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.
New for Spring 2014!
Fisher in Galway, Ireland
In partnership with Hobart and William Smith Colleges, St. John Fisher College will be initiating a new faculty-led study abroad program in Galway, Ireland. Live and study among Irish students at an Irish university and experience excursions to Northern Ireland, Dublin, Cork, Kerry, and the Aran Islands!
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
Accounting Major, London, England
Why did you decide to study abroad?
I decided to study abroad because I wanted to experience life in a different culture. When I went to London, I was completely out of my comfort zone. But, I wanted to have the experience of going abroad to help me to grow as a person. I also really wanted to be able to see the world first-hand! I knew that going abroad would allow me to do all of these things.
If you could tell someone one reason why they should go, what would you say?
I honestly believe that studying abroad was the best decision I have ever and will ever make. But, if I had to choose one reason why someone should go abroad, it would be to see the world. You have the opportunity to live in a place many people dream of living. It is a fantastic experience, and the way you see the world will never be the same!
What was your most memorable experience while studying abroad?
My most memorable experience was all of the traveling I was able to do. There is so much to do in London, and I was never bored! It is also centrally located, which makes travel to other countries very easy. I was able to visit Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Prague, Amsterdam, and Wales!
What was your first week like abroad?
My first week abroad was very exciting. I was so anxious to get to London and to see everything the city had to offer. I had an entire week to see the city before the semester actually began. It was a great opportunity to meet new people and to get comfortable with where I was living. I went on many tours and trips within London during the first week. It was so awesome to see all of the places that I had only ever seen in pictures!
What was the biggest obstacle you had to face while studying abroad?
The biggest obstacle that I had to face while studying abroad was being away from all of my family and friends. It was so easy to communicate with everyone, though. I never really felt homesick, but it was hard to be away from people that I was used to seeing every single day.
Tell us two or three things that help us understand how you felt living in the city where you chose to study.
I consider myself so lucky to have had the opportunity to live in London. There was never a dull moment in this city! I come from a fairly small hometown, so living in one of the biggest cities in the world was different from anything that I was used to. At first, it was a bit overwhelming. I adjusted very quickly, though! I was never bored in London. There was always something going on, whether it was some type of campus event or a festival somewhere in the city. There is something for everyone in London!
What advice would you give to students who are about to participate in this program?
Take advantage of any free time that you get and go explore! You never know when you might get the opportunity to go back to London, so do all that you can in the time you are there. Time goes by so quickly! Enjoy every second!