The Division of Global Affairs offers a wide range of programs for students, faculty,
and staff to help increase participants' awareness of global cultures and issues.
Programs highlighted on this page include the nationally-recognized 'Year Of' annual
country study program, Kennesaw State's branch of the Confucius Institute, the comprehensive
Center for African and African Diaspora Studies, and many more.
See the listing below of Division of Global Affairs Academic Programs
Annual Country Study Program
Each academic year, Kennesaw State highlights a specific country or world region with
themed courses, a speaker series, art exhibits, and cultural events.
Center for African and African Diaspora Studies
The Center for African and African Diaspora Studies (CAADS) fosters an understanding
of the global experiences of people of African descent in Asia, Europe, the Oceania
and the Americas.
The nonprofit Confucius Institute at KSU promotes the study of Chinese language, culture,
ethics, and philosophy, and furthers the understanding of China today.
Fulbright Gateway Orientation
Kennesaw State University hosts orientations for international Fulbright scholars
on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. The students learn about U.S. culture and
the educational system before embarking on graduate degree programs arount the country.
Global Engagement Certification
Global Engagement Certification recognizes student achievement in global learning,
honoring their education abroad experiences, community service, and foreign language
Global Learning Scholarship
Kennesaw State's Global Learning Scholarship makes funds available for education abroad
programs to most KSU students in good academic standing.
India China & America Institute
The India China and America (ICA) Institute is a non-profit organization, established
to foster economic growth through innovation, entrepreneurship and Inclusiveness within
India, China and America (ICA), and foster trade and Investment between these three
Intensive English Program
The Intensive English Program offers beginning through advanced classes in English
to prepare ESL students for university study at institutions in the U.S.
International Student and & Scholar Services
KSU is committed to the Exchange Visitor Program through activities that encourage
foreign professors, research scholars, short-term scholars, specialists, degree and
non-degree seeking students to visit the campus.
KSU in Tuscany
Building on highly successful education abroad programs in Montepulciano, Italy, KSU
works with universities across the State of Georgia to offer innovative opportunities
at KSU's first permanent international facility.
President's Emerging Global Scholars Program
PEGS is a multi-year experience that fosters academic excellence and scholarship through
undergraduate research, national and international travel, leadership development,
community engagement and collaborative social and intellectual exchange.
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Fellows Program
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) are eligible to apply for the KSU Paul D.
Coverdell Fellows Program for the position of graduate research assistant (GRA) in
select Kennesaw State programs. This program is now administered by the Department
of Interdisciplinary Studies.
Strategic Internationalization Grants
Strategic Internationalization Grants are awarded to projects that advance the goals
established by the University's Strategic Plan for Internationalization.
President Obama launched the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) in
2013 to enhance the United States’ relations with future leaders of Southeast Asia
and to foster an ASEAN community.