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Sarah Schmidt and her students honor the people killed during the genocide in Rwanda by placing a wreath of flowers at the genocide memorial.

Visiting Rwanda 30 years after genocide

Sophia Lucente, NewsLab Photographer July 18, 2023

In 1994, armed militias within the Hutu power government of Rwanda committed genocide against the minority Tutsi during the Rwandan Civil War. An estimated one million people were killed in a span of about...

Monte Carlo at night.

TRAVEL TUESDAY: Experiencing the Monte Carlo Television Festival

Harleyann McQuaid, Travel Blogger June 20, 2023

A pleasant surprise came when enrolling for Kent State Florence’s Storytelling in Tuscany class — a trip to Monte Carlo, Monaco. Our professor, Tom Jennings, is the CEO and creative director of 1895...

How the Parisian protests are affecting study abroad students

Ashley Caudill, Reporter May 9, 2023

When preparing to study abroad, some find it easy to look at what is happening in the world to discourage themselves from going abroad for weeks to months on end. With Russia’s war on Ukraine and now...

A spreadsheet shows classes one would take as a fashion media major, compared to the tracks for journalism majors and fashion merchandising majors.

OPINION: Fashion media major should be offered at Kent State

Rachel Chapuis, Opinion Writer May 4, 2023

I remember when I first toured Kent State University, specifically the College of Communication and Information and the School of Fashion. I was so excited and overwhelmed by the upcoming decision of which...

The Kent State Library.

Kent State admissions counselors bridge gap between students, university

Alex Zito, Reporter March 9, 2023

Attending college is a time for students to further their education and explore new avenues, but the college admissions process can be overwhelming. Admissions counselors help prospective students navigate...

Kent State partnership with the University of Rwanda brings new opportunities to students

Ashley Caudill , Reporter February 23, 2023

Kent State and the University of Rwanda developed a program in 2018 that has grown rapidly to provide unique opportunities to students. The University of Rwanda is hosting Kent State and the two universities...

$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...

Kent State Rwanda community benefit company to begin operations by fall 2022

Vivien Starcher, Reporter June 18, 2022

On May 25, the Board of Trustees approved the establishment of community benefit company offices to be located in Rwanda, Africa. Now, the Office of Global Education said the company will be operational...

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....

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