Education Abroad

Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship students are highly encouraged to take advantage of international learning experiences. You have the option to study globally in multiple programs. Discover education-abroad opportunities that will benefit you professionally, as well as personally.

FEATURED STUDENT ABROAD 

"I studied in Florence, Italy during the Spring 2022 semester where I studied International Business. During the weekends/breaks, I traveled to different countries (Greece, Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, the Netherlands, UK, and Portugal) as well as different parts of Italy. I learned the importance of knowing and learning about other cultures beside my own. I was given the opportunity to embrace new values, cultural/societal norms, and meet new people. Studying abroad has given me many new perspectives in my day-to-day life. In the classroom, I learned how different countries form their business models and run their operations compared to what we commonly see here in the US."

Photo taken in London, England

 

 

Bianca Naples  

Accounting major, International Business for Business Students minor

Kent State Florence Semester, Spring 2022

 

 

 

CURRENT STUDY-ABROAD PROGRAMS

SEMESTER ABROAD PROGRAMS

Florence, ItalyNote that COVID-19 is having significant impact on education abroad opportunities. Programs may or may not run based on how the situation continues to evolve.

Florence, Italy

Kent State’s Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship is offering an amazing opportunity for you to study in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance and boasts more than 100 museums and churches filled with art and sculptures for you to explore. You will get the chance to explore the European market on field trips to Milan and Geneva, engage in workshops and attend guest lecturers with foreign business leaders and CEOs.

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

  • FALL SEMESTER: February 1 (for the group flight), March 1 (final deadline)
  • SPRING SEMESTER: October 1

PROGRAM DURATION:

  • SPRING SEMESTER PROGRAM: early January - early May
  • FALL SEMESTER PROGRAM: mid-August - mid-December

APPLY FOR FLORENCE SEMESTER ABROAD PROGRAM LEARN MORE ABOUT FLORENCE, ITALY


Geneva, SwitzerlandGeneva, Switzerland

Geneva, Switzerland, is the site of the historic signing of the Geneva Convention and the leading center of international and non-governmental organizations and business. The courses and internships available through the program allow you to expand your resume while gaining the ideal cultural experience in the second most populous city in Switzerland. 

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

  • FALL SEMESTER: April 1
  • SPRING SEMESTER: September 15

PROGRAM DURATION:

  • SPRING SEMESTER PROGRAM: mid-January - early May
  • FALL SEMESTER PROGRAM: late August - mid-December

APPLY FOR GENEVA SEMESTER ABROAD PROGRAM LEARN MORE ABOUT GENEVA, SWITZERLAND


The iconic skyline of Prague is shown; there appears to be a large church in the background with a green roof. Prague, Czech Republic

The Kent State Prague program offers students the opportunity to experience the exciting mix of history and culture that is Prague. Dive into Prague's rich history and unique culture, while enjoying its modern amenities, hip arts scene and European charm. And because of its location in Central-Eastern Europe, Prague is an ideal location to study and travel throughout Europe and the UK.

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

  • FALL SEMESTER: April 1
  • SPRING SEMESTER: September 15

PROGRAM DURATION:

  • SPRING SEMESTER PROGRAM: early February - late May
  • FALL SEMESTER PROGRAM: mid-August - mid-December

APPLY FOR PRAGuE SEMESTER ABROAD PROGRAM LEARN MORE ABOUT PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

SPRING BREAK ABROAD PROGRAMS


The Trevi Fountain in Rome

The 4th Industrial Revolution and Digital Transformation in Europe

Welcome the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) - an age of digital convergence – Travel to Rome, Italy and soak in its 2,500 year-old history while learning the latest 4IR digital transformation innovations. 4IR beckons an age of digital and bio-physical convergence. 4IR interweaves sensor and genomics data across millions of smart devices (called IoT (Internet of Things) over high-speed digital networks. AI (Artificial Intelligence) neural nets perform complex computations. Robotic arms spring to productive dances. Blockchains keep track and tab.The course examinds Europe's use of 4IR and digitial transformation technologies. Technological, human and process as well as cultural aspects of 4IR adoption in Italy are covered. Using the Italian government and its various institutions as cases, students will follow a project-approach to examine and analyze Italy’s 4IR efforts, including cybersecurity and privacy challenges. Contact Dr. Pratim Milton Datta for more information.

PROGRAM DURATION

March 25 - April 1, 2023

Learn more & apply


Florence Architecture

International Experience in Marketing - Spring Break in Florence

This course, led by Simone Anselmi, will focus on the most important fields that have contributed to the success of the "Made in Italy" brand and label - the Industrial Design, Luxury, Food and Fashion Industries. It will take students on a journey through Italian excellence to examine how Italian products combine beauty and functionality for global commercial success.  Contact Theresa Wallace for more information.

PROGRAM DURATION

March 24 - April 1, 2023

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Business Excellence and Made in Italy

Italy provides models of excellence in business in various sectors and industries. Made, styled and designed in Italy has become, over time, synonymous of high quality products and processes. This course will focus on the most important fields that have contributed to the success of the “Made in Italy” brand and label, that is, the industrial design, luxury, food and fashion industries. Contact Professor Simone Anselme for more information.

PROGRAM DURATION:
On Hold 

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International Emerging Enterprises and Market: Brazil and the Global Arena

This course is aimed at students interested in understanding innovation dynamics and strategies as the globe is experiencing rapid changes - from South American political shifts and Eurozone turmoil. This course will focus on "internal organizational innovation" and the way to manage creativity and innovation operations as well as partnered, collaborative and M&A (mergers and acquisition) based innovation. Contact Robert Hisrich for more information.

PROGRAM DURATION:
On Hold 

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International Experience in Accounting: EUROPE

This trip to England and France will encompass instruction, education abroad experiences and a final project on international accounting. Your experiences will include visits to firms and organizations, sightseeing and tourist attractions, plus a dinner with an international etiquette experience. Contact Dr. Wei Li  for more information.

PROGRAM DURATION: On Hold

Learn more & apply


Students posing in front of Cayman Islands Stock Exchange Building

International Finance Experience in the Cayman Islands

Join Dr. Steven Dennis and examine financial institutions in the Cayman Islands. Students will learn about anti-money laundering, anti-tax evasion, and methods of detecting financial fraud, as well as about the historical development and structure of financial institutions in the Caymans. This course also includes visits to financial institutions and cultural sites.

PROGRAM DURATION

ON HOLD UNTIL 2023

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SUMMER ABROAD PROGRAMS


Dublin, Ireland
International Economic Experience: Circular Economy

ECON 42189/ECON 52189 International Economic Experience: Circular Economy introduces students to the fundamentals of Circular Economy, including terminology, principles, theories, models, and mindsets. Students will collaborate with global companies and international organizations in Ireland to explore practical applications of circularity aimed at creating a more sustainable economic growth model. Contact Dr. Luda Leontieva for more information.

Dublin will become the epicenter of the European Circularity as the host of Circular Economy Hotspot 2023 (May 29-June 1).  Now in its fifth year, the Circular Economy Hotspot has become a flagship event on the circular economy calendar. First organized by the Netherlands in 2016, the event has travelled to Scotland, Luxembourg Belgium and Catalonia.

Dublin will therefore not only represent Irish circular economic innovation in 2023 but will become the focal point of circularity across Europe. 

Learn More | Dublin Circular Economy Hotspot

SUMMER INTERSESSION:
May 18 - June 7, 2023

Remote: May 18-25

Study Abroad in Ireland: May 26 - June 3

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
February 28, 2023

APPLY FOR THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY EXPERIENCE PROGRAM


Buildings overlook the water in Greece.International Experience In Marketing: Exploring Sustainability from a Sales and Marketing Perspective in Greece

This course examines sustainability programs employed by U.S. companies and compares them to similar programs in Greece. Implications for sales and marketing activities include examining promotional materials, sustainability programs related to product production and distribution as well as development, and discovering corporate long-term goals and objectives. Contact Ellen Daniels for more information.

PROGRAM DURATION:
May 22 - June 5,  2023

APPLY FOR EXPLORING SUSTAINABILITY IN GREECE PROGRAM


Florence Summer Institute

Spend one month of your summer at Kent State University's beautiful Florence, Italy, campus while taking two classes and earning six to seven credits. You may use your weekends to get to know the city of Florence and explore Europe. Contact Theresa Wallace for more information.

PROGRAM DURATION:
June Session: May 24 - June 25, 2023

July Session: July 5 - August 6, 2023

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
February 1, 2023

APPLy for florence summer institute program  Learn More | Florence Summer Institute


Prague, Czech Republic

The Kent State Prague program offers students the opportunity to experience the exciting mix of history and culture that is Prague. Dive into Prague's rich history and unique culture, while enjoying its modern amenities, hip arts scene and European charm. And because of its location in Central-Eastern Europe, Prague is an ideal location to study and travel throughout Europe and the U.K.  Contact Theresa Wallace for more information. 

PROGRAM DURATION:
Term 1: June 5 - June 23, 2023

Term 2: June 28 - August 10, 2023

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
March 1, 2023

APPLy to Kent State Prague  Learn More | Kent State Prague

EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

Kent State University’s exchange education abroad programs give you the chance to globally expand your education. When you pursue an exchange program, you can study the topics you're passionate about in a completely new environment. By traveling to countries such as Germany, Finland or South Korea you will speak a different language, explore new terrain and meet people of diverse backgrounds.

Learn More About Exchange Programs

Global Academic Ventures (GAV)

Sydney Harbor

Global Academic Ventures (GAV) is a program that connects students with 8-week summer internships in Australia, Hong Kong, Ireland, New Zealand, and Singapore (plus an experience in Chicago for international students). 

