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Study Abroad

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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. 

Where Would You Like To Go?

There are 3 ways in which you can study abroad: short-term faculty-led programs, exchange/direct enroll programs, and outside provider-led programs.

1. 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 study abroad options

    Check back for exciting updates for 2019 faculty-led programming!

    Registration for for Spring 2019 faculty-led program will be open from November 5-9th. 

    “Kraków is the most enchanting city I have ever been to. It breathes, laughs, and excites. We were given an invaluable opportunity to explore major historical sites and resilient cultures at an affordable cost. The friendships and connections I have made with my classmates, professors, and the world have been life changing. I am counting down the days until I can return to Kraków!” —Yvonne Renard, Economics Major, International Politics and International Studies Minors

      2. 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 exchange program must request an official transcript. Additional fees would come in the form of transportation costs, housing and a student visa. For more information and for our current list of exchange programs with foreign universities, click here.

      3. 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. For more information and for our current list of direct enroll agreement programs, click here.

      4. 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. For more information on our International Education Organization (IEO) Led Programs, click here.

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      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!

      Looking to apply for a study abroad scholarship?

      Click here to learn about the most popular scholarship opportunities that Fitchburg State University students have applied for.