Q: Why should I study abroad?
A: Studying abroad can help you:
- Enhance your employability
- Be exposed to new ways of thinking of, living in, and viewing the world
- Learn about other cultures
- Learn a new language or become more fluent in one you're already studying
- Gain new understanding and appreciation for the United States and its way of life
- Gain a wider, more sophisticated view of the world
Q: Who can study abroad?
A: Anyone at Kent State can study abroad as long as they are in good academic standing.
Q: How do I get started?
A: If you are getting started, we recommend first watching the Education Abroad 101 presentation. This presentation will help you learn more about what opportunities are available and walks you through the steps in the process. Once you are ready to begin searching for programs, check out our program database and choose the program that best suits your needs. The Study Abroad Steps are another great resource as you get started. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or schedule an appointment with an Education Abroad Advisor through KSU Advising.
Q: When should I start planning to study abroad?
A: We recommend starting the process around one year in advance. The Study Abroad Steps are a great resource as you get started.
Q: When should I study abroad?
A: Most students go during their sophomore or junior year. It is important to consult with your academic advisor so that you can schedule your education abroad program according to your degree plan.
Q: How long are education abroad programs?
A: We offer a variety of programs to suit your goals. Our shortest programs range from one to three weeks in duration, but we also offer longer programs that take place over a summer, semester, or academic year.
Q: How much does my program cost?
A: To learn about the costs of your program, start by finding the program in our program database. Once you have found your program, click on the program name to open the brochure. You will see several tabs across the top of the brochure. Click the “Estimated Costs” tab and customize the information to your tuition cohort and spending habits. From there, you can get a good picture of the estimated costs. Be sure to review these costs with a Financial Aid Counselor for Education Abroad by scheduling an appointment through KSU Advising. They can let you know how your financial aid and scholarships will apply.