KentLingua is the organization of graduate students enrolled in the Institute of Applied Linguistics (IAL) at Kent State University, Ohio. The Institute is affiliated with the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies (MCLS).
KentLingua's objectives include helping IAL graduate students make the most of the programs in which they are enrolled and acting as a liaison between students and the IAL. KentLingua seeks to meet these objectives through:
- Mentoring of first-year graduate students by second-year students
- Helping students obtain internships in language industry companies
- Establishing and maintaining a network of current students and alumni
- Ensuring ongoing communication between students and the IAL
KentLingua was officially recognized in September 2000. Its members are graduate students in translation, pedagogy, and literature. They come from around the world. Countries currently represented include Argentina, Benin, Bosnia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Haiti, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Japan, Peru, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Spain, the USA, and Venezuela.