Faculty Led Programs
Faculty-led Study Tours / Travel Courses
Join a faculty member on an academic experience abroad! Professors from FSU or other Massachusetts state universities combine experiential learning with academics to provide you and a small group of other college students with a fast-paced, unique course abroad.
Faculty-led study tours are short-term study abroad opportunities that usually take place during Winter Break, Spring Break, or the Summer Term. They may last anywhere from 1-3 weeks. Some study tours award academic credit to student participants, which can be counted towards your general education requirements, major/minor requirements, and/or gen-eds. Other study tours are purely experiential learning opportunities. If you're seeking a longer study abroad program during the winter, summer, or full semester, be sure to review our main Program Choices page for more information.
FSU Faculty-led Study Tours
Previous tours led by FSU faculty members have gone to India, Ireland, China, and the Dominican Republic! We are not offering any study tours during the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Stay tuned for upcoming FSU tours abroad in 2023! Details will be posted to this page and shared through the FSU Office of International Programs and FSU academic departments.
Faculty-led Courses Abroad with the Massachusetts State System
Programs offered at the other Massachusetts state universities are open to FSU students, most of which are an opportunity to earn academic credit. Take a look at the links below to access further information, and feel free to reach out to the FSU Office of International Programs and/or the study abroad offices at our sister state schools for more details.
- Bridgewater State University
Recent study tours have gone to Belize, Canada, Cape Verde, China, Hawaii, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, South Korea, and Tanzania.
- Fitchburg State University
Recent study tours have gone to Hangzhou, China; Grenoble, France; Verona, Italy; and Barcelona, Spain.
- Massachusetts College of Art & Design
Recent travel courses have visited Japan, England, and Southeast Asia.
- Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Recent study tours have gone to Germany, Japan, Peru, and domestically within the U.S.
- Salem State University
Spring Break courses in Greece, Lativia, Liberia, Puerto Rico, and Mexico; Summer Programs in China, Indonesia, Poland, and Bermuda. Summer Language Programs in Spain, Italy, Canada, and France.
- UMass Amherst
Various thematically-focused summer and spring break travel courses around Europe and Latin America.
- UMass Boston
Various thematically-focused summer and spring break travel courses in places like Belize, Chile, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, and the Netherlands.
- UMass Lowell
Some recent travel courses have included Spanish language in Spain and Cuba, and Entrepreneurship in India.
- Westfield State University
Recent study tours have gone to Belize, Kenya, India, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Greece and Israel.
- Worcester State University
Recent study tours have visited the Caribbean or Eastern Europe during the January Term, Spring Break, and/or Summer.