International Student News Archive

Each semester, the staff of the Office of Global Education publishes a weekly International Student e-Newsletter, which is circulated to our international student on Wednesday of each week. To keep our international student informed, the newsletter is packed with important immigration updates, student profiles, information about upcoming events and other internationally-related news and updates.

For the convenience of our international students, we have archived the following recent issues in case there is an important feature, article or information piece that you might have missed or which you wish to revisit. Enjoy!

If for any reason you are NOT receiving our weekly International Student e-Newsletter, please contact the Office at: isss@kent.edu.

Week 16: May 1, 2019

  • Thanks for a Great Year!

  • Students Celebrate Holi 2019

  • May Grads: Last Chance for OPT!

Week 15: April 24, 2019

  • International Student Profile: Aditi Vilas Tidke

  • Stay in Status! Registration and Reduced Course Loads

  • Last Chance! OPT for May Grads

Week 14: April 17, 2019

  • International Student Profile: Yosephin Pranoto

  • Last Chance! OPT for May Grads

  • Program Extensions

Week 13: April 10, 2019

  • Education Abroad Profile: Brittany Roberts

  • Reminder: Order Your Free Stole for Commencement

  • Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

Week 12: April 3, 2019

  • The Festival of Colors to be Celebrated at Kent State

  • Attention Graduates! Order Your Free Stole for Commencement

  • International Community Impact Award

Week 11: March 27, 2019

  • Spring Break!
  • Global Education Library Consultations

  • Kent State Day @CIFF

Week 10: March 20, 2019

  • Education Abroad Student Profile: Cassidy Lombardy

  • International Education Week: November 18-22, 2019

  • Stem Majors FYI

Week 9: March 13, 2019

  • International Student Profile: Sanskruti Desai

  • Washington, D.C. Spring Break Trip! Registration Closing SOON!

  • Responding to ICE Officials

Week 8: March 6, 2019

  • International Student Profile: Ahood Al Mamaari

  • Food Resources on Campus

  • Graduation Invitations

Week 7: February 27, 2019

  • Education Abroad Profile: Mallory Raitz

  • Washington, D.C.-- Registration Extended!
  • Success Coaching! Seminar

  • Midterm Grades

Week 6: February 20, 2019

  • Attention! It's Time to File Your Income Taxes!
  • Stay in Status! Registration and Reduced Course Loads
  • Helping to Detect Scams

Week 5: February 13, 2019

  • Spring Break Trip
  • NF/SF Grades
  • Social Security Information

 

Week 4: February 6, 2019

  • Kent State University Alumnus Named Super Bowl MVP
  • PNC Fraud Scams Alert

  • Free Application Week: February 10-17

Week 3: January 30, 2019

  • Kent State Wins in Overtime!

  • Spring 2019 Graduates

  • 2019 Summer Fashion Academy

Week 2: January 23, 2019

  • International Student Profile: Meet Tahira

  • On-Campus Employment

  • OPT For May Grads

Week 1: January 16, 2019

  • Welcome, Spring 2019 Semester!

  • Insurance Waiver

  • Registration and Reduced Course Loads (RCL)

Week 16: December 12, 2018

  • International Student Showcase: Meet Govinda Baweja

  • Thank You for a Great Semester!

  • Winter Break Dining Hours and Locations

Week 15: December 5, 2018

  • International Student Showcase: Meet Gergis Henin

  • Registration and Reduced Course Loads

  • December Graduates: Your Options and OPT

Week 14: November 28, 2018

  • International Student Showcase: Meet Usha Kamal

  • LAST CHANCE! Order Your Free Graduation Stole by Friday

  • Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

Week 13: November 21, 2018

  • International Student Showcase: Meet Tejas Dudhade

  • Sign & Dine

  • Order Your FREE Stole for Graduation

Week 12: November 14, 2018

  • International Student Showcase: Meet Anas Alzahrani

  • International Education Week Continues

  • Order Your FREE Stole for Graduation

Week 11: November 7, 2018

  • International Student Showcase: Meet Junaid Ali Majaz

  • International Education Week: November 12-16

  • International Cook-Off

Week 10: October 31, 2018

  • Spooky International Student News

  • International Student Showcase: Meet Xiaoshan (Sandy) Zhang

  • International Cook-Off Team Announcement

  • Run The World Virtual Run!

Week 9: October 24, 2018

  • International Student Showcase: Meet Yunyao Jiang
  • OGE Loves Halloween!
  • International Student Career Boot Camp
  • December Graduates: Your Options and OPT

Week 8: October 17, 2018

  • International Student Showcase: Meet Ahmed Al Gharibi
  • Register Your Team for the International Cook-Off
  • Responding to ICE Officials
  • Social Security Card Information
  • Graduation Invitation Letters

Week 7: October 10, 2018

  • International Student Showcase: Meet Fehintoulu Adebanjo
  • FlashLine Updates: Address/Telephone
  • NF/SF Grades
  • International Cook-Off

Week 6: October 3, 2018

  • International Student Showcase: Meet PooYan Mirjalili
  • International Cook-Off Sign-Ups
  • Midterm Grades
  • ISSS Advisor Muhammad El Hadj Ali
  • Scams

Week 5: September 26, 2018

  • International Student Showcase: Meet Ahmad Jawid Daudza
  • Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
  • Registration and Reduced Course Loads (RCL)
  • Flashline Updates: Phone/Address
  • Psychological  Services

Week 4: September 19, 2018

  • International Student Showcase: Meet Surya Suresh
  • Severe Weather Protocol
  • NS/SF Grades
  • Fall Break Sign & Dine
  • Conversation Partners
  • Cleveland or Bust

Week 3: September 12, 2018

  • International Student Showcase: Meet Abdullah Al-bahlouli

  • Insurance Waiver

  • International Student Activity Fee Fund Request

  • On-Campus Employment

Week 2: September 5, 2018

  • Attractions at Kent State
  • New Student Pizza Party
  • Upcoming Events

Week 1: August 29, 2018

  • Student Traditions at Kent State
  • USCIS Updated Guidance on Unlawful Presence
  • We Want to Hear from YOU!

