorial Union  South room 16.

Conversation Partners

Interested in making a new friend and practicing your English skills at the same time? Through our conversation partner program, you will be connected with an American student to do just that! It's a great way to practice conversational English while having fun over lunch, games or other fun activities.


Click the link below to check out great resources in languages from all around the world!

XAi Events