International Education

International Night Group Photo of Students in Cultural Attire

Welcome to the Office of International Education (OIE). The OIE houses both International Student Services and Study Abroad Services. We are excited to welcome international students from all over the world to our university!

Our goal is to assist international students’ smooth transition to Fitchburg State and to the community so that you achieve your academic goals.

We offer exciting study abroad programs in multiple countries for domestic students wishing to enhance their college experience. We offer faculty-led, exchange and provider-led programs in many different countries.

An experience that will change your life!

From international students looking to study at Fitchburg State, to current students looking to study abroad, we're here to guide you on your way.

International Students

You'll love it here. Review admission requirements and application materials, and get a good sense of all the things to do while you're here.

Study Abroad

Learn all about studying overseas, from the various options to the types of courses you can take. Take the adventure of a lifetime. 

The OIE hosts many fun, cultural events like Diwali, Asian New Year, Global Village, International Night and more in order to educate and share with our students/community about different cultures.

The Office of International Education is located in the Hammond Building in Room 316. We are open Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Please email to make an appointment or just come on in!

Note: For undergraduate admissions questions, please contact the Admissions Office at 978.665.3144 or email For graduate admissions or call the School of Graduate, Online and Continuing Education at 978.665.3182.

Hear from Shirajum Munira, a graduate student from Bangladesh on her experience here at Fitchburg State. 

Our Faculty

Our faculty is friendly and supportive, accessible and dedicated to teaching. 90% of our faculty have earned the highest degree available in their academic track.

Our average class size is 16 students, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1. This provides a healthy academic environment where you can get one-to-one interaction with professors.

World Integrated Nations Club (WIN)

World Integrated Nations Club (WIN) is an international student group that provides cultural adjustment support, as well as fun social and cultural events such as International Night, Chinese New Year celebration, International Food Fest, movie nights and more.

International students from all over the world come together to organize trips to Boston, New York City, Washington DC, etc.

Each semester, WIN looks forward to welcoming new international students to the Falcon family.

Anyone is welcome to join WIN and we encourage you to do so!


We’re located in the heart of historical New England, where you’ll get the best of both worlds: picturesque country landscapes and the bustle of city living.

Our campus is surrounded by local farms and other area attractions, including the Fitchburg Art Museum, the Mass Audubon wildlife preserve, and Wachusett Mountain for your skiing and hiking needs.

Go apple picking in the fall, explore mountain trails year-round, or enjoy many of the nearby restaurants. If you want to see what the largest city in Massachusetts has to offer, Boston is just 75 minutes away. You can get there with ease by taking a train out of downtown Fitchburg - just a five-minute walk from campus.

There’s no better way to have the complete New England experience. 

Questions? Get in Touch!

The Office of International Education is located in the Hammond Building room 316 and general questions can be sent to Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Note: For admissions questions, please contact the Admissions Office at 978.665.3144.