Welcome, Faculty and Teaching Assistants
Have you ever thought what it would be like to teach your favorite subject in another
country? That opportunity is available to you through the Florida State University
We offer year-round programs in London, England; Florence, Italy; Valencia, Spain;
and Panama, Republic of Panama. Each program is for one semester, and you have the
option of applying for a fall, spring, or summer term. We also offer a multitude
of summer programs in many places throughout the world. Click the button on the
"Where can I teach” for a full list of opportunities.
International Programs Faculty
Our faculty are respected around the world and continually embrace this opportunity
to do what they love in the best possible situation: small classes with highly motivated
students in locations that bring learning to life in a way no campus situation can
equal. As faculty repeatedly return to teach in our foreign locations, they become
more familiar with those areas, knowing the best places to go, the best times to
be there, and the best ways to get to those spots while keeping their group together
and academically engaged. They have also developed strong rapport with local experts
in their fields - creating unique opportunities for guest speakers and demonstrations
which further enhance student learning experiences.
Our Award Winning Faculty
The prestigious faculty of Florida State’s International Programs includes well
published authors, world renown actors and musical performers, and scholars who
have presented nationally and internationally in their various areas of expertise
which include Business, Humanities, Language, and Math/Science. Awards and titles
received by members of our faculty include: Distinguished Research Professors, Distinguished
Teachers, President and Provost’s Named Professorships, Poet Laureate, and the Robert
O. Lawton Distinguished Professors award.
If you are already aware of the programs and wish to apply during the open application
period, click on the “Apply Now” button. Or, if you would like to speak to a member
of the Faculty Services staff, click on the “Request a Meeting” button.
For those who have already been accepted and are planning their departure, click
on the “Prepare to Go” button for additional, useful information.
Online Faculty Applications for teaching and leading programs for the Summer 2016 -
Spring 2017 Study Abroad cycle, will be available from November 15, 2014 to January 15, 2015.
About International Programs
Florida State University International Programs proudly offers a wide range of
programs and courses that are regularly offered for the summer, spring and fall
terms through our international study centers and other international locations.
We also offer innovative curriculum-focused programs that cater to specific
topics and students’ interests.
These programs are open to all FSU students as well as any other students who
meet the eligibility requirements set by International Programs. FSU faculty and
selected adjuncts from the host countries serve as staff for each term.
Our goal is to offer the students a meaningful international experience through
a curriculum that is significantly enhanced by the international setting and
local resources, while still allowing students to continue their normal progress
towards graduation. Where applicable, all courses are eligible for FSU
Florida State University either owns or operates study centers in London,
England; Valencia, Spain; Florence, Italy; and Panama City, Panama. These
centers offer courses in the fall, spring, and summer terms, and provide
state-of-the-art facilities that accommodate the needs of our students and
faculty. Accommodations for other program locations vary according to country,
and may range from university facilities to hotels, depending on location.
Orientation Packets contain information about obtaining your passport visa/work
permit, airfare, etc.
Emergency Plan Template for Program Leaders
Book Orders/Course Descriptions - Due Dates
Book Orders/Course Descriptions - Due Dates
Summer Programs: February 15, 2015
Fall Programs: May 1, 2015
Spring Programs: September 30, 2015
International Programs will provide full medical/evacuation coverage for all approved faculty from the United States through Cultural Insurance Services
International (CISI). Students participating in all of our study abroad programs are also covered by this same insurance policy. For more information
regarding your coverage please see CISI’s insurance policy posted on IP’s website at:
You may also request insurance coverage for your companions at a very reasonable price. You will receive a companion form with your acceptance package where
you may request this insurance coverage. You will be billed at a later date for the coverage. Details regarding the billing and prices of coverage are
provided on the companion form.
Faculty Orientation Dates
Please reserve the date(s) for your term abroad. All faculty and Program Leaders (regardless of location) must attend
one of the orientation sessions listed below.
Faculty are required to provide syllabi to the Program Leader/Study Center Director during the
first week of classes. Please see orientation packet for more information.
Passports and Visas
Please check the validity of your passport. Some countries may require you to have a validity of 3-6 months from the return date of your program.
For entry/ exit requirements please visit travel.state.gov. If you do not own a passport or your passport does not possess enough validity, you can
now apply for your passport through International Programs Passport Acceptance Facility. For information on how to apply or renew your passport,
please visit our passport information page or call 850.645.9714. For Visa and Work Permit information: Contact Tina Brooks for
information for your particular program’s location.
For over fifty years, The Florida State University's International Programs has
been committed to providing an extensive academic and cultural experience that enriches
the lives of our students. It has always been our policy to put students' safety
first. Our highest priority is the welfare and security of our students.
We make every effort to facilitate a secure and rewarding learning environment.
Students venture abroad to experience other cultures, and to gain a deeper appreciation
of their role as American citizens in the world. FSU International Programs is fully
committed to helping students realize these aspirations.
Our year-round programs are administered by permanent resident staff members who
are sensitive to the unique needs of American students. Program directors
maintain contact with our Tallahassee office, local authorities, and United States
officials, both at home and abroad.
Each program holds regular meetings of students and staff in which safety procedures
and precautions are detailed and re-emphasized. Each has an Emergency
Plan designed specifically for it. Plans include details about local health
care facilities, meeting points and procedures, and contingency plans and funds
should it ever become necessary to evacuate our students.
All participants on overseas programs—students, faculty and staff—are
advised to monitor and follow all US State Department announcements and travel advisories.
Students are reminded to inform center directors of the details of their independent
travel, heed US State Department announcements and travel advisories, and take relevant
US Embassy/Consulate contact information with them.
If you are interested in offering courses on a Broad Curriculum Program or a Curriculum
Focused Program, but have questions about your proposal, a Program Management member
will be happy to discuss your thoughts and answer any questions
you may have prior to submitting your proposal.
Please fill out the information below and
click on the "send" button, and we will respond as soon as possible.