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. 

Study Abroad 101

  • Information Sessions

    Learn about the first steps to STUDY ABROAD!

    1839 Room, McCarthy Center

    Wednesday January 23rd 1:30-2:20 PM

    Tuesday January 29th 4:30-5:20 PM

    Wednesday February 6th 4:30-5:20 PM

    Wednesday February 13th 4:30-5:20 PM

  • Short Term Study Abroad

    Come explore your short term study abroad options, from summer, January break, spring break, and faculty led programs!

    Monday, February 11th

    1:30-2:20 PM

    Center for Inclusive Excellence, O'Connor Hall


  • Make an Appointment TODAY!

    Director: Jane Decatur
    Phone: 1-508-626-4585
    Location: Dwight Hall 302.

    Assistant Director: Jennifer Hyde
    Phone: 1-508-215-5930
    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

    Office advising hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.

    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