School of Communication Studies Announces New Study Abroad Opportunity

Kent, OH – September 4, 2014 – The School of Communication Studies announces a new study abroad program for graduate students. The Global Scholar Exchange program is a study abroad initiative that fosters an international partnership between the School of Communication Studies and the prestigious Catholic University of Portugal in Lisbon, starting this fall.


Kent State students were featured on the U.S. News and World Report home page on July 29, 2014. These students traveled to Florence in June as part of our Summer Institute program. The Summer Institute creates more study-abroad access to disadvantaged students – minorities or those from low-income families who might not have had the opportunity to go overseas otherwise.

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.

Kent in Prague Premieres

Ten students from JMC and Communication Studies depart on August 3 for a two-week exploration of modern media and democracy in Prague, the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic. They will be accompanied by JMC Professor Candace Perkins Bowen and Communication Studies Professor Catherine Goodall. 

Nursing Students Traveling to Dominican Republic

Kent State University at Ashtabula nursing students will be traveling to the Dominican Republic in May for an experiential learning opportunity that is the culmination of the "Professional Nursing with a Global Perspective" course being taught this spring.  Course professors, Tamra Courey, MSN, and Julie Senita, MSN, will be travelling with eight students and Dr. Lori Herpen and Dr. John DeCato, two local podiatrists.  The group will spend a week serving the medical needs of the Barahona community in the Dominican Republic.   

College of Communication and Information Offers New Study Abroad Course in Prague

The Schools of Communication Studies and Journalism and Mass Communication will offer a new study abroad opportunity in Prague, the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic, during Summer Session III.

Modern Media and Democracy is a five-week seminar designed for undergraduate students who are interested in gaining an overview of the Czech culture, taking a more focused look at the media and democracy and improving their research and storytelling skills. The course, worth 3 credit hours, is co-sponsored by the Prague Freedom Foundation.