Curious About Education Abroad?

Check out the final days of the 2023 Education Abroad Showcase and learn how to ‘Explore, Learn and Thrive Globally’
A Kent State student gets information about education abroad


All this week, the Kent State University Kent Campus has offered a full slate of events in its 2023 Education Abroad Showcase, which serves as an introduction to the university’s education-abroad opportunities across the globe. Hosted by Kent State’s Office of Global Education, the theme for this week’s events is “Discover Boundless Horizons: Explore, Learn and Thrive Globally!” 

More than 15 different presentations and activities have taken place this week, wrapping up with two events on Thursday, Sept. 21:

  • CCI Explore Open House  2:30-5:30 p.m. Taylor Hall Gallery
  • Spill the Tea: Education Abroad Alumni Panel Florence: 5–5:45 p.m. General: 6-6:45 p.m. Room 133 Bowman Hall

and three events on Friday, Sept. 22:

  • Study in Japan Information Session 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Room 207 Bowman Hall
  • Japan Education Abroad Alumni Panel 12–1 p.m. Room 218 Bowman Hall
  • Gilman Scholarship Writing 12:30–1:30 p.m. Room 207 Bowman Hall
An Immersive Display in the Kent State Blank Lab showcases education abroad opportunities
An immersive display in the Kent State Blank Lab showcases education abroad opportunities


Earlier in the week, attendees were able to check out an immersive display in the Blank Lab showcasing Kent State’s education abroad experiences, grab coffee at the International Peace Coffee Stand, hear from returned Peace Corps volunteers and learn about the variety of international experiences available, including information on financial aid opportunities to help with the cost of education abroad.


Kent State students explore Venice, Italy
Kent State students explore Venice, Italy


Approximately 1,500 Kent State students study abroad each year in more than 200 programs offered in over 60 countries. Kent State’s Florence Campus is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. It’s the largest American program in Florence and hosts more than 800 students annually. In 2025, Paris will become the newest international Kent State Campus after more than a decade of partnership with the Paris American Academy. Kent State’s Kigali Summer Institute in Rwanda began in 2017 and offers students a firsthand experience studying reconciliation and learning from survivors and perpetrators of that country’s genocide in 1994 who now live side-by-side in reconciliation villages.


A Kent State student breaks break with a genocide survivor in Kigali, Rwanda
A Kent State student breaks bread with a genocide survivor in Kigali, Rwanda


In 2022, Kent State was the only U.S. university to receive the prestigious Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization, recognizing a top institution’s international experience.

Students experience the world on Kent's U.S. campuses as well, studying alongside more than 1,600 international students from 101 countries around the globe. In addition, Kent State student organizations sponsor many international-themed events throughout the year.

Find more info on the 2023 Education Abroad Showcase.

POSTED: Thursday, September 21, 2023 11:22 AM
Updated: Friday, January 19, 2024 10:02 AM
Amy Antenora