Biological Sciences

Kent State’s Department of Biological Sciences “Destination Florence 2021” Program offers a unique opportunity for our majors (Biology, Environmental/Conservation, Zoology, etc.) from the Class of 2023 to follow a two-year track that will allow students to spend Spring semester 2021 studying in Florence, Italy. Now more than ever, students of biology are encouraged to study abroad in support of their academic and professional goals!

Applying to this exclusive and prestigious program makes it possible for students to take a series of sequenced courses for the following semesters: Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2021, that will allow them to participate in the Florence semester program in the Spring semester 2021. The courses that students take in each semester, prior to the semester of studying in Florence, will keep them on track in their major. Students will enroll in these courses after meeting with their academic advisor.

Successful applicants to the BSCI "Destination Florence 2021" Program will receive scholarship money each semester (Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020) if they maintain enrollment in this program. The total earned scholarship amount will be $1,500. This total amount will be awarded in a lump sum after enrolling in courses for Florence in the Spring 2021 semester. 

Application Deadline: TBD
Notification of Acceptance: TBD

Mandatory Program Orientation: Saturday, October 19 | 1:30-4:30 PM | Room 137 Bowman Hall 

Contact Information

Joan Iacobacci, M.Ed.
Senior Academic Advisor I, Specializing in Biological Sciences

Kristin Stasiowski, Ph.D. l
Assistant Dean of International Programs and Education Abroad