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
Accounting major, International Business for Business Students minor
Kent State Florence Semester, Spring 2022
CURRENT STUDY-ABROAD PROGRAMS
SEMESTER ABROAD PROGRAMS
Note 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.
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.
- FALL SEMESTER: April 15
- SPRING SEMESTER: October 1
- SPRING SEMESTER PROGRAM: early January - early May
- FALL SEMESTER PROGRAM: mid-August - mid-December
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.
- FALL SEMESTER: March 15
- SPRING SEMESTER: September 15
- SPRING SEMESTER PROGRAM: mid-January - early May
- FALL SEMESTER PROGRAM: late August - mid-December
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.
- FALL SEMESTER: April 1
- SPRING SEMESTER: September 15
- SPRING SEMESTER PROGRAM: early February - late May
- FALL SEMESTER PROGRAM: mid-August - mid-December
SPRING BREAK ABROAD PROGRAMS
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.
March 25 - April 1, 2023
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.
ON HOLD UNTIL 2024
SUMMER ABROAD PROGRAMS
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.
May 18 - June 7, 2023
Remote: May 18-25
Study Abroad in Ireland: May 26 - June 3
February 28, 2023
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.
May 22 - June 5, 2023
March 10, 2023
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.
June Session: May 24 - June 25, 2023
July Session: July 5 - August 6, 2023
February 1, 2023
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.
Term 1: June 5 - June 23, 2023
Term 2: June 28 - August 10, 2023
March 1, 2023
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.
Global Academic Ventures (GAV)
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).
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.).
The deadline to apply for the program is February 1.
- 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, email@example.com, 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.
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.
Not Your Typical Study Abroad Fair
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
1st Floor BSA
Join us for our Spring Education Abroad Fair on Wednesday, February 15 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. All visitors will receive a free t-shirt!
Education Abroad Pizza Party
Thursday, February 16, 2023
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Dunbar Hall, Room 124
Come learn about the education abroad opportunities offered to Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship students while enjoying pizza! FREE Admission!