Kent State Office of Global Educaiton
Have a Wonderful Summer!  
Thank you for sharing your time and talents with the Kent State University community this year! If you are in Kent, OH over the summer, we hope that you will drop into the Office of Global Education regularly to say "Hello." If you're traveling or going home, we wish you safe travels. Keep in mind the following important dates for the fall:

August 18 | ESL arrival date, Fall Module 1 (returning students)
August 19 | International Welcome PIcnic
August 20 | Residence Halls Re-open for returning students
August 20 | KSU Kick-Off (formerly Welcome Week)
August 23 | Classes begin

The Office of Global Education will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm throughout the summer and ISSS advisors are just a call or appointment away.

We look forward to seeing you in August! 
Final Grades  
Finals week can sometimes be bittersweet. It is the celebration of all that you have learned. It can also be a stressful time as you busily complete projects and prepare for final exams and the end of the semester.

Final exam week ends May 13th, and final grades will be available to students in Flashline by May 17. It is an excellent idea to check your transcript once grades have posted.

If your graduation plans have changed, or if you have concerns about your grades, contact us at: .   
Summer Travel Signatures  
Traveling Outside the U.S. this Summer? Plan Ahead!
International students planning to travel outside the United States over the summer need to obtain a travel signature prior to leaving the country. We invite you to plan ahead in requesting a travel signature.  
Ensure you have the correct travel documents and approvals with you.
Please remember to travel with the following documents:
  • Valid passport
  • Valid visa
  • I-20/DS-2019 with a valid travel signature (see following)
  • EAD card, job offer letter, and pay stubs (if you are participating in OPT or STEM OPT - pay stubs are optional)
You can obtain a travel signature by dropping off your most recent I-20/DS-2019 to the reception desk at the Office of Global Education
during normal business hours. Your I-20 will be ready for pick up the following business day with an updated travel signature on page 2 for I-20s or page 1 for DS-2019s. The travel signatures are valid for 1 year (unless you are on OPT or STEM OPT).
Because of required processing time, we recommend that you plan well in advance to obtain your travel signature. 
The travel signatures are valid for 1 year (unless you are on OPT or STEM OPT). 
Summer Dining Hours and Locations

If you plan to remain on campus throughout the summer, you should be aware that Kent State Dining Services will have reduced hours at many of their dining locations and a few locations will be closed over the summer.

For a complete list of available times and location closings, visit Dining Services' Dining Hours webpage. The page currently lists the hours for spring semester. Summer hours will be posting following the end of spring semester, so check back in a week or two.
Walk-In Advising Hours for Spring 2018

1:30 to 4:00 pm
Last sign in at 3:45
9:00 to 11:30 am  
Last sign in at 11:00
9:00 to 11:30 am  
Last sign in at 11:00
1:30 to 4:00 pm
Last sign in at 3:45 
No Advising 
9:00 to 11:30 am  
Last sign in at 11:00
Contact Us: 
Phone: 1-330-672-7980 
Campus Location: Van Campen Hall 
Address: 106 Van Campen Hall, 625 Loop Road, Kent, OH 44242-0001 

International Student News
May 9, 2018  |  Number 16   
Kent State President Beverly Warren and Pontifical Catholic University of Parana President Waldemiro Gremski share a laugh during the May 3 signing ceremony formalizing the American Academy partnership.

Kent State President Beverly Warren and Pontifical Catholic University of Parana President Waldemiro Gremski share a laugh during the May 3 signing ceremony formalizing the American Academy partnership.

Kent State and Brazil's Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná Partner to Launch the American Academy

Matheus Priosti came a long way to find his purpose. Five thousand miles, in fact. The São Paulo, Brazil, native made the long journey from South America across the equator to arrive at Kent State University in August 2016, and he has never looked back. 
"Kent State has had a huge role on me finding my identity and passion," says Mr. Priosti, a sophomore biology student concentrating in pre-medicine. "What has most helped me identify my passion is trying - trying every opportunity and learning from your mistakes. And I feel that Kent State University is excellent at this aspect."
Now, more students from Brazil will enjoy the Kent State experience as two universities from separate hemispheres have come together to offer an exciting new opportunity for students seeking an American college degree from Kent State. The American Academy is a new partnership between Kent State and Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR), a major university in Brazil, for students who want a global experience while earning their degree.
Donation Drop Offs

Moving off campus or away from Kent for the summer? 
Before you throw items in the trash, consider donating them to a family in need. Each year, students donate nearly 100,000 pounds of non-perishable food, clothes, rugs, furniture and other items to Portage County Family and Community Services.

Items can be donated to Throw and Go containers in each residence hall. International students who live off campus can donate items at the Office of Global Education in Van Campen Hall
Upcoming Events
May 10  |  International Graduation Reception
Kent Student Center Ballroom | 4:00 to 6:00 pm 
Spring 2018 International Graduation Reception Congratulations to our Spring 2018 graduates. Celebrate your success with us at the International Graduation Reception. The event is free and open to all international students graduating this semester. Invite your family and friends to share your upcoming graduation together. Enjoy refreshments and plenty of fun activities. The event is FREE, but we ask you to please register in advance. 
May 13  |  Asian and Jewish Music for the Mountain Dulcimer
North Water Street Gallery, 300 N. Water Street, Suite H | 7:30 pm
Professor Alex Lubet with a mountain dulcimer
The Standing Rock Cultural Art "Around the World" Music Series presents Alex Lubet on mountain dulcimer with special guest, Kent-based musician Mike Havancsek on koto and percussion for an evening of new and innovative works by Asian composers, as well as original music rooted in Professor Lubet's Jewish heritage. $10 suggested donation.
June 16 |   Global Getaway Day
Kent State Stark Campus, Campus Center |   11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Global Getaway Day_ June 16
Join the Kent State Community on the St
ark Campus for the 3rd
Annual Global Gateway Day! Enjoy international food, global games and activities, and cultural performances! Free, family-friendly fun and festivities.
Plan Ahead

May 7 to 13  | 
Spring Final Examinations
May 12  |  Spring Commencement
May 15 to June 14  |  Ramadan
May 21  |  Summer Intersession classes begin
May 28  |  Memorial Day (U.S. National Holiday) -- no classes and university offices closed
June 8  |
  Summer Intersession classes end
June 11  |  Summer I and II classes begin
July 4  |  Independence Day (U.S. National Holiday -- no classes and university offices closed
July 14  |  Summer I classes end 
July 16  |  Summer III classes begin
August 4  |  Summer II classes end
August 18  |  Summer III classes end 

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