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At International Programs, we pride ourselves on 60 years in study abroad. 60 years of students journeying around the globe to study every imaginable subject from international leaders in their fields. 60 years of students embracing new cultures, languages, and customs, and returning home as fully engaged citizens of the world. We pride ourselves in facilitating these journeys, and we are committed to making each student’s experience a story worth telling. Make the world your campus. Study abroad with us!

Students choose from programs in more than 20 locations and can study abroad or intern during fall, spring, or summer in any of their years at FSU. These programs can meet major and minor requirements, allowing students to continue on their degree path while making the most of small class sizes, individualized attention, and the opportunity to use a plethora of diverse cities as their classroom. All classes earn FSU credit and are taught in English with the exception of foreign language classes. Many classes are taught by distinguished FSU faculty, who are passionate about their field and study abroad location and return year after year to share its cultural richness with their students.

Student Recruiters

Contact our team of Student Recruiters to gain a student perspective about our unique programs abroad. The recruiters are current Florida State University students who have studied or interned abroad with International Programs. They can answer questions ranging from what to pack, classes, and excursions, to housing details, independent travel, and life overseas.

Non-FSU Student Information

At International Programs, we pride ourselves on 60 years in study abroad. 60 years of students journeying around the globe to study every imaginable subject from international leaders in their fields. 60 years of students embracing new cultures, languages, and customs, and returning home as fully engaged citizens of the world. We pride ourselves in facilitating these journeys, and we are committed to making each student’s experience a story worth telling. Make the world your campus. Study abroad with us!

FSU International Programs welcomes students from U.S. accredited colleges and universities across the country. Students choose from programs in more than 20 locations and can study abroad during any fall, spring, or summer of their college career. Students should meet with their academic advisors at their home campus to discuss which program and courses best suit their needs, and are encouraged to get this approval in writing. All courses are taught in English with the exception of foreign language classes. Many courses are taught by distinguished FSU faculty, who are passionate about their field and study abroad location and return year after year to share its cultural richness with their students.

Student Recruiters

Contact our team of Student Recruiters to gain a student perspective about our unique programs abroad. The recruiters are current Florida State University students who have studied or interned abroad with International Programs. They can answer questions ranging from what to pack, classes, and excursions, to housing details, independent travel, and life overseas.

Parent Information

At International Programs, we pride ourselves on 60 years in study abroad. 60 years of students journeying around the globe to study every imaginable subject from international leaders in their fields. 60 years of students embracing new cultures, languages, and customs, and returning home as fully engaged citizens of the world. We pride ourselves in offering a top safety and security model while facilitating these journeys, and we are committed to making each student’s experience a story worth telling.

Students choose from programs in more than 20 locations and can study abroad or intern during fall, spring, or summer in any of their years at FSU. These programs can meet major and minor requirements, allowing students to continue on their degree path while making the most of small class sizes, individualized attention, and the opportunity to use a plethora of diverse cities as their classroom. All classes earn FSU credit and are taught in English with the exception of foreign language classes. Many classes are taught by distinguished FSU faculty, who are passionate about their field and study abroad location and return year after year to share its cultural richness with their students.

Student Recruiters

Contact our team of Student Recruiters to gain a student perspective about our unique programs abroad. The recruiters are current Florida State University students who have studied or interned abroad with International Programs. They can answer questions ranging from what to pack, classes, and excursions, to housing details, independent travel, and life overseas.

General Information

Application & Admission Criteria

Students apply to study abroad with us by submitting an online application, accessed from the relevant program page at international.fsu.edu. All FSU study abroad programs have a $100 non-refundable application fee, while internships have a $250 non-refundable application fee.

Priority is given to students with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or above. Students below the minimum standard may petition for admission. Program enrollment is limited. Early application is advisable.

Courses & Credits

For course descriptions and semester credit hours per course, see the site specific page on this website. Unless otherwise noted, all courses, except language courses, are taught in English. Program fees do not cover online courses provided by units other than International Programs.

  • Courses at all summer IP locations may be used toward fulfilling the university 9-hour summer residency requirement.
  • Students may opt to take Directed Individual Study (DIS) courses with Florida State faculty at program locations, pending departmental approval. Contact the IP office for information.
  • Students in programs offering International Programs online courses may not register for more than one International Program online course (excluding the one credit IFS2098). IP program fees do not include the cost of any main campus online courses. Should you elect to take one or more main campus online courses, you must enroll in a minimum full-time load of IP courses as outlined in the chart below (non-IP online course do not count toward this minimum).
  • University drop/add policies apply to all programs; however, the IP policy on minimum credit hours remains in effect
  • The chart below outlines minimum credit hour requirements. Students may not drop below the minimum requirements specified. Students may be approved to take additional credits beyond those included in the program fee by paying an additional fee, which is currently $250 per undergraduate credit hour and $395 per graduate credit hour. Standard overload permission requirements apply.
Program Length Minimum # of IP Credit Hours Required*
4 weeks or less 3 IP credits
5 to 8 weeks 6 IP credits
9 to 10 weeks 9 IP credits
11 to 12 weeks 12 IP credits, with 6 credits per session if two sessions are combined for a full semester
12 week London session 9 IP credits, with 3 credits from each of the three sessions combined for a full semester
Full semester 12 IP credits

*Visa requirements may supercede this policy, and individual programs may require students to take more than the minimum credits listed above.

International Programs Minors

International Programs offers several minors, designed to enhance and provide focus to a student’s program in England, Italy or Spain. The minors are built around the residency in the respective study center location, but can be pursued before and after it as well. Each minor requires 15 credits (to include at least two disciplines), of which 9 must be taken in at the study center location. Students may choose from various disciplines. Consult the Florida State Bulletin and contact International Programs for formal declaration of the minor.

Registration

Registration for International Programs is an online process. The windows for study abroad vary from main campus; students are emailed registration packets with detailed instructions on the day their respective windows open, according to the following schedule:

Term of Study Abroad Registration Window Opens
Fall Semester Programs Mid-July
Spring Semester Programs Mid-November
Summer Programs Mid-March

General Information (Non-FSU Students)

Not an FSU Student? Not a problem!

International Programs accepts applications from students from all colleges and universities. Students from other schools are classified as Transient students. This means they are degree-seeking students elsewhere, but will attend Florida State University for at least one term.

Applications

Students apply to study abroad with us by submitting an online application, accessed from the relevant program page at www.international.fsu.edu. Non-FSU students are required to create an FSU ID prior to starting the application. All FSU study abroad programs have a $100 non-refundable application fee, while internships have a $250 non-refundable application fee. In addition, be sure to send an official transcript from the home school to International Programs, Florida State University, A5500 University Center, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420. If students have attended more than one school, the transcript from the most recently attended school will suffice because it usually has credits from the other school(s) posted.

Registration

If you have not returned your transient or special student application (enclosed in your acceptance packet) you will need to do so in order to set up your FSUID needed for the online registration system.

Registration for International Programs is an online process for which students are emailed detailed instructions on the day their registration window opens. The windows for study abroad vary from main campus; students are sent registration packets the day their respective windows open, according to the following schedule:

Term of Study Abroad Registration Window Opens
Fall Semester Programs Mid-July
Spring Semester Programs Mid-November
Summer Programs Mid-March

Completion of the Program

Non-FSU students must submit the FSU International Programs Transcript Request form prior to studying abroad in order to receive one free transcript after the semester grades are posted. Once a program ends and grades are posted, the official transcript from Florida State is sent to the address indicated on the Transcript Request Form. This is a subject change in accordance with modifications to official university transcript procedures.

For Summer semester, grades will post to students’ final transcripts in mid-August regardless of the dates of your program. Grades will post in mid-December for Fall students and in early May for Spring students.

Additional transcript requests and fees must be submitted through the Registrar’s website.

More Information

Still have questions? Please call 850-644-3272 or 800-374-8581 or email us at IP-Info@fsu.edu.

Money Matters

The biggest factor in deciding when and where to study abroad is often the financial aspect. In fact, too many students assume they cannot afford to participate, missing out on an invaluable opportunity because they are not aware of alternative methods of funding. The Financial Assistance Coordinator at International Programs (IP) is dedicated to helping students through the financial aid application process by conducting financial aid workshops on a regular basis in addition to meeting personally with each student needing assistance. Students who have received some form of financial aid throughout their collegiate careers, as well as those completely new to the process, receive expert care every step of the way. We also help concerned parents! Additionally, students are strongly encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office at their home school as early as possible. Finally, Florida State students will find additional helpful information on the FSU Financial Aid website.

Please review Understanding the Financial Aid Process for Students Studying Abroad to explore a range of issues for students who anticipate receiving any type of financial assistance. This is a document created just for FSU IP students and families, with step-by-step guidance for the process.

Florida Bright Futures

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

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

Credit Hours Bright Futures Academic
$213.55 Per Credit Hour
Bright Futures Medallion
$77 Per Credit Hour
6 $1281.30 $462
7 $1494.85 $539
8 $1708.40 $616
9 $1921.95 $693
10 $2135.50 $770
11 $2349.05 $847
12 $2562.60 $924
13 $2776.15 $1001
14 $2989.70 $1078
15 $3203.25 $1155
16 $3416.80 $1232
17 $3630.35 $1309
18 $3843.90 $1386

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Florida Prepaid

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

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

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

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

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

# of Credits Enrolled FPP Tuition FPP Local Fees* Dorm Rate
1 $115.08 $34.73 $3310.00
2 $230.16 $69.46 Per Term**
3 $345.24 $104.19
4 $460.32 $138.92
5 $575.40 $173.65
6 $690.48 $208.38
7 $805.56 $243.11
8 $920.64 $277.84
9 $1035.72 $312.57
10 $1150.80 $347.30
11 $1265.88 $382.03
12 $1380.96 $416.76
13 $1496.04 $451.49
14 $1611.12 $486.22
15 $1726.20 $520.95
  • * Please note the above tuition and fees are subject to change at any time.
  • ** Contact FPP for authorization instructions to use dorm account during a summer term: 850-309-1660 ext. 4134

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Scholarship & Discount Opportunities

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

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

Psychology In London Scholarship

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

Brooks Rogers Memorial Scholarship

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

Generation Study Abroad Critical Language Scholarship

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

Generation Study Abroad First Generation College Student Scholarship

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

Generation Study Abroad International Programs Achievement Scholarship

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

Generation Study Abroad International Programs Anniversary Scholarship

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

Generation Study Abroad STEM Student Scholarship

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

Other International Programs Scholarship Opportunities

Minority Scholarship

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

Spring Break Scholarship

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

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

William Cullen Klein Memorial Scholarship

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

Scholarship Application Deadlines

Term Deadline
Spring 2017 September 7, 2016
Spring Break 2017 November 2, 2016
Summer 2017 December 7, 2016
Fall 2017 April 5, 2017

Scholarships Administered by Other FSU Departments

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

Ada Belle Winthrop-King Scholarships

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

Audrey Wilson Florence Travel Scholarships

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

Bess Ward Honors Thesis Award

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

National Science Foundation - Diversity Scholarship (Chiriqui, Panama)

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

The College of Arts & Sciences Study Abroad Scholarship

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

Scholarship List

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

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant

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

GoEuro European Study Abroad Scholarship

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

Related Materials

External Links

Study Abroad Loans

Additional Discount Opportunities

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

Florida-Costa Rica Linkage Institute

The Florida-Costa Rica Linkage Institute, known as FLORICA, was created in 1986, authorized by the Florida Legislature in 1987, and formalized by an agreement signed by the State University System of Florida, the Florida Community College System and the Council of Rectors of Costa Rican Universities (CONARE). Since its beginning, FLORICA has been administered for Costa Rica by CONARE and on behalf of the State of Florida by The Florida State University and Valencia College, with co-directors appointed from each institution.

FLORICA has strong credibility both in Florida and Costa Rica as a stimulus and a catalyst. The Institute has interfaced broadly in Costa Rica with public and private institutions and agencies including all the public universities.

Costa Rican citizens who have applied and been accepted in a Florida public university or community college may apply for out-of-state tuition waivers through the Florida-Costa Rica Institute Non-Resident Tuition Exemption Program.

Co-Directors

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

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

Florida-France Linkage Institute

The Florida-France Linkage Institute was created by the Legislature of the State of Florida in 1989. Over the years, the scope of activities and outreach of the Institute have grown considerably; in Florida, in France, and in the départments of the French Caribbean. The Florida-France Linkage Institute is administered by The University of South Florida in partnership with Florida State University and Miami-Dade College. The educational mission of each of these institutions lends an unusual and unique diversity to the joint co-sponsorship of the Florida-France Linkage Institute. The Florida-France Linkage Institute is supported on behalf of France by the office of the French Consulate-General in Miami.

The Florida-France Linkage Institute utilizes the resources of the State University System and the Community College System. The Institute also serves as a clearinghouse for inter-institutional and community networking to bring projects and activities to college and university campuses.

Thus, the Florida-France Linkage Institute places a high priority on its mission to serve as a facilitator for international tourism, trade, economic development, and business for the Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development (OTTED).

For more information about tuition waivers for the Florida-France Linkage Institute and to apply: http://www.usf.edu/world/centers/florida-france/index.aspx

Co-Directors

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

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

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

FSU Fees

Technology Fee (Not Included in Program Fees)

Florida State assesses a technology fee which is NOT included in the International Programs fee. The technology fee rate for 2017-2018 is assessed at $5.25 per credit hour for all students, regardless of location of study.

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

Facilities & Equipment Fees (Not Included in Program Fees)

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

Financial Aid and Financing Study Abroad Workshops

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

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

Deferment Forms

Fee Liability

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

First Year Abroad Fee Liability (Including Withdrawal & Refund Policy)

Application Fee

The $100 application fee is nonrefundable.

Confirmation Deposit

The confirmation deposit is refundable until the close of business on the deposit’s due date. If an applicant has been granted a deferred payment plan for the deposit and has not withdrawn from the program as of the close of business on the deposit due date, the applicant becomes fully liable for the confirmation deposit.

Please Note: The initial $2,500 confirmation deposit (for the first term of the program) must be paid rather than deferred. Students may defer the balance of their program fee, but neither the $100 application fee nor the initial $2,500 confirmation deposit can be deferred.

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 1st payment due date become fully liable for the program fee as of the close of business on the 1st payment due date.

Program applicants who have demonstrated their intent of continued participation in the program by payment or deferral of the confirmation deposit and participation in the first semester of the program, and who have not provided written notice of their intent to withdraw from the program at least sixty days in advance of the beginning of any subsequent semester remain fully liable for all remaining program fees.

Tuition Policy for Out-of-state students

Upon completion of a minimum of 36 FSU credit hours at their European or Panama IP study center with an FSU GPA of 3.0 or better, and having met all financial obligations related to participation in the First Year Abroad program, out-of-state students will be assessed in-state tuition rates for the remainder of their first undergraduate degree at FSU in Tallahassee. This arrangement is contingent upon the student remaining in good academic and judicial standing throughout their FSU career. Students must attend consecutive semesters without interruption (summer terms excluded), progressing toward their degree completion, and staying "on map".

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

Independent Interns & Researchers Fee Liability (Including Withdrawal & Refund Policy)

Application Fee

The $250 application fee is due at the time of application. This fee and is nonrefundable and cannot be deferred. The application will not be processed until the application fee has been paid.

Full Program Fee

Once your application has been accepted, program fees for your independent internship are due within 1 week of receiving acceptance email and statement. It is imperative that you either pay your fee or fill out the deferment form and turn it in to IP within 1 week. Should you cancel on or prior to the due date; all cancellations must be placed in writing to administrative.cancellation@admin.fsu.edu. If you have not withdrawn from the program as of the close of business 1 week after date of admittance, you become fully liable for the entire program cost.

Non-payment may result in a hold on your student account, inability to complete your registration or cancellation of your program.

Program applicants who have demonstrated their intent to participate in an independent internship by payment or deferral within 1 week of admittance and, who have not withdrawn from the program, become fully liable for the full program fee as of the close of business on the 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

Internship Fee Liability (Including Withdrawal & Refund Policy)

Application Fee

The $250 application fee is nonrefundable.

Confirmation Deposit

The $1,500 confirmation deposit is due one week after being admitted into the program, and is refundable until the close of business on the deposit's due date. If an applicant has paid 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.

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.

Upon notification of acceptance to Florida State University International Programs Internship Program, the applicant will receive an Internship Agreement which details the terms and conditions of the Internship.

Fees will be fully refunded if Florida State University International Programs is unable to notify the intern of a potential placement by 60 days prior to the start of the program, provided all application materials are received by the application deadline. Program fees will be fully refunded if International Programs is unable to notify the intern of placement by the placement notification deadline as stated in the Internship Agreement. The structure of internships is dependent upon immigration laws of the host country. Thus, the structure and dates of each program are subject to change.

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

Spring Break Fee Liability (Including Withdrawal & Refund Policy)

Application Fee

The $100 application fee is nonrefundable.

Confirmation Deposit

A $500 confirmation deposit is refundable until the close of business on the deposit’s due date. If an applicant has paid the deposit or has been granted a deferred payment plan for the deposit, and has not withdrawn from the program as of the close of business on the deposit due date, the applicant becomes fully liable for the confirmation deposit.

Full Program Fee

The non-refundable final payment or deferment is due by the close of business on the full payment due date. Program applicants who have demonstrated their final intent to participate in the program by payment or deferment 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. Dropping the associated spring semester main campus class during the drop/add period does not release the student from fee liability for the International Program.

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

Oxford Law 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.

Refund Policy

If prior to the commencement of the Program, students withdraw due to a Change in the Program or a State Department Travel Warning or Alert, or if the Program is cancelled, students will receive a full refund of all monies advanced within twenty (20) days after the cancellation or withdrawal. A student will also receive a full refund if prior to the commencement of the Program, they are subject to an involuntary call to active duty or if they or an immediate family member (parent, legal guardian, spouse, child, or sibling) dies.

If during the course of the Program, students withdraw due to a Change in the Program or a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Alert, or if the Program is terminated, students will be refunded fees paid, except for room and board payments utilized prior to the date of termination or withdrawal.

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

  • 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.
  • 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.

Applicants who apply and are accepted after the published due dates remain liable for fees in accordance with the published due dates.

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

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

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

Visa Information

U.S. Citizens requiring visas to participate on a program will receive guidelines and assistance from International Programs. The receipt of a visa is a privilege, not a right. Each foreign country has the right to establish its own parameters for the granting of a visa, and as an American requesting permission to enter that foreign country, you must abide by all of its requirements. IP cannot guarantee receipt of an entry visa. Immigration laws, visa requirements, and application processes vary depending on location. For specific visa requirements, please visit the visa tab once you have chosen a destination. Below are some general immigration guidelines for all participants requiring a visa. Independent study, Independent Internships, and non-U.S. students should check with the U.S. Department of State and the appropriate consulate for visa, entry, and immunization requirements.

  • Students planning on traveling before or after the program dates are responsible for making their own entry arrangements. It is imperative that you discuss any travel plans outside of the program dates with the IP Passports & Immigration Office at IP-Visas@fsu.edu, as certain countries restrict entry to dates specific to the program.
  • A visa is a seal that is affixed inside of the passport. Most students (except Panama program participants) will be required to either submit their original passport to the appropriate consulate or to International Programs in order for the visa to be processed. The passport is submitted well in advance of the program start date and may impact international travel. If you have international travel plans before the program, please contact the IP Passports & Immigration Office at IP-Visas@fsu.edu.
  • Changes in immigration regulations change frequently which may affect program structure, dates, and fees.
  • Students who fail to comply with IP or host country visa processes may incur financial penalties, delayed arrivals or cancellations.
  • Students may be required to make a personal appearance at the appropriate consulate to obtain a visa.
  • Students choosing to obtain a visa independently must notify International Programs of this intention and must be aware that failure to obtain the proper entry or student visa may not release you from responsibility of the full program fees.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to purchase travel insurance which covers failure to obtain a visa. Further information is available on the Travel Insurance Review website.
  • Students under the age of 18 will be required to provide additional documentation which may include a certified copy of their birth certificate and notarized permission to travel by their parents or legal guardians. More information will be provided in the visa packet.
  • U.S. citizens living abroad- must contact the appropriate consulate for the steps to obtain necessary visas.

**For additional assistance, please contact our Passports & Immigration Office at IP-Visas@fsu.edu.

Non-US Citizens

Although International Programs provides guidelines regarding the student visa process for U.S. citizens; non-U.S. citizens are advised to contact the appropriate consulate to learn the student visa procedures governing their nationality. It is the responsibility of non-U.S. citizens to contact our office if any information must be provided by International Programs in order for you to obtain your student visa. Any non-U.S. Citizen must contact our Passports & Immigration office at IP-Visas@fsu.edu.

Health & Safety

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

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

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

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

Insurance

Travel Insurance Information

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

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

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

Travel Resources

University Policies & Resources

Clery Act

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

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