International Peer Leader Program
The International Peer Leader Program (IPLP) at KSU consists of high-achieving KSU students who are recruited to come and share their experiences and expertise with new international students, particularly during orientation. As student leaders, Peer Leaders train hard and volunteer at the International Student Orientation to help the new students acclimate. Peer Leaders also mentor our new students and share tips to becoming successful at KSU. Additionally, they keep in touch with new students throughout their first semester at KSU and provide support for additional questions, comments, and concerns.
If you feel passionately about helping others and want to play a larger role in the international student community at Kennesaw State University, apply now for the International Peer Leader Program! Join a dynamic leadership program, which will allow you to share your knowledge of KSU with new incoming international students and help in their transition to US Culture and the American Collegiate System.
Please email any questions, comments, or concerns about the program to the Global Village staff below.email
The Global Village would like to extend a warm welcome to you as you embark on your academic career at Kennesaw State University. Welcome!
The International Student Orientation for students admitted for Spring 2024, will be held in person on Friday, January 5 2024 at 9:00 AM - 3 PM.
International Students are required to attend the International Student Orientation.
For dates and locations, please read the details below.
Undergraduate Registration Information
J-1s and Scholars: For information on registration and housing, please contact: email@example.com.
International Student Orientation - Mandatory
The International Student Orientation is MANDATORY (REQUIRED) for all NEW KSU international students, even if you are transferring from another institution in the United States.
This orientation is different from the KSU IGNITION orientation, so even if you attended those sessions, you will still need to attend the International Student Orientation. This orientation is specifically designed to give international students pertinent information about immigration status, KSU involvement, and academic success. Learn more about the KSU IGNITION Orientations.
Questions that will be answered during the International Student Orientation:
Date: January, 5, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
IN-PERSON: Social Science 1021 - Kennesaw Campus
Date: August 10, 2023
Time: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
IN-PERSON: Wilson Student Center, Marietta Campus of KSU
BREAKFAST & LUNCH PROVIDED!
1. Returning KSU/SPSU Students may be exempt if they already went through a KSU International Student Orientation within the past three years (this means that if you were an SPSU student and attended an International Student Orientation PRIOR to the merger between KSU and SPSU, you may NOT be exempt);
2. PhD Students who will be attending their department’s orientation;
3. Executive MBA Students (note that traditional MBA students are required to attend).
If you feel that you may be eligible for an orientation exemption, please reply to this email detailing your reasons and we will promptly respond. Be sure to email us if you feel you should be exempt, or you risk a hold being placed on your account.
If you do not fall into these three categories, you are REQUIRED to attend orientation. If you do not attend orientation, please email and schedule a meeting with Global Village staff at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you get to KSU.
If you have any questions about orientation, please email the global village staff at email@example.com.
Check your email for more details on the orientation!
Things to Do Before Orientation
Please, make sure you register for Orientation! Global Village will be sending you monthly updates via email to prepare you to your Fall semester at KSU.
You will be required to complete Pre-Arrival Modules. Further details will be sent to the e-mail you provided when you register for Orientation.
At the Global Village, we strive to support and ensure the success of all KSU students. For international students, remaining “in status” is an essential part of staying in school and graduating.
International students, whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 become at risk of losing their visa and not completing their degree program.
If you are an F1 visa student, and your GPA falls below 2.0, our office will contact you to schedule an appointment and discuss ways in which we can assist you in increasing your GPA.
Some of the resources we may suggest include one-on-one weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly advising with professional staff on study skills; referral to the Writing Center or ESL Center; referral to the Counseling and Psychological Services Office, and more depending on the individual student needs.