We host 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.
Whatever your needs, we are here to help you!
Study Abroad Opportunities
As a student at Fitchburg State, you 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 types of programs, you can 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.
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!
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.