Education Abroad Staff/Advising Hours

Are you wondering which study abroad program is best for you? Or if you can fit a study abroad experience into your time at Kent State? Get the guidance you need from the Education Abroad team in the Office of Global Education, located in Terrace Hall (*please note that advising appointments are currently being conducted virtually with limited in-person advising options). Before you apply, you can search for a program online. Additionally, you can contact the Office of Global Education to speak with an Education Abroad Advisor. An advisor from the Financial Aid Office is also available to speak via scheduled appointment times. Please see the schedule below.  

Fall 2021 Advising Update

In-person advising may be available in Terrace Hall and virtual appointments are continuing; please reference the individual advisor schedules in KSU Advising. To schedule an advising appointment, please go to KSU Advising or email If you need to meet with an advisor in person to drop off documents, please make arrangements ahead of time before coming to Terrace Hall.

Advising Schedule - We have switched to KSU Advising by appointment 

PLEASE NOTE: Education Abroad Advising is now available on KSU Advising. To make an appointment with the appropriate Education Abroad Advisor, please see the list of advisors and the programs that they oversee below and the calendar of times during which they advise. Once you determine with which advisor to meet, please go to

Do you have questions about using your financial aid to study abroad? Please contact Financial Aid at

After you have scheduled a virtual advising appointment through KSU Advising, your Education Abroad Advisor will provide you with a Microsoft Teams link to join via video or phone call. 

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00AM to 11:30 AM


Molly Papay


Sara Morato

Desiree Dube

Kristina Spangler

General Advising

11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

No Advising

1:30PM to 4:00 PM


Sara Morato


Kristina Spangler

No Advising


Desiree Dube &

Molly Papay


No Advising

If you would like to speak with an advisor about a specific program, please see the Staff Directory below, which lists the programs that each advisor specializes in. Once you determine with which advisor you should meet, please schedule an appointment through KSU Advising. If you need general/ just-getting-started advising, please schedule an appointment with any advisor. There will not be walk-in advising during fall 2021.

If you need to drop off documents for your education abroad application, please make prior arrangements with your education abroad advisor before coming to Terrace Hall. You may also mail your documents to the following address:

Office of Global Education
Kent State University 
625 Loop Road, 106 Van Campen Hall
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001

Education Abroad 101 

Live sessions are not being held during fall 2021, but you can watch a recording of the presentation to learn how to get started with Education Abroad at Kent State!

Staff Directory

Amber Cruxton
Director, Education Abroad
By Appointment Only - Please send an email to schedule an advising appointment.
Phone: 330-672-7975

Sara Morato
Assistant Director, Education Abroad
Advises for Kent State Prague, Dankook University, PUCPR - Brazil, ISEP, Paris American Academy, Xi'an Summer Program, American University in Cairo Summer Program
Advising Hours (by appointment): Mondays: 1:30 - 4:00 PM; Tuesdays: 9:00 - 11:30 AM
Phone: 330-672-7984

Kristina Spangler
Senior Education Abroad Advisor
Advises for Kent State Florence Programs, Kent State Geneva, WINS Programs, Faculty-led Programs in Italy
Advising Hours (by appointment): Tuesdays: 1:30 - 4:00 PM; Thursdays: 9:00 - 11:30 AM
Phone: 330-672-0912

Molly Papay
Senior Education Abroad Advisor
Advises for Exchange Programs in Australia, Austria, Canada, Colombia, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
Advising Hours (by appointment): Mondays: 9:00 - 11:30 AM; Thursdays: 1:00 - 3:30 PM
Phone: 330-672-3067

Desiree Dube
Education Abroad Advisor
Advises for Faculty-led Programs outside of Italy, Direct-Enroll Programs (Regent's University London, Freie Universitat, University of Applied Sciences Worms); COST, Third-Party Programs 
Advising Hours (by appointment): Wednesdays: 9:00 - 11:30 AM; Thursdays 1:30 - 4:00 PM 
Phone: 330-672-7980