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Director: Kathleen Costello
Email: kcostello@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-7221

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Foreign Study

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!


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Why Study Abroad?

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Where Do Fisher Students Study?

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Study Abroad Profiles

Ed Buell

Prague, Czech Republic

Why did you decide to study abroad?

I chose to study abroad because I wanted to push myself outside of my comfort zone and challenge myself in a completely new way. I wanted the chance to see the world and be completely independent for the first time in my life.

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

Unless you go out into the world and explore, you will never gain the remarkable knowledge about yourself and others that I believe can only be learned through first-hand experience.

What was your most memorable experience while studying abroad?

My most memorable experience from abroad would have to be the solo trip that I took to Budapest. For 3 days I was completely on my own, in my own head, forced to rely on my own skills and abilities. When I first arrived abroad I vowed to never travel alone because I thought I would be very lonely. But by the end of my experience, I had learned that sometimes spending time getting to know yourself better is the most rewarding experience you can have.

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

The biggest obstacle I faced while I was abroad was getting used to having a language barrier. I was very nervous when I first arrived in Prague because I spoke no Czech but I soon learned the basics and was able to get by very effectively.

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

My favorite scent from the streets of Prague would have to be the smell of a wood-burning fire. All along the streets and in the main squares there would be markets with sausages, ham, roasted nuts, and many other traditional Czech foods cooking on hand-made wooden fires. My favorite sight would have to be the Prague Castle. The view from my classroom window was the castle and the famous Charles Bridge. It truly made me feel like I was living in a fairytale world.

How has studying abroad affected your personal development?

Studying abroad changed who I am as a person. I learned so much about who I am because I was forced to be my main support system and rely on myself. Through traveling the world, I gained a new perspective on where I fit in the world and on the beliefs that I hold. It was very humbling to learn that my life, my attitudes, and my experiences are all a part of a complex world, but are no more or less significant than anyone else's.

As I succeeded at navigating countless cities and new cultures, I became more and more confident in myself which I know will carry on in my future endeavors. Overall, study abroad gave me the life tools and attitude to go back out into the world and make my goals come true.

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