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. 

Study Abroad Student Assistant

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Diana Marte, Study Abroad Student Assistant

Studied in Sevilla, Spain

My name is Diana Marte. I am a junior Psychology major. I spent Spring 2020 studying in Sevilla, Spain. I loved my experiences abroad and am so excited to share my stories with you. Stay tuned for my office hours this fall 2021!

  • 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: 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