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Welcome to Education Abroad!

Studying abroad is a life changing experience, and we are excited to help you along the way.  Along the left-hand side of this page are resources regarding: 

  • Specific study abroad program information
  • Information about planning your study abroad experience
  • Information for returned students
  • Faculty and academic advisors resources
  • Emergency procedures
  • Our contact information

Contact us to explore the many opportunities and resources that Kent State University offers to participate in a rewarding study abroad program!
-The Education Abroad Team

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Kent State Florence, Italy

Our longest-established international program, Kent State Florence offers a unique Italian Experience with strong on-site support and a variety of study tours and field trips throughout Italy.  Course offerings cover many academic areas.

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Kent State Geneva, Switzerland

Through our partner, Webster University, Kent State Geneva is a distinct program that offers a wide range of courses, as well as the opportunity to intern with top international organizations and NGO’s.

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International Exchanges

Kent State has many partner universities around the world where you can study for a summer, full semester, or longer.  There are great financial incentives to specific programs, and a variety of destinations including, the United Kingdom, South Korea, Japan, and Brazil.

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The International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) is a network of over 300 institutions in 50 countries that offers you more options for finding the best academic, geographic, and cultural match for your field of study and areas of interest.

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Kent State Faculty-led Courses

Short-term, affordable, and guided by Kent State faculty, these programs take place throughout the year in many formats and are great for students who want to study abroad without committing to a full semester.

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Internship/Volunteer Abroad

Experiential learning abroad is a means to expand your worldview while giving back to a community and earning valuable job skills. Internships and volunteer opportunities can last for a week to a semester, and can take you all over the world.  Experiences range from teaching English to elementary children in Chile to working for a women’s group in India.

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NON-KSU SPONSORED PROGRAMS (third party programs)

Some students elect to apply to a program that is not sponsored by Kent State University. Although we offer over 200 program options, you may desire to apply for a program outside of our current offerings. It is important to note that certain financial aid may not be applicable toward your program and it is in your best interests to meet with the Student Financial Aid Office prior to applying for an external program.

To apply within our online system and register your external program, click here:


Many international students from China return home during the summer term to participate in an International Summer School program offered through a number of Chinese universities (ex. East Chinese Normal University, Wuhan University, etc.). If you seek to participate in one of these programs, you must first apply within our online application portal and create an applicant profile.

To apply within our online system and register your China Summer School program, click here: