Study Abroad

Office of International Programs

Study Abroad | International Students

Where Will Your Education Take You?

Wel­come to a world of oppor­tu­ni­ties!

Join the community of FSU stu­dents who stud­y abroad each year. Some people go on programs that last one week, others on programs that last a full academic year! No matter where you go, you’ll gain new friends, have expe­ri­ences you can’t have in Massachusetts, and gain new perspectives and cross-cultural understanding that will impact the trajectory of your life.

Study abroad is affordable and your financial aid transfers to cover the costs. Study abroad is possible for students in every major and your courses will be pre-approved before you leave to count towards your degree requirements at FSU. This type of international experience will help you cultivate independence, confidence, and intercultural skills which will enhance the value of your education and expand your future career possibilities. The FSU Office of International Programs where your international academic experience begins! 

“Nothing, above all, is comparable to the new life that a reflective person experiences when he observes a new country. Though I am still always myself, I believe I have been changed to the very marrow of my bones.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1786

Office Contact Information - Dwight Hall 302

Jane Decatur,  Executive Director of International Programs
Phone: 1-508-626-4585  
E-mail: jdecatur@framingham.edu
Craig McDonald, Assistant Director of International Programs 
Make an Appointment on Starfish (in-person or virtual) with Craig
Phone: 1-508-215-5930    
E-mail: cmcdonald3@framingham.edu

Office advising hours: 9:00AM to 4:00PM, Monday thru Friday

Mailing address: Framingham State University, 100 State St., Framingham, MA 01701 USA

Attend a Study Abroad Info Session in Spring 2022:

  • Info Session: Summer 2022 Opportunities Abroad 
    • Weds, January 26th @ 1:30pm
    • McCarthy Center, 1839 Room  
  • Info Session: Financing Study Abroad
    • Mon, January 31st @ 1:30pm
    • McCarthy Center, 1839 Room
  • Info Session: Hidden Gems & Places You've Never Heard Of
    • Weds, February 9th @ 1:30pm
    • McCarthy Center, 1839 Room
  • Study Abroad Returnee Panel
    • Weds, February 16th @ 1:30pm
    • McCarthy Center, Alumni Room
  • Study Abroad Faculty Panel
    • Weds, February 23rd @ 1:30pm
    • McCarthy Center, Alumni Room
  • Discussion: Students of Color & Study Abroad
    • Mon, February 28th @ 1:30pm
    • O'Connor Hall, Center for Inclusive Excellence
  • Info Session: Top Destinations for Study Abroad
    • Mon, March 7th @ 1:30pm
    • McCarthy Center, 1839 Room
  • Discussion: LGBTQ Students & Study Abroad
    • Weds, March 23rd @ 1:30pm
    • O'Connor Hall, Center for Inclusive Excellence 

Check out the Study Abroad Video by FSU alum Molly Buckley to see FSU around the world!

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Study With Us!

The Office of International Programs seeks to enhance and support the educational, cultural, and social dimension of international education at Framingham State University.  We welcome students from over 30 countries around the world!

We help promote a diverse learning environment, support essential services and programs, and assist international students in meeting their educational and career goals.

The office provides orientation, advising, and immigration regulation information to international students as support services.

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Winter 2021:  FSU will offer students an opportunity to earn credit while they are "home" for the winter break.  FSU students should check directly with the Office of International Programs for restrictions.