Study Abroad - Getting Started

Where Will Your Education Take You?

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Wel­come to a world of oppor­tu­ni­ties.

Join the community of FSU stu­dents who stud­y abroad each year. Some people go on programs that last one week, others on programs that last a full academic year! No matter where you go, you’ll gain new friends, have expe­ri­ences you can’t have in Massachusetts, and gain new perspectives and cross-cultural understanding that will impact the trajectory of your life.

Study abroad is affordable and your financial aid transfers to cover the costs. Study abroad is possible for students in every major and your courses will be pre-approved before you leave to count towards your degree requirements at FSU. This type of international experience will help you cultivate independence, confidence, and intercultural skills which will enhance the value of your education and expand your future career possibilities. The FSU Office of International Programs where your international academic experience begins! 

Carly, International Programs Office Assistant
Carly - International Programs Office Assistant

Communication Arts major; Law & Politics minor; Class of 2024

My name is Carly and I'm member of the Class of 2024 here at Framingham State. With my family, I've had the chance to travel abroad in Haiti, Canada, and the Bahamas. During the Summer Session 2022, I had the chance to study abroad in London, England and had a truly rewarding experience! In my job at the Office of International Programs, I help answer students' questions and promote international education opportunities to FSU students. 

  • Make an Appointment for Advising TODAY!

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

    Assistant Director: Craig McDonald
    E-mail: cmcdonald3@framingham.edu 
    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 Programs, Study Abroad & International Students Services

    Click on the office title to enter the service

    Once appt. has been confirmed, the OIP will reach out with options to virtually connect via phone call or video chat, or for an in-person meeting.

    Virtual or In-person office advising hours: 9:00AM to 4:00PM, Monday thru Friday.

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