Week 8: Explore Near & Far

find the local shortcuts, but think big

"Adventure makes you the best version of yourself you can be."

— Ashley South, Kent State Student studying Visual Communication Design

Ashley South

On Campus or in kent

Discover Ohio's Rising College Town

Beyond Kent 

  • Museums
  • Theatre
  • Outdoor activities
  • Food and drink
  • Shopping
  • Live music and comedy
  • Festivals and unique attractions
  • Sports 

Explore Northeast Ohio's area attractions

experience and adventure

Don't rule out a study-away experience. If you start planning now, you can find ways to fund a trip. Start thinking about internship opportunities, both near and far.

Think Globally

  • The Kent State University National Student Exchange program (NSE) offers excellent educational adventures! You will gain new and different academic and social experiences, while boosting your résumé.  
  • It’s not too early to start thinking about – and saving for – a study abroad experience through Kent State. It’s an essential part of some programs and can be an enriching experience for any student, while also making you more marketable to future employers.

  • Explore the numerous opportunities for direct learning through experiential education, volunteer service, internships, research and education abroad.

  • Internships are a great way to get practical work experience, possibly earn money and college credit, obtain a full-time position after graduation, and build a resume before you even graduate. The Career Services Center helps students with internship options.


Whether you have embraced campus life or are still finding your way, chances are you may have missed a few special moments at home — grandma's birthday, your little sister's volleyball tournament or a jam session when your friends made it home on a weekend that you were stuck writing a hefty paper.

Beat the blues by making time for an extra long letter or email home or surprise someone with a Facetime call. Back it all up and make missing these moments bittersweet by earning the best grades you possibly can.

Need some assistance with those grades? Take advantage of Kent State's many academic resources before finals sneak up on you. Our midterms and time management sections can provide helpful information, too.