What happens with my classes now that the spring 2020 Florence program is suspended?
Because the current recommendation for returning students is to self-isolate for 14 days, we are being as flexible as possible to accommodate academic needs. Currently, returning fashion design students can choose to continue their courses at the Kent Campus or at the New York City Studio. We are arranging that they take interim studio work online until the self-isolation period has passed.
Students taking non-studio classes may still complete them in collaboration with their instructors in Florence. Instructors in Florence have been given the tools to continue to teach their students remotely. All instructors in all locations have committed to being as flexible as possible in working with each student. We will cancel all Florence-based classes for one week, effective, Monday, March 2, to allow time for students to return home and for instructors to make preparations for their courses.
If these options do not work for a particular student, we will work on a case-by-case basis to ensure students are not academically penalized. Please contact EdAbroad@kent.edu.