The Intensive English Program will periodically offer an IEP-sponsored field trip. Sometimes these trips are free, and sometimes you will be asked to help cover the cost of the trip. On average, most field trips will cost less than $20. If we are offering any field trips during the session, you will receive an email with further details on how to register for the trip.
Here are some examples of past field trips:
- Georgia Aquarium
- The High Museum of Art
- Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield
- Atlanta History Center
- Etowah Indian Mounds
- Stone Mountain
- Coke Museum
- CNN Tour
- Atlanta Braves Game (baseball)
- Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) National Historic Site
To get more information about field trips, please stop by the IEP Office and speak directly with Dawn Edwards or Jennifer Hoosier.
All field trip participants will need to complete a Field Trip Waiver that is available in the IEP Office.
Students enrolled in the Intensive English Program can pay $97.00 each semester and enjoy the Dr. Betty L. Siegel Student Recreation and Activities Center (SRAC).
SRAC includes a 4-court gymnasium, a Multi-Activity Court, 3 Activity Rooms, 8 tennis courts, 2 sand volleyball courts, weight room, racquetball court, health classes, and indoor and outdoor pool.
For more information and to see pictures of the gym, please visit the Department of Sports and Recreation for more information.
If you are interested in joining the SRAC, please visit the IEP Office to pick up a Gym Membership Form.
The IEP Socials are held certain Wednesdays during the session at lunch or after class and this an opportunity for IEP and KSU students to interact and practice conversation.
Conversation Partners Program
The ESL Study and Tutorial Center arranges a Conversation Partner Program at the beginning of the Spring I and Fall I sessions. Contact David Schmidt at the ESL Study and Tutorial Center in room 442 of the Library in August or January if you would like to apply for this program.
Students enrolled in the IEP Center are encouraged to the visit the Global Village, also called the Office of International Student Programs, to connect with other international students that are enrolled in KSU.
The Global Village offers study space, computer lab, and small kitchen space to store your food or warm your food. In addition to offering this space, the International Student Association (ISA) hosts a celebration every month that honors a specific country or cultural event.
During the Spring semester, you can check out the Miss KSU International pageant, Fashion Show, International Bazaar, Soccer Tournament, and Cruise the World events.
During the Fall semester, you can check out the Mr. KSU International pageant, Karaoke Night, ISA BBQ, Holiday Dinner, and Cruise the World Events.
Global Village Hours
Monday - Thursday from 8:30am to 7:00pm
Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm
Closed on Saturday & Sunday
Global Village Location
Carmichael Student Center, Room 225
For more information about the Global Village and how to get involved with the International Student Association (ISA), please visit the International Student Programs website.
KSU Student Organizations
Students in the Intensive English Program are also encouraged to join other student organizations such as:
African Students Association (ASA)
Caribbean Student Association
Japanese Culture Club
Korean Student Association
Muslim Student Association and other Faith Based and Spiritual Groups
Turkish Student Association
For more information on any of the organizations listed above, please visit the IEP Office.
Kennesaw State University is located less than 30 miles from downtown Atlanta. Students have a variety of places that you can visit after classes, on the weekends, or in-between session breaks.
Outdoor and Recreation
- Kennesaw Mountain
- Lake Allatoona
- Amicola Falls
- Chattahoochee River
- Rivertubing in Helen
- Bowling in Kennesaw
- Stone Mountain
- Piedmont Park in Atlanta
- Town Center Mall in Kennesaw
- Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta
- Virgina Highlands in Atlanta
- Pendergrass Flea Market in Pendergrass
- Little 5 Points in Atlanta
- Ponce Market in Atlanta
- DeKalb County Farmer's Market in Decatur
- Buford Farmer's Market in Atlanta
- Nam Dae Mun Farmer's Market in Smyrna
- Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta
- World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta
- CNN Studio Tour in Atlanta
- Zoo Atlanta in Atlanta
- High Museum of Art in Atlanta
- Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta
- Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta
- Atlanta Falcon (American Football in Fall & Winter)
- Atlanta Hawks (Basketball in Fall & Spring)
- Atlanta Braves (Baseball in Spring & Summer)
- Atlanta United FC (Soccer Spring, Summer, and Fall)
- KSU Sports (All year long)