Kent State Florence Semester

Four months to change your life…

The Florence semester program offers you a unique experience abroad!

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Check out Program Information to learn about program dates, orientation, the campus, academics, accommodations, flights, study tours, and much more. 


Ready to apply? Then click on Applying to Kent State Florence Semester for instructions to apply through our online system.

Flashes to Florentines: Pre-Departure Series

Feel better prepared to go to Florence.  The Flashes to Florentines pre-departure series is open to all committed Florence students of any major or cohort, but is highly recommended for those in the Business, Arts & Sciences, and Comprehensive cohorts. Topics to be covered include: Italian culture, financial aid information, health and wellness abroad, a Florence-alumni panel & more!

Life in Florence

Read about Life in Florence to learn about fun activities the city offers as well as the history of our Kent State Florence campus buildings.

Class Information

For detailed information about classes, including course descriptions, refer to the Course Offerings page.


To review program fees and what those fees include, check out Program Costs.

Florence Faculty and Staff

Meet our faculty and staff by looking at the staff profiles.

On-site Lecture Series

Gender Impact Analysis within Parliamentary Debate | Presented by Mariadele Cucinota | November 7, 2023

Mariadele Cucinotta was born in Sicily and moved to Rome in 2007. She graduated from the University of Messina in 2003, specialized in Law Professions at University of Catania in 2005, and obtained a second level master's degree in Analysis and evaluation of public policies from the University of Venezia (Ca’ Foscari) in 2018. She’s been working as a senior researcher at the Chamber of Deputies (Public Finance area) since 2007, and collaborates with the VI Standing Committee of the Chamber of deputies (Finance committee). She is deputy correspondent for the Chamber of deputies within the European Centre for Parliamentary Research and Documentation. She’s a life enthusiast, a marathoner, a volcano lover and an avid reader. 

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