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Baked goods at a caffé in Florence.

TRAVEL TUESDAY: First taste of Florence

Harleyann McQuaid, Travel Blogger June 6, 2023

The beautiful scenic sights of Tuscany have presented me with many highs and many lows. My first week and a half studying abroad have been jammed packed with a lot of field trips, delicious foods and communication...

$20 million endowment fund to support students studying abroad

Ashley Caudill , Reporter February 14, 2023

Big plans are underway to celebrate Kent State’s Florence program’s 50th anniversary. The Office of Global Education is planning a full week of events to take place the first week of October. One...

Photo courtesy of Connor Doran.

The student experience abroad

Ashley Caudill , Reporter February 9, 2023

Thousands of students across campus study abroad in one of Kent State’s multiple study abroad programs every year. These programs allow students to expand their education globally, learn new cultures...

Kent State Florence program celebrates 50th anniversary

Ashley Caudill, Reporter January 31, 2023

The Kent State Florence program is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The program allows students to expand their cultural and educational minds beyond their degrees. The program was originally developed...

The pandemic halted the study abroad experience for international relations students, but educational travel slowly makes a come back.

CCI creates three-week study abroad course at Florence campus

Chong Chen Reporter February 5, 2022

The College of Communication and Information first-ever intersession course in Florence will give students an immersive experience while working to think creatively to turn ideas into deliverable stories.The...

Sarah Malcolm is the director of international partnerships, marketing and Communication at Kent State University

Kent State drives international enrollment through exchange program with Brazilian university

Halena Sepulveda Reporter October 28, 2021

Kent State partnered with the Pontifical Catholic University of Parana (PUCPR) in 2018 to create The American Academy program that aimed to push international enrollment and boost a relationship between...

Palazzo Vecchio, the town hall of Florence, sits right outside the heart of the city adjacent to the Arno River.

Kent State’s ‘A Stroll Through Florence’ offers virtual study abroad experience

Ella Donovan Reporter May 19, 2021

Editor's Note: This story has been edited for accuracy and clarity regarding attractions featured in the virtual tour. Sweeping vineyards, hillside farms, historical renaissance architecture and art pieces...

Dearth in Interlaken, Switzerland when studying abroad. 

One year into the pandemic, students who studied abroad are still faced with the toll it took on their mental health

Cassidy Gladieux Reporter March 5, 2021

Standing in one of the most famous cities in the world, surrounded by history and culture, two girls sit bawling their eyes out while leaning onto a fence that surrounds the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral....

Quinn McGuire abroad in Rome.

One year into the pandemic, students reflect on being sent home from precious times abroad

Jessica Ames Reporter March 5, 2021

One year ago, as he stood on top of Florence, Italy’s famous cathedral, current KSU senior architecture student Quinn McGuire was in awe of the European city surrounding him. He believed the city would...

After meeting on Tinder, Oglesby and Bauer are learning to make long-distance work while in separate states.

Couple suggests communication, trust to make long distance work

Jennifer Lasik Reporter February 4, 2021

Lauryn Oglesby, a senior at Kent State University, sits in her apartment, waiting for the text from her boyfriend who lives over 100 miles away in Pittsburgh. “It’s been about six months and it does...

Kent State President Todd Diacon held a Q&A on Facebook Live Thurs., March 19, 2020.

Diacon holds Facebook event, says commencement to be delayed

Wyatt Loy Reporter March 19, 2020

From the presidential residence in Kent, President Todd Diacon hosted a live Q&A while in self-isolation Thursday morning to address concerns about commencement and room and board refunds, among other...

Kent State students sit in a meeting in Florence about how the coronavirus will affect their study abroad semester.

Coronavirus: Increasing cases in Italy lead to closure of KSU Florence

Lauren Sasala Managing editor March 1, 2020

Correction: In the original article it stated Sara Morato was the CCI study abroad advising coordinator, however she is the assistant director for education abroad. Additionally, it said she was a part...

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