Study Away

There are a number of study abroad and study away opportunities to take advantage of as a Kent State University student. Whether it is short-term or long term, explore an option that fits in with your major and area of study.

Options for Study Abroad

The Office of Global Education at Kent State University supports education abroad through helping students get information about specific programs, planning their experience, providing information on re-entry when they return, and emergency procedures while abroad. They also maintain a program database where you can search for education abroad opportunities.

School of Art Travel Study: The School of Art offers several travel study programs each year. Trips to New York, London, Paris, Florence and China are offered each semester, annually, or bi-annually. Each program is designed to enhance the student’s learning experience by modeling professional practice, museum study, and other cultural experiences. Details on each program can be found on the School of Art website, hyperlinked above.   

The School of Fashion: Since global linkages are important to a fashion student’s education, the School of Fashion offers multiple opportunities for our students to be involved in international programs. Study tours to Europe and Asia are offered on a regular basis. An approved study-away experience is required for all fashion students prior to graduation. Specific tours and course requirements can be found here.

Hugh A. Glauser School of Music: Study away opportunities vary for Music majors depending on the semester and major. For more information on options and considerations, please contact Kyle Lovell, Academic Advisor,

School of Theatre and Dance Study Away: 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 dance and theatre. 


Interested in study abroad in Florence, Italy? Kent State University has been sending students to Florence, Italy for more than 40 years. Course instruction is in English, and there is a wide selection of courses for you to choose from. More information can be found here

Planning for Study Abroad

Studying abroad is a wonderful opportunity, but there are three steps to the process – before you go (trip preparation), things to keep in mind while you’re abroad, and what to do when you return! The Office of Global Education has resources online to address each step in the process.  

Before You Go: Take the first steps to finding your program, learning about financial aid, and getting information about the basics. Get more information here on trip preparation and steps, including arranging financial aid. 

While Abroad: Once you arrive, you’ll have to learn how to navigate a new environment while also making sure you are checking in with Education Abroad to get credit for your experience. You may have arranged this prior to leaving campus, but here are some tips for staying connected! 

When You Return: You studied away and had a great experience! Now it is time to make the most of it! Learn more about how to maximize your experience and work through reverse culture shock