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. 

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The Florence dome with a list of the conference's speakers along the left side

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

Pre-Departure Series

Feel better prepared to go to Florence. Join our Florence Pre-Departure Series on all of the following dates. The 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, a Florence-alumni panel & more!

*The pre-departure series for Spring 2021 is TBD.  Please check back soon for an updated schedule of events.

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.


Lecture Series

The lecture series for Spring 2021 is TBD.  Please check back soon for an updated schedule of events.

Events are held at: