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March 22, 2017
Partnership with Russian University Enhances Year of Russia Programming
A group of educators and students from one of Russia’s most prestigious universities spent a week in March at Kennesaw State University as part of a grant-funded project promoting collaboration between the two schools. The partnership is connected to Kennesaw State’s Year of Russia, a year-long series of events encouraging the study of Russian history and culture.

March 8, 2017
Around the World in 80 Days’ Program Earns National Award
An education abroad program that took 11 students to four continents for a semester of study earned Kennesaw State University a 2017 Innovation Award in Internationalization from the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA).

February 17, 2017
Kennesaw State Hosts Second Cohort of Southeast Asian Leaders
Kennesaw State University welcomed 22 young leaders from Southeast Asia to campus in February as part of a month-long cultural engagement program funded by a $720,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State.

February 15, 2017
International Students Attend February OPT Workshops
The Division of Global Affairs would like to thank the 70 international students who attended the International Student and Scholar Services Office optional practical training Workshops in February.

February 3, 2017
Around the World in 80 Days Takes Education Abroad a Step Farther
The 11 students who recently returned from a pioneering, semester-long education abroad experience — “Around the World in 80 Days” (AW80) — were part of a bold experiment that took them to four continents, pushing global education at Kennesaw State to higher levels.

January 10, 2017
Division of Global Affairs Receives International Award
Kennesaw State University’s Division of Global Affairs received the Novelis International Commerce Spotlight Award at the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce’s First Monday Breakfast event on Jan. 9 at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

November 2, 2016
Consul General of Peru Donates De la Vega Collection to KSU Library
The second annual Kennesaw State University Latin American Film Festival wrapped up in October with a visit from the consul general of Peru, who used the occasion to gift the University a commemorative collection of the complete works of the famous Peruvian author Inca Garcilaso de la Vega.

October 31, 2016
KSU Music Professor Helps Bring Music to Afghanistan's Youth
After listening to a radio segment about Negin Khpolwak, Afghanistan’s first-ever female conductor, Kennesaw State University music professor Christopher Thibdeau was inspired to pursue a life-changing residency in Kabul where he worked with her at the country’s premiere music academy.

October 21, 2016
Beautiful Balalaika
The beauty and range of expression of Russia's Balalaika musical style were part of the experience captured at the “Year of Russia Day,” a signature event of this year’s annual country study at Kennesaw State. The event featured a concert by Balalaika Fantasie, a six-piece ensemble of the 40-member Atlanta Balalaika Society Orchestra.

October 17, 2016
Student Panelists Share Russian Experiences
Two Kennesaw State students who have studied abroad in Russia joined an international student to host a panel discussion on Russian culture and architecture and to encourage their fellow students to visit the country for themselves.

October 7, 2016
Governor's International Award Recognizes Kennesaw State's Global Programs
Kennesaw State University’s Division of Global Affairs and its leader, Vice Provost Lance Askildson, received a 2016 Governor’s International Award during a ceremony Oct. 7 at the Atlanta History Center. The awards recognize individuals and organizations working to build and strengthen Georgia’s vibrant international business community.

October 7, 2016
Longtime DGA Employee Honored at 'Brunch on the Bricks'
Franckline Vernet, who spent 13 years helping build Kennesaw State's international activities, was among 44 University retirees honored on Oct. 7 at the "Brunch on the Bricks" celebration.

September 15, 2016
DGA Director Named Finalist for Governor's International Awards
Kennesaw State Vice Provost Lance Askildson has been named a finalist for a 2016 Governor’s International Award, which recognizes individuals and organizations working to build and strengthen Georgia’s vibrant international business community.

August 30, 2016
The Russian Masters
The first two events at the top of the bill for Kennesaw State University’s 2016-17 annual country study —“The Year of Russia” — set the stage for a yearlong examination of a land of vast complexity, diversity and cultural heritage.

August 22, 2016
ISSO Director Mark Forehand Earns Outstanding Supervisor Award 
Mark Forehand, director of Kennesaw State University’s International Student and Scholar Services Office (ISSO) received the 2016 Outstanding Supervisor Award on Thursday, Aug. 11th at the annual Faculty/Staff Award Ceremony.

August 5, 2016
Destination: Learning Adventure
When classroom doors closed for the spring 2016 semester, more than 600 Kennesaw State students prepared to strike out during the Maymester and summer for 50 study abroad programs in more 45 destinations around the world.

July 1, 2016
Building Capacities in Cooperatives
CIFAL Atlanta partnered with the Coles College of Business and several Latin-American cooperative associations to host a four-day learning event on how cooperatives can remain competitive in the digital economy.

May 24, 2016
New Pre-Departure Conference Prepares Students for International Adventures
More than 500 Kennesaw State University students are studying abroad this summer. Thanks to the Education Abroad Office’s new mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation Conference, those students are armed with the skills needed to be safe, savvy world travelers.  

May 20, 2016
Visiting Portrait of Danish Royal Highlights Bond Between Georgia and Denmark
A striking portrait of Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark painted by Georgia artist Stan Mullins wrapped up its two-week visit to Kennesaw State University on May 13.

