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UK Direct: Kent State University, CAED: College of Architecture and Environmental Design In Italy (Design)
Florence, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
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Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Fees and Policies Fall,
Spring
Fact Sheet:
Experience Type:
Study Abroad
Area of Study:
Architecture, Art History, Classics, Design, Fashion, Interior Design, Italian Language, Landscape Architecture
Course Language:
English
Minimum Language Requirement:
None
Housing Options:
Apartment, Homestay
Eligibility:
3-Junior, 4-Senior
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Student Type:
Both undergraduate and graduate students
Advisor:
http://www.uky.edu/international/the_team
School of Record:
Required for this program
UK Travel Medical Insurance:
Purchase required (via EA at UK)
Program Description:
Kent State College of Architecture & Environmental Design in Italy
Florance, Italy

Program Overview
What better place in the world to learn about Architecture and Design than Florence, Italy? This wonderful city is rich with culture, history and some of the most beautiful architecture in the world. These semester programs are operated through Kent State University's College of Architecture and Environmental Design.  Program options are available for both undergraduate and graduate students.  To learn more about each specific program, please refer to the following link: :  http://issuu.com/ksueducationabroad/docs/kent_state_in_florence.

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Eligibility
This program is open to undergraduate students from the College of Design.

Academic Credit
Students will earn transfer credit from Kent State University. For all successfully completed courses, the credit hours, course title and course equivalency will be indicated on the UK transcript. Students must complete the coursework during this program according to the established guidelines by Kent State University. The grades earned will be important to progression in future academic endeavors, including graduate or professional school; however the grades earned will NOT be indicated on the UK transcript. For more information visit the UK Education Abroad Academic Credit website.
  • PRIOR to participating on this program, students must complete an Academic Approval Form (AAF). The AAF indicates how the course will be used, or course equivalency, once they are transferred back to UK. Instructions on how to complete the AAF are included in application materials. 
  • Upon completion of the term abroad, the transcript should be sent to the UK Education Abroad office. Once received, Education Abroad staff will facilitate the transfer of credits to UK. 
  • All students will be enrolled in ISP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour) at UK during their term abroad. 
Required Applications
Students must complete two applications to participate in this program - one to UK Education Abroad and one to Kent State University. For the Kent State University application, contact the UK EA advisor for this program (see contact information below). 

Housing & Meals
Students will be assigned housing after acceptance into the program via Kent State University's Office of Education Abroad . Students are also responsible for all meals during the duration of the term abroad.

Scholarships & Financial Aid
Students are strongly encouraged to explore multiple funding opportunities for programs abroad. There are numerous opportunities available based on area of study, program type, length and country of destination. Smaller scholarships can often be "stacked" together to help fund education abroad.
  • Usually, financial aid (scholarships, loans and grants) used for on-campus study can be applied to education abroad programs. Students who qualify for financial aid should consult with UK Financial Aid as soon as possible to identify possible financial aid opportunities.
  • UK Education Abroad Scholarship - a campus wide selection committee awards needs-based scholarships to UK students in amounts of $750, $1,000 & $1,500. The deadline to apply is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs. 
For more information about scholarship and funding resources, please visit the UK Education Abroad Financial Aid & Scholarships website. 

Program Costs
Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Fees and Policies" information page (the link is in the program header at the top of this website). Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses. 

Passport & Visa Requirements
Participants must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the expected date of return to the U.S. The Wildcat Passport Acceptance Facility in the UK Student Center, accepts U.S. passport applications. For more information about U.S. passport applications, please visit the U.S. Department of State website. 
  • U.S. passport holders must obtain a visa for entry into Italy. Please consult the Italian Embassy or your Education Abroad Advisor for more information. Students should pay careful attention to the amount of time required to obtain a visa. It is strongly suggested that students work with a visa expediting service, such as A Briggs or VisaHQ to obtain the visa.
Health & Safety Abroad
All participants of this program will be enrolled in Travel Medical Insurance for the duration of the program. Participants wishing to travel before or after the official program dates are strongly encouraged to purchase additional coverage for the extended travel dates. Please see the UK Education Abroad Health & Safety website for more information.

All students will participate in UK pre-departure orientation activities. Students will often participate in orientation activities upon arrival in the host country as well. In addition to pre-departure orientations, students will have access to on-going orientation resources during and after their program to maximize the intercultural and intellectual learning potential at each phase of the education abroad experience. Students are strongly encouraged to independently research their host country. Participants should consider the history, current politics, social media outlets, tourism boards, etc. 

For More Information
For additional information about the program, please contact:
Ms. Liz Kociolek, liz.kociolek@uky.edu, Education Abroad Advisor
EA Peer Ambassadors, Education Abroad Resource Center, 315 Bradley Hall - Walk ins are welcome Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 10/01/2014 ** Rolling Admission 01/07/2015 05/10/2015

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.