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Broad Curriculum Program

Broad Curriculum Program

England: London
The Broad Curriculum program gives students the opportunity to pursue general requirements and elective courses while experiencing London, surrounding areas of England, and neighboring European countries.

Students participating in this program have the opportunity to experience the cultural richness of Britain through organized group excursions, often to places that are difficult for them to reach independently. Cultural offerings generally include at least one overnight trip taking in both a landmark British city and beautiful countryside. In addition, students can participate in day excursions throughout London as well as outside the city. The cultural program also includes a variety of group activities provided at the Study Centre. Continental breakfast is provided at the Centre on all class days, and there is a weekly Pizza Night.

In Fall and Spring semesters, classes are held Monday through Thursday. During these two semesters, a ten-day mid-semester break and some long weekends provide opportunity for personal travel.


Session CodeTermStart DateEnd DateNumber of NightsProgram FeeStatus
LN05Spring 2015Jan 8Apr 23105$12,975.00Closed
LN01Summer 2015May 6Jun 227$5,535.00Open
LN07Summer 2015May 6Jul 156$10,375.00Open
LN12Summer 2015May 6Jul 3085$13,130.00Open
LN08Summer 2015Jun 4Jul 3056$10,375.00Open
LN02Summer 2015Jun 4Jul 127$5,535.00Open
LN03Summer 2015Jul 3Jul 3027$5,535.00Open
LN04Fall 2015Aug 27Dec 10105$13,295.00Open
LN05Spring 2016Jan 7Apr 21105$13,295.00Open

Eligibility
This program is open to all interested students.

Housing
Located in historic Bloomsbury, in the heart of central London, and situated in a row of seventeenth-century townhouses, the London Study Centre combines modern convenience with a historic setting. With its fully self-contained and furnished apartments, the Centre, among other amenities, boasts 24-hour wireless connectivity, two computer labs, a library, free laundry facilities, and a student lounge. Flats include shared bedrooms, bathroom with shower, sitting room with TV and a well-equipped kitchen. If these spaces are filled, students are housed in comparable accommodations within central London. For a list of hotels near the campus, please click here.

Areas of Study:

  • Archaeology
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Art History
  • British Studies
  • Business
  • Classical Civilization
  • Communication
  • Comparative Politics
  • Composition & Creative Writing
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Geography
  • History
  • Humanities
  • International Affairs
  • Liberal Arts: E-Series
  • Leadership Studies
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Microcomputing Applications
  • Nursing
  • Photography
  • Risk Management/Insurance
  • Religion
  • Sociology
  • Speech
  • Theatre

PROGRAM SPECIFIC EXCURSIONS & GROUP ACTIVITIES*
Cultural immersion/social events planned for this program may include:

  • Weekend excursions: Edinburgh, St. Andrews, Bath and South Wales, Liverpool and North Wales, York, Cornwall and Ypres
  • Day Excursions: Hatfield House and the Harry Potter Studios, Hampton Court Palace and Windsor Castle, Cambridge and/or Stratford-upon-Avon, Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Dover Castle, Oxford
  • London excursions: Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Gardens, Greenwich and/or the London Eye
  • Visits to major museums and galleries such as British Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Modern, the Churchill War Rooms
  • Theatre performances in the West End, at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, at the Minack Theatre in Cornwall and/or Stratford
  • Guided coach and walking tours of London
  • Boat trips on the River Thames
  • High Tea at the National Gallery
  • Study Centre cultural activities: afternoon tea, pot-luck suppers, movie nights, guest lectures, pub quizzes, ice-skating
  • Study Centre events: Jack the Ripper Halloween walking tour, Thanksgiving dinner, St. Patrick’s Day celebration of Irish culture, Speakers’ Corner, Charity Runs
  • Opportunity to participate in the Scholar of the Semester program

* Plans may change due to unexpected events and/or new opportunities.

FEE INCLUDES
The program fees above include:

  • All registration fees
  • All instructional costs for 3 undergraduate credits for Summer 1, 2 and 3*, up to 9 undergraduate credits for Summer 4 and 5*, up to 12 undergraduate credits for Summer 6*, up to 16 undergraduate credits Fall or Spring*
  • Welcome orientation
  • Housing
  • Continental Breakfast on class days
  • Weekly Pizza Night
  • Special group meals
  • West End Theatre Performance
  • Program planned excursions including two weekend trips within the UK (Fall & Spring)
  • Program planned group activities
  • Full-time academic support
  • London transport pass
  • Scheduled group airport pickup
  • Full-time administrative support
  • Health Insurance
  • International Student ID Card
  • IP and London Centre
  • T-shirt and travel water bottle

*For graduate course availability in all sessions, contact Betty Seymour.

Not included: The fee does not include round-trip international airfare; passport; food (except as noted); books and supplies; personal travel/activity/spending money; university-assessed fees (e.g. per credit hour technology fee).

Course Descriptions

LN07-6-14, LN08-6-14, and LN12-6-14
Students in LN07, LN08 and LN12 should select one or two courses from the relevant 4-week sessions encompassed in their dates (i.e. LN01, LN02 and LN03). LN07 and LN08 program fees include up to 9 credit hours, and LN12 program fees include up 12 credit hours.

