KSU and NEOMED Team Up to Offer Health Studies in Italy
The processes of globalization are creating new challenges for medical practitioners, so for students pursuing careers in public health, nursing, medicine, pharmacy and other related fields studying abroad has distinct advantages.
Thanks to a partnership between Kent State University and the Northeast Ohio Medical University(NEOMED), undergraduates and graduates in health-care fields at these institutions—as well as guest students from other colleges and universities—can study at the Florence Health Institute in Italy. The effort, coordinated by Dr. Chris Woolverton, allows students to take seven credits over a one-month period. While studying in Florence has been offered to KSU students for 40 years, the new academic center is the Palazzo Vettori, a prestigious 15th century building located in the heart of Florence. According to historian Guido Carocci, the façade of the 15th century building proclaims the new ideas of Renaissance architecture based on the use of rustication. You can watch the Grand Opening of the Palazzo Vettori in this video taken last spring.
Students stay in fully equipped apartments in the heart of Florence and may be able to use financial aid to cover some study abroad expenses. Classes are held Monday-Thursday so students can expand their learning by traveling to other destinations over the weekends.