College of Business Administration

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“The study abroad program in Geneva gave me the possibility to have a full immersion in a different culture and experience a new life style. I'm able to visit many countries in company of new friends from all over the world. Studying abroad in Geneva is definitely one of the best decisions I have made in while college."

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Girolamo Viciglione

Double major in Economics and Finance
Geneva, Switzerland
Spring 2015 Semester

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Semester Abroad

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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 Program

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Exchange Program

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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Spring Break/Summer Abroad

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European Economics 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 18 - March 28, 2016

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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. Contact Amy Kittle for more information.

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Amsterdam to the Apls

This two-week, three credit-hour course explores culture and sustainability in Western Europe, particularly Germany, in the Rhine Valley. A short online program will be followed by tours of:

  • University of Leiden
  • European Comission
  • Franckfurt Stock Exchange
  • And many more! 

May 24 – June 7, 2016 

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Moscow and Saint Petersburg

This two-week, three credit-hour course explores management in emerging markets across a full range of functions, such as marketing, finance, investment, business strategies and human resource management.

Fulfills major elective for Business Management majors and the international study abroad experience for the Program hosted by the National Research University International Business minor. Program hosted by the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE). 

Summer 2016

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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. Find more information about the Startup Fuze program here.

Startup Fuze will fulfill the major elective requirement for the Entrepreneurship major and also the "International Study Abroad Experience" for the International Business minor. Contact Amy Kittle for academic advising.

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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: TBA
  • International Experience in Accounting: TBA
  • International Business ‚ÄčExperience: May 21 - June 4, 2016
  • International Experience in Marketing: May 22 - June 4, 2016

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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.

Coordinator of International Affairs, Education Abroad Advisor
International Programs Office
(330) 672-1292

Academic Advisor
International Programs Office
(330) 672-1225

Office of Global Education

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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

Diane Sommers, Administrative Clerk in the International Programs Office

Administrative Clerk
International Programs Office
(330) 672-1421
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