Webster Offers Florence, Italy Study Abroad in Partnership with Kent State

| January 27, 2015
Webster - Kent State Florence partnership

Webster University has expanded its study abroad program to Florence, Italy, through a partnership with Kent State, which has operated a location there since 1972.

Webster University’s Office of Study Abroad announced a new partnership with Kent State University that adds Florence, Italy, as a study abroad site for Webster students. Webster students will be able to attend this Florence location under the same conditions as a Webster campus.

Webster entered into this agreement to expand its study abroad programs and its international education initiatives for its students and faculty in Italy. Italy is the second most popular study abroad destination for American students, after the United Kingdom. More than 10 percent of the U.S. study abroad students study in Italy.

Kent State has operated a campus in Florence since 1972, the objectives and goals it shares with Webster made this partnership a good fit. “The agreement will stimulate communication, cooperation, and exchange between the institutions including its students, faculty, and curriculum, and thus enhance the educational quality and resources of both institutions,” said Grant Chapman, Webster associate vice president and director of International Programs.

Home to the program is the Palazzo dei Cerchi, a renovated 13th-century palace in the very heart of the city with the remarkable combination of medieval fresceos and wireless Internet. The campus also includes Palazzo Bartolini Baldelli, on the corner of Via dei Benci and Piazza Santa Croce, where a classroom balcony overlooks the historic Basilica of Santa Croce, burial site of Galileo and Michelangelo.

Florence Program Details

As with other Webster locations, instruction is in English, and the campus offers a wide selection of courses in various subject areas, along with all levels of Italian language. The faculty provide an outstanding education in the classroom and out, capitalizing on the Florentine setting with city walks, museum visits, and field trips integral to the academic disciplines.

The agreement between Webster and Kent State allows full-time, degree-seeking students at Webster to study abroad at Kent State-Florence as an approved international program. It also provides limited access for Webster faculty to have opportunities to teach or conduct research abroad as visiting scholars in Florence.

Information on course offerings, program dates, program costs, housing and student life, as well as visa requirements and other important information about the Florence campus will be soon be available on the Office of Study Abroad website.

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