LN05-1-15 (Jan 8 2015 through Apr 23 2015)

LN05-1-15

CourseTitleCredits
ARH2000Art, Architecture and Artistic Vision3
ARH2051History & Criticism of Art II3
CGS2100Microcomputer Applications for Business/Economics (online)3
CLA3502Women, Children & Slaves in Ancient Rome: The Roman Family3
CPO3123Comparative Government and Politics3
ECO2000Introduction to Economics (online)3
ECO2013Principles of Macroeconomics (online)3
ECO2023Principles of Microeconomics (online)3
ENC1144Freshmen Article and Essay Workshop3
ENC3310Article and Essay Technique3
ENL2022British Authors: Early Romantics to Present3
ENL3334Introduction to Shakespeare3
EUH320620th Century Europe: A Survey3
HIS4930History of London3
HUM4931British Life & Culture3
MAC2233Calculus For Busines3
MGF1106Mathematics For Liberal Arts I3
PGY2100cPhotography for Non-Art Majors3
REL1300Introduction to World Religions3
SPC2608Public Speaking3
THE2000Introduction to Theatre*3
THE3061Introduction to Theatre in London*3

LN01-6-15 (May 6 2015 through Jun 2 2015)

LN01-6-15

CourseTitleCredits
ACG2071Introduction to Managerial Accounting3
ANT2000Introduction to Anthropology3
BUL3310The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business3
ENL3334Introduction to Shakespeare3
EUH3530England, The Empire and the Commonwealth3
IFS2099World Without God?3
NSP3685The Individual and Death in the Family3
PGY2100cPhotography for Non-Art Majors3
SPC2608Public Speaking3
SYG2010Social Problems3
THE2000Introduction to Theatre*3
THE3061Introduction to Theatre in London*3

LN02-6-15 (Jun 4 2015 through Jul 1 2015)

LN02-6-15

CourseTitleCredits
ARH2000Art, Architecture & Artistic Vision3
IFS2099British Composers and War3
IFS2099Creative Inquiry3
LDR3215Leadership and Change3
LIT3383Women in Literature3
SPC2608Public Speaking3
SYG2010Social Problems3
THE2000Introduction to Theatre*3
THE3061Introduction to Theatre in London*3

LN03-6-15 (Jul 3 2015 through Jul 30 2015)

LN03-6-15

CourseTitleCredits
ART2003CSurvey of Contemporary Art Practices3
FIN3244Financial Markets, Institutions and International Finance3
GEA4520Britain and Ireland3
GEB4930International Entrepreneurship3
IFS2099Art Music in Contemporary Society3
LIT2081Contemporary Literature3
RMI3011Risk Management/Insurance3
STA2023Fundamental Business Statistics**3
STA2122Introduction to Applied Statistics**3
THE2000Introduction to Theatre***3
THE3061Introduction to Theatre in London***3

LN04-9-15 (Aug 27 2015 through Dec 10 2015)

LN04-9-15

CourseTitleCredits
ANT2100Introduction to Archaeology3
ARH2000Art, Architecture and Artistic Vision3
CPO2002Introduction to Comparative Government & Politics3
ECO2000Introduction to Economics (online)3
ECO2013Principles of Macroeconomics (online)3
ECO2023Principles of Microeconomics (online)3
ENC1101Freshman Composition and Rhetoric3
ENC1102Freshmen Rhetoric and Composition*3
ENC1144Freshman Article and Essay Workshop*3
ENG3931The Bloomsbury Group3
ENL3334Introduction to Shakespeare3
HIS4930Tudor England3
HUM4931Topics in the Civ. of Britain: British Life & Culture2
IFS2098Global Engagement1
IFS2099Please Please Me: Anglo-American Youth Culture3
IFS2099Who Do the British Think They Are3
MAC1105College Algebra3
PGY2100cPhotograph for Non Majors3
REL1300Introduction to World Religions3
SLS1122Academic Success (one credit only)1
SPC2608Public Speaking3
THE2000Introduction to Theatre**3
THE3061Introduction to Theatre in London**3

LN05-1-16 (Jan 7 2016 through Apr 21 2016)

LN05-1-16

CourseTitleCredits
ARH2000Art, Architecture and Artistic Vision3
ARH3057History & Criticism of Art II3
CGS2100Microcomputer Applications for Business/Economics (online)3
CLA3502Women, Children, & Slaves in Ancient Rome: The Roman Family3
CPO3123Comparative Government and Politics: Great Britain3
ECO2000Introduction to Economics (online)3
ECO2013Principles of Macroeconomics (online)3
ECO2023Principles of Microeconomics (online)3
ENC1144Freshmen Article and Essay Workshop3
ENC3310Article and Essay Technique3
ENL2022British Authors: Early Romantics to Present3
ENL3334Introduction to Shakespeare3
EUH320620th Century Europe: A Survey3
HIS4930History of London3
HUM4931British Life & Culture3
IFS2099Please Please Me: Anglo-American Youth Culture3
IFS2099Understanding Religion; Understanding People3
MAC2233Calculus for Business3
MGF1106Math for Liberal Arts I3
PGY2100cPhotography for Non-Art Majors3
REL1300Introduction to World Religions3
SPC2608Public Speaking3
THE2000Introduction to Theatre*3
THE3061Introduction to Theatre in London*3

 

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

Countries requiring a visa are listed below. If the country of your program is not listed, a visa is not required for U.S. citizens. If you are an Independent Study participant or an Independent Intern please check the U.S Department of State Website to see if a visa is required. If you are a non- U.S. Citizen, please contact the appropriate consulate. If your country is listed, please read the General Information and your Site Specific Information. If you are unsure if a visa is required to participate in a program or if you have any questions, please contact the Immigration and Passport Agent, Tina Brooks.

Visa Information for all FSU IP Participants

U.S. Citizens requiring visas to participate on a program will receive guidelines and assistance from International Programs. If the country of your program is not listed below, a visa is not required for U. S. Citizens (Independent Study, Independent Internships and Non-U.S. Students need to check if a visa is required). 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. Immigration laws, visa requirements, and application processes vary depending on location but below are some general immigration guidelines that we ask all participants requiring a visa to follow.

  • 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 extended travel plans with the IP Immigration Officer, Tina Brooks, 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 Immigration Officer, Tina Brooks.
  • 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.

*For additional assistance, please contact our Passports and Immigration Officer, Tina Brooks.

Non-US Citizens

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 and Immigration officer, Tina Brooks.

