Whether you want to go for a semester, a year, or just a few weeks, Kent State University has a study abroad opportunity to fit your needs and your budget. Students at Kent State University at Stark have the opportunity to take courses abroad that will fit with any major. In addition to personal growth, study abroad proves to potential employers and graduate schools that you have the maturity and independence to become a global citizen.
Where can you go?
Depending on your choice of coursework, length of study and financing options, Kent State Stark students can study in countries such as Italy, Spain, Germany, France, South Korea and many more.
When can you go?
Depending on the program, you may choose to study abroad for intersession, summer, fall semester, spring semester or the entire academic year. There are study abroad opportunities for any time of the year.
Who can go?
Typically study abroad is recommended during your sophomore or junior year. Program requirements vary; most require a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, but some require a 3.0.
How can you pay for it?
The cost of each program varies. Your financial aid can almost always be used towards study abroad. For financial aid questions regarding study abroad, contact Tara Jackson in the Kent Campus Financial Aid Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kent State also offers a number of scholarship opportunities for students who would like to study abroad.
Office of Global Education - Education Abroad
For more detailed information on all study abroad programs offered at Kent State, visit:
Study Away - National Student ExchangeFor those who want to travel close to home, but still have an amazing experience, the National Student Exchange might be what you're looking for.
What is the National Student Exchange (NSE)?
The National Student Exchange (NSE) provides opportunities for undergraduate students to study for one semester or one academic year at another NSE member college or university. You can choose from more than 180 colleges and universities to meet your personal interests and academic needs. NSE campuses extend beyond the borders of the United States to include US territories and Canadian Provinces.
Why choose the NSE?
Students get to earn credit towards their degree at Kent State University while paying Kent State tuition. NSE students separate themselves from other students by broadening their cultural and educational perspectives.
Where can you go?
NSE has over 180 colleges and universities across the United States and its territories, including Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands. For a full list of participating universities, visit:
Students can choose to participate for a semester or for an academic year. Deadlines are typically February 1 preceding the fall and spring semesters of travel. Be sure you plan ahead and apply by the deadline.
Do I meet the requirements to apply?
Students who wish to participate in a NSE program must have:
- Undergraduate student status with 30 completed credit hours
- Full-time student status
- 2.50 cumulative GPA
- Good standing (academic, financial, conduct)
- Complete NSE application and $150 non-refundable application fee by deadline
- Complete NSE interview
Undergraduate Studies - National Student Exchange
For more detailed information about the National Student Exchange, including the application process, visit:
Study Abroad - Stark Campus
Office of Student Services
132 Main Hall
Study Away - Stark Campus
Dr. Leslie Heaphy, NSE Liaison
310D Main Hall
Study Away - Kent Campus
Pamela Jones, NSE Coordinator
Kent State University