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Welcome to Education Abroad!
Studying abroad is an opportunity to expand your personal, professional and academic horizons through experiential learning in an international context. Along the left-hand side of this page are resources regarding:
- Specific study abroad program information
- Information for returned students
- Faculty and academic advisors resources
- Emergency procedures
- Our contact information
Summer 2021 Advising Update
In-person advising has been suspended until further notice. The Education Abroad team is happy to meet with you via virtual appointment. To schedule an advising appointment, please go to KSU Advising or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need to meet with an advisor in person to drop off documents, please make arrangements ahead of time before coming to Terrace Hall.
If you are curious about education abroad but aren't sure where to start, please watch a recording of the Education Abroad 101 presentation!
EDUCATION ABROAD PROGRAM OPTIONS:
Kent State Florence, Italy
Our longest-established international program, Kent State Florence offers a unique Italian Experience with strong on-site support and a variety of study tours and field trips throughout Italy. Course offerings cover many academic areas.
Kent State Geneva, Switzerland
Through our partner, Webster University, Kent State Geneva is a distinct program that offers a wide range of courses, as well as the opportunity to intern with top international organizations and NGO’s.
KENT STATE PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Through our partner, Anglo-American University, Kent State Prague is the newest KSU Center abroad, offering an array of academic courses, student support services, and travel opportunities throughout Europe.
Kent State has many partner universities around the world where you can study for a summer, full semester, or academic year. There are great financial incentives to specific programs, and a variety of destinations including, the United Kingdom, South Korea, Japan, and Brazil.
The International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) is a network of over 300 institutions in 50 countries that offers you more options for finding the best academic, geographic, and cultural match for your field of study and areas of interest. Students interested in applying for any ISEP program must have at least a 2.5 GPA* and be in good academic standing at Kent State University.
*While this is a requirement for any Kent State University student, ISEP programs typically require 2.75 GPA or higher depending upon the host institution's requirements. Students will also be held to the ISEP program requirements when applying for an ISEP program.
Kent State Faculty-led Courses
Short-term, affordable, and guided by Kent State faculty, these programs take place throughout the year in many formats and are great for students who want to study abroad without committing to a full semester.
Experiential learning abroad is a means to expand your worldview while giving back to a community and earning valuable job skills. Internships and volunteer opportunities can last for a week to a semester, and can take you all over the world. Experiences range from teaching English to elementary children in Chile to working for a women’s group in India.
NON-KSU SPONSORED PROGRAMS (third party programs)
Some students elect to apply to a program that is not sponsored by Kent State University. Although we offer over 200 program options, you may desire to apply for a program outside of our current offerings. It is important to note that certain financial aid may not be applicable toward your program and it is in your best interests to meet with the Student Financial Aid Office prior to applying for an external program. Please read our self-advising guide for things to consider when applying for a Non-Kent State sponsored program.
To apply within our online system and register your external program, click here:
CHINA INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL
Many international students from China return home during the summer term to participate in an International Summer School program offered through a number of Chinese universities (ex. East Chinese Normal University, Wuhan University, etc.). If you seek to participate in one of these programs, you must first apply within our online application portal and create an applicant profile.
To apply within our online system and register your China Summer School program, click here: