The world is a book

and those who do not travel read only one page.

-Saint Augustine

About Us

Kean's Center for International Studies (CIS) strives to infuse ideals of international education through the University. We are dedicated to serving the diverse needs of students, faculty and the community seeking global connections. We do so in developing and engaging in international education by promoting benefits of international study and facilitating Kean's core values.Under the umbrella of CIS, the Office of International Student Services (ISS), is responsible for the International Student community and strives to provide the highest service in aspects such as immigration regulations, support, and social interactions.  ISS's mission is to ensure international students and their dependents, maximum opportunity for a positive and meaningful experience during their stay in the United States.  CIS works with faculty to develop international research opportunities, linkages, exchanges, symposia, and other activities.CIS also provides opportunities for Kean students to study abroad over 100 locations around the globe with our partner institutions and organizations. In addition, the International Student and Scholar Services office provides support to incoming international students and faculty. 

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Kean Students

This section is for domestic Kean alumni interested to take classes at our partner Universities across the globe. Bellow we provide travel options with varying duration periods. We also include personal stories of previous participants.  


Study Abroad

Our Study Abroad program allows students to continue their studies while living overseas for a full academic year, or a single semester. In doing so, students may grow intellectually, develop inter-cultural skills, and obtain foreign language skills. All courses taken in the overseas programs apply to degree requirements, and most of all majors. Financial aid can be used towards program costs. Program eligibility requires students to posses a 2.5 GPA, and be at least a sophmore (grade-level requirements vary amongst programs).

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Travelearn

Travelearn is Kean University's short-term Study Abroad program. It offers participants the opportunity in combining their academic studies with short-term travel to various destinations, which typically aren't offered through the regular Study Abroad program. But similarly to Study Abroad, students of all majors are encouraged to apply. Travelearn programs are led by faculty that are experts in the respective program's field of study. Some of the things these programs consists of are: lectures, readings, and excursions.

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Student Experiences

Nervous about travelling, or simply curious of previous participants' experiences? This section provides first hand insight from our Kean students who travelled through our programs. Or if you previously travelled through our programs and wish to share your experiences, read these interviews to have an idea of what we look for.

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Resources

Countries

Checkout out some of our available locations on our Country page.

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For detailed information on your specific program, major, and desired travel destination, please refer to these listed search engines: Study Abroad, IIE-Passport, GoAbroad, GoOverseas

Financial & Travel

If you seek information about travel agencies, health insurances, diversity organizations, and Work/Volunteer Abroad programs, please go here .

If you require more information about additional financial resources such as scholarships, please go here .

International Students & Scholars

Kean's Center for International Studies provides opportunities to foreign students interested in earning collage credits, while visiting the states. We believe that the best way to enrich our community is not only by sending our students abroad, but also enabling those of foreign countries wishing to study in the US.

Prospective F-1 Students

Select a category that describes your academic standing. Each contains steps that references to specific forms and procedures you will need to take. Finally, grab a copy of your Welcome Guide . All forms can be found here .

Freshman , Transfer , Graduate

Prospective J-1

If you are a student please refer to the "Student" to get started. If you are a researcher and/or professor please refer to the "Scholar" to get started.  Finally, grab a copy of your Welcome Guide 

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Faculty

Faculty and staff play a crucial role in Kean’s international programs. Here we list ways you can contribute to the internationalization of Kean University. Also, visit the Travelearn section for information on forms and procedures.




Participate in a Faculty-led Travelearn program

We are here to assist you in developing academic short-term educational travel to destinations around the world. Download the TL Application Approval Form, and review the policies , and tips in how to coordinate a Travelearn program. Make an appointment with the CIS director to discuss your proposal in detail.



Host a Visiting Professor or Scholar

Kean University has authorization to extend visa sponsorship to foreign professors, researchers, and short-term scholars to promote "mutual understanding between Americans and the citizens of other countries". In order to participate in this program, candidates must be professionals in their fields, e.g., foreign faculty or business professionals, whose careers will benefit from the proposed program at Kean and whose experience will enhance the faculty of the host department. Positions must be temporary in nature, not exceeding a period of three years. If you are interested in learning more about hosting a colleague through the Exchange Visitor Program, please give us a call or download our Visiting Professor/Researcher form for more information.



Cooperative Agreements

Cooperative agreements with overseas universities and institutions come in many forms and have myriad objectives; however, the primary goal of most agreements is to foster greater cooperation with an overseas institution or entity with the purpose of expanding opportunities for faculty and students from either institution to live, work, conduct research or study abroad. Many of the agreements are designed to foster a sense of community and sharing of knowledge for the greater good. Examples are Memorandum of Understanding and Articulation Agreements organized by concentration. All agreements should align with Kean's institution mission and foster greater internationalization of the campus. Please review the current Cooperative Agreements Policy. Make an appointment with the CIS director to review.



Encourage a Student to Study Abroad

The Center for International Studies values the partnerships with academic departments in promoting study abroad opportunities. Students often cite faculty, friends, and family as their primary resources during the study abroad planning process. Each person – faculty advisor, teaching professor, and study abroad coordinator- plays an important role in ensuring that Kean students get abroad and have a successful experience. Visit our Study Abroad section for additional information on countries and programs.



Contact Us

Center for International Studies

Kean University - CAS 121
1000 Morris Ave, Union NJ 07083
walk in hours: Mon-Fri, 9am - 5pm
cis@kean.edu | (908) 737 - 0350 | Fax: (908) 737 - 0348

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