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 

"When arriving home after studying abroad in Greece for two weeks, the only way that I could begin to put my experience into words was 'seeing the pages of my history books come to life.' This past summer, I had the opportunity to travel to Athens, Crete and Santorini, Greece, to study sales and sustainability alongside other Kent State University students who soon became some of my best friends. From visiting historical landmarks such as the Parthenon in Athens, to trying new cuisine and learning Greek dances with friends at dinner and even sailing on the Aegean Sea, this trip was something I will remember for the rest of my life. I feel so grateful to have not only learned about a new culture, but to have been truly immersed in it."

Photo taken in Santorini, Greece

 

 

ELENA LEWIS  

Marketing major, entrepreneurship for business majors minor

Kent State Faculty-led Education Abroad, Exploring Sustainability from a Sales and Marketing Perspective in Greece, Summer 2019

 

 

 

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: October 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

WINTER BREAK ABROAD PROGRAMS

 


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:
On Hold until 2022

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 Theresa Wallace for more information.

PROGRAM DURATION:
May 5 - August 7, 2022

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
March 1, 2022

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


Current Issues in the European Union - Florence Summer Institute

This economics course will examine current issues in the European Union, including effects of the pandemic, immigration, health care, poverty and inequality.  The historical development and structure of the EU will also be covered and the role of cultural influences will be explored.  The course will also include visits to organizations related to the issues at hand.   Contact Theresa Wallace or Kristina Spangler for more information.

PROGRAM DURATION: 

May 30 - June 23, 2022

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


Principles of Macroeconomics - Florence Summer Institute

Emphasis is given to the application of Macroeconomics principles to current economic issues in the Eurozone and the USA. General topics include policies for controlling inflation and unemployment, economic way of thinking, monetary system, national income theory, and the fundamentals of international macroeconomics. This course will provide an economic analysis of EU processes that includes highlighting tools and instruments of the European Central Bank's monetary policy and the history of the Euro. Contact Theresa Wallace for more information.

PROGRAM DURATION: 

July 6 - August 7, 2022

 

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


View of Irish countryside and cliffs | Leontieva, IrelandBusiness Consulting in Ireland

The goal of the course is to provide students with an integrative experience, a unique opportunity to study together with peers and to apply what they learn in solving real challenges that different businesses in Ireland are currently facing. This integrative approach provides benefits both to MBA students and to the client organizations. The students are then committed in using their expertise to create innovative solutions to real-world challenges. Contact Dr. Luda Leontieva for more information.

PROGRAM DURATION:

July 23 - July 31, 2022

 APPLY FOR BUSINESS CONSULTING IN IRELAND PROGRAM


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 Theresa Wallace for more information.

PROGRAM DURATION:

On Hold until 2022

 APPLY FOR SUMMER GENEVA PROGRAM Learn more about Geneva, Switzerland 


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XI'AN SUMMER INSTITUTE

Expand your horizons through the four-week Kent State Xi'an Summer Institute. This program features a unique combination of KSU and host university courses, cultural immersion, and a multidisciplinary perspective that will benefit students from many majors! Contact Theresa Wallace for more information.

PROGRAM DURATION:
On Hold until 2022

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
On Hold until 2022

 

 APPLY FOR XIAN SUMMER INSTITUTE Learn more about XIAN, CHINA 


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:
On Hold until 2022

 

APPLY FOR INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE IN SUSTAINABILITY 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. During this program, you will be able to examine sustainability programs employed by U.S. companies and compare 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 13 - May 27,  2022

 

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

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

 


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 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

Scholarship recipients must be enrolled in the Kent State Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship, have demonstrated financial need as documented by FAFSA and be registered in a study abroad or study away program.

APPLY FOR NEIDUS FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP (PDF)

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT COBA 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

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

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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