Foreign Study

New Scholarship for Galway Program

SJFC is now awarding a $3,000 scholarship to all students accepted into the SJFC semester in Galway, Ireland program. Don’t miss this opportunity to study in Ireland next spring! Students of all majors are eligible.

Internationalize Your Education

Fisher's Foreign Study Program gives you access to more than 100 programs around the world - including Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Africa.

Go abroad for a semester, a full year, or a summer. You'll have a once-in-a-lifetime experience and learn in ways you'll never forget.

And unlike other colleges, your financial aid applies to all affiliate programs!

Fisher Abroad Blog

Fisher Abroad Blog!

Follow Fisher students as they experience life in another country through the Fisher Abroad Blog!

Important Study Abroad Documents

Why Study Abroad?

Hear from recent students who've studied abroad.

Where Do Fisher Students Study?

Check out the map below to see some of the many cities and countries that Fisher students have studied in.

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Study Abroad Profiles

Alessandro Albano and Jo D’Angelo

Rome, Italy

Why did you decide to study abroad?

We both wanted to experience life in Rome and life in the country that our parents are from. It is uncommon for science majors to have time to study abroad, but since we were able to plan our schedules to make time for it, we decided to take advantage of the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

If you could tell someone one reason why they should go, what would you say?

Food. The food in Italy was unbelievable and really is the best in the world (we may be a little biased, but it’s true). Also to experience life in Rome…no photo can ever do it justice, and no photo gives the experience of living in the Roman and Italian culture.

What was your most memorable experience while studying abroad?

Arriving to each new European city, trying to find our way around using maps and public transportation, and trying our hardest to speak a little bit of each language in that city. Arriving in a new city was always a little intimidating at first, but having to find our way around on our own was an awesome experience.

What was the biggest obstacle you had to face while studying abroad?

Being a little bit homesick. Being in a very family-oriented culture like Italy made us miss home sometimes. Most of us in our program experienced homesickness at some point, and it is a normal part of studying abroad.

Describe one or two sights, sounds, or smells that help us understand what your daily experience was like while you were abroad.

Trevi fountain, Vatican, Coliseum, many piazzas and churches, the cobblestone streets and characteristic Roman buildings and architecture, the list of sights goes on and on.

The smell of fresh sauce everyday around 1:00 p.m. (as all the locals were making and eating lunch at home), the smell of wood-fired pizza in the streets, and the smell of fresh-made pastries from the many pasticceries.

How has studying abroad affected your personal development?

We are always comparing things about our study abroad experience to every facet of life. We appreciate travel and what it has to offer, and the list of places that we want to visit in the world now is endless. The experience also made us much more independent—we traveled around Europe and lived in a big city that didn’t speak English for 4 months on our own. It is an experience we will talk about and remember forever.


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