We come to Gambier, Ohio, from every region of the country and corner of the globe to better understand our place in the world. Together, we explore questions that transcend languages, cultures and personal histories. We apply our learning to solve real-world problems, building on our insights with internships, independent research and off-campus study programs.
We offer more than 190 immersive study abroad programs across 50 countries. We also sponsor signature programs in England and Italy, and support a number of learning opportunities throughout the U.S.
Part of the excitement of studying abroad is exploring the world beyond Gambier—and coming back with new knowledge and experience. Here, Kenyon students tell you first-hand about their adventures around the world.
A Community of Diverse Perspectives
Students from 49 countries bring their points of view to a multicultural community where all of us—students, faculty, and staff—learn from a diversity of experiences and perspectives.
Every year, nearly half of Kenyon’s junior class participates in an off-campus learning opportunity.
16Times Kenyon has been named a top producer of Fulbrights.
8Modern languages are taught at Kenyon: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.
17Countries represented in Global Crossroads, an international alliance that connects courses from two colleges.
A Global Curriculum
Arab World Through Literature and Film
Open to students interested in film, religion, history and more, this course explores the various cultures of the Arabic-speaking world through the lens of Arabic literature and cinema. By exploring multiple perspectives, discover the richness of this “othered” culture, as well as examine its similarities with your own.
Cultural Productions of the Borderlands
Chicana/o culture in the U.S. is a vast yet underrepresented field. This absence is symptomatic of a history of oppression that results in silencing the “other” America. This course, offered in both Spanish and English, will help you gain a deeper understanding of borderlands within the context of their colonial legacies
Who owns the Classical past? In this seminar we’ll discuss a range of ethical dilemmas presented by the practice of archaeology in the 21st century, including the looting of ancient sites; aspects of the international trade in art objects and antiquities; authenticity and forgery of ancient art; and more
Asian Music Ensemble
Kenyon is one of few colleges to offer Sundanese gamelan degung, a traditional Indonesian ensemble. You’ll be introduced to basic and advanced instrumental techniques and receive coaching in musicianship and ensemble skills, culminating in public performance. No musical experience required!
Writing Beyond Borders
Kenyon science faculty, the Kenyon Science and Nature Writing Initiative and the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in Chennai, India, partner in annual workshops designed to hone the writing skills of India’s most talented science and engineering students and scholars.
Humanities Across Borders
Kenyon is one of just two American members of Humanities Across Borders, an international consortium of colleges and universities focused on Asia and Africa and committed to locally rooted, globally conscious higher education and educational justice.
Far and Wide
This photo was taken during a three-day expedition of the Atlas Mountains and Sahara Desert. To see as much of Morocco as possible, a friend and I joined a tour group that included three doctors from London, a Moroccoan French family from Marseilles, and two Hungarian mathematicians. The students I met abroad were eager to travel far and wide and form identities beyond deadlines and seminars—we were people first, students second.