Commitment to international education is part of the liberal arts philosophy of St. John Fisher College. The Foreign Study program extends the campus curriculum to include offerings at 100 programs around the world. Official affiliation arrangements provide our students the opportunity of an academic experience in Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Africa. English or foreign language programs are available for a semester, full year or summer study. SJFC financial aid applies to all affiliate programs.
Blogs from Abroad!
Follow Fisher students as they experience life in another country!
Caitie Antaya, Salamanca, Spain
Olivia Gosdeck, Limerick, Ireland
Daniel Kelley, London, England
Melody Li, Costa Rica
Janina Vore, London, England
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
Communication Major, Sydney, Australia
Why did you decide to study abroad?
I had never really left the country, so I wanted to branch out and see what the world has to offer. Australia and Fiji did just that.
If you could tell someone one reason why they should go, what would you say?
As cliche as it sounds, studying abroad truly does change your life. The people, the places, and schooling are things that you will never forget.
What was your most memorable experience while studying abroad?
Let’s be honest, we’d be here all day if I had to fully answer that question! The host family in Fiji, the views in both Fiji and Australia, walking in and around the Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef, the zoos, the accents, and of course, the people who I shared my entire experience with. They will forever be my life-long friends.
What was your first week like abroad?
I definitely was nervous considering I was going to a school that was 16,000 miles away from home, with people whom I had never met before. However, it was totally fine, but Australian schooling is 10x harder than it is here at Fisher!
Tell us two or three things that help us understand how you felt living in the city where you chose to study.
1.) The fact that we got to live in the village where the Olympians lived back in 2000 was unreal (besides the black mold). 2.) We were within 30 minutes or so from Sydney, and they had an awesome transportation system. 3.) I’ve always wanted to go to Sydney, Australia, and the fact that I studied and lived there for 5 months still amazes me. The experience went by way too fast.
What advice would you give to students who are about to participate in this program?
Pack light, don’t live in the Macquarie East Village (black mold), manage your money wisely, and do everything you possibly can while you’re there! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for most, so you have to live it up while you can!