Meet our incredible staff of study abroad experts.

Feel free to schedule a meeting with our staff to start your journey.

Dr. Kristin Stasiowski

Assistant Dean of International Programs and Education Abroad, Assistant Professor of Italian

Kristin Stasiowski, Ph.D. is the Assistant Dean of International Programs and Education Abroad for the College of Arts and Sciences and is also an Assistant Professor of Italian Language and Literature in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Kent State University. She received her Ph.D from Yale University in Italian Language and Literature and has taught Italian language, literature, cinema, history and culture in both the United States and Florence, Italy prior to arriving at Kent State where her current responsibilities are focused on promoting study abroad opportunities to undergraduates.


Zachary Nelson
Zachary Nelson

Graduate Assistant 

Zach is the Graduate Assistant in the Office of International Programs and Education Abroad for the College of Arts and Sciences. He is currently completing his Master’s in Russian Translation, and graduated with a Bachelors in Russian from The Ohio State University. Zach has extensive experience in study abroad, having been an exchange student to Russia twice through the National Security Language Initiative for Youth program and the Gilman Scholarship. He lived in Kyiv, Ukraine for 4 years, working as a translator, news editor, and journalist.



Györgyi Mihályi 

Assistant Director, Marketing

Györgyi is the assistant director of marketing at the International Programs and Education Abroad and the Wick Poetry Center in the College of Arts and Sciences. She has an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration with an Internationalization certificate from Kent State University as well as BA in English Literature from the University of Szeged and a BA in Business Administration from Kent State University. She is currently a doctoral student in Higher Education Administration at Kent State. She enjoys running, biking and hiking. She is originally from Szeged, Hungary. 

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