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Student Recruiter Information
Florida State University students who have participated in a study abroad or internship program with International Programs have the chance to apply to be a Student Recruiter. This part-time position gives students the opportunity to enhance their skills in marketing and public speaking, while sharing their abroad experience with fellow Seminoles. They serve as representatives of International Programs within the FSU and Tallahassee communities. The primary duties of a Student Recruiter include conducting presentations, assisting with department events, and helping staff members in the office with administrative tasks. The recruiters are provided with presentation and office training, and have the ability to create individualized work schedules.
The Student Recruiter hiring process typically occurs during the spring term. Applicants must meet the following qualifications in order to be eligible for interviews:
- Have a GPA of 3.0 or better
- Able to work at least 15 hours a week
- Able to work for at least one calendar year (fall, spring, and summer)
- Is an enrolled FSU students during the term the application is submitted and throughout the following school year
Interview dates and mandatory training dates will be included in the Student Recruiter application. For more information pertaining to the Student Recruiter position, please contact Michelle Campbell. We also encourage you to follow the International Programs social media accounts for updates regarding involvement opportunities.
Program Assistants (PAs) provide support to the program leader/director, students and International Programs by facilitating the smooth running of the program and serving as positive role models to all students. Specific responsibilities vary from program to program, but can be generally categorized as providing assistance in organizing program activities, ensuring housing operations run smoothly, monitoring student behavior, and administrative duties including communicating with program faculty, staff, students and vendors. PAs are hired for our study center locations in Valencia, Spain; Florence, Italy; and London, UK. Valencia and Florence are semester appointments while London is a 6 month appointment. Please see the "deadlines" tab for more information on hiring and appointment dates.
IMPORTANT: The application process for each program is handled differently, but all study center-based applicants will be expected to turn in an application and supporting documents electronically to Alexis Schulman by the advertised deadlines. All documents should be sent clearly labeled in one email, other than recommendation letters, which should be sent directly from the recommender to Alexis Schulman. If all of your documents are not received in by the appropriate deadline, your application will not be considered.
Please note, applicants who have prior study abroad experience and proficiency in the language of the country in which they are applying may be granted priority in the selection process. For more information regarding London’s Compensation Package and Eligibility Requirements please visit the London Study Center site.
After selection, PAs are required to attend a mandatory Program Assistant orientation meeting in Tallahassee (approximately 1-1.5 hours).
Additionally, applicants should have a passport (with at least two blank visa pages) valid for at least six months beyond the end of the term for which they are applying.
All applicants are required to turn in an application and the support documents listed below. Recommendation letters should be sent directly from the person making the recommendation to Alexis Schulman either via email or mail. Official transcripts may be sent electronically or via mail. Please send any forms, clearly labeled to the following address:
- Application Form
Three letters of recommendation
Letters of recommendation can be from any person who can confidently speak to your qualifications and experience related to the position. Please have all recommenders send letters (either electronically or via mail) directly to Alexis Schulman.
Short 1-3 page essay describing the following:
- Your approach to advising students (i.e., how you would help students handle their personal concerns, relate to overseas culture, and achieve program objectives).
- How being abroad would advance your academic and personal goals.
- Your leadership style.
- A wallet-sized photograph
- Official transcripts from all Colleges\Universities attended
FSU International Programs
A5500 University Center
282 Champions Way
Tallahassee, FL 32306
Important Dates & Documents
Deadlines for Valencia and Florence:
|Hiring Semester||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Fall 2016||May 2, 2016||May 16, 2016|
|Spring 2017||September 8, 2016||September 26, 2016|
|Summer 2017||January 23, 2017||February 20, 2017|
*FSU reserves the right to cancel the program due to low enrollments
Deadlines for London:
|Hiring Semester||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Spring/Early Summer 2017 Dec./Feb. 2017 - Jul./Aug. 2017||September 8, 2016||October 14, 2016|
*Because of immigration regulations, London hires Program Assistants for 6-month posts. Consequently, there are only 2 hiring rounds during the year: one deadline in the fall for a Dec./Feb.- Jul./Aug. post and one deadline in spring for a Jul./Aug. - Dec./Feb. post.
Information for Accepted Applicants
After selection, each Program Assistant is required to do the following (for ALL PAs):
- Attend and actively participate in the pre-departure Program Assistant orientation (approximately 1-1.5 hours)
- Complete appointment/visa paperwork in accordance with the same deadlines as the students on their respective program
- Meet with the respective program leader, if requested
- Perform minimal pre-departure, routine tasks, if requested by the program leader or International Programs
Program Assistant University Resources
- Students planning on traveling before or after the program dates are responsible for making their own entry arrangements. It is imperative that you discuss any travel plans outside of the program dates with the IP Passports & Immigration Office at IP-Visas@fsu.edu, as certain countries restrict entry to dates specific to the program.
- A visa is a seal that is affixed inside of the passport. Most students (except Panama program participants) will be required to either submit their original passport to the appropriate consulate or to International Programs in order for the visa to be processed. The passport is submitted well in advance of the program start date and may impact international travel. If you have international travel plans before the program, please contact the IP Passports & Immigration Office at IP-Visas@fsu.edu.
- Changes in immigration regulations change frequently which may affect program structure, dates, and fees.
- Students who fail to comply with IP or host country visa processes may incur financial penalties, delayed arrivals or cancellations.
- Students may be required to make a personal appearance at the appropriate consulate to obtain a visa.
- Students choosing to obtain a visa independently must notify International Programs of this intention and must be aware that failure to obtain the proper entry or student visa may not release you from responsibility of the full program fees.
- Students are strongly encouraged to purchase travel insurance which covers failure to obtain a visa. Further information is available on the Travel Insurance Review website.
- Students under the age of 18 will be required to provide additional documentation which may include a certified copy of their birth certificate and notarized permission to travel by their parents or legal guardians. More information will be provided in the visa packet.
- U.S. citizens living abroad- must contact the appropriate consulate for the steps to obtain necessary visas.
Although International Programs provides guidelines regarding the student visa process for U.S. citizens; non-U.S. citizens are advised to contact the appropriate consulate to learn the student visa procedures governing their nationality. It is the responsibility of non-U.S. citizens to contact our office if any information must be provided by International Programs in order for you to obtain your student visa. Any non-U.S. Citizen must contact our Passports & Immigration office at IP-Visas@fsu.edu.
FYA Ambassador Information
The FYA Ambassador program offers alumni of our First Year Abroad program the chance to earn valuable paid work experience while sharing the virtues of their FYA experience with high school guidance counselors, teachers, and students. Ambassadors visit high schools of their choice in their hometowns and surrounding areas and talk with school personnel to spread the word about the FYA program and its benefits. Ambassadors receive presentation training and support from our office, while serving as valuable assets, representing International Programs and FSU. The Ambassador visits are most often completed over scheduled university breaks when students return home (Thanksgiving, winter break, spring break, etc). Students must complete a mandatory training session in order to be eligible.
For more information and for further details about the position and how to apply, please contact Alexis Schulman.
Library Staff | Florence, Italy
The iSchool at Florida State University offers an internship opportunity to earn credits while getting to know the culture, customs, and history of Florence, Italy. The successful candidate will be placed at the FSU Florence Library for an academic year, with a focus on Library and Information Studies.
Florence Library Supervisor
The successful applicant will be provided with valuable work experience, one year free accommodation in central Florence, a stipend to cover essential costs, free online tuition, insurance, visa costs, and the opportunity to take part in the free or subsidized FSU trips in Italy.
To be considered for the Florence internship, fill out this application.
If you have any questions about this internship, please email Dr. Chris Landbeck.
Parent Ambassador Information
Your students have now returned home from their time abroad. They have grown into global citizens, filled with countless memories and stories of cultural growth, enlightenment, friendship, and learning. If you want to get involved in helping other students and families discover their passions and create their own stories abroad, the Parent Ambassador program offers a range of volunteer opportunities to the parents of International Programs alumni.
For more information and for further details about volunteer options, please contact Alexis Schulman at ASchulman@fsu.edu.
For full-time opportunities, please visit the FSU Employment & Recruitment Services webpage.