International Student Resources at KSU

The Global Village (GV) is dedicated to fostering a seamless transition and enriching the college experience for international students as they begin their academic path. Navigating an academic landscape can be both exciting and challenging, which is why we have curated a comprehensive range of campus resources, vital immigration information, essential tax guidance, and opportunities for scholarships.

Our mission is to empower you with the knowledge and support you need to thrive academically, culturally, and personally during your time in our diverse academic community at Kennesaw State. 

  • To help students navigate KSU and the community better, we have compiled a list of useful resources. Please see below for helpful information and how it can be of use to you! 

    • International Admissions - Detailed admissions process for F-1 visa students

    • ISSSO - All things related to immigration, visas, I-20, staying in status, reinstatement and more!

    • F-1 Tuition Waiver - Tuition waiver for international (F-1) students

    • VKSU - Tracking of volunteer hours related to the tuition waiver

    • Taxes - What are taxes in the U.S., who needs to file, and how to file them

    • ESL Center - English tutoring in writing, grammar, reading, pronunciation, conversation, public speaking and more

    • Writing Center - Assistance with the grammar, style, and CITATIONS aspect of writing, as well as other helpful workshops and services

    • Career Planning and Development - Resume/Cover Letter assistance and review, career fairs, mock interviews, employment questions and anything career-related
  • Are you an international student on a visa, studying at Kennesaw State University? If yes, please see the following helpful resources regarding immigration and your status in the U.S.

    International Student and Scholar Services Office (ISSSO)

    The staff of ISSS is here to help you transition to Kennesaw State to begin or continue your academic path.  The dedicated professionals in ISSS are highly knowledgeable in their areas and their only goal is to make your stay at KSU everything that you have dreamed it would be. If you find that our site doesn’t have information on something you need, or provide you with a link to another part of the KSU website, please tell us so we can provide better service to you and all our international students.

    KSU has a long term goal of internationalization of the university.  You individually are an important part of that goal!  Remember, we are here to help.

    F-1 Students

    Resources that you will need during your transition to KSU, while you are here, and after you graduate.

    J-1 Students

    Resources that you will need before you apply to KSU, as you transition to US college life, and other helpful information.


    United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

    The most accurate information for Foreign Academic Students (or international, F-1 students) by the US government.

  • Uncertain about how to approach with your Global Village-related inquiries? Look no further than Global QUESTions for dedicated support! Serving as the Global Village's anonymous Q&A platform for the entire KSU community, Global QUESTions offers a seamless solution. Through the form provided, you can confidentially submit your GV-related queries and have feedback within 10 days!

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  • Courtney Ainsley Parkins II Endowed Scholarship

    The Courtney Ainsley Parkins II Endowed Scholarship has been established by Courtney A. Parkins and Cynthia Parkins in honor of their son wo passed away January 1, 2003. Courtney Ainsley Parkins II was pursuing is B.S. degree in International Affairs at KSU prior to his death. The purpose of the fund is to provide support to a junior or senior student who with a minimum 3.5 GPA is actively involved in the International Student Association at Kennesaw State University. Merit-Based.


    ISOAR Annual International Student Scholarship

    The ISOAR annual scholarship is exclusive to undergraduate or graduate international students with an F-1 status. The student must be an active and registered member of ISA. Two letters of recommendation are required and student must express need due to hardship.

    For more information and to apply for either or both of these scholarships, please visit the Office of Scholarships.

  • Navigating the steps and processes of the United States' taxation can be difficult. Taxes are certainly a serious consideration even for international students, regardless of whether you've engaged in employment or not. At the Global Village, we're ready to guide you towards the right resources and extend our support through informative Tax Workshops tailored for international students.

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