If you’re an international student or interested in becoming a global citizen, you are invited to join this two-day program to get to know Kenyon and deepen your understanding of the value of a liberal arts and sciences education. You will meet Kenyon community members dedicated to global engagement; diversity, equity and inclusion; career development and academic advising. Hosted by Michelle Dunavant ’12, coordinator of international admissions, this virtual program is open to high school seniors and transfer students.

Two-day program: Saturday, Nov. 14, 9 - 11:30 a.m. and Sunday, Nov. 15, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


Saturday, Nov. 14

9 - 9:30 a.m. Welcome

Hosted by President Sean Decatur and Diane Anci, vice president for enrollment and dean of admissions & financial aid. Learn about the value of a liberal arts and sciences education.

9:30 - 10:15 a.m. International Student Life at Kenyon Virtual Panel

Current international students at Kenyon will discuss academic and co-curricular life at Kenyon.

10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Center for Global Engagement (CGE) Presentation

Director of the CGE Marne Ausec and Associate Director of International Students & Scholars Rebecca Eckart will lead a presentation on the philosophy and goals of the CGE, and what resources are available to help international students adjust to life at Kenyon and living in the United States.

10:45 - 11:30 a.m. Faculty Advising Panel

Three Kenyon faculty will discuss the advantages of a liberal arts and sciences education and the role of faculty advisors at Kenyon. Featuring R. Todd Ruppert Professor of International Studies Jennifer Johnson, Roy T. Wortman Distinguished Professor of History and Director of Asian and Middle East Studies Wendy Singer, and Associate Provost and Professor of Biology Drew Kerkhoff. 

Sunday, Nov. 15

9 - 10 a.m. Applying to Kenyon and Financing Your College Education

Diane Anci, vice president for enrollment and dean of admissions and financial aid, and Craig Slaughter, director of financial aid, will discuss the application process and financing a college education. There will also be an opportunity for questions.

10 - 10:30 a.m. Career Development Office (CDO) Presentation

Lee Schott, dean for career development, and Maureen Tobin, senior associate director for graduate school and career advising, will speak about the CDO’s mission to facilitate your career success. CDO staff is eager to help students identify career interests, gain experience, prepare to further their education, and plan a strategy for future employment.

10:30 - 11 a.m. Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Presentation

Chris Kennerly, associate dean of students/director of ODEI, and Timothy Bussey, associate director of ODEI, will share information about the resources available to first-generation students and/or those from historically underrepresented backgrounds.

11 - 11:30 a.m. Kenyon Q&A

Continuing the conversation with current Kenyon students and Michelle Dunavant, senior assistant director of admissions and coordinator of international admissions.