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Begin Your Education Abroad Experience!

Interested in education abroad, but not sure how to get started? Check out Education Abroad's website for information about the education abroad process or submit the Education Abroad Interest Form to receive additional information via email. You can search all of our program options by clicking on "Programs" in the upper right hand corner of this page. 

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Applications are now open! Please refer to our application instructions for a step by step guide on how to apply.

Additionally, you can schedule an advising appointment to meet with an Education Abroad Advisor. An advisor from the Office of Student Financial Aid is also available for scheduled appointments.

December 2021 Advising Update
The Education Abroad team is returning to Van Campen Hall in Spring 2022! From December 7, 2021 to January 17, 2022, all education abroad advising appointments will be virtual. To schedule an advising appointment, please go to KSU Advising or email If you need to meet with an advisor in person to drop off documents, please make arrangements ahead of time before coming to Van Campen Hall.

 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 with which advisor to meet, please go to KSU Advising to schedule your advising appointment. 

Questions about using your financial aid to study abroad? Contact Financial Aid at Stephanie Vollmer will have Financial Aid advising on Mondays from 2:00 PM - 4:00PM and Fridays from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM beginning January 21, 2022. Please schedule with Stephanie through KSU Advising
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

9:00AM to

Desiree Dube


Molly Papay

Kristina Spangler

Sara Morato

Financial Aid

11:30AM to

No Advising

1:30PM to

Sara Morato
Molly Papay
& Financial Aid

Kristina Spangler

No Advising


Desiree Dube 


No Advising

If you would like to speak with an advisor about a specific program, please see the Staff Directory below, which lists the programs that each advisor specializes in. Once you determine with which advisor to meet, 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 Spring 2022.

Education Abroad 101

You can watch a recording of the presentation to learn how to get started with Education Abroad at Kent State!

Staff Directory

Amber Cruxton
Director, Education Abroad
By Appointment Only (please email to schedule an appointment)
Phone: 330-672-7975

Sara Morato
Assistant Director, Education Abroad
Advises for Kent State Prague, Paris American Academy, Xi'an Summer Program
Advising Hours (by appointment): Mondays: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM; Thursdays: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Phone: 330-672-7984

Kristina Bullard
Senior Education Abroad Advisor
Advises for Kent State Florence Programs, Kent State Geneva, WINS Programs
Advising Hours (by appointment): Tuesdays: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM; Wednesdays: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Phone: 330-672-0912

Molly Papay
Senior Education Abroad Advisor
Advises for Exchange Programs, ISEP, American University in Cairo Summer Program
Advising Hours (by appointment): Mondays: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM; Tuesdays: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Phone: 330-672-3067

Desiree Dube
Education Abroad Advisor
Advises for Faculty-led Programs, Direct-Enroll Programs (Regent's University London, Freie Universitat, University of Applied Sciences Worms); COST, Third-Party Programs 
Advising Hours (by appointment): Mondays: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM; Thursdays 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM 
Phone: 330-672-7980

If you have a general question, you can email or call 330-672-7980. You can also find our staff information on the Education Abroad website