Study Abroad - Getting Started
Where Will Your Education Take You?
Welcome to a world of opportunities.
Join the nearly 200 FSU students who studied abroad last year. Their programs lasted from a week to a full academic year. You’ll gain new friends, have experiences you can’t have in Framingham, and gain new perspectives on your major and your career.
Studying abroad helps you define your goals and focuses your attention. It’s also a great career boost, as employers are looking for recent grads who have leadership skills and experience working with people from other cultures.
If you have not already browsed our Programs list and our Spotlight Program options, you can begin there, by narrowing down options of where and when you want to go. You will receive this Study Abroad Guideline at your first study abroad advising appointment, but take a peek now! Or take a look at the Pre-Departure Handbook if you have already decided to go abroad.
Fall 2020 Global Ambassadors
Global Ambassador, Studied in Spain
My name is Taylor Anderson and I am a senior English major with a minor in communication arts. I spent spring 2020 studying in Sevilla, Spain. My virtual office hour is Friday's at 10 AM. I look forward to helping other Rams study abroad too!
Global Ambassador, Studied in Italy and Peru
Hi my name is Gabby Cochrane and I am a senior biology major with a concenstration in wildlife and am inor in anthropology. I have studie abroad in Rome, Italy (Spring 2019), and Cusco, Peru (J-Term 2020). After graduation, I am looking forward to moving to South Korea and teaching English for my gap year! I am so excited to help FSU students study abroad!
Global Ambassador, Studied in Italy
Hi there! My name is Isabella Linardi and I am a senior here at FSU with a major in Psychology and minor in Art. I spent my 2019 fall semester studying in Florence, Italy! During the duration of my time abroad, I was able to visit and explore over 9 different countries! I cannot wait to share my stories and help you along your own.
Global Ambassador, Studied in Italy and Ireland
My name is Hannah Murrin and I am a junior here at FSU. My major is Sociology with a minor in business. In Spring 2020 I studied abroad in Florence, Italy. In summer 2019 I traveled to Ireland with an FSU faculty led program. Traveling is an incredible, eye opening experience and I am so excited to talk to other Rams about their next adventure.
Global Ambassador, Studied in Italy, England and Germany
My name is Alexis Pinkney! I am a Business Management major in my senior year. I studied abroad fall semester 2019 in London, Berlin, and Rome. It was an unbelievable, awe-inspiring experience that I want you to experience as well! Very excited on helping you towards taking the biggest steps forward to studying aboard.
Make an Appointment for Virtual Advising TODAY!
Director: Jane Decatur
Location: Dwight Hall 302.
Assistant Director: Jennifer Hyde
Location: Dwight Hall 302.
Instructions on making an appointment through Starfish:
Log into Starfish
Click on “Services” in the top left navigation bar
Scroll down to the office of International Education, Study Abroad & International Students Services
Click on the office title to enter the service
Once appt. has been confirmed, the OIE will reach out with options to virtually connect via phone call or video chat.
Virtual office advising hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
Mailing address: Framingham State University, 100 State St., Framingham, MA 01701