Partnerships Newsletter


Marcello Fantoni Associate Provost for Global Education Explored "The International City of Kent"
Marcello Fantoni Associate Provost for Global Education Explored "The International City of Kent"

Marcello Fantoni, PH.D., associate provost for global education was the featured speaker at the Fall 2013 Bowman Breakfast that took place at Kent State University Center Ballroom. The Bowman Breakfast is a long-standing, town-gown tradition at Kent. Read More..


Kent State’s Storytelling Course Earns International Global Partnership Award
Kent State’s Storytelling Course Earns International Global Partnership Award

The International Storytelling course of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University, taught by Professor Gary Hanson and Assistant Professor Mitch McKenney, is the Global Partnership division winner in the 2014 Best Practices in International Higher Education Awards of the NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) International Education Knowledge Community. Read More..


Kent State Debuts New Study Abroad Program With Its First Florence Summer Institute
Kent State Debuts New Study Abroad Program With Its First Florence Summer Institute

Summer 2014 will bring the debut of the Kent State Florence Summer Institute, as Kent State University expands its esteemed academic program in Italy. The new Florence Summer Institute will run four weeks, from May 29 to June 29, 2014, and will take place at the same facilities where Kent State study abroad programs are held during the school year.Read More..


Kent State Florence Summer Institute 2014 - A month that will change the rest of you life
Kent State Florence Summer Institute 2014 - A month that will change the rest of you life

It is with excitement that we announce that in the summer of 2014 Kent State Florence Summer Institute will start. We invite students from our partner Universities around the world to take advantage of this great program.

This is a comprehensive educational and cultural program that allows students to earn six to seven credits during a month in one of the most remarkable cities in the world. Read More..


Collaboration between Canadian and Kent State University Researchers 
Collaboration between Canadian and Kent State University Researchers

Kent State University was featured in the July-August 2013 issue of NAFSA International Educator Magazine in an article about the collaboration between Canadian researchers and U.S. Institutions.

A grant was given to KSU researchers to fund a bookmaking project between Windsor, Ontario's Walkersville Collegiate School of the Arts and Ohio's Richmond Heights secondary school district. Read More..


Brazilian Student Journalists Visit Kent State,JMC
Brazilian Student Journalists Visit Kent State,JMC

A group of Brazilian students from Pontifical Catholic University of Parana (PUCPR) visited Kent State University this month to work on multimedia storytelling projects focused on American media and culture. 

JMC assistant professor Mitch McKenney helped Brazilian professors organized the trip. McKenney taught International Storytelling Spring 2013, and 16 Kent State students visited PUCPR in Brazil to work on their own multimedia stories. Read More..


Global Immersion Courses Make a Difference in Student Perspectives
Global Immersion Courses Make a Difference in Student Perspectives

Seven students delved into the history, culture and public health systems of Latin America during the inaugural Summer Intersession Course in Colombia and Panama May 20-June 3.  Fourteen traveled to Geneva for the third Global Health Immersion Course, focusing on policy, held May 17-June 1.  Four students took field study on global access to clean water and sanitation at the Southern Institute for Appropriate Technology (SIFAT) in Alabama May 12-25, the second year of Kent State participation.. Read more..


Kent State Students Explore Culture in Japan
Kent State Students Explore Culture in Japan

Kent State students of Japanese got a crash course in cultural immersion earlier this year, thanks to the efforts of Kent State Professor of Japanese Translation, Judy Wakabayashi, who escorted two different groups to Japan in December 2012 and May 2013. Read more..


Kent State Faculty and Students Participate in the Tsukuba Summer Institute

Kent State Faculty and Students Participate in the Tsukuba Summer Institute

Kent State University and University of Tsukuba reached official academic exchange agreement in March 2013.

In this summer, Dr. Steve Mitchell, Takahiro Sato, and two students Katheryn Damicone and Collin Epstein in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) program at Tsukuba Summer Institute (TSI) from July 12th – 19th in 2013. Read More..


8 Kent State Professors Spent Three Weeks Teaching in Sichuan University  Eight professors from Kent State University are teaching at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, this summer as part of a partnership between both universities. The three-week inte
8 Kent State Professors Spent Three Weeks Teaching in Sichuan University

Eight professors from Kent State University are teaching at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, this summer as part of a partnership between both universities.

The three-week intensive summer session, known as International Course Weeks, runs through Sunday, and was an opportunity for students at Sichuan University to gain international experience from seasoned professors.Read More..


Kent State and German University Partner in Faculty Exchange Program

Kent State and German University Partner in Faculty Exchange Program

As part of Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton’s visions for the university, Kent State established an international exchange program with the University of Würzburg, Germany, to broaden students’ educational experiences.

The program allows undergraduate students from Kent State and the University of Würzburg to travel abroad and study at the respective universities.Read More..


 An international Storytelling Project
Dateline Delhi: An international Storytelling Project

Eighteen Kent State students and their two professors, Gary Hanson and Mitch McKenney, spent nine days in Noida, near Delhi, in India’s Uttar Pradesh, in March 2012 to produce this multimedia collection of news and feature stories.

Their hosts at Amity University provided student-partners who served as guides, collaborators and translators. Read More..


Kent State Students Study Biology in Costa Rica over Winter Break

Kent State Students Study Biology in Costa Rica over Winter Break

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Oscar Rocha, Ph.D., originally from Costa Rica, learned how eye-opening a trip there can be for American students.

“I’m always going to remember the first time I took a group of students [to Costa Rica]. It made me value a lot of the things that to me growing up in a tropical country were normal,” Rocha says. Read More..


 An International Storytelling Project

Dateline Brazil: An International Storytelling Project

Sixteen Kent State students and their two professors, Gary Hanson and Mitch McKenney, spent two weeks in Brazil in March 2013 to produce this multimedia collection of news and feature stories.Their hosts at the Pontifical Catholic University of Parana provided student-partners who served as guides, collaborators and translators. Read More..


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