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Florence Duomo and Giotto Campanile
Florence Duomo and Giotto Campanile


“I will never forget the moments of this journey that took my breath away. The first time I saw the Big Ben, walking in the Colosseum, swimming in a cave in Positano, the Celebration of David in Florence, the cliff side in Portugal, and making the very crammed and winding way to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa…” – Olivia T. Blatt

Spend A Semester In Florence, Italy

Kent State University is offering an amazing opportunity to study in one of the most beautiful and influential cities in Europe. Furthermore, explore the European market on field trips to Milan and Geneva, Switzerland, engage in workshops, and guest lecturers with foreign business leaders and CEO’s. The program is ideal for Business Management students as well as students pursuing a minor in International Business.

Campus Palazzo dei Cerchi is located in the center of Florence. Kent State acquired the building in 2003 and finished remodeling in 2004.  The outside of the building retained its original beauty, leaving it looking as if it hadn’t been touched since it was first constructed.  The interior was remodeled to be equipped with state of the art classrooms.  Assuring students not only have an unforgettable cultural experience, but a high caliber educational experience as well.  The courses offered are in subjects of business, art, politics, fashion, history, architecture, and Italian language and will satisfy the needs and requirements for undergraduate students.

Courses include

  • BUS 30234 - International Business
  • FIN 36053 - Business Finance
  • MKTG 45060 - International Marketing
  • Additional courses in Italian Language, Humanities, Communication, and

Important Dates  

  • Fall Semester Application- Due Date: April 15th
  • Fall Semester Program Dates: Depart Mid August and Return Mid December
  • Spring Semester Application- Due Date: October 1st
  • Spring Semester Program Dates: Depart Early January and Return Early May
KSU Student In Florence, Italy
KSU Student In Florence, Italy


  • Program Fee:  $2,600 (Includes class materials, internet access fees, printing fees and Florence campus expenses and student services among other things)
  • Roundtrip Airfare:  $1,500 (estimated)
  • Medical Insurance:  $169
  • Tuition:  $4,836 – Ohio Resident and $8,816 – Non-Ohio Resident (Visit Kent State Admissions & Financial Aid for the most up to date tuition costs)
  • Housing:  $3,527
  • Field Trips:  $1,450 (estimated)
  • Application Fee:  $30
  • Passport:  $55  (Passport Info)



Scholarships are available. Each participating Business student receives a scholarship from the College of Business


Additional Travel

Students will have additional time to travel and do sightseeing.  Students may also travel prior to and after the program.

Italy’s Official Tourism Site



Students must be at least a junior at the time of participation and in good academic standing


For more information For scholarship information and academic advising:
Amber Bollinger - Education Abroad Program Officer
Office of Global Education
106 Van Campen Hall
Theresa Wallace – Academic Advisor Coordinator
College of Business Administration
300 BSA