Prague provides a fascinating vantage point to study contemporary human rights and social justice issues in the historical context of fascism and communism. Students must take either two INR courses or two SOW courses and are not permitted to take one from each discipline. Students in the INR courses meet with representatives of international organizations that deal with issues such as human trafficking, the refugee crisis, and human security. Students in the SOW courses meet with NGOs and social service organizations addressing topics like health care, human rights and criminal justice.
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.
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Acceptance to the program is highly competitive. It is designed for students majoring in international affairs, political science, social work, criminal justice, psychology, nursing, sociology, and communications. Other majors must request instructor approval. Early application is strongly encouraged. The College of Social Work offers study abroad scholarships to BSW and MSW students. Scholarship winners who are admissible to the International Program will be guaranteed acceptance as long as they submit their IP application and pay the application fee by Friday, November 12, 2021. All applicants after that date will be considered on a first come, first served, rolling admissions basis.
To speak with the International Programs Academic Advisor about study abroad courses, you can visit our zoom drop-in advising hours on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:00am-12:00pm. If this time does not work for you, contact our advisor directly at IP-AcademicAdvising@fsu.edu to make an appointment.
IP provides Liberal Studies requirement areas in an effort to help students make informed decisions. Although every attempt is made to be accurate & current, requirement areas are fluid and it is the student’s responsibility to confirm all Liberal Studies requirement areas through the Liberal Studies Course Search Tool and your major advisor.
|Session PR03||Summer 2022|
|INR3933||Human Rights Violations in 20th Century Europe***|
Central and eastern Europe experienced two episodes of genocidal mass violence in the twentieth century: the Holocaust and the wars in the former Yugoslavia. What leads political leaders to devise such policies? Why do large numbers of individuals acquiesce or actively participate in mass atrocities? This course examines a variety of explanations for this phenomenon and for the international community's generally ineffectual attempts to stop genocide.
|INR4075||Topics on International Human Rights****|
This course introduces the student to the philosophical and legal foundations of the international human rights regime, and explores the development of norms and institutions with special emphasis on the post-World War II era.
|INR5934||Human Rights Violations and Genocide in 20th Century Europe***|
Central and Eastern Europe experienced two episodes of genocidal mass violence in the twentieth century: the Holocaust and the wars in the former Yugoslavia. What leads political leaders to devise such policies? Why do large numbers of individuals acquiesce or actively participate in mass atrocity? This course examines a variety of explanations for this phenomenon and for the international community's generally ineffectual attempts to stop genocide. We will begin with an in-depth look into the Holocaust, then analyze how the Holocaust helped to shape international views on human rights and genocide, and finally delve into the wars in Yugoslavia to assess how effective, or ineffective, human rights policies are in practice.
|INR5936||Topics on International Human Rights****|
This course will look at selected topics on human rights that impact the international community. Topics may include human trafficking, the refugee crisis, post-World War II genocide, concerns relating to modern warfare (land mines, drones, etc), as well as other possible topics. We will combine classroom time with visits to local government offices, NGOs, and any other relevant site visits, making optimal use of our location and facilitating our understanding of these important and pressing issues.
|SOW4665||Theory and Practice of Social Work in Criminal Justice Settings*|
This course focuses on criminal theories and on the development of both evidence-based and generalist social-work practice skills pertinent to working in criminal-justice settings, alongside the individuals in the criminal-justice system. Focus is placed on theory and practice for social workers in corrections, prisoner-reentry programs, and juvenile-justice settings. The course covers the philosophy and practice of restorative justice and victim-offender mediation programs, emphasizing the needs of both offenders and victims.
|SOW4784||International Social Work & Social Welfare**|
This course prepares students for international social-work practice and for transitional work with immigrants, refugees, international migrants, etc. The course also introduces international perspectives in the social-work field and offers varied examples of social-work practice in the U.S., and Western, Central European, and Caribbean nations and examines the impact of the global interdependence on social-work practice and policy and helps students learn to critically analyze varied practice approaches utilized in dealing with international welfare issues.
|SOW5666||Theory and Practice of Social Work in Criminal Justice Settings*|
This course focuses on criminological theories and on the development of both evidence-based and generalist social-work practice skills pertinent to working in criminal-justice settings, with individuals in the criminal-justice system. The course focuses on theory and practice for social workers employed in corrections, prisoner-reentry programs, or in juvenile-justice settings. The course covers the philosophy and practice of restorative justice and victim-offender mediation programs, in an effort to meet the needs of offenders and victims alike.
|SOW5785||International Social Work and Social Welfare**|
This course prepares students for international social-work practice and for transnational work with immigrants, refugees, international migrants, etc. It introducesinternational perspectives in the social work field and offers varied examples of social work practice in the U.S., Western and Central European, and Caribbean nations. The course also examines the impact of the global interdependence on social-work practice and policy and helps students learn to critically analyze varied practice approaches utilized in dealing with international welfare issues.
*/**/***/****/^ Courses followed by these symbols denote cross listing. Students may take one or the other, but not both.
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|
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|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.
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
At this time, a visa is not required for US citizens. Non-US citizens, please contact the International Programs office for more information.
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: