Sept 2019


Department of Biological Sciences Education-Abroad Fair 

Tuesday, Sept. 24 | 6-7:30 PM | Mezzanine - Cunningham Hall 

Hear about all education-abroad opportunities 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, Sept. 24 | 7-9 PM | Student Center Ballroom 

Come join us for an evening of storytelling, 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, and 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.


Education Abroad Parent Information Night - General Program Information! 

Wednesday, Sept. 25 | 6-7:30 PM | Room 137 Bowman Hall 

Parents and family members are among 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. 


Spring 2020 Destination Florence Group Application 

Thursday, Sept. 26 | 2-3 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 Oct. 1).  

Link to application - here!  

 

 


Faculty-Directed Friday 

Friday, Sept. 27 | 11 AM-12 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, Sept. 30 | 11 AM-12 PM | Room 218 Bowman Hall

5-6 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 and 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 Oct. 1.

Apply for Destination Florence here! 


Faculty-led - Costa Rica: Application Due! 

Monday, Sept. 30


October 2019

Destination Florence: Applications Due! 

Tuesday, Oct. 1 | Apply for Destination Florence here! 

 

Spring 2020 Florence Semester Program: Applications Due!

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


Faculty-Directed Friday 

Friday, Oct. 4 | 11 AM-12 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, Oct. 8 | 2-3 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 

Oct. 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 on 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, Oct. 14- Friday, Oct. 18  | 8-9:30 AM | 

This 3 credit, five-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 one week of in-person optional lectures, with four 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, Oct. 16 | 6-7 PM | Room 137 Bowman Hall 

Kent State Florence is a beautiful facility nestled in the heart of downtown Florence at Palazzo Vettori. Meet the director of the Florence program and hear firsthand about the facility, program offerings, educational opportunities and cultural activities that are available to students.

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

Representatives 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, Oct. 19 | 1:30-4:30 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, Oct. 23 | 3-4 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, Oct. 25 | 1-2 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 


Florence Summer Institute Information Session 

Wednesday, Oct. 30 | 5:30-6:30 PM  | Room 201 Bowman Hall 

Come learn about the College of Arts and Sciences Florence Summer programs! FSI is open to all students.  Learn about program costs, living arrangements, application deadlines and payment due dates! Feel free to invite your parents and loved ones!


Scholarship Workshop  

Thursday, Oct. 31 | 11 AM-12 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, Oct. 31 | 12-2 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, Nov. 6 | 10-11 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-Directed Friday 

Friday, Nov. 8 | 1-2 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, Nov. 18 - Friday, Nov. 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, Nov. 18 | 1-2 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! 

Florence Summer Institute Information Session 

Monday, Nov. 18 | 5:30-6:30 PM  | Room 207 Bowman Hall 

Come learn about the College of Arts and Sciences Florence Summer programs! FSI is open to all students. Learn about program costs, living arrangements, application deadlines, and payment due dates! Feel free to invite your parents and loved ones!

Faculty-led Group Application Session 

Tuesday, Nov. 19 | 10-11 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 Dec. 1). *Includes paying your $60 application fee. 

Discover China: The Secrets of the Terracotta Army

Wednesday, Nov. 20 | 6-7 PM  | Room 201 Bowman Hall

Discover China through learning more about the Terracotta soldiers with Dr. Hye-shim Yi of Art History and Dr. Linda Spurlock of Anthropology. Located in Xi'an, China, each of the 8,099 terracotta soldiers and horses was intricately and uniquely designed and has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site attracting visitors from around the world.

Gobble, Gobble, Global 

Thursday, Nov. 21 | 12-2 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, Nov. 22 | 11 AM-12 PM & 1-2 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, Nov. 25 10-11 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 Dec. 1). *Includes paying your $60 application fee.   


December 2019 

Faculty-Directed Applications Due! 

Sunday, Dec. 1 


Destination Florence: Cooking Night 

Tuesday, Dec. 3 | 5-7 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, Dec. 4 | 5-7 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!