May 3, 2016
Taiyuan University Delegation May Lead to New STEM Articulation Programs
Kennesaw State University’s International Student and Scholar Services Office is working with Taiyuan University of Technology in Shanxi, China to explore opportunities for engineering, computing, and architecture students at both institutions.

April 21, 2016
Diplomat Talks Future of Indian Economy with KSU Students
Indian Consul General Nagesh Singh attended spoke to a group of economics students about the Indian economy and the country's continued partnership with the United States.

April 19, 2016
Chinese Tea: Elixer of the Orient
A new five-part documentary exploring the all-important role of tea in Chinese culture will premiere Tuesday, April 26 at 8 p.m. on Georgia Public Broadcasting Television. The Confucius Institute at Kennesaw State University (CIKSU) and GPB partnered to produce the series.

April 7, 2016
Chindia Summit: Asian Footprint Impacts the World (khabar.com)
India China America Institute (ICA) at Kennesaw State University hosted Chindia Summit, “Footprint of India and China on the rest of the World,” at the Cobb Galleria on March 9, 2016. ICA is a think tank for the burgeoning trilateral relationship between India - China – USA.

April 1, 2016
KSU Students and Faculty Attend Talks in Brazil on Sustainability (fiepr.org)
Kennesaw State University's Year of the Portuguese World faculty learning community and the Center for Student Leadership visited Brazil to participate in talks with CIFAL Curitiba about sustainability. Contents are in Portuguese

March 31, 2016
Kennesaw State Updates Agreement with University of Hassan II Casablanca
Kennesaw State University renewed its partnership with University of Hassan II Casablanca in Morocco following a series of consolidations that has led to a four-fold increase in that institution’s student population. The two universities will explore new opportunities for collaboration.

March 29, 2016
Young Southeast Asian Leaders Study Civic Engagement at Kennesaw State
Kennesaw State University’s Division of Global Affairs (DGA) received a $240,000 grant from the State Department to host the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Institute on Civic Engagement. Twenty-two Southeast Asian fellows spent a month on campus learning about civil and human rights.

March 23, 2016
Panel Examines the Impact of International Experience on Workforce Development
The key to growth and opportunity in today’s globally competitive environment, and in the future, is the ability to navigate a culturally diverse world, panelists representing decades of experience in international affairs, business, foreign service and economic development told a capacity audience at Kennesaw State University’s Bailey Performance Center auditorium.

Mach 23, 2016
KSU Signs New MOU with CIFAL Atlanta, Continues Partnership with United Nations
Kennesaw State University President Daniel Papp signed a memorandum of understanding with Craig Lesser, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for CIFAL Atlanta. The agreement continues the formal relationship between CIFAL and Kennesaw State that began three years ago when CIFAL Atlanta moved its headquarters to the University’s Division of Global Affairs.

March 3, 2016
Chindia Summit Examines Effects of Chinese, Indian Expansion
Diplomats, business leaders, policymakers and academics will all come together next week in Atlanta to discuss the growing influence of India and China on the world stage. The ICA Institute will hold the Chindia Summit on March 9, 2016, featuring presentations by Indian Consul General Nagesh Singh and Malawian Ambassador Necton Mhur.

February 2, 2016
Kennesaw State Welcomes New Partner Institution in Morocco
Kennesaw State University has extended its global footprint by signing a memorandum of understanding with Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco (AUI). The agreement will eventually provide international exchange opportunities for students at both universities, and continues Kennesaw State’s decade-and-a-half presence in Morocco.

January 22, 2016
Art of African Architecture Exhibition Comes to Kennesaw in February
The Community Planning & Design Initiative Africa is proud to present The Art of African Architecture Exhibition, a celebration of the 25 Wining Designs from the CPDI Africa 2015, Modern African Architecture Design CompeJantition. The exhibit will stop at Kennesaw and Marietta campuses in February.

November 10, 2015
Quinoa Festival Brings Tastes of Peru to Kennesaw
Kennesaw State’s Quinoa Festival provided Peruvian Master Chef Flavio Solórzano the perfect stage to demonstrate why he has achieved rock-star status preparing authentic Peruvian dishes.

November 3, 2015
Talk on Georgia Cold Cases Kicks Off First Civil and Human Rights Summit
The Center for African and African Diaspora Studes began its first-ever international summit by discussing the importance of civil rights cold cases.

November 3, 2015
2015-2016 Consular Connect Series Kicks Off with Haitian Diplomat
The Division of Global Affairs welcomes Haitian Consul General Gandy Thomas to campus, where he will speak to a classroom of honors students.

October 19, 2015
Kennesaw State Faculty Welcome Fulbright Students to the U.S.
Kennesaw State University in August hosted a Gateway Orientation for 61 International Fulbright Students beginning their graduate studies in the United States.

October 2, 2015
'Year Of' Day Brings the Portuguese World to KSU
Highlights of the Year of the Portuguese Speaking World Day include regional food, a dramatic performance, and a capoeira demonstration.

