Exchange Programs With Foreign Universities

What is an exchange program?

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.

Imani Hunter with a certificate from Reitaku University

Imani Hunter studied Japanese language and culture through our exchange program at Reitaku University during Fall 2018!

How do I apply?

If you would like to apply to any of these universities, 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 (PDF), 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.

*Prices are subject to change according to currency conversion rate fluctuations.

Where can I study on an exchange program?

Currently, we offer exchange programs with foreign universities in the following countries:

Zhejiang Gongshang University

Ariel view of Zhejiang University in China part of our study abroad program

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.

Fall Semester - Semester begins around September 4 and ends around January 10 (subject to change)

Spring Semester - Semester begins around February 18 and ends beginning of July (subject to change)

Rhine-Waal University

Exterior view of Rhine-Waal University in Germany part of our study abroad program

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.

Fall Semester - Semester runs September to February (This might conflict with the schedule at Fitchburg State)

Spring Semester - Semester runs March to August 

Media University

Exterior view of Media University in Germany part of our study abroad program

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.

Fall Semester - Semester runs September to February (This might conflict with the schedule at Fitchburg State)

Spring Semester - Semester runs March to August 

University of Verona

Exterior view of University of Verona in Italy part of our study abroad program

Verona is located in Veneto, the northern region of Italy, east of Lake Garda. Students appreciate Verona's proximity to Venice, Milan, and other cities in Italy. Verona, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has history on every corner. Every cobblestone street, medieval architecture, bridge, church, Roman ruin, and square has a story. The Adige River passes through the center of Verona and can be seen from most vantage points. Verona is also the setting of William Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet. 

Fall Semester - Semester runs September to February (subject to change)

Spring Semester - Semester runs April to September (subject to change)

Reitaku University

Exterior view of Reitaku University in Japan part of our study abroad program

Our newest university partner offers students the opportunity to live outside of Tokyo and participate in courses in English.

Yamaguchi University

Collage of Photos of Yamaguchi University in 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.

Fall Semester - Semester runs September to February (This might conflict with the schedule at Fitchburg State)

Spring Semester - Semester runs April to September 

Interested?

For more information on our exchange programs with foreign universities, please contact us!