Additional Student Resources

Kennesaw State University’s Education Abroad Office is committed to providing resources for all students wishing to go abroad. Below are several information headers with local and nationally-accredited resources available for KSU students. If you would like more information on any of these topics please contact your program coordinator.

 

  • Students with special needs whether physical, mental, and/or emotional should seek guidance from a licensed medical provider when considering an education abroad program. Below are additional resources for prospective students with special needs:

  • Race and ethnicity is often interpreted differently dependent on location. A country such as France may interpret race and ethnicity differently from a country like China. Because of these different understandings, the Education Abroad Office recognizes that students may encounter discrimination based on race and/or ethnicity when abroad. Below are resources that students can utilize to be better prepared when witnessing or experiencing different interpretations of race and ethnicity abroad as well as possible discrimination:

  • Practicing one’s religion, spiritual belief, or faith in another country can be different from how one might practice their religion, spiritual belief, or faith in the United States. Students wishing to practice their religion, spiritual belief, or faith abroad are encouraged to consult with the following resources:

  • Gender roles and gender expression are interpreted differently around the world. It is important for students to consider how gender expressions may be interpreted differently abroad and what resources are available for all students, no matter their gender expression:

  • The Education Abroad Office is proud to have several staff members who have completed Safe Space training at Kennesaw State University. For additional resources, Students who self-identify within the LGBTQ spectrum have several resources to consider when researching study abroad opportunities:

  • Adult and non-traditional aged students are able to study abroad on any education abroad program as long as they meet the application requirements of the program they are interested in. Recognizing that adult and non-traditional aged students may face specific obstacles when preparing to study abroad, the following resources have been collected:

  • First-Generation (First-Gen) college students are students who self-identify as the first in their family (usually immediate family) to attend college with the intention of earning a college degree. Often, First-Gen students are faced with obstacles related to the college experience because they are the first to go to college in their family. First-Gen students, like all students, are highly encouraged to study abroad. The resources below are designed to help First-Gen students navigate the possibility of adding education abroad to their college careers:

  • Students with high financial need may feel that studying abroad is not possible. While the Education Abroad Office in partnership with faculty and international universities strives to make programs as affordable as possible, the following resources are designed to inform students of opportunities and resources that may make studying abroad a more viable option:

Alumni of study abroad, if you would like to anonymously share your study abroad experience with prospective students or would like to share resources of your own, please reach out to your program coordinator or our office at educationabroad@kennesaw.edu.

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