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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. 

Follow Education Abroad on social media for additional program information!
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IMPORTANT: If you are participating in a Spring 2022 education abroad program and are a US citizen, please plan to apply for or renew your passport as soon as possible! Processing times are very delayed and it may take at least 18 weeks for your new passport to arrive. To learn more, please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html
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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.

Fall 2021 Advising Update
In-person advising has been suspended until further notice. The Education Abroad team is happy to meet with you via virtual appointment. To schedule an advising appointment, please go to KSU Advising or email edabroad@kent.edu. If you need to meet with an advisor in person to drop off documents, please make arrangements ahead of time before coming to Terrace Hall. 

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 with which advisor to meet, please go to https://advising.kent.edu/ScheduleAppointment?groupId=538 to schedule your advising appointment. 


Questions about using your financial aid to study abroad? Contact Financial Aid at finaideducationabroad@kent.edu.
 

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 Microsoft Teams link to join via video or phone call. 

 
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

9:00AM to
11:30AM



No Advising 

 



Sara Morato




Desiree Dube



Kristina Spangler



General Advising

11:30AM to
1:30PM

No Advising


1:30PM to
4:00PM

 

Sara Morato

 


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 Fall 2021.


Education Abroad 101

Join the Education Abroad Team for a recorded Education Abroad 101 information session to learn how to get started! You can watch a recording of the presentation here!
 

Staff Directory

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

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

Kristina Spangler
Senior Education Abroad Advisor
Advises for Kent State Florence Programs, Kent State Geneva, Faculty-led Programs in Italy
Advising Hours (by appointment): Tuesdays: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM; Thursdays: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
kspangl6@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-0912

Molly Papay
Senior Education Abroad Advisor
Advises for Exchange Programs [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): For the Fall 2021 semester, please schedule an appointment with Sara Morato
mpapay1@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-3067

Desiree Dube
Education Abroad Advisor
Advises for Faculty-led Programs outside of Italy, Direct-Enroll Programs (Regent's University London, Freie Universitat, University of Applied Sciences Worms); COST, Third-Party Programs 
Advising Hours (by appointment): Wednesdays: 9:00-11:30 AM; Thursdays 1:30-4:00 PM 
ddube1@kent.edu 
Phone: 330-672-7980

 
 
If you have a general question, you can email edabroad@kent.edu or call 330-672-7980. You can also find our staff information here: https://www.kent.edu/globaleducation/education-abroad-staffadvising-hours