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Salma Benhaida

Director of International Recruitment and Admissions


About Me

I was born in Casablanca, Morocco, and came to Ohio as an international student! Having been an international student myself – I earned both a bachelor's and a master's degree in Ohio – I have developed a passion for helping international students and their families find their home away from home at Kent State University!

Moving to the U.S. to pursue higher education has enabled me to understand some of the challenges international students face on their study-abroad journey. My goal is to make the application and admission process as stress-free and welcoming as possible!

In addition to English, I am fluent in Arabic and French.

What I Love About Kent State

I love the sense of community and inclusion at Kent State! We are all one big family and our diversity makes us stronger!

Fun Facts

I love trying various cuisines from around the world.