Specific Visa Requirements by Country

Specific visa requirements can be found below, listed by County. If the country of your program is not listed, a visa is not required for U.S. Citizens (Independent study, Independent Internships and Non-U.S. Students need to check to see if a visa is required). Visa Packets will also be linked below according to program. Visa Packets are instructions on how to apply for your visa and will also be emailed to students approximately 2 months before the start of the program. Please make sure to check your emails for important immigration related emails.

China: Beijing

A Visa is required for US Citizens going to Beijing for the following programs: Interns

Interns will receive assistance in obtaining the visa and will receive more information once accepted into the program. Since a visa is a seal affixed inside of a passport, your actual passport will need to be supplied for visa processing. This may impact any international travel plans during the months prior to the start of the program. All non-US citizens must contact International Programs before applying.

Passport Validity: Participants must hold a U.S. passport that is valid for 6 month after the end of the program and must contain at least 2 blank visa pages. The last three pages of the passport do not count as visa pages.

China: Shanghai

A Visa is required for US Citizens going to Shanghai for the following programs: Interns

Interns will receive assistance in obtaining the visa and will receive more information once accepted into the program. Since a visa is a seal affixed inside of a passport, your actual passport will need to be supplied to International Programs in order for the visa to be processed. This may impact any international travel plans during the months prior to the start of the program. All non-US citizens must contact International Programs before applying.

Passport Validity: Participants must hold a U.S. passport that is valid for 6 month after the end of the program and must contain at least 2 blank visa pages. The last three pages of the passport do not count as visa pages.

China: Tianjin

A Visa is required for US Citizens going to Tianjin, china for all programs: Summer, Fall, and Fall and Spring (2 consecutive semesters).

Students will be required to submit their passport in advance of the Tianjin Program so the visa can be affixed inside the passport. For this reason, international travel plans may be limited during the months prior to the start of the program.

Non US Citizens: It is the responsibility of the NON-US Citizen to check with their local consulate to see if a visa is required in order to study abroad in Tianjin. If a visa is required, Non-U.S. Citizens must send original green cards, "H" visa or "F" visa. If you are a non-US citizen, please contact Tina Brooks.

Full visa requirements and instructions will be provided in the “Visa Packets” linked below. Your visa packet may be in the process of being updated and may not yet be linked. All visa packets will be emailed when updated. Please take note of the following important visa requirements:

For All Tianjin, China Participants:

  • Passport: A passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of the program. The passport must also contain at least 3 consecutive empty visa pages. The last three pages of the passport do not count as visa pages.
  • Students with Chinese Background: Additional documentation is necessary for applications submitted for applicants with a Chinese background. Tianjin participants will need to provide name written in Chinese Characters. Applicants born in China must supply original Chinese passport to International Programs. Applicants born in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau must supply International Programs with a photocopy of their previous passport or other legal document, such as birth certificate issued from Taiwan, Hong Kong or Macau.
Spring 2015
  • No Program Offered
Summer 2015
  • Tianjin, China (Semester Students)
Fall 2015
  • No Program Offered

England: London

A Visa is required for US Citizens going to London, England for the following programs: First Year Abroad, and Interns. Please note any program under 6 months in length does not require a visa (except London interns). Anyone interested in taking 2 consecutive semesters (not already participating in the First Year Abroad Program) will be required to obtain a visa and will need to contact International Programs.

International Programs provides support and guidance for the visa application process. Students will be required to apply for their visa online through the UK Border Agency Website. All students requiring a visa will be sending their actual passport to the British Consulate for processing. Processing times take a minimum of 4 weeks. For this reason, international travel plans may be limited during the months prior to the start of the program.

Non US Citizens: It is the responsibility of the NON-US Citizen to check with their local consulate to see if a visa is required in order to study abroad in London. If a visa is required, the processing times may take longer than 4 weeks and may require additional visa support documents. If you are a non-US citizen, please contact Tina Brooks. Non- U.S. Students are ineligible for the First Year Abroad Program.

Full visa requirements and instructions will be provided in the “Visa Packets” linked below. Your visa packet may be in the process of being updated and may not yet be linked. All visa packets will be emailed when updated. Please take note of the following important visa requirements:

Passport Validity: Participants must hold a U.S. passport that is valid for 6 months after the end of the program and must contain at least 2 empty visa pages. The last three pages of the passport do not count as visa pages.

For First Year Abroad and Two Consecutive Semesters Abroad London Participants:

  • Visa Fee: London FYA and 2 consecutive semester participants will receive visa support but the nature of the application process requires students to apply on their own. Students will be required to apply through the UK Border Agency and send their Passports to the British Consulate. The UK Border Agency visa charge is approximately $500. This fee is not included in the London Program Fee.
  • Biometrics: One of the steps to receive the Visa will be to make an appointment for your biometrics screening (finger printing). Please note that the biometrics must be completed at a UK authorized facility and may require travel. A list of UK authorized Biometrics Facilities can be found on the USCIS website.
  • Support in the amount of $13,700: Proof of Financial support must be supplied in the form of original financial aid award letters, an original recent bank statement, or a notarized letter from the bank for an account either in the student’s or parents’ names. (The funds must be liquid and must be shown in financial aid or checking/savings. Retirement, stocks or bonds will not be accepted) You must show that you or your parents have held the required money for a consecutive 28-day period (finishing on the date of the closing balance) ending no more than one month before your application. More information will be supplied in the visa packet.

For London Intern Participants:

  • Visa Fee: London Intern participants will receive visa support but the nature of the application process requires students to apply on their own. Students will be required to apply through BUNAC and the UK Border Agency and send their Passports to the British Consulate. The cost to apply and obtain entry clearance is about $1,140. In addition, given the short window from your placement to the start of the program, you will most likely need to expedite the visa. Expediting is an additional $170. Please assume you will need to expedite and budget appropriately. Visa fees are not included in the London Intern Program Fee.
  • Biometrics: One of the steps to receive the Visa will be to make an appointment for your biometrics screening (finger printing). Please note that the biometrics must be completed at a UK authorized facility and may require travel. A list of UK authorized Biometrics Facilities can be found on the USCIS website.
  • Financial Support: Proof of financial support must be supplied in the form of a recent back statement showing proof of sufficient funds, at least $2,500. This can be provided from the student or parent. More information provided in Visa Packet.
Spring 2015
  • London, England (Interns)
Summer 2015
  • London, England (Interns)
Fall 2015
  • London, England (First Year Abroad)
  • London, England (Interns)

Italy: Florence

A Visa is required for US Citizens going to Florence for the following programs: Fall, Spring, First Semester Abroad, First Year Abroad and Interns. Please note any program under 90 days in length does not require a visa.

Non US Citizens: It is the responsibility of the NON-US Citizen to check with their local consulate to see if a visa is required in order to study abroad in Florence. If a visa is required, the application will be handled in the same manner for non-US citizens as for US citizens. If you are a non-US citizen, please contact Tina Brooks. Non- U.S. Students are ineligible for the First Year Abroad Program.

Full visa requirements and instructions will be provided in the “Visa Packets” linked below. Your visa packet may be in the process of being updated and may not yet be linked. All visa packets will be emailed when updated. Please take note of the following important visa requirements:

For all Florence Participants:

  • Passport: A passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of the program is required. The passport must also contain at least 2 blank visa pages. The last 3 pages of the passport do not count as visa pages.

For Spring, Fall, First Semester or Interns:

  • Financial Support in the amount of $4,500: Proof of financial support must be supplied in the form of original financial aid award letters, an original recent bank statement, or a notarized letter from the bank from an account either in the student’s and parents’ names. More information will be supplied in the visa packet.

For First Year Abroad Student ONLY:

  • Financial Support in the amount of $14,000: Proof of financial support must be supplied in the form of original financial aid award letters, an original recent bank statement, or a notarized letter from the bank from an account either in the student’s and parents’ names. More information will be supplied in the visa packet.
Spring 2015
  • Florence, Italy (Semester Students, Interns)
Summer 2015
  • No Visa Required *Non- U.S. Students please call International Programs
Fall 2015
  • Florence, Italy (First Year Abroad)
  • Florence, Italy (Semester Students, Interns and First Semester Abroad)

Republic of Panama: Panama City

A Visa is required for US Citizens going to Panama City, Republic of Panama for the following programs: Fall, Spring, Summer, First Semester Abroad, First Year Abroad and Interns.

International Programs provides support and guidance for the visa application process. Panama participants will not be required to hand in their passport before the program since the application for a visa is completed after arrival in Panama. Even though the visa is applied for in country, visa documents are required to be turned in to International Programs prior to the start of the program.

Non US Citizens: It is the responsibility of the NON-US Citizen to check with their local consulate to see if a visa is required in order to study abroad in Panama. If a visa is required, the application will be handled in the same manner for non-US citizens as for US citizens. If you are a non-US citizen, please contact Tina Brooks. Non- U.S. Students are ineligible for the First Year Abroad Program.

Full visa requirements and instructions will be provided in the “Visa Packets” linked below. Your visa packet may be in the process of being updated and may not yet be linked. All visa packets will be emailed when updated. Please take note of the following important visa requirements:

For all Panama Participants:

  • Passport: A passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of the program. The passport must also contain at least 2 empty visa pages. The last three pages of the passport do not count as visa pages.
  • Local Police Background Check and State Apostille Certification: A local notarized criminal background check will be required with State Apostille Certification. Apostille requirements differ according to state but are usually quick with processing (2-14 business days) and inexpensive ($3-$25). More information will be provided in Visa Packet.
Spring 2015
  • Panama City, Panama (Semester Students. Interns and Calendar Year Abroad)
Summer 2015
  • Panama City, Panama (Semester Students and Interns)
Fall 2015
  • Panama City, Panama (Semester Students and Calendar Year Abroad)

Russian: Moscow

A Visa is required for US Citizens going to Moscow, Russia for the following programs: Summer. Please note any Russian program, for any length of time requires a visa for U.S. Citizens.

International Programs provides support and guidance for the visa application process. Students will be required to submit their passport in advance of the Moscow Program so the visa can be affixed inside the passport. For this reason, international travel plans may be limited during the months prior to the start of the program.

Non US Citizens: It is the responsibility of the NON-US Citizen to check with their local consulate to see if a visa is required in order to study abroad in Moscow. Non-U.S. citizens must provide a copy of their U.S. Resident Alien Card (also known as "Green Card"), or a copy of their valid U.S. visa. If you are a non-US citizen, please contact Tina Brooks.

Full visa requirements and instructions will be provided in the “Visa Packets” linked below. Your visa packet may be in the process of being updated and may not yet be linked. All visa packets will be emailed when updated. Please take note of the following important visa requirements:

For All Moscow, Russia Participants:

  • Passport: A passport valid for at least 18 months beyond the end of the program. The passport must also contain at least 2 empty visa pages. The last three pages of the passport do not count as visa pages.
  • HIV Test Results: Recent HIV test results is required in order to receive a Russian visa. This fee is not included in program fees, approximately $25. You may choose for the results to remain confidential when submitting to International Programs.
Spring 2015
  • No Program Offered for Spring
Summer 2014
  • Moscow, Russia (Semester Students)
Fall 2015
  • No Program Offered for Fall

Spain: Valencia

A Visa is required for US Citizens going to Valencia, Spain for the following programs: Fall, Spring, First Semester Abroad, First Year Abroad and Interns. Please note any program under 90 days in length does not require a visa.

International Programs provides support and guidance for the visa application process. Students will be required to submit their passport in advance of the Valencia Program so the visa can be affixed inside the passport. For this reason, international travel plans may be limited during the months prior to the start of the program. Additional Visa documentation will be required for participants under the age of 18.

Non US Citizens: It is the responsibility of the NON-US Citizen to check with their local consulate to see if a visa is required in order to study abroad in Valencia. If a visa is required, the application will be handled in the same manner for non-US citizens as for US citizens. If you are a non-US citizen, please contact Tina Brooks. Non- U.S. Students are ineligible for the First Year Abroad Program.

Full visa requirements and instructions will be provided in the “Visa Packets” linked below. Your visa packet may be in the process of being updated and may not yet be linked. All visa packets will be emailed when updated. Please take note of the following important visa requirements:

For all Valencia Participants:

  • Passport: A passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of the program. The passport must also contain at least 2 empty visa pages. The last three pages of the passport do not count as visa pages.

For Spring, Fall, First Semester or Interns:

  • Financial Support in the amount of $2,000: Proof of financial support must be supplied in the form of original financial aid award letters, an original recent bank statement, or a notarized letter from the bank from an account either in the student’s and parents’ names. More information will be supplied in the visa packet.

For First Year Abroad Student ONLY:

All students participating on the year-long Spain program will require a background check with apostille certification as part of their visa application to the Spanish Consulate. The type of background check the student obtains depends on if the student is a Florida or non-Florida resident.

  • If you currently hold Florida residency, you will need to obtain your background check with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and your Apostille with the Florida Department of State. The background check and apostille process is about 15 business days. It is very important that for FYA 2015-2016 (Program start date of August 27th 2015) participants to start the background check no earlier than April 19th 2015 and not later than May 29th. The instructions for the Florida background check can be found at the following link:
  • If you do not hold Florida residency, you will be required to obtain an FBI background check with an apostille certification with the US Department of State. The processing for the background check and apostille, in total, is up to 9 weeks and very important you follow the submission window. More information can be found at the following link:
  • Please note, the background check and apostille is only a portion of your visa requirements. A Spain visa packet with your visa application and a list of support documents will be sent out via email and linked below when updated.
  • Financial Support in the amount of $6000: Proof of financial support must be supplied in the form of financial aid award letters or a recent bank statement from the student or their parents/ legal guardians. More information will be supplied in the visa packet.
Spring 2015
  • Valencia, Spain (Semester Students, Interns)
  • Valencia, Spain (Calendar Year Abroad)
Summer 2015
  • No Visa Required *Non- U.S. Students please call International Programs
Fall 2015
  • Valencia, Spain (First Year Abroad)
  • Valencia, Spain (Semester Students, Interns and First Semester Abroad)

Turkey: Istanbul

The process to obtain a Visa is an easy online process and will cost around $20. This price is subject to change and a different fee may be charged according to country of citizenship. You must have a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the return from Turkey. You will receive an email to indicate when and how the application should be completed. Please monitor your email account for important information regarding immigration.

Summer 2015

Important Dates and Deadlines

Note: Students who apply on or before the deadline will receive a $100 reduction of the program fee. This does not apply to First Year Abroad (FYA) students.

Fall 2014

Fall 2014
Early application deadline* Wednesday, 04/02/2014 $100
Internship application deadline Wednesday, 04/02/2014 $250
Scholarship deadline Wednesday, 04/02/2014
First Semester Abroad and First Year Abroad application deadline Thursday, 05/01/2014
First Year Abroad confirmation deposit deadline Thursday, 05/01/2014 $2,500
First Semester Abroad confirmation deposit deadline Thursday, 05/01/2014 $1,500
Confirmation deposit due (except FSA, as above and interns, as below) Wednesday, 05/14/2014 $1,500
Internship confirmation deposit due Within one week after acceptance $1,500
Important forms due Wednesday, 05/14/2014
Full payment due Wednesday, 06/11/2014
Orientation Meeting TBA, mid-March

*After the deadline has passed, applications will be accepted on a space available basis excluding interns. The application deadline for First Year Abroad may be viewed here. Payment information for First Year Abroad students may be viewed here. FYA student have no application fee. FSA students receive the $100 early application discount if they apply by the end of April 15.

Spring 2015

Spring 2015
Early application deadline* Wednesday, 09/10/2014 $100
Internship application deadline Wednesday, 09/10/2014 $250
Scholarship deadline Wednesday, 09/10/2014
Confirmation deposit due (except interns, see below) Wednesday, 09/24/2014 $1,500
Internship confirmation deposit due Within one week after acceptance $1,500
Important forms due Wednesday, 09/24/2014
Full payment due Wednesday, 10/22/2014

*After the deadline has passed, applications will be accepted on a space available basis excluding interns. The application deadline for First Year Abroad may be viewed here. Payment information for First Year Abroad students may be viewed here.

Spring Break Programs 2015

Spring Break Programs 2015
Early application deadline* Wednesday, 11/05/2014 $100
Scholarship deadline Wednesday, 11/05/2014
Confirmation deposit due Wednesday, 11/19/2014 $500
Important forms due Wednesday, 11/19/2014
Full payment due Wednesday, 12/10/2014
 

*After the deadline has passed, applications will be accepted on a space available basis excluding interns. The application deadline for First Year Abroad may be viewed here. Payment information for First Year Abroad students may be viewed here.

Summer 2015

Summer 2015    
Early application deadline* Wednesday, 12/03/2014 $100
Internship application deadline Wednesday, 12/03/2014 $250
Scholarship deadline Wednesday, 12/03/2014  
Confirmation deposit due (except interns and Oxford Law, see below) Wednesday, 01/21/2015 $1,500
Internship confirmation deposit due Within one week after acceptance $1,500
Important forms due Wednesday, 01/14/2015
Full payment due (Oxford Law, see below) Wednesday, 02/25/2015
Oxford Law confirmation deposit due Wednesday, 04/01/2015 $1,500
Oxford Law full payment due Friday, 05/01/2015
Orientation Meeting TBA, mid-November

*Application fees are non-refundable. After the deadline has passed, applications will be accepted on a space available basis excluding interns.

