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Sam Gallagher: Environmental & Earth Sciences major/Geographic Science & Technology minor, spent the Fall 2017 semester at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia with The Education Abroad Network and took courses that satisfied his major/minor. If you click on the photo, you can experience Sam's presentation at the 2018 Undergraduate Research Conference. 

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  • This presentation (PDF) will answer many of the basic study abroad questions a student might have. Once you have reviewed the checklist, please complete the study abroad inquiry form in order to begin the process. We will get in touch with you to set up an appointment. 

Nick Wilson on a bike in Prague

Fitchburg State Alum Nick Wilson studied abroad in Prague, Czech Republic. Nick satisfied requirements for his  minor in International Studies while studying in Prague. 

Here are some of the most popular scholarships that Fitchburg State students have applied for:

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

This section is under construction as we update our 2019 programming.

Check back for exciting updates!

Justine Marsella in England

Justine Marsella, an FSU alum majoring in Psychology and former 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, 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.

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

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

Yamaguchi University in 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.

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.

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.

Adam DeBenedictis, a Film/Video major who studied abroad in Stuttgart. 

Thomas Begin in Stuttgart

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

University of Verona, Verona, Italy
 

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.

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

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.

International Education Organization (IEO) Led Programs

International Education Organization 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.

  • If you don't see a University or country above that interests you, click to access the IEO page where a world full of opportunities awaits you!

International Education Blog International Education FAQ Passport Information

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