Mission of International Student Retention Services
of the Office of International Student Retention
Services (OISRS) is to provide international
students with leadership, advocacy, guidance,
out-of-class support and personalized
assistance. In addition, the OISRS exposes
international students to social and
intercultural contacts, and to helpful
resources. It is expected that through the
OISRS's assistance, services and activities that
international students will be retained at
Kennesaw State University until graduation and
achievement of their personal and academic
Specifically, the OISRS will:
Provide an out-of-class experience or
quality of life that accommodates
international students' social and cultural
Facilitate international students'
development and acquisition of necessary
life skills to enable them to effectively
transition into American Culture and to
succeed in regard to their academic goals.
personal or individualized support, based
upon need and circumstance, in the way of
advisement, troubleshooting, advocacy,
intervention and networking, etc..
and monitor statistical results on
retention, progression and graduation.
Recommend necessary policies and procedures
to improve programs, services and the
general culture of the University for
monitor compliance with immigration and
regulatory requirements to enable
international students to remain in good
legal standing within the U.S.A.
Provide or refer international students to
academic support services, as needed, such
as tutoring, academic advisement, test