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Study Abroad

"the best time of my life"

That's what one graduate wrote about a Keene State College language study abroad program, and many others have echoed those words. Everyone with a major or a 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. Study abroad doesn’t 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 study at San Francisco University, our exchange partner in Quito, Ecuador. Or they 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 work closely with staff in the Global Education Office to help students design individual programs in other locations as well.

Learn more about studying in a French, German, or Spanish speaking country at our approved sites.


Dr. Stephen Hawes visited the students in Quito Ecuador in spring of 2009

L-R - Dr. Hawes, Molly Cunningham, Hanna Marshall




Dr. Lourdes Ramirez visited the students in Seville in spring of 2008

L to R - Marc Perreault, Rosemary Wojtas, Dr. Ramirez, Kristen Pollock, Patricia DaSilva, Jessica Williams, Joshua Whiffen