Office of Global Education

Valoree Vargo (far left), Kent State University vice president for philanthropy and alumni engagement, and Kent State President Todd Diacon (far right) stand with university donors Larry and Sandy Armstrong (center).

Kent State University has announced two substantial philanthropic gifts in support of the Global Education Endowment, which was established in 2022 in recognition of the 50th anniversary of Kent State’s education-abroad presence in Florence, Italy.

Market scene in Colombia

The assistant director of Kent State's International Admissions shared spectacular views from her visit to Colombia where she met with students and shared information about Kent State.

ESL Students at the John Brown house

A group of international students from Kent State experienced living history on a field trip with the university's English as a Second Language Program. 

Rwandan students at Bob Christy's home

A Kent State staffer's kindness helped international students who were far from their much warmer home weather an Ohio winter. 

Rwandan students at Bob Christy's home

A Kent State staffer's aunt helped graduate students from Rwanda prepare for their first winter in northeast Ohio. 

The parade of flags at International Night 2024

Tuesday's men's basketball game at home celebrated Kent State students from around the world with "International Night." 

Kent State international students celebrating Diwali 2023

On Nov. 16, Kent State students from India celebrated one of their culture's biggest holidays. 

Kent State education abroad students in Paris, Notre Dame in background

Two new scholarships from Kent State's Office of Global Education aim make education-abroad experiences possible for all Kent State students.

Provost Melody Tankersley, second from left, and Gwen Higaki, third from left, chair of the board of directors of Dewey International University in Cambodia, sign an agreement through which Dewey students can earn a Kent State degree. Looking on are Rachael Mundie, associate director of International Partnerships for the Office of Global Education, and Vernon Higaki, also a member of the Dewey board.

Kent State University on Friday renewed and expanded its relationship with Dewey International University (DIU) in Battambang, Cambodia, opening a pathway for Dewey students to obtain a Kent State degree. 

Kristin Stasiowski (far right), assistant dean of international programs and education abroad for the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, leads a group of Kent State students as they discover the art, architecture and history of Basilica di Santa Croce in Florence, Italy.

Kent State University leadership and donors known as the Renaissance Scholars Society will gather to commemorate 50 years of education abroad in Florence, Italy, during the first week of October.