For Faculty Members
The Global Education Office (GEO) works with faculty to support global academic learning experiences and international education at Keene State College. We:
- Are a resource for developing international faculty-led programs and engaging in other types of global education and intercultural competence activities.
- Offer visits to discuss study away, global learning, and intercultural competence in classrooms, student residence halls and with student organizations. Request a visit.
- Provide cross-cultural competency and international health information and support for KSC faculty-led courses, including the issuance of required international health and travel insurance. Please note: KSC full time faculty and administrators have access to "Travel Assistance" as one feature of the Life/AD&D coverage. For more information, see www.usnh.edu/hr/benefits/lltd.html.
- Collaborate in the programming of globally focused topics on campus, including the KSC Global Education Office Speakers Fund.
- Provide visa and other immigration support for J-1 and F-1 international faculty and students at KSC.
The Director of GEO is a key member of the GEO Advisory Committee whose members (faculty and staff) discuss and propose policies and global partnerships that will advance KSC’s mission and goals. This Advisory Committee also plays a key role in reviewing faculty led global travel courses and monitoring safety and security issues related to global programming and engagement.
Faculty-led International Academic Courses
GEO offers support and periodic training for faculty interested in developing international faculty-led programs and engaging in other types of international education activities and exchanges. Faculty who lead an international course are expected to be familiar with and do training at least once about leading an international travel course, as this type of high impact teaching differs in many ways from standard classroom instruction.
KSC has an approval process and timeline for all proposed faculty-led credit-bearing international courses that involves approval from the Department Chair, Division Dean, GEO Advisory Group Chair and, ultimately, the Provost. This approval must be completed prior to advertising the course and undertaking any financial activities related to the proposed course.
Proposal packets must be submitted for approval at least six months before the proposed international academic faculty-led trip is planned.
- Where to Study?
- Keene State offers study away programs in 25 countries
- Financial Fact
- KSC students' financial aid can be used to study away
- Visitors from Abroad
- Every semester, KSC hosts exchange students from our partner universities in the US and internationally