Acirema Workshops | Kent State University

What is Acirema?

Acirema is a workshop that includes a simulation exercise designed to sensitize participants to the months of difficulties that international students encounter in their quest for a U.S. education. It acquaints the participants with the procedures and obstacles students must follow from the initial contact with a U.S. educational institution to their arrival on campus, and even issues that students face after arriving. A facilitated discussion takes place after the simulation to address the specific issues at stake, as well as what participants can do in the future to help support international students at Kent State University.

How Does it Work?

The Office of Global Education holds Acirema workshops a few times throughout the year, including during International Education Week. However, most workshops are set up after a request from a university office, department, college, faculty member, etc. If you are interested in having your office or department participate in an Acirema workshop, please contact Angela Schwarzer at

Available Workshops for Spring 2017

  • Thursday, March 23, 2017 3:00 - 5:00 PM  Ballroom Balcony, KSC
  • Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM Ballroom Balcony, KSC

Please register the workshop here: