Financial Incentives

CCI Launches New Study Abroad Travel Incentives

CCI Explore provides students with opportunities to explore beyond their conventional boundaries, to discover new destinations and experience new cultures. CCI Explore is now offering CCI undergraduate students three ways to make global exploration more affordable than ever before:

  • Travel Savings Accounts. Imagine this:  You can now have a CCI travel savings account with funds ready for you when you are ready to study abroad at a CCI destination (like Florence, Lisbon, Prague or Beijing and Chengdu). CCI will create a savings account for you and deposit a scholarship of up to $2,500 (depending on your financial need) that is yours to use when you study abroad. To be eligible for a CCI Travel Savings Account, you need to be a full-time undergraduate student*  in CCI, maintain a 2.0 GPA, have demonstrated financial need (as determined by the FAFSA) and apply through a simple questionnaire. Each semester, we accept applications for a two week period of time, and we will send a link to the application questionnaire in your email.
  • First Passport Fund.  A passport is the first step in traveling abroad. This fund provides first-time passports to CCI majors with a strong desire to study overseas, who have a 2.0 GPA and have financial need as demonstrated by FAFSA. Best of all, there is no separate application form – students can simply indicate that they need a first passport whey they fill out the Travel Savings Account questionnaire.
  • Exploration Travel Passes. We encourage students to visit more than one location when they study abroad in Europe. Students who spend a semester in Florence, Lisbon or Prague, will receive an additional $500 to help them travel to other European locations. CCI students spending a semester at Kent State Florence will also receive a month-long rail pass to explore other destinations in Italy.

Students can learn more by contacting Miriam Matteson at

*Seniors in their final semesters before graduating and regional campus students are not eligible for these incentives at this time.