Conversation Partners Program

students in conversationConversation Partners (CPP) 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 participants are paired with native English-speaking partners in a mutual exchange of languages, cultures, and friendship. Partners are asked to meet at least six times during the semester at places and times of their choosing. 

The CPP welcomes hundreds of participants each fall and spring semester, and these participants represent dozens of countries from every region of the world.

Chris Beam, a KSU staff member whose experience in the CPP reflects the experiences of many participants in the program, says:

"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!"

For further information or to join the Conversation Partners Program, email mdavi399@kennesaw.edu or elp@kennesaw.edu.


Kennesaw State University’s Conversation Partners Program is currently recruiting participants for Spring 2022 on both the Kennesaw campus and the Marietta campus!

  • We ask that you meet with your partner a minimum of 6 times over the course of the semester at places and times of your choosing. You can go for a walk, meet for lunch, talk over a cup of coffee, visit a gallery, or take in a show, or enjoy any number of other fun and interesting activities.
  • We offer the choice of online OR in-person. Whichever you are more comfortable with is fine. 

Please email the completed application to Melanie Davis at mdavi399@kennesaw.edu or drop it off in person at the English Language Program room on the Kennesaw Campus in Sturgis Library Room 440.

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