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.
Due to COVID 19, the internship program has been suspended for Summer 2021. We anticipate offering this program again in Summer 2022. Please continue to monitor this webpage for more information.
International Programs is committed to the safety and well-being of our students and staff, the academic integrity of our courses, and the high quality of our programming. We are monitoring the impact COVID-19 may have at all locations.
Due to the uncertain nature of the pandemic all program elements including the program calendar, weekly schedule, classroom environment, course delivery, housing arrangements, transportation policies, and inter-continental or in-country travel restrictions, are subject to modification at any time in order to comply with local public health recommendations as well as the policies and practices of Florida State University.
Due to changing factors in the program location, please contact IP-Intern@fsu.edu if you’re interested prior to applying. These factors may include, but are not limited to: hybrid format internships (in person and online), limited placement types, and required testing.
Due to the uncertain nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, all program elements are subject to modification at any time in order to comply with host country restrictions as well as the policies and practices of Florida State University. Examples of possible impacts include but are not limited to:
▪ Limitations on independent travel within or between countries
▪ Possible quarantine upon arrival or due to positive test/close contact
▪ FSU expects students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (see FAQs for more info)
▪ COVID-19 testing before/during the program
▪ Host country restrictions related to masks, curfews, contact tracing, etc.
▪ Program date and/or social cultural calendar modifications
▪ Other impacts as detailed in the COVID-19 FAQs
IP staff will review local guidance or restrictions with participants during pre-departure and on-site orientations, but participants are also expected to remain informed of the guidance and restrictions in place for their program location before and after applying as host country authorities could reimpose, extend, further ease, or otherwise amend restrictions in the time between your application and departure.
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.
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 Finances Team at International Programs 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 students in need of assistance. We also help concerned parents! Additionally, non-FSU students are strongly encouraged to contact the financial aid office at their home school as early as possible. Finally, FSU 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 just for FSU IP students and families, with step-by-step guidance for the process. FSU students, access it here. Non-FSU students, access it here. For summer financial aid, please keep in mind a student must be enrolled in at least 6 hours in order to receive aid.
For information about the 1098-T form, click here.
To make a payment, click here.
Any student receiving any form of assistance below will want to complete a Fee Deferment to allow International Programs to delay the due date of the associated program fees. More information about the Fee Deferment is included in the step-by-step guidance at the link above.
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|
|Spring 2022||June 9, 2021||September 8, 2021||Prior to September 22, 2021|
|Summer 2022||November 1, 2021||January 5, 2022||Prior to January 19, 2022|
|Fall 2022||January 14, 2022||April 27, 2022||Prior to May 18, 2022|
|Program Start Date||Scholarship Open Date||Scholarship Application Deadline||Scholarship Award Decisions Communicated to Applicants|
|Spring Break 2020||September 4, 2019||October 23, 2019||Prior to November 6, 2019|
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.
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, visit the Florida France Institute Information and Application webpage.
University of South Florida
Dr. Alexxis Avalon
Florida-France Linkage Institute
4202 E. Fowler Ave., CGS 101
Tampa, FL 33620
Phone: (813) 974-5313
Fax: (813) 974-8271
If you have any questions regarding the application process, please feel free to contact Dr. Avalon by phone or by the email listed above.
In Partnership with Florida State University
To be announced
In Partnership with Miami-Dade College
To be announced
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
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: