Kent State Office of Global Educaiton
ISSS Updates

Sign & Dine
Thursday, November 29 | VCH 106, 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Are you leaving the United States during Winter Break? Come to our Sign & Dine event to get your travel signature, eat some snacks, and take some goofy pictures in preparation for your fun trip ahead!

We will be in the Office of Global Education (VCH 106) from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 29Once your I-20 or DS-2019 is signed, you are free to travel the world. Hope to see you there!

Don't forget! If your visa is expired or will expire during your travels, you will need to renew it before reentering the United States.
Order Your FREE Stole for Graduation
The Offices of Global Education, International Student Affairs, and the Alumni Association would like to recognize your achievements as an international graduate by presenting you with a graduation stole. Graduation stoles are garments worn at graduation to denote outstanding achievement and membership within a community. Order your free graduation stole when you register for the  International Student Graduation Reception by  Friday, November 30. You will receive your stole with your embroidered home-country's name at the International Graduation Reception on December 13.

You will only receive a graduation stole if you register by Friday, November 30
Employment Seminar: What is it?
Tuesday, November 27 | Michael Schwartz Center 177, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

There are many students who want to work on-campus or put their education to the test with a job or internship. The real question is how to do it! Come to learn about everything you need to know as an F or J visa holder and employment. Talk to Career Exploration and Development, Aramark/Campus Dining Services, and an ISSS advisor in this one-stop-shop. We hope to see you there!

Registration is not required for this event. 

SLS: Winter Tips for Tenants
As we prepare for the winter months ahead, and our time off for winter break, let's keep in mind some points to remember as we leave our rented spaces for extended periods of time. Student Legal Services has compiled a list a tips that will help renters save money and damages to belongings.

Highlights include:
  • Why should I NOT turn off my heat when I travel during break?
  • What happens if my pipes freeze?
  • Who is responsible for any damages incurred?
ISSS Advising Hours for Fall 2018
Appointments can be made in KSU Advising through our  website.

Appointment slots are available every day of the week except Thursday.

Offices will be closed Thursday, 11/22 and Friday, 11/23 for Thanksgiving break.

Walk-In Advising 
9:00 am to 11:30 am  
Last sign in at 11:00
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Last sign in at 3:45

Call-In Advising 
9:00 am to 11:30 am
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm 
9:00 am to 11:30 am 
No advising 
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Contact Us: 
Phone: 1-330-672-7980 
Campus Location: Van Campen Hall 
Address: 106 Van Campen Hall, 625 Loop Road, Kent, OH 44242-0001 
106 Van Campen Hall
International Student News
November 21, 2018  |  Week 13
International Student Showcase: Meet 
Tejas Dudhade
Tejas Dudhade is a graduate student with the College of Aeronautics and Engineering, where he is studying Technology Management. He is also conducting fuel cell research as a lab manager. He is from Mumbai, India, a country of diverse culture with a multitude of religions and a rich and long history. Tejas chose Kent State because it is a globally recognized, nationally ranked, and locally vital university, and the technology management program offers a great lab facility with the best professors in the field.

Tejas decided to pursue technology management based on what he learned when completing his internships after his undergraduate. He says, "It is important for an industry to manage its technology strategically because when it is not well managed, it might result in a big loss for the company." Since coming to Kent State in the spring of 2017, he has become more passionate for what he does. He says, "So far Kent State has changed my life in many ways. Their technology management program in the CAE is outstanding and I have learned so much. Also, I've grown into my personality as an Indian student living 'The American Dream.'"

When he first came to Kent State, he told himself to get involved in on campus organizations and projects so that he could be more successful in his academics while he is studying here. He decided to join the Sustainability and Fuel Cell Club where he is now the treasurer. He is also a graduate research assistant for the fuel cell lab under Dr. Yanhai Du for the second semester this year. One project that he is very proud of is a team project that he participated in which created a Zero Emission Vehicle. He also spent last summer in Italy at the Florence Summer institute as a representative of CAE during various events. He recalls, "As KSU is melting pot of culture, knowledge, and opportunities, I was able to become a student ambassador for Florence in a flash gala event where I worked closely with the president, Beverly J. Warren, Associate Provost, Dr. Marcello Fantoni, and Assistant Dean of International Programs and Education Abroad, Kristin Stasiowski. I also represent CAE through different on-campus and international events such as earth day, homecoming, international fuel cell symposium, Ohio fuel cell symposium, etc."

Tejas is proud to be a Flash and when he graduates this December, he hopes to be a successful sustainability project manager and eventually start his own global fuel cell company. To all the international students, he would like to encourage them with this: "You can achieve your dreams at KSU! There is a lot to learn during your time here. You just have to take the initiative to go out, make friends, and explore."

Outside of classes and research, Tejas enjoys golf, cricket, photography, and playing with his dog during his free time. His favorite T.V. shows are GoT, Friends, and The Medici, and his favorite book is Dante the Devine Comedy.

If you would like to connect with Tejas, follow his Instagram, and add him on snapchat @tejasdudhade.
Congratulations to our 2018 President's Award of Distinction Recipients
Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren recently presented 11 Kent State staff members with the President's Award of Distinction. President Warren made surprise visits to each recipient's office with a hearty congratulations and a check for $1,500.

Formerly known as the President's Excellence Award, the President's Award of Distinction recognizes full-time, classified and unclassified employees. There were nearly 300 eligible nominations received from supervisors, peers, colleagues and students across Kent State's eight campuses.

Recipients include:
  • Jeff Brewster
  • Paula Cribley
  • Barbara Davis
  • Ken Ditlevson
  • Sean Melnik
  • Eron Memaj
  • Michael Menyes
  • Erin Michael-McLaughlin
  • Jilann Morgan
  • Amanda Rabinowitz
  • Sarah Sigler

Telling Stories with Pictures
Often, we think communication is just through words. But communication is also very visual. If you are interested appearing in a Kent State University ad or video campaign please email, Don Vana at, to schedule a time to stop by the Office of Global Education for a quick reference picture for both current and future campaign consideration.
It's a powerful way to support one another and who knows you might become famous in the process!
Library & Technology Workshops
In conjunction with Information Services, the Library offers technology workshops and workshops on topics such as Avoiding Plagiarism, Citation Management and How to Write a Literature Review. Click on the links below to view workshop times and locations.
Upcoming Events
International Graduation Reception
Thursday, December 13 | 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Center for Service and Alumni Engagement
Attention December graduates! As you prepare for commencement, we hope that you take a moment to reflect on your accomplishments. Graduation is a milestone; in just a few weeks, you will join the ranks of over 241,000 former students as proud Kent State University alumni.

The International Graduation Reception is held every year to celebrate you! Enjoy free food and drinks and take pictures in front of Kent State branded backdrops with your friends and family. If you ordered a free stole, you will receive it at 5:00 pm.

Registration to receive a FREE graduation stole is required by November 30, 2018

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