Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs

We offer short-term faculty-led programs across the disciplines during Spring Break, Summer, and Winter Break.
Students in front of castle on Heart of Europe study abroad trip

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) in October or January on Academic Works. The Center for Italian Culture at Fitchburg State University has supported students studying abroad in Italy for 20+ years. We are grateful for their continued support in sending hundreds of falcons to Italy for their study abroad courses.

Upcoming Programs

*Programs are subject to change.

  • Nursing Program in Malawi with Professor Mchenga
  • Country Music in Nashville with Professor McGlothlin
  • Behavioral Science in Croatia with Professor Kori Ryan
  • Rhetoric in Greece with Professor Sylvia
  • International Tourism Marketing and Management with Professor Yang Liu in China
  • Intro to Peace Studies in Ireland with Professor Budd
  • Tropical Ecology in Costa Rica with Professor Picone
  • Eat, Speak Italian and History Program in Verona, Italy with Professors Diakite and Sarefield
  • Facilitating English Program in Caseres, Spain with Professors Farron-Davis and Tyner

Past Programs

  • Heart of Europe in Netherlands, Germany and Poland with Professor Joshua Spero
  • Luxury Brand Management in Milan, Italy with Professor Renee Scapparone and Jeanne Moore
  • Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle in Verona, Italy with Professor Monica Maldari
  • Environment and GIS Mapping in Peru with Professor Jane Huang
  • Arts and Game Design Program in Japan with Professor Jon Amakawa
  • Facilitating English Program in Spain with Professors Farron-Davis and Tyner
  • 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

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