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Center for English as a Second Language (CESL)

Welcome to the ISSS website for Center for ESL students.  Please see the links below to help you find the information you need:

Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) Website – Please see the CESL website for:

New CESL Students – Students who have been admitted to CESL should see this link for important arrival and immigration information.

Current CESL Students Current CESL students should use this website for information about maintaining their F-1 or J-1 immigration status and any services that ISSS provides.

Health Coverage – All international students on F-1, J-1, and J-2 status are required by the University of Kentucky to have health coverage.  CESL students are required to complete the Mandatory Health Coverage Survey every fall and spring term.  Please see the website for more information about the UK Student Health Plan (SHP) and the Mandatory Health Coverage Survey Process.

If you have any questions, please contact the ISSS Office at or at (859) 323-2121.