Visa Information for FSU IP Participants
Immigration laws, visa requirements, and application processes vary depending on location.
International Programs provides visa support for most programs which require visas for US citizens.
Specific details are noted on each program page for which visas or entry clearance applications are required.
U.S. citizens living abroad, must contact the appropriate consulate for the steps to obtain necessary visas.
Non-US citizens should review the information below for requirements specific to your program.
The State Department provides specific visa requirements by country.
Students may be required to make a personal appearance at the appropriate consulate to obtain a visa.
Students on multiple programs, consecutive semesters abroad or the First Year Abroad program may have
different visa requirements and should contact IP for more information.
Students planning travel before or after the program dates are responsible for making their own entry arrangements.
Students on some programs must submit their passports in advance of their programs, so the visa can be
affixed in the passport. This may impact travel plans.
Changes in requirements 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 are strongly encouraged to purchase travel insurance which covers failure to obtain a visa.
Further information is available on the Travel Insurance Review website.
For additional assistance, please contact our Passports and Immigration Officer, Tina Brooks
FSU IP Visa Packets
Note: Individual visa packet links are located at the bottom of this page. If the link is not ‘live,’ the visa packet is not yet available.
U.S. Citizens requiring visas to participate on the program will receive guidelines and assistance from International Programs.
The receipt of a visa is a privilege, not a right. Each foreign country has the right to establish its own parameters for the
granting of a visa, and as an American requesting permission to enter that foreign country, you must abide by all of its
requirements. IP cannot guarantee receipt of an entry 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.
Visa applications for FSU IP programs in Florence, Italy, Tianjin, China and Valencia, Spain will be handled in the same manner
for non-US citizens as for US citizens. Non-US citizens should use the links below to access the visa packets.
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.
If your program is not listed below, US citizens are not required to have a visa for our program. Please note, every
admitted student will receive their visa packet instructions via email. If a country listed below is not linked to a visa packet,
the packet has not yet been updated and distributed to the students. Please check back at a later date.
Florence, Italy (First Year Abroad)
Florence, Italy (Semester Students, Interns and First Semester Abroad)
London, England (First Year Abroad)
London, England (Interns)
Panama City, Panama (Semester Students and First Year Abroad)
Tianjin, China (Fall- 1 Semester)
Tianjin, China (Fall and Spring- 2 Consecutive Semesters)
Valencia, Spain (First Year Abroad)
Valencia, Spain (Semester Students, Interns and First Semester Abroad)
Florence, Italy (Calendar Year Abroad)
Florence, Italy (Semester Students, Interns)
London, England (Calendar Year Abroad)
London, England (Interns)
Panama City, Panama (Semester Students and Calendar Year Abroad)
Valencia, Spain (Calendar Year Abroad)
Valencia, Spain (Semester Students, Interns)