Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects


Hui Chen

Date of Award

Spring 2009

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Public Administration (MPA)


Political Science


The Office of International Services and Programs is a major component of the Institute for Global Initiatives, and is also an important department of Kennesaw State University. With the awareness of internationalization and global integration, it shares different cultures and customs, serves and helps international students, and greatly develops the study abroad programs.

During the internship in the office, I realized the importance of international communication and mutual learning. Thus, I paid much attention to the ISEP (International Student Exchange Programs). Majoring in Public Administration, I tried to combine the theory of project management to the practice of ISEP. Thus I observed, discovered and understood the whole process of ISEP, including the publicity, application, cost and so on. Moreover, project manager plays an important role in project management. Thus, I often discussed and talked with my supervisor, Michele B. Miller, about more details of ISEP.

Project management is useful and helpful not only in the private sector, but also in the public sector. Thus, I tried to analyze ISEP with related theory and methodology, hoping that the knowledge will actively influence my future work in Liuzhou government.