Recommended Airports

The following two airports are within the closest proximity to the Kent campus:

  1. Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport (airport code: CLE)
  2. Akron-Canton International Airport (airport code CAK)

See location maps below.

Most students choose to fly into Cleveland which is approximately 50 minutes by car or taxi to Kent. The smaller, regional Akron-Canton airport is closer - approximately 30 minutes - but offers fewer connections with international flights.

The websites for both airports provide information about local taxi, bus, shuttle and other transportation services which you can hire to take you to campus. Services within both airports can also assist with transportation arrangements upon your arrival.

Students must arrive before or on the Program Start Date.
For example: if the Program Start Date is August 11th, 2022 the student may arrive in the US up to 30 days before—the earliest date being July 18th, 2022.

Airport Pickups for Incoming Students Fall 2022

If you are interested in reserving your seat for a pickup from the Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport or Akron-Canton International Airport, you can! We offer reduced rates than using taxi, Uber, or Lyft services. However, carpooling can reduce costs if you choose other methods of transportation. Reservation dates and the link for Fall 2022 are coming soon. If you are traveling with family members, the will be an extra charge that regrettably, will not be subsidized.

Reserve Your Airport Pickup 

Travel Restrictions & COVID Requirements for Incoming Students

Check for any travel restrictions that may be in place prior to arranging your flight information. Travel restrictions are announced at any point. Students should check the information provided by their countries, U.S. consulates/embassies, Study in the States, the U.S. Department of State.

If you are planning to come to Kent State or a surrounding area, please contact the COVID Response Team to determine the protocols for quarantine. They can be reached at and you can review their website below.

Learn More about the COVID Response Team

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