Partnerships Newsletter

Kent State economics student explores sustainable fashion at Hebei Normal University










Kent State University student, Garmai Matthew, began her journey to achieve her dream of promoting sustainable fashion during an education-abroad trip to China last summer. Matthew is an economics major with minors in international business and Chinese. She and five other Kent State students, collaborated on research projects alongside students from
Hebei Normal University in the Shijiazhuang Province of China during a three-week, field-experience trip.
Kent State is implementing initiatives to help a more diverse group of students further develop their educational experiences by studying abroad. Matthew joins a growing number of minority and underserved students at Kent State who are choosing to study abroad.
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Photo: Kent State economics major and Chinese minor Garmai Matthew sits at one of the highest points of the Great Wall of China with her Kent State classmate Jonathan Warner and other tourists.

KSU Office of Global Education hosts Ukrainian delegates

KSU Office of Global Education hosts Ukrainian delegates











Five delegates from Ukraine visited Kent State as part of their Northeast Ohio college tour. Interested in learning more about the American education system, the delegates listened to a panel presentation composed of Kent State faculty and administrators.
Moema Furtado, the International Partnerships Coordinator for the Office of Global Education, hosted the event and led the delegates on a tour of the Kent campus after the panel discussion.
The panel discussion was led by Jennifer Kulics: Student Ombuds from the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs; Nikki Crutchfield: Assistant Dean of University College; Mark Kretovics: Interim Director of School Foundations, Leadership, and Administration; Brian Baer: Professor of Russian Translation and Graduate Coordinator for the Institute of Applied Linguistics; Oleg Lavrentovich: Trustees Research Professor from Liquid Crystal Institute; and Sarah Malcolm: Director of International Partnerships, Marketing and Communications in the Office of Global Education. 
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Photo: Left to right:  From Kent State University, Oleg Lavrentovich, Shakhnoza Yakubova, Linda Robertson, Moema Furtado, . From Ukraine, Natalya Bibik. Viktoriya Hrytsenko, Iryna Oliynik, Gennadiy Staviskiy, Leslya Ikalyuk, and Glib Pronskitch. 

Shanghai Normal University professors lectured at Kent State University












Professors Huihua Xing and Wengfang Lu from Kent State University partner Shanghai Normal University, gave a presentation on November 6, 2014. The presentation was a part of the Distinguished Lecture Series, which was organized by the Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education. This event was co-sponsored by the University Diversity Action Council within the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. 

Huihua Xing, the Assistant Professor of the Department of International Tour Guide, spoke about how the department's three-year program works to cultivate students' cultural awareness in cross-cultural communication. Wenfang Lu, Associate Professor of Department of Travel Management, discussed the significant impacts of E-Commerce on the Chinese tourism industry.   
Photo: Right To Left: Moema Furtado, OGE- International Partnerships Coordinator, Huihua Xing from Shanghai Normal University, Linda Robertson, Director of the Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education, Wenfang Lu from Shanghai Normal University, and Oscar Ramos, Assistant Director of the Student Multicultural Center at Kent.

Kent State University welcomes new partners















The Office of Global Education International Partnership Division at Kent State University has the pleasure of welcoming our newest partners. We are eager to witness the many opportunities for joint research and faculty and student activities. 

  • University of Nicosia-Cyprus
  • Positive University-Brazil
  • Dalian University of Foreign Languages-China
  • Soochow University-China
  • IIT Kanpur-India
  • Kostanay State Pedagogical Institute-Kazakhstan
  • Shanxi University-China