Mandatory Orientation for International Students



 

Schedules for:

Unconditionally Admitted Students
J-1 Students
ESL and Conditionally Admitted Students


 

Unconditionally Admitted Students

MONDAY, AUGUST 18 – KENT STUDENT CENTER BALLROOM

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Students check in for Orientation at the registration desks in the Kent Student Center Ballroom and receive their name badge lanyards and backpacks. Breakfast is served in the Ballroom (bagels, muffins, eggs, sausage, bacon [clearly labeled], toast, fruit, coffee, tea, water, orange juice).

 

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Office of Global Education staff members take the stage to welcome the new students and introduce themselves briefly. Associate Provost Marcello Fantoni delivers a welcome message. ISSS explains the day’s schedule.

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: ISSS staff present on immigration regulations and academic ethics in the United States.

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM: Restroom break

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM: Dr. Jayita Datta presents on culture shock and adjustment, as well as providing a brief overview of psychological services.

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM: A representative from the KSU Police present on safety, with an emphasis on traffic law in the U.S.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Students break into groups for Group Discussion, led by an OGE staff member. The Leader reviews information presented during the morning session, addresses cultural adjustment and provides students with an overview of American culture, as well as covering practical inquiries such as where to purchase a cell phone.

 

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch is provided outside the Kent Student Center Ballroom.

2:30 PM – 5:00 PM: The International Student Resource Fair in the Ballroom affords the students the opportunity to meet with representatives from offices and departments across campus, as well as meet ISSS advisors one-on-one.

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Bowling and Games Night in Eastway.


J-1 Students

MONDAY, AUGUST 18 – KENT STUDENT CENTER BALLROOM BALCONY

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Students check in for Orientation at the registration desk in the Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony and receive their name badge lanyards and backpacks. Breakfast is served in the Ballroom (bagels, muffins, eggs, sausage, bacon [clearly labeled], toast, fruit, coffee, tea, water, orange juice).

 

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Dr. David Di Maria and Salma Benhaida take the stage to welcome the new students and introduce themselves briefly.

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Dr. David Di Maria and Salma Benhaida present on immigration regulations and academic ethics in the United States.

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM: Restroom break

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM: Dr. David Di Maria and Salma Benhaida presents on culture shock and adjustment.

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM: A representative from the KSU Police present on safety, with an emphasis on traffic law in the U.S.

 

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch is provided in the Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony.

2:30 PM – 5:00 PM: The International Student Resource Fair in the Ballroom affords the students the opportunity to meet with representatives from offices and departments across campus, as well as meet ISSS advisors one-on-one.

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Bowling and Games Night in Eastway.


ESL and Conditionally Admitted Students

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 18 – KENT STUDENT CENTER BALLROOM

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM: The International Student Resource Fair in the Kent State Student Center Ballroom affords the students the opportunity to meet with representatives from offices and departments across campus, as well as meet ISSS advisors one-on-one.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Bowling and Games Night in Eastway.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22 - SATTERFIELD HALL

8:00 AM - 11:30 AM: All  new ESL students must report to Satterfield Hall room 201 at 8:00 am for ESL testing, advising and registration

11:30 AM - 1:00PM: Lunch

1:00PM - 3:00PM:  ISSS staff present on immigration regulations and academic ethics in the United States. Dr. Jayita Datta presents on culture shock and adjustment, as well as providing a brief overview of psychological services. A representative from the KSU Police present on safety, with an emphasis on traffic law in the U.S.