Global Education Faculty & Staff Resources | Kent State
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Below you'll find information on everything from developing a study abroad course to helping international students adjust to life in Kent.
And if you don't find what you're looking for, please contact OGE to inquire further.
Working with International Students
- Everything starts with successfully recruiting international students who are a good fit for Kent State's academic offerings, and this is best done as a collaborative effort between the International Admissions Office and the academic units.
- The international admissions process is a little different from domestic graduate admissions. When international applications indicate “Applied and Complete” they require an additional evaluation before they are sent to workflow. The date on the checklist under item description is the date that the evaluation (IDRV) was started. These evaluations can take 10-14 business days, but might take longer depending on the time of year.
- Demonstration of English Language Proficiency is required of all international students. Various tests and methods can be used, and understanding these options can help you better select students who are likely to succeed in your program.
- We know Academic Advisors often get questions from students who want to change majors, drop classes, etc. For international students, these decisions can affect their immigration status, so much more is at stake. Here's an F-1 Quick Guide to help them abide by the rules of their visas.
- Sponsored Students are international students fully funded by the U.S. government or a foreign government. Sponsored students normally have restrictions regarding program and major, online coursework, and permission to work. They may need your assistance to complete required reports to their sponsoring bodies. See Sponsored Students for details.
- On-Campus Employers wanting to hire an international student must follow certain procedures. Review these documents, and if you have questions please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acirema is a workshop that includes a simulation exercise designed to sensitize participants to the months of difficulties that international students encounter in their quest for a U.S. education. It acquaints the participants with the procedures and obstacles students must follow from the initial contact with a U.S. educational institution to their arrival on campus, and even issues that students face after arriving. A facilitated discussion takes place after the simulation to address the specific issues at stake, as well as what participants can do in the future to help support international students at Kent State University.
If you are interested in having your office or department participate in an Acirema workshop, please contact email@example.com
At Kent State there are many opportunities for faculty and staff members to get involved with Education Abroad! Whether you are leading a faculty-led education abroad program, teaching abroad for a semester, or helping students engage with international opportunities, we have resources to assist you.
University Policy for Education Abroad and International Travel
International Partnerships & Scholars
- University Policy regarding establishing relationships with universities and educational institutions abroad.
- If you are interested in developing a partnership with an international institution, you can begin the process here.
- If you are interested in hosting an international scholar, you can begin the process here.
- Please follow recommended protocol for international dignitary visits.