August 27, 2015
Michael Sweazey Brings Secret Service Thinking to Student Safety Abroad
New Education Abroad risk management officer worked in Secret Service for 26 years.

August 20, 2015
Students Invited to Governor's Mansion to Share Experiences Teaching Abroad
Three Kennesaw State students helped Georgia First Lady Saundra Deal prepare for a summer trade mission to Brazil.

July 02, 2015
Kennesaw State Opens Permanent Site in Italy’s Tuscan Region
KSU in Tuscany Site in Montepulciano Hosts Grand Opening

May 26, 2015
British Cabinet Member Meets with KSU Honor Students
KSU Honors Students 'Charming' and 'Engaging,' Says British Cabinet Member

April 29, 2015
Madam Lin Xu Makes First Visit to KSU Confucius Institute
Global Confucius Institute Director Visits KSU

April 23, 2015
Kennesaw State Receives First-Ever Confucius China Studies Program Scholar
KSU Welcomes Dr. Xiangming Chen, First-Ever Confucius Institute China Studies Program Scholar

April 03, 2015
KSU and Leadership Cobb Partner to Raise Money for Kidz2leaders
French Wine Event Brings Cobb Businesses, Charity to the Table

April 01, 2015
Kennesaw State Holds Second Annual International Achievement Awards
Second Annual International Achievement Awards Honor True Global Citizens

April 01, 2015
2015's First Consular Connect Brings Peruvian Consul General to Campus
Peru Consul General Talks Economy with KSU Students

February 17, 2015
Dr. Ethel King-McKenzie Presents on Social Studies Teaching at Oxford
Dr. King-McKenzie Presents at Oxford Symposium, Shares Passion for Social Studies Education

February 02, 2015
Peace Corps Recruiter on Campus Feb. 5
Peace Corps Recruiter to Discuss Volunteer Opportunities This Week

February 02, 2015
KSU Art Professor Trains Designers, Artisans in Nepal
KSU Professor Teams with Cooperative, Kathmandu University to Train Nepal Designers

January 30, 2015
Faculty Member Funds Kennesaw State’s First Endowed Education Abroad Scholarship
Faculty Member Endows New Education Abroad Scholarship

December 05, 2014
MOU with Spanish University Seeks Collaborations with Faculty, Staff and Students
New MOU Creates Opportunities for Students, Faculty in Spain

December 05, 2014
Kennesaw State Education Abroad Program Ranked 8th in the Nation
Kennesaw State Education Abroad Program Ranked 8th in the Nation

November 20, 2014
French Consul General Discusses Terrorism, Ukraine with Kennesaw Students
Consular Connect Event Gives Students Lesson in French Foreign Policy

November 13, 2014
Women of Oman Conference Lets Omani Women Share their Success Stories
Former President Jimmy Carter Helps Kick Off "Women of Oman" Conference

October 29, 2014
Oud Hobbyists Association & Al Najoom Dance Troupe to Perform Free Concert
Free Concert Features Authentic Music from Oman

October 24, 2014
Kennesaw State Hosts NAFTA @ 20 Conference
Diplomats Discuss Successes and Failures of NAFTA

October 20, 2014
Foreign Diplomat Teaches Students about Conflict Resolution
Students Receive Lesson in International Politics from British Consul General

October 17, 2014
Women of Oman Conference to Highlight Success of Women in Arab World
Oman’s First Female Ambassador, Minister Highlight Women of Oman Conference

October 06, 2014
Kennesaw State receives national honor for international education
Kennesaw State Receives National Honor for International Education

October 01, 2014
Boarding Pass Sessions Answer Students’ Questions about Studying Abroad
Boarding Pass Sessions Answer Students’ Questions about Studying Abroad

September 29, 2014
Three Opportunities to Celebrate Arabian Peninsula this Week
Three Opportunities to Celebrate Arabian Peninsula this Week

September 25, 2014
Students Lead Panel on Arabic Culture
Students Share Experiences about Arabic Culture and Stereotypes

September 23, 2014
Education Abroad Fair 2014
Come Out Sept. 24th for 14th Annual Education Abroad Fair

September 17, 2014
Year of Arabian Peninsula Lecture Debates Origins of Islam
Are Islam's Origins Truly Arabian?

September 17, 2014
Consular Connect Program Brings Diplomats to KSU
German Diplomat Kicks Off 'Consular Connect' Program

September 02, 2014
Mobility and Monuments Lecture Explores Ancient Mortuary Practices
Burial Practices Reveal Truths About Ancient Oman

August 27, 2014
Expert on International Education to Skype with KSU
Skype Discussion Brings Expert on Intercultural Education to KSU

August 27, 2014
The Maqamat of Al-Hariri: A Medieval Travelogue is Year Of Arabian Peninsula's First Lecture
Opening "Year Of" Lecture Examines Medieval Islamic Satire

August 14, 2014
Patriots and Peacemakers Exhibit
Patriots and Peacemakers Exhibit Honors Arab Americans' Sacrifices

July 31, 2014
Education Abroad Fair Registration
Register for the Education Abroad Fair

March 28, 2014
2014 International Achievement Awards Dinner
2014 International Achievement Awards

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