President Cevallos and Dr. Najjar Meet with FSU Students in South Korea

President Cevallos and Dr. Najjar Meet with FSU Students in South Korea

Nov 2, 2015

For more than 25 years, the reach of graduate education at Framingham State University has been global. The University currently offers satellite programs at 23 locations spread across 12 countries around the globe.

Recently, President Javier Cevallos and Dean of Graduate Studies Yaser Najjar got the opportunity to celebrate commencement with a group of 42 students from two FSU satellite locations in South Korea. The ceremony was held in Suwon for students who had just earned their Master of Education Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language through the University’s C. Louis Cedrone International Education Center.

“Even though they may be on the other side of the world, these students are still a part of the FSU family,” says President Cevallos. “It’s such a pleasure when we get the opportunity to meet with them face to face and congratulate them on their accomplishments.”

“We are a state university, but we care a great deal about our international students and programs,” added Dr. Najjar. “We work hard to ensure they meet the high standards for academic excellence that people have come to expect from Framingham State University.”

In addition to the University’s five sites in South Korea, FSU also hosts satellite programs in Brazil, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Saipan, Taiwan, Thailand, West Indies, China and Italy. Master’s degree programs are offered in International Teaching, Educational Leadership, and Teaching English as a Second Language.

For more information about the C. Louis Cedrone International Education Center, visit

About Framingham State University

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,000 students with 58 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a State College and University (SCU), Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.