College of Business Administration

Featured Student Abroad

“Studying abroad has changed my life in every way possible. It has allowed me to make amazing connections and memories that I will cherish forever. My semester abroad was everything I had hoped for and more!”

June Sarraf

Accounting major
Florence, Italy
Spring 2014

Semester Abroad



Florence, Italy

Kent State’s College of Business Administration is offering an amazing opportunity for you to study in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance and boasts more than 100 museums and churches filled with art and sculptures for you to explore. You will get the chance to explore the European market on field trips to Milan and Geneva, engage in workshops and attend guest lecturers with foreign business leaders and CEOs. 

Spring semester program: early January - early May
Fall semester program: mid-August - mid-December

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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva, Switzerland, is the site of the historic signing of the Geneva Convention and the leading center of international and non-governmental organizations and business. The courses and internships available through the program allow you to expand your resume while gaining the ideal cultural experience in the second most populous city in Switzerland. 

Spring semester program: mid-January - early May
Fall semester program: late August - mid-December

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Exchange Programs

Kent State University’s exchange education abroad programs give you the chance to globally expand your education. When you pursue an exchange program, you can study the topics you're passionate about in a completely new environment. By traveling to countries such as Germany, Finland or South Korea you will speak a different language, explore new terrain and meet people of diverse backgrounds.

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European Economic Issues

Students enrolled in European Economic Issues spend spring break in Belgium, Luxembourg and France. The program allows you to learn about cultural, historical and economic characteristics of the European Union, through visits to important cultural and historical sites. Contact Amy Kittle for more information.

European Economic Issues: March 20 - March 30, 2015



Summer Abroad




Florence Summer Institute

Spend one month of your summer at Kent State University’s beautiful Florence, Italy, campus while taking two classes and earning credit. You may use your weekends to get to know the city of Florence and explore Europe.

Florence Summer Institute: May 28 - June 28, 2015

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Startup Fuze

Spend four weeks learning about the Innovation process in one of North America’s most beautiful and dynamic cities: Quebec City. Startup Fuze is an intensive 4-week, 6-credit program that guides you through a process of innovation and creation.

Startup Fuze: May 28 - June 26, 2015

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Summer Experience

The College of Business Administration Summer Experience Programs let you explore life abroad while learning about various international business topics. These programs are generally two to three weeks long.

  • International Experience in Sustainability, ESC Rennes: June 16 - June 26, 2015

  • International Experience in Accounting: May 11 - May 22, 2015

  • International Business Experience: May 9 - May 22, 2015

  • International Experience in Marketing: May 24 - June 6, 2015 and offered every other summer.

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John F. Fiedler-BorgWarner International Scholarship

The John F. Fiedler-BorgWarner International Scholarship supports College of Business Administration undergraduate and graduate students who want to experience international study. 

Robert C. Bingham Memorial Scholarship

This award is available to all College of Business Administration majors, but preference is given to economics majors and students enrolled in the Geneva Program.

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Education Abroad Advisors

Advising walk-in hours are in 300E BSA. They are Monday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.,Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. No appointments necessary.

Office of Global Education


The Office of Global Education plans, coordinates, sustains and monitors Kent State University's global initiatives, exchange programs and support services for international students and scholars. 

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Contact Us

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Administrative Clerk
International Programs Office
(330) 672-1421

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