International Education Service Provider
Services for Other Institutions
We can help you to create the perfect study abroad experience for your students! With almost 60 years of experience, plus fully staffed study centers in England, Italy, Spain, and Panama, we make it easier than ever for you to provide your students with a customized study abroad program that is branded with your institution’s name.
Utilizing our exceptional faculty, first-rate secured facilities, and seasoned professionals in the United States and the host country, we can facilitate the development of faculty-led or university-wide broad curriculum programs.
Customize Your Program
You choose the services you will need, as well as when and where you need them! Together, we can capitalize on our experience and well-established infrastructure to create your program, with your brand. We can meet your unique set of needs by incorporating into your program various elements from the following options:
- Academic courses, with the option of offering academic credit from FSU or through your own institution
- Classroom rental, including computer labs and wireless access
- Cultural excursions and events
- Student housing
- Faculty housing
- Pastoral care
- Faculty office
- Medical and emergency evacuation insurance
- Visa assistance
Details about each study center location are provided below. We have also created a brochure which you can download and share with colleagues. For additional information or questions, please contact IP-Info@fsu.edu.
Since 1971, the FSU London Program has offered students from across the nation a fine liberal arts curriculum in a historic seat of Western government, commerce, and literature. The London Study Centre is located in a row of 17th century buildings registered on the British National Heritage list. Students live and study in our state-of-the art educational facility in the heart of the Bloomsbury district, one block from the British Museum and minutes from the theatre district, the National Gallery, and many more London landmarks.
The London Study Centre
In December 1992, Florida State University purchased a freehold to four adjoining buildings in Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury. Registered on the British National Heritage list, this restored, refurbished, and redesigned, seven-building complex comprises a coherent and permanent home for our London Study Centre. Several features from these original buildings are still preserved within the modern surroundings. Both the Peacock Room and the Adams Room were once drawing rooms for the elite of London and both once had beautiful long country views to the north, up towards Highgate and Hampstead. Students enjoy the historic architecture along with comfortable flats (apartments), classrooms, a lecture hall/theatre, a library, two computer labs and Wi-Fi throughout the building.
The London Study Centre combines modern convenience with a historic setting. With its fully self-contained and furnished apartments, the Centre, among other amenities, boasts 24-hour wireless connectivity, two computer labs, a library, free laundry facilities, and a student lounge. Flats include shared bedrooms, bathroom with shower, sitting room with TV and a well-equipped kitchen. If these spaces are filled, students will be housed in comparable accommodations within central London.
Study Centre excursions include day trips to places such as Stonehenge, Bath, Oxford, Brighton, Cambridge, and Stratford upon Avon. Study Centre staff can also plan and organize overnight excursions to inspiring and stimulating locations such as Cornwall, Edinburgh, or Liverpool.
There are few places in the world as fascinating as Florence. Students who choose to study abroad in Italy experience the best of all worlds. Its Renaissance influence gives students the truly unique opportunity to study in a city alive with history, culture, and art – and home to monumental museums, palaces, and churches. Florence offers students the possibility to see world class operas, concerts, art exhibits and festivals that normally can be seen only in a larger city, all while holding on to its quaint Italian charm. The city is the students' classroom. Its rich history and culture are brought to life as students study firsthand the works of masters who shaped Western culture, such as Dante, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo and Michelangelo.
The Florence Study Center
The study center is located in the 16th century Bagnesi Palace on Via de Neri, one of the city’s most famous streets and a paradise for foodies. FSU Florence is only two blocks away from the Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, the Galileo Museum, and one of Europe’s most renowned outdoor spaces, the Piazza della Signoria. The study center features an atrium with coffee bar, glass-ceiling library & courtyard, interior & exterior student lounges, nine classrooms, two computer labs, state-of-the-art textiles and media labs, as well as a Tuscan-style tasting & learning kitchen. On-site security means students, staff, and faculty alike can use the study center as a safe and secure gathering spot for both academic and social activities.
Program housing is apartment-style within an approximate 25-minute or less walk from the study center. Bedrooms are twins and triples with shared bathrooms. Other amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, living area with television, and weekly cleaning service. Bed linens and towels are provided. Daily meal vouchers to local cafes and restaurants may also be provided.
Study Center excursions typically include day trips to the artistic and historical treasures of Siena, San Gimignano, San Galgano, and Bologna. We can also plan and organize overnight weekend group trips to cities such as Venice and Rome.
Panama City, Republic of Panama
Panama is called the Crossroads of the Americas: the Atlantic and Pacific oceans are only an hour’s drive apart. Its capital city is a cosmopolitan nexus for world trade while just an hour from tropical rain forests. Where else can a student earn an American degree in a Latin American, bilingual environment combining the unspoiled and the sophisticated with the study of business, science, and the liberal arts? Panama City is one of Central America's most cosmopolitan cities, mixing the historical and the modern in a lush natural setting. The large multi-ethnic population offers a variety of cultural immersion opportunities. Panama is one of Central America's safest and most hospitable countries, as well as the region's major international trade center. Its strategic location makes it a regional hub for many United Nations organizations and several international NGOs. It is also home of the Panama Canal, an engineering marvel known as the eighth world wonder, with approximately 5% of the world trade transiting through this waterway. Panama is rich in history and offers a wide variety of environmental adventures that greatly appeal to those interested in natural sciences.
The FSU Panama Campus
Situated within the City of Knowledge, FSU Panama offers the amenities of a full campus. With students studying from all over Latin America and the Caribbean, there is a unique opportunity to meet students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. The City of Knowledge offers amenities such as a food court, swimming pool, basketball court, gym, and more. FSU Panama features classrooms, study spaces, science labs, as well as a library and a bookstore. The student lounge & terrace on the top-floor provides views of the Panama Canal and is the perfect place to spend time with friends while enjoying an empanada from the small café. On-site security ensures student safety is the top priority.
Students studying at FSU Panama live in a dormitory-style residence within the City of Knowledge complex. Located just a short walk or shuttle ride away from FSU Panama, each room is equipped with air conditioning, Wi-Fi, TV, mini-fridge, study-space, and balcony. On their floor, students have access to a kitchenette with a microwave, coffee maker, and refrigerator. Fingerprint entry grants students access to a fully equipped kitchen, coin-operated laundry room, vending machines, and student lounge on the main floor.
Panama’s historic sites, dynamic business environment, and unspoiled terrain yield a wide variety of specialized excursions to extend learning beyond the classroom. With short trips, students are able to tour the engineering marvels of the Panama Canal, and explore colonial Panama, old Panama, and cosmopolitan Panama. Students can visit the indigenous communities of the Embera people surrounded by freshwater rapids and discover the San Blas Islands, home to the Kuna people, surrounded by the pristine waters of the Caribbean Sea. Students learn about their cultures, dances, food, handicrafts, and customs. Additionally, there are opportunities to visit international prize-winning coffee plantations, participate in hikes and ecotourism, zip-line through the tropical rain forest, rappel down a waterfall, go deep sea fishing, sunbathe, snorkel, and even surf.
An ancient city that is now Spain’s third largest, Valencia is an exhilarating mix of history, art, intellectual activity, and civic pride. The remarkable richness of the art and architecture reflects the Roman, Visigoth, Moorish, and Aragonese traditions. The many museums offer a cultural panorama: El Greco, Goya, and Velazquez; ancient Greek and Iberian ceramics; the wonder of prehistoric fossils. Students can visit the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, with the Museum of the Sciences, L’Hemisfèric cinema-planetarium, the Opera House: Palace of the Arts, and a huge park and aquarium. Valencia, host to the America’s Cup, also boasts beautiful beaches, a wharf, and busy sailing facilities.
The Valencia Study Center
Positioned behind the iconic Torres de Serranos, FSU Valencia is located in the heart of Valencia’s historic district. The study center brings history to life with exposed 10th century Moorish walls and glass floors that showcase 14th century leather tanning tanks. Modern comforts, including classrooms, a computer lab, study spaces, and administrative offices blend in seamlessly with the historic learning environment. A beautiful river-bed park is just steps away from the study center, and the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences is within walking distance. 24/7 reception and swipe card access ensure student safety is the top priority.
Students studying at FSU Valencia are housed in shared apartments in the historic district of the city. Apartments are located either above the study center or in nearby buildings. Amenities include fully equipped kitchens, lounge space, cable TV, Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, weekly cleaning service with a change of bed linens and towels, and secure access to the study center’s library, computer lab, and study spaces. Students receive meal vouchers that can be redeemed at restaurants across Spain.
Students can experience both local and more distant travel opportunities tied to their academic study, possibly including explorations of the nearby ancient Roman city of Sagunto or castle towns such as Xátiva. Day trips are also available to other nearby ancient cities, castle towns, sailing, and mountain excursions. Overnight excursions can include Madrid, Barcelona, Andalucia, the Pyrenees Mountains or another region of Spain.