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About ISRS
Global Village
Tutoring & Academic Support
International Student Orientation
International Student Association
Peer Leader Program

Immigration Information
Leaving the United States
Legal and Financial Resources

International Student Retention Services
Global Village
Department of Student Development
Kennesaw State University
395 Cobb Ave NW
MD 0502-ST-Bldg.5-Rm. 255
Main Telephone: (470) 578-4392


Mission & goals


Mission of International Student Retention Services

The mission 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 goals.

Specifically, the ISRS will:

  • Provide an out-of-class experience or quality of life that accommodates international students' social and cultural needs.
  • 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.
  • Offer personal or individualized support, based upon need and circumstance, in the way of advisement, troubleshooting, advocacy, intervention and networking, etc..
  • Track 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 international students.
  • Help 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 preparation, etc.


Student Development
Adult Learner Programs  |  Disabled Student Support Services  |  GLBTIQ Student Retention Services  |  International Student Retention Services
Multicultural Student Retention Services  |  Odyssey Peer Mentoring Program  |  Parent & Family Association  |  Volunteer Kennesaw (VKSU)


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