The Office of Global Education is committed to providing accessible study abroad opportunities for all students.
Study Abroad Student Support — Many students have the desire to learn beyond their classrooms by studying abroad, but they may need scholarships in order to do so. As a centralized office, we can offer scholarship support to students from any major. Each student has a unique need, from a few hundred dollars to a full semester’s tuition, and we strategically award scholarships to support as many students as possible and encourage diversity among our study abroad cohorts.
Globalization of Faculty — Because of their shortened time frame and lower cost, more students can participate and benefit from learning in a new cultural setting.
Kent State University has a long tradition of global education. *Did you know:
- We offer approximately 200 programs per year in an average of 60 countries.
- We have locations in Florence, Italy; Geneva, Switzerland; Prague, Czech Republic and Brazil.
- We are among the top 3% of universities in the U.S. that send students abroad.
- We began offering study abroad opportunities in the ‘60s.
- We were the first American university to send students to the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
- We were the second university (after Harvard University) to send female students to Saudi Arabia.
- More students are choosing to study abroad:
- 2014/15: 4.9% of the graduating students had studied abroad
- 2018/19: 24.6% of the graduating students had studied abroad
*These numbers are based on figures prior to the COVID-19 situation.