International Student Services

The Office of International Student Services extends a warm welcome to all current and prospective students. This site provides information every international student at Kean University and international students wishing to study at Kean University needs to know.

It is our responsibility and commitment to provide you with the best advice and assistance in understanding the regulations of your F-1 student status. You can find information such as orientation for international students, services provided by the International Student Office, latest immigration news, along with workshops and events to assist you with adjusting to life in the United States.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to give us a call, send us an e-mail, or stop by the office.



The Office of International Student Services, a division of the Center for Academic Success, is responsible for International Students activities with respect to immigration status, finances, and social interactions.



Our mission is to ensure International Students and their dependents maximum opportunity for a positive experience during their stay in the United States.


Lilliam Hodge-Banner – Assistant Director of International Student Services
Ms. Banner is the Assistant Director of the International Student Services. She received her Masters Degree in Community Counseling Psychology and a Certificate in Child and Spouse Abuse from Andrews University. Ms. Banner has extensive prior experience in the area of student services. She has worked at both Kean University and Cumberland County College as an academic and multi-cultural advisor. During that time, Ms. Banner developed a course titled, “How to Become a U.S. Citizen”. Her knowledge of student services, academic advising and international immigration law assist in her ability to provide students with comprehensive services.

Anna Nieves - Office Manager of International Student Services
Ms. Nieves is a full-time Bilingual Secretary and Office Manager at the Office of International Student Services. She has over 14 years of experience in Office Administration and Customer Service. Her patience, positive energy, and the ability to assist students demonstrate Kean University's empowering staff.

Francine Barker - Graduate Assistant 

Qian Yu (Angel) - Student Assistant 

Dan Wang (Dana) - Student Assistant 


The Office of International Student Services is located in CAS Room 121. If you would like to meet with the Assistant Director, Mrs. Lilliam Hodge-Banner, you must schedule an appointment by calling (908) 737-0350. Appointments are available Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kean University - 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, New Jersey 07083 - 908-737-KEAN (5326) - Campus Map - Directions - Directory