Q: I want to participate in multiple study away programs. How many Pre-Approval Applications should I complete?
One. You’ll be able to select multiple programs on the application.
Q. Is it possible to have a first and second choice program in case I don’t get into my first choice?
On the Pre-Approval Application, you can select multiple programs you are interested in. By including more than one choice, you’ll have some back-up options should you not get your first choice.
Q: I completed the Pre-Approval Application, but I’ve changed my mind and now want to participate in a different study away program. What should I do?
We may be able to change your placement. Send an email to FSstudyaway@kent.edu with the subject line ‘Pre-Approval Application Change’, and explain the change you would like to make. We’ll let you know your options.
Q. What if my application for study away is not approved?
If we can’t admit you to your chosen program, it’s usually due to your student status or because you don’t meet GPA requirements. For all study away fashion programs, students must be at a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA with all 20000 level FDM courses completed.
The study away program is part of your degree, so we encourage you to apply again next year. It’s also a good idea to meet with your academic advisor before you fill out the Pre-Approval Application for advice on the study away program that best suits your interests.
Q: The program I wanted is at full capacity. Can I be added to a waitlist?
Yes. If you were accepted into a program, you should have received a notification to complete a Commitment Contract or Application. Follow the email instructions and send an email to FSstudyaway@kent.edu saying that you’ like to be added to the waitlist.
Q: Housing is included in my study away program. Can I room with my friends?
You may be able to. The application gives you the chance to share your roommate preferences.
Q. Do I have to purchase flights on my own, or is that part of the program fee?
Group flights are offered through the Florence program. For all other programs, you will need to book and pay for your flight.
Q. My program requires me to get a visa. How do I do this?
The Office of Global Education can help you if you need a visa for your program. Visit the website to make an appointment with an Education Abroad Advisor. We also encourage you to order a passport as soon as possible. Visit the U.S. Department of State’s website to get started.
Q: What advice would you give to students applying for competitive programs and scholarships?