Broad Curriculum Program | Valencia, Spain

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The FSU Valencia broad curriculum program gives students the opportunity to pursue general requirements and elective courses in a variety of disciplines while experiencing Valencia and its surrounding areas. Included cultural excursions allow you to explore Spain’s historic and modern areas through travel opportunities tied to your study. Past excursions have included trips to cities such as Madrid and Barcelona to explore Spanish culture, as well as to other various locations around the country. Free time for personal travel gives you the chance to explore on your own as well.

Program Description

Program Sessions

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

CodeTermStart DateEnd DateFeeApply
VA05Spring 202401/11/2404/25/24$15,115.00Closed
VA01Summer 202405/07/2406/15/24$9,230.00Closed
VA03Summer 202405/07/2407/28/24$16,095.00Closed
VA02Summer 202406/19/2407/28/24$9,230.00
VA04Fall 202409/05/2412/19/24$16,095.00
VA05Spring 202501/09/2504/24/25$16,095.00Applications open April 03, 2024.

Eligibility

This program is open to all interested students.

Study Center

Positioned behind the iconic Torres de Serranos, FSU Valencia is located in the heart of the city’s historic district. The study center brings history to life with exposed 10th century Moorish walls and glass floors that showcase 14th century leather tanning tanks. Modern comforts, including classrooms, a computer lab, study spaces, and administrative offices blend in seamlessly with the historic learning environment. A beautiful river-bed park is just steps away from the study center, and the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences is within walking distance. 24/7 reception and swipe card access ensure student safety is the top priority.

Click here to learn more about FSU Valencia

Housing

Program housing is in shared apartments in the historic district of the city. Apartments are located either on the top floors of the study center or in nearby buildings. Amenities include fully-equipped kitchens, lounge space, cable TV, Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, weekly cleaning service with a change of bed linens and towels, and secure access to the study center’s library, computer lab, and study spaces. Meal vouchers that can be redeemed at restaurants across Spain are also provided. Overnight guests are not allowed in program housing. For a list of hotels near the campus, please click here.

Excursions & Group Activities

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

  • Overnight Excursions

    Madrid: El Prado Museum, Toledo, Segovia, Salamanca, Alcalá de Hernares
    Barcelona: Dalí Museum and Sagrada Familia
    Andalucia: Granada’s Alhambra, Sevilla, Córdoba, Flamenco activities
    Pyrenees: River water activities, mountain activities, medieval castles, and monasteries

  • Day Excursions

    Roman city of Sagunto, Xátiva Castle, wineries of Requena, mountain walks, historical locations, special interactive museums

  • Class Excursions

    Visits and/or tours of theaters, operas, museums, and markets

  • Other Activities

    Sports events, Language exchange conversation meetings, Food tastings, Weekly events with Club de Español

Program Fees

Include:

  • All registration fees
  • Instructional costs for up to 16 credit hours (12-week sessions) or up to 10 credit hours (6 week sessions)
  • Welcome orientation
  • Housing
  • Breakfast on class days (fall/spring)
  • 4 meal vouchers per week while school is in session (each worth approximately 8 euros)
  • Group meals
  • Program-planned excursions/group activities
  • Full-time academic support
  • On-site administrative & pastoral support
  • Health insurance
  • IP welcome pack

Do Not Include:

  • Round-trip international airfare
  • Passport
  • Food (except as noted on program calendar)
  • 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 the International Programs Academic Advisor about study abroad courses, you can visit our zoom drop-in advising hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00am-12:00pm. There are also appointments available via Campus Connect on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. If these times do not work for you, contact our advisor directly at IP-AcademicAdvising@fsu.edu to make an appointment.

IP provides Liberal Studies requirement areas in an effort to help students make informed decisions. Although every attempt is made to be accurate & current, requirement areas are fluid and it is the student’s responsibility to confirm all Liberal Studies requirement areas through the Liberal Studies Course Search Tool and your major advisor.

Valencia Study Center Minor

The Valencia Study Center Minor enhances and focuses a student’s program in Spain. It requires 15 credits, 9 of which must be earned in Valencia and include a cultural component. Students can choose from various disciplinary perspectives on Iberian 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 IP-AcademicAdvisor@fsu.edu for more information. 

Session VA05Spring 2024
CourseTitleSatisfiesCredits
BSC2010Biological Science I

This course is the first part of a two-semester introductory biology course designed for those interested in pursuing a career in life sciences. The course provides the building blocks necessary for a student to gain a strong foundation in general biology. Topics covered provide an overview of biological processes and function at the molecular, cellular and organismal level.
3
BSC2010LBiological Science I Laboratory

This course introduces basic chemistry, energetics, metabolism, and cellular organization; molecular genetics and information flow; animal and plant function.
1
BSC2011Biological Science II

A description is not currently available for this course.
3
BSC2011LBiological Science II Laboratory

This course focuses on reproduction and development, transmission (Mendelian) genetics, population biology, ecology, and evolution.
1
CGS2100Microcomputer Applications for Business/Economics

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
CHM1045General Chemistry I

This course includes topics such as chemical symbols, formulas, and equations; states of matter; reactivity in aqueous solution; electronic structure, bonding, and molecular geometry. Students taking CHM 1045 after taking CHM 1020 and/or CHM 1032 may register for reduced credit, as indicated in the department's policy on reduced credit.
3
CHM1045LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory

This laboratory offers an introduction to quantitative techniques and to the chemical laboratory. Topics include stoichiometry, atomic spectra, gases, as well as acids and bases.
1
CHM1046General Chemistry II

This course includes topics such as intermolecular forces, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, elementary thermodynamics, and electrochemistry.
3
CHM1046LGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory

This laboratory offers an introduction to quantitative techniques and to the chemical laboratory. Topics include intermolecular forces, solutions, kinetics, equilibria, acids and bases, buffers, solubility, thermodynamics and electrochemistry.
1
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
EUH2000Ancient & Medieval Civilizations

This course provides a survey of Western traditions from the beginnings through the end of the Middle Ages. Emphasis is on patterns of thinking and on those institutions most distinctive for the Western tradition. Students who have previous college credit in Western civilization courses covering the same general chronological period cannot receive credit for EUH 2000. May not be taken by students with test credit in European history.
3
EUH320620th Century Europe

20th Century Europe (DIV, HIS, W) Description: This course covers European history in the 20th Century as Europe declined from its preeminent position. Themes include precedents that shaped the 20th century including imperialism, the political ideas and systems of democracy, fascism, and communism, war and society, gender and ethnic groups, the evolving ideas of class and the nation state, the Cold War consequences of WW II. Emphasis on excursions that illustrate social, cultural and political themes may include the Museo Taurino, The Valencia Museum of the Enlightment and Modernity (MuVIM), Instituto Valencia d'Arte Modern (IVAM), Bioparc Valencia and its collection, the Valencia History museum.
3
EUH3295Wars in 20th Century Europe: Film, Experience, Memory

Wars in 20th Century Europe: Film, Experience, Memory (DIV, HIS, HUM) Description: This course uses texts as well as art and feature films to examine major themes of home fronts and battlefields in the study of wars in twentieth century Europe. We view and study one film per week such as Jean Renoir’s classic Grand Illusion and Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth. We learn about social consequences of wars including the evolving roles of women, perceptions of minorities, and battlefield trauma. Excursions may include the WW II Museum, the Gender Exhibition at the University of Valencia, and Spanish Civil War memorials that show prevailing contemporary evaluations of the war.
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
HUN2125Food & 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
IDS2060Global Engagement (online)

