International Learning Opportunities
International Opportunities for Business College Students
The College of Business Administration and the Graduate Programs Office at Kent State University encourage business students to develop personally and professionally by engaging in any of a variety of international learning experiences.
Both Undergraduate and Graduate business students have the opportunity to study in a country outside of the United States. You are able to gain exposure to business and culture in a global setting, while still making progress toward completion of your degree at Kent State! Each of the following opportunities is designed with business students in mind:
- Location-Florence, Italy
- Fall Deadline: May 15th
- Spring Deadline: October 15th
The Kent State University Geneva Semester is your opportunity to intern with an international organization, visit historic places,meet with European officials, establish new friendships, and touch cultures different from your own. Since 1977 the Program has enrolled students from throughout the United States and Canada. Your participation may expand your resume, but we believe the experience will broaden your life.
- Location-Geneva, Switzerland
- Fall Deadline: March 10th
- Spring Deadline: September 10th
This three-week International Experience in Accounting/Finance course focuses on visiting firms and organizations related to accounting and finance in Paris and London, including the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (CASE), Deutsche Bank, and various public accounting and financial services firms. Among other activities, we will be observing an AB board meeting where International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are being discussed. The first week of the course is spent in a KSU classroom, followed by a two week trip to Paris and London.
- Location-Paris, London
- Trip: May 12-May 25, 2013
- Applications accepted beginning November 14, 2012 until the trip is full
- Please email Dr. Tietz at email@example.com for application details
Experience a 3 week course focusing on a combination of international marketing strategy and cross-cultural consumer behavior. Students will spend the first week in a KSU classroom and then travel to London, England where they will experience one of the world’s business and economic capitals. After experiencing London’s history and contemporary business practices, students will travel by high-speed train and ferry to the historic city of Dublin, Ireland, to witness their culture, history, and business practices.
- Location-London, England and Dublin, Ireland
- Trip: May 25th – June 8nd, 2013
- Program Fee Deposit Deadlines
- January 15, 2013($500)
- March 15, 2013 ($500)
- May 1, 2013 ($750)
The College of Business gives you the opportunity to study abroad in Switzerland and France to gain first hand exposure to international business and organizations. Combining lectures, visits to international businesses and organizations, and cultural excursions, you will come away with a better understanding of the context in which U.S. businesses operate in a global environment. For photos from previous trips, click here.
- Location -Geneva, Switzerland and Paris, France
- Trip: May 12th – May 26th, 2012
- Deadline: January 13th, 2012
Attend the Université Laval to experience international trade in the context of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Take part in a program that includes a Leadership Retreat to the majestic Saguenay region, seminars, business simulations, guest speakers, and field trips to various industrial, commercial, and government organizations.
- Location-Québec City, Canada
- Tentative Dates : Mid June-Mid July
ESC-Rennes has a distinctive international business program where you will learn how organizations and managers can optimize the triple bottom line - economic, social, and environmental sustainability – through a successful Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy. This experience in France includes an online pre-course, lecture and discussion, guest speakers, company visits, and personal study time.
- Location-Rennes, France
- Possible Trip Dates
- June 11th, 2013-June 21st, 2013
- June 11th, 2013-June 21st, 2013
Other Opportunities are available through the Office of Global Education.
Business students receive an international perspective throughout their studies at Kent. Those with a special interest can choose a course of more intensive focus. For undergraduate students, we offer a minor in international business. Masters students can select an international concentration. Doctoral students can minor in International Business.