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International Admissions supports Kent State University’s goal to engage the world beyond our campus by recruiting academically talented and culturally diverse international students, maintaining expertise in the evaluation of credentials received from institutions abroad, advocating on behalf of international applicants, facilitating international credit transfer, enhancing administrative systems, contributing to the integrity of Kent State’s reputation abroad, ensuring a positive application experience, and serving as a liaison to academic departments, international partners, government officials, scholarship bodies and other key stakeholders.
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International Student & Scholar Services
The International Student & Scholar Services Office assists international students and scholars in maintaining their F-1 or J-1 status while studying at Kent State University. We also encourage students and scholars to attend our many programs and events, which provide opportunities to meet other international and domestic students. The ISSS advisors also help international students and scholars with cultural adjustment and other issues they may face as new students to Kent State University and new to life in the United States.
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Studying abroad is a life-changing experience, and we are excited to help you along the way. We can provide resources about program options, information about planning your study abroad experience, highlights of past students’ experiences, and information for returned students. Your Kent State Education isn't quite complete until you broaden your world view with an international experience!
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Kent State University has a long history of collaborating internationally. Our partners include universities, institutions of higher education, governmental agencies, non-governmental agencies, and private sector companies. The most successful and active partnerships typically are a result of one or two committed faculty members from each institution who coordinate and promote the collaboration among their peers and students. The International Partnerships Division is here to assist with the development of any formal documentation of the relationship such as a Memorandum of Agreement or contract.
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Kent State Worldwide
With alumni, offices and academic centers around the globe, Kent State really is worldwide!
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Settling in at Kent State
Listen to international students explain how they felt upon arriving at Kent State, how much help they received, and how they settled in.