International Night

Posted by Andy Cunningham on March 24, 2023 at 12:02 PM

the Office of International Education sponsored an International Night last evening, where we celebrated our cultural heritage through food, presentations of dances, music and traditional garb. Food tasting stations included cuisines from Asia, Europe, Africa, Latin America (LASO), and India. Attendees were treated to Indian, Latin, and Finnish traditional dances and music.

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Topics: International Education, Admissions, Community, International Admissions

Study Abroad Fair

Posted by Andy Cunningham on February 15, 2023 at 2:58 PM

The Office of International Education hosted a Study Abroad Fair this afternoon in the Hammond Main Lounge. Students had the convenience of asking about the many study abroad opportunities available to them here at Fitchburg State University in one location. Programs available in 2024 include; Peace Studies in Ireland, Rhetoric in Greece - Communications Program, Nursing Program in Costa Rica, Arts and Game Design Program in Japan.

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Topics: Student Experience, International Education, Study Abroad, Community, Education Program

Center for Italian Culture gala to Support Student Scholarships

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 12, 2022 at 3:30 PM

The Center for Italian Culture (CIC) at Fitchburg State University celebrated more than 20 years of supporting scholarships and programming with a fundraising gala at the Fitchburg Art Museum on Saturday, June 11.

The CIC, founded with a major gift by the late Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio of Fitchburg State’s Class of 1938, has been a fixture on the university campus for over 20 years. Throughout its history, the center has sponsored programs that celebrate Italian contributions to Western civilization and supported study abroad scholarships that let university students and faculty explore the wider world.

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Topics: International Education, Events, Study Abroad, Community, Center for Italian Culture

The Coolest Journey Of My Life

Posted by Andy Cunningham on January 21, 2020 at 11:42 AM

Hello! I would like to say first and foremost that it's a pleasure to be able to document and share my experiences abroad with the Fitchburg State community!

My name is Jordan Malachi, currently a junior Communications Media Film/Video student. Throughout these posts I am documenting my sophomore year of college spent studying abroad at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

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Topics: Programs, Student Experience, International Education, Study Abroad

Studying in Queensland, Australia Changed How I View America

Posted by Matthew Bruun on September 4, 2014 at 11:06 AM

The opportunity to study abroad inspired David Farland to look for someplace to explore some of his personal passions and the unique opportunity to surf for credit.

“I’m very outdoorsy,” he recalled. “I like the sun. I like nice weather. I just thought Australia was a nice fit.”

And then some. The semester the electrical engineering student spent in Queensland, Australia, was nothing less than a life-changing experience.

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Topics: International Education

Theater Program Performs in Scotland's Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Posted by Matthew Bruun on August 15, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Fitchburg State’s storied theater program has resounded on the global stage. Since 2000, the university has taken part every three years in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. The trip typically involves more than two dozen students (with the high point being more than 30 students when the university’s production of The Laramie Project was exported).

The week-long trip involves students performing alongside theater companies from around the world. 

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Topics: International Education

Traveling to Verona, Italy to Find Myself

Posted by Andy Cunningham on August 4, 2014 at 10:07 AM

When I entered college, I didn’t give so much as a passing thought to studying abroad. I was far too frightened by the idea of flying and living in a foreign country for an extended period of time. When I discovered that Fitchburg State offered a summer program in Italy, the one place in the world I wanted to visit the most, I came up with a variety of fears and excuses in my head as to why I shouldn’t go. However, the only reason I needed to make my decision was that I really wanted to take advantage of this opportunity. 

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Topics: International Education

Student's Fascination with People Led Him to Spain

Posted by Matthew Bruun on July 15, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Timothy Michalak attributes his interest in studying abroad in Spain to two simple factors: people and curiosity.

“My entire experience in Spain revolved around people,” he said. “Not places, buildings, or language. I have always been fascinated by people, and always strive to meet new people and understand them as wholly as I can. Because of this, the inspiration to study abroad came quite naturally. I see a world which is full of people whom I don’t know, and I actively choose to spend my life trying to meet them.”

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Topics: International Education

History Major Creating History in Czech Republic

Posted by Matthew Bruun on June 4, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Nick Wilson has always entertained dreams of being a history teacher, and figures a good way to learn about it is to live it. So he’s spending six months this year in the Czech Republic, studying its language, history and environment.

“Travel is something I plan to do because there’s no better way to learn than to go there, see it, and interpret it for yourself. I hope that by the time I’m 30 I will have lived on each continent.” Europe is the second continent he’s seen (after North America). “So, only five more.”

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Topics: International Education

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