Study Abroad Fair 2024

Posted by Andy Cunningham on February 15, 2024 at 5:15 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, Eat, Speak Italian and History Program in Verona, Italy,  Rhetoric in Greece - Communications ProgramNursing Program in Costa Rica, Arts and Game Design Program in Japan.

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Topics: International Education

Around Campus - International Students Playing in the Snow

Posted by Andy Cunningham on January 29, 2024 at 4:30 PM

For some of our International Students, this is their first time experiencing snow.

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Topics: International Education, Community, Campus

International Education - Diwali Celebration

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 3, 2023 at 3:26 PM

Last night, the Office of International Education (OIE) and the Fitchburg Indian Student Association observed Diwali in the Main Lounge of Hammond Hall. Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights with its variations also celebrated in other Indian religions. It symbolizes the spiritual "victory of light over darkness, good over evil, 
and knowledge over ignorance". The event, including dinner, dancing and an educational portion, was generously funded by ITInduct.

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Topics: Student Experience, International Education, Events, International Admissions

International Student Orientation 2023

Posted by Andy Cunningham on August 31, 2023 at 2:45 PM

After a brief Get to Know You activity, and an introduction by Director of International Education Nelly Wadsworth,  President Lapidus, along with Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Franca Barricelli welcomed our newest cohort of International students at their orientation in the Hammond Maine Lounge.

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Topics: Student Experience, International Education, Admissions, Community, International Admissions

Study Abroad Students Honored

Posted by Andy Cunningham on May 19, 2023 at 6:00 PM

Yesterday afternoon, our Office of International Education honored students who've come to Fitchburg State University from abroad, as well as Fitchburg State University students who took advantage of our Study Abroad Program. They, along with graduating International Studies students received medals to wear during their commencement ceremony 

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Topics: International Education, Study Abroad, Community, International Admissions

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