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Study Abroad Impact

Study Abroad

Falcons Can Soar Around the World!

Fairmont State University offers anything from Spring Break Trips around the world to Summer, Semester, and Academic Year exchanges! Your Study Abroad experience is all about You!

Honors students in front of a cathedral on a tripStudy abroad can be an important part of any program of study at Fairmont State. International experience develops a global perspective and human connections with the world at home and abroad. Students who choose to study internationally enhance their career possibilities and further their personal development. A variety of opportunities are available to fit the goals and situation of many students. The Office of EPICS will help to identify appropriate programs and register intent to participate. Fairmont State students have successfully completed programs in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, with program length ranging from one week to one academic year. Programs are carefully screened to allow for transfer of credit back to Fairmont State University upon successful completion. With advance planning and approval, students will not fall behind on progress toward their degree.

Study abroad is appropriate for students seeking any degree on campus. In addition to broadening experience and gaining confidence, students gain insight into higher education in other countries and the daily lives of their fellow students. This perspective adds depth of knowledge to their program of study, and to their future career in any field.

It is important that students and faculty work closely with the Office of EPICS whenever they leave the country under university sponsorship. We have developed procedures to support safety and security abroad, and to respond efficiently in an emergency situation. The Office of EPICS monitors international situations in order to make wise decisions together with our international travelers.

Study Abroad Deadlines

  • Spring 2024: Closed
  • Summer 2024: March 1, 2024
  • Fall 2024: April 1, 2024
  • Fall and Spring 2024 -2025: April 1, 2024
  • Spring 2025: November 1, 2024

Contact Us

Have questions about study abroad? Please let us know and we'll answer as soon as we can. 

Sarah Elizabeth Sakaguchi, MA

Assistant Director for Educational Pathways for International Centers and Students (EPICS)

 311 Turley Center

 (304) 367-4490