Theatre Academy London | London, England

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There isn’t a city in the world with a more vibrant theatre scene than London –from the traditional to the cutting edge. Theatre Academy London (TAL) is located in the heart of the West End. The opportunity to see a variety of theatre performances is a vital part of theatre training in London. This program is designed to make maximum use of these shows, alongside classes taught by distinguished faculty that include some of London’s leading theatre artists. This program provides an immersive experience through theatre training to develop and add depth to students' work. All sessions offer a theatre-going class where students take advantage of London’s extensive theatre offerings, including visits to the Globe and Stratford-upon-Avon. The program includes backstage visits to London’s great national companies as well as visits from guest artists.

Summer (LN71): Film Acting

This Film Acting program gives an intensive introduction to the craft in which students will learn the functions of key crewmembers, the technical vocabulary of the set, and the impact of learning techniques to expand their range of acting abilities.

Fall (LN74): Performance Studies

This program offers theatre training to develop students’ work. Focus is on the actor, and the courses may include classes such as Shakespeare, Scene Study, Movement, and Film Acting. Playwriting, Devising, and Stage Combat may also be offered.

Fall (LN78): MUSICAL THEATRE

The Musical Theatre program offers courses in Voice/Singing and Musical Theatre repertory alongside dance sessions at a London studio. Students also take Physical Theatre and Introduction to London theatre and two additional courses of their own choosing.

Spring (LN75): Acting

The semester combines conservatory classes with analytical courses in theatre history and criticism. Classes offered include Shakespeare (Acting), Scene Study, and Physical Theatre. Alongside the regular class schedule, TAL also offers a series of master classes and workshops.

Program Description

Program Sessions

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CodeTermStart DateEnd DateFeeApply
LN74Fall 202408/28/2412/12/24$17,325.00Closed
LN78Fall 202408/28/2412/12/24$17,455.00Closed
LN75Spring 202501/09/2504/24/25$17,325.00

Eligibility

LN71 & LN75

The spring and summer semesters of this program are open to all students pursuing degree programs in Theatre, Music Theatre, Film, English, Communication, Humanities, and in exceptional circumstances, other degrees. Due to the performance nature of this program, students may be asked to submit an audition tape to ensure appropriate academic advising.

LN74 & LN78

Due to the performance nature of this program, all applicants to the fall semester of Theatre Academy must be theatre majors who have completed college level Acting 1 or Performance 1 courses at the time of application and/or been approved to participate by the FSU School of Theatre. FSU BA students must have completed, prior to the program, THE3213 World Theatre History I and THE3214 World Theatre History II. Students may be asked to submit an audition tape to ensure appropriate academic advising.

Housing

Students studying at FSU London live in shared flats in the center of London. Short walks and easy access to city buses and the London Underground allow students to safely explore this fascinating city. All flats are located either on floors above the study center or in nearby buildings. Amenities include fully equipped kitchens, furnished living areas, Wi-Fi, cable TV, and a weekly cleaning service with a change of bed linens and towels. Overnight guests are not allowed in program housing. For a list of hotels near the campus, please click here.

Excursions & Group Activities

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

  • London Excursions

    Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Kew Palace and Gardens, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Greenwich, Kensington Palace, Street Markets, West End and Off West End Theatre Performances, Shakespeare's Globe, River Thames Boat Ride, Afternoon Tea

  • Overnight Excursions

    Edinburgh & St. Andrews, Bruges and Ypres, Bath and Stonehenge, Liverpool and North Wales, The Lake District, Yorkshire, Cornwall

  • Day Excursions

    Harry Potter Studios, Hampton Court Palace, Windsor Castle, Cambridge, Oxford, Brighton, Stratford-upon-Avon, Hatfield House, and Blenheim Palace

  • Class Excursions

    British Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Modern, Churchill War Rooms, Victoria & Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, Charles Dickens' House, Hyde Park, Houses of Parliament, Old Bailey, Harrods, Museum of London, Bank of England, Royal Albert Hall, Abbey Road, Sherlock Holmes Museum, Wellcome Collection

Other Activities

  • Guided coach and walking tours of London
  • Opportunity to participate in London Scholars’ Program (Spring/Fall)
  • Events for charity, movie nights, and pub quizzes
  • FSU football viewing nights
  • Staff vs student football
  • Thanksgiving Day meal (Fall only)

Program Fees

Include:

  • All registration fees
  • Instructional costs for up to 6 undergraduate credits (LN71) or up to 16 undergraduate credits (LN74; LN75; LN78)
  • Welcome orientation
  • Housing
  • Weekly Breakfast Boxes
  • Monthly group restaurant meals
  • Meal vouchers
     * Fall and Spring (LN74, LN75, LN78): £150 worth of meal vouchers per semester
     * Summer (LN71): £40 worth of meal vouchers per each 4-week session
  • Program-planned half-day and full-day excursions within London and around the UK
  • Program-planned weekend trips within the UK
  • Course-related theatre/film performances
  • Full-time academic support
  • Full-time administrative and pastoral support
  • Health insurance
  • London transport pass
  • IP welcome gift

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 CoreFSU requirement areas to help students make informed decisions. Although every attempt is made to be accurate & current, these designations can be fluid and it is the student’s responsibility to confirm all CoreFSU requirement areas through the CoreFSU Course Search Tool and your major advisor.

Session LN78Fall 2024
CourseTitleSatisfiesCredits
MVV1111Class Voice

This course studies the fundamentals of voice production. Elementary level.
1
MVV3532rMusical Theatre Repertoire

A description is not currently available for this course.
1
Session LN74Fall 2024
CourseTitleSatisfiesCredits
THE3061Introduction to Theatre in London (mandatory)

This introductory course is designed to acquaint students with the components of the theatrical experience as they relate specifically to current dramaturgy and stagecraft in London. It is to be offered only at The Florida State University London Study Center. It should be viewed as a companion class to THE 2000 Introduction to Theatre, for majors and nonmajors, but may be taken independently. It makes use of the theatrical resources in the city of London, including attendance at leading theatres, backstage tours, and lectures by prominent theatre artists.
3
THE4923Theatre Encounters Workshop

A workshop production of a major dramatic work together with extensive study of the social, literary, and cultural contexts. Includes dramaturgical research and written assignments.
3
THE4935Voice Wheel

In-depth examination of various topics not covered in the regular course offerings. For seniors and juniors who have completed at least fifty percent of their major requirements.
3
TPP2710Voice I

This course introduces student actors to the basic principles of voice training. Group and individual exercises are designed to stimulate and develop the imagination, physical and sensory awareness, creativity, and the ability to work as part of an ensemble. Focus is on alleviating individual tensions in the vocal musculature that restrict the natural voice. May be repeated to a maximum of nine semester hours.
3
TPP3510Movement Techniques I

This course utilizes exercises for self-awareness, physical strength, flexibility, and versatility for the actor. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours.
3
TPP4113Acting Techniques III: Acting Problems in Genre and Style

This course is an acting workshop oriented to particular problems the actor confronts in dealing with historic periods in dramatic literature or material of post-realistic and contemporary styles and thought. May be repeated to a maximum of nine semester hours.
3
TPP4531Stage Combat

This course explores the development of physical dialogue through armed (rapier and dagger, broadsword, quarterstaff, or knife) and unarmed stage combat applied to acting. Focus is placed on the processes of safety, technique, rehearsal, and performance. Students have the option to participate in the Society of American Fight Directors Skill Proficiency Test.
3
TPP4600Fundamentals of Playwriting

This course introduces the craft of playwriting. The course functions as a workshop and focuses on the mechanics of structure, form, and marketing.
3
TPP4712Voice Techniques III

This intermediate course in voice focuses on increasing vocal stamina, breath capacity, range, and freedom on the stage. The course introduces speaking Shakespeare and offers practice with the use of complex language in acting classical texts. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours.
3
Session LN75Spring 2025
CourseTitleSatisfiesCredits
THE3061Introduction to Theatre in London

This introductory course is designed to acquaint students with the components of the theatrical experience as they relate specifically to current dramaturgy and stagecraft in London. It is to be offered only at The Florida State University London Study Center. It should be viewed as a companion class to THE 2000 Introduction to Theatre, for majors and nonmajors, but may be taken independently. It makes use of the theatrical resources in the city of London, including attendance at leading theatres, backstage tours, and lectures by prominent theatre artists.
3
THE4433Gender, Race, and Performance

This course is an advanced introduction to contemporary theories/practices of performance of race/gender on stage and in everyday life.
3
THE4935Scene Study

You will explore traditional and contemporary approaches to text-based acting derived from the work of Stanislavski, Vakhtangov, Lee Strasberg, Sanford Meisner, and movement psychology and character analysis derived from the work of Rudolph Laban and Yat Malmgren, in a conservatoire-style approach to actor training. You are responsible for bringing prepared scenes to class and for readiness in acting exercises.
3
TPP3510Movement Techniques

This course utilizes exercises for self-awareness, physical strength, flexibility, and versatility for the actor. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours.
3
TPP4113Acting Techniques III (Shakespeare)

This course is an acting workshop oriented to particular problems the actor confronts in dealing with historic periods in dramatic literature or material of post-realistic and contemporary styles and thought. May be repeated to a maximum of nine semester hours.
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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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 book an appointment with an IP Financial Aid representative, click here. For additional questions, contact us at IP-FinancialAid@fsu.edu. Be sure to follow us on social media @fsuip for updates.

  1. Wednesday, June 5, 2024 | 2:00 PM EST
    https://fsu.zoom.us/j/96584557889
  2. Friday, June 21, 2024 | 4:00 PM EST
    https://fsu.zoom.us/j/92205727895
  3. Monday, July 1, 2024 | 2:00 PM EST
    https://fsu.zoom.us/j/96750505653
  4. Friday, July 19, 2024 | 4:00 PM EST
    https://fsu.zoom.us/j/97618008590

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

England

A visa is not required for U.S. citizens participating on a study-abroad program shorter than six months. Anyone wishing to partake in two consecutive semesters will likely be required to obtain a visa and should contact an Immigration Coordinator, at IP-Visas@fsu.edu, for assistance.

  • Passport Validity: Participants must hold a passport valid for at least six months beyond their intended departure from the United Kingdom. For more information regarding passports, please visit Passports on our website.
  • Arrival in the UK: Participants will be issued an immigration letter before departing the U.S. which explains that you will be partaking on a study abroad program in the UK.
  • 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.

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: