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!
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Why Study Abroad?
Hear from recent students who've studied abroad.
Where Do Fisher Students Study?
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Study Abroad Profiles
Accounting Major, London, England
Why did you decide to study abroad?
Being able to learn from a different culture and meet new people made me want to study abroad.
If you could tell someone one reason why they should go, what would you say?
I would say that no matter where you go, you will fall in love with it and the memories you make will be some of your fondest of all of college.
What was your most memorable experience while studying abroad?
I enjoyed exploring the streets of London. I would take whole days and just pick an area on the map to wander. I always felt safe and there was always something around every corner.
What was the biggest obstacle you had to face while studying abroad?
Financially, it was slightly difficult to have to budget, especially with the conversion rate between dollars and pounds. I also struggled with keeping motivated with my studies because there were so many other opportunities to explore.
Describe one or two sights, sounds, or smells that help us understand what your daily experience was like while you were abroad.
The biggest transformation that most of us made when we were in London was looking like we were actual Londoners. For example, when we first started living in London, we were obviously tourists. After a few weeks, we started to notice things about how people behave. When one takes the bus or tube, it is customary to avoid making eye contact with strangers and talking is discouraged. At first, we thought it was weird, verging on rude. Eventually we realized Brits do that because chatty Italians or French children make the ride feel longer and, frankly, once you are accustomed to quiet rides, it is annoying having to listen to others.
What advice would you give to students who are about to participate in this program?
I would highly advise taking advantage of pubs. I am not advocating getting drunk or even drinking alcohol, but in the United Kingdom, the pub is the center of everything. Never say no to a friend asking to go to a pub because pubs are where friendships are formed.
How has studying abroad affected your personal development?
Personally, studying abroad has made me grow up in ways in which I never anticipated. I have become more open to other cultures and can problem solve like never before. I also feel comfortable navigating a city, airport, or train station. Studying abroad also has made me realize how lucky I am to have come from Central New York and how much beauty there is home, as well as abroad.