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Why wait to start your FSU career when you can study abroad now?

Did you apply to attend Florida State University for the Summer or Fall semester but received an offer of admission for the Spring semester instead?

Are you ready to become a ‘Nole now? You don’t need to wait until Spring! You can enroll as a Florida State student this Fall* through the International Programs First Semester Abroad (FSA) Pathway Program. You may choose one of four exciting locations: London, England; Florence, Italy, Panama City, Panama; or Valencia, Spain.

We place great emphasis on ensuring your progress toward graduation will not be impeded by participating in this program. Classes you take can meet requirements of the Liberal Studies program, your minor, and perhaps even for your major. (Those intending to major in the sciences must choose the London, Panama City or Valencia locations.) Other academic benefits include small classes, personal attention from your faculty members, and courses that incorporate local academic, historical and cultural resources into the fabric of student learning.

*A condition of the FSA Pathway Program is that you must enroll in an online course, Global Foundations, being offered by International Programs during the Summer C 2018 semester (June 25-August 3, 2018). After successful completion of this course (grade of C or better), you would then study abroad for the Fall 2018 semester and then return to main campus (Tallahassee) for the Spring 2019 semester.

Each site abroad has a local staff of professionals who provide support and services to help you address the challenges of university life abroad. Our facilities, programs and excursions provide an environment conducive to academic achievement as well as social and personal development. In addition, Bright Futures and Florida Prepaid can be applied towards FSA program fees, as can other forms of financial aid.

For more information, please contact Lauren Schoenberger or Betty Seymour in the International Programs office, phone (850) 644-3272, toll free (800) 374-8581. There is limited space available for this program, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. The Office of Admissions deadline to select this pathway option is April 16th. We hope to have you as a part of the Florida State family through the FSA Pathway Program.

Program Sessions

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

CodeLocationTermStart DateEnd DateFeeApply
PS04PanamaFall 201808/22/1812/15/18$11,925.00
FS04FlorenceFall 201808/30/1812/13/18$12,975.00
LS04LondonFall 201808/30/1812/13/18$13,490.00
VS04ValenciaFall 201808/30/1812/13/18$12,995.00

Program Description

Academic Program Requirement

Students studying abroad during the Fall or Spring semester must enroll in a class with a prefix of ITA, ITT, ARH, EUH, HUM, or enroll in IFS 2099.

Housing

Program housing is apartment-style within a twenty minute walk of the study center. Apartments are shared double and triple-occupancy bedrooms, with full bathrooms, TV, phone, living room with individual study desks, and a utility kitchen. Other amenities include a large fully equipped common kitchen, free laundry facilities, wi-fi, and a lovely spacious garden. If these spaces are filled, students will be housed in comparable accommodations within central Florence. Overnight guests are not allowed in program housing. Please click here for a listing of recommended hotels in Florence.

Weather

The weather in your location, just as anywhere, is variable, especially if your program lasts a semester or longer. We encourage you to do your own research about weather patterns, both in your location and those to which you plan to travel independently. You may wish to view historical monthly weather details, provided by sites such as AccuWeather. On their site, you can enter your location in the search field at the top of the page, select ‘Month’ from the tabs across the top, and then scroll back through the months or select a prior month and year from the dropdown options.

Italian Studies Minor

The Italian Studies Florence Center Minor is meant to enhance the student’s academic experience in Italy. The minor is built around residency in Florence, but can be pursued before and after it as well: 15 credits are required, 9 of which must be earned in Florence. Students may choose from various disciplines in Italian Studies. Consult the FSU Bulletin and contact International Programs for formal declaration of the minor.

Excursions & Group Activities

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

  • Overnight Excursions

    Rome excursion visiting Colosseum, the Forum, Catacombs, St. Peter’s, the Sistine Chapel, and Vatican Museum; Venice excursion with private ferry along the Grand Canal, guided visit to St. Mark’s Basilica, Gallerie dell’Accademia Museum, and Peggy Guggenheim contemporary art collection

  • Day Excursions

    Orvieto excursion exploring the village of Cività di Bagnoregio; Pisa and Lucca excursion visiting the cathedral complex, the leaning tower, the well-preserved walls, and Guinigi tower; medieval Tuscan hill towns excursion visiting the Etruscan village of Volterra and San Gimignano with its medieval towers; Siena excursion visiting the Civic Palace, Cathedral and Opera museums, and Piazza del Campo

  • Class Excursions

    Uffizi, Academia, Palazzo Vecchio, as well as churches, archaeological sites, and historical locations

  • Other Activities

    • Spring art show when students display their work publicly
    • Lectures, films, visits to local artisans, food and wine tasting, soccer tournaments, student talent show, FSU participation in annual Run for Life

Program Fees

Include:

  • All registration fees
  • Instructional costs for up to 17 credit hours (fall); instructional costs for the summer 2018 course, Global Foundations
  • Welcome orientation
  • Housing
  • Meal vouchers per week while school is in session, each worth approximately 5 Euros (10 in fall/spring; 7 in each 5 or 6 week summer session)
  • Group meals including welcome dinner, dinner on group trips, Carnival dinner, "Last Supper"
  • Program-planned excursions/group activities
  • Full-time academic support
  • Health insurance
  • Entry visa for any program over 90 days in length
  • 24/7 student support
  • International student ID card
  • IP T-shirt
  • Travel water bottle, luggage tag, and luggage strap

Do Not Include:

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

British Studies Minor

The British Studies Minor enhances and focuses a student’s program in Britain. It requires 15 credits, 9 of which must be earned in London. Students choose from various disciplinary perspectives on British Studies. Consult the FSU Bulletin and contact International Programs for formal minor declaration.

Housing

Students live in shared flats that feature fully equipped kitchens, furnished living areas, wi-fi and cable, and great views of the bustling Great Russell Street. Just below the flats, students have 24-hour secure access to the library, computer labs, laundry facilities, student lounge, classrooms, and administrative offices through the corridor that links the buildings. This set-up allows students the flexibility to make quick work of class assignments whenever they like, as well as have easy access to the student lounge for movie night. If these spaces are filled, students will be housed in comparable accommodations within central London. Overnight guests are not allowed in program housing. For a list of hotels near the campus, please click here.

Weather

The weather in your location, just as anywhere, is variable, especially if your program lasts a semester or longer. We encourage you to do your own research about weather patterns, both in your location and those to which you plan to travel independently. You may wish to view historical monthly weather details, provided by sites such as AccuWeather. On their site, you can enter your location in the search field at the top of the page, select ‘Month’ from the tabs across the top, and then scroll back through the months or select a prior month and year from the dropdown options.

Excursions & Group Activities

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

  • Overnight Excursions

    Edinburgh and St. Andrews, Bruges and Ypres, Bath and South Wales, Yorkshire, Cornwall, Stonehenge, Liverpool, and North Wales

  • Day Excursions

    Harry Potter Studios, St. Albans, Hampton Court Palace and Windsor, Cambridge, Oxford, Brighton, and Stratford-upon-Avon

  • London Excursions

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

  • Class Excursions

    British Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Modern, and the Churchill War Rooms

  • 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, high tea at the National Gallery
    • Opportunity to participate in the Scholar of the Semester program
    • St. Patrick’s Day celebration, events for charity, movie nights, pub quizzes, and more

Program Fees

Include:

  • All registration fees
  • Instructional costs for up to 17 credit hours (fall); instructional costs for the summer 2018 course, Global Foundations
  • Welcome orientation
  • Housing
  • Continental breakfast on class days
  • Weekly pizza dinner at the study center
  • Special group meals
  • West End and Off West End Theatre performance
  • Program-planned excursions including 2 weekend trips within the UK (fall/spring)
  • Full-time academic support
  • 24/7 student support, including staff who live on-site
  • Health insurance
  • Scheduled group airport pick-up
  • London transport pass
  • International student ID card
  • IP and London Study Centre t-shirts
  • Travel water bottle, luggage tag, and luggage strap

Do Not Include:

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

Academic Program Requirement

Students studying abroad during the Fall or Spring semester must enroll in a Spanish language course or a Latin American History class

Housing

Students will be housed in either local dormitories or in shared accommodations within a 30-minute walk to the main campus building. Shuttles are available during weekdays and run on a schedule. Overnight guests are not allowed in program housing. For a list of hotels in Panama City, please click here.

A selection of small restaurants and a convenience store make 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.

Weather

The weather in your location, just as anywhere, is variable, especially if your program lasts a semester or longer. We encourage you to do your own research about weather patterns, both in your location and those to which you plan to travel independently. You may wish to view historical monthly weather details, provided by sites such as AccuWeather. On their site, you can enter your location in the search field at the top of the page, select ‘Month’ from the tabs across the top, and then scroll back through the months or select a prior month and year from the dropdown options.

Excursions & Group Activities

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

  • 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 Visitors 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 summer 2018 course, Global Foundations
  • Welcome orientation
  • Housing
  • Program-planned excursions/group activities
  • Full-time academic support
  • 24/7 student support
  • Entry visa for any program over 90 days in length
  • Health insurance
  • Scheduled group airport pick-up
  • International student ID card
  • IP t-shirt
  • Travel water bottle, luggage tag, and luggage strap

Do Not Include:

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

Academic Program Requirements

Students studying abroad during the Fall or Spring semester must enroll in a class with a prefix of SPN, SPT, SPW, ANT, EUH, HUM, or enroll in IFS 2099.

Iberian Studies Minor

The Iberian Studies Valencia Center Minor enhances and provides focus to a student’s program in Spain. The minor is built around the Valencia residency, but can be pursued before and after it as well: 15 credits are required (to include at least two disciplines), of which 9 credits must be taken in Valencia. Students may choose from various Iberian Studies disciplines. Consult the FSU Bulletin and contact International Programs for formal declaration of the minor.

Housing

Accommodations feature the latest technology, including a computer lab, library, and wi-fi throughout the common areas, classrooms, and apartments. Students live in shared rooms in fully equipped apartments complete with kitchens, lounge space, and TVs. The center offers 24/7 front desk coverage and free laundry facilities. If these spaces are filled, students will be housed in comparable accommodations within central Valencia. Overnight guests are not allowed in program housing. For a list of hotels near the campus, please click here.

Weather

The weather in your location, just as anywhere, is variable, especially if your program lasts a semester or longer. We encourage you to do your own research about weather patterns, both in your location and those to which you plan to travel independently. You may wish to view historical monthly weather details, provided by sites such as AccuWeather. On their site, you can enter your location in the search field at the top of the page, select ‘Month’ from the tabs across the top, and then scroll back through the months or select a prior month and year from the dropdown options.

Excursions & Group Activities

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

  • Overnight Excursions

    Madrid excursion visiting El Prado Museum and surrounding locations of Toledo, Segovia, Salamanca or Alcalá de Hernares; Barcelona excursion visiting the Dalí Museum and Sagrada Familia; Andalucía excursion visiting Granada’s Alhambra, Sevilla, Córdoba and flamenco activities; Pyrenees excursion with river water activities, medieval castles, monasteries, mountain activities

  • Day Excursions/Valencia Excursions

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

  • Class Excursions

    Valencia Court, local archaeology sites, historical landmarks, local markets, theaters, operas

  • Other Activities

    • Weekly activities including: sports events, exchange conversation meetings, tours, food tasting, group dinners, and special events
    • Club de Español weekly events for total immersion in the Spanish language
    • Classes integrated in the local Universidad Politécnica de Valencia and Universidad Católica with access to state of-the-art labs
    • Lectures and demonstrations by Spanish professionals in various fields of work
    • Las Fallas celebration

Program Fees

Include:

  • All registration fees
  • Instructional costs for up to 17 credit hours (fall); instructional costs for the summer 2018 course, Global Foundations
  • Welcome orientation
  • Housing
  • Breakfast on class days (fall/spring)
  • 4 meal vouchers per week while school is in session (each worth approximately 7 Euros)
  • Program-planned excursions/group activities
  • Full-time academic support
  • 24/7 student support, including staff who live on-site
  • Health insurance
  • Entry visa for any program over 90 days in length
  • Scheduled group airport pick-up
  • International student ID card
  • IP t-shirt
  • Travel water bottle, luggage tag, and luggage strap

Do Not Include:

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

Courses

Use the Course Search Tool to learn which general education area or graduation requirements our courses may meet.

If you would like to speak with an International Programs advisor about study abroad programs and courses, visit our office during drop-in advising hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12:30-2:30pm. You can also contact Mary Melton at mmelton@fsu.edu to make an appointment.

FS04-9-18: Fall 2018
CourseTitleCredits
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
ARH3150Art & Archaeology of Ancient Italy

This course is a survey of Italian art and archaeology including early Italy, the Etruscans, and Rome with reference to the major monuments, works, and archaeological evidence.
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 exciting 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
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 and 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
COM3310Communication Research Methods

This course is an introduction to communication research methods. It examines survey, experimental, observational, and content analysis methods. Philosophy of science, research design, measurement, sampling, data collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting. Please note: For this course to count toward the major, students must apply for and be admitted to the School of Communication.
3
COM3930Spec Topics In Comm: Fashion 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
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
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 Languages*

May be repeated to a maximum of nine (9) semester hours.
3
HFT1000Introduction to Hospitality (online)

This course offers an introductory review of the segments, disciplines, career opportunities, and current issues in the hospitality industry. This course is offered online.
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
IFS2098Global Engagement (online) (required of all freshmen)

Study your study-abroad country through first-hand encounters and engagement. The coursework gives you the opportunity to study your country's unique customs, values, and traditions and compare it with your own through actively participating in cultural experiences. In addition to weekly reflective assignments, the course will ask you to choose a specific custom to report on such as looking at race and social class through the football and cricket sporting cultures in England or the significance of the patriarchal society through the courtship dances in Italy. (This course is required of all freshmen.)
1
IFS2099On-Line Democracy to World Governance

The central issue of the course is the ancient political question: how can we live together? During classes we shall examine evidence from different contexts: examples of local participatory democracy within indigenous groups throughout the world; the use of digital platforms for consultation, political deliberation, mobilization in both developed and developing countries; top-down policy programs for inclusion and participation. Students will learn how to engage with various sources through a variety of approaches: network analysis, policy analysis, participant observation and interviews; also, they will exercise on how to produce articulated and sound texts on their researches. (While the course topics include 'online democracy' this class is taught face-to-face in Florence.) This course satisfies the Liberal Studies Social Sciences requirement.
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
ITT3500Italian Culture & Civilization: From Origins to the Age of Romanticism

This course is an introduction to artistic, intellectual, social, and political trends in Italy from pre-Roman times to the Age of Romanticism with specific reference to Medieval and Renaissance Italy as a center of culture in Europe. Offered 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
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
MGF1106Mathematics 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
LS04-9-18: Fall 2018
CourseTitleCredits
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
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
IFS2098Global Engagement (Online) (required of all freshmen)

Study your study-abroad country through first-hand encounters and engagement. The coursework gives you the opportunity to study your country's unique customs, values, and traditions and compare it with your own through actively participating in cultural experiences. In addition to weekly reflective assignments, the course will ask you to choose a specific custom to report on such as looking at race and social class through the football and cricket sporting cultures in England or the significance of the patriarchal society through the courtship dances in Italy. (This course is required of all freshmen.)
1
IFS2099Please Please Me

The central issue of the course is the ancient political question: how can we live together? During classes we shall examine evidence from different contexts: examples of local participatory democracy within indigenous groups throughout the world; the use of digital platforms for consultation, political deliberation, mobilization in both developed and developing countries; top-down policy programs for inclusion and participation. Students will learn how to engage with various sources through a variety of approaches: network analysis, policy analysis, participant observation and interviews; also, they will exercise on how to produce articulated and sound texts on their researches. (While the course topics include 'online democracy' this class is taught face-to-face in Florence.)
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
LIT2081Contemporary Literature

This course covers poetry, fiction, drama from WWI to the present. For beginning students.
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
PGY2100cPhotography 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
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
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
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
THE3061Introduction to Theatre in London

This introductory course is designed to acquaint students with the components of the theatrical experience as they relate specifically to current dramaturgy and stagecraft in London. It is to be offered only at The Florida State University London Study Center. It should be viewed as a companion class to THE 2000 Introduction to Theatre, for majors and nonmajors, but may be taken independently. It makes use of the theatrical resources in the city of London, including attendance at leading theatres, backstage tours, and lectures by prominent theatre artists.
3
PS04-9-18: Fall 2018
CourseTitleCredits
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
AMH2020History of the U.S. Since 1877

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
ART2003CContemporary Art Scholarship and Practice

This course provides an introduction to the theories and creative processes that propel contemporary art and design. The course studies a wide range of media and methods used by visual artists and designers to create meaning in their images, objects, and experiences. Offered to all non-art majors.
3
AST1002Planets, Stars, and 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
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
CHM1020Chemistry for Liberal Studies

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

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
CLP4182Addictive Behaviors

This course addresses the broad concept of "addiction," emphasizing substance use problems, but touching on other gratifying compulsive behaviors such as overeating, gambling, and certain sexual deviations. Critical thinking about the available theoretical, empirical and popular literature as well as relevant public policy is the focus.
3
CPO2002Introduction to Comparative Government and 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
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
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
IFS2098Global Engagement (Online) (required of all freshmen)

Study your study-abroad country through first-hand encounters and engagement. The coursework gives you the opportunity to study your country's unique customs, values, and traditions and compare it with your own through actively participating in cultural experiences. In addition to weekly reflective assignments, the course will ask you to choose a specific custom to report on such as looking at race and social class through the football and cricket sporting cultures in England or the significance of the patriarchal society through the courtship dances in Italy. (This course is required of all freshmen.)
1
IFS2099Finding Ecofriendly Solutions for Global Sustainable Economic Growth (Natural Science)

This course will discuss the major past environmental, economic and social changes leading to the current development of the green chemistry concept, making critical evaluations of the existing literature on the impact of this operational model in the environment and human well-being, as well as to develop skills in the students for discerning alternatives for innovative green business opportunities from the diversified commercialization of ecofriendly chemical products. Fulfills Liberal Studies Natural Sciences requirement.
3
IFS2131Central American Cinema

This course gives an overview of Central American Cinema and provides the student with an opportunity to understand and apply basic film analysis tools as well as to understand the socio-political and cultural contexts under which films from six different countries of the region were produced. This course is taught in English.
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
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
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.
2
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
MGF1107Practical Finite Math

This course has a recommended background of two years of high school algebra. Topics include financial mathematics; linear and exponential growth; numbers and number systems; history of mathematics; elementary number theory; voting techniques; graph theory; game theory; geometry; and computer applications.
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
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
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
WOH1023World History 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
WOH1030World History 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
VS04-9-18: Fall 2018
CourseTitleCredits
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
IFS2098Global Engagement (Online) (required of all freshmen)

Study your study-abroad country through first-hand encounters and engagement. The coursework gives you the opportunity to study your country's unique customs, values, and traditions and compare it with your own through actively participating in cultural experiences. In addition to weekly reflective assignments, the course will ask you to choose a specific custom to report on such as looking at race and social class through the football and cricket sporting cultures in England or the significance of the patriarchal society through the courtship dances in Italy. (This course is required of all freshmen.)
1
IFS2099Crossing the Atlantic: Hemingway in Spain; Lorca in Americas

Federico García Lorca and Ernest Hemingway are two of the most internationally recognized literary and cultural figures of the 20th century. That is, not only are they viewed with great interest and even division and controversy in their birth countries of Spain and the United States respectively, but they continue to cast a long shadow across the globe and especially over the Atlantic. Furthermore, not only did each of these two compelling figures leave a deep footprint in the other´s country, but they were also influenced and greatly inspired by the socio-cultural patrimony of the other´s homeland. By studying and analyzing Lorca in America and Hemingway in Spain students will explore an inter-cultural journey that reaches the core of how many Spaniards view America and how many Americans view Spain to this day. In this course we will engage, explore and envision Lorca in America and Hemingway in Spain within the enriching comparative context regarding a number of points of analysis: socio-cultural identity and customs, the environment, ethnicity, sexual identity, religion, geography, the artistic merit versus the ethical complexities of the bullfight, human rights and the cruelties of warfare. This course satisfies the Liberal Studies Humanities and Cultural Practice requirement.
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.
2
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
SPN3350Spanish for Heritage Speakers

This course offers intensive Spanish for heritage speakers who have had little or no formal training in the language. Writing skills are emphasized over oral communication.
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
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

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

Money Matters

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

Please review Understanding the Financial Aid Process for Students Studying Abroad to explore a range of issues for students who anticipate receiving any type of financial assistance. This is a document created just for FSU IP students and families, with step-by-step guidance for the process.

Florida Bright Futures

Florida Bright Futures scholarship funds may be used toward a semester abroad. The Bright Futures Academic Scholarship is available for all terms. The Academic scholarship will also include a $300 textbook award for fall and spring only. The Bright Futures Medallion Scholarship will not be available for the summer terms.

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 $1601.16
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 $2772.72
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 $3310.00
2 $230.16 $69.46 Per Term**
3 $345.24 $104.19
4 $460.32 $138.92
5 $575.40 $173.65
6 $690.48 $208.38
7 $805.56 $243.11
8 $920.64 $277.84
9 $1035.72 $312.57
10 $1150.80 $347.30
11 $1265.88 $382.03
12 $1380.96 $416.76
13 $1496.04 $451.49
14 $1611.12 $486.22
15 $1726.20 $520.95
  • * Please note the above tuition and fees are subject to change at any time.
  • ** Contact FPP for authorization instructions to use dorm account during a summer term: 850-309-1660 ext. 4134

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Scholarship & Discount Opportunities

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

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

The following 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 and those who are directly enrolled at FSU-Panama.

Psychology In London Scholarship

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

Brooks Rogers Memorial Scholarship

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

Generation Study Abroad Critical Language Scholarship

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

Generation Study Abroad First Generation College Student Scholarship

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

Generation Study Abroad International Programs Achievement Scholarship

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

Generation Study Abroad International Programs Anniversary Scholarship

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

Generation Study Abroad STEM Student Scholarship

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

Other International Programs Scholarship Opportunities

Minority Scholarship

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

Spring Break Scholarship

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

William Cullen Klein Memorial Scholarship

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

Scholarship Application Deadlines

Term Deadline
Spring 2018 September 6, 2017
Spring Break 2018 November 1, 2017
Summer 2018 December 6, 2017
Fall 2018 April 4, 2018

Scholarships Administered by Other FSU Departments

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

Ada Belle Winthrop-King Scholarships

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

Audrey Wilson Florence Travel Scholarships

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

Bess Ward Honors Thesis Award

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

The College of Arts & Sciences Study Abroad Scholarship

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

College of Social Work

Additional program-specific scholarships are available from the College of Social Work.

Global Sport Management Scholarship

Florida State University Sport Management undergraduate majors participating in the London Global Sport Management program may apply for the Global Sport Management Scholarship. Apply through the Sport Management Department. Contact the the Department at sportmanagement@fsu.edu to request an application.

National Science Foundation - Diversity Scholarship (Chiriqui, Panama)

Students applying to the Tropical Behavioral Ecology Program (CQ01-6-17) are eligible to apply for an additional scholarship provided through the NSF. Please follow the link to apply.

Scholarship List

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

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi annually awards 100 grants of $1,000 each to selected undergraduate students seeking support for study abroad. The best part is that applicants do NOT have to be a member of Phi Kappa Phi (more information available on the scholarship's website).

GoEuro European Study Abroad Scholarship

GoEuro awards three study abroad scholarships worth up to 2000 euros. For more information, please visit the GoEuro website.

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

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

Florida-France Linkage Institute

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

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

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

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

Co-Directors

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

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

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

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 2017-2018 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, September 11, 2018
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Financial Aid Workshop (Confirmed) 101A Student Life Center
  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Financial Aid Workshop (Confirmed) 101A Student Life Center
  • Tuesday, October 2, 2018
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Financial Aid Workshop (Confirmed) 101A Student Life Center
  • Thursday, October 4, 2018
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Financial Aid Workshop (Confirmed) 101A Student Life Center
  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Financial Aid Workshop (Confirmed) 101A Student Life Center
  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Financial Aid Workshop (Confirmed) 101A Student Life Center
  • Thursday, October 18, 2018
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Financial Aid Workshop (Confirmed) 101A Student Life Center
  • Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Financial Aid Workshop (Confirmed) 101A Student Life Center
  • Thursday, November 15, 2018
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Financial Aid Workshop (Confirmed) 101A Student Life Center

Deferment Forms

General Program Fee Liability (Including Withdrawal & Refund Policy)

Application Fee

The $100 application fee is nonrefundable.

Confirmation Deposit

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

Full Program Fee

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

Refunds of Program Fees

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

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

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

Partial Refunds of Program Fees

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

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

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

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

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

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

Visa Information

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. If a visa is required, the processing times may take longer than 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 cost about $250 and limited locations and times are available. If you are a non-US citizen, please contact Tina Brooks, an immigration officer, at IP-Visas@fsu.edu.

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

Full visa requirements and instructions will be provided in a visa packet which will be emailed to the student. 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 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 $500. 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 £225 (about $300). 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 $15,000 must be supplied in the form of original financial aid award letters, an original recent bank statement, or a notarized letter from the bank for an account either in the student’s or parents’ names. (The funds must be liquid and must be shown in financial aid or checking/savings. Retirement, stocks or bonds will not be accepted). You must show that you or your parents have held the required money for a consecutive 28-day period (finishing on the date of the closing balance) ending no more than one month before your application. More information will be supplied in the visa packet.

For London Intern Participants:

  • Visa Fee: London Intern participants will receive visa support but the nature of the application process requires students to apply on their own. Students will be required to apply through BUNAC and the UK 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 $200. 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 $2,500. 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 in a "Visa Packet". All visa packets will be emailed to the students. 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. More information will be provided in the Visa Packet.

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 $2,000 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 requiredto 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 $6,000 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

FSA Pathway - Important Dates
FSA Application Deadline May 1, 2018* $100
FSA Confirmation Deposit Deadline May 1, 2018* $1,500
Fall Full Payment Due June 13, 2018
IPre-Depart (Orientation) Mandatory Meeting June 21 and 22, 2018

*After the deadline has passed, applications may be accepted on a space available basis. Please contact our office at (850) 644-3272 or (800) 374-8581.

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

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: