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Study Abroad

Where Would You Like To Go?

Sam Gallagher: Environmental & Earth Sciences major/Geographic Science & Technology minor, spent the Fall 2017 semester at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia. If you click on the photo, you can experience Sam's presentation at the 2018 Undergraduate Research Conference. 

Complete a study abroad inquiry form in order to begin the process.

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. 

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

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, 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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!

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.

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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!