Calendar of Events

August 2019

Destination Florence Information Session 

Monday, August 26 | 3:30-4:30 PM | Room 324 Business Administration Building 

Come learn about the College of Arts and Sciences Destination Florence program! The Destination Florence program is open to students in the following Departments: Biological Sciences, English, Political Science, & Psychological Sciences. Are you in a major that is not listed? NO PROBLEM! You are still invited to this session to learn about the perfect Florence semester opportunity for you! 

Apply for Destination Florence here! 


Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality Meet and Greet

Wednesday, August 28 | 5:00-7:00 PM | Room 224 Bowman Hall 

Join Dr. Molly Merryman to not only learn about the way to get involved with the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, but also Researching Queer Britain, an education abroad research opportunity where she will take students to the United Kingdom during the May Intersession 2020 and work with them as they conduct research to better understand the way in which the United Kingdom’s legacy of LGBTQ culture and legislation has directly impacted LGBTQ rights and cultural understandings of sexuality on a global level! 


Destination Florence Information Session

Thursday, August 29 | 12:30-1:30 PM | Room 315 Kent Student Center (KSC) 

Come learn about the College of Arts and Sciences Destination Florence program! The Destination Florence program is open to students in the following Departments: Biological Sciences, English, Political Science, & Psychological Sciences. Are you in a major that is not listed? NO PROBLEM! You are still invited to this session to learn about the perfect Florence semester opportunity for you! 

Apply for Destination Florence here! 


Sept 2019

 

Fuel Up & Carb Load for Run the World 

Fuel Up

Thursday, September 5 | 12:00-1:30 PM | Key Bank Lounge - Center for Undergraduate Excellence 

In the running world, it is popular to eat more carbohydrates than usual two days prior to a distance running event. Today, Run the World is just TWO DAYS AWAY! Please join us as we carb load with pasta and bread for Run the World on Saturday, September 7! Receive nutrition information from 3 different runners and learn how they discovered what worked best for them in the kitchen! This event is free and open to all students. *FLASHPERK EVENT* 


Black squirrel festival

Friday, September 6 | 12:00-4:00 PM | Risman Plaza and Student Green 

Run the World and the Office of International Programs and Education Abroad will be at the Black Squirrel Festival! Stop by our table and spin the wheel for *FREE* swag! 


Run the World - 5th Anniversary
Motivation
 

Saturday, September 7 | 8:30 AM | Risman Plaza 

Run the World is turning 5 years old! Join us as we celebrate our love of international education and student scholarships at the best birthday party of the year! Run the World is a fundraising initiative that works to support students financially as they pursue an education abroad experience. For every 50 people that register, Run the World is able to give 1 student a $1000 scholarship; the more people that register, the more scholarships we can give away! *FLASHPERK EVENT* 

Register for Run the World here! 


Scholarship Workshop  

Tuesday, September 10 | 10:00-11:00 AM | Room 115 Bowman Hall 

In need of scholarships to assist in your financial planning for your education abroad program but not sure where to start? Join us in this scholarship workshop and learn where to find scholarship opportunities, how to articulate your financial need, and how to write a personal statement that defines your “why”. Education Abroad Alumni will also share unique fundraising ideas and tips to help in your search! *RSVP REQUIRED; Spots limited to the first 15 people who register!

Register to reserve your spot today! 


Department of Biological Sciences Meet & Greet 

Wednesday, September 11 | 6:00-7:30 PM | Room 190 Integrated Sciences Building

ATTENTION BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE STUDENTS! This event is JUST for you! Meet the Department of Biological Sciences students, faculty, and staff and learn about the different opportunities available for you! From research to student organizations, there is something for everyone! The Office of International Programs and education abroad will also be at this event so be sure to stop by so they can show you how to incorporate your education abroad experience into your GPS and roadmap! 


Education Abroad Expo 

Thursday, September 12 | 11:00 AM-2:00 PM | 2nd Floor Mezzanine - Kent Student Center  

The Education Abroad Expo seeks to provide students with necessary information to make an informed decision before embarking on a study abroad experience. The Expo’s goals are to ensure that students are aware of the many study abroad programs in which they can participate, what financial resources are available to them, what factors to consider prior to their departure and eventual return, and what steps they need to take to get their plans underway. The Expo enables students to meet with the numerous Kent State Colleges, offices and departments, as well as service providers which can introduce them to the worthwhile study abroad programs that work best for their schedules, professional aspirations and budget, while also assisting them with critical preparations for any of their upcoming study abroad plans.


Education Abroad Parent Information Night

Thursday, September 12 | 6:00-7:30 PM | Room 137 Bowman Hall 

Parents and Family Members are one of the best support systems around! Just like you, they have questions about your experience abroad too. Invite them to join you at this after-hours information night and have all their questions answered. Hear from staff members from the College of Arts and Sciences, Office of Global Education, Student Financial Aid and Education Abroad Student Alumni who all work together to provide the best opportunities for our aspiring students. Light refreshments provided. 

 

Jewish Studies Program - Study Abroad and Away Information Session

Thursday, September 12 | 5:00-6:00 PM  | Room 115 Bowman Hall 

Join Professor Chaya Kessler to learn about life after the Holocaust in Poland or Jews of Distant Lands in Morocco! If you are hoping to stay state-side, there are also study away opportunities to participate in a 1-credit hour bus trip to Washington D.C. or a weekend away in Jewish New York. From history to culture, Jewish Studies has an opportunity for everyone. Students participating in these programs do not have to identify as Jewish, or be registered as Jewish Studies minors. 


Faculty-DIrected Friday - Jewish Studies  

Friday, September 13 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM | Room 124 Bowman Hall 

Got Questions? Get Answers! Stop by 124 Bowman Hall to grab information from this expo-style information session. See photos of past program participants, learn about exciting research opportunities, or try cuisine from a new culture! Executive Leadership Council Members will be here to answer all your questions and connect you with the faculty members* leading the program. 


Florence and Xi’an Summer Institute Information Session 

Monday, September 16 | 5:00-7:00 PM  | Room 137 Bowman Hall 

Come learn about the College of Arts and Sciences Florence and Xi’an Summer programs! Both Summer Institutes are open to all students. Florence Summer Institute information will be from 5:00-6:00 PM and Xi’an Summer Institute information will be from 6:00-7:00 PM. Learn about program costs, living arrangements, application deadlines, and payment due dates! Feel free to invite your parents and loved ones! Light refreshments provided. 


Destination Florence: Cooking Night 

Tuesday, September 17 | 5:00-7:00 PM |  Rosie’s Diner and Market 

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Destination Florence: Cooking Night 

Ciao Destination Florence participants! Are you feeling nervous about cooking on your own while you are in Florence, Italy? Not to worry--we have you covered! Join Dining Services Chef Matt at Rosie’s Diner and Market and learn how to make traditional Italian pizza! You will love it so much, you will be begging for the recipe to take with you on your semester abroad (and do not worry--we will give it to you at the end of the event)! This event is open only to Destination Florence participants. RSVP required; spots limited.

Reserve your spot today! 


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Destination Florence: Cooking Night 

Wednesday, September 18 | 5:00-7:00 PM |  Rosie’s Diner and Market 

Ciao Destination Florence participants! Are you feeling nervous about cooking on your own while you are in Florence, Italy? Not to worry--we have you covered! Join Dining Services Chef Matt at Rosie’s Diner and Market and learn how to make traditional Italian pizza! You will love it so much, you will be begging for the recipe to take with you on your semester abroad (and do not worry--we will give it to you at the end of the event)! This event is open only to Destination Florence participants. RSVP required; spots limited.

 Reserve your spot today!  

 


Spring 2020 Destination Florence Group Application 

Thursday, September 19 | 4:00-5:00 PM | Room 301 Bowman Hall

If you are attending the Florence Semester Program as a member of a Destination Florence cohort (Biological Sciences, English, Psychological Sciences, and Political Science), please join us to complete your official Florence Semester Program Application as a group (application deadline October 1st).

Link to application - here!  


Faculty-Directed Friday 

Friday, September 20 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM | Room 124 Bowman Hall 

Got Questions? Get Answers! Stop by 124 Bowman Hall to grab information from this expo-style information session. See photos of past program participants, learn about exciting research opportunities, or try cuisine from a new culture! Executive Leadership Council Members will be here to answer all your questions and connect you with the faculty members* leading the program. 

*Faculty of programs attendance may vary 


Department of Biological Sciences Education Abroad Fair 

Monday, September 23 | 6:00-7:30 PM | Mezzanine - Cunningham Hall 

Hear about all education abroad opportunities that the Department of Biological Sciences has to offer! From Costa Rica to South Africa, and Australia to Florence, there is something for everyone! 


kosher soul with michael w. twitty

Tuesday, September 24 | 7:00-9:00 PM | Student Center Ballroom 

Come join us for an evening of story-telling, food tasting and KOSHER SOUL with culinary historian and Jewish educator, Michael W. Twitty. Twitty, who is the James Beard award winning author of The Cooking Gene and an internationally recognized chef, will discuss the centrality of food in celebrating our culture, understanding our history and ourselves. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the program. The event is FREE and open to the public.


Spring 2020 Destination Florence Group Application 

Thursday, September 26 | 2:00-3:00 PM | Room 208 Business Administration Building 

If you are attending the Florence Semester Program as a member of a Destination Florence cohort (Biological Sciences, English, Psychological Sciences, and Political Science), please join us to complete your official Florence Semester Program Application as a group (application deadline October 1st ).  

Link to application - here!  

 

Education Abroad Parent Information Night 

Wednesday, September 25 | 6:00-7:30 PM | Room 137 Bowman Hall 

Description: Parents and Family Members are one of the best support systems around! Just like you, they have questions about your experience abroad too. Invite them to join you at this after-hours information night and have all their questions answered. Hear from staff members from the College of Arts and Sciences, Office of Global Education, Student Financial Aid and Education Abroad Student Alumni who all work together to provide the best opportunities for our aspiring students. Light refreshments provided. 


Faculty-Directed Friday 

Friday, September 27 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM | Room 124 Bowman Hall 

Got Questions? Get Answers! Stop by 124 Bowman Hall to grab information from this expo-style information session. See photos of past program participants, learn about exciting research opportunities, or try cuisine from a new culture! Executive Leadership Council Members will be here to answer all your questions and connect you with the faculty members* leading the program. 

*Faculty of programs attendance may vary 


Destination Florence Information Session - 2 times!

Monday, September 30 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM | Room 218 Bowman Hall

5:00-6:00 PM | Room 317 Bowman Hall 

Come learn about the College of Arts and Sciences Destination Florence program! The Destination Florence program is open to students in the following Departments: Biological Sciences, English, Political Science, & Psychological Sciences. Are you in a major that is not listed? NO PROBLEM! You are still invited to this session to learn about the perfect Florence semester opportunity for you! Application deadline is October 1st.

Apply for Destination Florence here! 


Faculty-led - Costa Rica: Application Due! 

Monday, September 30



October 2019

Destination Florence: Applications Due! 

Tuesday, October 1 | Apply for Destination Florence here! 

 

Spring 2020 Florence Semester Program: Applications Due!

Tuesday, October 1 | Apply for Florence Spring 2020 Semester here!  


Faculty-DIrected Friday 

Friday, October 4 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM | Room 124 Bowman Hall 

Got Questions? Get Answers! Stop by 124 Bowman Hall to grab information from this expo-style information session. See photos of past program participants, learn about exciting research opportunities, or try cuisine from a new culture! Executive Leadership Council Members will be here to answer all your questions and connect you with the faculty members* leading the program. 

*Faculty of programs attendance may vary 


Scholarship Workshop  

Tuesday, October 8 | 2:00-3:00 PM | Room 115 Bowman Hall 

In need of scholarships to assist in your financial planning for your education abroad program but not sure where to start? Join us in this scholarship workshop and learn where to find scholarship opportunities, how to articulate your financial need, and how to write a personal statement that defines your “why”. Education Abroad Alumni will also share unique fundraising ideas and tips to help in your search! *RSVP REQUIRED; Spots limited to the first 15 people who register!

Register to reserve your spot today! 


Fall in LOVE with International Education Week 

October 14-18 | Various Times  | Various Locations 

It is time to FALL in Love with International Education! Join us for a week of specially themed activities and events all centered around FALLing in Love with International Education! 

 

Evolution of Empires with Professors Guiseppe Mazzotta, Ph.D., Sterling Professor of the Humanities in Italian, Yale University & Fabrizio Ricciardelli, Ph.D., Director of Kent State University Florence 

Monday, October 14- Friday, October 18  | 8:00-9:30 AM | 

This 3 credit, 5 week, flex semester course will examine a variety of topics in the history of the Italian peninsula from the Roman Empire through the Renaissance. This course is open to all students of any major interested in Florentine history, philosophy, politics, and art. This course will include 1 week of in-person optional lectures, with 4 weeks of online learning. The in-person lectures are a part of Fall in Love with International Education Week and are open to all!  


Meet the Director of Kent State Florence, Fabrizio Riccardelli, Ph.D. 

Wednesday, October 16 | 6:00 PM-7:00 PM | Room 137 Bowman Hall 

Kent State Florence is a beautiful facility nessled in the heart of downtown Florence at Palazzo Vettori. Meet the Director of the Florence program and hear first hand about the facility, program offerings, educational opportunites, and cultural activites that are available to students.

This session is open to any student and/or parent/family member/guest that is interested in learning more about our Florence Semster and Summer programs. 

Represenatives from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of Global Education, and Student Financial Aid will also be present to answer additional questions/comments. 

 


Destination Florence 2020-2021 Mandatory Welcome Orientation

Saturday, October 19 | 1:30 PM-4:30 PM | Room 137 Bowman Hall 

This meeting is mandatory for all Destination Florence 2020 & 2021 cohort members. You will receive important information regarding program expectations, meet members of your cohort, plan future group events and activities, and meet the staff that coordinates the program! 


Scholarship Workshop  

Wednesday, October 23 | 3:00-4:00 PM | Room 115 Bowman Hall 

In need of scholarships to assist in your financial planning for your education abroad program but not sure where to start? Join us in this scholarship workshop and learn where to find scholarship opportunities, how to articulate your financial need, and how to write a personal statement that defines your “why”. Education Abroad Alumni will also share unique fundraising ideas and tips to help in your search! *RSVP REQUIRED; Spots limited to the first 15 people who register!

Register to reserve your spot today! 


Faculty-DIrected Friday 

Friday, October 25 | 1:00-2:00 PM | Room 124 Bowman Hall 

Got Questions? Get Answers! Stop by 124 Bowman Hall to grab information from this expo-style information session. See photos of past program participants, learn about exciting research opportunities, or try cuisine from a new culture! Executive Leadership Council Members will be here to answer all your questions and connect you with the faculty members* leading the program. 

*Faculty of programs attendance may vary 


Scholarship Workshop  

Thursday, October 31 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM | Room 115 Bowman Hall 

In need of scholarships to assist in your financial planning for your education abroad program but not sure where to start? Join us in this scholarship workshop and learn where to find scholarship opportunities, how to articulate your financial need, and how to write a personal statement that defines your “why”. Education Abroad Alumni will also share unique fundraising ideas and tips to help in your search! *RSVP REQUIRED; Spots limited to the first 15 people who register!

Register to reserve your spot today! 

 

Study Abroad, SO FUN it is Scary! 

Thursday, October 31 | 12:00-2:00 PM | Bowman Cafe

Come check out how other regions and cultures of the world celebrate the Day of the Dead! Try tasty food, participate in spooky activities, and spin the prize wheel for a chance to win a scholarship! 



December 2019

Scholarship Workshop  

Wednesday, November 6 | 10:00-11:00 AM | 115 Bowman Hall 

In need of scholarships to assist in your financial planning for your education abroad program but not sure where to start? Join us in this scholarship workshop and learn where to find scholarship opportunities, how to articulate your financial need, and how to write a personal statement that defines your “why”. Education Abroad Alumni will also share unique fundraising ideas and tips to help in your search! *RSVP REQUIRED; Spots limited to the first 15 people who register! Register to reserve your spot today! 


Faculty-lDIrected Friday 

Friday, November 8| 1:00-2:00 PM | Room 124 Bowman Hall 

Got Questions? Get Answers! Stop by 124 Bowman Hall to grab information from this expo-style information session. See photos of past program participants, learn about exciting research opportunities, or try cuisine from a new culture! Executive Leadership Council Members will be here to answer all your questions and connect you with the faculty members* leading the program. 

*Faculty of programs attendance may vary 


International Education Week

Monday, November 18 - Friday, November 22 

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences. 

Scholarship Workshop

Monday, November 18 | 1:00-2:00 PM | 115 Bowman Hall 

In need of scholarships to assist in your financial planning for your education abroad program but not sure where to start? Join us in this scholarship workshop and learn where to find scholarship opportunities, how to articulate your financial need, and how to write a personal statement that defines your “why”. Education Abroad Alumni will also share unique fundraising ideas and tips to help in your search! *RSVP REQUIRED; Spots limited to the first 15 people who register! Register to reserve your spot today! 

Faculty-led Group Application Session 

Tuesday, November 19 |10:00-11:00 AM  | Room 313 Kent Student Center (KSC) 

If you are hoping to participate in a faculty-led program in the College of Arts and Sciences, please join us to complete your official Program Application as a group (application deadline December 1st). *Includes paying your $60 application fee.   

 

Gobble, Gobble, Global 

Thursday, November 21 |12:00-2:00 PM | TBD

Are you interested in learning how other cultures and communities give thanks and show gratitude? Come “give thanks for global education” and try tasty food, participate in gracious activities, and spin the prize wheel for a chance to win a scholarship! 

 

Faculty-DIrected Friday - 2 TIMES! 

Friday, November 22 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM & 1:00-2:00 PM | Room 124 Bowman Hall 

Got Questions? Get Answers! Stop by 124 Bowman Hall to grab information from this expo-style information session. See photos of past program participants, learn about exciting research opportunities, or try cuisine from a new culture! Executive Leadership Council Members will be here to answer all your questions and connect you with the faculty members* leading the program. 

 


Faculty-Directed Group Application Session 

Monday, November 25 10:00-11:00 AM | Room 218 Bowman Hall 

If you are hoping to participate in a faculty-led program in the College of Arts and Sciences, please join us to complete your official Program Application as a group (application deadline December 1st). *Includes paying your $60 application fee.   



December 2019
 

Faculty-DIrected Applications Due! 

Sunday, December 1 


Destination Florence: Cooking Night 

Tuesday, December 3 | 5:00-7:00 PM | Rosie’s Diner and Market 

Ciao Destination Florence participants! Are you feeling nervous about cooking on your own while you are in Florence, Italy? Not to worry--we have you covered! Join Dining Services Chef Matt at Rosie’s Diner and Market and learn how to make traditional Italian desserts! You will love it so much, you will be begging for the recipe to take with you on your semester abroad (and do not worry--we will give it to you at the end of the event)! This event is open only to Destination Florence participants. RSVP required; spots limited.

 Reserve your spot today!   


Destination Florence: Cooking Night 

Wednesday, December 4 | 5:00-7:00 PM | Rosie’s Diner and Market 

Ciao Destination Florence participants! Are you feeling nervous about cooking on your own while you are in Florence, Italy? Not to worry--we have you covered! Join Dining Services Chef Matt at Rosie’s Diner and Market and learn how to make traditional Italian desserts! You will love it so much, you will be begging for the recipe to take with you on your semester abroad (and do not worry--we will give it to you at the end of the event)! This event is open only to Destination Florence participants. RSVP required; spots limited.

 Reserve your spot today!