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Social Work & International Affairs: Human Rights | Prague, Czech Republic

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After the fall of communism in 1989, the borders of the Czech Republic reopened and Prague surfaced as an internationally recognized center of culture in the heart of Europe. Prague is renowned for its concentration of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque influences, and provides a fascinating vantage point from which to study contemporary human rights and social justice issues in the historical context of fascism and communism. Excursions blend academic and cultural experiences revealing the region’s achievements and the challenges yet to be overcome in championing human rights. Students in international affairs and political science courses meet with representatives of international organizations that deal with global and regional issues such as the EU, human security, and the environment. Students also visit sites related to World War II atrocities and communism.

Program Sessions

Do not purchase airline tickets until advised to do so by International Programs.

CodeTermStart DateEnd DateFeeApply
PR03Summer 201707/01/1708/04/17$5,775.00

Program Description

Eligibility

This program is open to all interested students. Priority will be given to students studying international affairs, political science, social work, criminal justice, psychology, nursing, sociology, and communications.

Housing

While in Prague, students will be housed in shared furnished facilities.

Excursions & Group Activities

Plans may change due to unexpected events and/or new opportunities. Cultural immersion and social events planned for this program may include:

  • Welcome dinner
  • Overnight excursion to Krakow, Poland to visit Auschwitz concentration camp
  • Overnight excursion to Nuremberg, Germany
  • Excursion to the medieval Czech village of Cesky Krumlov
  • Day trip to Lidice & Terezin (the Theresienstadt concentration camp), Czech Republic
  • Tours within Prague: Prague Castle, Jewish Town, National Museum, and the Museum of Communism
  • Farewell dinner

Program Fees

Include:

  • All registration fees
  • Instructional costs for 6 undergraduate/graduate credits
  • Welcome orientation
  • Housing
  • Course related field trips
  • Program-planned excursions/group activities
  • Full-time academic support
  • 24/7 student support
  • Health insurance
  • Public transport pass
  • International student ID card
  • IP t-shirt
  • Travel water bottle, luggage tag, and luggage strap

Do Not Include:

  • Round-trip international airfare
  • Passport
  • Food (except as noted)
  • Books and supplies
  • Personal travel/activity money
  • Personal spending money
  • University-assessed fees (e.g., technology fee)
  • Course-related fees (except as noted)

Courses

PR03-6-16: Summer 2016
CourseTitleCredits
INR3933Human Rights Violations and Genocide in 20th Century Europe*

Europe experienced two episodes of genocidal mass violence in the twentieth century: the Holocaust and the wars in the former Yugoslavia. How did this happen? What leads political leaders to devise such policies? Why do large numbers of individuals acquiesce or actively participate in mass atrocity? This course examines the history of these events and suggests a variety of explanations for such behavior - as well as for the international communitys generally ineffective attempts to stop genocide. ^Students may take either INR3933 or INR5934 but not both.
3
INR5934Human Rights Violations and Genocide in 20th Century Europe*

Europe experienced two episodes of genocidal mass violence in the twentieth century: the Holocaust and the wars in the former Yugoslavia. How did this happen? What leads political leaders to devise such policies? Why do large numbers of individuals acquiesce or actively participate in mass atrocity? This course examines the history of these events and suggests a variety of explanations for such behavior - as well as for the international communitys generally ineffective attempts to stop genocide. ^Students may take either INR3933 or INR5934 but not both.
3
INR5936Topics in International Affairs^

The goal of this course is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the concept of human rights, including the creation of the international human rights regime and the various means by which human rights are either protected or violated. The course will open with an overview of the philosophy and the historical evolution of human rights. Next, we will examine the question of human rights and cultural relativism. The majority of the time we will dedicate to familiarizing ourselves with the institutions and mechanisms that formulate and protect human rights. We will conclude our class with a discussion on specific issue areas related to human rights and current events, such as refugees and torture. ^Students may take INR4075 or INR5936, but not both.
3
INS3003Introduction to International Affairs

