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Broad Curriculum Program | Florence, Italy

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The broad curriculum program gives students the opportunity to earn credits in both general requirements and elective courses allowing most majors to continue their academic careers while living abroad in Florence.

On program coordinated overnight trips, students are shown the artistic and historical treasures of worldrenowned cities such as Venice and Rome. On organized day trips, students have the chance to visit characteristic Italian towns and villages such as Pisa, Siena, Assisi, and Orvieto. Optional site visits offered in and around Florence include the Roman Theater of Fiesole, a walk to Mt. Ceceri where Leonardo experimented with his flying machine, and the textile center of Prato with its emerging Chinatown presence. Throughout the program, getting to know and appreciate Italian cuisine is emphasized through market visits, cooking classes, and special group meals. A number of student volunteer opportunities are also available.

Students enjoy a 10-day mid-semester break which provides opportunity for personal travel.

Program Sessions

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

CodeTermStart DateEnd DateFeeApply
FL04Fall 201708/31/1712/14/17$12,975.00
FL05Spring 201801/04/1804/19/18$12,975.00
FL03Summer 201805/10/1808/02/18$12,975.00
FL01Summer 201805/10/1806/21/18$8,485.00
FL02Summer 201806/28/1808/02/18$7,745.00
FL04Fall 201808/30/1812/13/18$12,975.00
FL05Spring 201901/10/1904/25/19$12,975.00

Program Description

Eligibility

This program is open to all interested students.

Academic Program Requirement

Students studying abroad during the Fall or Spring semester must enroll in a class with a prefix of ITA, ITT, ARH, EUH, HUM, or enroll in IFS 2099.

Housing

Program housing is apartment-style within a twenty minute walk of the study center. Apartments are shared double and triple-occupancy bedrooms, with full bathrooms, TV, phone, living room with individual study desks, and a utility kitchen. Other amenities include a large fully equipped common kitchen, free laundry facilities, wi-fi, and a lovely spacious garden. If these spaces are filled, students will be housed in comparable accommodations within central Florence.

Italian Studies Minor

The Italian Studies Florence Center Minor is meant to enhance the student’s academic experience in Italy. The minor is built around residency in Florence, but can be pursued before and after it as well: 15 credits are required, 9 of which must be earned in Florence. Students may choose from various disciplines in Italian Studies. Consult the FSU Bulletin and contact International Programs for formal declaration of the minor.

Excursions & Group Activities

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

  • Overnight Excursions

    Rome excursion visiting Colosseum, the Forum, Catacombs, St. Peter’s, the Sistine Chapel, and Vatican Museum; Venice excursion with private ferry along the Grand Canal, guided visit to St. Mark’s Basilica, Gallerie dell’Accademia Museum, and Peggy Guggenheim contemporary art collection

  • Day Excursions

    Orvieto excursion exploring the village of Cività di Bagnoregio; Pisa and Lucca excursion visiting the cathedral complex, the leaning tower, the well-preserved walls, and Guinigi tower; medieval Tuscan hill towns excursion visiting the Etruscan village of Volterra and San Gimignano with its medieval towers; Siena excursion visiting the Civic Palace, Cathedral and Opera museums, and Piazza del Campo

  • Class Excursions

    Uffizi, Academia, Palazzo Vecchio, as well as churches, archaeological sites, and historical locations

  • Other Activities

    • Spring art show when students display their work publicly
    • Lectures, films, visits to local artisans, food and wine tasting, soccer tournaments, student talent show, FSU participation in annual Run for Life

Program Fees

Include:

  • All registration fees
  • Instructional costs for up to 16 credit hours (fall/spring/full summer) or up to 10 credit hours (5 or 6 week summer sessions)
  • Welcome orientation
  • Housing
  • Meal vouchers per week while school is in session, each worth approximately 5 Euros (10 in fall/spring; 7 in each 5 or 6 week summer session)
  • Group meals including welcome dinner, dinner on group trips, Carnival dinner, "Last Supper"
  • Program-planned excursions/group activities
  • Full-time academic support
  • Health insurance
  • Entry visa for any program over 90 days in length
  • 24/7 student support
  • International student ID card
  • IP T-shirt
  • Travel water bottle, luggage tag, and luggage strap

Do Not Include:

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

Courses

FL01-6-18: Summer 2018
CourseTitleCredits
ACG2021Introduction to Financial Accounting

This course offers an introduction to financial accounting concepts, placing emphasis on financial statements and how they reflect business transactions. Please note, Accounting Majors must earn at least a "B" in this course to proceed to required 3000 level accounting courses.
3
ACG2071Introduction to Managerial Accounting

This course offers an introduction to managerial accounting concepts. Please note, Accounting majors must earn at least a "B" in this course to proceed to required 3000 level accounting courses.
3
ARH2000Art, Architecture & Artistic Vision

This course focuses on a thematic approach to the understanding and appreciation of works of art.
3
BUL3310Legal Environment of Business

This course offers an introduction to the legal setting in which business operates. Emphasis is on public and regulatory law and on the social, political, and ethical aspects of legal issues in business. Subjects include the nature of law and legal process, administrative law, business and the Constitution, statutory and common law, and related topics.
3
ENG3931Special Topics: Italian Encounters: Anglo-American Writers, Italian Scenes

Novels continue to be an integral part of Anglophone literature, and we will continually explore a wide range of materials from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and will continue with writers from well within our lifetime, reading a novel by Jane Austen and one of Ian McEwan's most intriguing ones -- and also discussing a novels by the distinguished late-20C philosopher-novelist Dame Iris Murdoch. As a special treat, we'll discuss the Murdoch novel with a guest lecturer, the founder and current president of the international Iris Murdoch Society. Much emphasis on discussion and on taking rambles to see what the authors and their readers might have seen. Each student will take a mid-term, will turn in 10 graded responses to the readings (and the rambles associated with them), and will take a cumulative final. The instructor, Prof. Dennis Moore of the FSU English Department, has taught at summer courses at the London Study Centre half a dozen times (for example, several weeks after he received FSU’s University Distinguished Teacher Award), and he's looking forward!
3
HFT3240Managing Service Organizations

This course is an in-depth examination of the concept of service and the linkages of the three most important functional areas of the firm: marketing, operations, and human resources. The course also addresses the concept of quality.
3
HFT4930Special Topics: Innovation & Ethics in the Global Hospitality Industry

An in-depth examination of business ethics in the western world, and what it takes to be an original thinker in the global economy. The course will address five ethical principles (Kant’s Categorical Imperative, The Golden Rule, Mill’s Principle of Utility, Rawls’ Veil of Ignorance, and Aristotle’s Golden Mean) while contrasting them with one of Europe’s most influential people—Machiavelli, and his philosophy. Using ethics and philosophy as a base for business practices the course will also discuss innovation and how to solve problems with originality. Students will visit a series of international businesses and see how ethics and different value systems are applied to day-to-day operations.
3
IFS3091The Culture is in the Cuisine-The Food of Italy

Italy’s great variety of gastronomic traditions makes the country’s culinary heritage extraordinarily rich and unique. This course will explore the cultural history of Italian cuisine from the medieval period to contemporary times. We will examine how culinary practices and the culture of food are essential elements of “Italian” identity. Students will experience the historical evolution of food and discover how gastronomy is interwoven into all aspects of Italian social life and culture. Through a mixture of first-hand experience in and around Florence and Tuscany (excursions to local food markets, such as the San Lorenzo Market, and to wine and cheese producers) and interpretative analysis (study of classic food texts, written assignments, and class discussion), students’ epicurean travels will include regional explorations into cuisine, the craftsman-like nature of food and wine, and the ethic of food and consumerism as depicted in the Slow Food Revolution.
3
IND2219Design and the Human Experience

Course is approved for Liberal Studies and meets the Humanities and Cultural Practice FSU requirement. This course focuses on the impact of design on the human experience. It is a gateway experience in which students will explore the nature of design, creativity, and problem solving. The course will introduce some of the major theories from the design disciplines of interiors, architecture, landscape architecture, and products design, and provide students with an awareness, understanding, and enthusiasm for design and its impact on our lives.
3
IND3930Special Topics: Sketching the City

In this course entitled Sketching the City, you will discover an awareness of and an appreciation for the strong design input, inventiveness, and sense of style exhibited in the design, architecture, and planning of the spaces and places that define Florence and its rural and urban neighbors by recording its visual richness through sketching and drawing. The story of Italian Design is interwoven with its national history, Italy – the Land of Design – and this will become our classroom with its built environment and material culture serving as our textbook. You will learn quick sketch techniques to visually facilitate documenting your study abroad experience and understand how graphically recording a journey can significantly impact your recollection of moments and memories. In addition to the Florence Program’s broad-curriculum excursions, this class also includes on-site lectures and daytrips to visit world-class art museums and galleries as well as the renowned architecture and interiors that are Florence. There will be required drawing materials for this class which are easily transportable overseas and can also be purchased in Florence.
3
ITA1120Elementary Italian I

This introductory course gives the student basic grammatical structures to enable speaking, understanding, reading, and writing at the elementary level. May not be taken by native speakers. May not be taken concurrently with ITA 1111, 1121 and/or 2220.
4
ITA1121Elementary Italian II

This course builds upon the students ability to speak, understand, read, and write Italian at an elementary level. May not be taken by native speakers. May not be taken concurrently with ITA 1111, 1120 and/or 2220.
4
ITA2220Reading & Conversation

This course stresses skills in reading and conversational Italian at the second-year level. Readings are supported by discussions of the materials. This course completes the baccalaureate degree requirement. May not be taken concurrently with ITA 1111, 1120 and/or 1121. May not be taken by native speakers.
4
ITT3501Modern Italian Culture

This course is an introduction to the cultural developments and sociopolitical changes in modern Italy from the Risorgimento to the formation of a nation. Students examine Fascism's influence on the national culture, as well as consider the contemporary impact of immigration on diversity. Offered in English.
3
ITT3523Italian Cinema

This course offers and introduction to Italian cinema: history, practices, and protagonists. Taught in English.
3
LIT3383Women in Literature

In this course, students study texts that consider women's roles in society. The course focuses on women's gender roles and legal status during the Victorian period. What kinds of political and literary power did women have? What did women have to say about social and political matters? How did women use literary forms to communicate their arguments?
3
NSP3425Women’s Health Issues: Concerns Through the Life Cycle

This course focuses on issues related to women throughout the life cycle including sexuality, obesity, anorexia, cancer, etc. Emphasis is on prevention of illness and rights to health care access.
3
NUR3177Holistic Approach to Health

This course is designed to explore knowledge of practices that promote health and well-being. Emphasis is on stress management and body-mind-spirit communication. A variety of holisitc and complementary approaches to health and healing are explored.
3
REE3043Real Estate

This course is a survey introduction to real estate, real estate evaluation, and real estate investment decision making. The course, in addition to REE 4433, meets the FREC educational requirement for real estate sales licensing.
3
SYD3800Sex and Gender

This course examines how gender, as an identity, interaction, institution, and inequality, influences individuals' lives and organizes society.
3
SYG2010Social Problems

This course represents a study of various contemporary social problems in an urbanized society, which may include such topics as education, the family, politics, the economy, race relations, drug use and alcoholism, over-population, and other issues.
3
FL02-6-18: Summer 2018
CourseTitleCredits
ARH2000Art, Architecture & Artistic Vision

This course focuses on a thematic approach to the understanding and appreciation of works of art.
3
ARH4933Florentine Renaissance

he course is set against the historical backgrond of Florence and looks at art and architecture in the context of patronage; that of the church, the guilds, the merchants and the Medici, the ruling family of the city. The Renaissance produced outstanding artists such as Donatello, Botticelli, Verrocchio, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael; but these artists could not have existed without their patrons. It is this inter-connection which is our theme. The course will examine the emergence of Renaissance Florence via site visits to churches, palaces, museums and classroom sessions. The story is an unprecedented and excititng one: one small city produced a staggering array of artistic talent in a short period of time. Classical antiquity was the model, not only in artistic terms but in philosophical and political ones as well: Florence saw the rebirth of classical antiquity. The impact of that rebirth, that renaissance, still affects us today: our ways of thought, our ways of seeing are conditioned by that momentous period which changed the past forever, and ushered in the first modern era.
3
ART1300CDrawing I

This course includes creative expression and communication using a variety of black and white media.
3
ENL3334Introduction to Shakespeare

This course is an introduction to the study of Shakespeare at the college level. Consideration of representative works of comedy, history, tragedy, tragic-comedy drawn from throughout the playwright's career.
3
FIN3244Financial Markets, Institutions, and International Finance Systems

This course focuses on money and capital markets, financial institutions, financial systems, and financial environment including an introduction to investments. Emphasizes the microfinancial decision-making process of the business firm.
3
FIN3403Financial Management of the Firm

This course is an examination of the basic concepts involved in the investment, financing, and dividend decisions of the business firm. Managerial orientation with emphasis on identification, analysis, and solution of financial problems confronting the firm.
3
GEB3213Business Communication

This course is designed to help business students develop the writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills that are necessary for a successful business career.
3
HUM2020The Art of Being Human

In this course, students gain an overview of the development of Western culture from Antiquity to the present as it is expressed through the arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, music, film and the performing arts), and especially through literature. The course examines the human condition through culture and the arts to better understand how the humanities are interconnected.
3
HUM2235Humanities: From The Renaissance To The Enlightenment

This course offers an introduction to the thought, literature, and arts of Western culture from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment.
3
HUM3930Special Topics: Food and Drink of Italy

Amid the profusion of food shows on TV and other media, one point is made consistently: to understand a culture and its people one needs to understand its food and drink. Italy is a particularly rich country for such investigation because of its culinary diversity. Despite Risorgimento or Unità d'Italia which established the single state of the Kingdom of Italy in 1861 and created something like a unified national consciousness with the annexation of Papal Rome in 1870, Italy remains, to this day, a collection of regions with pronounced cultural differences, particularly between the north and the south, which is reflected in innumerable local dialects, if not different languages, and local cuisines. The far north of the Alto Adige, Tyrolean Italy, retains strong ties to Austria, and more German is spoken there than Italian; and in the far south, the great island of Sicily has Greek temples and monuments as fine as those in Athens, and its cuisine has strong Mediterranean and African influences. And although Italian cuisines currently intermingle, the north remains a more a rice focused cuisine, the south more a pasta cuisine; the north, like Austria and Switzerland, features more butter based cooking, the south is more olive oil based. Italy is, furthermore, home of the Slow Food movement, an organization that promotes local food and traditional cooking techniques. Founded by Carlo Petrini in Italy in 1986, the anti-fast food movement has since gone global. And of course, Italy is the world’s largest producer of wines, and so among the largest consumer of wines, and we will pay careful attention to wine culture, with particular attention to how to taste and evaluate wine. Italy has some 590 distinct grape varieties planted in more than 500 different areas. We will study the food and drink culture of Italy, concentrating on Florence and Tuscany but expanding to other regions. We will taste and learn to cook some of the foods of Italy, learn how and when to drink coffee, understand Italy’s bitter aperitivi and digestivi, and learn to respect wine not so much as a beverage but as another food.
3
HUM4931Topics in Civilization of Italy: Modern Italian Culture*

May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours.
3
HUN1201Science of Nutrition

This course focuses on the elements of nutrition and factors influencing the ability of individuals to maintain good nutrition status.
3
HUN2125Food and Society

This course examines the impact of society on human food ways, role of food and nutrition in national development and global politics. For nonmajors.
3
IFS2022When Culture and Business Collide: Communication in an International Context

In this course, students engage in critical and creative thinking about contemporary problems and solutions in intercultural business communication. Students also grapple with these issues in both an international and domestic context.
3
ITA1120Elementary Italian I

This introductory course gives the student basic grammatical structures to enable speaking, understanding, reading, and writing at the elementary level. May not be taken by native speakers. May not be taken concurrently with ITA 1111, 1121 and/or 2220.
4
ITA1121Elementary Italian II

This course builds upon the students ability to speak, understand, read, and write Italian at an elementary level. May not be taken by native speakers. May not be taken concurrently with ITA 1111, 1120 and/or 2220.
4
ITA2240Italian Conversation

This course stresses development of conversational skills at the third-year level. May not be taken by native speakers.
3
ITT3501Modern Italian Culture*

This course is an introduction to the cultural developments and sociopolitical changes in modern Italy from the Risorgimento to the formation of a nation. Students examine Fascism's influence on the national culture, as well as consider the contemporary impact of immigration on diversity. Offered in English.
3
PGY2100cPhotography for Non-Art Majors

This course is an introduction to camera operation and image making, with discussion of contemporary and historical work. Emphasis on 35mm slide projects rather than printing techniques. (This course may be offered as part of FSU International Programs curriculum.)
3
SYG1000Introductory Sociology

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of sociology. In the course, emphasis is placed on exposure to the basic findings of empirical research studies in a wide range of areas traditionally examined by sociologists.
3
SYG2010Social Problems: Sociology of Hip Hop: A Comparative Perspective thru Art

This course represents a study of various contemporary social problems in an urbanized society, which may include such topics as education, the family, politics, the economy, race relations, drug use and alcoholism, over-population, and other issues.
3
FL03-6-18: Summer 2018
Students must choose at least two classes from FL01 and two classes from FL02
FL04-9-18: Fall 2018
CourseTitleCredits
ANT2410Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

This course introduces the origin and development of human lifeways with emphasis on non-Western societies. A comparative perspective is used to examine language, social organization, religion, values, and technology. Attention is also given to contemporary world problems.
3
ARH2000Art, Architecture, and Artistic Vision

This course focuses on a thematic approach to the understanding and appreciation of works of art.
3
ARH4933Florentine Renaissance

he course is set against the historical backgrond of Florence and looks at art and architecture in the context of patronage; that of the church, the guilds, the merchants and the Medici, the ruling family of the city. The Renaissance produced outstanding artists such as Donatello, Botticelli, Verrocchio, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael; but these artists could not have existed without their patrons. It is this inter-connection which is our theme. The course will examine the emergence of Renaissance Florence via site visits to churches, palaces, museums and classroom sessions. The story is an unprecedented and excititng one: one small city produced a staggering array of artistic talent in a short period of time. Classical antiquity was the model, not only in artistic terms but in philosophical and political ones as well: Florence saw the rebirth of classical antiquity. The impact of that rebirth, that renaissance, still affects us today: our ways of thought, our ways of seeing are conditioned by that momentous period which changed the past forever, and ushered in the first modern era.
3
AST1002Planets/Stars/Galaxies

This course provides general acquaintance with some of the facts, concepts and scientific methods of astronomy. As a liberal study course, the goal is to help students learn some basic facts of astronomy as well as gain an appreciation of astronomy as a science, the universe, and the current scientific ideas about its history and its future.
3
ECO2000Introduction to Economics (online)

This course is a survey of the discipline for people taking only one economics course. Historical perspective and major principles of theory are presented. Not to be taken by students who have had or who must take ECO 2013 and 2023. Not applicable to the economics major nor the economics minor.
3
ECO2013Principles of Macroeconomics (online)

This course explores aggregate economics and national income determination, money and monetary theory, present macroeconomic conditions, and aggregative policy alternatives; theory of international trade and the balance of payments; economic growth and development.
3
ECO2023Principles of Microeconomics (online)

This course covers consumption, production, and resource allocations considered from a private and social point of view; microeconomic problems and policy alternatives; economics of inequality and poverty; and comparative economic systems.
3
ENC1101Freshman Composition and Rhetoric

This course includes drafting and writing of expository essays and a journal for a total of 7,000 words. May not be taken by students with credit in ENC 1149. No auditors.
3
EUH3431Modern Italy^

This course traces the development of Italy from the Enlightenment to the present. Discussions concentrate on the major social, political, and intellectual currents, centering on the unification movement, the crisis of the Liberal State, and Fascism.
3
HFT1000Introduction to Hospitality

This course offers an introductory review of the segments, disciplines, career opportunities, and current issues in the hospitality industry.
3
HFT2062International Wine and Culture*

This course provides an introduction to wines of the world with a focus upon the importance to global cultures. Students learn about these regional wines and the interrelationship with their cultures and heritage.
3
HFT4866Wine and Culture*

This course is an introduction to basic wine knowledge that, together with wine tasting, enhances student understanding and appreciation of wine and its place in our culture and heritage. Restricted to students 21 years of age and older. May not be taken as an S/U course.
3
HUM4931Italian Life & Culture^

The course is intended to introduce students to the major issues and themes in Italian history from the second half of the nineteenth century to the present day. We will investigate key issues such as the process of nation-building in the Liberal period; Fascist Italy; the gap between citizens and government; the centrality of the family; Italy in the Cold War; the Economic Miracle; Berlusconis Italy. We will also discuss the changes that have occurred as a result of the combined effect of industrialization, urbanization and secularization. Special emphasis will be given to the role of the South in the construction of an Italian national identity. We will go to an historical café and to a museum.
3
IFS2098Global Engagement (online)

Study your study-abroad country through first-hand encounters and engagement. The coursework gives you the opportunity to study your country's unique customs, values, and traditions and compare it with your own through actively participating in cultural experiences. In addition to weekly reflective assignments, the course will ask you to choose a specific custom to report on such as looking at race and social class through the football and cricket sporting cultures in England or the significance of the patriarchal society through the courtship dances in Italy.
1
IFS2099On-Line Democracy to World Governance

The central issue of the course is the ancient political question: how can we live together? During classes we shall examine evidence from different contexts: examples of local participatory democracy within indigenous groups throughout the world; the use of digital platforms for consultation, political deliberation, mobilization in both developed and developing countries; top-down policy programs for inclusion and participation. Students will learn how to engage with various sources through a variety of approaches: network analysis, policy analysis, participant observation and interviews; also, they will exercise on how to produce articulated and sound texts on their researches. . (While the course topics include 'online democracy' this class is taught face-to-face in Florence.) This course satisfies the Liberal Studies Social Sciences requirement.
3
ITA1120Elementary Italian I

This introductory course gives the student basic grammatical structures to enable speaking, understanding, reading, and writing at the elementary level. May not be taken by native speakers. May not be taken concurrently with ITA 1111, 1121 and/or 2220.
4
ITA1121Elementary Italian II

This course builds upon the students ability to speak, understand, read, and write Italian at an elementary level. May not be taken by native speakers. May not be taken concurrently with ITA 1111, 1120 and/or 2220.
4
ITA2220Reading and Conversation

This course stresses skills in reading and conversational Italian at the second-year level. Readings are supported by discussions of the materials. This course completes the baccalaureate degree requirement. May not be taken concurrently with ITA 1111, 1120 and/or 1121. May not be taken by native speakers.
4
ITT3430Masterpieces of Italian Literature in Translation

After a general overview of Italian history and culture, this course introduces students to a sample of novels, plays, paintings and movies that present key aspects of Italian culture and its achievements. Taught in English.
3
ITT3500Italian Culture & Civilization: From Origins to the Age of Romanticism

This course is an introduction to artistic, intellectual, social, and political trends in Italy from pre-Roman times to the Age of Romanticism with specific reference to Medieval and Renaissance Italy as a center of culture in Europe. Offered in English.
3
ITT3501Modern Italian Culture: From the Unification to the Present^

This course is an introduction to the cultural developments and sociopolitical changes in modern Italy from the Risorgimento to the formation of a nation. Students examine Fascism's influence on the national culture, as well as consider the contemporary impact of immigration on diversity. Offered in English.
3
ITT3523Italian Cinema

This course offers and introduction to Italian cinema: history, practices, and protagonists. Taught in English.
3
LIT3383Women in Literature

In this course, students study texts that consider women's roles in society. The course focuses on women's gender roles and legal status during the Victorian period. What kinds of political and literary power did women have? What did women have to say about social and political matters? How did women use literary forms to communicate their arguments?
3
MAC1105College Algebra

This course is a review of algebraic operations, equations and inequalities; functions and functional notation; graphs; inverse functions; linear, quadratic, rational function; absolute value; radicals; exponential and logarithmic functions; system of equations and inequalities; applications. On the basis of test scores the student may be required to take a community college course before MAC 1105.
3
PSY2012General Psychology

This course is a broad overview covering important psychological principles and findings within the major subfields of psychology, and the basic scientific methods employed. A "bio-psycho-social" approach is emphasized throughout so that all behaviors (including how we think, feel, and act) are discussed in terms of biological, psychological, and social determinants and consequences.
3
FL04-9-17: Fall 2017
CourseTitleCredits
ARH2000Art, Architecture, and Artistic Vision

This course focuses on a thematic approach to the understanding and appreciation of works of art.
3
ARH4933Florentine Renaissance

This course introduces students to a broad range of painting, sculpture, and architecture in Florence. Beginning with the great projects of the Middle Ages that defined the religious and political centers of the city, attention will focus on major monuments of the Renaissance period. Discussion will center on how works of art were made, their style, and how they communicated intellectual meaning. To take full advantage of the opportunities available for the study of art in Florence, most classes will be held in museums, churches, and piazzas. Florence will be our classroom. Sub-themes that intersect with the most recent research in the field of art history are interwoven into each class period. Topics for discussion include the cross-cultural fertilization of artistic ideas, how women, the poor, and children were depicted in Renaissance art, conflicting ideas regarding patronage, and how works of art constructed religious, political, gender, and class identities.
3
CPO2002Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics**

This course addresses government institutions and current political parties throughout the world, as well as theories that explain similarities and differences among countries. Topics may include electoral systems, parliamentary systems, causes of political change, democratization, political culture, ideologies, and economic and social policy. Examples are drawn from Western democracies and developing countries.
3
CPO3930The European Union**

This course is aimed at integrating comparative politics tools within the study of the development of European integration. The first part of the course will focus on the fundamental terms and concepts of politics and government (the state, political participation, democracy etc.), building up a vocabulary and tool-kit for the second part of the course, which will deal with what has been considered the most important political, economic and governance experiment in the last 60 years in Europe, namely the creation of a European Union (EU). We shall then explore its structure, functions, and problematic aspects, providing students with an historical overview of the unification process of European countries since WWII, and analyzing the institutional structure of the EU and the different policies it has adopted in the last decades. **Students may enroll in CPO2002 or CPO3930 but not both. Additional Costs: A Course Reader will be available for purchase in a local store (cost is approx. 20 Euros).
3
ECO2000Introduction to Economics (online)

This course is a survey of the discipline for people taking only one economics course. Historical perspective and major principles of theory are presented. Not to be taken by students who have had or who must take ECO 2013 and 2023. Not applicable to the economics major nor the economics minor.
3
ECO2013Principles of Macroeconomics (online)

This course explores aggregate economics and national income determination, money and monetary theory, present macroeconomic conditions, and aggregative policy alternatives; theory of international trade and the balance of payments; economic growth and development.
3
ECO2023Principles of Microeconomics (online)

This course covers consumption, production, and resource allocations considered from a private and social point of view; microeconomic problems and policy alternatives; economics of inequality and poverty; and comparative economic systems.
3
ENC1101Freshman Composition and Rhetoric

This course includes drafting and writing of expository essays and a journal for a total of 7,000 words. May not be taken by students with credit in ENC 1149. No auditors.
3
EUH3431Modern Italy^

This course traces the development of Italy from the Enlightenment to the present. Discussions concentrate on the major social, political, and intellectual currents, centering on the unification movement, the crisis of the Liberal State, and Fascism.
3
HUM4931Italian Life & Culture^

The course is intended to introduce students to the major issues and themes in Italian history from the second half of the nineteenth century to the present day. We will investigate key issues such as the process of nation-building in the Liberal period; Fascist Italy; the gap between citizens and government; the centrality of the family; Italy in the Cold War; the Economic Miracle; Berlusconis Italy. We will also discuss the changes that have occurred as a result of the combined effect of industrialization, urbanization and secularization. Special emphasis will be given to the role of the South in the construction of an Italian national identity. ^Students may enroll in only one of these courses: EUH3431, HUM4931, OR ITT3501. Additonal Costs: Students should budget $20-30 for class excursions.
3
IFS2098Global Engagement (online) (required of all freshmen)

Study your study-abroad country through first-hand encounters and engagement. The coursework gives you the opportunity to study your country's unique customs, values, and traditions and compare it with your own through actively participating in cultural experiences. In addition to weekly reflective assignments, the course will ask you to choose a specific custom to report on such as looking at race and social class through the football and cricket sporting cultures in England or the significance of the patriarchal society through the courtship dances in Italy.
1
IFS2099On-Line Democracy to World Governance

The central issue of the course is the ancient political question: how can we live together? During classes we shall examine evidence from different contexts: examples of local participatory democracy within indigenous groups throughout the world; the use of digital platforms for consultation, political deliberation, mobilization in both developed and developing countries; top-down policy programs for inclusion and participation. Students will learn how to engage with various sources through a variety of approaches: network analysis, policy analysis, participant observation and interviews; also, they will exercise on how to produce articulated and sound texts on their researches. (While the course topics include 'online democracy' this class is taught face-to-face in Florence.) This course satisfies the Liberal Studies Social Sciences requirement.
3
ITA1120Elementary Italian I

This introductory course gives the student basic grammatical structures to enable speaking, understanding, reading, and writing at the elementary level. May not be taken by native speakers. May not be taken concurrently with ITA 1111, 1121 and/or 2220.
4
ITA1121Elementary Italian II

This course builds upon the students ability to speak, understand, read, and write Italian at an elementary level. May not be taken by native speakers. May not be taken concurrently with ITA 1111, 1120 and/or 2220.
4
ITA2220Reading and Conversation

This course stresses skills in reading and conversational Italian at the second-year level. Readings are supported by discussions of the materials. This course completes the baccalaureate degree requirement. May not be taken concurrently with ITA 1111, 1120 and/or 1121. May not be taken by native speakers.
4
ITT3430Masterpieces of Italian Literature in Translation

After a general overview of Italian history and culture, this course will introduce students to a group of classic Italian authors who have been great innovators in the fields of poetry, story-telling, political science, and theatre. The discussion of texts will be integrated with video projections and visits to pertinent Florentine sites. Taught in English.
3
ITT3501Modern Italian Culture: From the Unification to the Present^

This course is an introduction to the cultural developments and sociopolitical changes in modern Italy from the Risorgimento to the formation of a nation. Students examine Fascism's influence on the national culture, as well as consider the contemporary impact of immigration on diversity. Offered in English.
3
ITT3523Italian Cinema

This course offers and introduction to Italian cinema: history, practices, and protagonists. Taught in English.
3
LIT3383Women in Literature

In this course, we will focus on how women have been represented in literature over the past 150 years by examining stories, novels, poems and plays by a selection of female and male writers who wrote or set their works in Italy. In the first half of the semester we will consider American and British writers who chose Italy as the setting for their writing, shifting our focus after midterm to Italian female and male writers in translation. In addition to our cross-culture considerations on women's gender roles, stereotypes, and legal status over time, and the special attention we will dedicate to how various male and female writers depict their female characters, we will also take advantage of the opportunity to consider the wider historical context of the works before us and reflect on how Italy itself has been portrayed by these native and non-native men and women over time.
3
MAC1105College Algebra

This course is a review of algebraic operations, equations and inequalities; functions and functional notation; graphs; inverse functions; linear, quadratic, rational function; absolute value; radicals; exponential and logarithmic functions; system of equations and inequalities; applications. On the basis of test scores the student may be required to take a community college course before MAC 1105.
3
FL05-1-18: Spring 2018
CourseTitleCredits
ARH2000Art, Architecture, and Artistic Vision

This course focuses on a thematic approach to the understanding and appreciation of works of art.
3
ARH4933Florentine Renaissance

he course is set against the historical backgrond of Florence and looks at art and architecture in the context of patronage; that of the church, the guilds, the merchants and the Medici, the ruling family of the city. The Renaissance produced outstanding artists such as Donatello, Botticelli, Verrocchio, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael; but these artists could not have existed without their patrons. It is this inter-connection which is our theme. The course will examine the emergence of Renaissance Florence via site visits to churches, palaces, museums and classroom sessions. The story is an unprecedented and excititng one: one small city produced a staggering array of artistic talent in a short period of time. Classical antiquity was the model, not only in artistic terms but in philosophical and political ones as well: Florence saw the rebirth of classical antiquity. The impact of that rebirth, that renaissance, still affects us today: our ways of thought, our ways of seeing are conditioned by that momentous period which changed the past forever, and ushered in the first modern era.
3
ART1300CDrawing Foundations

This course includes creative expression and communication using a variety of black and white media.
3
CGS2100Microcomputer Applications for Business/Economics (online)

This course enables students in business and economics to become proficient with microcomputer hardware and software applications that are typically used in the workplace. The following topics are covered: hardware concepts, operating systems, word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, networks, Internet, World Wide Web, multi-media presentations, and information systems. May not be applied toward computer science major or minor. Not open to students with credit in CGS 2060.
3
CPO2002Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics**

This course addresses government institutions and current political parties throughout the world, as well as theories that explain similarities and differences among countries. Topics may include electoral systems, parliamentary systems, causes of political change, democratization, political culture, ideologies, and economic and social policy. Examples are drawn from Western democracies and developing countries.
3
CPO3930The European Union**

This course is aimed at integrating comparative politics tools within the study of the development of European integration. Definitions and notions of political concepts will be explained during the first lectures; we will then deal with the most important political, economic and governance experiment in the last 60 years in Europe, namely the creation of a European Union (EU), and explore its structure, functions, and problematic aspects. The course will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of the political system of the European Union, starting off with an historical overview of the unification process of European countries since WWII, to then concentrate on the institutional structure of the EU and the different policies it has adopted in the last decades. But we will also deal with many specific topics – in particular with the role of Italy within the EU – and with the most recent evolution concerning the EU.
3
ECO2000Introduction to Economics (online)

This course is a survey of the discipline for people taking only one economics course. Historical perspective and major principles of theory are presented. Not to be taken by students who have had or who must take ECO 2013 and 2023. Not applicable to the economics major nor the economics minor.
3
ECO2013Principles of Macroeconomics (online)

This course explores aggregate economics and national income determination, money and monetary theory, present macroeconomic conditions, and aggregative policy alternatives; theory of international trade and the balance of payments; economic growth and development.
3
ECO2023Principles of Microeconomics (online)

This course covers consumption, production, and resource allocations considered from a private and social point of view; microeconomic problems and policy alternatives; economics of inequality and poverty; and comparative economic systems.
3
ENC2135Research, Genre, and Context

This course focuses on teaching students research skills that allow them to effectively incorporate outside sources in their writing and to compose in a variety of genres for specific contexts.
3
EUH3431Modern Italy^

This course traces the development of Italy from the Enlightenment to the present. Discussions concentrate on the major social, political, and intellectual currents, centering on the unification movement, the crisis of the Liberal State, and Fascism.
3
HUM2235Humanities: From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

This course offers an introduction to the thought, literature, and arts of Western culture from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment.
3
HUM4931Italian Life & Culture^

The course is intended to introduce students to the major issues and themes in Italian history from the second half of the nineteenth century to the present day. We will investigate key issues such as the process of nation-building in the Liberal period; Fascist Italy; the gap between citizens and government; the centrality of the family; Italy in the Cold War; the Economic Miracle; Berlusconis Italy. We will also discuss the changes that have occurred as a result of the combined effect of industrialization, urbanization and secularization. Special emphasis will be given to the role of the South in the construction of an Italian national identity. We will go to an historical café and to a museum.
3
IFS2099On-Line Democracy to World Governance

The central issue of the course is the ancient political question: how can we live together? During classes we shall examine evidence from different contexts: examples of local participatory democracy within indigenous groups throughout the world; the use of digital platforms for consultation, political deliberation, mobilization in both developed and developing countries; top-down policy programs for inclusion and participation. Students will learn how to engage with various sources through a variety of approaches: network analysis, policy analysis, participant observation and interviews; also, they will exercise on how to produce articulated and sound texts on their researches. . (While the course topics include 'online democracy' this class is taught face-to-face in Florence.) This course satisfies the Liberal Studies Social Sciences requirement.
3
ITA1120Elementary Italian I

This introductory course gives the student basic grammatical structures to enable speaking, understanding, reading, and writing at the elementary level. May not be taken by native speakers. May not be taken concurrently with ITA 1111, 1121 and/or 2220.
4
ITA1121Elementary Italian II

This course builds upon the students ability to speak, understand, read, and write Italian at an elementary level. May not be taken by native speakers. May not be taken concurrently with ITA 1111, 1120 and/or 2220.
4
ITA2220Reading and Conversation

This course stresses skills in reading and conversational Italian at the second-year level. Readings are supported by discussions of the materials. This course completes the baccalaureate degree requirement. May not be taken concurrently with ITA 1111, 1120 and/or 1121. May not be taken by native speakers.
4
ITA2240Italian Conversation

This course stresses development of conversational skills at the third-year level. May not be taken by native speakers.
3
ITA3420Grammar and Composition^^

This course presents a review and further study of grammar and idiomatic constructions. Composition practice augments the skills developed.
3
ITA4930Special Topics^^

Allows students to study literary topics of a special kind, depending on student interest and faculty expertise.
3
ITT3501Modern Italian Culture: From the Unification to the Present**

This course is an introduction to the cultural developments and sociopolitical changes in modern Italy from the Risorgimento to the formation of a nation. Students examine Fascism's influence on the national culture, as well as consider the contemporary impact of immigration on diversity. Offered in English.
3
LIT2020The Short Story

This course covers tone, narration, form, and theme in representative short stories.
3
MGF1106Math for Liberal Arts I

This course covers set theory; symbolic logic; counting principles; permutations and combinations; probability; statistics; geometry; applications and history of mathematics. Recommended background: two years of high school algebra. Course is not intended for students whose programs require precalculus or calculus courses.
3
PGY2100cPhotography for Non-Art Majors

This course is an introduction to camera operation and image making, with discussion of contemporary and historical work. Emphasis on 35mm slide projects rather than printing techniques. (This course may be offered as part of FSU International Programs curriculum.)
3
FL05-1-19: Spring 2019
CourseTitleCredits
ARH2000Art, Architecture, & Artistic Vision

This course focuses on a thematic approach to the understanding and appreciation of works of art.
3
ARH4933Florentine Renaissance

he course is set against the historical backgrond of Florence and looks at art and architecture in the context of patronage; that of the church, the guilds, the merchants and the Medici, the ruling family of the city. The Renaissance produced outstanding artists such as Donatello, Botticelli, Verrocchio, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael; but these artists could not have existed without their patrons. It is this inter-connection which is our theme. The course will examine the emergence of Renaissance Florence via site visits to churches, palaces, museums and classroom sessions. The story is an unprecedented and excititng one: one small city produced a staggering array of artistic talent in a short period of time. Classical antiquity was the model, not only in artistic terms but in philosophical and political ones as well: Florence saw the rebirth of classical antiquity. The impact of that rebirth, that renaissance, still affects us today: our ways of thought, our ways of seeing are conditioned by that momentous period which changed the past forever, and ushered in the first modern era.
3
ART2003CContemporary Art Scholarship and Practice

This course provides an introduction to the theories and creative processes that propel contemporary art and design. The course studies a wide range of media and methods used by visual artists and designers to create meaning in their images, objects, and experiences. Offered to all non-art majors.
3
CGS2100Microcomputer Applications for Business/Economics (online)

This course enables students in business and economics to become proficient with microcomputer hardware and software applications that are typically used in the workplace. The following topics are covered: hardware concepts, operating systems, word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, networks, Internet, World Wide Web, multi-media presentations, and information systems. May not be applied toward computer science major or minor. Not open to students with credit in CGS 2060.
3
CTE4937Special Topics in Retail Merchandising and Product Development

This course is an analysis of current issues and practices in textiles and consumer sciences. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours as topics vary.
3
ECO2000Introduction to Economics (online)

This course is a survey of the discipline for people taking only one economics course. Historical perspective and major principles of theory are presented. Not to be taken by students who have had or who must take ECO 2013 and 2023. Not applicable to the economics major nor the economics minor.
3
ECO2013Principles of Macroeconomics (online)

This course explores aggregate economics and national income determination, money and monetary theory, present macroeconomic conditions, and aggregative policy alternatives; theory of international trade and the balance of payments; economic growth and development.
3
ECO2023Principles of Microeconomics (online)

This course covers consumption, production, and resource allocations considered from a private and social point of view; microeconomic problems and policy alternatives; economics of inequality and poverty; and comparative economic systems.
3
ENC2135Research, Genre, and Context

This course focuses on teaching students research skills that allow them to effectively incorporate outside sources in their writing and to compose in a variety of genres for specific contexts.
3
EUH320519th Century Europe

This course is an introduction to key themes and problems in the social, political, and cultural history of Europe from the era of the French Revolution to the outbreak of World War I. Although this is an upper-level course, no prior background in European history is required.
3
EVR1001Environmental Science

This course is an introduction to environmental science that covers the basic functioning of the earth's environmental system and human effects on that system.
3
EVR1001lEnvironmental Science Lab (Online)

Corequisite: EVR 1001.
1
GEB3213Business Communications

This course is designed to help business students develop the writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills that are necessary for a successful business career.
3
HFT2890International Food and Culture

The course is designed to explore the world’s cuisines with a focus on the history of culinary arts, indigenous ingredients, customs, protocol, celebrations, religions, and various cooking methods and terminology.
3
ITA1120Elementary Italian I

This introductory course gives the student basic grammatical structures to enable speaking, understanding, reading, and writing at the elementary level. May not be taken by native speakers. May not be taken concurrently with ITA 1111, 1121 and/or 2220.
4
ITA1121Elementary Italian II

This course builds upon the students ability to speak, understand, read, and write Italian at an elementary level. May not be taken by native speakers. May not be taken concurrently with ITA 1111, 1120 and/or 2220.
4
ITA2220Reading and Conversation

This course stresses skills in reading and conversational Italian at the second-year level. Readings are supported by discussions of the materials. This course completes the baccalaureate degree requirement. May not be taken concurrently with ITA 1111, 1120 and/or 1121. May not be taken by native speakers.
4
ITA3440Business Italian

This course introduces current Italian business formats and provides practice in commercial correspondence with its specialized vocabulary and syntax.
3
LIT2020The Short Story

This course covers tone, narration, form, and theme in representative short stories.
3
MAR3023Basic Marketing Concepts

This course is a required prerequisite for all marketing courses. Gives the student an understanding of the decision areas and the ability to utilize marketing concepts to make business decisions.
3
PHM2300Introduction to Political Philosophy

This course introduces students to the main issues in political philosophy: the justification of political authority, role of law, political obligation, neocolonialism, disobedience, revolution, rights, the appropriate ends of government, patterns of distribution and justice.
3
POS4235Media and Politics

This course examines the role of the news media, both print and electronic, in shaping public opinion and voter behavior.
3
STA2023Fundamental Business Statistics

This course covers statistical applications in business, involving graphical and numerical descriptions of data, data collection, correlation and simple linear regression, elementary probability, random variables, binomial and normal distributions, sampling distributions, and confidence intervals and hypothesis tests for a single sample.
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 Financial Assistance Coordinator at International Programs (IP) 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 each student needing assistance. Students who have received some form of financial aid throughout their collegiate careers, as well as those completely new to the process, receive expert care every step of the way. We also help concerned parents! Additionally, students are strongly encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office at their home school as early as possible. Finally, Florida State 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 created just for FSU IP students and families, with step-by-step guidance for the process.

Florida Bright Futures

Florida Bright Futures scholarship funds may be used toward a semester abroad. The Bright Futures Academic Scholarship is available for all terms. The Academic scholarship will also include a $300 textbook award for fall and spring only. The Bright Futures Medallion Scholarship will not be available for the summer terms.

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
$77 Per Credit Hour
6 $1281.30 $462
7 $1494.85 $539
8 $1708.40 $616
9 $1921.95 $693
10 $2135.50 $770
11 $2349.05 $847
12 $2562.60 $924
13 $2776.15 $1001
14 $2989.70 $1078
15 $3203.25 $1155
16 $3416.80 $1232
17 $3630.35 $1309
18 $3843.90 $1386

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Florida Prepaid

Students receiving Florida Prepaid tuition, local fees and/or dorm benefits, may defer a portion of their Program Fee against Florida Prepaid funds. Completing and submitting the fee deferment request form will allow IP to bill Florida Prepaid and apply these funds toward the program fee balance. Completion and submission of the fee deferment request form allows this process to occur.

Students may obtain the deferment form by selecting Deferment from the menu above.

To use a Florida Prepaid dorm account during a summer term, the purchaser of the Prepaid account must send a letter authorizing the use of the benefit. Letters should be mailed to: Florida Prepaid, 1804 Hermitage Blvd., Suite 210, Tallahassee, FL 32308. For more information, contact them at 1-800-552-4723.

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 $3310.00
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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Scholarship & Discount Opportunities

Florida State University has joined the Generation Study Abroad campaign sponsored by the Institute for International Education, committing to a goal of doubling the number of our study abroad participants by 2020. We are proud to be part of this pledge to undertake ambitious actions in order to increase the number of students who study abroad with Florida State!

As part of this commitment, International Programs has launched a $175,000 Generation Study Abroad Scholarships program, Which includes $70,000 worth of new scholarships as well as two existing scholarships being incorporated into the Generation Study Abroad Scholarships program.

Psychology In London Scholarship

This scholarship was established to encourage participation in the FSU Psychology in London summer program. Florida State degree-seeking students who have an overall GPA of 3.25 or above may apply for this need and merit-based scholarship.

Brooks Rogers Memorial Scholarship

Florida State degree-seeking students enrolled full-time in the College of Arts & Sciences or in the College of Fine Arts, who have an overall GPA of 2.85 or above may apply for this need-based scholarship. Preference is given to students studying Art History or the Humanities.

Generation Study Abroad Critical Language Scholarship

Florida State undergraduate degree-seeking students who are majoring or minoring in Chinese or Russian, and who have an overall GPA of 3.5 or above may apply for this merit-based scholarship. Scholarships are available summer sessions in Tianjin or Moscow. Amounts may be up to 50% of the program fee and are determined based on the applicant pool.

Generation Study Abroad First Generation College Student Scholarship

Florida State undergraduate degree-seeking students who are the first in their family to attend college and who have an overall GPA of 3.5 or above may apply for this merit-based scholarship. Scholarships are available fall, spring, and summer sessions. Amounts may be up to 50% of the program fee and are determined based on the applicant pool.

Generation Study Abroad International Programs Achievement Scholarship

Florida State degree-seeking students with an overall GPA of 3.8 or above may apply for this merit-based scholarship, available fall, spring and summer sessions. Amounts are determined based on the applicant pool.

Generation Study Abroad International Programs Anniversary Scholarship

Florida State degree-seeking students who have an overall GPA of 3.5 or above may apply for this need and merit-based scholarship, which is intended to help increase the number of Florida State students who study abroad. Scholarships are available fall, spring, and summer sessions; and amounts are determined based on the applicant pool.

Generation Study Abroad STEM Student Scholarship

Florida State undergraduate degree-seeking students who are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or math, and who have an overall GPA of 3.5 or above may apply for this meritbased scholarship. Scholarships are available fall, spring, and summer sessions. Amounts may be up to 50% of the program fee and are determined based on the applicant pool.

Other International Programs Scholarship Opportunities

Minority Scholarship

To help more minorities study abroad, we offer a Minority Scholarship to degree-seeking Florida State ethnic minority students with an overall GPA of 2.5 or above. There are two $5,000 awards each semester, to be applied toward a fall or spring program in Florence, London, Panama City or Valencia.

Spring Break Scholarship

IP offers a limited number of scholarships for students participating in FSU IP Spring Break programs. Applicants must be Florida State degree-seeking students with an overall GPA of 3.8 or above and no demonstrated financial need or an overall GPA of 3.5 or above with demonstrated financial need. Scholarships will be up to 25% of the program fee.

Additional program-specific scholarships are available from the College of Social Work.

William Cullen Klein Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Cullen Klein, a talented linguist double-majoring in Spanish and Chinese. His family established the scholarship in his memory to help open the world to other students through studying abroad on the FSU Tianjin summer program. Florida State degree-seeking students who have an overall GPA of 3.5 or above may apply for this merit-based scholarship.

Scholarship Application Deadlines

Term Deadline
Spring 2018 September 6, 2017
Spring Break 2018 November 1, 2017
Summer 2018 December 6, 2017
Fall 2018 April 4, 2018

Scholarships Administered by Other FSU Departments

For information about study abroad scholarships administered by other FSU departments, view the following links:

Ada Belle Winthrop-King Scholarships

Available through the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics. Contact the department for guidelines.

Audrey Wilson Florence Travel Scholarships

Humanities majors participating in the Florence Program may apply for Audrey Wilson Florence Travel Scholarships. Apply through the director of the FSU humanities program Contact the Program in Interndisciplinary Humanities at 850-644-9121.

Bess Ward Honors Thesis Award

Florida State University liberal studies Honor students and Honors in the Major students may apply for a Bess Ward Honors Travel Scholarship. For more information, see the Honors Program website.

The College of Arts & Sciences Study Abroad Scholarship

Available through the College of Arts & Sciences students who meet certain requirements and are attending an FSU International Program (more information available on the scholarship's website).

Global Sport Management Scholarship

Florida State University Sport Management undergraduate majors participating in the London Global Sport Management program may apply for the Global Sport Management Scholarship. Apply through the Sport Management Department. Contact the the Department at sportmanagement@fsu.edu to request an application.

National Science Foundation - Diversity Scholarship (Chiriqui, Panama)

Students applying to the Tropical Behavioral Ecology Program (CQ01-6-17) are eligible to apply for an additional scholarship provided through the NSF. Please follow the link to apply.

Scholarship List

General listing of scholarships that may be available for international study. These scholarships are available to both FSU students and Non-FSU students.

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi annually awards 100 grants of $1,000 each to selected undergraduate students seeking support for study abroad. The best part is that applicants do NOT have to be a member of Phi Kappa Phi (more information available on the scholarship's website).

GoEuro European Study Abroad Scholarship

GoEuro awards three study abroad scholarships worth up to 2000 euros. For more information, please visit the GoEuro website.

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Study Abroad Loans

Additional Discount Opportunities

Students who have completed 15 or more credit hours on programs administered by the IP office, earning at least a 3.0 average or above in course work at the international location(s), are eligible for discounts for subsequent IP programs. Discounts are $500 for summer sessions or $1,000 for fall or spring semesters. Note: These savings are built into the program fees for First Year Abroad program students.

Florida-Costa Rica Linkage Institute

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.

Co-Directors

Florida State University
Gisela R. Fisher
Florida-Costa Rica Linkage Institute
Florida State University
282 Champions Way
University Center Building A,
Office Suite A5500
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420
Phone: 850.644.7217
Fax: 850.644.8817
Email: gfisher@fsu.edu

In Partnership with Valencia College
Rocky Blesso
Florida-Costa Rica Linkage Institute
Valencia College
P.O. Box 3028
Orlando, FL 32802
Phone: 407.582.5287
Email: hblesso@valenciacollege.com

Florida-France Linkage Institute

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: http://www.usf.edu/world/centers/florida-france/index.aspx

Co-Directors

University of South Florida
Christine Probes
Florida-France Linkage Institute
International Affairs Center
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave., CPR107
Tampa, FL 33620-5550
Phone: (813) 974-3104
Fax: (813) 974-4613
Email: probes@usf.edu

In Partnership with Florida State University
Ceil Bare
Florida-France Linkage Institute
Florida State University
A5500 University Center
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420
Phone: (850) 644-1283
Email: cbare@fsu.edu

In Partnership with Miami-Dade College
Christina Florez
Florida-France Linkage Institute
Miami-Dade College
300 NE 2nd Ave., Room 3116
Miami, FL 33132
Phone: (305) 237-3485
Email: cflorez1@mdc.edu

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 2017-2018 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 and Financing Study Abroad Workshops

Financial Aid & Financing Study Abroad Workshops will be held at the Askew Student Life Center. See dates and times of workshops below. WALK-INS WELCOME!

  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM in 101A Student Life Center
  • Thursday, September 14, 2017
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM in 101A Student Life Center
  • Wednesday, September 27, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM in 101A Student Life Center
  • Tuesday, October 10, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM in 101A Student Life Center
  • Thursday, October 12, 2017
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM in 101A Student Life Center
  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM in 101A Student Life Center
  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM in 101A Student Life Center
  • Thursday, November 9, 2017
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM in 101A Student Life Center
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM in 101A Student Life Center

Deferment Forms

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

Italy

A visa is required for US citizens going to Florence for the following programs: Fall, Spring, First Year Abroad and Interns. Please note any program under 90 days in length does not require a visa for U.S. citizens.

All Italy Participants:

  • Passport: A passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of the program is required. The passport must also contain at least 2 blank visa pages. The last 3 pages of the passport do not count as visa pages.
  • Non-US Citizens: It is the responsibility of the non-US citizen to check with their local consulate to see if a visa is required in order to study abroad in Florence. If you are a non-US citizen, please contact International Programs at IP-Visas@fsu.edu.

Italy Participants requiring a visa:

International Programs provides support and guidance for the visa application process. Students will be required to submit their passport in advance of the Florence Program so the visa can be affixed inside the passport. For this reason, international travel plans may be limited during the months prior to the start of the program. Full visa requirements and instructions will be provided in a “Visa Packet” which will be emailed out to the students. Please take note of the following important visa requirements:

For Spring, Fall, or Interns

  • Financial Support: Proof of financial support in the amount of $4,000 must be supplied in the form of original financial aid award letters, an original recent bank statement, or a notarized letter from the bank from an account either in the student’s or parents’ names. The funds must be shown from a "liquid account"; checking or savings only. Loans are not accepted as financial proof. More information will be supplied in the visa packet.

For First Year Abroad Student ONLY:

  • Financial Support: Proof of financial support in the amount of $12,000 must be supplied in the form of original financial aid award letters, an original recent bank statement, or a notarized letter from the bank from an account either in the student’s or parents’ names. Funds must be shown from a "liquid account"; checking or savings only. Loans are not accepted as financial proof. More information will be supplied in the visa packet.

Important Dates & Documents

Spring 2018
Early Application Deadline*September 06, 2017$ 100.00
Scholarship Application DeadlineSeptember 06, 2017
Confirmation Deposit DueSeptember 20, 2017$ 1500.00
Important Forms DueSeptember 20, 2017
Full Payment DueOctober 18, 2017
Orientation MeetingTBA

* Application fees are non-refundable. After the deadline has passed, applications will be accepted on a space available basis.

Summer 2018
Early Application Deadline*December 06, 2017$ 100.00
Scholarship Application DeadlineDecember 06, 2017
Confirmation Deposit DueJanuary 24, 2018$ 1500.00
Important Forms DueJanuary 24, 2018
Full Payment DueFebruary 21, 2018
Orientation MeetingTBA

* Application fees are non-refundable. After the deadline has passed, applications will be accepted on a space available basis.

Fall 2018
Early Application Deadline*April 04, 2018$ 100.00
Scholarship Application DeadlineApril 04, 2018
Confirmation Deposit DeadlineMay 16, 2018$ 1500.00
Important Forms DueMay 16, 2018
Full Payment DueJune 13, 2018
Orientation MeetingTBA

* Application fees are non-refundable. After the deadline has passed, applications will be accepted on a space available basis.

Spring 2019
Early Application Deadline*September 12, 2018$ 100.00
Scholarship Application DeadlineSeptember 12, 2018
Confirmation Deposit DueSeptember 26, 2018$ 1500.00
Important Forms DueSeptember 26, 2018
Full Payment DueOctober 24, 2018
Orientation MeetingTBA

* Application fees are non-refundable. After the deadline has passed, applications will be accepted on a space available basis.

Documents

Health & Safety

For sixty years, Florida State University's 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

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 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: