Last fall, Church World Service in Durham began facilitating "friendly conversation" between Duke students and local refugees with the launch of Dardasha ("Friendly Conversation" in English), an Arabic  exchange program. Students and families meet to practice Arabic and English as well as expand their cultural knowledge. The program has proven popular with both refugees and students and has expanded this semester to include twenty-two Arabic-speaking refugees from Iraq and Sudan and twenty-three Duke students. Kelly Cohen-Mazurowski, the Community Resource Coordinator at CWS, comments, "I know students are working with families not only to learn and practice English and Arabic, but they are also doing really important welcoming work. They're sharing meals, exchanging cultural information, and helping to orient the clients to the community."