Kent State International Student & Scholar Services

July 8th, 2020

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

The ISSS team's primary objective is to be a resource for maintaining students' immigration statuses, acclimating to the United States, and other issues international students are facing as students at Kent State University and living in the United States. We do this through a comprehensive orientation to Kent State University, webinars, informational sessions, cultural events, and more.

COVID-19 Updates

Stay up-to-date about COVID-19 via the KSU Coronavirus Information webpage. We have also provided a COVID-19 Tips & Tricks for International Students webpage that covers:

  • Immigration Reminders (i.e., travel, enrollment, employment updates--including OPT, etc.)
  • Grocery & Food Delivery Options
  • Fun Activities at Home & Online
  • 2020 Census

ISSS is available for Phone Advising.

Fall 2020 Enrollment Updates & FAQs

KSU COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Tips & Tricks for International Students

Newly Admitted Students

Congratulations on your admittance to Kent State University! The next steps to coming to Kent State are all listed on our Newly Admitted Students' page. 

Newly Admitted Students

Other Resources