Permanent Study Centers
Year-round study centers are a defining feature of The Florida State
University’s International Programs. Each of our four centers offers residential
and academic resources that include classrooms, libraries, and computer labs.
Each facility is exquisite and unique, headed by study center directors who are
native to the country, establish one-on-one relationships with their students,
and are supported by center staff whose top priority is to provide a secure and
nurturing learning atmosphere.
London Study Center Website
The Florida State London Study Centre, housed in a row of 17th century homes
registered on the English National Heritage list, is a state-of-the-art
educational and living facility. Students are based in the heart of the
Bloomsbury district, one block from the British Museum and minutes from the
theatre district, the National Gallery, and countless other landmarks and events
in this world capital. Short walks and easy access to city buses and the tube
enable our students to safely explore this fascinating city while enjoying
off-site lectures, program-organized trips, and personal explorations.
Florence Study Center Website
Our Florence Study Center is one of the few U.S. study abroad programs actually
located in the heart of this remarkable city. Housed in the 15thcentury
Alessandri Palace, the Center is just a short stroll from the marbled Duomo, the
Ponte Vecchio, and the world renowned Uffizi Gallery. Surrounded by these
century old historic sites, the Study Center classrooms, library, computer lab
and student lounge are nevertheless equipped with modern comforts. Students and
faculty also use it as a gathering place for both study and social activities.
In addition, students have the chance to interact with faculty and staff during
programcoordinated group trips and while enjoying authentic Italian food at the
many program organized dinners.
Panama City Study Center Website
This campus provides all the facilities and services of a small college. It is
located in Panama's City of Knowledge, an international complex for education,
research, and innovation. Within this complex, students enjoy full facilities
including the largest English-language library in Panama, academic counseling,
computer labs, a gymnasium, an auditorium, housing, a nice selection of small
restaurants, and a convenience store. Sports are popular, as are cookouts,
open-air music, and the entertaining “Night of the Arts,” when both faculty and
students exhibit and perform their works of art.
For over 50 years, the Panama Campus has served thousands of students seeking
associate and bachelor’s degrees. International Programs study abroad students
join the Florida State Panama student body, comprised of students from Panama
and 18 other nationalities pursuing one of six bachelor’s degrees, or completing
the required Florida State Liberal Studies courses.
The newly renovated Valencia Study Center is housed in two historic buildings in
the center of Valencia, just behind the landmark Serrano Towers. The Center
contains part of the original Roman city wall, as well as a portion of a
thousand-year-old Arabic wall, and several 14th-century tanning tanks.
Accommodations in these historic buildings complement the beauty of the past
while being very modern and featuring the latest technology.
Studying with Florida State in Spain allows students to enjoy the deep culture
of an ancient city, the ultra modernity of the new City of the Arts and
Sciences, and beautiful Mediterranean beaches, along with the many academic
resources and cultural attractions of Spain’s third largest city.