Study Abroad - Getting Started

Where Will Your Education Take You?

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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

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Taylor Anderson

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! 

Gabby in Scotland
Gabby Cochrane

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!

Bella Linardi in Italy
Isabella Linardi

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.

Hannah Murrin studying abroad
Hannah Murrin

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.

Alexis studying abroad
Alexis Pinkney-Martinez

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
    E-mail: jdecatur@framingham.edu
    Phone: 1-508-626-4585
    Location: Dwight Hall 302.

    Assistant Director: Jennifer Hyde
    E-mail: jhyde@framingham.edu 
    Phone: 1-508-215-5930
    Location: Dwight Hall 302.

    Instructions on making an appointment through Starfish:

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    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.

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