Students on this program will explore the hospitality industry in Florence from the perspective of entrepreneurs. Students will have some coursework before and after going abroad for this three-credit hour course, and will travel to Florence with their professor and peers during spring break. Visits are planned to hotels, B&B’s, and restaurants which allow students to gain a behind-the-scenes view into the day-to-day work life of professionals in the industry. Students will gain a cross-cultural perspective as they compare these establishments to those of the US. Experiential learning at the FSU Florence culinary lab, conversations with international experts, and excursions to a vineyard and organic farm-to-table restaurant will bring coursework to life.
|Code||Term||Start Date||End Date||Fee||Apply|
|FL51||Spring Break 2024||03/09/24||03/16/24||$3,290.00||Applications open October 04, 2023.|
To speak with the International Programs Academic Advisor about study abroad courses, you can visit our zoom drop-in advising hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00am-12:00pm. There are also appointments available via Campus Connect on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. If these times do not work for you, contact our advisor directly at IP-AcademicAdvising@fsu.edu to make an appointment.
IP provides Liberal Studies requirement areas in an effort to help students make informed decisions. Although every attempt is made to be accurate & current, requirement areas are fluid and it is the student’s responsibility to confirm all Liberal Studies requirement areas through the Liberal Studies Course Search Tool and your major advisor.
|Session FL51||Spring Break 2024|
|ENT5930||What Makes Italy So Special: Culture, Fashion, Food and Hospitality|
A description is not currently available for this course.
*/**/***/****/^ Courses followed by these symbols denote cross listing. Students may take one or the other, but not both.
The biggest factor in deciding when and where to study abroad is often the financial aspect. In fact, too many students assume they cannot afford to participate, missing out on an invaluable opportunity because they are not aware of alternative methods of funding. The Finances Team at International Programs is dedicated to helping students through the financial aid application process by conducting financial aid workshops on a regular basis in addition to meeting personally with students in need of assistance. We also help concerned parents! Additionally, non-FSU students are strongly encouraged to contact the financial aid office at their home school as early as possible. Finally, FSU students will find additional helpful information on the FSU Financial Aid website.
Please review Understanding the Financial Aid Process for Students Studying Abroad to explore a range of issues for students who anticipate receiving any type of financial assistance. This is a document just for FSU IP students and families, with step-by-step guidance for the process. FSU students, access it here. Non-FSU students, access it here. For summer financial aid, please keep in mind a student must be enrolled in at least 6 hours in order to receive aid.
For information about the 1098-T form, click here.
To make a payment, click here.
Any student receiving any form of assistance below will want to complete a Fee Deferment to allow International Programs to delay the due date of the associated program fees. More information about the Fee Deferment is included in the step-by-step guidance at the link above.
Florida Prepaid (FPP) tuition and local fees and/or dorm benefits may be used to pay International Programs fees.
To use a Florida Prepaid dorm account during the summer term, the purchaser of the Prepaid account must contact Florida Prepaid and complete the steps required to authorize use of the summer dorm plan for studying abroad. All other plans will be billed by FSU without additional authorization.
|# of Credits Enrolled||FPP Tuition||FPP Local Fees*||Dorm Rate|
|Program Start Date||Scholarship Open Date||Scholarship Application Deadline||Scholarship Award Decisions Communicated to Applicants|
|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|
Florida State assesses a technology fee which is NOT included in the International Programs fee. The technology fee rate for 2021-2022 is assessed at $5.25 per credit hour for all students, regardless of location of study.
International Programs fees do NOT include Facilities and Equipment Fees, which are assessed each semester for some majors (Medicine, Motion Pictures Arts, Music, Nursing, Fine Arts, Dance, Digital Media Production, etc.) even though you are studying overseas. If you are in one of these colleges/majors, you will be assessed a fee. Details can be found on the Registration Guide, under 'Fees and Financial Information.'
The world is within your reach! Talk with a member of IP's Finances Team to learn how your financial aid can help you have a study abroad experience of a lifetime!
Join us for a virtual information session, register below! Or request a meeting by contacting IP-FinancialAid@fsu.edu. Be sure to follow us on social media @fsuip for updates.
The online fee deferment is located in the International Programs Student Portal under the Money Matters area. Login here to access the portal.
If Cancellation Date is…
|Participant's Financial Liability if
appeal is approved by IP Refund
|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|
|59-31 days before
program start date
|Commitment Fee + 50% of remaining
program fee balance
|50% of program fee balance after the|
|30 days or less before
program start date
|Commitment Fee + 75% of remaining
program fee balance
|25% of program fee balance after the|
|On or after program
|Liable for full program fee||No refund/release of financial|
Refunds of program fees WILL BE granted in instances of withdrawal prior to the start of the program under the following circumstances:
Partial refunds of program fees MAY BE granted in instances of withdrawal prior to the start of the program under the following circumstances:
All withdrawals, requests for refunds, and requests for release from fee liability must be submitted in writing via email to International Programs. Applicants should include their last name and program code in the subject line of the email.
Alternatively, requests can be submitted in writing to International Programs at the following postal address:
Attention: Refund Committee
Office of FSU International Programs
A5500 University Center
282 Champions Way
P.O. Box 3062420
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420
A visa is required for US citizens participating in a study abroad program longer than 90 days in Italy. Pursuant to Italian legal requirements, students interested in studying in Italy must be at least 18 years of age by the start of the program. Contact IP-Info@fsu.edu for more information.
Programs Under 90 Days:
US citizens participating in a study abroad program in Italy over the summer will not need to apply for a visa as all summer programs are under 90 days, 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:
Programs Over 90 Days:
Students participating in Fall, Spring, or First Year Abroad programs in Italy will be required to obtain a visa. A number of documents will need to be submitted in order for International Programs to apply for the visa on your behalf. 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:
|Spring Break 2024|
|Applications Open*||Wednesday, October 04, 2023||$100.00|
|Commitment Fee Due||Wednesday, November 01, 2023||$500.00|
|Fall Full Payment Due||Wednesday, November 29, 2023|
*Early application is advisable as program enrollment is limited and acceptances are offered on a rolling basis.
For 60 years, Florida State University International Programs has been committed to providing a rewarding academic and cultural experience that enriches the lives of our students. Our highest priority is and always has been the welfare and security of our students.
Program directors maintain contact with our Tallahassee office, local authorities, and United States officials, both at home and abroad. Each program holds meetings with students in which safety procedures and precautions are detailed and regularly re-emphasized. Each program has an Emergency Plan which includes details about local health care facilities, meeting points and procedures, and contingency plans and funds should it ever become necessary to evacuate our students.
Students are reminded to inform International Programs of the details of their independent travel details via our online travel form, heed US State Department travel advisories, and take relevant emergency and US Embassy/Consulate contact information with them.
Students venture abroad to experience other cultures, and to gain a deeper appreciation of their role as American citizens in the world. FSU International Programs is fully committed to helping students realize these aspirations in a safe and secure learning environment.
All International Programs fees include international medical and evacuation insurance coverage through Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI). A link to our policy is provided below. The coverage will be effective for participants from the day the program starts until the day the program ends. Please note: this policy is NOT intended to replace your domestic coverage. For more information, visit studentinsurance.fsu.edu.
FSU International Programs encourages program participants to consider purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance comes in many forms and can protect you in case you need to change your travel plans due to unforeseen circumstances. The coverage ranges from help with lost baggage to delay in flight plans to trip cancellation.
Travel insurance that covers fees associated with changing your airfare plans is especially helpful for those attending programs that require entry or student visas. Immigration approval can take months with regulations changing often that can cause the need to delay or cancel flight plans. Often airfare arrangements are non-refundable or cannot be changed without fee penalties. Certain types of trip cancellation insurance will reimburse you the cost of your airfare or penalty fees. Travel Insurance must cover failure to obtain visa.
You may wish to begin researching travel insurance and trip cancellation policies by using the Travel Insurance Review website. Their Travel Insurance 101: The Complete Guide to Travel Insurance section is particularly helpful for those just beginning their research. They also have a section that allows you to compare different policies.
Travel insurance is also offered through CISI and Travel Insured International. Please note that this plan must be purchased within 21 days of paying your first fee. For example, if looking to insure the cost of the program, the plan must be purchased within 21 days of paying the commitment fee to International Programs. If wishing to insure only the cost of the flight, the plan must be purchased within 21 days of purchasing airfare.
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Florida State University study center safety guides include institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The report also contains statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off campus buildings or property owned or controlled by The Florida State University; and on public property within or immediately adjacent and accessible from the campus. A paper copy is available upon request to FSU International Programs at A5500 University Center, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420, or by contacting FSU International Programs at (850) 644-3272 or (800) 374-8581.
Copies are also available from the study center administrative offices, or you may download from the links below: