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The First Semester Abroad (FSA) program offers students the unique opportunity to spend their first semester of college abroad! Students on the FSA program spend the fall semester exploring new customs, cultures, and cuisines before returning to FSU main campus in the spring with new-found friends and great memories. This program is a great option for students offered Seminole Pathways or summer admission to FSU who are eager for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Getting Started

  • Step 1: Read the FAQs at the bottom of the First Year/First Semester Home Page. Those admitted to FSU for the summer term or as part of the Seminole Pathways program are required to take an online course over the summer in lieu of main campus courses. See the Seminole Pathways FAQ for details.

  • Step 2: Choose your Study Center. Use the garnet tabs below to explore each location, its course offerings, program fee & financial aid details, visa information, and program dates & important documents. Also, check out “Which Study Center is right for me?"

  • Step 3: Apply to your chosen study center location using the garnet pencil under the Description tab! If the application link is not available, check the garnet Dates & Docs tab below to find out when applications will open.

Contact our dedicated Freshmen Programs Team via email (IP-Freshmen@fsu.edu) or phone (850) 644-3272, with any questions or for assistance choosing a location.

Program Description

Florence, Italy

CodeTermStart DateEnd DateFeeApply
FS04Fall FSA 202008/27/2012/10/20$14,695.00

Study Center

Founded in 1966, FSU Florence is one of the oldest U.S. study abroad programs in Italy and one of the few located in the historic, medieval heart of this remarkable city. The study center is located in the 16th century Bagnesi Palace on Via de Neri, one of the city’s most famous streets and a paradise for foodies. FSU Florence is only two blocks away from the Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, the Galileo Museum, and one of Europe’s most renowned outdoor spaces, the Piazza della Signoria. The study center features an atrium with coffee bar, glass-ceiling library & courtyard, interior & exterior student lounges, nine classrooms, two computer labs, state-of-the-art textiles and media labs, as well as a Tuscan-style tasting & learning kitchen. On-site security means students, staff, and faculty alike can use the study center as a safe and secure gathering spot for both academic and social activities.

Click here to read more about FSU’s new Florence Study Center and see renderings of the Bagnesi Palace.

Housing

Students studying at FSU Florence are housed in shared Florentine-style apartments within a 20-minute walk of the study center along beautiful cobblestone streets. Each residence includes security, furnished living spaces, a kitchenette and shared kitchen space, washing machines, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, safes, and a weekly cleaning service with a change of bed linens and towels. Students receive meal vouchers that can be redeemed at dozens of local cafes and restaurants throughout Florence. Overnight guests are not allowed in program housing. Please click here for a listing of recommended hotels in Florence.

Excursions & Group Activities

Cultural immersion and social events planned for this program may include the following. Group activities and excursions vary per session and may change due to unexpected events and/or new opportunities.

  • Overnight Excursions

    Rome: Colosseum, Pantheon, Forum, St. Peter’s, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museum
    Venice: Burano, Torcello, St. Mark’s Basilica, Gallerie dell’Accademia, and Peggy Guggenheim
    Naples & Amalfi Coast: Mt. Vesuvius, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Greek temples of Paestum
    Verona & Lake Garda: Romeo and Juliet’s house, ancient Roman amphitheater

  • Day Excursions

    Pisa, San Gimignano, Siena, San Galgano, organic vineyard, Castellina in Chianti

  • Class Excursions

    Ferragamo Museum, Galileo Museum, Gucci Museum, Uffizi Gallery, Accademia Gallery, Machiavelli’s house, Dante’s house, archaeological sites, churches, artisan workshops

  • Other Activities

    • Sunset Arno River Boat tour
    • Leather tour
    • Gelato tour
    • Ceramic-making
    • Fiorentina Series A Soccer Game
    • Volunteer opportunities at the women’s shelter, Advancing Women Artists Foundation, and Senior Culture Center

Program Fees

Include:

  • All registration fees
  • Instructional costs for up to 17 credit hours (fall); instructional costs for the Global Foundations course offered the summer semester prior to studying abroad
  • Welcome orientation
  • Housing
  • 10 meal vouchers per week while school is in session (each worth approximately 5 euros)
  • Group meals including welcome dinner, dinner on group trips, Carnival dinner, Thanksgiving dinner (Fall), “Last Supper”
  • Program-planned excursions/group activities
  • AC Fiorentina Soccer game (Fall & Spring)
  • Full-time academic support
  • Health insurance
  • 24/7 student support
  • IP t-shirt
  • Universal travel adapter
  • Luggage tag

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)

London, England

CodeTermStart DateEnd DateFeeApply
LS04Fall FSA 202008/26/2012/10/20$15,145.00

Study Center

The FSU London Study Centre is housed in a series of historic 16th century rowhouses located in the heart of the historic Bloomsbury district – just a block away from the British Museum! Students can visit a variety of historic and cultural sites within walking distance, such as Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, and countless other landmarks & events in this capital city. The study center features a library, computer lab, conservatory & student lounge, theatre lab, classrooms, and administrative offices. Security is our top priority with swipe card access, 24/7 reception, and on-site Program Assistants available to assist students at any time.

Housing

Students studying at FSU London live in shared flats in the center of London. Short walks and easy access to city buses and the London Underground allow students to safely explore this fascinating city. All flats are located either above the study center or in nearby buildings. Amenities include fully equipped kitchens, furnished living areas, Wi-Fi, cable TV, and a weekly cleaning service with a change of bed linens and towels. Students have 24-hour secure access to FSU London’s library, computer labs, laundry facilities, conservatory & student lounge, classrooms, and administrative offices. Overnight guests are not allowed in program housing. For a list of hotels near the campus, please click here.

Excursions & Group Activities

Cultural immersion and social events planned for this program may include the following. Group activities and excursions vary per session and may change due to unexpected events and/or new opportunities.

  • London Excursions

    Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Kew Palace and Gardens, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Greenwich, Kensington Palace and street markets

  • Overnight Excursions

    St. Andrews, Bruges and Ypres, Bath and Stonehenge, Liverpool and North Wales, Chester & the Lake District, Yorkshire, Cornwall and Edinburgh

  • Day Excursions

    Harry Potter Studios, Hampton Court Palace, Windsor Castle, Cambridge, Oxford, Brighton, Bristol, Stratford-upon-Avon, Dover Castle, Canterbury, Hatfield House

  • Class Excursions

    British Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Modern, Churchill War Rooms, Victoria & Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, Charles Dickens' House, Hyde Park, Houses of Parliament, Old Bailey, Harrods, Museum of London, Bank of England, Royal Albert Hall, Bletchley Park, Abbey Road, Sherlock Holmes Museum, Wellcome Collection

  • Other Activities

    • Theatre performances in the West End, Shakespeare’s Globe, the Minack in Cornwall, and Stratford
    • Guided coach and walking tours of London
    • Boat trips on the River Thames
    • Afternoon tea at the National Gallery
    • Opportunity to participate in London Scholars’ Program (Spring/Fall)
    • Events for charity, movie nights, and pub quizzes

Program Fees

Include:

  • All registration fees
  • Instructional costs for up to 17 credit hours (fall); instructional costs for the Global Foundations course offered the summer semester prior to studying abroad
  • Welcome orientation
  • Housing
  • Continental breakfast on class days
  • Weekly pizza & salad dinners at the study center
  • Monthly group meals (Spring/Fall)
  • West End & Off West End Theatre performances
  • Program-planned excursions/group activities
  • Full-time academic support
  • 24/7 student support, including staff who live on-site
  • Health insurance
  • Scheduled group airport pick-up
  • London transport pass
  • IP and London Study Centre t-shirts
  • Universal travel adapter
  • Luggage tag

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)

Panama City, Republic of Panama

CodeTermStart DateEnd DateFeeApply
PS04Fall FSA 202008/19/2012/12/20$13,495.00

Study Center

Situated within the City of Knowledge across from the Panama Canal, FSU Panama offers the amenities of a full campus. With students studying from all over Latin America and the Caribbean at FSU Panama, there is a unique opportunity to meet FSU students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. The City of Knowledge houses various international, non-profit, and government organizations as well as a food court, swimming pool, basketball court, gym, and other amenities available to students. FSU Panama features classrooms, study spaces, science labs, as well as a library and a bookstore. The student lounge & terrace on the top-floor provides views of the Panama Canal and is the perfect place to spend time with friends. Between classes, students can sit and enjoy views of the rainforest and an empanada from the small café. On-site security provides a safe and secure learning environment for all FSU Panama students.

