Education Abroad Staff/Advising Hours

Are you wondering which study abroad program is best for you? Or if you can fit a study abroad experience into your time at Kent State? Get the guidance you need from the Education Abroad team in the Office of Global Education, located in Terrace Hall (*please note that all advising appointments are currently being conducted virtually). Before you apply, you can search for a program online. Additionally, you can contact the Office of Global Education to speak with an Education Abroad Advisor. An advisor from the Financial Aid Office is also available to speak via scheduled appointment times. Please see the schedule below.  

Advising Schedule - We have switched to KSU Advising by appointment 

PLEASE NOTE: Education Abroad Advising is now available on KSU Advising. To make an appointment with the appropriate Education Abroad Advisor, please see the list of advisors and the programs that they oversee below and the calendar of times that they advise.  Once you determine which advisor to meet with, please go to

Do you have questions about using your financial aid to study abroad? Please contact Jessica Russell, Financial Aid Counselor for Education Abroad, at Appointments to meet with Jessica may also be scheduled via KSU Advising

In-person advising has been suspended. Please see the schedule below and work with your Education Abroad advisor to schedule a phone or video advising meeting. After you have scheduled an appointment through KSU Advising, your Education Abroad Advisor will provide you with a Google Meet link to join via video or phone call. 

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00AM to 11:00 AM


Molly Papay


Sara Morato

Education Abroad 101 (weekly times will vary - see notes below)

Kristina Spangler

Education Abroad 101 (first Friday of the month - see notes below for times)

11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

No Advising

1:30PM to 4:00 PM


Sara Morato


Kristina Spangler

No Advising


Molly Papay


No Advising

If you would like to speak to an advisor about a specific program, please see the Staff Directory below, which lists the programs that each advisor specializes in. Once you determine which advisor to meet with, please schedule an appointment through KSU Advising. If you need general/ just-getting-started advising, please schedule an appointment with any advisor. There will not be walk-in advising during fall 2020.

If you need to drop off documents for your education abroad application, you may deliver them in person to the Office of Global Education in Terrace Hall, Monday through Friday from 10:00AM to 3:00PM. You may also mail your documents to the following address:

Office of Global Education
Kent State University 
625 Loop Road, 106 Van Campen Hall
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001

Education Abroad 101 

Beginning in fall 2020, students will be able to join the Education Abroad Team for a weekly Education Abroad 101 information session, followed by Q&A. Please see below for session dates and times, as well as the information to join via Google Meet. You do not need to pre-register to attend Education Abroad 101.

Wednesday Sessions - Join us at or call in (US) +1 908-991-6739‬ PIN: ‪636 222 264‬#

  • September 16 from 9:30AM - 10:30AM
  • September 23 from 10:30AM - 11:30AM
  • September 30 from 11:30AM - 12:30PM
  • October 7 from 9:30AM - 10:30AM
  • October 14 from 10:30AM - 11:30AM
  • October 21 from 11:30AM - 12:30PM
  • October 28 from 9:30AM - 10:30AM
  • November 4 from 10:30AM - 11:30AM
  • November 18 from 11:30AM - 12:30PM
  • December 2 from 9:30AM - 10:30AM
  • December 9 from 10:30AM - 11:30AM
  • December 16 from 11:30AM - 12:30PM

Friday Sessions - Join us at or call in (US) +1 470-485-9852‬ PIN: ‪536 852 252‬#

  • October 2 from 12:30PM - 1:30PM
  • November 6 from 12:30PM - 1:30PM
  • December 4 from 12:30PM - 1:30PM

Staff Directory

Amber Cruxton
Director, Education Abroad
Advises for Faculty-led Programs outside of Italy, Kent State in Salamanca
By Appointment Only - Please send an email to schedule an advising appointment.
Phone: 330-672-7975

Sara Morato
Assistant Director, Education Abroad
Advises for Kent State Prague, Dankook University, PUCPR - Brazil, ISEP, Paris American Academy, Regent's University London, Xi'an Summer Program, American University in Cairo Summer Program, Third-Party Programs
Advising Hours (by appointment): Mondays: 1:30 - 4:00 PM; Tuesdays: 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Phone: 330-672-7984

Kristina Spangler
Education Abroad Advisor
Advises for Kent State Florence Programs, Kent State Geneva, WINS Programs, Direct-Enroll Programs, Faculty-led Programs in Italy
Advising Hours (by appointment): Tuesdays: 1:30 - 4:00 PM; Thursdays: 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Phone: 330-672-0912

Molly Papay
Education Abroad Advisor
Advises for Exchange Programs in Australia, Austria, Canada, Colombia, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
Advising Hours (by appointment): Mondays: 9:00 - 11:00 AM; Thursdays: 1:30 - 4:00 PM
Phone: 330-672-3067