Kent State Florence

Get to know Kent State in one of Italy’s most iconic cities.

Designed to broaden your perspective while providing a transformational education experience, you’ll enjoy a comprehensive range of coursework taught by renowned faculty, award-winning student services and unparalleled access to opportunities in the city.

At Kent State Florence, you will be supported and empowered at every step of your education abroad journey. 

A Warm, Open Community Waiting for You in Italy

Kent State University has been educating students in Florence for more than 50 years. From architecture to fashion to hospitality management, Kent State Florence provides multifaceted academic and cultural programs. In addition to completing a full course load, you will have many opportunities to get acquainted with Florence and Italy during your time studying abroad thanks to numerous activities introducing you to Italian life and culture.

Living and Studying in Florence

The Kent State Florence program is based in Palazzo Vettori, a prestigious and ancient building situated in the heart of Florence next to Piazza del Duomo. With student apartments also located in the city center, this program provides a more accessible and immersive experience, unlike other programs positioned outside the city center.  

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Year-Round Programs Offered in Florence

The Kent State Florence Center offers a wide range of education abroad opportunities to students.  Students can choose to study in Florence for a semester, summer, or a shorter period over the spring and summer break.  You can search for all program options available at the Kent State Florence Center by using the "Education Abroad Program Search".

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What first began in 1972 with a small group of Kent State architecture students and faculty traveling to Florence, Italy, for a few weeks has blossomed into one of the most prestigious education-abroad programs in the country.

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