Housing

Students studying at FSU Panama live in a newly constructed, dormitory-style residence within the City of Knowledge complex. Located just a short walk or shuttle ride away from FSU Panama, each room is equipped with air conditioning, Wi-Fi, TV, mini-fridge, study-space, and balcony. On their floor, students have access to a kitchenette with a microwave, coffee maker, and refrigerator. Fingerprint entry grants students access to a fully equipped kitchen, coin-operated laundry room, vending machines, and student lounge on the main floor. A selection of small restaurants and a nearby convenience store makes it easy for students to purchase household items, grab a bite to eat, or enjoy a leisurely meal with other students and City of Knowledge residents. Overnight guests are not allowed in program housing.

Excursions & Group Activities

Cultural immersion and social events planned for this program may include the following. Group activities and excursions vary per session and may change due to unexpected events and/or new opportunities.

  • Overnight Excursions

    Bocas del Toro, Achiotines tuna fish research laboratory, liquor distillery, turtle hatching expedition, highlands of Panama with visit to coffee plantation/processing plant, San Blas Islands

  • Day Excursions

    Indigenous communities of Embera Indians, countryside excursion, certified agro-touristic farm, Toboga/Contadora Islands, Portobelo/San Lorenzo fortress, Isla Grande, Saboga Island, Viveros Island, Playa Blanca and Pollera Conga festival, Diablos and Congos festival, Jungle safari tour with beach and zoo visit

  • Panama Excursions

    Panama Canal Locks and Visitor Center, exploration of Colonial/Old/Cosmopolitan Panama, Colón Free Zone, Eco-Canal tour

  • Other Activities

    • Welcome dinner
    • Farewell dinner

Program Fees

Include:

  • All registration fees
  • Instructional costs for up to 17 credit hours (fall); instructional costs for the Global Foundations course offered the summer semester prior to studying abroad
  • Welcome orientation
  • Housing
  • Some breakfast items
  • Two pizza nights and two group dinners
  • Program-planned excursions/group activities
  • Full-time academic support
  • 24/7 student support
  • Health insurance
  • Scheduled group airport pick-up
  • IP t-shirt
  • Universal travel adapter
  • Luggage tag

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)

Valencia, Spain

CodeTermStart DateEnd DateFeeApply
VS04Fall FSA 202008/27/2012/10/20$14,695.00

Study Center

Positioned behind the iconic Torres de Serranos, FSU Valencia is located in the heart of Valencia’s historic district. The study center brings history to life with exposed 10th century Moorish walls and glass floors that showcase 14th century leather tanning tanks. Modern comforts, including classrooms, a computer lab, study spaces, and administrative offices blend in seamlessly with the historic learning environment. A beautiful river-bed park is just steps away from the study center, and the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences is within walking distance. 24/7 reception and swipe card access provide safety & security for students.

Housing

Students studying at FSU Valencia are housed in shared apartments in the historic district of the city. Apartments are located either above the study center or in nearby buildings. Amenities include fully-equipped kitchens, lounge space, cable TV, laundry facilities, weekly cleaning service with a change of bed linens and towels, and secure access to the study center’s library, computer lab, and study spaces. Students receive meal vouchers that can be redeemed at restaurants across Spain. Overnight guests are not allowed in program housing. Overnight guests are not allowed in program housing. For a list of hotels near the campus, please click here.

Excursions & Group Activities

Cultural immersion and social events planned for this program may include the following. Group activities and excursions vary per session and may change due to unexpected events and/or new opportunities.

  • Overnight Excursions

    Madrid: El Prado Museum, Toledo, Segovia, Salamanca, Alcalá de Hernares
    Barcelona: Dalí Museum and Sagrada Familia
    Andalucia: Granada’s Alhambra, Sevilla, Córdoba, Flamenco activities
    Pyrenees: River water activities, mountain activities, medieval castles, and monasteries

  • Day Excursions/Valencia Excursions

    Roman city of Sagunto, Xátiva Castle, wineries of Requena, mountain walks, historical locations, special interactive museum visits

  • Class Excursions

    Visits and/or tours of theaters, operas, museums, and markets

  • Other Activities

    • Sports events
    • Language exchange conversation meetings
    • Food tastings
    • Group dinners
    • Weekly events with Club de Español

Program Fees

Include:

  • All registration fees
  • Instructional costs for up to 17 credit hours (fall); instructional costs for the for the Global Foundations course offered the summer semester prior to studying abroad
  • Welcome orientation
  • Housing
  • Breakfast on class days (fall/spring)
  • 4 meal vouchers per week while school is in session (each worth approximately 8 euros)
  • Group meals
  • Program-planned excursions/group activities
  • Full-time academic support
  • 24/7 student support, including staff who live on-site
  • Health insurance
  • IP t-shirt
  • Universal travel adapter
  • Luggage tag

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)

Courses

Course offerings are listed below by semester and location. Incoming freshmen considering the First Year or First Semester Abroad programs are encouraged to contact IP-Freshmen@fsu.edu before applying with questions about how course offerings in each location align with your intended major.

Current FSU students abroad can make an appointment to discuss courses with their academic advisor or the International Programs academic advisor via Campus Connect.

Pathway and Summer Admits

Incoming freshmen admitted to FSU for the summer term or through the Seminole Pathways program must enroll in an online course, Global Foundations, offered by International Programs during the Summer C semester prior to going abroad (Late June – Early August). After successful completion of the course (grade of “C” or better), students begin in-person coursework abroad for the fall semester. 

Session PS04Fall FSA 2020
(08/19 - 12/12)
CourseTitleSatisfiesCredits
ACG2021Introduction to Financial Accounting

This course offers an introduction to financial accounting concepts, placing emphasis on financial statements and how they reflect business transactions. Please note, Accounting Majors must earn at least a "B" in this course to proceed to required 3000 level accounting courses.
3
ACG2071Introduction to Managerial Accounting

This course offers an introduction to managerial accounting concepts. Please note, Accounting majors must earn at least a "B" in this course to proceed to required 3000 level accounting courses.
3
AMH2020A History of the United States Since 1977

This course surveys the United States from the end of the Civil War to the present with emphasis on social, economic, and political problems of the 20th century. May not be taken by students with test credit in American history.
3
BSC1005General Biology For Non-Majors

This course consists of four selected topics in contemporary biology.
3
BSC1005LGeneral Biology For Non-Majors Laboratory

This course may be taken concurrently with lecture or subsequent to completion of lecture with passing grade.
1
BSC2010Biological Science I

This course is the first part of a two-semester introductory biology course designed for those interested in pursuing a career in life sciences. The course provides the building blocks necessary for a student to gain a strong foundation in general biology. Topics covered provide an overview of biological processes and function at the molecular, cellular and organismal level.
3
BSC2010LBiological Science I Laboratory

This course introduces basic chemistry, energetics, metabolism, and cellular organization; molecular genetics and information flow; animal and plant function.
1
CGS2100Microcomputer Applications For Business/Economics

This course enables students in business and economics to become proficient with microcomputer hardware and software applications that are typically used in the workplace. The following topics are covered: hardware concepts, operating systems, word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, networks, Internet, World Wide Web, multi-media presentations, and information systems. May not be applied toward computer science major or minor. Not open to students with credit in CGS 2060.
3
CGS2518Spreadsheets for Business

This course provides an in-depth study of spreadsheets utilizing a problem-solving approach. Spreadsheet-based solutions are explored for common business tasks and problems. The course presents a thorough coverage of spreadsheet functions and tools, along with a deep understanding of their purpose in a business environment. The course is ideal for students with professional interests related to business and economics, as well as for students wishing to obtain a deeper understanding of spreadsheets in general.
3
CHM1020Chemistry for Liberal Studies (Online)

This course introduces basic chemical principles without an extensive use of mathematics and illustrates with applications in health, energy, and the environment. The course strives to show chemistry as a human endeavor that provides insight into the natural world and informs our decisions as citizens and consumers. Specific topics vary by semester. Designed as a course for students who wish to fulfill the liberal studies science requirement with chemistry and will take no further chemistry courses, not as a preparatory course for CHM 1045. Credit not allowed for CHM 1020 after taking CHM 1032, 1045, or equivalent.
3
CHM1020LChemistry for Liberal Studies Laboratory (Online)

This laboratory emphasizes major topics from CHM 1020 relating chemistry concepts and techniques to everyday life experiences. This laboratory-based course meets two hours a week. No credit allowed after taking CHM 1045.
1
CHM1045General Chemistry I

This course includes topics such as chemical symbols, formulas, and equations; states of matter; reactivity in aqueous solution; electronic structure, bonding, and molecular geometry. Students taking CHM 1045 after taking CHM 1020 and/or CHM 1032 may register for reduced credit, as indicated in the department's policy on reduced credit.
3
CHM1045LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory

This laboratory offers an introduction to quantitative techniques and to the chemical laboratory. Topics include stoichiometry, atomic spectra, gases, as well as acids and bases.
1
CHM1046General Chemistry II

This course includes topics such as intermolecular forces, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, elementary thermodynamics, and electrochemistry.
3
CHM1046LGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory

This laboratory offers an introduction to quantitative techniques and to the chemical laboratory. Topics include intermolecular forces, solutions, kinetics, equilibria, acids and bases, buffers, solubility, thermodynamics and electrochemistry.
1
ECO2013Principles of Macroeconomics

This course explores aggregate economics and national income determination, money and monetary theory, present macroeconomic conditions, and aggregative policy alternatives; theory of international trade and the balance of payments; economic growth and development.
3
ECO2023Principles of Microeconomics

This course covers consumption, production, and resource allocations considered from a private and social point of view; microeconomic problems and policy alternatives; economics of inequality and poverty; and comparative economic systems.
3
ENC1101Freshman Composition and Rhetoric

This course includes drafting and writing of expository essays and a journal for a total of 7,000 words. May not be taken by students with credit in ENC 1149. No auditors.
3
ENC2135Research, Genre, and Context

This course focuses on teaching students research skills that allow them to effectively incorporate outside sources in their writing and to compose in a variety of genres for specific contexts.
3
GEA1000World Geography

This course is a regional survey of the human occupation of the face of the earth, local cultures, political systems, and development problems.
3
GEO1330Environmental Science

This course explores the causes of local and global environmental problems and their impacts, including resource use, pollution, ecosystems, and population growth.
3
GEO2200cPhysical Geography

This course is an overview of earth-sun relations, weather, climate, landforms, water systems, soils, and vegetation.
3
GEO4340Living in a Hazardous Environment

This course explores types of environmental hazards (natural and human-made) and their effects, techniques for the analysis of risks, and strategies for recovering losses.
3
GIS4043Geographic Information Systems

This course is a survey of GIS topics, including locational control, spatial data structures, modeling and analysis, and future trends in decision support, sensors, and geographic methods.
3
GLY1030Environmental Issues in Geology

This course examines environmental issues as they relate to geological phenomena, which include volcanic and earthquake hazards, resource and land-use planning, air and water pollution, waste disposal, glaciation and sea-level change, landslides, flooding, shoreline erosion, and global change issues. Course credit may not be received for this course and also GLY 1000 or 2010C. Credit can be received for taking GLY 1000L.
3
IDS2060Global Engagement (Online)

A description is not currently available for this course.
1
IDS2316World Without God

This course examines three main questions: (1) Can we explain the existence of our earth, and the universe as a while, without recourse to God? (2) Can there be an objective moral code that we all have good reason to follow even if there is no God? (3) Can we have a spiritual or religious attitude to the world in the absence of belief in God?
3
IDS2375Third World Cinema

A description is not currently available for this course.
3
IDS2651Language: Body, Mind, and World

This course provides an examination of language from biological, psychological, and social perspectives, and considers ways that our knowledge of language can be deployed to tackle real-world issues in areas such as health, law, and education.
3
INR2002Introduction To International Relations

This course introduces students to the study of international relations. Major topics include the different actors that participate in international relations and the different goals they pursue, the processes of conflict and cooperation, and recent trends in international politics.
3
INR4075International Human Rights

This course introduces the student to the philosophical and legal foundations of the international human rights regime, and explores the development of norms and institutions with special emphasis on the post-World War II era.
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
LAH1093Latin America: A Cross-Cultural History

This course is a cross-cultural history of Latin America focusing on women, Native Americans, African-Americans, mestizos, and mulattoes in historical context. The course does not count as credit toward the history major.
3
LAH4470History of the Caribbean

This course focuses on Cuba, Puerto Rico, and other Caribbean societies. European and United States colonialism and local Caribbean forces are studied to help understand the area's social, economic, and political problems and prospects.
3
LIT2000Introduction to Literature

This course introduces students to key terminology, concepts, and methodologies for the study of complex literature. The course provides a groundwork in literary types for non-majors and is also strongly recommended as preparation for upper-level (3000- or 4000-level) coursework in the field.
3
LIT3024Perspectives on the Short Story

This course introduces students to the critical reading of short stories dating from the nineteenth through the twenty-first century. This course teaches students to identify tone, narration, form, theme, characterization, and other formal aspects of short fiction. Students are encouraged to formulate their own interpretation of the works read, based on their developing ability to recognize the decisions each author has made in constructing the text.
3
MAC1105College Algebra

This course is a review of algebraic operations, equations and inequalities; functions and functional notation; graphs; inverse functions; linear, quadratic, rational function; absolute value; radicals; exponential and logarithmic functions; system of equations and inequalities; applications. On the basis of test scores the student may be required to take a community college course before MAC 1105.
3
MAC1114Analytic Trigonometry

This course covers trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions and their graphs; identities and conditional equations; solution of triangles; trigonometric form of complex numbers; DeMoivre's theorem and nth roots; introduction to plane vectors.
3
MAC2233Calculus For Business

This course covers limits, continuity, first and higher derivatives, and the differential, with applications to graphing, rates of change, and optimization methods; techniques of integration and applications; introduction to multivariate calculus. Not open to students who have credit in MAC 2311 with a grade of "C-" or better.
3
MAC2311Calculus With Analytic Geometry I

This course covers polynomial, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions; first and second derivatives and their interpretations; definition and interpretation of the integral; differentiation rules; implicit differentiation; applications of the derivative; anti-derivatives; fundamental theorem of calculus. This course must be taken for reduced credit by students with prior credit for some of the content.
4
MAC2312Calculus With Analytic Geometry II

This course covers techniques of integration; applications of integration; series and Taylor series; differential equations. This course must be taken for reduced credit by students with prior credit for some of the content.
4
MAC2313Calculus With Analytic Geometry III

This course covers functions of several variables and their graphical representations; vectors; partial derivatives and gradients; optimization; multiple integration; polar, spherical, and cylindrical coordinate systems; curves; vector fields; line integrals; flux integrals; divergence theorem and Stokes' theorem. This course must be taken for reduced credit by students with prior credit for some of the content.
5
MAN3240Organizational Behavior

This course covers behavioral concepts, techniques, and applications for managing human resources in all types of organizations.
3
MAR3023Basic Marketing Concepts

This course is a required prerequisite for all marketing courses. Gives the student an understanding of the decision areas and the ability to utilize marketing concepts to make business decisions.
3
MGF1106Math for Liberal Studies

This course covers set theory; symbolic logic; counting principles; permutations and combinations; probability; statistics; geometry; applications and history of mathematics. Recommended background: two years of high school algebra. Course is not intended for students whose programs require precalculus or calculus courses.
3
PHI2010Introduction to Philosophy

This course introduces some of the central problems in philosophy. Students also learn how to construct and criticize arguments and develop their own philosophical positions.
3
PHY2048CGeneral Physics A

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of how and why things move. Topics covered include kinematics, forces, energy, momentum, oscillations, and thermodynamics. The course is intended for physical science majors and engineers and to be taken as a sequence with General Physics B (PHY 2049C) and Intermediate Modern Physics (PHY 3101). Completing Modern Physics entitles students to a minor in physics. Calculus is used in this course.
5
PHY2049CGeneral Physics B

This course is an introduction to electricity, magnetism, and optics for physical science majors. Calculus is used. Course consists of lectures, recitations, and laboratory.
5
PPE3003Psychology of Personality

This course is an introduction to methods, theory, and research in personality.
3
PSB2000Introduction to Brain and Behavior

This course helps students understand basic nervous system mechanisms that underlie behavior and how systematic observation and experimentation are involved in constructing our understanding of these mechanisms. The course also conveys an appreciation for utilizing critical thinking and scientific knowledge when making important decisions. (Cannot be taken after PSB 3004C.)
3
PSY2012General Psychology

This course is a broad overview covering important psychological principles and findings within the major subfields of psychology, and the basic scientific methods employed. A "bio-psycho-social" approach is emphasized throughout so that all behaviors (including how we think, feel, and act) are discussed in terms of biological, psychological, and social determinants and consequences.
3
REL1300Introduction to World Religions

This course surveys the major living religious traditions of the world, with attention to their origins in the ancient world and their classic beliefs and practices.
3
REL3145Gender and Religion

This course considers the impact of gender on religion. Includes cross-cultural studies, theoretical works, and gender issues within religious traditions.
3
SPC2608Public Speaking

This course covers the principles of and the practical experience of public speaking. The course is required of all majors. The course is also available in hybrid format (mostly online, partly classroom).
3
SPN1120Elementary Spanish I

This course is the first of a three-semester sequence of courses for students with no prior knowledge of the Spanish language, either at the high-school or native-speaker level. The course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short texts and write paragraphs and short compositions in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1121, 1124, and/or 2220. May not be taken by native speakers. Some sections may be computer-assisted.
4
SPN1121Elementary Spanish II

This course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short texts, poems, and write compositions in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1120, 1124, and/or 2220 or be taken by native speakers.
4
STA2023Fundamental Business Statistics

This course covers statistical applications in business, involving graphical and numerical descriptions of data, data collection, correlation and simple linear regression, elementary probability, random variables, binomial and normal distributions, sampling distributions, and confidence intervals and hypothesis tests for a single sample.
3
WOH1023The Modern World to 1815

This liberal studies course deals with the origins and development of political, economic, social, and intellectual antecedents of the modern world from the end of the Middle Ages to 1815. Students who have previous college credit in Western civilization courses covering the same general chronological period cannot receive credit for WOH 1023. May not be taken by students with test credit in European history.
3
WOH1030The Modern World Since 1815

This liberal studies course deals with the origins and development of political, economic, social, and intellectual antecedents in the modern world since 1815. Students who have previous college credit in Western civilization courses covering the same general chronological period cannot receive credit for WOH 1030. May not be taken by students with test credit in European history.
3
Session LS04Fall FSA 2020
(08/26 - 12/10)
CourseTitleSatisfiesCredits
ANT2100Introduction to Archaeology

This course is an introduction to modern anthropological archaeology. The course introduces students to the interdisciplinary scientific approaches employed in contemporary archaeological research and provides students with an overview of the origins and evolution of human social and economic systems.
3
ANT2100LIntroduction to Archaeology Lab

The course is conducted as a hands-on laboratory in archaeological methodology. Each week, students have a series of laboratory exercises designed to teach specific analytical techniques, including paleozoological analysis, paleobotanical analysis, geophysical prospecting techniques, and GIS.
1
ARH2000Art, Architecture and Artistic Vision

This course focuses on a thematic approach to the understanding and appreciation of works of art.
3
BSC1005General Biology for Non-Majors

This course consists of four selected topics in contemporary biology.
3
BSC1005LGeneral Biology Lab for Non-Majors

This course may be taken concurrently with lecture or subsequent to completion of lecture with passing grade.
1
BSC2010Biological Science I

This course is the first part of a two-semester introductory biology course designed for those interested in pursuing a career in life sciences. The course provides the building blocks necessary for a student to gain a strong foundation in general biology. Topics covered provide an overview of biological processes and function at the molecular, cellular and organismal level.
3
BSC2010LBiological Science I Laboratory

This course introduces basic chemistry, energetics, metabolism, and cellular organization; molecular genetics and information flow; animal and plant function.
1
CHM1045General Chemistry I

This course includes topics such as chemical symbols, formulas, and equations; states of matter; reactivity in aqueous solution; electronic structure, bonding, and molecular geometry. Students taking CHM 1045 after taking CHM 1020 and/or CHM 1032 may register for reduced credit, as indicated in the department's policy on reduced credit.
3
CHM1045LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory

This laboratory offers an introduction to quantitative techniques and to the chemical laboratory. Topics include stoichiometry, atomic spectra, gases, as well as acids and bases.
1
CPO3123Comparative Government & Politics: Great Britain

This course examines the political and governmental system of Great Britain within a comparative framework. Comparison and contrast with the United States emphasized.
3
ECO2000Introduction to Economics (online)

This course is a survey of the discipline for people taking only one economics course. Historical perspective and major principles of theory are presented. Not to be taken by students who have had or who must take ECO 2013 and 2023. Not applicable to the economics major nor the economics minor.
3
ECO2013Principles of Macroeconomics (online)

This course explores aggregate economics and national income determination, money and monetary theory, present macroeconomic conditions, and aggregative policy alternatives; theory of international trade and the balance of payments; economic growth and development.
3
ECO2023Principles of Microeconomics (online)

This course covers consumption, production, and resource allocations considered from a private and social point of view; microeconomic problems and policy alternatives; economics of inequality and poverty; and comparative economic systems.
3
ENC1101Freshman Composition and Rhetoric

This course includes drafting and writing of expository essays and a journal for a total of 7,000 words. May not be taken by students with credit in ENC 1149. No auditors.
3
ENC2135Research, Genre, and Context

This course focuses on teaching students research skills that allow them to effectively incorporate outside sources in their writing and to compose in a variety of genres for specific contexts.
3
ENL3334Introduction to Shakespeare

This course is an introduction to the study of Shakespeare at the college level. Consideration of representative works of comedy, history, tragedy, tragic-comedy drawn from throughout the playwright's career.
3
HIS4930Tudor England

In this course we will discover Tudor England through contemporary sources, in words, images, music, cultural objects and buildings. It proceeds topically, within a chronological framework. Looming over every aspect of Tudor history is that cataclysmic event of 16th-century Europe, the Protestant Reformation. We shall be investigating the transformation of England from a stronghold of medieval piety to one of Protestant fervor, and how that religious change affected society and politics. Each class session will consist both of lecture and discussion and of activities such as walks and museum visits.
3
HUM4931Topics in the Civ. of Britain: British Life & Culture

This course offers students a practical understanding of contemporary Britain in order to enrich their time spent living and studying abroad. It is an interdisciplinary course that fuses history, sociology and media studies to explain the events and trends that have shaped modern Britain and the lives of its varied citizens. It encourages students to draw on their academic knowledge and life experiences of the United States in order to compare British and American life in the modern era - the differences, similarities and cross-influences between the two nations. Ultimately, this course aims to provide the student with a fresh and lasting perspective on contemporary America through a better understanding of the country with which it reputedly has a ‘Special Relationship’. Costs: Students should maintain a topped-up Oyster Card and allow up to £30 for additional class fees.
3
IDS2060Global Engagement (Online)

A description is not currently available for this course.
1
IDS3435Please Please Me: Anglo-American Youth Culture from the 1950s to the Present

A description is not currently available for this course.
3
INR4083International Conflict

This course examines historical patterns in warfare, and considers the conditions that influence war and peace between nation-states. Topics include causes of war, outcomes and aftermath of war, and approaches to peace.
3
LIT3383Women in Literature

In this course, students study texts that consider women's roles in society. The course focuses on women's gender roles and legal status during the Victorian period. What kinds of political and literary power did women have? What did women have to say about social and political matters? How did women use literary forms to communicate their arguments?
3
MAC1105College Algebra

This course is a review of algebraic operations, equations and inequalities; functions and functional notation; graphs; inverse functions; linear, quadratic, rational function; absolute value; radicals; exponential and logarithmic functions; system of equations and inequalities; applications. On the basis of test scores the student may be required to take a community college course before MAC 1105.
3
MAC1140Pre-Calculus Algebra

This course covers functions and graphs, especially high degree polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; systems of equations; solutions of linear systems; matrix methods; determinants; sequences and series; induction; and the binomial theorem. The course also explores applications, approximation, and methods of proof. May be taken concurrently with MAC 1114.
3
MAC2311Calculus With Analytic Geometry I

This course covers polynomial, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions; first and second derivatives and their interpretations; definition and interpretation of the integral; differentiation rules; implicit differentiation; applications of the derivative; anti-derivatives; fundamental theorem of calculus. This course must be taken for reduced credit by students with prior credit for some of the content.
4
MGF1106Math for Liberal Studies

This course covers set theory; symbolic logic; counting principles; permutations and combinations; probability; statistics; geometry; applications and history of mathematics. Recommended background: two years of high school algebra. Course is not intended for students whose programs require precalculus or calculus courses.
3
PGY2100cPhoto for Non-Art Majors

This course is an introduction to camera operation and image making, with discussion of contemporary and historical work. Emphasis on 35mm slide projects rather than printing techniques. (This course may be offered as part of FSU International Programs curriculum.)
3
PHI2010Intro to Philosophy

This course introduces some of the central problems in philosophy. Students also learn how to construct and criticize arguments and develop their own philosophical positions.
3
REL1300Introduction to World Religions

This course surveys the major living religious traditions of the world, with attention to their origins in the ancient world and their classic beliefs and practices.
3
SPC2608Public Speaking

This course covers the principles of and the practical experience of public speaking. The course is required of all majors. The course is also available in hybrid format (mostly online, partly classroom).
3
SYO3460Sociology of Mass Media

This course provides a sociological view of mass communications by critically examining the origin, history, and functions of the American mass media and its effect on social life.
3
THE2000Introduction to Theatre

This course focuses on the historical development and basic elements for appreciation and evaluation of theatrical performances. The course is designed for non-majors.
3
Session VS04Fall FSA 2020
(08/27 - 12/10)
CourseTitleSatisfiesCredits
ANT2100Introduction to Archaeology

This course is an introduction to modern anthropological archaeology. The course introduces students to the interdisciplinary scientific approaches employed in contemporary archaeological research and provides students with an overview of the origins and evolution of human social and economic systems.
3
ANT2100LIntroduction to Archaeology Lab

The course is conducted as a hands-on laboratory in archaeological methodology. Each week, students have a series of laboratory exercises designed to teach specific analytical techniques, including paleozoological analysis, paleobotanical analysis, geophysical prospecting techniques, and GIS.
1
BSC2010Biological Science I

This course is the first part of a two-semester introductory biology course designed for those interested in pursuing a career in life sciences. The course provides the building blocks necessary for a student to gain a strong foundation in general biology. Topics covered provide an overview of biological processes and function at the molecular, cellular and organismal level.
3
BSC2010LBiological Science I Laboratory

This course introduces basic chemistry, energetics, metabolism, and cellular organization; molecular genetics and information flow; animal and plant function.
1
CHM1045General Chemistry I

This course includes topics such as chemical symbols, formulas, and equations; states of matter; reactivity in aqueous solution; electronic structure, bonding, and molecular geometry. Students taking CHM 1045 after taking CHM 1020 and/or CHM 1032 may register for reduced credit, as indicated in the department's policy on reduced credit.
3
CHM1045LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory

This laboratory offers an introduction to quantitative techniques and to the chemical laboratory. Topics include stoichiometry, atomic spectra, gases, as well as acids and bases.
1
CPO2002Introduction to Comparative Government & Politics

This course addresses government institutions and current political parties throughout the world, as well as theories that explain similarities and differences among countries. Topics may include electoral systems, parliamentary systems, causes of political change, democratization, political culture, ideologies, and economic and social policy. Examples are drawn from Western democracies and developing countries.
3
ECO2000Introduction to Economics (online)

This course is a survey of the discipline for people taking only one economics course. Historical perspective and major principles of theory are presented. Not to be taken by students who have had or who must take ECO 2013 and 2023. Not applicable to the economics major nor the economics minor.
3
ECO2013Principles of Macroeconomics (online)

This course explores aggregate economics and national income determination, money and monetary theory, present macroeconomic conditions, and aggregative policy alternatives; theory of international trade and the balance of payments; economic growth and development.
3
ECO2023Principles of Microeconomics (online)

This course covers consumption, production, and resource allocations considered from a private and social point of view; microeconomic problems and policy alternatives; economics of inequality and poverty; and comparative economic systems.
3
ENC1101Freshman Composition and Rhetoric

This course includes drafting and writing of expository essays and a journal for a total of 7,000 words. May not be taken by students with credit in ENC 1149. No auditors.
3
ENC2135Research, Genre, and Context

This course focuses on teaching students research skills that allow them to effectively incorporate outside sources in their writing and to compose in a variety of genres for specific contexts.
3
GEB3213Business Communications

This course is designed to help business students develop the writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills that are necessary for a successful business career.
3
HUM2020The Art of Being Human

In this course, students gain an overview of the development of Western culture from Antiquity to the present as it is expressed through the arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, music, film and the performing arts), and especially through literature. The course examines the human condition through culture and the arts to better understand how the humanities are interconnected.
3
HUM2235From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

This course offers an introduction to the thought, literature, and arts of Western culture from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment.
3
HUM3930Special Topics: Culture & Civilization of Spain

Spain is a complex and vivacious country with a rich and hybrid cultural background. In this course, we will study the history, culture and society of the different people who have contributed to the formation of the current European nation from its origin to the present. The students will learn about Spain not only through readings and lectures, but also, and most importantly, through real life experiences, such as excursions and visits to the actual historical sites, monuments, museums, churches and other places of interest. We will also study the fundamental importance of Spanish food culture as a socio-cultural element worthy of serious analysis. This course will also make use of select films to enhance our analysis of Spanish culture. This course counts as a Core Course for the Iberian Studies minor. This course may be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours.
3
HUN1201Science of Nutrition

This course focuses on the elements of nutrition and factors influencing the ability of individuals to maintain good nutrition status.
3
IDS2060Global Engagement (Online)

A description is not currently available for this course.
1
IDS2464Crossing the Atlantic: Lorca in America, Hemingway in Spain

A description is not currently available for this course.
3
MAC1105College Algebra

This course is a review of algebraic operations, equations and inequalities; functions and functional notation; graphs; inverse functions; linear, quadratic, rational function; absolute value; radicals; exponential and logarithmic functions; system of equations and inequalities; applications. On the basis of test scores the student may be required to take a community college course before MAC 1105.
3
MAC1114Analytic Trigonometry

This course covers trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions and their graphs; identities and conditional equations; solution of triangles; trigonometric form of complex numbers; DeMoivre's theorem and nth roots; introduction to plane vectors.
3
MAC1140Pre-Calculus Algebra

This course covers functions and graphs, especially high degree polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; systems of equations; solutions of linear systems; matrix methods; determinants; sequences and series; induction; and the binomial theorem. The course also explores applications, approximation, and methods of proof. May be taken concurrently with MAC 1114.
3
MAN3240Organizational Behavior

This course covers behavioral concepts, techniques, and applications for managing human resources in all types of organizations.
3
MAN3600Multinational Business Operations

This course provides an overview of the environments, markets, institutions, challenges, strategies, and operations of international and cross-cultural business; the globalization of business and associated challenges posed for the competitiveness of the modern enterprise; and the orientations, strategies, and tactics appropriate for international business success.
3
MAR3023Basic Marketing Concepts

This course is a required prerequisite for all marketing courses. Gives the student an understanding of the decision areas and the ability to utilize marketing concepts to make business decisions.
3
SPN1120Elementary Spanish I

This course is the first of a three-semester sequence of courses for students with no prior knowledge of the Spanish language, either at the high-school or native-speaker level. The course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short texts and write paragraphs and short compositions in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1121, 1124, and/or 2220. May not be taken by native speakers. Some sections may be computer-assisted.
4
SPN1121Elementary Spanish II

This course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short texts, poems, and write compositions in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1120, 1124, and/or 2220 or be taken by native speakers.
4
SPN2220Intermediate Spanish I

This course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short stories, poems, and articles, and write extended compositions and papers in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1120, 1121, and/or 1124 or be taken by native speakers.
4
SPN2240Intermediate Spanish II

This course completes the intermediate Spanish skills sequence and finishes the review of the grammar sequence begun in SPN 2220. Students deepen their functional skills in comprehending, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish, and gain an overview of Hispanic culture in various countries. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.
3
SPN3300Spanish Grammar and Composition

This course covers the theory and practice of Spanish grammar and its applications to compositions. Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3400.
3
SPN3400Spanish Reading and Conversation

This course develops communicative proficiency and accuracy in both reading and writing Spanish. Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3300. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.
3
SPN3440Language and Culture in Business

This intermediate-level language course is aimed at raising cross-cultural awareness in international business. It is also designed to better prepare students to meet the challenges of a global economy.
3
SPN4420Advanced Spanish Composition and Translation

This course stresses composition in Spanish with less emphasis on translation from Spanish into English. For students with prior knowledge of essential points of Spanish grammar.
3
SPT3391Hispanic Cinema

This course is a study of the films, movements and directors of Hispanic cinema. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours. Taught in English.
3
Session FS04Fall FSA 2020
(08/27 - 12/10)
CourseTitleSatisfiesCredits
ANT2410Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

This course introduces the origin and development of human lifeways with emphasis on non-Western societies. A comparative perspective is used to examine language, social organization, religion, values, and technology. Attention is also given to contemporary world problems.
3
ARH2000Art, Architecture, and Artistic Vision

This course focuses on a thematic approach to the understanding and appreciation of works of art.
3
ARH4933Florentine Renaissance

The course is set against the historical background of Florence and looks at art and architecture in the context of patronage; that of the church, the guilds, the merchants and the Medici, the ruling family of the city. The Renaissance produced outstanding artists such as Donatello, Botticelli, Verrocchio, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael; but these artists could not have existed without their patrons. It is this inter-connection which is our theme. The course will examine the emergence of Renaissance Florence via site visits to churches, palaces, museums and classroom sessions. The story is an unprecedented and excititng one: one small city produced a staggering array of artistic talent in a short period of time. Classical antiquity was the model, not only in artistic terms but in philosophical and political ones as well: Florence saw the rebirth of classical antiquity. The impact of that rebirth, that renaissance, still affects us today: our ways of thought, our ways of seeing are conditioned by that momentous period which changed the past forever, and ushered in the first modern era.
3
ART1300CDrawing I

This course includes creative expression and communication using a variety of black and white media.
3
AST1002Planets/Stars/Galaxies

This course provides general acquaintance with some of the facts, concepts and scientific methods of astronomy. As a liberal study course, the goal is to help students learn some basic facts of astronomy as well as gain an appreciation of astronomy as a science, the universe, and the current scientific ideas about its history and its future.
3
CLT3378Ancient Mythology, East West

This course provides students with an introduction to the mythological traditions from a diverse group of ancient cultures, including those of Greece and Rome, the Near East, Northern Europe, India, China, Africa, and the Americas.
3
COM3930Fashion and Media**

Fashion is by its very nature a communication tool. Clothes and garments are powerful vehicles of meanings and values, able to shape an individual’s personality as well as an entire “spirit of time”. This course traces the multiple connections between the fashion and media industries, from the birth of fashion magazines in France in the late XVII century, until today, an era characterized by the digital and one-to-one communication model. The course emphasizes the material realities, pragmatic and creative dynamisms, fantasy components, and essential visual faces of fashion. We will analyze all the most important fashion media channels, highlighting the specific characteristics of each medium: magazines & editorials, photography, movies, TV commercials, shops & retail spaces, videos, exhibitions, fashion shows, blogs and social media. The course will end with a real TV interview made by students to some of the leading fashion designers and creative people of the Italian fashion system and industry. Please note: For this course to count toward the major, students must apply for and be admitted to the School of Communication.
3
COM4561Social Media Campaigns

This course prepares students to design and implement a social media campaign, and introduces them to the social, political, and ethical contexts of using new technologies. The class takes either a social advocacy or a marketing perspective.
3
CTE4937Fashion and Media**

Fashion is by its very nature a communication tool. Clothes and garments are powerful vehicles of meanings and values, able to shape an individual’s personality as well as an entire “spirit of time”. This course traces the multiple connections between the fashion and media industries, from the birth of fashion magazines in France in the late XVII century, until today, an era characterized by the digital and one-to-one communication model. The course emphasizes the material realities, pragmatic and creative dynamisms, fantasy components, and essential visual faces of fashion. We will analyze all the most important fashion media channels, highlighting the specific characteristics of each medium: magazines & editorials, photography, movies, TV commercials, shops & retail spaces, videos, exhibitions, fashion shows, blogs and social media. The course will end with a real TV interview made by students to some of the leading fashion designers and creative people of the Italian fashion system and industry.
3
CTE4937Introduction to Italian Fashion and Culture

“Made in Italy” is much more than just a geographical reference; Made in Italy is a promise. A promise of style, culture and know-how embedded in each true Italian “good”. This course covers the key moments in the development of this legacy, based on the combination between tangible and cultural values, and innovation and heritage. The course analyzes the key moments in the development of Italian fashion in relation to Italian culture and society, from its roots in the Renaissance through to the cultural shift of “economic miracle” and modernity in the 20th century, then on the current Made in Italy design and its protagonists compared with the international scenario. Fashion is always a matter of at least three elements: production; representation and consumption. During this course we will stress all of these main issues, helped by on-site visits to museums, fashion industries and craftsmanship laboratories in order to illustrate Italy and particularly Florence’s dominant role in fashion yesterday, today and tomorrow. The course will end with a proposal for a fashion exhibition about Made in Italy, that will be presented to some of the leading Italian textile & fashion museums.
3
ECO2000Introduction to Economics (online)

This course is a survey of the discipline for people taking only one economics course. Historical perspective and major principles of theory are presented. Not to be taken by students who have had or who must take ECO 2013 and 2023. Not applicable to the economics major nor the economics minor.
3
ECO2013Principles of Macroeconomics (online)

This course explores aggregate economics and national income determination, money and monetary theory, present macroeconomic conditions, and aggregative policy alternatives; theory of international trade and the balance of payments; economic growth and development.
3
ECO2023Principles of Microeconomics (online)

This course covers consumption, production, and resource allocations considered from a private and social point of view; microeconomic problems and policy alternatives; economics of inequality and poverty; and comparative economic systems.
3
ENC1101Freshman Composition and Rhetoric

This course includes drafting and writing of expository essays and a journal for a total of 7,000 words. May not be taken by students with credit in ENC 1149. No auditors.
3
ENC2135Research, Genre, and Context

This course focuses on teaching students research skills that allow them to effectively incorporate outside sources in their writing and to compose in a variety of genres for specific contexts.
3
EUH320519th Century Europe

This course is an introduction to key themes and problems in the social, political, and cultural history of Europe from the era of the French Revolution to the outbreak of World War I. Although this is an upper-level course, no prior background in European history is required.
3
EUH3431Modern Italy***

This course traces the development of Italy from the Enlightenment to the present. Discussions concentrate on the major social, political, and intellectual currents, centering on the unification movement, the crisis of the Liberal State, and Fascism.
3
FOL3930Experiments in Modern Language^

This course is for those who have completed through the third semester of Italian language (ITA2220).
3
GEB3213Business Communications

This course is designed to help business students develop the writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills that are necessary for a successful business career.
3
HFT1000Introduction to Hospitality

This course offers an introductory review of the segments, disciplines, career opportunities, and current issues in the hospitality industry.
3
HFT2062International Wine and Culture*

This course provides an introduction to wines of the world with a focus upon the importance to global cultures. Students learn about these regional wines and the interrelationship with their cultures and heritage.
3
HFT4866Wine and Culture*

This course is an introduction to basic wine knowledge that, together with wine tasting, enhances student understanding and appreciation of wine and its place in our culture and heritage. Restricted to students 21 years of age and older. May not be taken as an S/U course.
3
HUM4931Italian Life & Culture***

The course is intended to introduce students to the major issues and themes in Italian history from the second half of the nineteenth century to the present day. We will investigate key issues such as the process of nation-building in the Liberal period; Fascist Italy; the gap between citizens and government; the centrality of the family; Italy in the Cold War; the Economic Miracle; Berlusconis Italy. We will also discuss the changes that have occurred as a result of the combined effect of industrialization, urbanization and secularization. Special emphasis will be given to the role of the South in the construction of an Italian national identity. We will go to an historical café and to a museum.
3
IDS2060Global Engagement (online)

A description is not currently available for this course.
1
IDS2432Political Participation in the 21st Century: From Indigenous Communities to On-Line Democracy

A description is not currently available for this course.
3
IDS3195Vistas on Florence: From Dante to the Big Flood of 1966

A description is not currently available for this course.
3
ITA1120Elementary Italian I

This introductory course gives the student basic grammatical structures to enable speaking, understanding, reading, and writing at the elementary level. May not be taken by native speakers. May not be taken concurrently with ITA 1111, 1121 and/or 2220.
4
ITA1121Elementary Italian II

This course builds upon the students ability to speak, understand, read, and write Italian at an elementary level. May not be taken by native speakers. May not be taken concurrently with ITA 1111, 1120 and/or 2220.
4
ITA2220Reading and Conversation

This course stresses skills in reading and conversational Italian at the second-year level. Readings are supported by discussions of the materials. This course completes the baccalaureate degree requirement. May not be taken concurrently with ITA 1111, 1120 and/or 1121. May not be taken by native speakers.
4
ITA3420Grammar and Composition^

This course presents a review and further study of grammar and idiomatic constructions. Composition practice augments the skills developed.
3
ITT3430Masterpieces of Italian Literature in Translation

After a general overview of Italian history and culture, this course introduces students to a sample of novels, plays, paintings and movies that present key aspects of Italian culture and its achievements. Taught in English.
3
ITT3501Modern Italian Culture: From the Unification to the Present***

This course is an introduction to the cultural developments and sociopolitical changes in modern Italy from the Risorgimento to the formation of a nation. Students examine Fascism's influence on the national culture, as well as consider the contemporary impact of immigration on diversity. Offered in English.
3
ITT3523Italian Cinema

This course offers and introduction to Italian cinema: history, practices, and protagonists. Taught in English.
3
LIT3024Perspectives on the Short Story

This course introduces students to the critical reading of short stories dating from the nineteenth through the twenty-first century. This course teaches students to identify tone, narration, form, theme, characterization, and other formal aspects of short fiction. Students are encouraged to formulate their own interpretation of the works read, based on their developing ability to recognize the decisions each author has made in constructing the text.
3
MAC1105College Algebra

This course is a review of algebraic operations, equations and inequalities; functions and functional notation; graphs; inverse functions; linear, quadratic, rational function; absolute value; radicals; exponential and logarithmic functions; system of equations and inequalities; applications. On the basis of test scores the student may be required to take a community college course before MAC 1105.
3
MGF1106Math for Liberal Arts I

This course covers set theory; symbolic logic; counting principles; permutations and combinations; probability; statistics; geometry; applications and history of mathematics. Recommended background: two years of high school algebra. Course is not intended for students whose programs require precalculus or calculus courses.
3
PSY2012General Psychology

This course is a broad overview covering important psychological principles and findings within the major subfields of psychology, and the basic scientific methods employed. A "bio-psycho-social" approach is emphasized throughout so that all behaviors (including how we think, feel, and act) are discussed in terms of biological, psychological, and social determinants and consequences.
3

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

Money Matters

Program Fees

The FSA program fee is comprehensive and includes a 3 credit hour online course during the summer prior to the program; up to 17 credit hours abroad; housing for the program’s duration; international health insurance; cultural excursions and activities; full-time administrative and academic support; some meals or vouchers (as described for each location); and visas (Florence, Panama, and Valencia). Students who take fewer than 17 credit hours are not entitled to a refund of any fees. The program structure, dates, and fees are dependent upon immigration laws of the host country and are subject to change.

Financial Aid

Almost all sources of Financial aid (Florida Prepaid, Bright Futures, Loans, Grants, VA funding, Scholarships) are applicable toward program fees. Read Understanding the Financial Aid Process for Students Studying Abroad and click the boxes below to learn more about each type of aid.

If you have any questions about Finances, contact the IP Financial Aid Coordinator at IP-financialAid@fsu.edu.

Florida Bright Futures

Florida Bright Futures scholarship funds may be used toward a semester abroad. The Bright Futures Academic Scholarship and Medallion Scholarships will be available for all terms. The Academic scholarship will also include a $300 textbook award for fall and spring only.

The Florida Department of Education website contains additional information concerning eligibility, renewal criteria, appeal processes and legislative updates.

Credit Hours Bright Futures Academic
$213.55 Per Credit Hour
Bright Futures Medallion
$160.16 Per Credit Hour
6 $1281.30 $960.96
7 $1494.85 $1121.12
8 $1708.40 $1281.28
9 $1921.95 $1441.44
10 $2135.50 $1601.60
11 $2349.05 $1761.76
12 $2562.60 $1921.92
13 $2776.15 $2082.08
14 $2989.70 $2242.24
15 $3203.25 $2402.40
16 $3416.80 $2562.56
17 $3630.35 $2722.72
18 $3843.90 $2882.88

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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 complete and submit the summer dormitory form directly 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 $3340.00
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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International Programs Scholarship Opportunities

As a member of the Generation Study Abroad campaign sponsored by the Institute for International Education, Florida State University is committed to the goal of doubling the number of our study abroad participants by 2020. As part of this commitment, International Programs awards an average of $200,000 in scholarships annually to about 100 students.

Current FSU students who have been admitted to an International Program can apply to IP scholarships through the FS4U portal (link below). Before applying, you should review the list of available scholarship opportunities as well as the application process instructions.

Please note: IP scholarships are not available to in-state/out-of-state students currently on the First Year Abroad (FYA) program or First Semester Abroad (FSA) program or those who are directly enrolled at FSU-Panama. Some scholarships may have additional eligibility criteria in addition to what is listed below. Please reference the Scholarship Application Instructions for complete details.

Scholarship Application Deadlines

Program Start Date Scholarship Open Date Scholarship Application Deadline Scholarship Award Decisions Communicated to Applicants
Spring 2020 June 10, 2019 September 11, 2019 Prior to September 25, 2019
Spring Break 2020 September 4, 2019 October 23, 2019 Prior to November 6, 2019
Summer 2020 September 12, 2019 December 4, 2019 Prior to January 15, 2020
Fall 2020 January 6, 2020 April 1, 2020 Prior to May 13, 2020
Spring 2021 April 16, 2020 September 9, 2020 Prior to September 23, 2020

Scholarships Administered by Other FSU Departments

Other departments at FSU also offer their own study abroad scholarship opportunities. You can review the list of scholarships administered by other FSU departments by following the link below.

As a member of the Generation Study Abroad campaign sponsored by the Institute for International Education, Florida State University is committed to the goal of doubling the number of our study abroad participants by 2020. As part of this commitment, International Programs awards an average of $200,000 in scholarships annually to about 100 students.

Current FSU students who have been admitted to an International Program can apply to IP scholarships through the FS4U portal (link below). Before applying, you should review the list of available scholarship opportunities as well as the application process instructions.

Please note: IP scholarships are not available to in-state/out-of-state students currently on the First Year Abroad (FYA) program or First Semester Abroad (FSA) program or those who are directly enrolled at FSU-Panama. Some scholarships may have additional eligibility criteria in addition to what is listed below. Please reference the Scholarship Application Instructions for complete details.

Scholarship Application Deadlines

Program Start Date Scholarship Open Date Scholarship Application Deadline Scholarship Award Decisions Communicated to Applicants
Spring Break 2020 September 4, 2019 October 23, 2019 Prior to November 6, 2019

Scholarships Administered by Other FSU Departments

Other departments at FSU also offer their own study abroad scholarship opportunities. You can review the list of scholarships administered by other FSU departments by following the link below.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Follow the link below for a general listing of  scholarships that may be available for international study. These scholarships are available to both FSU students and Non-FSU students.

Related Materials

External Links

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
Stephanie Tillman
Florida State University
282 Champions Way
University Center Building A
Office Suite A5500
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420
Phone: 850.644.3272
Fax: 850.644.8817
Email: linkage-flcr@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
To be announced

In Partnership with Miami-Dade College
To be announced

FSU Fees

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 2019-2020 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.

Facilities & Equipment Fees (Not Included in Program Fees)

International Programs fees do NOT include Facilities and Equipment Fees, which are assessed each semester for some majors (Medicine, Motion Pictures Arts, Music, Nursing, Fine Arts, Dance, Digital Media Production, etc.) even though you are studying overseas. If you are in one of these colleges/majors, you will be assessed a fee. Details can be found on the Registration Guide, under Fees and Financial Information.

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, January 21, 2020
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 101A Student Life Center
  • Thursday, January 23, 2020
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 101A Student Life Center
  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 101A Student Life Center
  • Tuesday, February 4, 2020
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 101A Student Life Center

Deferment Forms

The online fee deferment is located in the International Programs Student Portal under the Money Matters area. Login here to access the portal.

First Semester Abroad Fee Liability (Including Withdrawal & Refund Policy)

Application Fee

All study abroad applicants are required to submit a non-refundable, non-transferrable $100 application fee in order to have their application reviewed by International Programs.

Commitment Fee

Once admitted to a study abroad program, a nonrefundable $1,500 Commitment Fee is required to confirm your participation in the program. FSU Applicants expecting to receive financial aid including scholarships, grants, and other sources of assistance have the option to submit a legally binding fee deferment form for all or part of the $1,500 commitment fee, with payment of the balance, if any. Non-FSU Students may not defer the Commitment Fee. Students whose offer of admission to Florida State University is rescinded after the commitment fee is paid will not be eligible to participate but remain fee liable for the commitment fee.

Applicants are fee liable for the entire $1,500 commitment fee on the date of receipt of the deferment form, payment of the fee or a combination of both, totaling $1,500.

Early Commitment Discount

Admitted applicants who pay or defer the entire $1,500 commitment fee by the Early Commitment Discount Date will receive a $250 reduction in the overall cost of their program.

Commitment Fee Payment Deadline

Admitted applicants who have not paid or deferred the non-refundable $1,500 commitment fee in full by the published commitment fee payment deadline will be canceled from their program and have no further fee liability. Applicants who apply to a program after the regular commitment fee payment deadline has passed must pay or defer the entire commitment fee to be eligible for admittance to a program.

Full Program Fee

All admitted applicants must pay or defer the full program fee in accordance with the published full payment date in order to avoid being canceled from the program.

  • Admitted applicants who have submitted a written request to cancel from the program by close of business on the full payment due date will be held liable for the $1,500 commitment fee but not the full program fee.
  • Admitted applicants who have not paid or deferred the full program fee or submitted a written request to cancel from the program as of the close of business on the full payment due date will be cancelled from the program and will retain liability for the commitment fee previously paid or deferred.
  • Fully paid or deferred admitted applicants who have submitted a written request to cancel from the program after close of business on the full payment due date will retain liability for the full program fee.

Refunds / Release of Liability of Program Fees

Refunds of program fees/release of liability for program fees will be granted when International Programs cancels a program.

Additionally, refunds of program fees/release of liability for program fees will be granted for student cancellations prior to the start of the program under the following circumstances, upon providing appropriate documentation:

  • Involuntary call to active duty
  • Death of the student or a death in the immediate family (parent, legal guardian, spouse, child, or sibling)

Partial Refunds / Release of Liability of Program Fees

Partial refunds/partial release of fee liability for program fees may be granted in instances of withdrawal prior to the start of the program under the following circumstances, upon providing appropriate documentation:

  • Illness of the student of such a duration or severity that it 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.
  • Exceptional unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of the student, as approved by the International Programs refund committee.
  • Failure to meet or maintain admission requirements, including rescission of admission by the Florida State University Office of Admissions for failure to meet the conditions of one’s admission. Students whose admissions offer to Florida State University is rescinded after the commitment fee is paid remain fee liable for the entire commitment fee amount.

Refund and Release of Liability Policy Details

In evaluating requests, the refund committee considers the timeliness of the notification in relation to the event causing the need for withdrawal and timeliness in relation to the start of the program.

  • Refunds or release of liability cannot be granted, under any circumstances, in instances of withdrawal after a program has begun.
  • In no instance is a refund or release of fee liability request considered if it is after the end of the applicable program or semester, even if the cancellation or withdrawal occurred prior to the start of the program.
  • Applicants who apply and are accepted after published due dates remain liable for fees in accordance with the published dates.

Submitting Cancellations and Refund / Release From Fee Liability Requests

Submit all cancellations and requests for refunds or release from fee liability in writing via email to ip-cancel@fsu.edu. 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

England

A visa is required for US Citizens going to London, England for the following programs: First Year Abroad and Interns. US citizens participating on a program under 6 months does not require a visa except if participating as an intern. 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.

All UK Participants:

  • UK Arrival: You must arrive to London via an international flight in order to have your passport/visa stamped. You CANNOT ARRIVE ON A FLIGHT THAT CONNECTS IN IRELAND, as transit via Ireland will not activate your visa or student entry status.
  • Passport Validity: Participants must hold a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond 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.
  • Non-US Citizens: It is the responsibility of non-US citizens to check with their local consulate to see if a visa is required in order to study abroad in London. Please contact an Immigration Specialist at ip-visas@fsu.edu if a visa is needed. Keep in mind that processing time may exceed 4 weeks and may require additional visa support documents. Depending on the country of citizenship, an IELTs test to show proof of English proficiency may be required. The test costs about $250 and limited locations and times are available. If you are a non-US citizen, proof of financial support may be required 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.

UK Participants Requiring a Visa: International Programs provides support and guidance for the visa application process. US citizens that require a visa to study/intern in the UK will need to go through the UK Visa and Immigration Office. This requires students to send their actual passport to the British Consulate for processing. Processing time takes approximately 3-5 weeks. For this reason, international travel plans may be limited during the months prior to the start of the program.

Full visa requirements and instructions will be provided in a visa packet which will become available to the student via their IP Student Portal 90 days prior to the start date of their program. Please take note of the following important visa requirements:

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 and pay the associated fees on their own. Students will be required to apply through the UK Visa and Immigration Office (UKVI) and send their Passports to the British Consulate. The UKVI visa charge is approximately $480. This fee is not included in the London Program Fee. As of April 2015, the UK has implemented a health surcharge for all visitors over 6 months. Current cost is £450 (about $594). The Health Surcharge is not a medical coverage plan but an additional fee to enter the UK. All students are covered under the health insurance plan provided by International Programs.
  • Biometrics: One of the steps to receive the visa will be to make an appointment for your biometrics screening (finger printing). Please wait to make this appointment until you receive your visa packet from International Programs. 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 in amount of around $13,500 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. Due to the differential agreement, you will not need to submit proof of financial support with your application. Although, if asked for such by the UKVI, you must supply it within a reasonable amount of time. More information will be supplied in the visa packet.

For UK 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 Visa and Immigration Office (UKVI) and send their Passports to the British Consulate. The cost to apply and obtain entry clearance is about $1,100. 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 $286. 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 wait to make this appointment until you receive the Visa Packet provided by International Programs. 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 $1,500. This can be provided from the student or parent. More information provided in the Visa Packet.

Italy

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

All Italy 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.
  • 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 you are a non-US citizen, please contact International Programs at IP-Visas@fsu.edu.

Italy Participants requiring 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 Florence 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. Full visa requirements and instructions will be provided in a “Visa Packet” which will be emailed out to the students. Please take note of the following important visa requirements:

For Spring, Fall, or Interns

  • Financial Support: Proof of financial support in the amount of $4,000 must be supplied in the form of an original recent bank statement, or a notarized letter from the bank from an account either in the student’s or parents’ names. The funds must be shown from a "liquid account"; checking or savings only. Loans are not accepted as financial proof. More information will be supplied in the visa packet.

For First Year Abroad Student ONLY:

  • Financial Support: Proof of financial support in the amount of $12,000 must be supplied in the form of an original recent bank statement, or a notarized letter from the bank from an account either in the student’s or parents’ names. Funds must be shown from a "liquid account"; checking or savings only. Loans are not accepted as financial proof. More information will be supplied in the visa packet.

Republic of Panama

A visa is required for US Citizens going to Panama City, Republic of Panama for the following programs: Fall, Spring, Summer Programs over 90 days, First Year Abroad and Interns participating for over 90 days.

All Panama Participants:

  • 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 us at IP-Visas@fsu.edu.
  • Under 18 Years of Age: Additional visa documentation will be required for participants under the age of 18. Please contact International Programs at IP-Visas@fsu.edu if you are under 18.
  • Passport Validity: A passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of the program is required. The passport must also contain at least 2 empty visa pages. The last three pages of the passport do not count as visa pages.

Panama Participants requiring a visa: 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.

Full visa requirements and instructions will be provided via the IP Student Portal. Please take note of the following important visa requirements:

  • Police Background Check and Apostille Certification: A notarized criminal background check will be required with Apostille Certification. Apostille requirements differ from state to state.

Spain

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

All Spain Participants:

  • 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 you are a non-US citizen, please contact us at IP-Visas@fsu.edu.
  • 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 empty visa pages. The last three pages of the passport do not count as visa pages.
  • Under 18 Years Old: Additional visa documentation will be required for participants under the age of 18. Please contact International Programs at IP-Visas@fsu.edu if you are under 18.

Spain Participants requiring 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. Full visa requirements and instructions on how to apply will be provided in a “Visa Packet”. All visa packets will be emailed to the students. Please take note of the following important visa requirements according to program:

For Spring, Fall, or Interns

  • Financial Support: Proof of financial support in the amount of $2,600 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 or parents’ names. The funds must be shown from a "liquid account"; checking or savings only. More information will be supplied in the visa packet.

For First Year Abroad Students ONLY:

  • FBI Background Check: All students are required to obtain a recent FBI background check. Do not start the background check until prompted. More information will be supplied in the visa packet.
  • Financial Support: Proof of financial support in the amount of $7,800 must be supplied in the form of financial aid award letters or a recent bank statement from the student or their parents/legal guardians. The funds must be shown from a “liquid account”; checking or savings only. More information will be supplied in the visa packet.

Important Dates & Documents

Fall FSA 2020
Applications Open*Thursday, January 30, 2020 $100.00
Early Commitment DiscountWednesday, April 01, 2020
FSA Application DeadlineFriday, May 01, 2020
Commitment Fee DueFriday, May 01, 2020$1,500.00
Fall Full Payment DueWednesday, June 10, 2020
IPre-Depart (Orientation) Meeting Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - Wednesday, June 24, 2020

*Early application is advisable as program enrollment is limited and acceptances are offered on a rolling basis. If you are a Pathways student, please adhere to the Office of Admissions deadline provided in your Pathways offer letter.

**All admitted applicants must pay the non-refundable commitment fee by the due date to reserve a spot on the program. If you are ready to commit early, you can earn a $250 discount off your program fee by paying the commitment fee by the discount date.

Documents

Health & Safety

For sixty years, Florida State University's International Programs has been committed to providing a rewarding academic and cultural experience that enriches the lives of our students. Our highest priority is and always has been the welfare and security of our students.

Program directors maintain contact with our Tallahassee office, local authorities, and United States officials, both at home and abroad. Each program holds meetings with students in which safety procedures and precautions are detailed and regularly re-emphasized. Each program has an Emergency Plan which includes details about local health care facilities, meeting points and procedures, and contingency plans and funds should it ever become necessary to evacuate our students.

Students are reminded to inform International Programs of the details of their independent travel details via our online travel form, heed US State Department travel advisories, and take relevant emergency and US Embassy/Consulate contact information with them.

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 in a safe and secure learning environment.

Insurance

International Programs Insurance

All International Programs fees include international medical and evacuation insurance coverage through Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI). A link to our policy is provided below. The coverage will be effective for participants from the day the program starts until the day the program ends. Please note: this policy is NOT intended to replace your domestic coverage. For more information, visit studentinsurance.fsu.edu.

Travel Insurance Information

FSU International Programs encourages program participants to consider purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance comes in many forms and can protect you in case you need to change your travel plans due to unforeseen circumstances. The coverage ranges from help with lost baggage to delay in flight plans to trip cancellation.

Travel insurance that covers fees associated with changing your airfare plans is especially helpful for those attending programs that require entry or student visas. Immigration approval can take months with regulations changing often that can cause the need to delay or cancel flight plans. Often airfare arrangements are non-refundable or cannot be changed without fee penalties. Certain types of trip cancellation insurance will reimburse you the cost of your airfare or penalty fees. Travel Insurance must cover failure to obtain visa.

You may wish to begin researching travel insurance and trip cancellation policies by using the Travel Insurance Review website. Their Travel Insurance 101: The Complete Guide to Travel Insurance section is particularly helpful for those just beginning their research. They also have a section that allows you to compare different policies.

Travel Resources

University Policies & Resources

Clery Act

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: