Study Away Opportunities | Kent State University

Study Away Opportunities

Opportunities to experience theatre and dance on a national and global scale is an important component of study within the School of Theatre and Dance. Students have multiple opportunities throughout the academic year to participate in study away programs in the areas of both dance and theatre.

Dionysian Study in Athens, Greece

Dr. Daniel-Raymond Nadon will present a 15-week course, Dionysian Study in Athens, Greece: Theatre, Performance, Gender and Sexuality (Theatre 41095/51095), in Spring 2017. The course includes a 7 day trip to Greece March 25 - April 1, 2017. Locations visited in Greece are Athens, Delphi, Mycenae, and Epidaurus. The trip cost is approximately $1500 and includes accomodations, 2 bus trips, lectures, tours, shows and museums.

Theatre and Dance students interested in registering for this course should contact Dr. Nadon at

More Details on the Greek Theatre Course and Trip


East Meets West is a study away program for dance students that creates opportunities for artistic collaboration, engages diverse educational experiences, and builds global citizens for the 21st century. Each January, dance students spend 2 weeks in Thailand for an educational and performance exchange that provides opportunities for teachers and learners to share unique knowledge from their cultures, supports the development of new forms of diverse artistic expression, and promotes global understanding.


EdinBurgh Festival Fringe

Since 2014, the School of Theatre and Dance has supported students' participation in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland. Students create and produce original works and perform them at the world's largest theatre festival. In August 2016, students and faculty will present "Alice and the Dream Child," a work that reimagines the tale of Alice Through the Looking Glass.

Support Student Travel to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe


The annual Musical Theatre Showcase provides senior musical theatre students with the opportunity to perform in New York City for prospective agents, casting directors, and managers. 

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Kent Dance Ensemble Study Abroad in Florence, Italy

The Kent Dance Ensemble, Kent State's pre-professional dance company, will take 11 members to study in Florence, Italy during the summer of 2017. Under the direction of KDE Artistic Director Kim Karpanty, the Ensemble  study, choreograph and perform in Florence through the 14-day intensive program OPEN FLR ( OPEN FLR aligns with the international goals of the College of the Arts and Kent State University and "aim[s] to offer an educational opportunity, with high professional standards, for a very accessible cost. OPENFLR aims to create an exchange platform between young and experienced dancers, between choreographers and young professionals from different backgrounds, to broaden and deepen curiosity into dance and to enrich personal knowledge with new experiences."

The dancers will have the opportunity to study new techniques, collaborate in creating new site-specific work with other young professionals from around the globe and perform their own choreography and that of internationally known choreographers and Kent State faculty. 

The Kent Dance Ensemble is currently raising funds for this experience and would appreciate any support.

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