This course introduces students to the core questions and concerns of international affairs. This course surveys the many distinct academic disciplines that together contribute to the development of an interdisciplinary understanding of the international system. The course examines how each of these disciplines understands the international system, the questions it raises, and its strengths and weaknesses. In addition, the course provides an introduction to many of the global issues of interest to international affairs majors, including terrorism, democracy, and globalization. At the end of this course, students have the skills and knowledge required to construct their own specialized plan of study in international affairs.
3
SOW4665Theory and Practice of Social Work in Criminal Justice Settings**

This course is cross-listed with SOW 5666. This course focuses on criminological theories and social work practice in criminal justice settings. Applications in corrections, prisoner reentry programs, and juvenile justice settings are addressed, as are the philosophy and practice of restorative justice and victim-offender mediation programs, which strive to meet the needs of both offenders and victims. Attention is given to practice without discrimination related to clients’ age, class, color, culture, disability, ethnicity, family structure, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation. Comparisons and contrasts to practices in the Czech Republic and other international sites are drawn, and promotion of social and economic justice is discussed. Site visits include the Museum of Communism, Police Museum, Cerveny Dvur, Pankrac Memorial, a Czech Prison, a Czech Court, and White Circle of Safety. This course partially fulfills requirements for the FSU Global Pathways Certificate (requires approval of GP Director). ^Students may take either SOW4665 or SOW5666 but not both. *Additional Costs: Students should budget €50 for entry fees, food, and public transportation during class excursions.
3
SOW4784International Social Work and Social Welfare***

This course is cross-listed with SOW5785. It provides an overview of international social work and examines the impact of globalization on social work practice. Global perspectives are introduced with examples from the United States, Central and Western Europe, India, and the Caribbean. Emphasis is placed on first-hand exposure to social issues and professional responses in the Czech Republic, with field visits and guest speakers supplementing class sessions, readings, and lectures. Students will examine the impact of global interdependence on social work practice and policy as current challenges are faced in “developed” and “developing” nations. Within the framework of the international social work code of ethics, students will learn to critically analyze varied practice approaches addressing social welfare and promoting social justice. Site visits will include Bliss Without Risk. Cervemu Dyur, CSAP/Lighthouse, and Amnesty International. This course partially fulfills requirements for the FSU Global Pathways Certificate. ^Students may take either SOW4784 or SOW5785 but not both. *Additional Costs: Students should budget €50 for entry fees, food, and public transporation during class excursions.
3
SOW5666Theory and Practice of Social Work in Criminal Justice Settings**

This course is cross-listed with SOW4665. It focuses on criminological theories and social work practice in criminal justice settings. Applications in corrections, prisoner reentry programs, and juvenile justice settings are addressed, as are the philosophy and practice of restorative justice and victim-offender mediation programs, which strive to meet the needs of both offenders and victims. Attention is given to practice without discrimination related to clients’ age, class, color, culture, disability, ethnicity, family structure, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation. Comparisons and contrasts to practices in the Czech Republic and other international sites are drawn, and promotion of social and economic justice is discussed. Site visits include the Museum of Communism, Police Museum, Cerveny Dvur, Pankrac Memorial, a Czech Prison, a Czech Court, and White Circle of Safety. ^Students may take SOW4665 or SOW5666, but not both. *Additional Costs: Students should budget €50 for entry fees, food, and public transportation during class excursions.
3
SOW5785International Social Work and Social Welfare***

This course is cross-listed with SOW5785. It provides an overview of international social work and examines the impact of globalization on social work practice. Global perspectives are introduced with examples from the United States, Central and Western Europe, India, and the Caribbean. Emphasis is placed on first-hand exposure to social issues and professional responses in the Czech Republic, with field visits and guest speakers supplementing class sessions, readings, and lectures. Students will examine the impact of global interdependence on social work practice and policy as current challenges are faced in “developed” and “developing” nations. Within the framework of the international social work code of ethics, students will learn to critically analyze varied practice approaches addressing social welfare and promoting social justice. This course partially fulfills requirements for the FSU Global Pathways Certificate. ^Students may take either SOW4784 or SOW5785 but not both. *Additional Costs: Students should budget €50 for entry fees, food, and public transportation during class excursions.
3
PR03-6-17: Summer 2017
CourseTitleCredits
INR3933Human Rights Violations and Genocide in 20th Century Europe*

Europe experienced two episodes of genocidal mass violence in the twentieth century: the Holocaust and the wars in the former Yugoslavia. How did this happen? What leads political leaders to devise such policies? Why do large numbers of individuals acquiesce or actively participate in mass atrocity? This course examines the history of these events and suggests a variety of explanations for such behavior - as well as for the international communitys generally ineffective attempts to stop genocide. ^Students may take either INR3933 or INR5934 but not both.
3
INR5934Human Rights Violations and Genocide in 20th Century Europe*

Europe experienced two episodes of genocidal mass violence in the twentieth century: the Holocaust and the wars in the former Yugoslavia. How did this happen? What leads political leaders to devise such policies? Why do large numbers of individuals acquiesce or actively participate in mass atrocity? This course examines the history of these events and suggests a variety of explanations for such behavior - as well as for the international communitys generally ineffective attempts to stop genocide. ^Students may take either INR3933 or INR5934 but not both.
3
INR5936Topics in International Affairs^

The goal of this course is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the concept of human rights, including the creation of the international human rights regime and the various means by which human rights are either protected or violated. The course will open with an overview of the philosophy and the historical evolution of human rights. Next, we will examine the question of human rights and cultural relativism. The majority of the time we will dedicate to familiarizing ourselves with the institutions and mechanisms that formulate and protect human rights. We will conclude our class with a discussion on specific issue areas related to human rights and current events, such as refugees and torture. ^Students may take INR4075 or INR5936, but not both.
3
INS3003Introduction to International Affairs^

This course introduces students to the core questions and concerns of international affairs. The course surveys the many distinct academic disciplines that together contribute to the development of an interdisciplinary understanding of the international system. The course also examines how each of these disciplines understands the international system, the questions it raises, and its strengths and weaknesses. In addition, the course provides an introduction to many of the global issues of interest to international affairs majors, including terrorism, democracy, and globalization. At the end of this course, students have the skills and knowledge required to construct their own specialized plan of study in international affairs.
3
SOW4665Theory and Practice of Social Work in Criminal Justice Settings**

This course focuses on criminal theories and on the development of both evidence-based and generalist social-work practice skills pertinent to working in criminal-justice settings, alongside the individuals in the criminal-justice system. Focus is placed on theory and practice for social workers in corrections, prisoner-reentry programs, and juvenile-justice settings. The course covers the philosophy and practice of restorative justice and victim-offender mediation programs, emphasizing the needs of both offenders and victims.
3
SOW4784International Social Work and Social Welfare***

This course prepares students for international social-work practice and for transitional work with immigrants, refugees, international migrants, etc. The course also introduces international perspectives in the social-work field and offers varied examples of social-work practice in the U.S., and Western, Central European, and Caribbean nations and examines the impact of the global interdependence on social-work practice and policy and helps students learn to critically analyze varied practice approaches utilized in dealing with international welfare issues.
3
SOW5666Theory and Practice of Social Work in Criminal Justice Settings**

This course focuses on criminological theories and on the development of both evidence-based and generalist social-work practice skills pertinent to working in criminal-justice settings, with individuals in the criminal-justice system. The course focuses on theory and practice for social workers employed in corrections, prisoner-reentry programs, or in juvenile-justice settings. The course covers the philosophy and practice of restorative justice and victim-offender mediation programs, in an effort to meet the needs of offenders and victims alike.
3
SOW5785International Social Work and Social Welfare***

This course prepares students for international social-work practice and for transnational work with immigrants, refugees, international migrants, etc. It introducesinternational perspectives in the social work field and offers varied examples of social work practice in the U.S., Western and Central European, and Caribbean nations. The course also examines the impact of the global interdependence on social-work practice and policy and helps students learn to critically analyze varied practice approaches utilized in dealing with international welfare issues.
3

*/**/***/****/^ Courses followed by these symbols denote cross listing. Students may take one or the other, but not both.

Money Matters

The biggest factor in deciding when and where to study abroad is often the financial aspect. In fact, too many students assume they cannot afford to participate, missing out on an invaluable opportunity because they are not aware of alternative methods of funding. The Financial Assistance Coordinator at International Programs (IP) is dedicated to helping students through the financial aid application process by conducting financial aid workshops on a regular basis in addition to meeting personally with each student needing assistance. Students who have received some form of financial aid throughout their collegiate careers, as well as those completely new to the process, receive expert care every step of the way. We also help concerned parents! Additionally, students are strongly encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office at their home school as early as possible. Finally, Florida State students will find additional helpful information on the FSU Financial Aid website.

Florida Bright Futures

Florida Bright Futures scholarship funds may be used toward a semester abroad. Florida Bright Futures Scholarship funds are available during the fall and spring terms only. Students must complete a FAFSA to be eligible to receive Bright Futures funds for which they qualify. If a student receives Florida Bright Futures scholarship funds and wishes to defer a portion of his or her program fees, the student must complete the fee deferment request form provided at the time of acceptance.

The Florida Department of Education website contains additional information concerning eligibility, renewal criteria, appeal processes and legislative updates. Additional information may also be available through the Florida State Office of Financial Aid.

Credit Hours Bright Futures Academic
$103 Per Credit Hour
Bright Futures Medallion
$77 Per Credit Hour
6 $618 $462
7 $721 $539
8 $824 $616
9 $927 $693
10 $1030 $770
11 $1133 $847
12 $1236 $924
13 $1339 $1001
14 $1442 $1078
15 $1545 $1155
16 $1648 $1232
17 $1751 $1309
18 $1854 1386

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Florida Prepaid

Students receiving Florida Prepaid tuition, local fees and/or dorm benefits, may defer a portion of their Program Fee against Florida Prepaid funds. Completing and submitting the fee deferment request form will allow IP to bill Florida Prepaid and apply these funds toward the program fee balance. Completion and submission of the fee deferment request form allows this process to occur.

Students may obtain the deferment form by selecting Deferment from the menu above.

To use a Florida Prepaid dorm account during a summer term, the purchaser of the Prepaid account must send a letter authorizing the use of the benefit. Letters should be mailed to: Florida Prepaid, 1804 Hermitage Blvd., Suite 210, Tallahassee, FL 32308. For more information, contact them at 1-800-552-4723.

Note: Eligibility for summer financial aid requires enrollment in at least six credits.

How much is my Florida Prepaid worth if I study abroad?

# of Credits Enrolled FPP Tuition FPP Local Fees* Dorm Rate
1 $115.08 $34.73 $3240.00
2 $230.16 $69.46 Per Term**
3 $345.24 $104.19
4 $460.32 $138.92
5 $575.40 $173.65
6 $690.48 $208.38
7 $805.56 $243.11
8 $920.64 $277.84
9 $1035.72 $312.57
10 $1150.80 $347.30
11 $1265.88 $382.03
12 $1380.96 $416.76
13 $1496.04 $451.49
14 $1611.12 $486.22
15 $1726.20 $520.95
  • * Please note the above tuition and fees are subject to change at any time.
  • ** Contact FPP for authorization instructions to use dorm account during a summer term: 850-309-1660 ext. 4134

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Scholarship & Discount Opportunities

Florida State University has joined the Generation Study Abroad campaign sponsored by the Institute for International Education, committing to a goal of doubling the number of our study abroad participants by 2020. We are proud to be part of this pledge to undertake ambitious actions in order to increase the number of students who study abroad with Florida State!

As part of this commitment, International Programs has launched a $175,000 Generation Study Abroad Scholarships program, Which includes $70,000 worth of new scholarships as well as two existing scholarships being incorporated into the Generation Study Abroad Scholarships program.

Psychology In London Scholarship

This scholarship was established to encourage participation in the FSU Psychology in London summer program. Florida State degree-seeking students who have an overall GPA of 3.25 or above may apply for this need and merit-based scholarship.

