Office of Global Engagement

As the people, nations, and cultures of the world have become increasingly interconnected and interdependent, the value of global learning has grown in importance. Kennesaw State University provides students the opportunity to acquire global perspectives, experience intercultural engagement, and attain the knowledge and attitudes necessary for global citizenship.
 
Students are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of education abroad experiences, on-campus intercultural programs, and global community service opportunities.
 
The Office of Global Engagement provides financial assistance for students going abroad and offers a Global Engagement Certification that formally recognizes students' global achievements.

Student Scholarships

All Kennesaw State degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students in good academic standing are eligible for Global Learning Scholarships.

 
The scholarships can be used for these education abroad experiences:
  • short-term programs
  • internships and exchanges
  • international research
  • non-credit and credit programs
  • global community engagement projects

Global Engagement Certification

The Global Engagement Certification is an initiative designed by the faculty and staff of KSU to recognize your achievements in global learning. It is available to both undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at Kennesaw State University. Applicants will only be considered before graduation.
 
The GEC recognizes your achievement of valuable global learning in the areas of global perspectives, intercultural skills and global citizenship.

Kennesaw State University seeks to formally acknowledge your global coursework, education abroad and cross-cultural experiences by offering this unique certification. 
 
This certification will enhance your resume and endorse the global skills, knowledge and attitudes achieved while a student at Kennesaw State University. The application process is free.

Faculty/Staff Resources and Forms

Site Visit Funding

 

Faculty or staff who wish to apply for funding for a site visit to develop a new or existing education abroad program must submit a Site Visit Application Form

 

The applications are due November 1 or April 1 of every year for the succeeding term. The Global Learning Fee Committee approves funding based on the strength of the application.  

 

Upon return, the faculty/staff must complete the Site Visit Report Form

 

Global Community Engagement Application

 

Faculty program directors are encouraged to incorporate a global community engagement component into their education abroad program. For consideration, submit the Global Community Engagement Form.

 

Service Verification Form

 

Students who receive a Global Learning Scholarship must complete some act of service in exchange for the scholarship. It is the responsibility of the faculty/staff program director to verify that education abroad students have completed the global service requirement using the Service Verification Form (available in the Volunteer Kennessaw offices in the Carmichael Student Center). Failure to complete and verify the service requirement results in a hold placed on the student’s Kennesaw State University records.

 

For more information, please contact the Office of Global Engagement Programs at 678-797-2423 or ddumas@kennesaw.edu