How to Apply for FGCU Faculty-Led Study Abroad (FLSA) Programs
Step 1: Choose your program, See list of programs for 2017 below
Step 2: Register yourself with FGCU Horizons (fgcu-horizons.symplicity.com/?)
Step 3: Apply for your chosen program, submitting your application materials as indicated by Horizons. Follow instructions regarding additional requirements and processes.
Step 4: Pay initial installment by the program's deadline date
Step 5: Attend all pre-departure orientations scheduled for your program
Step 6: Have a great time studying abroad!
Folkore and Cultural Heritage of Ireland - Students will explore various representations of Irish heritage and folklore through interpreting examples of cultural sites throughout the two countries. Activities include meeting with curators and preservationists at museums, libraries and historic sites, tours, demonstrations, and visits with local artists. Students will focus on one area of folklore research and preservation of cultural heritage: Music/dance, home life, crafts or verbal arts. Cities visited include Dublin, Belfast, Derry, and Galway. Highlights include private tour of Trinity College and Book of Kells, Ward Castle, Newgrange, and the murals of Belfast and Derry.
Discovering Spain: Language, Art and Culture - The Discovering Spain program consists of a week of classes on campus and a 3 week trip throughout different cities in Spain, which include: Madrid, Toledo, Segovia, Salamanca, Cordoba, Sevilla, Granada, Barcelona and Gerona. Main activities include visits to The Royal Palace, museums (El Prado, Reina Sofia, Dali Museum), visits to cathederals(Sevilla, Toledo, Segovia, Salamanca, Barcelona) excursions to medieval landmarks (Toledo, Cordoba’s Mosque, La Alhambra in Granada), a visit to the University of Salamanca.
Adventure Abroad to France, England, Scotland (and NYC)- THE FGCU THEATRE ADVENTURE ABROAD TO NEW YORK CITY, FRANCE, ENGLAND, AND SCOTLAND WILL GIVE FGCU STUDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO IMMERSE THEMSELVES IN THE ART OF LIVE PERFORMANCE. THE CENTERPIECE OF THE ADVENTURE IS THE CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE THE OPENING WEEK FESTIVITIES AT THE EDINBURGH (SCOTLAND) INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL AND EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL - WHERE THEATER COMPANIES, MUSICIANS, AND PERFORMANCE TROUPES FROM ALL OVER THE GLOBE GATHER FOR THE LARGEST ANNUAL SHOWCASE AND CELEBRATION OF LIVING THEATRE ON THE PLANET.
Italy: Engineering, Science and the Built Environment Past and Present - Exposure to different cultures and their infrastructure, art, architecture and city planning, both ancient and modern, provides the opportunity to witness how the fundamental needs for adherence to a system of belief, the remarkable development of a scientific and technical culture and the physical and political needs for real things: building materials, housing, commerce, food and water, shape a society. The selection of Italy as a location of interest provides historical transitions from Republic to Empire and from agrarian / rural society to one increasingly urban while showcasing the influence politics, science, art and religion play in the built environment.
Environmental and Social Justice in Brazil - When Brazil earned its spot as host to the 2014 World Cup and then later the 2016 Olympics, interest in the legal and justice systems of the country was heightened. This program will explore legal and justice issues in Brazil including human trafficking, environmental crimes, corruption, and other crimes of international interest, as well as important human rights issues such as freedom of religion. Students will gain hands-on experience in the Amazon Rainforest and will include wildlife exploration to see protected or endangered species in their native habitat while learning about the international treaties that protect them. International trade from Brazil involves mining of precious and semi-precious gemstones and students will be introduced to the challenges of this economic activity including the environmental impact it has on the region. Cultural experiences will also be incorporated, showing the integration of African culture and the blended nature of Brazilian music, history, and life.
Bahamas: Tropical Island Biology (application opens October 22nd)- This course is an intense immersion experience designed to provide a broad overview of of the biology and ecology of tropical islands, using San Salvador Island, Bahamas as a model for teh Caribean basin. The course emphasizes experiential collaborative learning through lecture, laboratory, field activities and group projects. Additionally, particpating students are introduced to aspects of the history and culture (preColumbus and plantation-era history, bush medicine) and the current environmental and socio-economic issues faced by the inhabitants of San Salvador.
Entrepreneurship in Cuba (application opens October 22nd)- The Institute for Entrepreneurship is offering for teh first time the chance to study entrepreneurship abroad in Havana, Cuba during the summer of 2017 semester. learn about international business, cultural exchanges, entrepreneurial efforts and more!
Ghana: Research and Conservation Experience (*Honors) Research Experience in West Africa is an intensive 10 month educatinal experience for students highlighted by onemonth of field research in West Africa. This is an innovative program where students from different disciplines conduct hands-on scientific research covering topics of biology, wildlife conservation, anthropology, and sociology. Through these experiences studenst will better understand the layered effects of social and cultural behaviorson the interaction of economic growth and protection of natural resources. The research will primarily focus on sea turtles, rainforest tortoises, and water quality but students will be able to explore their own areas of interests.
Hunter Institute Teach Abroad Experience in Austria and Hungary (application opens October 22nd)- This study abroad experience will take place after students have completed their Block I and Block II coursework and is open to College of Education students majoring in Elementary or Early Childhood Education. The main activities of the program include teaching and working with both elementary and pre-k students, attending classes and working with the faculty of the Benedict Elek faculty at the University of West Hungary and partnering with their College of Education students as well. Participants will also get to enjoy visits to culturally and historically significant sites in Vienna, Sopron and Budapest.
Paris, London and Edinburgh Theater Adventure (Summer 2015)
Germany Language and Culture (Summer 2015)
Croatia Museum Studies (Summer 2015)
Costa Rica Research Experience (Fall 2014)
European -Germany, Austria, Czech Republic- Choir Tour (Summer 2014)
European -France and Spain- Hospitality (Summer 2014)
Singapore Sustainability (Summer 2014)
Bahamas Tropical Island Biology (Summer 2014)
Bahamas Environmental Change (Summer 2014)
Hungary Education Internships (Spring 2014)
Caribbean Cruiseline Operations and Management (Fall 2013)
Italy Food and Wine Tourism (Summer 2013)
UK Comparative Healthcare (Spring Break 2013)
Ghana Research Experience (Winter Break 2012/2013)
Argentina Effects of Agriculture on Wetland Ecosystems (Winter Break 2012/2013)
Cruiseline Operations and Management (Fall 2012)
Bahamas Tropical Island Biology (Summer 2012)
Ecuador Galapagos Islands Biology and History (Summer 2012)
Hungary Education Internships (Spring 2012)