Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs

We offer short-term faculty-led programs across the disciplines during Spring Break, Summer, and Winter Break.
Students in Verona at cooking class

Faculty-led courses usually count for 3 credits and require no transfer of credit. Faculty-led study abroad courses are held during Spring Break, after graduation in May or over the summer. They range from one week long to 3 weeks long. Each faculty-led program is unique but tend to meet on campus before the trip, and once or twice after returning from traveling.

The Office of International Education plans faculty-led programs years in advance. We want students to be able to plan for a faculty-led program (or multiple) that work well with their academic, professional and personal goals! To connect with study abroad alumni, please email inthelp@fitchburgstate.edu to hear firsthand student's experiences abroad.

Students should first apply to their faculty-led program of choice below and then apply to EITHER the Global Ambassador Scholarship or Center for Italian Culture Scholarship (CIC/AVGC) in October on Academic Works.

Past Programs

  • Global Public Health in Costa Rica with Professors Benes and Stone
  • Japanese-American History and Game Design Program with Professor Jeff Warmouth in Los Angeles and Hawaii
  • Introduction to Peace Studies in Ireland with Professor Eric Budd
  • Rhetoric in Communications Program in Greece with Professor J.J. Sylvia
  • History and Eat, Speak, Italian Program in Verona with Professors Dan Sarefield and Rala Diakite
  • Tropical Ecology Program in Costa Rica with Professor Chris Picone
  • Facilitating English Language Program in Spain with Professors Felicia Farron-Davis and Scott Tyner
  • Heart of Europe in the Netherlands, Germany and Poland with Professor Spero
  • Nursing Program in Costa Rica with Professors Benes and Stone
  • Game Design Program in Japan with Professor Amakawa
  • Tropical Ecology Program in Costa Rica with Professor Picone
  • Photography and History of Verona, Italy with Professors Sarefield and Laytin
Students in Ireland on faculty led study abroad

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