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.  

  • Review our Program Choices page to learn more about what's possible 

Deciding when to study, consider:

  • Fall or Spring Semester

  • Full Academic Year

  • Summer

  • Winter Session / January Term

  • Faculty-led study tours (short-term, usually offered during the summer, winter, or spring break)

 Other things to consider:

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

  • Talk to your academic advisor about courses within your degree that you could consider taking abroad; courses like general education requirements and electives within your major/minor are oftentimes the courses that can most easily be satisfied internationally

  • Make an appointment with the FSU Office of International Programs as early as possible in your college career to begin the conversation 

Use the Office Resources:

The FSU Office of International Programs is 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. Take a look at our Program Choices page to see examples of where recent FSU students have gone and where you might be able to go. 


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

Assistant Director:  Cecilia Reyes Alarcon
Phone:  1-508-215-5930
Location:  Dwight Hall 302

We are typically open Monday thru Friday during normal business hours. 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. We can meet in-person or virtually. 

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