Study Away

All study away tours for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 have been canceled due to the spread of COVID-19. For more information please see this official announcement


Global linkages are a key component of a fashion student's education. School of Fashion students are required to complete an approved study-away experience prior to graduation. Kent State Fashion offers international study abroad experiences in six European and Asian countries, two faculty-led study tours, various internship opportunities, and domestic study away experiences in New York and Los Angeles. 

Study Away Pre-Approval Form (2020/2021 Programs) 

Steps for completing the Study-Away Application Process


Walk-In Advising

Wednesdays 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Fridays 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Rockwell Hall, 218C


Financial Aid Advising

Walk-In Appointments
Located in the Office of Global Education, Van Campen Hall
Wednesdays 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Scheduled Appointments
Located on the first floor of the Schwartz Center
Go to KSU Advising on your Flashline account to make an appointment. 


Study Away Day 

Annual event in September

Located in Rockwell Hall 

Current and prospective fashion design and merchandising students and their parents are invited to attend this annual event to explore the growing number of study-away opportunities that the Fashion School offers for the upcoming academic year. Information about the New York Studio, Kent State Florence, Paris, Hong-Hong, Germany, South Korea, London, and Los Angeles programs are provided by leaders and faculty from each location. Returning students from each program describe their experiences and answer questions.  Information about advising, housing, financial aid, and scholarships are available throughout the day.

View the 2019 Study Away Day Video Presentations below: