How a Florentine Palace Changed Studying Abroad
What’s a must have for U.S. universities overseas? A Florentine palace, according to a recent Times Higher Education article. Fortunately, Kent State has one, and students have noticed.
Kent State University purchased a building in the heart of Florence back in 2016, which has since been renovated extensively to make the perfect Florentine palace for Kent State students to study.
Since 2012, the number of Kent State students wanting to spend part of their degree in Florence has exploded, Fabrizio Ricciardelli, director of Kent State’s Florence Center told Times Higher Education. The university now hosts about 900 from numerous disciplines across the university.
Due to the high demand for the study abroad experience, Kent State has paved the way for other universities to explore resources in Florence.