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Calendar of Events

Whether you're an international or domestic student, faculty or staff, community member or just passing through, you'll find something of interest to you on the calendar below. Check our calendar often for announcements of everything from concerts to workshops and festivals to sightseeing trips, all with the power to broaden your understanding and appreciation of the world.

Also here is a quick list of upcoming trips and outings, events and happenings sponsored or supported by the Office of Global Education and our campus friends.

New and current students – stay connected by checking our Calendar page this summer for postings of new events coming this fall.

  • Friiday, May 19 to Sunday, May 28: Kent State China STEM Tour. A delegation of faculty members from the School of Digital Sciences, the College of Arts and Science, and the College of Business along with staff from the Kent State China Center is touring China to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education as well as Kent State as an education destination among prospective Chinese students. Learn more. Watch the progress of the tour on the Kent State China STEM Tour Flickr Album.
  • Saturday, May 27: A Stroll in the Rose Garden: Exquisite Sounds of Persian Music. North Water Street Gallery, 8:00 pm. Come hear a concert of traditional Persian music from Iran. A donation of $10 is suggested, or you can pay what you can. A meet-and-greet with food and drinks will precede the concert and starts at 7:30 pm. For more info please visit the event's Facebook page.
  • Saturday, September 2- Monday, September 4: Chicago Trip. Please join ISSS in our Labor Day Weekend Trip to Chicago! We will leave Kent, Ohio on September 2nd and arrive back in Kent on September 4th. The cost of the trip is $150 for students who are assessed the International Student Activity Fee and $200 for those who are not. The cost includes transportation to and from Chicago, two nights in a nationally-awarded hostel, and a Ventra pass, which allows students to ride the L-train to get around the city. Register now or stop into 106 Van Campen Hall to register in person with exact cash. Seats will fill quickly so sign up now!  Cost is nontransferable and nonrefundable. For more details, please contact Delaney at

Congratulations to all of our International student graduates! We wish you the best in your future endeavors.