Fall 2015

Fall 2015
Early application deadline (except FSA, as below)* Wednesday, 04/01/2015 $100
Internship application deadline Wednesday, 04/01/2015 $250
Scholarship deadline Wednesday, 04/01/2015
First Semester Abroad Early application deadline Wednesday, 04/15/2015 $100
First Semester Abroad and First Year Abroad application deadline Friday, 05/01/2015
First Year Abroad confirmation deposit deadline Friday, 05/01/2015 $2,500
First Semester Abroad confirmation deposit deadline Friday, 05/01/2015 $1,500
Confirmation deposit due (except FSA, as above and interns, as below; this is payment 2 of 3 for FYA students) Wednesday, 05/13/2015 $1,500
Internship confirmation deposit due Within one week after acceptance $1,500
Important forms due Wednesday, 05/13/2015
Full payment due Wednesday, 06/10/2015
Orientation Meeting (except FSA and FYA students, as below) TBA, mid-March
FYA and FSA Orientation Meeting TBA, mid-July

*Application fees are non-refundable. After the deadline has passed, applications will be accepted on a space available basis excluding interns. The application deadline for First Year Abroad may be viewed here. Payment information for First Year Abroad students may be viewed here. FYA student have no application fee. FSA students receive the $100 early application discount if they apply by the end of April 15. The FYA application fee will be counted toward the total program fee for all FYA students who participate in the program.

Spring 2016

Spring 2016
Early application deadline* Wednesday, 09/9/2015 $100
Internship application deadline Wednesday, 09/9/2015 $250
Scholarship deadline Wednesday, 09/9/2015
Confirmation deposit due (except interns, see below) Wednesday, 09/23/2015 $1,500
Internship confirmation deposit due Within one week after acceptance $1,500
Important forms due Wednesday, 09/23/2015
Full payment due Wednesday, 10/21/2015

*Application fees are non-refundable. After the deadline has passed, applications will be accepted on a space available basis excluding interns.

Spring Break Programs 2016

Spring Break Programs 2016
Early application deadline* Wednesday, 11/04/2015 $100
Scholarship deadline Wednesday, 11/04/2015  
Confirmation deposit due Wednesday, 11/18/2015 $500
Important forms due Wednesday, 11/18/2015
Full payment due Wednesday, 12/09/2015  

*Application fees are non-refundable. After the deadline has passed, applications will be accepted on a space available basis.

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 of failing to explore 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 at finaid.fsu.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 2014-2015 is assessed at $5.25 per credit hour for all students, regardless of location of study.

After registration, the student must go to www.fees.fsu.edu to pay the applicable technology fee; this fee is paid directly to Florida State University Student Financial Services. Failure to pay this fee will result in a late payment charge being assessed to the student by Florida State University Student Financial Services (http://controller.vpfa.fsu.edu/Student-Financial-Services/SFS-For-Students/Payments/Late-or-Non-Payment). International Programs has no control over the fee or any associated late payment penalty.

Financial Aid and Financing Study Abroad Workshops, Fall Semester 2014

Financial Aid and Financing Study Abroad Workshops, Fall Semester 2014

Financial Aid & Financing Study Abroad Workshops will be held at the Student Life Building, room 101. See dates and times of workshops below. WALK-INS WELCOME!


  • Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday, October 07, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Thursday, October 09, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Thursday, October 23, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday, November 04, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 06, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Financial Aid

We know the financial aid process can be very confusing and somewhat overwhelming, so we provide step-by-step guidance for the whole process. We also have a member of staff who specializes in financial aid for study abroad students, so if the document below does not address your questions, please feel free to contact Rod Mack.



For more information, please visit the Office of Financial Aid

Scholarships

Scholarship and Discount Opportunities

Florida State University has joined the Generation Study Abroad campaign sponsored by the 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 commitmet, 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.

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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
Summer 2015 December 3, 2014
Fall 2015 April 1, 2015
Spring 2016 September 9, 2015
Spring Break 2016 November 4, 2015

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 shawkeswood@fsu.edu or 850-644-9121.

Bess Ward Honors Travel Scholarship:
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 Blackboard site.

College of Arts and Sciences International Enrichment Fund Scholarship:
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. Download list here.

Scholarships may be available for students participating in the International Affairs (England) and the Policy Studies (Croatia) specialized programs. Please contact the program leaders for further information or email International Programs at intprog1@admin.fsu.edu.

Related Materials

Financial Aid Procedures
Financial Aid Tips
FSU Financial Aid Office

External Links

Study Abroad Loans

Additional Scholarship 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 Prepaid

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 online.

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 850-309-1660 ext. 4134.

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

How much is my Florida Prepaid worth if I study abroad?  The following rates are effective as of Fall 2014: 


# Credits Enrolled FPP Tuition FPP Local Fees* Dorm Rate
1 $115.08 $34.73 $2550.00
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 $1431.04 $451.49
14 $1611.12 $486.22
15 $1726.20 $520.95
16 $1841.28 $555.68
17 $1956.36 $590.41
18 $2071.44 $625.14

Quick Links

Financial Aid Office www.finaid.fsu.edu
Deferment Forms (applicable to admitted students only)
Florida Bright Futures www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org/SSFAD/bf
Florida Prepaid www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org/SSFAD/bf

*Contact FPP for authorization instructions to use dorm
account during a summer term: 850-309-1660 ext. 4134

Bright Futures

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, www.finaid.fsu.edu.

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

 

Quick Links
Financial Aid Office www.finaid.fsu.edu
Deferment Forms (applicable to admitted students only)
Florida Bright Futures www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org/SSFAD/bf
Florida Prepaid http://www.florida529plans.com/main/contact.html

Information for Non-FSU Students

Financial aid
Students who receive financial aid should meet with their financial aid office and discuss plans to study abroad with Florida State. Additional loan monies may be available because the estimated cost of attendance to study abroad is generally higher than studying at the home campus. Most schools require a consortium agreement be signed by the host school (Florida State). Obtain this from the home school and send it to The Florida State University International Programs, A5500 University Center, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420. We will obtain the necessary signature and return it promptly to the student’s home school. Please read our financial aid procedures: international.fsu.edu/Students/Prospective/College/Financial_Aid.aspx.

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 do not see your fee liability listed below, please reference the "General Fee Liability" accordion.

General Fee Liability (includes FSA)

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.

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 the 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)

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.
    • 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

First Year Abroad (FYA) Fee Liability

Confirmation Deposit: 
The confirmation deposit is refundable until the close of business on the deposit’s due date.  If an applicant has been granted a deferred payment plan for the deposit and has not withdrawn from the program as of the close of business on the deposit due date, the applicant becomes fully liable for the confirmation deposit.

Please note: The initial $2,500 confirmation deposit (for the first term of the program) must be paid rather than deferred. Students may defer the balance of their program fee, but neither the $100 application fee nor the initial $2,500 confirmation deposit can be deferred.

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 1st payment due date become fully liable for the program fee as of the close of business on the 1st payment due date.
  • Program applicants who have demonstrated their intent of continued participation in the program by payment or deferral of the confirmation deposit and participation in the first semester of the program, and who have not provided written notice of their intent to withdraw from the program at least sixty days in advance of the beginning of any subsequent semester remain fully liable for all remaining program fees.

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 the 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)

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 precludes overseas travel. The student will be required to submit all relevant medical records for review and evaluation by FSU’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 has been 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.
    • 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

Tuition Policy for Out-of-state students: 
Upon completion of a minimum of 36 FSU credit hours at their European or Panama IP study center with an FSU GPA of 3.0 or better, out-of-state students will be assessed in-state tuition rates for the remainder of their first undergraduate degree at FSU in Tallahassee. This arrangement is contingent upon the student remaining in good academic and judicial standing throughout their FSU career. Students must attend consecutive semesters without interruption (summer terms excluded), progressing toward their degree completion, and staying "on map".

Independent Interns and Researchers Fee Liability

Due Dates:

  • Application Fee: The $100.00 application fee is due at the time of application and is nonrefundable. The application will not be processed until the application fee has been paid.
  • Full Program Fee: Must be received by International Programs no later than 30 days in advance of the start of your program. Failure to remit the fee or complete appropriate deferral will result in your cancellation from the program.
  • Students must pay the fees as outlined above to International Programs no later than 30 days in advance of the start of your program. Failure to remit the fee or complete appropriate deferral will result in your cancellation from the program.
  • If you cancel within 30 days before the start of your program, you will be liable for the entire program fee.
  • Students who submit applications after the published payment due dates remain liable for fees as outlined above.

Fee Liability And Refund Policy

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 the 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)
    • 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.
    • 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

Internship Fee Liability

Application Fee:
The $250 application fee is nonrefundable.

Confirmation Deposit:
The $1,500 confirmation deposit is refundable until the close of business on the deposit’s due date. If an applicant has paid 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.

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.

Upon notification of acceptance to The Florida State University International Programs Internship Program, the applicant will receive an Internship Agreement which details the terms and conditions of the Internship.

Fees will be fully refunded if The Florida State University International Programs is unable to notify the intern of a potential placement by 60 days prior to the start of the program, provided all application materials are received by the application deadline. Program fees will be fully refunded if International Programs is unable to notify the intern of placement by the placement notification deadline as stated in the Internship Agreement. The structure of internships is dependent upon immigration laws of the host country. Thus, the structure and dates of each program are subject to change.

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 the 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)
  4. 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 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 a request for a refund. In no instance will a refund request be considered if it is made after the end of the semester for which the refund has been requested.
      • Refunds cannot be granted in instances where withdrawal occurs after a program has begun.
      • 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 International Programs
    A5500 University Center 282 Champions Way
    P.O. Box 3062420
    Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420

Spring Break Fee Liability

Application Fee:
The $100 application fee is nonrefundable.

Confirmation Deposits:
A $500 confirmation deposit is refundable until the close of business on the deposit’s due date. If an applicant has paid the deposit and has not withdrawn from the program as of the close of business on the deposit due date, the applicant becomes fully liable for the confirmation deposit.

Full Program Fee:
The non-refundable final payment is due by the close of business on the full payment due date. Program applicants demonstrate their final intent to participate in the program by payment of the final balance. Students who have not paid in full or withdrawn from the program as of the full payment due date will be cancelled from the program with no refund of confirmation deposits.

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 the 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)

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.
    • 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

Application and Admission Criteria
Students apply to study abroad with us by submitting an online application, accessed from the relevant program page at international.fsu.edu. Non-FSU students are required to create an FSU ID prior to starting the application. All FSU study abroad programs have a $100 non-refundable application fee, while internships have a $250 non-refundable application fee.

Priority is given to students with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or above. Students below the minimum standard may petition for admission. Program enrollment is limited. Early application is advisable. Non-Florida State college students must submit official transcripts to the Office of International Programs (IP), Florida State University; P.O. Box 3062420; Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420.

Courses and Credits
For course descriptions and semester credit hours per course, see the site specific page on this website. Unless otherwise noted, all courses, except language courses, are taught in English. Program fees do not cover online courses provided by units other than International Programs.

  • Courses at all summer IP locations may be used toward fulfilling the university 9-hour summer residency requirement.
  • Students may opt to take Directed Individual Study (DIS) courses with Florida State faculty at program locations, pending departmental approval. Contact the IP office for information.
  • When International Programs offers online courses, students may not take more than one online course per term.
  • University drop/add policies apply to all programs; however, the IP policy on minimum credit hours remains in effect.
  • The chart below outlines minimum credit hour requirements. Students may not drop below the minimum requirements specified. Students may be approved to take additional credits beyond those included in the program fee by paying an additional fee, which is currently $250 per undergraduate credit hour and $395 per graduate credit hour. Standard overload permission requirements apply.

