Kent State University has a longstanding tradition of excellence in global education. As we celebrate 50 years of study abroad at our flagship program in Florence, Italy, we have set our sights on building the largest endowment in university history, the Kent State Global Education Endowment. This endowment will support study abroad experiences and open doors for more Kent State students than ever before. And once it is fully funded, every incoming undergraduate student will have access to a study abroad scholarship.
Initial donors to the Global Education Endowment will be welcomed into the Renaissance Scholars Society. They will receive exclusive travel and study abroad opportunities, starting with this once-in-a-lifetime event in Florence in October of 2023.
Celebrating 50 Years in Florence
History Comes Alive
During the Florence 50th Anniversary Donor Gala, illustrious historian Rocky Ruggario will bring Florentine history to life with our students and performers of the Teatro Verdi and Orchestra della Toscana.
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"The opportunity to study in the Cayman Islands for 10 days focusing on finance topics was the best experience of my life."
Cameran Cunningham, ’21
"One of the most important things I gained from study abroad was the growth of my confidence, independence and strength."
Caya Smarr, ’19
“Studying a piece of art from the Renaissance period and then seeing it in person was incredible. It still feels surreal.”
Sydney Munden, ’21
"A study abroad experience is life changing. It can open your eyes in so many ways."
Alberto Vazquez, ’21
The Experience of a Lifetime
As a Renaissance Scholar, you will experience Florence like never before. Guided by Kent State and Italian scholars, step back in time as you walk the same streets as the great masters.
Invitations to the Renaissance Scholars Society are exclusive. Space for the Florence 2023 trip is extremely limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. To discuss your membership in the society, please contact Jodi Gabor at 330-672-5012 or email@example.com.