College Center Room 518
So you're thinking of spending a semester or year studying in another country. This is where your international academic adventure begins! It is truly your port of entry to making new friends, creating memories that will last a lifetime, discovering who you really are, challenging long held assumptions, and learning more about the world of which you are part. No matter where you go or for how long, your study abroad experience will be one to remember for a lifetime.
Maybe you've been dreaming of this opportunity for years, or maybe listening to friends make plans has led you to consider it for the first time. In deciding, you will need to weigh the benefits (among other things, exposure to another culture, increased knowledge of both yourself and the world, a chance to study your fields of interest from a different perspective, the opportunity to develop or improve your fluency in another language, perhaps the experience of fieldwork and/or thesis research, and of course seeing the world, making new friends, and having a great time) against the trade-offs (being away from FSU friends, family, and the familiar, the chance to take courses or do research with favorite professors or to participate in sports or the arts on campus, and the anxiety of being in a different milieu with different norms).
It is a personal and academic adventure like no other--prepare to be changed!
Begin your adventure by reading through the resources included in our website (see menu), and visit the Office of International Education to discuss your options as early as possible in the academic year before you intend to study abroad. You may begin the process by reviewing the Guidelines for Study Abroad to learn more about the overall process.
Office Contact Information
Director: Jane Decatur
Office location: McCarthy Center 518.
Mailing address: Framingham State University, 100 State St., Framingham, MA 01701
Office advising hours: The office is open from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Please e-mail or phone to make an appointment. The office is open year round, so feel free to make an appointment during college vacation periods.