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FGCU International Services

FGCU International Services

Steps to Studying Abroad

 
 

Please follow the steps listed below for the type of program you have chosen.

How to Apply for FGCU Faculty-Led Study Abroad (FLSA) Programs

2017 Faculty Led Study Abroad Programs will be announced on October 1st 

STEP 1  Learn about Faculty-Led Study Abroad programs by attending a Faculty-Led Study Abroad Information Session. Once programs are announced in October, choose program that best aligns with your goals and where you want to go.  

STEP 2  Register yourself with FGCU Horizons.

STEP 3  Apply for your chosen program once you are registered with FGCU Horizons by submitting your application materials as indicated on the FGCU Horizons application before the application deadline (normally in February but can vary per program)

STEP 4  Follow Instructions regarding additional requirements and/or registration instructions for your specific program.

STEP 5  Pay your tuition and course related program fees for your FLSA course at the cashier's office in person, by mail, or online via the Bill and Payment Center in Gulfline. Applicants will receive clear payment instructions via their eagle email accounts.

STEP 6  Attend all pre-departure orientations scheduled for your program by the FGCU International Services Office and your faculty leader.

STEP 7 Study Abroad!

 

How to Apply for Non-FGCU Provider Programs (Transfer Credit)

STEP 1  Learn about Provider Study Abroad programs by attending a General Study Abroad Information Session, schedule an appointment with the Asst. Director Study Abroad in the Intl Services Office. Program research filtering sites such as Goabroad.com or  StudyAbroad.com offer information on various programs around the world according the region and course of study you are interested in.  

STEP 2  Register yourself with FGCU Horizons so that FGCU International Services can guide you through the process.

STEP 3  Apply online for your chosen program once you are registered with FGCU Horizons. The majority of the application process is handled directly with your chosen program provider. Please contact our International Services Departments with issues or questions with your program provider application.

STEP 4  Obtain Signature from Study Abroad Coordinator on the Course Pre-Approval Form.  In the process of submitting your application materials on the FGCU Horizons application, you will need to make an appointment to meet with the FGCU Study Abroad Assistant Director for a signature on your Study Abroad Course Pre-approval Form.  Appointments can be made in person in the International Services Office (Reed 122) or by calling 239-590-7925 or email mryan@fgcu.edu

STEP 5  Obtain Signature from Academic Advisor on Course Pre-Approval Form.  In the process of submitting your application materials on the FGCU Horizons application, you will need to make an appointment to meet with your Academic Advisor for a signature on your Study Abroad Course Pre-approval Form.

STEP 6  Apply to your Provider Program by the Provider Program's deadline and follow their instructions.

STEP 7  Attend an FGCU Pre-departure Orientation.  You will receive an invitation for this orientation when your FGCU application is received

STEP 8  Study Abroad!

STEP 9  Verify with your Provider Program that your transcripts are sent to the FGCU Registrar's Office for articulation for courses on transcripts from institutions that are regionally accredited.  Please refer to the Course Pre-Approval form for instructions on receiving transfer credit for courses on transcripts from institutions that are not regionally accredited.

 

How to Apply for a FGCU Sponsored Exchange or Service Learning Program

STEP 1  Follow instructions as indicated by the sponsoring college or department.  For specific information on some of these programs, please see the following links:

Lutgert College of Business

 

How to Apply for a Non-Credit Volunteer/Intern/Work Abroad Provider Program

STEP 1  Register yourself with FGCU Horizons.  There is no need to fill out an application beyond the registration stage.

STEP 2  Apply for your program by the application date.