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Education Abroad

College of Business Administration 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 

"Studying abroad in Australia has been such a great experience for me, from being able to learn with students from all over the world at a university in the center of Sydney, to traveling with all my new friends and being able to experience Australia for the first time. "

 
Photo taken in Sydney, Australia.

Chase Rankine 

Business Management Major, 

International Business for Business Students Minor 

University of Technology - Sydney, Fall 2017 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS

SEMESTER ABROAD PROGRAMS

Florence, ItalyFlorence, Italy

Kent State’s College of Business Administration 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: April 15
  • 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: March 15
  • 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. Prauge, 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 15
  • SPRING SEMESTER: November 1

PROGRAM DURATION:

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

APPLY FOR PRAUGE SEMESTER ABROAD PROGRAM LEARN MORE ABOUT PRAUGE, CZECH REPUBLIC

SPRING BREAK ABROAD PROGRAMS

Canal street in Brugge, BelgiumEuropean Economics Issues

Students enrolled in European Economic Issues spend spring break in Belgium, Luxembourg and France. The program allows you to learn about cultural, historical and economic characteristics of the European Union, through visits to important cultural and historical sites. The program is worth a total of 3 credit hours. Contact Don Williams, Ph.D. for more information.

PROGRAM DURATION:
March 23-April 2, 2018

Apply for Europearn Economics Issues Program


People walk through a town in Italy. 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 times, 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:
March 23 - 31, 2018

Apply for business excellence and made in italy Program


Sao Paulo cathedral in Brazil.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 Pratim Datta, Ph.D. (pdatta@kent.edu) for more information.

PROGRAM DURATION:
March 23-April 1, 2018

WINTER BREAK ABROAD PROGRAMS

A temple in Bangladore, India. INTERNATIONAL EMERGING ENTERPRISES AND MARKETS: INDIA

This three credit course introduces you to environmental and social sustainability and how these global challenges are creating new markets, driving innovation and compelling organizations to adopt new models of doing business. Students will visit the cities of Bangalore, Delhi and Pune, with a stop by the beautiful Taj Mahal in Agra. The class will tour major international businesses as well as micro firms to learn about the business opportunities created by these global challenges. Contact David DuBois, Ph.D. for more information.

PROGRAM DURATION:
January 4-14, 2018

APPLY FOR INTERNATIONAL EMERGING ENTERPRISES AND MARKETS: INDIA PROGRAM  


A temple in Bangladore, India.Financial Institutions in the Cayman Islands

This course will examine financial institutions in the Cayman Islands. Students will understand the historical development and structure of the financial institutions in the Cayman Islands, as well as explore the role of cultural influences. Expected visits include: Cayman Islands Stock Exchange, various banks and tours/excursions on the island. Contact Steven Dennis, Ph.D. for more information.

PROGRAM DURATION:
January 4-14, 2018

APPLY FOR financial institutions in the cayman islands WINTER BREAK PROGRAM  

SUMMER ABROAD PROGRAMS

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 Julie Lanz for more information.

PROGRAM DURATION:
May 30 - June 30, 2018

 

APPLy for florence summer institute program Learn more about Florence, Italy


KENT STATE Geneva Summer Program

This seven week program for undergraduate students in Geneva, Switzerland allows students to take two-three courses for a total of six to nine credits in course subjects such as French, International Business, Arts, and Psychology, among others. The summer program in Geneva offers students the opportunity to explore one of Europe's most beautiful cities along with the rest of Europe. Contact Julie Lanz for more information.

PROGRAM DURATION:
Late May - Early July, 2018

 

 APPLY FOR SUMMER GENEVA PROGRAM Learn more about Geneva, Switzerland 


Brittany, FranceInternational Economic Experience: Ireland as a Hub for Transnational Business

This course is designed for students to understand the impact that international trade agreements, off shore financial structures (including tax havens), infrastructural development and entrepreneurship have coalesced in Ireland to make that country, in spite of its small size, a dynamic player in both the European Union and the global economy. It will be advantageous for American economic and financial interests to understand what happens in Ireland and how one benefits from this knowledge. Students enrolled in this program will have a greater awareness about not only Ireland and the Irish culture and people, but also have a “hands-on” set of skills and contacts that could benefit their careers. For more information, contact program faculty leader Dr. Luda Leontieva at lleontye@kent.edu

PROGRAM DURATION:
Will Run Summer 2019

ApplY FOR INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC EXPERIENCE PROGRAM


Rennes, FranceInternational Experience in Sustainability

This interactive 11-day course in Rennes, France introduces you to sustainability through the international study of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). You will meet and collaborate with students from universities all over the world as you study in a city recognized for its leadership in sustainability. In addition to lectures, the learning experience includes guest speakers. business visits and sightseeing tours. For more information, contact Brandon Shields

PROGRAM DURATION:
Last two weeks in June 2018 

 

APPLY FOR INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE IN SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM 


International Experience in Accounting: EUROPE

This trip to England, France and Scotland 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 Ben Hoffmann, Ph.D. for more information.

PROGRAM DURATION:
May 14 - May 26, 2018

 


International Business Experience

The International Business Experience is a three credit-hour summer course that gives you the opportunity to study abroad in Switzerland and France. You will come away with an understanding how U.S. businesses operate overseas, competing in today's global marketplace. Contact Kathy Wilson, Ph.D. at kwilson3@kent.edu.

PROGRAM TAKING PLACE IN:
May 2018

 

ApplY FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS EXPERIENCE PROGRAM 


Buildings overlook the water in Greece.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 (edaniels@kent.edu) for more information.

PROGRAM DURATION:
May 17-30, 2018

 

APPLY FOR EXPLORING SUSTAINABILITY IN GREECE PROGRAM

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

 

EDUCATION ABROAD ACTIVITY

Stay up-to-date and share your study abroad experience using #COBA_abroad.


EDUCATION ABROAD PHOTO CONTEST

Every year, students who study abroad through the college are encouraged to submit photos documenting their travels. Winners are featured in our Education Abroad Photo Gallery, below.

The gallery below includes all entries from the 2016 competition.

VIEW THE 2016 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.

John F. Fiedler-Borgwarner International Scholarship

The John. F. Fiedler-BorgWarner International Scholarship supports College of Business Administration undergraduate and graduate students who want to experience international study.

All business majors taking business related courses abroad receive this $2,500 scholarship after submitting the application to the International Programs Office, room 300E Business Administration Building.

APPLY FOR THE JOHN F. FIEDLER-BORGWARNER INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP (PDF)

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)

Ronald and Suzanne Barr Scholarship

This scholarship will provide funds for travel expenses related to study abroad tuition, textbooks and program fees. Students must have a minimum 3.00 GPA and have financial need as demonstrated by FAFSA. One award is made per academic year.

APPLY FOR THE RONALD AND SUZANNE BARR SCHOLARSHIP (PDF)

LEARN MORE ABOUT COBA SCHOLARSHIPS


EDUCATION ABROAD ADVISORS

Walk-in advising is welcomed. No appointments are necessary.

Advisors are available in 300E BSA, at the following times:

  • TUESDAY
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • WEDNSDAY
    10:00 a.m. - 12 noon
  • THURSDAY
    9:00 a.m. - 12 noon

 


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