International Student Experiences

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Welcome to the Office of International Student experiences

The Office of International Student Experiences is committed to linking/connecting Kentucky State University with the world. We strive to foster cross-cultural competence and international experience to prepare our students for global citizenship. OIA strives to create an engaging campus life experience with perspectives of diversity and cultural inclusiveness. We are committed to providing international student programming, student integration activities, cultural immersion trips, and celebrations of international cultures/international student appreciation. OIA also strives to promote KSU abroad by fostering and assisting with current KSU faculty/staff and students’ international educational/cultural experiences.  So much so, we are committed to increasing opportunities for every Kentucky State University student to connect with the world and its culture through:

  • Our academic curriculum
  • Study abroad opportunities
  • International students and culture immersion
  • International visiting scholars

Message from the Director

Welcome to Kentucky State University!

Thank you very much for choosing Kentucky State University for your degree journey in the United States of America. Your promising future starts here. The Office of International Student Experiences strives to provide with high-quality services that will help you succeed in your life at KSU and make you feel at home.

As we all know, we are now in the era of globalization. The world is now flat! We all live in a small global village together. That being said, cross-cultural understanding, exchange, and communications are critically important. Through a variety of quality services and international educational and cultural exchange, the Office of International Affairs is dedicated to promoting better understanding and improving communications between people in the United States and the world. We seek to enhance campus cultural diversity and globalization by providing quality services, programs and activities that enhance awareness, international educational and research opportunities, and global perspectives for all students, faculty, and staff.

Picture of Eric Yang I am confident that you have made a right choice and your time at Kentucky State University will be a wonderful experience in life.

Eric Yang, Ph. D.
Director of International Student Experiences