Welcome, Faculty Members
Florida State University International Programs is proud to offer the opportunity to teach abroad. This incredible experience allows faculty
members to immerse themselves in foreign cultures, engage their students in hands-on learning experiences, and gain personal and professional
rewards from their time abroad.
International Programs offers year-round study abroad programs at four study centers located in: London, England; Florence, Italy; Panama City,
Republic of Panama; and Valencia, Spain. Faculty members have the option of applying for a fall, spring, spring break, or summer session in one of
these four locations. There is also a multitude of curriculum-focused, or major-focused, programs offered in many other places throughout the world
during the summer.
Faculty members who teach abroad with International Programs are respected around the world and continually embrace teaching in locations that
bring learning to life. During a study abroad program, the foreign city transforms into the classroom; faculty members have the opportunity to
teach highly motivated students in unique and small learning environments. International Programs’ faculty members are leaders in their fields:
the innovators, the experts. They bring with them a passion for their subject that cannot be matched, one that is highlighted even further by
the diverse, culturally rich locations that International Programs offers. These faculty members serve as instructors, mentors, and guides,
challenging students to become globally aware citizens during this life changing experience.
As faculty members repeatedly return to teach in foreign locations, they become more familiar with those places: where to buy the best gelato in
Florence, how to navigate the London Underground with ease, and how to order paella in Valencia using Spanish. Faculty members also develop
strong rapport with local experts in their fields to create unique opportunities for guest speakers, which further enhance students’ learning
experiences. Through these relationships, faculty members and students can immerse themselves in the local community and begin to delve into the
culture of their host city.
The prestigious team of International Programs’ faculty members includes published authors, world-renowned performers, and scholars who have
presented nationally and internationally in their areas of expertise. Awards and titles received by former International Programs faculty members
include, but are not limited to: Distinguished Research Professors, Distinguished Teachers, Presidents and Provost’s Named Professorships, Poet
Laureate, and the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professors Award.