Noted as one of the world’s leading international financial centers, Hong Kong provides students a unique learning experience in a dynamic business hub centered in the Asia/Pacific region. Forbes ranks Hong Kong as the 3rd most influential city in the world after London and New York, and by 2040, the Chinese economy will reach $123 trillion, or nearly three times the economic output of the entire globe. The International Monetary Fund forecasts China’s economy will grow by 7.7% this year and China has replaced Japan as the world’s second-largest economy. These things make Hong Kong an exciting, fast-paced, and dynamic location for Business students to gain international experience.
All internships are full-time and unpaid. All interns are interviewed and assigned a placemet prior to departure for Hong Kong. Specific placements are not and cannot be guaranteed.
This program is open to all degree-seeking FSU students.
Other areas of placement may be considered after consultation wit the in-country placement team.
Thank you for your interest in participating in an FSU International Programs internship program. Internships are an opportunity for students to gain experience within a field of study and career interests. Most of all, you can gain valuable and transferrable professional and personal development skills, all while receiving academic credit. Please note all internships are unpaid.
What do I need to get started?
Do your research. Meet with your academic advisor to determine if an internship abroad fits into your academic map. Speak with the IP Internship Coordinator about your interests, career goals, and placement opportunities. Visit our office during drop-in academic advising hours on Wednesdays from 1:00-4:00pm or contact the IP Internship Coordinator at IP-Intern@fsu.edu. FSU students can make an appointment via Campus Connect.
Apply. After doing your research and finding the perfect program, it’s time to submit an online application (accessed from the relevant program page) for the international program of your choice. Internship abroad programs have a $250 non-refundable application fee.
Commit to participate. Being admitted to a program was only the beginning of your international journey. Your participation is not confirmed until you have paid or deferred the non-refundable Commitment Fee. Failure to pay or defer the commitment fee by the published due date will result in cancellation from the program. Before committing, you should review all relevant program information (dates, courses, visa requirements, fee liability, etc.) available on the program page and in the International Programs Student Portal.
Review the Internship flowchart for additional information and instructions.
We understand financial considerations heavily influence study abroad decisions. The International Programs Financial Team hosts financial aid workshops and can answer financial aid questions during in-person advising appointments or via email: IP-FinancialAid@fsu.edu.
Instead of main campus tuition, participants pay an international program fee that typically includes instructional costs for a set number of IP credit hours, housing abroad during the program dates, international health insurance coverage, plus excursions & group activities. Each program fee is listed on the garnet Description tab of the program page, along with the specific expenses that are/are not included.
The program fee is split into two payments: a non-refundable ‘commitment fee’ followed by a second ‘full payment’ deadline to pay the remaining balance of the program fee. Check the garnet Dates & Docs tab of the program page for specific payment due dates. To make a payment, click here. Always review the cancellation & fee liability policy for your program before making a payment or deferment.
Almost all sources of Financial aid (Florida Prepaid, Bright Futures, Loans, Grants, VA funding, Scholarships) are applicable toward program fees. Click the boxes below and review the IP Financial Aid Handbook to learn more about financial aid for studying abroad, including the fee deferment process that allows those receiving financial aid to delay paying a portion of their program fee until the beginning of their program, when most financial aid will have disbursed. A deferment does not reduce your balance owed, it only changes the due date.
For information about the 1098-T form, click here.
Florida Prepaid (FPP) tuition and local fees and/or dorm benefits may be used to pay International Programs fees.
To use a Florida Prepaid dorm account during the summer term, the purchaser of the Prepaid account must contact Florida Prepaid and complete the steps required to authorize use of the summer dorm plan for studying abroad. All other plans will be billed by FSU without additional authorization.
|# of Credits Enrolled||FPP Tuition||FPP Local Fees*||Dorm Rate|
|Program Start Date||Scholarship Open Date||Scholarship Application Deadline||Scholarship Award Decisions Communicated to Applicants|
|Summer 2024||November 1, 2023||December 31, 2023||Prior to January 17, 2024|
|Fall 2024||January 10, 2024||April 24, 2024||Prior to May 22, 2024|
|Spring 2025||April 29, 2024||September 4, 2024||Prior to September 18, 2024|
Florida State assesses a technology fee which is NOT included in the International Programs fee. The technology fee rate for 2021-2022 is assessed at $5.25 per credit hour for all students, regardless of location of study.
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.'
The world is within your reach! Talk with a member of IP's Finances Team to learn how your financial aid can help you have a study abroad experience of a lifetime!
Join us for a virtual information session, register below! Or request a meeting by contacting IP-FinancialAid@fsu.edu. Be sure to follow us on social media @fsuip for updates.
The online fee deferment is located in the International Programs Student Portal under the Money Matters area. Login here to access the portal.
If FSU International Programs cancels a Study Abroad Portion of a program after the start of the term due to causes beyond the control of FSU International Programs, including, but not limited to, acts of God; natural disasters; riots; war; epidemics; terrorist activities; government restrictions; failure of suppliers, subcontractors, or carriers; or travel warnings or prohibitions issued by the World Health Organization or any U.S. federal government agency, including the Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Department of State, no refunds of any kind will be issued. However, FSU International Programs, in its sole discretion, may issue refunds for unused program costs such as housing.
Program applicants who have demonstrated their intent to participate in the program by payment or by deferral of the confirmation deposit and who have not withdrawn from the program as of the full payment due date become fully liable for the full program fee as of the close of business on the full payment due date.
Upon notification of acceptance to Florida State University International Programs Internship Program, the applicant will receive an Internship Agreement which details the terms and conditions of the Internship.
Refunds of program fees WILL BE granted in instances of withdrawal prior to the start of the program under the following circumstances:
Partial refunds of program fees MAY BE granted in instances of withdrawal prior to the start of the program under the following circumstances:
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
|Applications Open||Wednesday, September 27, 2023||$250.00|
|Intern Application Close||Wednesday, December 06, 2023|
|Scholarship Applications Due||Sunday, December 31, 2023|
|Intern Acceptance Due*||Wednesday, January 17, 2024|
|Commitment Fee Due||Wednesday, January 17, 2024||$1,500.00|
|Full Payment Due||Wednesday, February 14, 2024|
* No admissions made after this date. All materials must have been received and processed in time to make admission decisions prior to this date. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
For 60 years, Florida State University 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.
All International Programs fees include international medical and evacuation insurance coverage through Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI). A link to our policy is provided below. The coverage will be effective for participants from the day the program starts until the day the program ends. Please note: this policy is NOT intended to replace your domestic coverage. For more information, visit studentinsurance.fsu.edu.
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 insurance is also offered through CISI and Travel Insured International. Please note that this plan must be purchased within 21 days of paying your first fee. For example, if looking to insure the cost of the program, the plan must be purchased within 21 days of paying the commitment fee to International Programs. If wishing to insure only the cost of the flight, the plan must be purchased within 21 days of purchasing airfare.
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: