Education Abroad Showcase

The 2022 Education Abroad Showcase is an opportunity for future, current and past education abroad students to engage with Kent State University on various topics in international education. 

  • New to KSU
    Welcome to Kent State! Whether you are already admitted to KSU or are just starting your college search, we are happy to share information about the education abroad opportunities available to you. Please feel free to peruse the resources and attend the events available throughout the Showcase week.
    To connect with the KSU Admissions team through additional virtual events, please click the button below.

    Admissions Info Sessions
  • Current KSU Students
    Hey, Golden Flashes! We're happy to see that you are interested in learning more about the education abroad opportunities available to you through Kent State! The events available through the Showcase are designed to educate you on various aspects of the education abroad experience.

    Education Abroad Interest Form
  • Education Abroad Returnee Students
    Welcome back, world travelers! We hope your experience abroad was filled with memories to cherish! As you settle into a new routine, you may find yourself wishing for additional opportunities for adventure, contemplating how to tell the story of your journey, or feeling reverse culture shock. The events held during the Showcase are meant to assist you in the transition process.
    If you would like to share your education abroad testimonial or photos of your experience, please complete the online form linked below. 

    Education Abroad Alumni Survey

2022 Education Abroad Showcase Events

If you would like to submit an event, please use the Event Submission Survey

Event Name




Quick Overview

Education Abroad Meet and Greet

Monday, 9/19/2022

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Design Innovation Hub, Risman Plaza, and the Architecture and Environmental Design building

The Education Abroad team will be distributing information about the Education Abroad Showcase. Students are invited to join us to learn more about our office and the week's upcoming events!

National Education Abroad Scholarships and Grants Monday, 9/19/2022 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Bowman 206 Learn about national funding opportunities for education abroad such as the Gilman Scholarship, Critical Language Scholarship, and Fulbright program. 
Japan Exchange Programs Tuesday, 9/20/2022 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. McGilvrey Hall 311

Kent State offers semester, summer, and academic year exchange programs to Japan! Learn about the different opportunities through a brief presentation, followed with plenty of time for Q&A.

 Information Session with CAVS Tuesday, 9/20/2022 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Microsoft Teams Join CAVS and the Education Abroad Team for an information session about education abroad opportunities for adult, parenting, veteran, and service member students.
Spill the Tea on Education Abroad Tuesday, 9/20/2022

Florence: 5:00 - 5:45 p.m.

General: 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.

Bowman 137 Join the Education Abroad team for an alumni panel discussion on the ins and outs of studying abroad! The first panel will focus on the Kent State Florence program, and the second will focus on other types of education abroad opportunities at Kent State such as exchanges and faculty-led programs. Coffee and tea will be available.
Cultural Cafe: Egypt and Colombia Wednesday, 9/21/2022 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Kent State Student Center Ballroom Balcony International Student and Scholar Services at the Office of Global Education sponsors a series of Cultural Cafés each semester. Each month, students, faculty, and staff are invited to the informal and free Café that seeks to educate and familiarize them about the countries and cultures present within the KSU community. During each Cultural Café, presenters from different cultures give a short presentation. The presentations can include photographs and feature information about traditions and culture, government, history, geography, and food. In addition, the presenting students often include demonstrations of traditional songs or dances, while actively encouraging audience participation.
Internships and Language Programs Abroad with ISEP Wednesday, 9/21/2022 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Satterfield 117 Students, faculty, and staff are invited to learn about internship and language learning programs abroad through ISEP (International Student Exchange Program). Zach Tobin from ISEP will be on campus to share information and answer questions! Internship and academic programs through ISEP are available for summer, fall, spring, and the full academic year. 

Spring Break 2023 in Ecuador with Universidad Espiritu Santo

Wednesday, 9/21/2022 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Zoom Join us to learn more about EHHS alternative spring break trip to Guayaquil, Ecuador. Dr. Isidro Fierro and Andrea Losada from Universidad Espiritu Santo, the host university, in Ecuador, will discuss what to expect during the faculty-led trip to Ecuador. Dr. Amanda Johnson and Daniel Diaz Nilsson, the faculty leads, will be there to help answer questions, as well.
Financial Aid & Scholarships for Faculty-Led Programs Wednesday, 9/21/2022 5:00 - 5:45 p.m. TBA Join Financial Aid Counselor, Stephanie Vollmer, to learn how to use your financial aid and scholarships for your faculty-led education abroad program.
Application Night: Faculty-Led Programs Wednesday, 9/21/2022 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Library, Room 333 Join Education Abroad Advisor, Desiree Dube, for a walk through of the application process for faculty-led programs. Bring your laptop or use one of the available computers to start an application for your faculty-led program. This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered as you complete your application. 

Education Abroad Expo

Thursday, 9/22/2022

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Design Innovation Hub 2nd Floor

Visit the Education Abroad Expo to discover and explore the many education abroad opportunities.

Freie Universitat Berlin - FU-BEST Program Webinar  Thursday, 9/22/202 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


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Students can study abroad for a semester on the Freie Universitat Berlin European Studies Program (FU-BEST), which offers the opportunity to study the German language while also taking major-specific courses (political science, history, philosophy, sociology, music history, architecture, film studies, marketing/management, environmental studies, sociology, and art history) taught in English. Additionally, students studying at Freie Universitat Berlin during the spring semester are able to extend their time in Berlin to complete an 8-week internship during the summer. Learn more about this exciting program in Germany by attending this webinar!
Gilman Scholarship Writing Workshop Friday, 9/23/2022 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Bowman Hall 204

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a competitive national award that enables students with limited financial means to participate in education abroad opportunities. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must receive a Pell Grant at the time of application or the time of study abroad participation. This writing workshop will introduce prospective applicants to the scholarship essay prompts, provide suggestions for what to include in the essay responses, and allow for time to brainstorm. You do not need to be currently applying for an education abroad program to attend!

Education Abroad 101 Friday, 9/23/2022 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Bowman Hall 133 Join the Education Abroad Team to learn about education abroad opportunities at Kent State and a walk through of the steps you will need to take to study abroad.
Passport Application Fair Monday, 9/26/2022 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Downtown Kent Police Station 

301 S. Depeyster St. 

Do you need to apply for a passport? Visit Amy Wilkens, Clerk of Council City of Kent, at the Kent Police Station to submit your passport application! You will need to bring one passport photo, birth certificate, photo identification, and payment (two separate checks or money orders for the $35 execution fee and the $130 non-expedited passport book fee). You can complete the DS-11 form in person, or print and complete the form in advance at the Department of State website.  

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Use the Education Abroad Showcase Worksheet (PDF) to guide your research.