Conversation Partners is a FUN, FREE program open to all international and native English-speaking students, faculty, and staff at KSU. At the start of each fall and spring semester, international students are paired with native English-speaking partners in a mutual exchange of languages, cultures, and friendship. Partners then meet at least five times during the semester at places and times of their choosing. Examples of partner activities include going for a walk, talking over a cup of coffee or lunch, or attending a campus event.
The program welcomes 150–200 participants each fall and spring semester, and these participants represent 30-40 countries from every region of the world!
The comments below from Chris Beam, a KSU staff member, about her Spring 2011 experience in the CPP reflect the experiences of many participants in the program:
"I have truly enjoyed this experience and know that I have made life-long friends. I have recommended this program to others and would recommend it to anyone. The students are very much interested in sharing and learning, and seem very enthusiastic about this program. Thank you for offering this program to the students and staff/faculty at KSU!"
To join the Conversation Partners Program, contact David Schmidt at (770) 423-6377 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (Tuition waiver credit, offered through Volunteer Kennesaw (VKSU), may be available for CPP international students. Please contact David Schmidt for more information.)
To apply, please download the application form: ( PDF / Word )