Study Abroad

Stories of eye-opening interactions, culturally diverse friendships and new global perspectives answer the question: Can two weeks in a foreign country truly alter a student’s life?

I arrived after having not slept for nearly two days. I was drained from a friend’s wedding, had layovers in Toronto and Frankfurt that were just long enough to not afford me time to nap, and I have never been able to sleep on planes. After negotiating an overpriced cab ride from the airport, I was riding in the backseat of a Fiat, just minutes away from what I had been promised was one of the great cultural achievements of the world, Florence. I found it, at this point, unremarkable.

The School of Communication Studies hosts three exchange students from Lisbon, Portugal this semester who are participating in the Global Scholar Exchange program. 

Maria Pimentel is a first-year graduate student focusing her studies on media and journalism. She received a degree in advertising and marketing from the IADE Creative University in Lisbon. She hopes to work in advertising for entertainment television upon graduation. 

Three communication studies graduate students recently returned from Lisbon, Portugal after studying abroad in the School of Communication Studies’ Global Scholar Exchange program during the Fall of 2015. 

Have you considered that studying abroad could be just as accessible as domestic study? Graduate students now have the opportunity to study abroad for a semester (Fall 2016) in Lisbon, Portugal by way of the Global Scholar Exchange Program. Although this study abroad program is focused toward Communication Studies students, other CCI students may apply with advisor approval.

The curriculum for the semester at the prestigious Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) includes classes taught in English with a focus in global media systems. Course options include:

Fifty Kent State University students from the College of Communication and Information participated in education abroad programs in Europe this spring, visiting Northern Ireland, Ireland and England in May.

Fifty Kent State University students from the College of Communication and Information participated in education abroad programs in Europe this spring, visiting Northern Ireland, Ireland and England in May.

The Global Health Immersion: Geneva, Switzerland Summer Intersession course has come to a close with our return home on Saturday May 30th. For many of the students this was their first time experience traveling outside of the United States.

It was a wonderful two weeks filled with numerous eye opening experiences that made us realize how truly small the world really is and how fortunate we are to having access to health care. 

Hello, from Geneva! Here, Dr. Carol Sedlak (right) tells about the first few days of the 2015 Study Abroad trip to Geneva, Switzerland. 

So far, things are going well. The weather has been very nice and the World Health Assembly (WHA) conference is good. It is fun to see the students all wide-eyed in this adventure. 

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