Brooks Rogers Memorial Scholarship

Florida State degree-seeking students enrolled full-time in the College of Arts & Sciences or in the College of Fine Arts, who have an overall GPA of 2.85 or above may apply for this need-based scholarship. Preference is given to students studying Art History or the Humanities.

Generation Study Abroad Critical Language Scholarship

Florida State undergraduate degree-seeking students who are majoring or minoring in Chinese or Russian, and who have an overall GPA of 3.5 or above may apply for this merit-based scholarship. Scholarships are available summer sessions in Tianjin or Moscow. Amounts may be up to 50% of the program fee and are determined based on the applicant pool.

Generation Study Abroad First Generation College Student Scholarship

Florida State undergraduate degree-seeking students who are the first in their family to attend college and who have an overall GPA of 3.5 or above may apply for this merit-based scholarship. Scholarships are available fall, spring, and summer sessions. Amounts may be up to 50% of the program fee and are determined based on the applicant pool.

Generation Study Abroad International Programs Achievement Scholarship

Florida State degree-seeking students with an overall GPA of 3.8 or above may apply for this merit-based scholarship, available fall, spring and summer sessions. Amounts are determined based on the applicant pool.

Generation Study Abroad International Programs Anniversary Scholarship

Florida State degree-seeking students who have an overall GPA of 3.5 or above may apply for this need and merit-based scholarship, which is intended to help increase the number of Florida State students who study abroad. Scholarships are available fall, spring, and summer sessions; and amounts are determined based on the applicant pool.

Generation Study Abroad STEM Student Scholarship

Florida State undergraduate degree-seeking students who are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or math, and who have an overall GPA of 3.5 or above may apply for this meritbased scholarship. Scholarships are available fall, spring, and summer sessions. Amounts may be up to 50% of the program fee and are determined based on the applicant pool.

Other International Programs Scholarship Opportunities

Minority Scholarship

To help more minorities study abroad, we offer a Minority Scholarship to degree-seeking Florida State ethnic minority students with an overall GPA of 2.5 or above. There are two $5,000 awards each semester, to be applied toward a fall or spring program in Florence, London, Panama City or Valencia.

Spring Break Scholarship

IP offers a limited number of scholarships for students participating in FSU IP Spring Break programs. Applicants must be Florida State degree-seeking students with an overall GPA of 3.8 or above and no demonstrated financial need or an overall GPA of 3.5 or above with demonstrated financial need. Scholarships will be up to 25% of the program fee.

William Cullen Klein Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Cullen Klein, a talented linguist double-majoring in Spanish and Chinese. His family established the scholarship in his memory to help open the world to other students through studying abroad on the FSU Tianjin summer program. Florida State degree-seeking students who have an overall GPA of 3.5 or above may apply for this merit-based scholarship.

Scholarship Application Deadlines

Term Deadline
Spring 2017 September 7, 2016
Spring Break 2017 November 2, 2016
Summer 2017 December 7, 2016
Fall 2017 April 5, 2017

Scholarships Administered by Other FSU Departments

For information about study abroad scholarships administered by other FSU departments, view the following links:

Ada Belle Winthrop-King Scholarships

Available through the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics. Contact the department for guidelines.

Audrey Wilson Florence Travel Scholarships

Humanities majors participating in the Florence Program may apply for Audrey Wilson Florence Travel Scholarships. Apply through the director of the FSU humanities program Contact the Program in Interndisciplinary Humanities at 850-644-9121.

Bess Ward Honors Thesis Award

Florida State University liberal studies Honor students and Honors in the Major students may apply for a Bess Ward Honors Travel Scholarship. For more information, see the Honors Program website.

The College of Arts & Sciences Study Abroad Scholarship sponsored by the International Enrichment Fund

Available through the College of Arts and Sciences students who meet certain requirements and are attending an FSU International Program (more information available on the scholarship's website).

Scholarship List

General listing of scholarships that may be available for international study. These scholarships are available to both FSU students and Non-FSU students.

