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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 International Programs.

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 right marked
"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.

Faculty Applications
Online Faculty Applications for teaching and leading programs for the Summer 2016 - Spring 2017 Study Abroad cycle are now closed.

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 honors-augmented credit.

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

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

Insurance Information

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.

Term Orientation Dates
Spring 2015 TBA
Summer 2015 TBA
Fall 2015 TBA
Spring 2016 TBA

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 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.

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Florida State University study center safety guides include institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The report also contains statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off campus buildings or property owned or controlled by The Florida State University; and on public property within or immediately adjacent and accessible from the campus. A paper copy is available upon request to FSU International Programs at A5500 University Center, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420, or by contacting FSU International Programs at (850) 644-3272 or (800) 374-8581.

Copies are also available from the study center administrative offices or you may download from the links below:

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.

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