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 

"I was a little nervous at first thinking about living in such a (what I thought) “random” place but this was one of the greatest experiences of my life. Prague was beautiful and I made friends from all over the world. While being abroad I went to 9 countries and over 20 cities. This was actually my 2nd time studying abroad at Kent State but both experiences were so different and unique. I have learned so much from each study abroad trip. I would study abroad again if I could. Highly recommend all students to study abroad - you won’t regret it I promise! " 

Photo taken in Prague, Czech Republic

 

 

REILLY BERK  

Business Management major, International Business for Business Students and Marketing double minor,  

Kent State Prague, Czech Republic, Spring Semester 2019 

 

 

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: 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

SPRING BREAK ABROAD PROGRAMS

 


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. sanselmi [at] kent.edu (Contact Professor Simone Anselme) for more information.

PROGRAM DURATION:
March 23 - 30, 2019

Apply for business excellence and made in italy Program


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 rhisric1 [at] kent.edu (Robert Hisrich) for more information.

PROGRAM DURATION:
March 23-30, 2019

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:
Will run Winter Break 2020

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:
June 2020

 

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:
May-July 2020

 

 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 Julie Lanz for more information.

PROGRAM DURATION:
May 28 - June 28, 2020

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
March 2, 2020

 

 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, bshield6 [at] kent.edu (contact Brandon Shields)

PROGRAM DURATION:
June 2020

 

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 Julie Lanz for more information.

PROGRAM DURATION:TBD

 

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 [at] kent.edu) for more information.

PROGRAM DURATION:
May 2020

 

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.

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.
  • WEDNESDAY
    10:00 a.m. - 12 noon
  • THURSDAY
    9:00 a.m. - 12 noon

 

  • THERESA WALLACE

    Director
    International Programs Office
    twallace [at] kent.edu
    330-672-1292
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    Amelia Corrigan

    Senior Advisor
    International Programs Office
    acorriga [at] kent.edu
    330-672-2852

     

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    Julie Lanz Headshot

    Julie Lanz

    Academic Advisor II
    International Programs Office
    jlanz1 [at] kent.edu
    330-672-1280

     


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