GEA VIRTUAL COFFEE CHATS We are so excited that you’ve signed up for a virtual coffee chat, an initiative that pairs you with another GEA who we bet misses traveling just as much as you do! We hope that this will be an opportunity to connect about travel, your ideas for virtual recruitment, and anything else you and your match have in common (which we guarantee is more than you think)! We created this cheat sheet purely as a resource for those who don’t know where to start. Feel free to reference it or chat about whatever comes to mind. Either way, we hope you make a meaningful connection and come out of the coffee chat with a new EF friend. ☺ Intros • What’s your name? Where are you from? What do you teach? • Elaborate on your coffee chat short answers (provided in email introduction). • Show & Tell: Prepare a photo or travel souvenir prior to your call. What is the travel story behind it? Conversation Starters & Activities • When did you start traveling? Tell a story from that experience. • What’s the funniest thing that has happened to you on tour? • What’s a special tip, tool, or resource that you use pre/on tour? • What has been your favorite meal to make during quarantine? • What will online recruitment look like for you? • Have you had success with any virtual learning resources? • What’s your most embarrassing moment? Winner with the more embarrassing story gets a free coffee when you finally meet in person! • Show your partner a special talent or hobby. A guitarist? Play a song! A polyglot? Teach your new friend how to introduce themselves in another language! You get the idea.