The key ingredient to studying away from Kent State (either domestically or internationally) is early planning. Two kinds of planning are essential: academic and financial.
Start right away - the first semester of your first year at Kent State. Many students write blog posts about studying abroad, or share their work products. Reviewing this information will help you plan and manage your expectations.
As soon as you decide to study away, begin planning for how to make the experience affordable (freshman year is not too early to start!).