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. This course has been approved to meet FSU’s Liberal Studies Formative Experience requirement and develops your ability to use knowledge by engaging in a hands-on experience outside of the classroom. In order to complete the international formative experience, you will research the location where you are traveling to learn about the culture. You will consider your host culture in a comparative context, developing narratives that compare your own culture and practices with those in the host country. This course will utilize comparative research inquiry and provide space to consider the cultural, political, and ethical implications of engaging in international travel and research in cross-cultural, global contexts. This course is offered on an “S/U” basis. In order to fulfill this requirement, the student must earn an “S” in the course if taken.
1
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
MAC1114Analytic Trigonometry

This course covers trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions and their graphs; identities and conditional equations; solution of triangles; trigonometric form of complex numbers; DeMoivre's theorem and nth roots; introduction to plane vectors.
3
MAC1140Pre-Calculus Algebra

This course covers functions and graphs, especially high degree polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; systems of equations; solutions of linear systems; matrix methods; determinants; sequences and series; induction; and the binomial theorem. The course also explores applications, approximation, and methods of proof. May be taken concurrently with MAC 1114.
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
MAC2311Calculus with Analytic Geometry I

This course covers polynomial, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions; first and second derivatives and their interpretations; definition and interpretation of the integral; differentiation rules; implicit differentiation; applications of the derivative; anti-derivatives; fundamental theorem of calculus. This course must be taken for reduced credit by students with prior credit for some of the content.
4
MAN3240Organizational Behavior

This course covers behavioral concepts, techniques, and applications for managing human resources in all types of organizations.
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
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
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
MUL2010Music Literature, Listening, and Understanding

This course is an introduction to music as a manifestation of human culture, as an expressive art form, and as an intellectual discipline. The course also develops a knowledge of a variety of significant musical repertoire, skills for perceptive listening, and the ability to respond to musical expression with critical insight.
3
SPN1120Elementary Spanish I

This course is the first of a three-semester sequence of courses for students with no prior knowledge of the Spanish language, either at the high-school or native-speaker level. The course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short texts and write paragraphs and short compositions in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1121, 1124, and/or 2220. May not be taken by native speakers. Some sections may be computer-assisted.
4
SPN1121Elementary Spanish II

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

This course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short stories, poems, and articles, and write extended compositions and papers in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1120, 1121, and/or 1124 or be taken by native speakers.
4
SPN2240Intermediate Spanish II

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
SPN3300Spanish Grammar and Composition

This course covers the theory and practice of Spanish grammar and its applications to compositions. Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3400.
3
SPN3400Spanish Reading and Conversation

This course develops communicative proficiency and accuracy in both reading and writing Spanish. Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3300. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.
3
SPN4444Business Writing in Spanish

This course covers letter writing, business terminology, as well as conducting business in the Hispanic world.
3
SPT3391Hispanic Cinema

This course is a study of the films, movements and directors of Hispanic cinema. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours. Taught in English.
3
SPT3531Past and Present in Valencia, Spain

In this course, students study the geography, history, culture, civilization, arts, politics, cuisine, and people that have contributed to the development and formation of Spain. Assigned reading provides the basic historical foundation, but students also benefit from numerous fieldwork outings in Valencia and FSU-Spain program trips.
3
SPW3104Readings from Iberia

This course provides students, through a variety of readings and written and oral activities, with a fundamental knowledge of the critical issues related to modern Spain from 1700 to the present.
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
Session VA01Summer 2024
CourseTitleSatisfiesCredits
ANT2100Introduction to Archaeology

This course is an introduction to modern anthropological archaeology. The course introduces students to the interdisciplinary scientific approaches employed in contemporary archaeological research and provides students with an overview of the origins and evolution of human social and economic systems.
3
ARH2000Art, Architecture, and Artistic Vision

This course focuses on a thematic approach to the understanding and appreciation of works of art by focusing on the rich artistic traditions of the city of Valencia. The majority of class meetings will begin in the city itself with on-site exercises that will help students to build skills of visual and spatial analysis as well as an understanding of art's relationship to historical context. The course will include classroom lectures, presentations within the city of Valencia, on-site exercises, and written responses.
3
ARH4933Special Topics in Art History: Art in Valencia: Ancient to Early Modern

This course approaches the art, architecture, and visual culture of Valencia, Spain from a thematic perspective, considering the evolution of the idea of the city. We will study its urban evolution from ancient Iberian cultures to Roman urban developments, early Christian sites, the creation of Islamic polities, the ideologies of the Reconquista (Reconquest of Spain by Christian rulers), and the material culture of the Early Modern period (c. 1492 to 1800). Our course uses the development of "Valencia" as an artistic and architectural locus within a larger network on the continent of Europe and beyond in the post-1492 colonization of the Americas. We will often meet in the city itself for lectures, on-site exercises, and research for written responses.
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
ENT4934Special Topics in Entrepreneurship: International Entrepreneurship

The overarching goal for this course is to expand the frameworks you use for making sense of your world and to increase your awareness of the influence that international entrepreneurship has on society. Everything we own, the food we eat, the cars we drive, the music we listen to, all come to us because some entrepreneur, be it a retailer, a scientist, an artist, a filmmaker, author, cook, or a hobbyist, has solved a problem for us and created a venture that continue to deliver their solution to that problem. We as consumers are willing to pay a premium, or some amount over what it costs to make or provide the goods or services. In this course we will examine how problems have been solved by international entrepreneurs and how global enterprises were developed to sustain the delivery of those solutions.
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
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
IDS2144Information Ethics for the 21st Century

This course identifies past, present and future information ethics challenges and encourages students to develop their own standpoints from which to address them. The primary purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to make informed ethical decisions about information production, management and use. Students explore and apply a wide range of ethical theories to examine critical information ethics issues raised by recent advances in information and communication technology.
3
IDS3179Ethics through Art

This course is a philosophical investigation into the relationship between ethics and art, focusing on the following questions: Can art contain ethical content, in a way that uniquely furthers the philosophical investigation of ethics? Can some works of art help us develop ethical awareness? Does all art by its nature have ethical content, or can art be amoral?
3
LDR2101Leadership Theory and Practice

This course is designed to inspire, teach, and engage students in the process of learning leadership. The course introduces students to leadership theory and helps them understand their unique role in leadership on campus, in their academic discipline, and within our larger society.
3
LDR3215Leadership and Change

This advanced undergraduate leadership course examines the change process and prepares leaders who are effective in working with individuals, groups, and organizations in leading and managing change. This is an interactive theory-to-practice course, focused on leadership as a change process.
3
LIS3778Cybersecurity for Digital Citizens

This course orients the digital citizen for the future. The course prepares students to understand the most common cyber-threat types, hacking techniques and fundamental protection strategies, as well as software approaches for data and information systems. Students analyze threat and attack scenarios across multiple domains, along with tactics for protection. The course engages students in critical thinking for analysis and discusses fundamental cybersecurity topics, rather than offering technical hands-on exercises.
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
MAN3240Organizational Behavior

This course covers behavioral concepts, techniques, and applications for managing human resources in all types of organizations.
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
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
PHI2635Bioethics

This course is an examination of the philosophical foundations of bioethical theory and an exploration of the trenchant issues in contemporary bioethics with a concentration on discussions of race, gender, and vulnerable populations (e.g. the poor, immigrants). The course employs tools of ethical theory, philosophical analysis, and analytic writing to examine a number of moral issues arising in health care including justice in health care, experimentation and research on human subjects, reproductive technology, aging, organ donation, and euthanasia. Throughout the course we examine assumptions about rights, persons, and ethical principles at work in medical decisions.
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
SPN1120Elementary Spanish I

This course is the first of a three-semester sequence of courses for students with no prior knowledge of the Spanish language, either at the high-school or native-speaker level. The course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short texts and write paragraphs and short compositions in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1121, 1124, and/or 2220. May not be taken by native speakers. Some sections may be computer-assisted.
4
SPN1121Elementary Spanish II

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

This course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short stories, poems, and articles, and write extended compositions and papers in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1120, 1121, and/or 1124 or be taken by native speakers.
4
SPN2240Intermediate Spanish II

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
SPN3300Spanish Grammar and Composition

This course covers the theory and practice of Spanish grammar and its applications to compositions. Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3400.
3
SPN3350Spanish for Heritage Speakers

This course offers intensive Spanish for heritage speakers who have had little or no formal training in the language. Writing skills are emphasized over oral communication.
3
SPN3400Spanish Reading and Conversation

This course develops communicative proficiency and accuracy in both reading and writing Spanish. Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3300. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.
3
SPT3391Hispanic Cinema

This course is a study of the films, movements and directors of Hispanic cinema. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours. Taught in English.
3
SPT3531Past and Present in Valencia, Spain

In this course, students study the geography, history, culture, civilization, arts, politics, cuisine, and people that have contributed to the development and formation of Spain. Assigned reading provides the basic historical foundation, but students also benefit from numerous fieldwork outings in Valencia and FSU-Spain program trips.
SPW3104Readings from Iberia

This course provides students, through a variety of readings and written and oral activities, with a fundamental knowledge of the critical issues related to modern Spain from 1700 to the present.
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
SYG3245Sociology of Food

This course examines the processes involved in food production, distribution, and consumption. Students use sociological frameworks for understanding how the social structural forces at play in influencing how we eat and how the food industry influences our lives.
3
URP3000Introduction to Planning and Urban Development

This course introduces planning concepts and the role of planning in formulating policy, meeting critical problems, and shaping the future urban environment.
3
URP4936Planning Responses to Climate Change in Mediterranean

This course introduces the role of planning in evaluating the impacts of climate change and in formulating adaptation strategies for Spain and the broader the Mediterranean basin. The city of Valencia will be used as a teaching laboratory to explore these concepts, and most class periods will be spent on the streets or surrounding countryside observing hazard vulnerabilities firsthand.
3
Session VA02Summer 2024
CourseTitleSatisfiesCredits
CCJ2020Introduction to Criminal Justice

This course is designed to provide freshman and sophomore students with knowledge of terminology, classification systems, trends, and theories of criminal justice.
3
CCJ4938Special Topics in Criminology: Violent Crime & Its Consequences

A description is not currently available for this course.
3
EUH2314Spain: Prehistory to the Present

This course provides a survey of Spanish history from the beginnings through to the early twenty-first century. The emphasis is on Spain’s position as an economic and cultural crossroads linking human societies along the Atlantic seaboard, the Mediterranean, North Africa and subsequently across the globe.
3
EUH3316Spanish Civil War

In this course, students explore the recent history of Spain, including the establishment of the Second Republic, the reasons for its collapse in the Civil War, and the consolidation of authoritarian government after the War.
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
HFT2061Ales, Lagers and International Culture

This course is an introduction to ales and lagers of the world with a focus upon their importance to global cultures found in many regions. Students learn about these regional beers and the interrelation with their culture, including food, heritage, and festivals.
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
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
IDS2144Information Ethics for the 21st Century

This course identifies past, present and future information ethics challenges and encourages students to develop their own standpoints from which to address them. The primary purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to make informed ethical decisions about information production, management and use. Students explore and apply a wide range of ethical theories to examine critical information ethics issues raised by recent advances in information and communication technology.
3
IDS2431Thinking Beyond Ourselves: Global Perspectives

This course is designed to introduce the students to the basic concepts, theories, functions and behaviors associated with intercultural communication. Throughout the course students increase in knowledge, understanding and awareness of different cultures and countries, interpret cultural values and communication strategies used across cultures/countries, and become more effective in engaging in the 21st-century globalized world.
3
IDS3634Information Literacy and Society

This course introduces students to the concepts of information literacy and what it means to be information literate in 21st century society. Students address the issue of information literacy by learning searching skills, gathering information from primary and derivative sources, and conducting information quality analyses. Students also work with information in real-world content domains to analyze and represent information effectively.
3
IHS3126Comics and Medicine

This course examines comics and graphic novels that address issues of illness, disability, and medicine from various perspectives. We’ll probe how the sequentialized hybrid of word and image brings new insights to clinical experiences. Finally, we’ll study the value of the graphic form as a communication and critical thinking tool that can be applied to a number of fields in healthcare and beyond. Valencia is an excellent city to study the graphic novel art form. The city is home to Paco Roca, Ana Penyas, Cristina Durán, and other internationally known graphic novelists. We will visit LaGrúa comics studio and Valencia’s IVAM (Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno) which exhibits work by these writer-artists in their permanent collection. Reading comics by local authors will provide a unique historical perspective of your host country and thus enhance your study abroad experience. You will also have the opportunity to create your own comic.
3
IHS4123Narrative Medicine: Stories of Illness and Healing

In this course, students explore the role of story-telling in medicine and healthcare. To build narrative skill, students analyze and interpret various illness experiences as depicted in select stories, poems, and non-fiction medical narratives. Studying narrative helps develop and nurture skills of observation, analysis, empathy, and self-reflection. The capacity to empathize and intuit are crucial to successful outcomes in a variety of fields, including healthcare, education, social work, law, exercise science, and more. The Valencia version of the course provides the opportunity to compare and contrast illness experiences in the U.S. and abroad. In addition to readings by authors from both Spain and the U.S., we will interview our classmates and local citizens. We will also visit The City of Artes and Sciences and the Museo De Bellas Artes San Pio V in search of nontraditional narrative forms to analyze, thus expanding both your narrative skill and your study abroad experience.
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
MAN3240Organizational Behavior

This course covers behavioral concepts, techniques, and applications for managing human resources in all types of organizations.
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
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
SPC4360Interviewing

This course is an analysis of the interview process in a variety of specific contexts and the development of communication skills used in interviewing.
3
SPN1120Elementary Spanish I

This course is the first of a three-semester sequence of courses for students with no prior knowledge of the Spanish language, either at the high-school or native-speaker level. The course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short texts and write paragraphs and short compositions in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1121, 1124, and/or 2220. May not be taken by native speakers. Some sections may be computer-assisted.
4
SPN1121Elementary Spanish II

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

This course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short stories, poems, and articles, and write extended compositions and papers in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1120, 1121, and/or 1124 or be taken by native speakers.
4
SPN2240Intermediate Spanish II

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
SPN3300Spanish Grammar and Composition

This course covers the theory and practice of Spanish grammar and its applications to compositions. Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3400.
3
SPN3400Spanish Reading and Conversation

This course develops communicative proficiency and accuracy in both reading and writing Spanish. Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3300. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.
3
SPT3391Hispanic Cinema

This course is a study of the films, movements and directors of Hispanic cinema. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours. Taught in English.
3
SPT3531Past and Present: Valencia, Spain

In this course, students study the geography, history, culture, civilization, arts, politics, cuisine, and people that have contributed to the development and formation of Spain. Assigned reading provides the basic historical foundation, but students also benefit from numerous fieldwork outings in Valencia and FSU-Spain program trips.
3
SPW3104Readings from Iberia

This course provides students, through a variety of readings and written and oral activities, with a fundamental knowledge of the critical issues related to modern Spain from 1700 to the present.
3
STA2122Introduction to Applied Statistics

This course covers normal distributions, sampling variation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, one-way and two-way analysis of variance, correlation, simple and multiple regression, contingency tables and chi-square tests, non-parametric statistics. No credit given for STA 2122 if a grade of "C-" or better is earned in STA 2171, STA 3032 or QMB 3200.
3
URP3000Introduction to Planning and Urban Development

This course introduces planning concepts and the role of planning in formulating policy, meeting critical problems, and shaping the future urban environment.
URS1006World Cities: Quality of Life

In this course, major world cities are examined in terms of their natural, social, and built environments in order to assess those factors that promote quality-of-life and sustainability. Prospects for future growth and change are considered in light of demographic, cultural, economic, and political trends.
3
Session VA03: Summer 2024
Students must choose at least two classes from VA01 and two classes from VA02
Session VA01Summer 2024
CourseTitleSatisfiesCredits
ANT2100Introduction to Archaeology

This course is an introduction to modern anthropological archaeology. The course introduces students to the interdisciplinary scientific approaches employed in contemporary archaeological research and provides students with an overview of the origins and evolution of human social and economic systems.
3
ARH2000Art, Architecture, and Artistic Vision

This course focuses on a thematic approach to the understanding and appreciation of works of art by focusing on the rich artistic traditions of the city of Valencia. The majority of class meetings will begin in the city itself with on-site exercises that will help students to build skills of visual and spatial analysis as well as an understanding of art's relationship to historical context. The course will include classroom lectures, presentations within the city of Valencia, on-site exercises, and written responses.
3
ARH4933Special Topics in Art History: Art in Valencia: Ancient to Early Modern

This course approaches the art, architecture, and visual culture of Valencia, Spain from a thematic perspective, considering the evolution of the idea of the city. We will study its urban evolution from ancient Iberian cultures to Roman urban developments, early Christian sites, the creation of Islamic polities, the ideologies of the Reconquista (Reconquest of Spain by Christian rulers), and the material culture of the Early Modern period (c. 1492 to 1800). Our course uses the development of "Valencia" as an artistic and architectural locus within a larger network on the continent of Europe and beyond in the post-1492 colonization of the Americas. We will often meet in the city itself for lectures, on-site exercises, and research for written responses.
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
ENT4934Special Topics in Entrepreneurship: International Entrepreneurship

The overarching goal for this course is to expand the frameworks you use for making sense of your world and to increase your awareness of the influence that international entrepreneurship has on society. Everything we own, the food we eat, the cars we drive, the music we listen to, all come to us because some entrepreneur, be it a retailer, a scientist, an artist, a filmmaker, author, cook, or a hobbyist, has solved a problem for us and created a venture that continue to deliver their solution to that problem. We as consumers are willing to pay a premium, or some amount over what it costs to make or provide the goods or services. In this course we will examine how problems have been solved by international entrepreneurs and how global enterprises were developed to sustain the delivery of those solutions.
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
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
IDS2144Information Ethics for the 21st Century

This course identifies past, present and future information ethics challenges and encourages students to develop their own standpoints from which to address them. The primary purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to make informed ethical decisions about information production, management and use. Students explore and apply a wide range of ethical theories to examine critical information ethics issues raised by recent advances in information and communication technology.
3
IDS3179Ethics through Art

This course is a philosophical investigation into the relationship between ethics and art, focusing on the following questions: Can art contain ethical content, in a way that uniquely furthers the philosophical investigation of ethics? Can some works of art help us develop ethical awareness? Does all art by its nature have ethical content, or can art be amoral?
3
LDR2101Leadership Theory and Practice

This course is designed to inspire, teach, and engage students in the process of learning leadership. The course introduces students to leadership theory and helps them understand their unique role in leadership on campus, in their academic discipline, and within our larger society.
3
LDR3215Leadership and Change

This advanced undergraduate leadership course examines the change process and prepares leaders who are effective in working with individuals, groups, and organizations in leading and managing change. This is an interactive theory-to-practice course, focused on leadership as a change process.
3
LIS3778Cybersecurity for Digital Citizens

This course orients the digital citizen for the future. The course prepares students to understand the most common cyber-threat types, hacking techniques and fundamental protection strategies, as well as software approaches for data and information systems. Students analyze threat and attack scenarios across multiple domains, along with tactics for protection. The course engages students in critical thinking for analysis and discusses fundamental cybersecurity topics, rather than offering technical hands-on exercises.
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
MAN3240Organizational Behavior

This course covers behavioral concepts, techniques, and applications for managing human resources in all types of organizations.
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
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
PHI2635Bioethics

This course is an examination of the philosophical foundations of bioethical theory and an exploration of the trenchant issues in contemporary bioethics with a concentration on discussions of race, gender, and vulnerable populations (e.g. the poor, immigrants). The course employs tools of ethical theory, philosophical analysis, and analytic writing to examine a number of moral issues arising in health care including justice in health care, experimentation and research on human subjects, reproductive technology, aging, organ donation, and euthanasia. Throughout the course we examine assumptions about rights, persons, and ethical principles at work in medical decisions.
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
SPN1120Elementary Spanish I

This course is the first of a three-semester sequence of courses for students with no prior knowledge of the Spanish language, either at the high-school or native-speaker level. The course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short texts and write paragraphs and short compositions in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1121, 1124, and/or 2220. May not be taken by native speakers. Some sections may be computer-assisted.
4
SPN1121Elementary Spanish II

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

This course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short stories, poems, and articles, and write extended compositions and papers in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1120, 1121, and/or 1124 or be taken by native speakers.
4
SPN2240Intermediate Spanish II

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
SPN3300Spanish Grammar and Composition

This course covers the theory and practice of Spanish grammar and its applications to compositions. Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3400.
3
SPN3350Spanish for Heritage Speakers

This course offers intensive Spanish for heritage speakers who have had little or no formal training in the language. Writing skills are emphasized over oral communication.
3
SPN3400Spanish Reading and Conversation

This course develops communicative proficiency and accuracy in both reading and writing Spanish. Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3300. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.
3
SPT3391Hispanic Cinema

This course is a study of the films, movements and directors of Hispanic cinema. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours. Taught in English.
3
SPT3531Past and Present in Valencia, Spain

In this course, students study the geography, history, culture, civilization, arts, politics, cuisine, and people that have contributed to the development and formation of Spain. Assigned reading provides the basic historical foundation, but students also benefit from numerous fieldwork outings in Valencia and FSU-Spain program trips.
SPW3104Readings from Iberia

This course provides students, through a variety of readings and written and oral activities, with a fundamental knowledge of the critical issues related to modern Spain from 1700 to the present.
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
SYG3245Sociology of Food

This course examines the processes involved in food production, distribution, and consumption. Students use sociological frameworks for understanding how the social structural forces at play in influencing how we eat and how the food industry influences our lives.
3
URP3000Introduction to Planning and Urban Development

This course introduces planning concepts and the role of planning in formulating policy, meeting critical problems, and shaping the future urban environment.
3
URP4936Planning Responses to Climate Change in Mediterranean

This course introduces the role of planning in evaluating the impacts of climate change and in formulating adaptation strategies for Spain and the broader the Mediterranean basin. The city of Valencia will be used as a teaching laboratory to explore these concepts, and most class periods will be spent on the streets or surrounding countryside observing hazard vulnerabilities firsthand.
3
Session VA02Summer 2024
CourseTitleSatisfiesCredits
CCJ2020Introduction to Criminal Justice

This course is designed to provide freshman and sophomore students with knowledge of terminology, classification systems, trends, and theories of criminal justice.
3
CCJ4938Special Topics in Criminology: Violent Crime & Its Consequences

A description is not currently available for this course.
3
EUH2314Spain: Prehistory to the Present

This course provides a survey of Spanish history from the beginnings through to the early twenty-first century. The emphasis is on Spain’s position as an economic and cultural crossroads linking human societies along the Atlantic seaboard, the Mediterranean, North Africa and subsequently across the globe.
3
EUH3316Spanish Civil War

In this course, students explore the recent history of Spain, including the establishment of the Second Republic, the reasons for its collapse in the Civil War, and the consolidation of authoritarian government after the War.
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
HFT2061Ales, Lagers and International Culture

This course is an introduction to ales and lagers of the world with a focus upon their importance to global cultures found in many regions. Students learn about these regional beers and the interrelation with their culture, including food, heritage, and festivals.
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
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
IDS2144Information Ethics for the 21st Century

This course identifies past, present and future information ethics challenges and encourages students to develop their own standpoints from which to address them. The primary purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to make informed ethical decisions about information production, management and use. Students explore and apply a wide range of ethical theories to examine critical information ethics issues raised by recent advances in information and communication technology.
3
IDS2431Thinking Beyond Ourselves: Global Perspectives

This course is designed to introduce the students to the basic concepts, theories, functions and behaviors associated with intercultural communication. Throughout the course students increase in knowledge, understanding and awareness of different cultures and countries, interpret cultural values and communication strategies used across cultures/countries, and become more effective in engaging in the 21st-century globalized world.
3
IDS3634Information Literacy and Society

This course introduces students to the concepts of information literacy and what it means to be information literate in 21st century society. Students address the issue of information literacy by learning searching skills, gathering information from primary and derivative sources, and conducting information quality analyses. Students also work with information in real-world content domains to analyze and represent information effectively.
3
IHS3126Comics and Medicine

This course examines comics and graphic novels that address issues of illness, disability, and medicine from various perspectives. We’ll probe how the sequentialized hybrid of word and image brings new insights to clinical experiences. Finally, we’ll study the value of the graphic form as a communication and critical thinking tool that can be applied to a number of fields in healthcare and beyond. Valencia is an excellent city to study the graphic novel art form. The city is home to Paco Roca, Ana Penyas, Cristina Durán, and other internationally known graphic novelists. We will visit LaGrúa comics studio and Valencia’s IVAM (Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno) which exhibits work by these writer-artists in their permanent collection. Reading comics by local authors will provide a unique historical perspective of your host country and thus enhance your study abroad experience. You will also have the opportunity to create your own comic.
3
IHS4123Narrative Medicine: Stories of Illness and Healing

In this course, students explore the role of story-telling in medicine and healthcare. To build narrative skill, students analyze and interpret various illness experiences as depicted in select stories, poems, and non-fiction medical narratives. Studying narrative helps develop and nurture skills of observation, analysis, empathy, and self-reflection. The capacity to empathize and intuit are crucial to successful outcomes in a variety of fields, including healthcare, education, social work, law, exercise science, and more. The Valencia version of the course provides the opportunity to compare and contrast illness experiences in the U.S. and abroad. In addition to readings by authors from both Spain and the U.S., we will interview our classmates and local citizens. We will also visit The City of Artes and Sciences and the Museo De Bellas Artes San Pio V in search of nontraditional narrative forms to analyze, thus expanding both your narrative skill and your study abroad experience.
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
MAN3240Organizational Behavior

This course covers behavioral concepts, techniques, and applications for managing human resources in all types of organizations.
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
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
SPC4360Interviewing

This course is an analysis of the interview process in a variety of specific contexts and the development of communication skills used in interviewing.
3
SPN1120Elementary Spanish I

This course is the first of a three-semester sequence of courses for students with no prior knowledge of the Spanish language, either at the high-school or native-speaker level. The course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short texts and write paragraphs and short compositions in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1121, 1124, and/or 2220. May not be taken by native speakers. Some sections may be computer-assisted.
4
SPN1121Elementary Spanish II

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

This course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short stories, poems, and articles, and write extended compositions and papers in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1120, 1121, and/or 1124 or be taken by native speakers.
4
SPN2240Intermediate Spanish II

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
SPN3300Spanish Grammar and Composition

This course covers the theory and practice of Spanish grammar and its applications to compositions. Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3400.
3
SPN3400Spanish Reading and Conversation

This course develops communicative proficiency and accuracy in both reading and writing Spanish. Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3300. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.
3
SPT3391Hispanic Cinema

This course is a study of the films, movements and directors of Hispanic cinema. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours. Taught in English.
3
SPT3531Past and Present: Valencia, Spain

In this course, students study the geography, history, culture, civilization, arts, politics, cuisine, and people that have contributed to the development and formation of Spain. Assigned reading provides the basic historical foundation, but students also benefit from numerous fieldwork outings in Valencia and FSU-Spain program trips.
3
SPW3104Readings from Iberia

This course provides students, through a variety of readings and written and oral activities, with a fundamental knowledge of the critical issues related to modern Spain from 1700 to the present.
3
STA2122Introduction to Applied Statistics

This course covers normal distributions, sampling variation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, one-way and two-way analysis of variance, correlation, simple and multiple regression, contingency tables and chi-square tests, non-parametric statistics. No credit given for STA 2122 if a grade of "C-" or better is earned in STA 2171, STA 3032 or QMB 3200.
3
URP3000Introduction to Planning and Urban Development

This course introduces planning concepts and the role of planning in formulating policy, meeting critical problems, and shaping the future urban environment.
URS1006World Cities: Quality of Life

In this course, major world cities are examined in terms of their natural, social, and built environments in order to assess those factors that promote quality-of-life and sustainability. Prospects for future growth and change are considered in light of demographic, cultural, economic, and political trends.
3
Session VA04Fall 2024
CourseTitleSatisfiesCredits
ANT2100Introduction to Archaeology

This course is an introduction to modern anthropological archaeology. The course introduces students to the interdisciplinary scientific approaches employed in contemporary archaeological research and provides students with an overview of the origins and evolution of human social and economic systems.
3
ANT2100LIntroduction to Archaeology Lab

The course is conducted as a hands-on laboratory in archaeological methodology. Each week, students have a series of laboratory exercises designed to teach specific analytical techniques, including paleozoological analysis, paleobotanical analysis, geophysical prospecting techniques, and GIS.
1
BSC1005Biology for Non-Majors

This course consists of four selected topics in contemporary biology.
3
BSC1005LBiology for Non-Majors Lab

This course may be taken concurrently with lecture or subsequent to completion of lecture with passing grade.
1
BSC2010Biological Science I

This course is the first part of a two-semester introductory biology course designed for those interested in pursuing a career in life sciences. The course provides the building blocks necessary for a student to gain a strong foundation in general biology. Topics covered provide an overview of biological processes and function at the molecular, cellular and organismal level.
3
BSC2010LBiological Science I Laboratory

This course introduces basic chemistry, energetics, metabolism, and cellular organization; molecular genetics and information flow; animal and plant function.
1
CHM1045General Chemistry I

This course includes topics such as chemical symbols, formulas, and equations; states of matter; reactivity in aqueous solution; electronic structure, bonding, and molecular geometry. Students taking CHM 1045 after taking CHM 1020 and/or CHM 1032 may register for reduced credit, as indicated in the department's policy on reduced credit.
3
CHM1045LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory

This laboratory offers an introduction to quantitative techniques and to the chemical laboratory. Topics include stoichiometry, atomic spectra, gases, as well as acids and bases.
1
CIS3250Ethics and Computer Science

This course presents ethical theories and analysis methods as they apply to ethical, social, and legal issues in computing and IT. Case studies and hypothetical scenarios are discussed for their social, ethical, and legal implications, as well as analyzed through various ethical-analysis methodologies. The course fosters the development of skills in logical and critical analysis of issues and viewpoints.
3
CPO3101European Union

This course covers the historical development, political institutions, and philosophical underpinnings of the European Union. Topics include federalism, different notions of sovereignity, contemporary decision-making in the EU, assessments of democratic institutions in Europe, and prominent points of debate, such as monetary union, trade policies, environmental policies, and enlargement policies.
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
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
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
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
IDS2060Global Engagement (Online)

A description is not currently available for this course.
1
IDS2464Crossing the Atlantic: Lorca in America, Hemingway in Spain

A description is not currently available for this course.
3
IDS2492Sports: Competition & Fairness

This course investigates the uneven distribution of sport and attitudes to sport; where money drives competition, and where culture dictates ‘acceptable’ levels of competition. Students evaluate the ethics and fairness of gamesmanship and sportsmanship, and how ‘success’ in sport has various definitions, including personal satisfaction, tribal coherence, and externalities linked with ‘psychic income.’
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
MAC1114Analytic Trigonometry

This course covers trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions and their graphs; identities and conditional equations; solution of triangles; trigonometric form of complex numbers; DeMoivre's theorem and nth roots; introduction to plane vectors.
3
MAC1140Pre-Calculus Algebra

This course covers functions and graphs, especially high degree polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; systems of equations; solutions of linear systems; matrix methods; determinants; sequences and series; induction; and the binomial theorem. The course also explores applications, approximation, and methods of proof. May be taken concurrently with MAC 1114.
3
MAN3240Organizational Behavior

This course covers behavioral concepts, techniques, and applications for managing human resources in all types of organizations.
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
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
MUL2010Music Literature, Listening, and Understanding

This course is an introduction to music as a manifestation of human culture, as an expressive art form, and as an intellectual discipline. The course also develops a knowledge of a variety of significant musical repertoire, skills for perceptive listening, and the ability to respond to musical expression with critical insight.
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
SPN1120Elementary Spanish I

This course is the first of a three-semester sequence of courses for students with no prior knowledge of the Spanish language, either at the high-school or native-speaker level. The course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short texts and write paragraphs and short compositions in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1121, 1124, and/or 2220. May not be taken by native speakers. Some sections may be computer-assisted.
4
SPN1121Elementary Spanish II

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

This course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short stories, poems, and articles, and write extended compositions and papers in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1120, 1121, and/or 1124 or be taken by native speakers.
4
SPN2240Intermediate Spanish II

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
SPN3400Spanish Reading and Conversation

This course develops communicative proficiency and accuracy in both reading and writing Spanish. Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3300. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.
3
SPN3440Language and Culture in Business

This intermediate-level language course is aimed at raising cross-cultural awareness in international business. It is also designed to better prepare students to meet the challenges of a global economy.
3
SPT3391Hispanic Cinema

This course is a study of the films, movements and directors of Hispanic cinema. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours. Taught in English.
3
SPT3531Past and Present in Valencia, Spain

In this course, students study the geography, history, culture, civilization, arts, politics, cuisine, and people that have contributed to the development and formation of Spain. Assigned reading provides the basic historical foundation, but students also benefit from numerous fieldwork outings in Valencia and FSU-Spain program trips.
3
Session VA05Spring 2025
CourseTitleSatisfiesCredits
BSC1005Biology for Non-Majors

This course consists of four selected topics in contemporary biology.
3
BSC1005LBiology for Non-Majors Laboratory

This course may be taken concurrently with lecture or subsequent to completion of lecture with passing grade.
1
BSC2010Biological Science I

This course is the first part of a two-semester introductory biology course designed for those interested in pursuing a career in life sciences. The course provides the building blocks necessary for a student to gain a strong foundation in general biology. Topics covered provide an overview of biological processes and function at the molecular, cellular and organismal level.
3
BSC2010LBiological Science I Laboratory

This course introduces basic chemistry, energetics, metabolism, and cellular organization; molecular genetics and information flow; animal and plant function.
1
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
CHM1045General Chemistry I

This course includes topics such as chemical symbols, formulas, and equations; states of matter; reactivity in aqueous solution; electronic structure, bonding, and molecular geometry. Students taking CHM 1045 after taking CHM 1020 and/or CHM 1032 may register for reduced credit, as indicated in the department's policy on reduced credit.
3
CHM1045LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory

This laboratory offers an introduction to quantitative techniques and to the chemical laboratory. Topics include stoichiometry, atomic spectra, gases, as well as acids and bases.
1
CHM1046General Chemistry II

This course includes topics such as intermolecular forces, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, elementary thermodynamics, and electrochemistry.
3
CHM1046LGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory

This laboratory offers an introduction to quantitative techniques and to the chemical laboratory. Topics include intermolecular forces, solutions, kinetics, equilibria, acids and bases, buffers, solubility, thermodynamics and electrochemistry.
1
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
EUH2000Ancient & Medieval Civilizations

This course provides a survey of Western traditions from the beginnings through the end of the Middle Ages. Emphasis is on patterns of thinking and on those institutions most distinctive for the Western tradition. Students who have previous college credit in Western civilization courses covering the same general chronological period cannot receive credit for EUH 2000. May not be taken by students with test credit in European history.
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
HUM2020The Art of Being Human: Examining the Human Condition Through Literature, Art and Film

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
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 & 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
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
MAC1114Analytic Trigonometry

This course covers trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions and their graphs; identities and conditional equations; solution of triangles; trigonometric form of complex numbers; DeMoivre's theorem and nth roots; introduction to plane vectors.
3
MAC1140Pre-Calculus Algebra

This course covers functions and graphs, especially high degree polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; systems of equations; solutions of linear systems; matrix methods; determinants; sequences and series; induction; and the binomial theorem. The course also explores applications, approximation, and methods of proof. May be taken concurrently with MAC 1114.
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
MAC2311Calculus with Analytic Geometry I

This course covers polynomial, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions; first and second derivatives and their interpretations; definition and interpretation of the integral; differentiation rules; implicit differentiation; applications of the derivative; anti-derivatives; fundamental theorem of calculus. This course must be taken for reduced credit by students with prior credit for some of the content.
4
MAN3240Organizational Behavior

This course covers behavioral concepts, techniques, and applications for managing human resources in all types of organizations.
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
MCB2004Microbiology

This course covers microbiology for students planning careers in the health services, with emphasis on infectious disease, food microbiology, and public health.
3
MCB2004LMicrobiology Laboratory

This course covers microbiological techniques including the isolation, typing, and identification of bacteria, properties of pathogenic bacteria, and food microbiology.
1
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
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
MUL2010Music Literature, Listening, and Understanding

This course is an introduction to music as a manifestation of human culture, as an expressive art form, and as an intellectual discipline. The course also develops a knowledge of a variety of significant musical repertoire, skills for perceptive listening, and the ability to respond to musical expression with critical insight.
3
SPN1120Elementary Spanish I

This course is the first of a three-semester sequence of courses for students with no prior knowledge of the Spanish language, either at the high-school or native-speaker level. The course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short texts and write paragraphs and short compositions in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1121, 1124, and/or 2220. May not be taken by native speakers. Some sections may be computer-assisted.
4
SPN1121Elementary Spanish II

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

This course emphasizes oral communication and grammatical expertise, as well as listening comprehension. Students read short stories, poems, and articles, and write extended compositions and papers in Spanish. May not be taken concurrently with SPN 1120, 1121, and/or 1124 or be taken by native speakers.
4
SPN2240Intermediate Spanish II

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
SPN3300Spanish Grammar and Composition

This course covers the theory and practice of Spanish grammar and its applications to compositions. Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3400.
3
SPN3400Spanish Reading and Conversation

This course develops communicative proficiency and accuracy in both reading and writing Spanish. Can be taken concurrently with SPN 3300. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.
3
SPN4444Business Writing in Spanish

This course covers letter writing, business terminology, as well as conducting business in the Hispanic world.
3
SPT3391Hispanic Cinema

This course is a study of the films, movements and directors of Hispanic cinema. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours. Taught in English.
3
SPT3531Past and Present in Valencia, Spain

In this course, students study the geography, history, culture, civilization, arts, politics, cuisine, and people that have contributed to the development and formation of Spain. Assigned reading provides the basic historical foundation, but students also benefit from numerous fieldwork outings in Valencia and FSU-Spain program trips.
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

We understand financial considerations heavily influence study abroad decisions. The International Programs Financial Team hosts financial aid workshops and can answer financial aid questions during in-person advising appointments or via email: IP-FinancialAid@fsu.edu.

Program Fees

Instead of main campus tuition, participants pay an international program fee that typically includes instructional costs for a set number of IP credit hours, housing abroad during the program dates, international health insurance coverage, plus excursions & group activities. Each program fee is listed on the garnet Description tab of the program page, along with the specific expenses that are/are not included.

Payments

The program fee is split into two payments: a non-refundable ‘commitment fee’ followed by a second ‘full payment’ deadline to pay the remaining balance of the program fee. Check the garnet Dates & Docs tab of the program page for specific payment due dates. To make a payment, click here. Always review the cancellation & fee liability policy for your program before making a payment or deferment.

Financial Aid

Almost all sources of Financial aid (Florida Prepaid, Bright Futures, Loans, Grants, VA funding, Scholarships) are applicable toward program fees. Click the boxes below and review the IP Financial Aid Handbook to learn more about financial aid for studying abroad, including the fee deferment process that allows those receiving financial aid to delay paying a portion of their program fee until the beginning of their program, when most financial aid will have disbursed. A deferment does not reduce your balance owed, it only changes the due date.

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



Florida Bright Futures

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

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

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

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Florida Prepaid

Florida Prepaid (FPP) tuition and local fees and/or dorm benefits may be used to pay International Programs fees.

To use a Florida Prepaid dorm account during the summer term, the purchaser of the Prepaid account must contact Florida Prepaid and complete the steps required to authorize use of the summer dorm plan for studying abroad. All other plans will be billed by FSU without additional authorization.

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

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

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

# of Credits Enrolled FPP Tuition FPP Local Fees* Dorm Rate
1 $115.08 $34.73 $4050.00
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
16 $1841.28 $555.68
17 $1956.36 $590.41
  • * Please note the above tuition and fees are subject to change at any time.
  • ** Contact FPP for authorization instructions to use dorm account during a summer term: 850-309-1660 ext. 4134

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International Programs Scholarship Opportunities

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

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

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

Scholarship Application Deadlines

Program Start Date Scholarship Open Date Scholarship Application Deadline Scholarship Award Decisions Communicated to Applicants
Summer 2024 November 1, 2023 December 31, 2023 Prior to January 17, 2024
Fall 2024 January 10, 2024 April 24, 2024 Prior to May 22, 2024
Spring 2025 April 29, 2024 September 4, 2024 Prior to September 18, 2024

Scholarships Administered by Other FSU Departments

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

Scholarships Administered by Other FSU Departments

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

Other Scholarship Opportunities

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

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Study Abroad Loans

Additional Discount or Savings Opportunities

Multi-Term Discount

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

FSU Fees

Technology Fee (Not Included in Program Fees)

Florida State assesses a technology fee which is NOT included in the International Programs fee. The technology fee rate for 2021-2022 is assessed at $5.25 per credit hour for all students, regardless of location of study.

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

Facilities & Equipment Fees (Not Included in Program Fees)

International Programs fees do NOT include Facilities and Equipment Fees, which are assessed each semester for some majors (Medicine, Motion Pictures Arts, Music, Nursing, Fine Arts, Dance, Digital Media Production, etc.) even though you are studying overseas. If you are in one of these colleges/majors, you will be assessed a fee. Details can be found on the Registration Guide, under 'Fees and Financial Information.'

Financial Aid Info Sessions

The world is within your reach! Talk with a member of IP's Finances Team to learn how your financial aid can help you have a study abroad experience of a lifetime!

Join us for a virtual information session, register below! Or request a meeting by contacting IP-FinancialAid@fsu.edu. Be sure to follow us on social media @fsuip for updates.

  1. Friday, January 5, 2024 | 4:00 PM EST
    https://fsu.zoom.us/j/93073512681
  2. Wednesday, January 10, 2024 | 2:00 PM EST
    https://fsu.zoom.us/j/99181167629
  3. Friday, January 26, 2024 | 4:00 PM EST
    https://fsu.zoom.us/j/96181495449
  4. Wednesday, February 7, 2024 | 2:00 PM EST
    https://fsu.zoom.us/j/92390593346
  5. Wednesday, February 28, 2024 | 4:00 PM EST
    https://fsu.zoom.us/j/92302213358
  6. Friday, March 15, 2024 | 4:00 PM EST
    https://fsu.zoom.us/j/92248861863

Deferment Forms

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

General Program Fee Liability (Including Withdrawal & Refund Policy)

SUBMITTING CANCELLATION REQUESTS

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

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

FINANCIAL LIABILITY AFTER CANCELLATION

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

REFUNDS / RELEASE OF LIABILITY FROM PROGRAM FEES

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

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

APPEAL PROCESS FOR PARTIAL REFUNDS / RELEASE OF LIABILITY

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

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


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

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

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

If FSU International Programs cancels an International Program after the program start date (or after the start of domestic or online coursework prior to the study abroad component of Spring Break/short-term programs) due to causes beyond the control of FSU International Programs, including, but not limited to, acts of God; natural disasters; riots; war; epidemics; terrorist activities; government restrictions; failure of suppliers, subcontractors, or carriers; or travel warnings or prohibitions issued by the World Health Organization or any U.S. federal government agency, including the Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Department of State, no refunds of any kind will be issued. However, FSU International Programs, in its sole discretion, may issue refunds for unused program costs such as housing.

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

Application Fee

The $100 application fee is nonrefundable.

Confirmation Deposit

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

Full Program Fee

Program applicants who have demonstrated their intent to participate in the program by payment or by deferral of the confirmation deposit and who have not withdrawn from the program as of the full payment due date become fully liable for the full program fee as of the close of business on the full payment due date.

Refunds of Program Fees

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

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

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

Partial Refunds of Program Fees

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

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

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

All withdrawals, requests for refunds, and requests for release from fee liability must be submitted in writing via email to International Programs. Applicants should include their last name and program code in the subject line of the email.

Alternatively, requests can be submitted in writing to International Programs at the following postal address:

Attention: Refund Committee
Office of FSU International Programs
A5500 University Center
282 Champions Way
P.O. Box 3062420
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420

Visa Information

Spain

A visa is required for US citizens participating in a study abroad program longer than 90 days in Spain.


Programs Under 90 Days:

U.S. citizens participating in a study abroad program in Spain over the summer will not need to apply for a visa as all summer programs are under 90 days, however, you may be required to register with the European Travel Information Authorization System (ETIAS). More information regarding the ETIAS registration process and timeline will be provided upon admittance to your program. 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 Spain containing at least two empty visa pages. For more information regarding passports, please visit Passports on our website.
  • Travel Restrictions: U.S. Citizens are permitted 90 within 180 days in Spain and the Schengen Area. If you plan to travel before or after your program, please ensure that you will not be in Spain or the Schengen Area longer than 90 days.
  • Non-U.S. & Dual Citizens: Immigration requirements for non-U.S. citizens may be different than those of U.S. citizens. Please be advised that you will need to be in possession of your Permanent Resident Card, or U.S. visa, to allow re-entry into the United States following your program. If you are a non-U.S. citizen or hold dual-citizenship status, please contact IP-Visas@fsu.edu.
  • Current Residence: If you currently reside outside of the United States, please contact an Immigration Coordinator at IP-Visas@fsu.edu.

Programs Over 90 Days:

Students participating in Fall, Spring, or First Year Abroad programs in Spain 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. Further information regarding visa applications and requirements will be provided in a program-specific 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 Spain containing at least two empty visa pages. For more information regarding passports, please visit Passports on our website.
  • Travel Restrictions: You should not arrange any international travel in the 3 months leading up to your program. The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs highly discourages students from attempting to enter the Schengen Area before the start of their visa and will be in possession of participants’ passports for processing prior to the start of the program.
  • Background Check: You will be required to obtain a criminal background check for your program. The International Program Immigration Team will provide guidance to participants regarding the background check request process.
  • Under 18 Years Old: If you will be under the age of 18 at the start of your program, please contact the immigration Team at IP-Visas@fsu.edu.
  • Non-U.S. & Dual Citizens: Immigration requirements for non-U.S. citizens may be different than those of U.S. citizens. Please be advised that you will need to be in possession of your Permanent Resident Card, or U.S. visa, to allow re-entry into the United States following your program. If you are a non-U.S. citizen or hold dual-citizenship status, please contact IP-Visas@fsu.edu.
  • Current Residence: If you currently reside outside of the United States, please contact an Immigration Coordinator at IP-Visas@fsu.edu.


Important Dates & Documents

Summer 2024
Applications Open*Wednesday, October 04, 2023 $100.00
Scholarship Applications DueSunday, December 31, 2023
Commitment Fee DueWednesday, January 17, 2024$1500.00
Full Payment DueWednesday, February 14, 2024

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

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Fall 2024
Applications Open*Wednesday, December 06, 2023 $100.00
Scholarship Applications DueWednesday, April 24, 2024
Commitment Fee DueWednesday, May 22, 2024$1500.00
Full Payment DueWednesday, June 26, 2024

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

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Spring 2025
Applications Open*Wednesday, April 03, 2024 $100.00
Scholarship Applications DueWednesday, September 04, 2024
Commitment Fee DueWednesday, September 18, 2024$1500.00
Full Payment DueWednesday, October 16, 2024

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

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Documents

Health & Safety

For 60 years, Florida State University International Programs has been committed to providing a rewarding academic and cultural experience that enriches the lives of our students. Our highest priority is and always has been the welfare and security of our students.

Program directors maintain contact with our Tallahassee office, local authorities, and United States officials, both at home and abroad. Each program holds meetings with students in which safety procedures and precautions are detailed and regularly re-emphasized. Each program has an Emergency Plan which includes details about local health care facilities, meeting points and procedures, and contingency plans and funds should it ever become necessary to evacuate our students.

Students are reminded to inform International Programs of the details of their independent travel details via our online travel form, heed US State Department travel advisories, and take relevant emergency and US Embassy/Consulate contact information with them.

Students venture abroad to experience other cultures, and to gain a deeper appreciation of their role as American citizens in the world. FSU International Programs is fully committed to helping students realize these aspirations in a safe and secure learning environment.

Insurance

International Programs Insurance

All International Programs fees include international medical and evacuation insurance coverage through Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI). A link to our policy is provided below. The coverage will be effective for participants from the day the program starts until the day the program ends. Please note: this policy is NOT intended to replace your domestic coverage. For more information, visit studentinsurance.fsu.edu.

Travel Insurance Information

FSU International Programs encourages program participants to consider purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance comes in many forms and can protect you in case you need to change your travel plans due to unforeseen circumstances. The coverage ranges from help with lost baggage to delay in flight plans to trip cancellation.

Travel insurance that covers fees associated with changing your airfare plans is especially helpful for those attending programs that require entry or student visas. Immigration approval can take months with regulations changing often that can cause the need to delay or cancel flight plans. Often airfare arrangements are non-refundable or cannot be changed without fee penalties. Certain types of trip cancellation insurance will reimburse you the cost of your airfare or penalty fees. Travel Insurance must cover failure to obtain visa.

You may wish to begin researching travel insurance and trip cancellation policies by using the Travel Insurance Review website. Their Travel Insurance 101: The Complete Guide to Travel Insurance section is particularly helpful for those just beginning their research. They also have a section that allows you to compare different policies.

Travel insurance is also offered through CISI and Travel Insured International. Please note that this plan must be purchased within 21 days of paying your first fee. For example, if looking to insure the cost of the program, the plan must be purchased within 21 days of paying the commitment fee to International Programs. If wishing to insure only the cost of the flight, the plan must be purchased within 21 days of purchasing airfare.

Travel Resources

University Policies & Resources

Clery Act

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Florida State University study center safety guides include institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The report also contains statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off campus buildings or property owned or controlled by The Florida State University; and on public property within or immediately adjacent and accessible from the campus. A paper copy is available upon request to FSU International Programs at A5500 University Center, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420, or by contacting FSU International Programs at (850) 644-3272 or (800) 374-8581.

Copies are also available from the study center administrative offices, or you may download from the links below: