Academic Programs

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.

  • Confucius Institute

    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 skills.

  • 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 economies.

  • 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.

  • YSEALI Institute

    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.