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Faculty-Led: Planning and Implementing Study Abroad While Studying Abroad
Bologna, Italy; Florence, Italy; Rome, Italy; Siena, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/01/2020 ** 05/14/2020 05/31/2020

** Refer to the brochure page below for official program dates.
Program Description:
Program Description:

Planning and Implementing Study Abroad While Studying Abroad
Rome, Siena, Bologna, and Florence



Professor Name:  
Mark Kretovics 
Total Estimated Cost: $2,988 program fee (estimate), $1,608 non-cohort in-state-tuition (see for current rates), plus individual airfare and incidentals
Eligibility:   Graduate student status
Course: Planning and Implementing Study Abroad While Studying Abroad (HIED 66771)
Number of Credit Hours: 3 Credit hours
Program dates:   May 14th (leave US) – May 31st (depart Italy)
Application deadline:  February 1st


Course Name and CRN:
Planning and Implementing Study Abroad While Studying Abroad (HIED 66771)
Location(s): Florence, Siena, Bologna, and Rome 
KSU Sponsoring College:   EHHS
Course Description:  Learn the principles and practice of designing and delivering effective study abroad programs through Kent State University's unique overseas relationships at our facility in Florence, Italy.  Participants in this workshop will observe summer programs, will study the principles of developing effective study abroad experiences; meet with university program officials, faculty, facility support staff, as well as private third-party providers of study abroad, community and onsite support services, such as legal advisors, health professionals, and housing offices.  Ample time will be spend visiting sites of historical and cultural significance in and around Florence.  Two days of independent program-related travel are also built into this program.  


May 14th – May 31st

Program highlights/ Itinerary:  May 14th depart the US and arrive in Rome. Visit the Vatican, Coliseum, and Roman Forum. Meetings with AACUPI representatives and third party provider. Travel to Florence where students will meet with university program officials, faculty, facility support staff, and representatives of other community partners who support study abroad programs. Students will plan and participate in a weekend of independent travel to a location of their choosing.


Graduate standing at or a graduate of an accredited institution of higher education
Pre-requisites: None
Maximum capacity: 15


Students will be housed in hotels (min 3 star) with breakfasts included. Lunches and dinners are the responsibility of students with the exception of a few group meals. Museum fees and transportation for the group excursions are included. Independent travel costs are individual student’s responsibility


Please visit the CDC travel page for information about any vaccinations you may need or health and safety tips for traveling to your destination:

If vaccinations or medicines are needed according to the CDC, you can make arrangements with your healthcare provider or the DeWeese Health Center as soon as possible for immunization appointments.  Appointment openings are limited and they may have to order your vaccine, which takes time.  Plan accordingly. 

Program Fee Breakdown:
approximately $2,988 – includes housing, museum fees, transportation for group excursions, and a few group meals
Tuition: $1,608 non-cohort in-state for the course and out-of-state for the workshop section.
Estimated personal costs: Airfare varies by departure location and time of purchase
Total Estimated Cost: $2,988 (program fee), $1,608 (tuition), plus incidentals ($400 - $600 depending on tastes).

Payment Instructions:
Payments can be made by contacting Rose Onders ( in the Gerald Read Center for International and Intercultural Education. Students can pay by check or credit card (MC, Visa, & Discover)


Application deadline:  
February 1st
Payment deadline:   May 1st (program fee)
Withdrawal deadline: April 1st


Faculty name:  
Mark. Kretovics
Office location on campus:   225 Moulton Hall

Brief Bio:  Mark Kretovics is an Associate Professor of and Coordinator for the Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs at Kent State University. His has a sole authored book (Business Practices in Higher Education: A Guide for Today’s Administrators) and a co-edited book (Financing Higher Education in a Global Market).  Dr. Kretovics had over 20 years of administrative experience within higher education before transitioning into his current faculty role. He teaches Business Administration in Higher Education, Politics and Power in Higher Education, and Planning and Implementing Study Abroad While Studying Abroad.  

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