Florence

Kent State University’s Honors College is a Living-Learning Community where first-year students like Michael Trauman have discovered a home away from home, and a place where they can pursue their dreams. Mr. Trauman is among the hundreds of students who comprise the largest Honors College freshman class ever. Freshman enrollment in 2017 grew by...

College of Communication & Information

Students in the College of Communication and Information Twelve students from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) and the School of Visual Communication Design (VCD) will travel to Florence, Italy, for Kent State University’s inaugural Photography in Florence program this spring semester. Led by JMC Lecturer David LaBelle and VCD Assistant Professor Tim Bell, the seven...

CCI Explore

Students in the College of Communication and Information TOMMASO BERNABEI Tommaso Bernabei is a writer-director for film, television and theatre, with an MA in film making, and international recognition for his work both as a writer and a director. He has worked as a freelance director for the past 12 years with many international production companies and television networks. He is now based in Milan,...

Kent State Florence students enjoy the sights of the Italian countryside. When Joshua Budd thinks about all the places he has traveled up to his senior year of high school, only one has been outside of the United States, and that was a quick jaunt to Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Canada. So, the thought of actually living in a foreign country, especially Europe, was well outside of his comfort zone. As an incoming freshman...

CAS International Programs and Education Abroad

Florence, Italy I arrived after having not slept for nearly two days. I was drained from a friend’s wedding, had layovers in Toronto and Frankfurt that were just long enough to not afford me time to nap, and I have never been able to sleep on planes. After negotiating an overpriced cab ride from the airport, I was riding in the backseat of a Fiat, just minutes...

Six recent high school graduates who will be starting classes at Kent State University this fall got a head start on their college education by studying abroad at Kent State’s Florence Summer Institute in Florence, Italy.   Tajee Anderson, Rachel Brown, Jalessa Caples, Iniah Dunbar, Dennis Meacham and Isaac Talley were part of the Seminal Six...