International & Exchange Student Services
The Global Education Office (GEO) of Keene State College (KSC) is available to assist KSC international and exchange students with making the transition to attending Keene State. GEO provides orientation programs for new incoming students, immigration and visa compliance advising, trips to regional points of interest, cross-cultural adjustment activities, information concerning on-campus employment. In addition, GEO advises the International Friends Club (a KSC club whose goal is to promote and embrace diversity among KSC students) which has many cross cultural meetings and activities each year. The Global Education Office is eager to assist international and exchange students from when they first apply to when they graduate.
Keene State College is situated in the charming town of Keene, located in the heart of New England. KSC is part of the University System of New Hampshire. Keene is the largest town in the southwest corner of New Hampshire (less than 20 miles from Massachusetts and Vermont) and is known for its picturesque Central Square, shops, and restaurants. Keene State is situated within sight of Mount Monadnock, the most climbed mountain in the USA. Being only two hours from Boston and four hours to New York, Keene State is accessible to urban areas as well as the many lakes, covered bridges, and quaint New England towns which are in the Monadnock region. The autumn foliage with its flaming sugar maples is famous world-wide; the warm months offer swimming, fishing, hiking, and boating; and the winter offers ice skating and excellent cross-country and downhill skiing.
Founded in 1909, Keene State College offers almost 40 majors which are located in the School of Arts and Humanities; the School of Professional Studies; and the School of Sciences and Social Sciences. The 170 acre Keene State campus generates the ambiance of a small New England College, with ivy-covered buildings, grassy commons, and brick walkways. Living on campus is the choice of over 2700 students; and residence halls at KSC are strong, vital communities in which students feel included and free to make their own unique contributions. Nearly 100 societies, clubs, academic, sport, and social organizations provide a multitude of co-curricular learning experiences.