Social Work & International Affairs: Human Rights | Prague, Czech Republic

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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. Students will be required to complete some online coursework before the program. Please be advised that this program intensively focuses on human rights, including required academic readings, images/videos, and site visits with sensitive content which some participants may find disturbing or difficult to watch.

Program Description

Program Sessions

Do not purchase airline tickets until advised to do so by International Programs.

CodeTermStart DateEnd DateFeeApply
PR03Summer 202307/02/2308/05/23$6,485.00

Eligibility

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 Wednesday, September 28, 2022. All applicants after that date will be considered on a first come, first served, rolling admissions basis.

  • COVID-19: FSU encourages all students, faculty, and staff to get the COVID-19 vaccine and recommended booster shots. All elements of an international program are subject to modification at any time to comply with the COVID-19 policies of the host city, country, or institution/partner; all participants will be expected to comply with all local COVID-19 policies as outlined in the COVID-19 FAQs.

Housing

Students will be housed in comfortable shared apartments with attached bathrooms and Wi-Fi. Overnight guests are not allowed in program housing.

Excursions & Group Activities

Plans may change due to unexpected events and/or new opportunities. Cultural immersion and social events planned for this program may include:

  • Welcome dinner/Farewell dinner
  • Excursion to Auschwitz
  • Excursion to Nuremberg, Germany
  • Overnight excursion to medieval Cesky Krumlov
  • Day trip to Lidice & Terezin
  • Tours of Prague Castle, Jewish Town, and the Museum of Communism

Program Fees

Include:

  • All registration fees
  • Instructional costs for 6 undergraduate or graduate credits
  • Welcome orientation
  • Housing
  • Program-planned excursions/group activities
  • Full-time academic support
  • 24/7 student support
  • Health insurance
  • Public transport pass
  • IP welcome pack

Do Not Include:

  • Round-trip international airfare
  • Passport
  • Food (except as noted)
  • Books and supplies
  • Personal travel/activity money
  • Personal spending money
  • University-assessed fees (e.g., per credit hour technology fee)

Courses

To speak with the International Programs Academic Advisor about study abroad courses, you can visit our zoom drop-in advising hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00am-12:00pm. There are also appointments available via Campus Connect on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. If these times do 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 PR03Summer 2023
CourseTitleSatisfiesCredits
INR3932Human 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.
3
INR4075Topics on International Human Rights****

The field of International Human Rights is a massive and complex field. Our goal is to address selected topics within this field in order to gain a deeper understanding of human rights and it relevancy in our current world. We will look at how human rights violations are addressed on the international and state levels, discuss the norms and justifications for modern day human rights arguments, and assess how effective the international community has been in combating human rights violations.
3
INR5934Human 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.
3
INR5936Topics on International Human Rights****

The field of International Human Rights is a massive and complex field. Our goal is to address selected topics within this field in order to gain a deeper understanding of human rights and it relevancy in our current world. We will look at how human rights violations are addressed on the international and state levels, discuss the norms and justifications for modern day human rights arguments, and assess how effective the international community has been in combating human rights violations.
3
SOW4665Theory and Practice of Social Work in Criminal Justice Settings*

This course focuses on criminological theories and social work practice in criminal justice settings. Applications in corrections, prisoner reentry programs, and juvenile justice settings are addressed, as are the philosophy and practice of restorative justice and victim-offender mediation programs, which strive to meet the needs of both offenders and victims. Attention is given to practice without discrimination related to clients’ age, class, color, culture, disability, ethnicity, family structure, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation. Comparisons and contrasts to practices in the Czech Republic and other international sites are drawn, and promotion of social and economic justice is discussed.
3
SOW4784International Social Work & Social Welfare**

This course provides an overview of international social work and examines the impact of globalization on social work practice. Global perspectives are introduced with examples from the United States and throughout Europe. Emphasis is placed on first-hand exposure to social issues and professional responses in the Czech Republic, with field visits and guest speakers supplementing class sessions, readings, and lectures. Students will examine the impact of global interdependence on social work practice and policy as current challenges are faced in “developed” and “developing” nations. Within the framework of the international social work code of ethics, students will learn to critically analyze varied practice approaches addressing social welfare and promoting social justice.
3
SOW5666Theory and Practice of Social Work in Criminal Justice Settings*

This course focuses on criminological theories and social work practice in criminal justice settings. Applications in corrections, prisoner reentry programs, and juvenile justice settings are addressed, as are the philosophy and practice of restorative justice and victim-offender mediation programs, which strive to meet the needs of both offenders and victims. Attention is given to practice without discrimination related to clients’ age, class, color, culture, disability, ethnicity, family structure, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation. Comparisons and contrasts to practices in the Czech Republic and other international sites are drawn, and promotion of social and economic justice is discussed.
3
SOW5785International Social Work and Social Welfare**

This course provides an overview of international social work and examines the impact of globalization on social work practice. Global perspectives are introduced with examples from the United States and throughout Europe. Emphasis is placed on first-hand exposure to social issues and professional responses in the Czech Republic, with field visits and guest speakers supplementing class sessions, readings, and lectures. Students will examine the impact of global interdependence on social work practice and policy as current challenges are faced in “developed” and “developing” nations. Within the framework of the international social work code of ethics, students will learn to critically analyze varied practice approaches addressing social welfare and promoting social justice.
3

*/**/***/****/^ Courses followed by these symbols denote cross listing. Students may take one or the other, but not both.

Money Matters

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 Bright Futures

Florida Bright Futures scholarship funds may be used to help pay the program fee for every semester a student is abroad.

The Florida Department of Education website contains additional information concerning eligibility, renewal criteria, appeal processes and legislative updates.

Credit Hours Bright Futures Academic
$213.55 Per Credit Hour
Bright Futures Medallion
$160.16 Per Credit Hour
6 $1281.30 $960.96
7 $1494.85 $1121.12
8 $1708.40 $1281.28
9 $1921.95 $1441.44
10 $2135.50 $1601.60
11 $2349.05 $1761.76
12 $2562.60 $1921.92
13 $2776.15 $2082.08
14 $2989.70 $2242.24
15 $3203.25 $2402.40
16 $3416.80 $2562.56
17 $3630.35 $2722.72
18 $3843.90 $2882.88

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Florida Prepaid

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.

Contact Florida Prepaid directly at 1-800-552-4723 or access their requirements online at https://www.myfloridaprepaid.com/resources/forms/.

Note: Eligibility for summer financial aid requires enrollment in at least six credits.

How much is my Florida Prepaid worth if I study abroad?

# of Credits Enrolled FPP Tuition FPP Local Fees* Dorm Rate
1 $115.08 $34.73 $3890.00
2 $230.16 $69.46 Per Term**
3 $345.24 $104.19
4 $460.32 $138.92
5 $575.40 $173.65
6 $690.48 $208.38
7 $805.56 $243.11
8 $920.64 $277.84
9 $1035.72 $312.57
10 $1150.80 $347.30
11 $1265.88 $382.03
12 $1380.96 $416.76
13 $1496.04 $451.49
14 $1611.12 $486.22
15 $1726.20 $520.95
  • * Please note the above tuition and fees are subject to change at any time.
  • ** Contact FPP for authorization instructions to use dorm account during a summer term: 850-309-1660 ext. 4134

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International Programs Scholarship Opportunities

International Programs strives to award an average of $200,000 in scholarships annually to about 100 students.

Current FSU students who have been admitted to an international program can apply to IP scholarships through the FS4U portal (link below). Before applying, students should review the list of available scholarship opportunities as well as the application process instructions.

Please note: IP scholarships are not available to in-state/out-of-state students currently on the First Year Abroad (FYA) program or First Semester Abroad (FSA) program or those who are directly enrolled at FSU Panama. Some scholarships may have additional eligibility criteria in addition to what is listed below. Please reference the Scholarship Application Instructions for complete details.

Scholarship Application Deadlines

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

Scholarships Administered by Other FSU Departments

Other departments at FSU also offer their own study abroad scholarship opportunities. You can review the list of scholarships administered by other FSU departments by following the link below.

Scholarships Administered by Other FSU Departments

Other departments at FSU also offer their own study abroad scholarship opportunities. You can review the list of scholarships administered by other FSU departments by following the link below.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Follow the link below for a general listing of  scholarships that may be available for international study. These scholarships are available to both FSU students and non-FSU students.

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Additional Discount or Savings Opportunities

Multi-Term Discount

Students who have completed 15 or more credit hours on programs administered by the International Programs office, earning at least a 3.0 average or above in their course work at an international location(s), are eligible for a discount for subsequent IP program. The discount is $500 for summer session or $1,000 for fall or spring semester. Note: This discount is built into the program fees for First Year Abroad program students.

FSU Fees

Technology Fee (Not Included in Program Fees)

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.

After registration, the student must pay the applicable technology fee; this fee is paid directly to Florida State University Student Business Services. Failure to pay this fee will result in a late payment charge being assessed to the student by Florida State University Student Business Services. International Programs has no control over the fee or any associated late payment penalty.

Facilities & Equipment Fees (Not Included in Program Fees)

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.'

Financial Aid Info Sessions

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.

  1. Tuesday, October 4, 2022 | 4:00 PM
    Register Here: https://fsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEldO2qpjMuGdTbNZwx4oUCneqKRx3iMXHx
  2. Friday, October 21, 2022 | 1:00 PM
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  3. Wednesday, November 9, 2022 | 4:00 PM
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Deferment Forms

The online fee deferment is located in the International Programs Student Portal under the Money Matters area. Login here to access the portal.

General Program Fee Liability (Including Withdrawal & Refund Policy)

SUBMITTING CANCELLATION REQUESTS

Cancellation requests must be submitted by the applicant via email to IP-Cancel@fsu.edu. Applicants should include their last name and program code in the email subject line.

The day FSU International Programs receives the written cancellation request is considered the date of cancellation/withdrawal. Admitted International Program participants who cancel after a published payment due date will remain financially liable for program fees as described below.

FINANCIAL LIABILITY AFTER CANCELLATION

  • APPLICATION FEE: All International Programs applicants must pay a non-refundable, non-transferrable application fee before their application can be reviewed. Payment of the application fee does not guarantee admission. Application fee amounts vary by program.
  • COMMITMENT FEE: The Commitment Fee represents a financial commitment to participate in a specific International Program and is non-refundable after the Commitment Fee due date.
  • Admitted participants who fail to pay or defer the Commitment Fee by the published due date will be cancelled from their international program
  • Commitment Fee amounts vary by program and cannot be transferred between programs or semesters
  • REMAINING BALANCE: The balance of the program fee that remains after payment or deferment of the Commitment Fee is known as the remaining balance of program fees.
  • Participants who submit a cancellation request on or before the Full Payment Due Date will remain financially liable for the Commitment Fee previously paid or deferred
  • Failure to pay or defer the remaining balance of program fees by the published Full Payment Due Date will result in cancellation from the program
  • Participants who pay or defer the remaining balance of program fees but submit a cancellation request after the Full Payment Due Date will remain financially liable for the full program fee, including the Commitment Fee
  • DEFERRED FEES: Applicants who are confident they will receive financial aid or other assistance may financially commit to participate in an international program by submitting a legally binding fee deferment agreement to extend the due date for a portion of the Commitment Fee and/or the remaining balance of program fees.
  • International Programs must receive payment for all deferred fees on or before the 10th day of the program
  • Non-FSU students may not defer the Commitment Fee but may defer up to half of their remaining balance after payment of the Commitment Fee
  • Participants who request cancellation after submitting a legally binding fee deferment agreement will remain financially liable for the Commitment Fee or the full program fee, as determined by the timing of their cancellation request in relation to the published payment due dates as outlined above

REFUNDS / RELEASE OF LIABILITY FROM PROGRAM FEES

Refunds / release of liability cannot be granted in instances of withdrawal after a program has begun. In no instance is a refund or release of fee liability request considered if it is received after the end of the applicable program or semester, even if the cancellation or withdrawal occurred prior to the start of the program.

  • FULL REFUNDS of paid program fees (including the Commitment Fee) or a release of liability from deferred program fees will be granted for student cancellations prior to the start of the program under the following circumstances, upon submitting an appeal, accompanied by appropriate documentation:
  • Involuntary call to active duty
  • Death of the student or a death in the immediate family (parent or step-parent, legal guardian, spouse, child, sibling, or grandparent)
  • PARTIAL REFUNDS of paid program fees (NOT including the Commitment Fee) or a partial release of liability from deferred program fees may be granted for student cancellations prior to the start of the program under the following circumstances, upon submitting an appeal, accompanied by appropriate documentation:
  • Medical withdrawal: Illness of the student of such a duration or severity that it precludes overseas travel. The student will be required to submit all relevant medical records for review and evaluation by FSU’s University Health Services. University Health Services will advise International Programs’ refund committee of its recommendation. International Programs’ refund committee will notify the student of the decision.
  • Exceptional unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of the student with appropriate documentation, as approved by the International Programs refund committee.

APPEAL PROCESS FOR PARTIAL REFUNDS / RELEASE OF LIABILITY

Participants must submit appeal requests and appropriate documentation to the International Programs Refund Committee (IP-Cancel@fsu.edu). Last name and program code should be included in the email subject line. Submission of an appeal does not guarantee a partial refund or release of fee liability will be approved by the International Programs Refund Committee.

When evaluating appeals, the Refund Committee considers the timeliness of the cancellation request in relation to the event causing the need for withdrawal and in relation to the program start date. Should the Refund Committee approve an appeal on the basis of medical withdrawal or exceptional unforeseen circumstances, participants may receive a partial refund / partial release of fee liability as determined by their cancellation date in the chart below:


If Cancellation Date is…
Participant's Financial Liability if
appeal is approved by IP Refund
Committee
Max amount of refund / release of
financial liability if appeal is
approved by IP Refund Committee
60 days or more before
program start date
Commitment Fee + 25% of remaining
program fee balance
75% of program fee balance after the
commitment fee
59-31 days before
program start date
Commitment Fee + 50% of remaining
program fee balance
50% of program fee balance after the
commitment fee
30 days or less before
program start date
Commitment Fee + 75% of remaining
program fee balance
25% of program fee balance after the
commitment fee
On or after program
start date
Liable for full program fee No refund/release of financial
liability

REFUNDS/RELEASE OF LIABILITY OF PROGRAM FEES WHEN IP CANCELS A PROGRAM

Refunds of program fees/release of liability for program fees will be granted when International Programs cancels a program prior to the beginning of the applicable term.

If FSU International Programs cancels an International Program after the program start date (or after the start of domestic or online coursework prior to the study abroad component of Spring Break/short-term programs) 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.

Spring 2019 General Program Fee Liability (Including Withdrawal & Refund Policy)

Application Fee

The $100 application fee is nonrefundable.

Confirmation Deposit

The $1500 confirmation deposit is refundable until the close of business on the deposit’s due date. If an applicant has paid the deposit or been granted a deferred payment plan for the deposit and has not withdrawn from a program as of the close of business on the deposit due date, the applicant becomes fully liable for the confirmation deposit. Students whose offer of admission to Florida State University is rescinded after the confirmation deposit is paid or deferred (in accordance with the due date) will not be able to participate but remain fee liable for the confirmation deposit.

Full Program Fee

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.

Refunds of Program Fees

Refunds of program fees WILL BE granted in instances of withdrawal prior to the start of the program under the following circumstances:

  1. Cancellation of program by International Programs
  2. Involuntary call to active duty
  3. Death of the student or death in the immediate family (parent, legal guardian, spouse, child, or sibling)

Refunds of program fees will not be granted where a student becomes ineligible to participate in a program for failure to meet or maintain admission requirements.

Partial Refunds of Program Fees

Partial refunds of program fees MAY BE granted in instances of withdrawal prior to the start of the program under the following circumstances:

  1. Illness of the student of such duration or severity that it precludes overseas travel. The student will be required to submit all relevant medical records for review and evaluation by Florida State's University Health Services. University Health Services will advise International Programs’ refund committee of its recommendation. International Programs’ refund committee will notify the student of the decision.
  2. Exceptional circumstances that could not have been foreseen and were beyond the control of the student, as approved by the International Programs’ refund committee.
    • Timely notification in relation to the event that caused the need for withdrawal will be considered in evaluating refund requests. In no instance will a request be considered if it is made after the end of the semester for which the refund is requested.
    • Refunds cannot be granted, under any circumstances, in instances of withdrawal after a program has begun.
    • Applicants who apply and are accepted after the published due dates remain liable for fees in accordance with the published due dates.
  3. Rescission of admission by the Florida State University Office of Admission for failure to meet the conditions of one’s admission. Students whose admission offer to Florida State University is rescinded after the confirmation deposit is paid or deferred (in accordance with the due date) remain fee liable for the confirmation deposit

Submitting Withdrawals, Requests for Refunds, and Release from Fee Liability

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

Visa Information

U.S. citizens are not required to obtain a visa to study abroad for this program and are permitted up to 90 days of travel within the Czech Republic. If you plan to travel before or after your program, please ensure that you will not be in the Czech Republic longer than 90 days.

  • Passport Validity: Participants must hold a passport valid for at least six months beyond their intended departure from Czech Republic containing at least two empty visa pages. For more information regarding passports, please visit Passports on our website.
  • Non-U.S & Dual Citizens: Immigration requirements for non-U.S. citizens may be different than those of U.S. citizens. Please be advised that you will need to be in possession of your Permanent Resident Card, or U.S. visa, to allow re-entry into the United States following your program. If you are a non-U.S. citizen or hold dual-citizenship status, please contact IP-Visas@fsu.edu.

Important Dates & Documents

Summer 2023
Applications Open*Wednesday, September 07, 2022 $100.00
Scholarship Applications DueMonday, January 09, 2023
Commitment Fee DueWednesday, January 18, 2023$1500.00
Full Payment DueWednesday, February 15, 2023

*Early application is advisable as program enrollment is limited and acceptances are offered on a rolling basis.

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Documents

Health & Safety

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.

Insurance

International Programs Insurance

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.

Travel Insurance Information

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.

Travel Resources

University Policies & Resources

Clery Act

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: