International Education

The Office of International Education would like to welcome our new Director, Nelly Wadsworth

Nelly joins us from Salem State University, and has many years of experience in the field of International Education. We are so excited to have her starting on Monday, July 11, 2016.

The Office of International Education congratulates all of the 2016 graduates!

Jerene studying abroad in Verona, and receiving her diploma this spring.

Paul studying abroad in London, and receiving his diploma this spring.

Ryan studying abroad in Switzerland, and receiving his diploma this spring.

International students:

Fitchburg State University hosts students from over a dozen different countries in degree programs at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels. The Office of International Education advises students on immigration matters, employment questions, and issues of cultural adjustment through a special orientation program, briefings, and individual advising.

Study Abroad Opportunities:

Fitchburg State University students have the valuable opportunity to study in another country through three types of programs:

  • Short-term programs led by Fitchburg State faculty members for groups of Fitchburg State students
  • Direct enrollment at a foreign university with whom Fitchburg State University has an exchange agreement
  • Summer, semester, or year-long individual programs designed by private study abroad companies

Through these three types of programs, Fitchburg State offers the opportunity to study in hundreds of locations throughout the world, including programs designed for specific majors. Scholarship support is available for some programs through affiliation agreements, private philanthropic organizations, or federally-funded scholarship programs.

Global Responsibility:

Several campus-wide events are offered throughout the academic year to promote cross-cultural awareness on campus. Through the discussion of international topics with experts on international issues, students will learn about the challenges and responsibilities for becoming global citizens.

International Studies Minor:

The Office of International Education works closely with many departments on campus to promote global citizenry, and we strongly encourage students to declare an International Studies Minor in order to satisfy some of the requirements for the minor while studying abroad.

We are conveniently located on the third floor of the Hammond Building, Room 316 next to Career Services. Stop by and visit with us anytime.

Students participating in the 2016 Japan Spring Break Game Design Program. Read more about it on the Burg Blog!

Any student, Domestic or International, can take advantage of our new partnership with STA Travel for student budget friendly airfares. Let the STA staff know you are a Fitchburg State Student (or are about to become one) when you book your flight!

International Students

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Fitchburg State Students

The university has joined more than 150 other campuses in supporting the national Institute of International Education's Generation Study Abroad initiative, a five-year campaign bringing leaders in education, business and governments together to double the number of U.S. college students studying abroad. The institute has already identified more than 150 lead partners who have committed to specific, measureable actions that will help reach this ambitious goal; the result will be thousands more American students graduating with the international experience necessary for success in a globalized world. Organizations can learn more and sign on at the Generation Study Abroad website.