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.
Sign up to attend a Study Abroad Information Session.
Register with or Log Back In to FGCU Horizons (Search here for Study Abroad programs available to FGCU students.)
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.
There are many different types of Study Abroad and other international opportunity programs available to FGCU students including:
- 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.
- 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. 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.
- 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.
- 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.
New Student Discounts on several Affiliated Provider Programs!
Apply for the St. Andrews Society of SW Florida Scholarship to Study in Scotland in the Spring, Summer or Fall 2013 Semesters!(Application due date for Spring 2013 programs extended to October 30 Application for Summer or Fall 2013 programs are due Feb. 15.)