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

Elise Swackhamer

Management Major, Limerick, Ireland

Why did you decide to study abroad?

I decided to study abroad because I knew it’d be a once-in-a-lifetime experience and there was no better time than now to travel the world. It is such a great opportunity to further my personal and academic growth, I couldn’t pass it up.

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

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine

What was your most memorable experience while studying abroad?

My most memorable experience while studying abroad was the Friday nights I spent with my roommates from all over the world. I had a male and female French roommate, a male Austrian roommate, a girl from South Korea, a Canadian girl, an Irish girl, and an American girl. We tried every Friday to spend quality time together and occasionally would invite other friends from Spain and Germany over. It didn’t matter what we were doing, either having movie or game night, the laughs we shared those nights I will cherish forever.

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

The biggest obstacle I had to face while abroad was making sure to always keep an open mind and let go of all the stereotypes I had developed over the years. I found that I learned a lot more from this experience when I listened with an open mind and I feel much richer from being able to do so.

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

Green everywhere! It was almost a constant smell like it had just rained, even if it hadn’t rained all day. On days it did rain though, you’d have a huge rainbow to look at on your way to class. Everything felt so stress-free and peaceful in Ireland.

What advice would you give to students who are about to participate in this program?

My advice for potential students would be to always keep an open mind. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first went over to Ireland, but I learned so much about myself while being abroad. I made sure to try all different types of food, even if I didn’t think I’d like it, and most of the time I did enjoy it. Make sure you leave your comfort zone and branch out to meet new friends. The diversity of friends I made has had the greatest impact on me; the changes I’ve made to my life because of those friends cannot be replaced.


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