Charting Your Journey

Things to consider in planning where to study:

  • Narrow possibilities by geographic location, i.e. a region like Europe or South America

  • If possible narrow by country of interest

  • Identify any specific academics of interest – i.e. your major, minor, gen eds, elective courses, or languages.    

Deciding when to study, consider:

  • Semester/Academic Year

  • Summer

  • Winter Break

  • Short programs; faculty led study tours or service learning trips usually 1 to 6 weeks in length

  • When in your academic career you want to study abroad – this should take into account academic requirements. Contact your adviser and the study abroad office to discuss options.

 Other things to consider:

  • Attend a Study Abroad Information Session to learn more about the process

  • Talk to your academic adviser about courses you could consider taking abroad.

  • **Make an appointment with the study abroad office to discuss your abroad options as early as possible.**

 Use the Office Resources:

We are here to help answer any questions you might have in your study abroad exploration.  Call, email, or stop by Dwight Hall 302.

You will find a wealth of catalogs and brochures in our office.  Browse the library on your own or ask questions.  Also, the most comprehensive and up-to-date information is usually available from the program or university websites. 

The office also has information on financial aid, scholarships, insurance, and more! Get the information you need.
Browse our Spotlight Programs list of very affordable options, or browse all approved programs around the world. Our Spotlight list can't include all affordable options, so be sure to ask us about other options!


Office Contact Information
Executive Director: Jane Decatur
Phone: 1-508-626-4585
Location: Dwight Hall 302.

Assistant Director: Craig McDonald
Phone: 1-508-215-5930
Location: Dwight Hall 302.

At this time, virtual advising hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Please e-mail or phone to make an appointment. The office is open year round, so feel free to make an appointment during university vacations.

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