Kent State Flash Friends is a Pen Pal program designed to connect prospective international students with current Kent State University students to facilitate cultural exchange, and create meaningful mentor-mentee relationships that provide prospective international students an opportunity to learn about student life at Kent State University before studying the United States. 

General Program Guidelines 

  • All Flash Friends mentor and mentee applicants will complete the applicable survey to help facilitate matches based on interests and preferences. Both parties will be notified by a KSU representative once a match has been made; 
  • Once a match is made, KSU mentors will make initial contact with their mentee(s) through email. Following established contact, weekly contact between the KSU mentor and their mentee(s) must be maintained; the means of communication is at the discretion of the mentorship; 
  • Both KSU mentors and mentee(s) are expected to uphold the highest level of integrity, and personal character, while maintaining mutual respect for one another during all exchanges. There is a ZERO tolerance policy for any harassing or offensive behavior.

Flash Friend Mentor Application (Current Student) 

Flash Friend Mentee Application (Prospective Student)

For more information, please contact: 

Sara Greicius:

Cora Smith:

Alex Silverio :