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International Student Services (ISS) - Certificate Program

College campuses have become increasingly internationalized in recent decades. International student populations have grown, study abroad has become a standard of the higher education landscape, and as a result, the student population has developed new needs. The Certificate in International Student Services offers graduate-level students preparation to manage educational exchange, lead campus internationalization, and provide international student services. Students pursuing the Certificate in International Student Services may complete the certificate program by itself or along with the MAE in Student Affairs. Successful graduates will have earned their certificate through theory-based instruction, application of material through internship, and an international experience.


Admission Requirements

Admission to the ISS program is based on completion of a baccalaureate degree and adequate preparation in this or a related area of study. To apply for admission to the certificate program, applicants should submit a Form A (Admissions Application) to The Graduate School (with the required $60 fee), and have an official copy of their undergraduate transcript (showing completion of the baccalaureate degree) sent to WKU (if the applicant is not a graduate of WKU). In addition to their Form A and undergraduate transcript, it is requested that applicants also submit a statement to The Graduate School which indicates their reasons for wanting to pursue this certificate program, how their previous life and educational experiences are applicable to this program, and how they plan to use the credential in the future. The statement should be 3-4 pages in length (double-spaced) and follow APA format.

Study Abroad programs for Student Affairs at other institutions

Dr. Aaron W. Hughey
- University Distinguished Professor, Student Affairs Program Coordinator, CS Certificate Program Coordinator, ISS Certificate Program Coordinator, SAGA Faculty Co-Advisor

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 Last Modified 11/1/21