“The best time of my life”—that is what one graduate wrote about the Keene State College language study abroad program, and many others have echoed those words. Everyone with a major or minor in a modern language is strongly encouraged to study abroad, and majors in French and Spanish are required to spend at least a semester in a country where the target language is spoken.
Studying abroad does not necessarily cost more than a semester in Keene, thanks to our direct exchange programs. In Quebec, we offer direct exchanges with Laval and Concordia Universities in Quebec City, and with McGill University in Montreal. Our exchange partner in France is the University of Upper Brittany in Rennes. Spanish students can attend San Francisco University, our exchange partner in Quito (Ecuador) or may choose from programs in Seville or Alicante (Spain). German students can enroll in the New England Universities program in Salzburg, Austria. Faculty in Modern Languages works closely with staff in the Global Education Office to help students design individual programs in other locations as well.