ACADEMIC OVERVIEW

Students will enroll in a for-credit internship at Kent State University and must meet all of the KSU internship requirements. While participating in the GAV internship, students will intern full-time, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Weekends are free, but you must be well-rested and prepared for work on Monday. Students will receive an on-site orientation, given by the local GAV team.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR/TENTATIVE ITINERARY

  • Mid-February: Students receive GAV pre-departure guide.
  • April: Online GAV pre-departure orientation.
  • End of May: Arrive in country.
  • End of May: Orientation (orientation includes in-country presentation given by local GAV team, scavenger hunt, sightseeing, and a “get ready for work” day).
  • June: Internship begins (full-time, Monday through Friday)
  • July: Internship ends
  • July: Program ends (check out of accommodation and return to U.S.).

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA. Open to all majors.
  • Junior standing prior to summer term.
  • Holds a valid passport & eligible for specific visa (varies by location of internship).
  • Meet with Theresa Wallace, twallace@kent.edu, if you are a business major before applying.
  • Students must have taken classes at Kent State University for at least one semester before applying, i.e. students must have a Kent State GPA.
  • GAV application/interview.
  • Once accepted, pay non-refundable $1,000 deposit.

ACCOMMODATION

GAV Program Fees includes the following:

  • Shared accommodation for entire program
  • Group airport transfers at beginning and end of program
  • Limited transport credit (excluding Europe programs)
  • Welcome dinner, breakfast on the first 4 morning of the program, catch up dinners during program, and farewell dinner
  • Orientation activities with local staff
  • Limited internet at accommodation
  • 8-week internship placement
  • 24/7 student support

COSTS & TUITION

Students pay Kent State University tuition (Resident or Non-Resident) for internship credit hours. See Kent State's Tuition website for more details.

  • GAV Program Fee: $5,495.00 USD (see above for what is included in this cost)
  • Online Kent State University/OGE application fee: $60.00 USD
  • Mandatory International Medical Insurance: Approximately $111.00 USD
  • Estimated Airfare: $1500.00 USD
  • Costs exclude most meals, personal living expenses, personal travel, passport/visa fees, etc.

More information | GAV Australia 

More information | GAV Hong Kong

More information | GAV Ireland

More information | GAV New Zealand

More information | GAV Singapore

 

INTERNATIONAL DAY

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

10 AM - 2 PM
1st & 3rd Floor - BSA
 
Join us for our Fall Education Abroad Fair on Thursday, September 28 and learn more about the international opportunities available to students in the Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship!

Expand your borders by experiencing education abroad! Travel to Italy, Czech Republic, France and beyond - for 10 days, two weeks, a summer, or a full semester!

Representatives will be available from Financial Aid and International Internships offices.

Meet business students from all over the world and participate in cultural activities for a free t-shirt.


EDUCATION ABROAD PHOTO CONTEST

The Ambassador Crawford College International Programs Office invites you to participate in the sixth annual Education Abroad Photo Contest! Look through your pictures from your time abroad and submit your best work for a chance to win a cash prize, and have the opportunity to have your photos displayed in the Business Administration Building and on other marketing material!

Deadline to apply:

September 25, 2022

Voting:

September 28 - October 30, 2022

Apply Now

The gallery below includes all entries from the 2019 competition.

VIEW THE 2019 WINNING ENTRIES*

 


EDUCATION ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS

Only business majors are eligible for the below scholarships. Students with a business minor alone (non-business majors) are not eligible.

 

Robert C. Bingham Memorial Scholarship

This award is available to all College of Business Administration majors, but preference is given to economic majors and students enrolled in the Geneva Program. One award is made per academic year.

APPLY FOR THE ROBERT C. BINGHAM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (PDF)

 

Neidus Family Study Abroad Scholarship

Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship majors who have financial need that are registered for a study abroad or study away program may apply. The purpose of this scholarship is to cover non-tuition costs associated with a study abroad program including but not limited to room and board in-country, books and materials for coursework and travel expenses.

APPLY FOR NEIDUS FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP (PDF)

APPLY FOR NEIDUS FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP (DOC)

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT ACCBE SCHOLARSHIPS


EDUCATION ABROAD ADVISORS

Our International Programs Office advisors are offering appointments both in-person and virtually. If you have scheduled an in-person appointment, please check in for your appointment in room 300E in the Business Administration Building.

Drop-in Advising

Please visit room 300E BSA or call 330-672-2872 during these times:

  • Tuesday: 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. (Starting October 4)
  • Thursday: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. (Starting September 15)

Education Abroad drop-in advising for Fall 2022 will last through December 22, 2022.

Theresa Wallace

THERESA WALLACE

Director
International Programs Office
twallace@kent.edu
330-672-1292

Amelia Corrigan's Professional Headshot
Amelia Vann 

Senior Advisor II
International Programs Office
acorriga@kent.edu
330-672-2852


OFFICE OF GLOBAL EDUCATION

Collage of Kent State students participating in study abroad programs.

The Office of Global Education plans, coordinates, sustains and monitors Kent State University's global initiatives, exchange programs and support services for international students and scholars. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE OFFICE OF GLOBAL EDUCATION