Week 6: August 8, 2018

  • Look Back & Look Forward to Fall 2018
  • Fall 2018 Early Arrival Housing

 

Week 5: July 25, 2018

  • Go Global on Campus!
  • Upcoming Events

 

Week 4: July 11, 2018

  • Fun in the Sun!
  • Fall Early Arrival Housing
  • Fall Semester Starts Early This Year

Week 3: June 27, 2018

  • Celebrating America's Independence Day
  • International Students Find Adventures and Thrills at the World's Top Rated Amusement Park
  • Showcase your country at a Cultural Café This Fall!

Week 2: June 13, 2018

  • Fall Semester to Feature and Earlier Start Date and a Midterm Break
  • Options after Graduation
  • Scam Alert for International Students

Week 1: May 30, 2018

  • Welcome to the Summer Edition of International Student News
  • A Day of Thrills and Adventure Await at Cedar Point Amusement Park
  • International Graduates Celebrated During Reception

Week 16: May 9, 2018

  • Have a Wonderful Summer!
  • Kent State and Brazil's Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná Partner to Launch the American Academy
  • Donation Drop Offs

Week 15: May 2, 2018

  • Summer Courses
  • Donation Drop Offs
  • Summer Travel Signatures

Week 14: April 25, 2018

  • International Students Showcase Their Countries at Cultural Café
  • Showcase your country at a Cultural Café
  • STEM OPT

Week 13: April 18, 2018

  • Become a Global Ambassador
  • Students Discover Cleveland with Visits to Art Museum, West Side Market
  • Travel Signatures

Week 12: April 11, 2018

  • Graduation Invitation Letters
  • Income Tax Reminder
  • Conversation Partners

Week 11: April 4, 2018

  • Students Explore the Big Apple during Spring Break
  • On Campus Employment
  • Making an Appointment with ISSS

Week 10: March 21, 2018

  • Spring Break Travel Safety Trip
  • Income Tax Reminder
  • University Library Offering Workshops for International Students

 

Week 9: March 14, 2018

  • A Bond of Friendship that Knows no Bounds
  • Traveling for Spring Break? Plan Ahead!
  • Student Legal Services: Responding to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Officials

Week 8: March 7, 2018

  • Tips for Student Success: Midterm Grades
  • Students Trek to Cleveland to Cheer on Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Spring Graduates! Celebrate Your Success With Us

Week 7: February 28, 2018

  • Attention International Students: It's Time to File Your Income Taxes
  • Student Profile: Jonathan Nwankwo's Long Journey From Nigeria to Kent State
  • ESL Release
  • Find Back Issues of International Student News on Our New Archive Webpage

Week 6: February 21, 2018

  • International students find fun and friendship at weekend activities
  • Student video profile: Pacifique Niyonzima
  • Scam alert for international students
  • International friendship program

Week 5: February 14, 2018

  • Seven friends from Nepal uncover academic advantages at Kent State
  • OPT application
  • Conversation partners

Week 4: February 7, 2018

  • Program extension
  • International student activity fund request
  • Global ambassadors

Week 3: January 31, 2018

  • Student success: Maintain a full-time course load
  • Insurance waiver
  • Immigration tip of the week: NS/SF
  • Student 2017 tax preparation

Week 2: January 24, 2018

  • Introducing our new ISSS advisor: Deanna Laubis
  • Ask a librarian: International librarian onsite
  • Office of Global Education offering career services for international students

 

Week 1: January 17, 2018

  • Ongoing immigration requirements for all F-1 and J-1 students
  • Requirements for all newly arrived international students
  • OPT workshops for all 2018 graduates
  • Stay informed: Subscribe to Flash ALERTS

Week 13: December 6, 2017

  • Winter tips for student tenants

Week 12: November 29, 2017

  • Winter break housing tips
  • Safe guarding travel plans for winter break
  • Fall graduates! Are friends and family attending graduation? 

 

Week 11: November 15, 2017

  • Safe guard your travel plans
  • International Student Survey

Week 10: November 8, 2017

  • International Cook-Off 2017
  • Let UHS know your health concerns

Week 9: November 1, 2017

  • Take the International Student Survey
  • Let us know about your health concerns

Week 8: October 25, 2017

  • UGRAD program brings gifted Pakistani student to Kent State
  • Let us know your health concerns

Week 7: October 18, 2017

  • Immigration information- maintain a full-time class workload
  • Immigration information- keep your local information up-to-date
  • Keys to student success- housing

Week 6: October 11, 2017

  • OPT Workshops for Fall 2017 graduates
  • Keys to student success- housing
  • Immigration information- program extensions

Week 5: October 4, 2017

  • Alumni returning to campus for Homecoming 2017

Week 4: September 27, 2017

  • Student organizations can get help with events and activities
  • Fraud alert for international students
  • Learn mental health first aid

Week 3: September 20, 2017

  • Introducing our new student advisors
  • Follow your faith

Week 2: September 13, 2017

  • Keys to student success- housing
  • Kent State ranks 11th safest campus in the country

Week 1: September 7, 2017

  • Immigration requirements for F-1 and J-1 students
  • Keys to student success