Study Abroad

Where Would You Like To Go?

Please click here to complete a study abroad inquiry form.

Nick Wilson on a bike in Prague

Fitchburg State Alum Nick Wilson studied abroad in Prague, Czech Republic. Nick was an Education major with a minor in International Studies. He is still living in Prague and is excited to meet you when you arrive!

There are many scholarship opportunities for study abroad, and they can be found through the links below:


Many affordable study abroad options led by our faculty

If you would like to apply to any of these programs, an application can be found within each individual program webpage.  The faculty-led programs include Fitchburg State courses taught by Fitchburg State faculty and require no transfer of credits. Students participating on a faculty led program need only send an unofficial transcript. 

Upcoming Faculty-led options

In the works...Check back for updates!

  • Summer 2018, Japan with Professor Amakawa

Justine Marsella in England

Justine Marsella, an FSU alum majoring in Psychology and current Graduate Assistant in the Office of International Education, studied abroad on a faculty led program with Professor Kisha Tracy in England. Justine participated in the program to satisfy a free elective, here is the link to her testimonial.

Exchange programs with foreign universities

These programs offer a traditional exchange experience, and include you paying Fitchburg State tuition & fees as you normally would. Students participating on a faculty led program must request an official transcript

Additional fees would come in the form of transportation costs, housing and a student visa.

If you would like to apply to any of these universities, click here to complete an application. Exchange programs and any provider-led programs include courses taught at foreign universities and require additional paperwork (the Preliminary Registration Approval Form, or "PRAF,") for credits to transfer.

See the Study Abroad Advisor for assistance with this form, and we will work with your Departmental Advisor and the Registrar for course approvals.

*Keep in mind that these prices are subject to change according to currency conversion rate fluctuations.

Yamaguchi University in Yamaguchi, Japan
Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Japan

This university offers a range of courses *taught in English* in the Faculty of Global and Science Studies. This university also offers some exciting internship possibilities as well as inexpensive housing on campus.

  • Click here (PDF) to see a brochure for the Japanese Language and Culture in Japan Summer Program, 2015.
  • Click here for information about the Faculty of Global and Science Studies at Yamaguchi University. Many of these courses are taught in English!
  • Click here for a fact sheet on Yamaguchi University.

Rhine Waal University, Kleve, Germany
Rhine Waal University, Kleve, Germany

This university offers a wide array of courses *taught in English* in the Applied Sciences Program including International Studies, as well as a "Fab Lab." Students can travel easily from the border town of Kleve to the Netherlands by bicycle or shuttle.

  • Click here (PDF) for a budget sheet for a semester at Rhine-Waal University.
  • Click here to access the courses taught in English at Rhine-Waal University.
  • Click here for information about costs of living in Kleve.

Media University, Stuttgart, Germany
Media University, Stuttgart, Germany

This university offers many opportunities for students in the Communications Department & students interested in the "Business" of Communication to take courses and get hands on experience, all living in the beautiful region of Bavaria.

  • Click here (PDF) for a budget sheet for a semester at Media University.
  • Click here to access the website for courses taught in English at Media University.
  • Click here for information on living in Stuttgart.

Thomas Begin in Stuttgart

Thomas Begin, a Film/Video major, studied abroad in Stuttgart - read his testimonial!

University of Verona, Verona, Italy
University of Verona, Verona, Italy

  • Click here (PDF) for a budget sheet for a semester at University of Verona.
  • Click here to access the (undergrad) courses offered in English at University of Verona.
  • Click here for information on living in Verona.
  • Click here for information about obtaining a student visa from the Boston consulate.

Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou, China
Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou, China

Business students who are interested in China should consider this exciting opportunity to study the language and culture of China as they attend a Business School in beautiful Hangzhou.

  • Click here (PDF) for a budget sheet for a semester at Zhejiang Gongshang University.
  • Click here (PDF) to access the courses taught in English at Zhejiang Gongshang University.

Direct enroll agreement programs

These programs allow you to enroll directly into the foreign university, paying tuition & fees to that university instead of Fitchburg State (you do not have to pay FSU tuition & fees while you are abroad). You will, however, be responsible for transportation, housing and a student visa. 

If you would like to apply to these programs, an application can be completed here. Direct enrollment programs include courses taught at foreign universities and require additional paperwork (the Preliminary Registration Approval Form, or "PRAF,") for credits to transfer. See the Study Abroad Advisor for assistance with this form, and work with your Departmental Advisor and the Registrar for course approval.

Regents University, London, England
Regents University, London, England

  • Click here (PDF) for a list of general courses for Regent’s 2018 spring semester. There are many more courses to choose from, so do make an appointment to discuss all of the options. 
  • Click here (PDF) for a Budget sheet for a semester at Regent's University.

Assumption College, Rome, Italy Campus
Assumption College, Rome, Italy Campus

Fitchburg State University has partnered with Assumption College Rome Campus and the Center for Italian Culture to provide you with a wonderful opportunity to spend a semester in Rome. Stop by and speak with the Study Abroad Advisor for more information!

  • Click here (PDF) for a budget sheet for a semester at The Assumption College Rome Program
  • Click here for a list of courses for The Assumption College Rome Program.
  • Click here for some links to what life is like in Rome on this wonderful program.

Provider programs

Provider-led programs include courses taught at foreign universities and require additional paperwork (the Preliminary Registration Approval Form, or "PRAF,") for credits to transfer. See the Study Abroad Advisor for assistance with this form, and work with your Departmental Advisor and the Registrar for course approval.

  • Click here to access the providers page.

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Click here for information on New England Study Abroad Returnee Conference.​ This is a great opportunity to network with other students and professionals in the field of study abroad!