Program Length Minimum # of IP Credit Hours Required*
4 weeks or less 3 IP credits
5 to 8 weeks 6 IP credits
9 to 10 weeks 9 IP credits
11 to 12 weeks 12 IP credits, with 6 credits per session if two sessions are combined for a full semester
12 week London session 9 IP credits, with 3 credits from each of the three sessions combined for a full semester
Full semester 12 IP credits

*Visa requirements may supercede this policy, and individual programs may require students to take more than the minimum credits listed above.

International Programs Minors
International Programs offers several minors, designed to enhance and provide focus to a student’s program in England, Italy or Spain. The minors are built around the residency in the respective study center location, but can be pursued before and after it as well. Each minor requires 15 credits (to include at least two disciplines), of which 9 must be taken in at the study center location. Students may choose from various disciplines. Consult the Florida State Bulletin and contact International Programs for formal declaration of the minor.

Information for Non-FSU Students

Not an FSU Student?  Not a problem!
International Programs accepts applications from students from all colleges and universities. Students from other schools are classified as Transient students. This means they are degree-seeking students elsewhere, but will attend The Florida State University for at least one term.

Applications
Students apply to study abroad with us by submitting an online application, accessed from the relevant program page at www.international.fsu.edu. Non-FSU students are required to create an FSU ID prior to starting the application. All FSU study abroad programs have a $100 non-refundable application fee, while internships have a $250 non-refundable application fee. In addition, be sure to send an official transcript from the home school to International Programs, The Florida State University, A5500 University Center, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420. If students have attended more than one school, the transcript from the most recently attended school will suffice because it usually has credits from the other school(s) posted.

Completion of the Program
Non-FSU students must submit the FSU International Programs Transcript Request form prior to studying abroad in order to receive one free transcript after the semester grades are posted. Once a program ends and grades are posted, the official transcript from Florida State is sent to the address indicated on the Transcript Request Form.

For Summer semester, grades will post to students’ final transcripts in mid-August regardless of the dates of your program. Grades will post in mid-December for Fall students and in early May for Spring students.

Additional transcript requests and fees must be submitted through the Registrar’s website:  http://registrar.fsu.edu/services/transcripts/apdefault.htm

For More Information
Still have questions? Please call 850-644-3272 or 800-374-8581 or email us at: IP-Info@fsu.edu.

Congratulations – your student is among the elite! Only about 1% of students in US higher education will study abroad as part of their university or college experience.

We are very proud to report that one in four 'Noles study abroad and our students understand the importance of expanding the learning opportunities beyond our borders and becoming globally competent citizens. They have life-changing experiences that are intellectually rigorous, personally challenging, culturally enriching and intensely fun! We know you have raised an independent, open minded student, but you may still be anxious. We strive to provide students with the information and assistance they need to succeed and to strike the ideal balance between supporting students and letting them overcome challenges on their own. We encourage you to do the same – be informed and supportive but not too involved.

Our well-trained staff and faculty, outstanding facilities, thorough orientation programs and extensive emergency plans are worthy of the confidence you’ve placed in us. Learn more about your student’s program by exploring the other tabs on this page.

Responsible Decision Making
We encourage you to discuss responsible decision-making with your student before departure. On occasion, students who are otherwise extremely responsible take uncharacteristically dangerous risks and make poor choices. In many cases, the consequences while abroad are much greater than in the United States. Violations of the Florida State University Student Code of Conduct or other rules and regulations of the program will result in judicial proceedings for which there are sanctions, up to and including expulsion from the program/university. In most countries, the legal drinking age is 18, so the study abroad experience is the first time many students can legally possess or consume alcohol. The majority of students who choose to consume alcohol do so responsibly, but it’s probably not a great surprise that most judicial or legal issues involve excessive alcohol consumption.

Communication
Students typically stay very ‘connected’ while they are abroad. Most of our programs provide internet access, though some have varying levels of access, depending on the location, facilities and nature of the program.

Many students purchase a ‘pay as you go’ cell phone or SIM card once they arrive in country. Others use smartphones or computer devices to communicate via Skype, FaceTime, or apps such as Viber. We encourage you to discuss your method(s) of communication, how often you expect to be in touch, and what you both should do in case of emergency. If you are unable to reach your student in the case of an emergency, please do not hesitate to contact the program director (whose number is included in the site-specific pre-departure pack), our office (850-644-3272), or the FSU Police Department (850-644-1234).

Culture Shock/Homesickness
Most students experience some degree of culture shock while participating on a study abroad program. Ironically, the discomfort that accompanies living in a place that has different values, expectations, standards, practices and in some cases, language, is often rooted in the cultural differences that the student is seeking when studying abroad!

Very often, within a day or two, routine problems resolve themselves or students find a solution and move on. Give your student some time to sort things out, and encourage them to find solutions. Check back with them in a day or two, and you’ll usually find that a problem that seemed insurmountable on Monday ceased to exist by Wednesday! However, for more serious issues, please encourage your student to deal directly with the resident assistant or program leader first rather than involving parents and staff who are thousands of miles away. Resolving problems independently usually yields even greater confidence and more independence. However, should a rare case or emergency arise, please feel free to contact the program director or our office.

Privacy
As a US university that receives Federal funding, we follow the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Your student has the right to authorize us to discuss some or all aspects of his/her program with you (e.g. finances, grades, judicial, etc.). The program application gives the student the opportunity to select an option allowing us to discuss financial aspects with parents/guardians. The student may also complete the Release of Information form, which allows us to discuss even more program-related issues.

Visiting Your Student
Family members often wish to visit students before, during or after their program. We are always happy to meet family members, and we’re pleased to help facilitate a successful visit. In fact, our study centers provide listings of local hotels and hostels: Florence, London, Panama City, and Valencia. Overnight guests are not allowed in program housing. If you visit during the program, please remember the program is an academic one, and your student’s course requirements should still be their priority.

Applications from Non-FSU Students
Non-FSU students must send an official transcript from the home school to International Programs, The Florida State University, A5500 University Center, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420. If students have attended more than one school, the transcript from the most recently attended school will suffice because it usually has credits from the other school(s) posted.

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