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Study Abroad Loans

Additional Discount Opportunities

Students who have completed 15 or more credit hours on programs administered by the IP office, earning at least a 3.0 average or above in course work at the international location(s), are eligible for discounts for subsequent IP programs. Discounts are $500 for summer sessions or $1,000 for fall or spring semesters. Note: These savings are built into the program fees for First Year Abroad program students.

Florida-Costa Rica Linkage Institute

The Florida-Costa Rica Linkage Institute, known as FLORICA, was created in 1986, authorized by the Florida Legislature in 1987, and formalized by an agreement signed by the State University System of Florida, the Florida Community College System and the Council of Rectors of Costa Rican Universities (CONARE). Since its beginning, FLORICA has been administered for Costa Rica by CONARE and on behalf of the State of Florida by The Florida State University and Valencia College, with co-directors appointed from each institution.

FLORICA has strong credibility both in Florida and Costa Rica as a stimulus and a catalyst. The Institute has interfaced broadly in Costa Rica with public and private institutions and agencies including all the public universities.

Costa Rican citizens who have applied and been accepted in a Florida public university or community college may apply for out-of-state tuition waivers through the Florida-Costa Rica Institute Non-Resident Tuition Exemption Program.

Co-Directors

Florida State University
Gisela R. Fisher
Florida-Costa Rica Linkage Institute
Florida State University
282 Champions Way
University Center Building A,
Office Suite A5500
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420
Phone: 850.644.7217
Fax: 850.644.8817
Email: gfisher@fsu.edu

In Partnership with Valencia College
Rocky Blesso
Florida-Costa Rica Linkage Institute
Valencia College
P.O. Box 3028
Orlando, FL 32802
Phone: 407.582.5287
Email: hblesso@valenciacollege.com

Florida-France Linkage Institute

The Florida-France Linkage Institute was created by the Legislature of the State of Florida in 1989. Over the years, the scope of activities and outreach of the Institute have grown considerably; in Florida, in France, and in the départments of the French Caribbean. The Florida-France Linkage Institute is administered by The University of South Florida in partnership with Florida State University and Miami-Dade College. The educational mission of each of these institutions lends an unusual and unique diversity to the joint co-sponsorship of the Florida-France Linkage Institute. The Florida-France Linkage Institute is supported on behalf of France by the office of the French Consulate-General in Miami.

The Florida-France Linkage Institute utilizes the resources of the State University System and the Community College System. The Institute also serves as a clearinghouse for inter-institutional and community networking to bring projects and activities to college and university campuses.

Thus, the Florida-France Linkage Institute places a high priority on its mission to serve as a facilitator for international tourism, trade, economic development, and business for the Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development (OTTED).

For more information about tuition waivers for the Florida-France Linkage Institute and to apply: http://www.usf.edu/world/centers/florida-france/index.aspx

Co-Directors

University of South Florida
Christine Probes
Florida-France Linkage Institute
International Affairs Center
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave., CPR107
Tampa, FL 33620-5550
Phone: (813) 974-3104
Fax: (813) 974-4613
Email: probes@usf.edu

In Partnership with Florida State University
Ceil Bare
Florida-France Linkage Institute
Florida State University
A5500 University Center
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420
Phone: (850) 644-1283
Email: cbare@fsu.edu

In Partnership with Miami-Dade College
Christina Florez
Florida-France Linkage Institute
Miami-Dade College
300 NE 2nd Ave., Room 3116
Miami, FL 33132
Phone: (305) 237-3485
Email: cflorez1@mdc.edu

Technology Fee (Not included in program fees)

Florida State assesses a technology fee which is NOT included in the International Programs fee. The technology fee rate for 2016-2017 is assessed at $5.25 per credit hour for all students, regardless of location of study.

After registration, the student must pay the applicable technology fee; this fee is paid directly to Florida State University Student Business Services. Failure to pay this fee will result in a late payment charge being assessed to the student by Florida State University Student Business Services. International Programs has no control over the fee or any associated late payment penalty.

Financial Aid and Financing Study Abroad Workshops

Financial Aid & Financing Study Abroad Workshops will be held at the Askew Student Life Center. See dates and times of workshops below. WALK-INS WELCOME!

  • Tuesday, September 13, 2016
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Financial Aid Workshop 101A, 101C Student Life Center
  • Thursday, September 15, 2016
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Financial Aid Workshop 101A Student Life Center
  • Tueday, October 4, 2016
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Financial Aid Workshop 101A Student Life Center
  • Wednesday, October 5, 2016
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Financial Aid Workshop 101A Student Life Center
  • Wednesday, October 13, 2016
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Financial Aid Workshop 101A Student Life Center
  • Wednesday, November 2, 2016
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Financial Aid Workshop 101A Student Life Center
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2016
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Financial Aid Workshop 101A Student Life Center

Deferment Forms

General Program & FSA Fee Liability (Including Withdrawal & Refund Policy)

Application Fee

The $100 application fee is nonrefundable.

Confirmation Deposit

The $1500 confirmation deposit is refundable until the close of business on the deposit’s due date. If an applicant has paid the deposit or been granted a deferred payment plan for the deposit and has not withdrawn from a program as of the close of business on the deposit due date, the applicant becomes fully liable for the confirmation deposit. Students whose offer of admission to Florida State University is rescinded after the confirmation deposit is paid or deferred (in accordance with the due date) will not be able to participate but remain fee liable for the confirmation deposit.

Full Program Fee

Program applicants who have demonstrated their intent to participate in the program by payment or by deferral of the confirmation deposit and who have not withdrawn from the program as of the full payment due date become fully liable for the full program fee as of the close of business on the full payment due date.

Refunds of Program Fees

Refunds of program fees WILL BE granted in instances of withdrawal prior to the start of the program under the following circumstances:

  1. Cancellation of program by International Programs
  2. Involuntary call to active duty
  3. Death of the student or death in the immediate family (parent, legal guardian, spouse, child, or sibling)

Refunds of program fees will not be granted where a student becomes ineligible to participate in a program for failure to meet or maintain admission requirements.

Partial Refunds of Program Fees

Partial refunds of program fees MAY BE granted in instances of withdrawal prior to the start of the program under the following circumstances:

  1. Illness of the student of such duration or severity that it precludes overseas travel. The student will be required to submit all relevant medical records for review and evaluation by Florida State's University Health Services. University Health Services will advise International Programs’ refund committee of its recommendation. International Programs’ refund committee will notify the student of the decision.
  2. Exceptional circumstances that could not have been foreseen and were beyond the control of the student, as approved by the International Programs’ refund committee.
    • Timely notification in relation to the event that caused the need for withdrawal will be considered in evaluating refund requests. In no instance will a request be considered if it is made after the end of the semester for which the refund is requested.
    • Refunds cannot be granted, under any circumstances, in instances of withdrawal after a program has begun.
    • Applicants who apply and are accepted after the published due dates remain liable for fees in accordance with the published due dates.
  3. Rescission of admission by the Florida State University Office of Admission for failure to meet the conditions of one’s admission. Students whose admission offer to Florida State University is rescinded after the confirmation deposit is paid or deferred (in accordance with the due date) remain fee liable for the confirmation deposit

Submitting Withdrawals, Requests for Refunds, and Release from Fee Liability

All withdrawals, requests for refunds, and requests for release from fee liability must be submitted in writing via email to International Programs. Applicants should include their last name and program code in the subject line of the email.

Alternatively, requests can be submitted in writing to International Programs at the following postal address:

Attention: Refund Committee
Office of FSU International Programs
A5500 University Center
282 Champions Way
P.O. Box 3062420
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420

Visa Information

At this time, a visa is not required for U.S. citizens. Non-U.S. citizens, please contact the International Programs office for more information.

Important Dates & Documents

Summer 2017 - Important Dates
Early Application Deadline* December 7, 2016 $100
Scholarship Application Deadline December 7, 2016
Confirmation Deposit Due January 18, 2017 $1,500
Full Payment Due February 15, 2017

Documents