The Florida State University International Programs
The Florida State University International Programs Programs
The broad curriculum program gives students the opportunity to earn credits in both general requirements and elective courses allowing most majors to continue their academic...
Students participating in this program become unofficial foreign correspondents for five weeks in Valencia—Spain’s third largest city and one of the Mediterranean’s...
Sign up for FSU’s Social Entrepreneurship in Thailand, a program offered to all interested students. It provides an introduction to small business development, particularly...
Join the four-week Tropical Behavioral Ecology program offered by FSU to all interested students. Based in Chiriquí province, it gives a broad overview of tropical biology...
Study communication in Florence, one of the international programs offered by FSU. It focuses on helping students understand Italian communication and media efforts better...
FSU is inviting university students to join our 6-week Studies in Design program in Florence, Italy. The city is the perfect environment to critically study examples of culturally...
Join the two-week international program of FSU in Australia and learn about its politics and policy, focusing on health policy. Find out how such policies differ from the...
This program offers students the chance to immerse themselves in the rich theatrical community that thrives in London. Students experience various theatre productions throughout...
This musical tour of London provides participants with the opportunity to attend concerts, operas, musicals, and to take tours specifically geared towards music majors. We...
Set in one of the world’s most exciting cities, London, the study abroad component of this dynamic e-series program, allows the students to fully explore the creative relationship...
The Florida State University International Programs Reviews
Adventure, enhancing, eye-opening, immersing, well-rounded
Submitted by Michelle Campbell - Florida State University | July 10, 2014
I have always loved the idea of living in Italy. The FSU Florence program offered the courses that I needed to graduate as well as a type of meal plan that helped financially. Only students who signed up for the program were housed together and attended classes. Therefore, the class sizes were smaller and students were able to have a one-on-one relationship with the professors. Studying abroad with FSU was one of the best decisions I made during college.
Study Abroad Valencia 2005
Submitted by AMcircus - South San Francisco | June 28, 2014
Overall the experience in Valencia was very enriching in the sense that we spent several weeks living and studying in a Spanish university setting. Unfortunately, the program is not adapted to those wishing to be immersed in the Spanish language. As Valencia is a very multicultural city, English is very widely spoken and therefore the participants are not forced to use the local language. Because the study abroad program is over the summer months, there are very few local students lodging in the dormitory and therefore we have very little contact with the locals of the same age group. I believe that the experience would be much more interesting and culturally enriching if the option to live with a host family was made available to those wishing to progress in the Spanish language.
Administratively speaking, the program is extremely well organized with many trips available to those interested in visiting other cities. The courses offered are interesting and well scheduled in order to leave enough time to explore the city and participate in the local life.
Overall, a great experience!
study abroad in 2005
Submitted by James W - Orlando | June 28, 2014
I studied abroad while FSU was still at the university near the Mediterranean. It was one of the best experiences of my life. The professors were excellent in the class room and just as wonderful on many of the excursions we took as part of them. The academics were combined brilliantly with the culture and made learning a joy.
Submitted by Greg Ayscue - Arlington, VA | June 28, 2014
Had a great time in Spain, learned a lot, including a lot of the Spanish language. Administration was very helpful in assisting us with learning the culture and staying safe. The living quarters were very up to date and nice but I had 3 people living in one room which wasn't ideal.
Submitted by World Traveller - Madrid | June 28, 2014
The overall experience was rather eye-opening. Being in a place where two languages, castellano and valenciano, dominate made the experience all the more richer. Valencia as a whole is a beautiful city on the Mediterranean with a lot of the same cultural appeal as Cataluna. The program was overall very well organized. The professors were helpful, knowledgeable, and very much dedicated to their courses and its instruction, wanting to bring in as much as the outside world into the classroom, or rather, take the classroom to the outside world. The excursions were also wonderful in helping us see Spain more broadly as well as contextually. In doing so we were able to experience the different personalities of each comunidad intimately.