Next Steps for International Students

 Dear International Students,

As you know from our previous communications, Kent State University is aware of the most recent guidance issued by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and its potential impacts on our international student community. We strongly encourage you to contact your academic advisor or program coordinator by July 15 to discuss what face-to-face options are available for your fall schedule.

Our university community values our international students and their success. Kent State is committed to providing access to a high-quality education for all of its students and assisting you with the resources you need to maintain your F-1 student visa as we enter the 2020 Fall Semester.

You can find information about how to contact your academic advisor or program coordinator in your FlashLine account or by following these instructions:

For the most current information about regulations affecting international students, please visit

For more information about the new SEVP guidance, please visit


Melody Tankersley, Ph.D., Interim Senior Vice President and Provost

Marcello Fantoni, Ph.D., Associate Provost for Global Education 

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Welcome! If your academic journey is on an international scale, then the staff at the Office of Global Education is uniquely qualified to help you arrive at your destination.

Choose Your Path

  • If you are an international student who wishes to apply or transfer to Kent State University, International Admissions can help you navigate your way to Kent, Ohio, USA.
  • If you are an international student currently enrolled at Kent State and need help or advice, International Students & Scholars Services (ISSS) can put you on the right path.
  • If you are a Kent State student or faculty member interested in a study abroad experience, Education Abroad can get you underway right away.
  • If you are an academic institution that would like to establish a strategic partnership with Kent State or are already our partner, International Partnerships is the right place for you to drop anchor.
  • International Admissions

    International Admissions

    International Admissions supports Kent State University’s goal to engage the world beyond our campus. We recruit academically talented and culturally diverse international students considering study within the United States. Apply

  • International Students & Scholars

    International Students & Scholars

    Essential information for newly admitted international students and scholars, as well as for international students and scholars already at Kent State.

  • Education Abroad

    Education Abroad

    Learn everything you need to know to plan and prepare for your study abroad trip: destinations, course information, costs, applications, and more!

  • Kent State Worldwide

    Kent State Worldwide

    Discover Kent State's presence around the world – including details about our recruiting centers in China and India, and our international partnerships, education sites and alumni.

  • Calendar of Events

    Calendar of Events the Calendar of Events.

  • International Student News Archive

    International Student News Archive

    Each semester, the Office of Global Education publishes a weekly International Student e-Newsletter, which is circulated to our international students every Wednesday. The newsletter is packed with important immigration updates, student profiles, upcoming events and other internationally-related news.

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International Admissions

Education Abroad

International Student and Scholar Services