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 in a variety of disciplines while living in the birthplace of the Renaissance, the city of Florence.

Students on this program have the opportunity to explore Florence’s art museums, rich cultural history, and delicious restaurants. In addition to Florence city excursions, students are shown the artistic and historical treasures of world-renowned cities such as Venice and Rome. Students also have the chance to visit Italian villages and towns such as Siena, Assisi, and Urbino. Throughout the program, getting to know and appreciate local cuisine is emphasized through market visits, cooking classes, and group meals. A number of student volunteer opportunities are also available to interact with local citizens. Opportunities for personal travel are provided throughout the program, giving students the freedom to explore on their own.

Program Description

Program Sessions

International Programs is committed to the safety and well-being of our students and staff, the academic integrity of our courses, and the high quality of our programming. We are monitoring the impact COVID-19 may have at all locations.

Due to the uncertain nature of the pandemic all program elements including the program calendar, weekly schedule, classroom environment, course delivery, housing arrangements, transportation policies, and inter-continental or in-country travel restrictions, are subject to modification at any time in order to comply with local public health recommendations as well as the policies and practices of Florida State University.

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

CodeTermStart DateEnd DateFeeApply
FL05Spring 202101/07/2104/22/21$13,995.00Closed

Eligibility

This program is open to all interested students.

Study Center

Founded in 1966, FSU Florence is one of the oldest U.S. study abroad programs in Italy and one of the few located in the historic, medieval heart of this remarkable city. The study center is located in the 16th century Bagnesi Palace on Via de Neri, one of the city’s most famous streets and a paradise for foodies. FSU Florence is only two blocks away from the Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, the Galileo Museum, and one of Europe’s most renowned outdoor spaces, the Piazza della Signoria. The study center features an atrium with coffee bar, glass-ceiling library & courtyard, interior & exterior student lounges, nine classrooms, two computer labs, state-of-the-art textiles and media labs, as well as a Tuscan-style tasting & learning kitchen. On-site security means students, staff, and faculty alike can use the study center as a safe and secure gathering spot for both academic and social activities.

Click here to read more about FSU’s new Florence Study Center and see renderings of the Bagnesi Palace.

Housing

Students studying at FSU Florence are housed in shared Florentine-style apartments within a 20-minute walk of the study center along beautiful cobblestone streets. Each residence includes security, furnished living spaces, a kitchenette and shared kitchen space, washing machines, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, safes, and a weekly cleaning service with a change of bed linens and towels. Students receive meal vouchers that can be redeemed at dozens of local cafes and restaurants throughout Florence. Overnight guests are not allowed in program housing. Please click here for a listing of recommended hotels in Florence.

Excursions & Group Activities

Cultural immersion and social events planned for this program may include the following. Group activities and excursions vary per session and may change due to unexpected events and/or new opportunities.

  • Overnight Excursions

    Rome: Colosseum, Pantheon, Forum, St. Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museum, and Trevi Fountain
    Venice: Burano, Torcello, St. Mark’s Basilica, Gallerie dell’Accademia, and Peggy Guggenheim
    Naples & Amalfi Coast: Mt. Vesuvius, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Positano, and Greek temples of Paestum
    Verona & Lake Garda: Romeo and Juliet’s house, and live opera in the ancient Roman amphitheater

  • Day Excursions

    San Gimignano, Siena, San Galgano, organic vineyard, and Bologna

  • Class Excursions

    Ferragamo Museum, Galileo Museum, Gucci Museum, Uffizi Gallery, Accademia Gallery, Machiavelli’s house, Dante’s house, archaeological sites, churches, and artisan workshops

  • Other Activities

    • Sunset Arno River Boat tour
    • Cooking classes
    • Fresco-making activity
    • International school soccer tournament
    • Ceramic-making activity
    • Volunteer opportunities
    • Fiorentina Series A soccer games
    • Night at the Opera

Program Fees

Include:

  • All registration fees
  • Instructional costs for up to 16 credit hours (12-week sessions) or up to 10 credit hours (5 or 6 week sessions)
  • Welcome orientation
  • Housing
  • 10 meal vouchers per week while school is in session (each worth approximately 5 euros)
  • Group meals including welcome dinner, dinner on group trips, some holiday dinners, Farewell dinner
  • Program-planned excursions/group activities
  • Full-time academic support
  • Health insurance
  • 24/7 student support
  • IP t-shirt
  • Universal travel adapter
  • Luggage tag

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)
  • Course-related fees (e.g., theatre tickets)

Courses

To speak with an International Programs Academic Advisor about study abroad courses, you can visit our office during drop-in advising hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1:00-4:00pm, make an appointment using Campus Connect (FSU students only), or contact our advisors directly (Sarah Lovins Bacani at slovins@fsu.edu or Mary Melton at mmelton@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.

Italian Studies Minor

The Italian Studies Minor enhances and focuses a student’s program in Italy. It requires 15 credits, 9 of which must be earned in Florence and include a cultural component. Students can choose from various disciplinary perspectives on Italian  Studies. A maximum of 9 hours may be counted in a single academic discipline. A minimum grade of “C-“ must be earned and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 must be maintained for all courses taken for the minor. Contact Sarah Lovins Bacani (slovins@fsu.edu) for more information. 

Session FL04Fall 2020
CourseTitleSatisfiesCredits
ANT2100Introduction to Archaeology (online)

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3
ANT2100LIntroduction to Archaeology Lab (online)

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1
BSC2010Biological Science I (online)

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3
BSC2010LBiological Science I Laboratory (online)

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1
CHM1045General Chemistry I (online)

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3
CHM1045LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (online)

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1
CTE4937Introduction to Italian Fashion and Culture (online)

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3
ECO2013Principles of Macroeconomics (online)

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3
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3
ENC1101Freshman Composition and Rhetoric (online)

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3
ENC2135Research, Genre, and Context (online)

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3
EUH320519th Century Europe (online)

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3
GEB3213Business Communication (online)

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3
HUM2020The Art of Being Human (online)

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3
HUM2235From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (online)

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3
HUM4931Topics in the Civ. of Britain: British Life & Culture (online)

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3
HUN1201Science of Nutrition (online)

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3
IDS2411The Italian Mafia from Corleone to the Globalized World

A description is not currently available for this course.
3
IDS2432Political Participation in the 21st Century: From Indigenous Communities to On-Line Democracy (online)

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3
IDS2464Crossing the Atlantic: Lorca in America, Hemingway in Spain (online)

Federico García Lorca and Ernest Hemingway are two of the most internationally recognized literary and cultural figures of the 20th century. That is, not only are they viewed with great interest and even division and controversy in their birth countries of Spain and the United States respectively, but they continue to cast a long shadow across the globe and especially over the Atlantic. Furthermore, not only did each of these two compelling figures leave a deep footprint in the other´s country, but they were also influenced and greatly inspired by the socio-cultural patrimony of the other´s homeland. By studying and analyzing Lorca in America and Hemingway in Spain students will explore an inter-cultural journey that reaches the core of how many Spaniards view America and how many Americans view Spain to this day. In this course we will engage, explore and envision Lorca in America and Hemingway in Spain within the enriching comparative context regarding a number of points of analysis: socio-cultural identity and customs, the environment, ethnicity, sexual identity, religion, geography, the artistic merit versus the ethical complexities of the bullfight, human rights and the cruelties of warfare.
3
IDS3435Please Please Me: Anglo-American Youth Culture from the 1950s to the Present (online)

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3
ITA1120Elementary Italian I (online)

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4
ITA1121Elementary Italian II (online)

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4
ITA2240Conversation

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3
ITT3523Italian Cinema (online)

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3
MAC1105College Algebra (online)

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3
MAC1114Analytic Trigonometry (online)

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3
MAC1140Pre-Calculus Algebra (online)

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3
MAC2233Calculus For Busines (online)

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3
MAC2311Calculus With Analytic Geometry I (online)

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4
MGF1106Math for Liberal Arts I (online)

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3
PGY2100cPhotography for Non-Art Majors (online)

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3
PHI2010Intro to Philosophy (online)

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3
PSY2012General Psychology (online)

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3
SPC2608Public Speaking (online)

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3
SPN1120Elementary Spanish I (online)

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4
SPN1121Elementary Spanish II (online)

This course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short texts, poems, and write compositions in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1120, 1124, and/or 2220 or be taken by native speakers.
4
SPN2220Intermediate Spanish I (online)

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4
SPN2240Intermediate Spanish II (online)

This course completes the intermediate Spanish skills sequence and finishes the review of the grammar sequence begun in SPN 2220. Students deepen their functional skills in comprehending, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish, and gain an overview of Hispanic culture in various countries. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.
3
SPT3391Hispanic Cinema (online)

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3
WOH1023Modern World To 1815 (online)

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3
Session FL05Spring 2021
CourseTitleSatisfiesCredits
ARH4933Florentine Renaissance

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3
CGS2100Microcomputer Applications for Business/Economics (online)

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3
CLT3378Ancient Mythology

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3
COM4560Social Marketing

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3
CTE4937Fashion and Craftsmanship in Florence

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3
ECO2013Principles of Macroeconomics (online)

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3
ECO2023Principles of Microeconomics (online)

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3
ENC2135Research, Genre, and Context (online)

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3
EUH320519th Century Europe

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3
EVR1001Environmental Science

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3
GEB3213Business Communications

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3
HFT2890International Food and Culture

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3
IDS2060Global Engagement

A description is not currently available for this course.
3
IDS3195Vistas on Florence: From Dante to the Big Flood of 1966

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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

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4
ITT3501Modern Italian Culture

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3
ITT3523Italian Cinema

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3
MAC2233Calculus for Business

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3
MGF1107Practical Finite Mathematics

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3
MMC4302Comparative and International Media Studies

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3
PGY2100cPhoto for Non-Art Majors

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3
PHM2300Introduction to Political Philosophy

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3
PSB2000Intro to Brain & Behavior

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3
Session FL01Summer 2021
CourseTitleSatisfiesCredits
ACG2021Introduction to Financial Accounting

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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

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3
ARH4933Florentine Renaissance

The course is set against the historical background 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
CLT3378Ancient Mythology, East and West

This course provides students with an introduction to the mythological traditions from a diverse group of ancient cultures, including those of Greece and Rome, the Near East, Northern Europe, India, China, Africa, and the Americas.
3
FOL3930Experiments in Modern Languages*

This course is for those who have completed through the third semester of Italian language (ITA2220).
3
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
HFT1000Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management

This course offers an introductory review of the segments, disciplines, career opportunities, and current issues in the hospitality industry.
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
HUM3930Special Topics: The Mud Angels: Legend, Culture, and Legacy

On November 4, 1966, a catastrophic flood of the Arno River brought the worst devastation to Florence since World War II. Florida State had just opened a temporary study center. 120 FSU students voted to remain in Florence after the flood, along with other international volunteers, to help with recovery. They became known as the “Mud Angels.” The legend, culture, and legacy of these Mud Angels have since become iconic in Florence and for FSU. Most of the FSU Mud Angels are still available for oral history interviews which will add to the FSU legacy. The course will be based upon historical documents, guest speakers (including FSU alumni), important landmarks of the flood such as the National Library, The Church of Santa Croce, and the museums. Based on these resources, students will interpret how the flood, Florence, and FSU intertwine as part of the culture of those times.
3
IDS2129When 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
IDS3330The Culture is in the Cuisine-The Food of Italy

A description is not currently available for this course.
3
IDS3330The 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 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 in Interior Design: Sketching the City

Florence is a magical,stone and stucco city of intimate streets and grand piazzas. A river based town of world class art and architecture nestled in foothills of the Apenines. This course immerses you in the vibrant urban life of Florence and involves you in experiencing and learning the city by sketching aspects ,places and elements of the town that catch your interest. The class is held out in the city drawing in piazzas ,cloisters and cafes. Using Florence to learn to draw and using drawing to learn Florence at a more intimate level than afforded by just living there. An opportunity to slow down, inhabit the place and look carefully at the city and its life. The class in beginner friendly using simple drawing materials such as pencil and sketchbook and easy to learn techniques taught by instructor demonstrations. Your sketchbook will be your visual diary and remembrance piece of your special time in this beautiful town.
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
ITA2240Conversation

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
MAN3600Multinational Business Operations

This course provides an overview of the environments, markets, institutions, challenges, strategies, and operations of international and cross-cultural business; the globalization of business and associated challenges posed for the competitiveness of the modern enterprise; and the orientations, strategies, and tactics appropriate for international business success.
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
MUH2019Modern Popular Music

This course surveys the development of popular music in America from the early 20th century to the present with a focus on the cultural, social, economic, technological, and political conditions surrounding that music. The course widens student's comprehension of the times, places, cultural contexts, intellectual debates, and economic conditions that foster (or hinder) artistic innovation.
3
MUH2051Music in World Cultures

This course provides an introductory survey of various musical traditions in a global perspective, exploring music both as a phenomenon of sound and as a phenomenon of culture. Students analyze tradition as a constantly evolving and transformative entity that nurtures and sustains core cultural values. The social context of music, including social structure, geography, globalization, mass mediation, concepts of religion, instruments, aesthetic priorities, and cultural beliefs that inform music within given cultural contexts is emphasized.
3
Session FL02Summer 2021
CourseTitleSatisfiesCredits
ARH2000Art, Architecture, and Artistic Vision

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

The course is set against the historical background 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
COM3930International Advertising

A description is not currently available for this course.
3
COM3930Social Responsibility & Sustainability

A description is not currently available for this course.
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.
ENT2000Introduction to Entrepreneurship

This course exposes students to the knowledge and skills required to be a successful entrepreneur. Topics include challenges of entrepreneurship, marketing and financial concerns, and management issues.
3
ENT3607Innovation by Design

This course teaches methods common to human-centered innovation frameworks such as Design Thinking: empathizing, framing and reframing problems, ideating, prototyping and testing solutions. Students learn the process of developing products, services, systems and other solutions from the initial discovery of needs, to presenting a tested solution ready for deployment.
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
FOL3930Renaissance Literature: Voices from the Italian Renaissance**

This course offers selected readings and discussions of the literature of the Italian Renaissance including such figures as Alberti, Lorenzo deMedici, Poliziano, Machiavelli, Michelangelo, Ariosto, and Tasso.
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
HUM4931Topics in Civilization of Italy: Modern 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
IDS2661Made in Italy

From Roman times through the Renaissance to the contemporary period, Italian creativity has influenced the western world both in the sciences and the humanities with groundbreaking contributions to advancements in virtually every field of knowledge and practice, from Dante’s Divine Comedy to Italian food, design and high fashion. As a “label,” Made in Italy has the allure of something of value that we are privileged in participating in or buying. However, each philosophy, discovery, invention, and product that we can consider made in Italy is rife with ethical issues due to the complex nature of the human relationships involved in its creation and fruition. This course will introduce students to Italian culture and to ethical thinking. Using Made in Italy case studies, we will explore a variety of ethical concerns and positions answering questions like “is Machiavelli’s view of power justifiable today?” “How do we reconcile our fashion addiction with issues of exploitation of skilled labor?” A comparative, transcultural approach will help us draw similarities and differences across time and places thus addressing ethical concerns specific to our era of globalization.
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
ITA2240Conversation

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
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
ITW4400Renaissance Literature: Voices from the Italian Renaissance**

This course offers selected readings and discussions of the literature of the Italian Renaissance including such figures as Alberti, Lorenzo deMedici, Poliziano, Machiavelli, Michelangelo, Ariosto, and Tasso.
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
SYD3800Sociology of Sex and Gender

This course examines how gender, as an identity, interaction, institution, and inequality, influences individuals' lives and organizes society.
3
SYG0000Social Recipes: Exploring Italian Society Through Food

Food not only sustains life but reflects it -- shaping all organizations, from families to empires. Focusing on Italy, this course uses food as a lens through which to learn about key elements of any society, including its systems of inequality, social institutions, and social relationships. Our exploration will incorporate all aspects of food, including its production, distribution, and consumption.
3
Session FL04Fall 2021
CourseTitleSatisfiesCredits
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

The course is set against the historical background 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
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
CLT3378Ancient Mythology, East West

This course provides students with an introduction to the mythological traditions from a diverse group of ancient cultures, including those of Greece and Rome, the Near East, Northern Europe, India, China, Africa, and the Americas.
3
COM3930Fashion and Media**

Fashion is by its very nature a communication tool. Clothes and garments are powerful vehicles of meanings and values, able to shape an individual’s personality as well as an entire “spirit of time”. This course traces the multiple connections between the fashion and media industries, from the birth of fashion magazines in France in the late XVII century, until today, an era characterized by the digital and one-to-one communication model. The course emphasizes the material realities, pragmatic and creative dynamisms, fantasy components, and essential visual faces of fashion. We will analyze all the most important fashion media channels, highlighting the specific characteristics of each medium: magazines & editorials, photography, movies, TV commercials, shops & retail spaces, videos, exhibitions, fashion shows, blogs and social media. The course will end with a real TV interview made by students to some of the leading fashion designers and creative people of the Italian fashion system and industry. Please note: For this course to count toward the major, students must apply for and be admitted to the School of Communication.
3
COM4561Social Media Campaigns

This course prepares students to design and implement a social media campaign, and introduces them to the social, political, and ethical contexts of using new technologies. The class takes either a social advocacy or a marketing perspective.
3
CTE1401Introduction to Textile Science

Introduction to physical and chemical aspects of fibers, yarns, fabrics, finishes, and textiles coloration. Interrelationships between textile characteristics, properties and end-use requirements.
3
CTE4937Fashion and Media**

Fashion is by its very nature a communication tool. Clothes and garments are powerful vehicles of meanings and values, able to shape an individual’s personality as well as an entire “spirit of time”. This course traces the multiple connections between the fashion and media industries, from the birth of fashion magazines in France in the late XVII century, until today, an era characterized by the digital and one-to-one communication model. The course emphasizes the material realities, pragmatic and creative dynamisms, fantasy components, and essential visual faces of fashion. We will analyze all the most important fashion media channels, highlighting the specific characteristics of each medium: magazines & editorials, photography, movies, TV commercials, shops & retail spaces, videos, exhibitions, fashion shows, blogs and social media. The course will end with a real TV interview made by students to some of the leading fashion designers and creative people of the Italian fashion system and industry.
3
CTE4937Introduction to Italian Fashion and Culture

“Made in Italy” is much more than just a geographical reference; Made in Italy is a promise. A promise of style, culture and know-how embedded in each true Italian “good”. This course covers the key moments in the development of this legacy, based on the combination between tangible and cultural values, and innovation and heritage. The course analyzes the key moments in the development of Italian fashion in relation to Italian culture and society, from its roots in the Renaissance through to the cultural shift of “economic miracle” and modernity in the 20th century, then on the current Made in Italy design and its protagonists compared with the international scenario. Fashion is always a matter of at least three elements: production; representation and consumption. During this course we will stress all of these main issues, helped by on-site visits to museums, fashion industries and craftsmanship laboratories in order to illustrate Italy and particularly Florence’s dominant role in fashion yesterday, today and tomorrow. The course will end with a proposal for a fashion exhibition about Made in Italy, that will be presented to some of the leading Italian textile & fashion museums.
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

A description is not currently available for this course.
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
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
FOL3930Experiments in Modern Language^

This course is for those who have completed through the third semester of Italian language (ITA2220).
3
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
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
IDS0000Italy at War: Voices, Violence and Victory in World War II

A description is not currently available for this course.
3
IDS2060Global Engagement (online)

A description is not currently available for this course.
1
IDS2432Political Participation in the 21st Century: From Indigenous Communities to On-Line Democracy

A description is not currently available for this course.
3
IDS3195Vistas on Florence: From Dante to the Big Flood of 1966

A description is not currently available for this course.
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
ITA3420Grammar and Composition^

This course presents a review and further study of grammar and idiomatic constructions. Composition practice augments the skills developed.
3
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
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
LIT3024Perspectives on the Short Story

This course introduces students to the critical reading of short stories dating from the nineteenth through the twenty-first century. This course teaches students to identify tone, narration, form, theme, characterization, and other formal aspects of short fiction. Students are encouraged to formulate their own interpretation of the works read, based on their developing ability to recognize the decisions each author has made in constructing the text.
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
MAN3240Organizational Behavior

This course covers behavioral concepts, techniques, and applications for managing human resources in all types of organizations.
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
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
SDS0000Designing Your Life

A description is not currently available for this course.
1
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
Session FL05Spring 2022
CourseTitleSatisfiesCredits
ARH2000Art, Architecture, & Artistic Vision

This course focuses on a thematic approach to the understanding and appreciation of works of art.
3
ARH3150Art & Architecture of Ancient Italy

This course is a survey of Italian art and archaeology including early Italy, the Etruscans, and Rome with reference to the major monuments, works, and archaeological evidence.
3
ARH4933Florentine Renaissance

The course is set against the historical background 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
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
COM4560Social Marketing

This course is an overview and application of social marketing principles and campaigns. The course is designed to familiarize students with current theory and knowledge in the field of social marketing and to provide students experience with planning a social marketing campaign.
3
CTE4707International Topics in Design Industry: Entrepreneurial Families: History and Tradition of Italian Fashion Houses

This course offers an in-depth study of designers and of the design industry in international sites. Students gain a perspective on the influence of fashion on economic, social, artistic, and global culture.
3
CTE4937Fashion and Craftsmanship in Florence

The course focuses on the evolving craftsmanship tradition in Florence, from the artisans of the Renaissance to the makers of the future. Following both a chronological and thematic approach, participants will learn about the tangible and intangible values of the Made in Italy, both in the classroom and on-site. Visits to artisans’ laboratories, galleries, museums, ateliers, and hands-on workshops represent distinguishing features of this experiential learning journey.
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
FOL3930Italian Language Practicum*

This course is for those who have completed through the third semester of Italian language (ITA2220).
3
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
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
IDS2411The Italian Mafia: From Corleone to the Globalized World

A description is not currently available for this course.
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
ITA2240Conversation

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
ITT3500Italian Civilization

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
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
MAC2233Calculus for Business

This course covers limits, continuity, first and higher derivatives, and the differential, with applications to graphing, rates of change, and optimization methods; techniques of integration and applications; introduction to multivariate calculus. Not open to students who have credit in MAC 2311 with a grade of "C-" or better.
3
MAN3600Multinational Business Operations

This course provides an overview of the environments, markets, institutions, challenges, strategies, and operations of international and cross-cultural business; the globalization of business and associated challenges posed for the competitiveness of the modern enterprise; and the orientations, strategies, and tactics appropriate for international business success.
3
MGF1107Practical Finite Mathematics

This course has a recommended background of two years of high school algebra. Topics include financial mathematics; linear and exponential growth; numbers and number systems; history of mathematics; elementary number theory; voting techniques; graph theory; game theory; geometry; and computer applications.
3
MMC4302Comparative and International Media Studies

This course is an examination of various international and national media systems and the elements which determine the type of media currently operating throughout the world.
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
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
PSB2000Intro to Brain & Behavior

This course helps students understand basic nervous system mechanisms that underlie behavior and how systematic observation and experimentation are involved in constructing our understanding of these mechanisms. The course also conveys an appreciation for utilizing critical thinking and scientific knowledge when making important decisions. (Cannot be taken after PSB 3004C.)
3
SPC2608Public Speaking

This course covers the principles of and the practical experience of public speaking. The course is required of all majors. The course is also available in hybrid format (mostly online, partly classroom).
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 just for FSU IP students and families, with step-by-step guidance for the process. FSU students, please click here. Non-FSU students, please click here.

For information about the 1098-T form, please click here.

Florida Bright Futures

Florida Bright Futures scholarship funds may be used toward a semester abroad. The Bright Futures Academic Scholarship and Medallion Scholarships will be available for all terms. The Academic scholarship will also include a $300 textbook award for fall and spring only.

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

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 complete the deferment process by selecting Deferment from the menu above.

To utilize 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.

Contact Florida Prepaid directly at 1-800-552-4723 or access their requirements online 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 $3440.00
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

As a member of the Generation Study Abroad campaign sponsored by the Institute for International Education, Florida State University is committed to the goal of doubling the number of our study abroad participants by 2020. As part of this commitment, International Programs awards 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, you 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 2020 June 10, 2019 September 11, 2019 Prior to September 25, 2019
Spring Break 2020 September 4, 2019 October 23, 2019 Prior to November 6, 2019
Summer 2020 September 12, 2019 December 4, 2019 Prior to January 15, 2020
Fall 2020 January 6, 2020 April 1, 2020 Prior to May 13, 2020
Spring 2021 April 16, 2020 September 9, 2020 Prior to September 23, 2020

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.

As a member of the Generation Study Abroad campaign sponsored by the Institute for International Education, Florida State University is committed to the goal of doubling the number of our study abroad participants by 2020. As part of this commitment, International Programs awards 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, you 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 Break 2020 September 4, 2019 October 23, 2019 Prior to November 6, 2019

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.

Related Materials

External Links

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
Stephanie Tillman
Florida State University
282 Champions Way
University Center Building A
Office Suite A5500
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420
Phone: 850.644.3272
Fax: 850.644.8817
Email: linkage-flcr@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
To be announced

In Partnership with Miami-Dade College
To be announced

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 2019-2020 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! Join FSU IP's Financial Aid Coordinator to learn how your financial aid can help you have a study abroad experience of a lifetime!

October

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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)

APPLICATION FEE (STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS)

All study abroad applicants are required to submit a non-refundable, non-transferrable $100 application fee in order to have their application reviewed by International Programs. Paying the application fee does not guarantee admission to a program

COMMITMENT FEE

Once admitted to a study abroad program, a nonrefundable $1,500 Commitment Fee is required to confirm your participation in the program. FSU Applicants expecting to receive financial aid including scholarships, grants, and other sources of assistance have the option to submit a legally binding fee deferment for all or part of the $1,500 commitment fee, with payment of the balance, if any. Non-FSU Students may not defer the Commitment Fee.

Applicants are fee liable for the entire $1,500 commitment fee on the date of receipt of the deferment, payment of the fee or a combination of both, totaling $1,500.

EARLY COMMITMENT DISCOUNT

Admitted applicants who pay or defer the entire $1,500 commitment fee by the Early Commitment Discount Date will receive a $250 reduction in the overall cost of their program. This reduction will be applied towards the full payment, not towards the $1,500 commitment fee.

COMMITMENT FEE PAYMENT DEADLINE

Admitted applicants who have not paid or deferred the non-refundable $1,500 commitment fee in full by the published commitment fee payment deadline will be canceled from their program and have no further fee liability. Applicants who apply to a program after the regular commitment fee payment deadline has passed must pay or defer the entire commitment fee to be eligible for admittance to a program.

FULL PROGRAM FEE

All admitted applicants must pay or defer the full program fee in accordance with the published full payment date in order to avoid being canceled from the program.

  • Admitted applicants who have submitted a written request to cancel from the program by close of business on the full payment due date will be held liable for the $1,500 commitment fee but not the full program fee.
  • Admitted applicants who have not paid or deferred in full and who have not submitted a written request to cancel from the program as of the close of business on the full payment due date will be cancelled from the program and will retain liability for the commitment fee previously paid or deferred.
  • Fully paid or deferred admitted applicants who have submitted a written request to cancel from the program after close of business on the full payment due date will retain liability for the full program fee.

SUBMITTING CANCELLATIONS AND REFUND / RELEASE FROM FEE LIABILITY REQUESTS

Submit all cancellations and requests for refunds or release from fee liability in writing via email to ip-cancel@fsu.edu. Applicants should include their last name and program code in the subject line of the email.

Alternatively, requests may 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

REFUNDS / RELEASE OF LIABILITY OF PROGRAM FEES

Refunds of program fees/release of liability for program fees will be granted when International Programs cancels a program. Additionally, refunds of program fees/release of liability for program fees will be granted for cancellations prior to the start of the program under the following circumstances, upon providing appropriate documentation:

  • Involuntary call to active duty
  • Death of the student or a death in the immediate family (parent, legal guardian, spouse, child, or sibling)

PARTIAL REFUNDS / RELEASE OF LIABILITY OF PROGRAM FEES

Partial refunds/partial release of fee liability for program fees may be granted in instances of withdrawal prior to the start of the program under the following circumstances, upon providing appropriate documentation:

  • 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, as approved by the International Programs refund committee.

REFUND AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY POLICY DETAILS

In evaluating requests, the refund committee considers the timeliness of the notification in relation to the event causing the need for withdrawal and timeliness in relation to the start of the program.

  • Refunds or release of liability cannot be granted, under any circumstances, 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 after the end of the applicable program or semester, even if the cancellation or withdrawal occurred prior to the start of the program.
  • Applicants who apply and are accepted after published due dates remain liable for fees in accordance with the published dates.

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

Italy

A visa is required for U.S. citizens participating in a study abroad program longer than 90 days in Italy.


Programs Under 90 Days:

U.S. citizens participating in a study abroad program in Italy over the summer will not need to apply for a visa as all summer programs are under 90 days. Please keep the following immigration requirements in mind:

  • Passport Validity: Participants must hold a passport valid for at least six months beyond their intended departure from Italy containing at least two empty visa pages. Keep in mind that the last three pages of your passport are not visa pages.
  • Travel Restrictions: U.S. Citizens are permitted 90 out of 180 days in Italy and the Schengen Area. If you plan to travel before or after your program, please ensure that you will not be in Italy or the Schengen Area longer than 90 days.
  • E.U. Citizens: Please be advised that if you possess dual citizenship with a country in the European Union, you will likely be required to enter Italy on your European passport. Check the expiration date to ensure it is valid for the duration of your time abroad. If it is not, you should renew it immediately.
  • Non-U.S. Citizens: Regardless of program duration, some non-U.S. citizens may be required to obtain a visa to enter Italy. It is your responsibility to check with your local Italian Consulate to assess whether or not a visa will be required. If you are a non-U.S. citizen, please contact IP-Visas@fsu.edu.

Programs Over 90 Days:

Students participating in Fall or Spring programs in Italy will be required to obtain a visa. A number of documents will need to be submitted in order for International Programs to apply for the visa on your behalf. Full visa information will be provided in a “Visa Packet”. Please take note of the following important visa requirements:

  • Passport Validity: Participants must hold a passport valid for at least six months beyond their intended departure from Italy containing at least two empty visa pages. Keep in mind that the last three pages of your passport are not visa pages.
  • Financial Support: The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs require those applying for a semester-long student visa to have proof of financial support in the amount of $4,000. This must be in the form of an original recent bank statement (checking/savings only) or a notarized letter from the bank for an account either in the student’s or parent(s)’/guardian(s)’ names.
  • Travel Restrictions: You will be required to submit your passport for visa processing. As such, international travel prior to your program will be restricted. If you have preexisting travel arrangements, please contact IP-Visas@fsu.edu.
  • Under 18 Years Old: Minors will be required to submit additional visa documentation. Please contact IP-Visas@fsu.edu if you are under 18.
  • Non U.S. Citizens: Non-U.S. citizens will be required to submit documentation proving the ability to return to the U.S. following their study abroad program. Further information will be provided in the Visa Packet.
  • E.U. Citizens: Please be advised that if you possess dual citizenship with a country in the European Union, you will likely be required to enter Italy on your European passport. Check the expiration date to ensure it is valid for the duration of your time abroad. If it is not, you should renew it immediately.

Important Dates & Documents

Spring 2021
Applications Open*Wednesday, April 08, 2020 $100.00
Early Commitment Discount**Wednesday, September 09, 2020
Scholarship Applications DueWednesday, September 09, 2020
Commitment Fee DueWednesday, September 23, 2020$1500.00
Full Payment DueWednesday, October 21, 2020

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

**All admitted applicants must pay the non-refundable commitment fee by the due date to reserve a spot on the program. If you are ready to commit early, you can earn a $250 discount off your program fee by paying the commitment fee by the discount date.

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

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 commitment fee to International Programs.

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: