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FGCU Faculty-Led Study Abroad

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.


Faculty-Led Study Abroad Timeline






FLSA programs proposed by faculty for next calendar year


FLSA logistics worked out, registration opends for students around October/November


FLSA plans finalized, deadline for students      to apply is around January/February


FLSA programs are confirmed, students make payments, prepare for departure


FLSA programs go out! Next year's FLSA programs proposed


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Faculty Led Study Abroad Programs for 2016

Ghana: Global Health Issues, Human Rights and Social Justice

Germany and Austria: Cultural Highlights of Germany and Austria

Spain: Discovering Spain: Language, Art, and Culture

South Africa: Past Meets Present: historical framework for wildlife conservation in Africa

Bahamas:  Tropical Island Biology

Trinidad: Carnaval, Culture and Conservation in Trinidad and Tobago

Hungary: Study Abroad Student Teaching Experience 

Italy: Study Abroad Tuscany 


Past Faculty-Led Study Abroad programs:


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)

Ghana Social Work (Summer 2014)

Hungary Education Internships (Spring 2014)

Caribbean Cruiseline Operations and Management (Fall 2013)

Costa Rica Food, Ecology, and Sustainability (Summer 2013)

Bahamas Tropical Island Biology (Summer 2013)

Italy Food and Wine Tourism (Summer 2013)

Guyana Essential Life (Spring Break 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)

UK Theatre (Summer 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)