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Study Abroad


You can earn academic credit while studying or working in another country! The Office of International Services and Study Abroad at FGCU assist in finding many options for you to add an international dimension to your education: study abroad and exchange programs, international internships, service learning, and degree programs abroad. When you incorporate one or more of these options into your studies at FGCU, you make a significant investment in your future. You will gain a broad perspective on the world, a greater understanding of your own culture and history, and a deeper awareness of yourself and your potential. In addition, you will find that you have greater employment opportunities after you graduate. We encourage you to visit our Links of resources for Study Abroad.

Please attend an upcoming Study Abroad Information Session

Friday October 23rd at 4:00pm

Tuesday, October 27th at 12:30PM

Wednesday November 4th at 2:00pm

Friday, November 13th at 4:00pm

Thursday, November 19th at 12:30pm


Register with or Log Back Into FGCU Horizons, click here

What is Horizons?  By registering with FGCU Horizons you will let the International Services Office know that you are interested in studying abroad. This will allow us to guide you better through the process. Before meeting with the Study Abroad Coordinator, you should attend a Study Abroad Information Session and Register with FGCU Horizons. You will need to register with FGCU Horizons in order to apply for FGCU Faculty-Led Study Abroad (FLSA) and Provider program types described below.

Types of Study Abroad programs available to FGCU students:

FGCU Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs (FLSA)– FLSA programs are short-term (generally 2 weeks to 2 months) study abroad trips led by FGCU faculty. FLSA programs are designed to study a specific topic. Students earn direct FGCU academic credit for the course. The FGCU International Services Office coordinates applications for and serves as a central hub for information regarding FLSA programs. Click here for more information

Provider Programs (Transfer Credit) – Program providers are third party companies or universities that generally provide semester/year long or summer session programs at universities and centers throughout the world. Students earn credit that can be transferred to FGCU and used to satisfy specific FGCU credit requirements. The FGCU International Services Office coordinates applications for and serves as a central hub for information regarding FLSA programs. Search for the right program for you.

FGCU Exchanges – Exchange programs allow you to pay FGCU tuition to study at foreign institutions with which FGCU has exchange agreements. Students earn direct FGCU academic credit for courses taken abroad. Exchange programs are often affiliated with and coordinated by either an FGCU college or degree program, but are generally open to most students. Lutgert College of Business exchanges are for Business students only. The FGCU International Services Office does not directly advise on exchange programs. Please contact the appropriate college or degree program for information regarding specific exchanges.

Non-Credit Volunteer/Intern/Work Abroad Provider Programs – There are many opportunities to volunteer, intern, work, and travel abroad with FGCU student groups or other provider programs that may or may not provided academic credit. The International Services Office can provide information on these types of programs.

Student Discounts on several Affiliated Provider Programs!

Apply for the St. Andrew’s Society of SW Florida Scholarship to study in Scotland!