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Study Abroad Fair

 Mark your calendars for the Spring 2016 Study Abroad Fair!

WEDNESDAY, February 3rd, 2016, 10:00AM - 2:00PM

Location: Student Plaza/Breezeway

You can earn academic credit while studying 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: from faculty led short term study abroad programs to independent semester and summer programs as well as international internships and service learning opportunities. 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.

Please attend an upcoming Study Abroad Information Session

Wednesday, January 20th 3:00pm, Reed Hall 223

Thursday. January 28th, 3:30pm, Reed Hall 125

Monday, February 1st, 4:00pm, Reed Hall 125

Tuesday, February 11th, 3:00pm, Reed Hall 125

Wednesday, February 17th, 12:30pm, Reed Hall 125

Thursday, February 25th 3:00pm, Reed Hall 125 

Wednesday, March 16th Reed Hall 125

Thursday, March 24th, Reed Hall 125 

Tuesday, March 29th, Reed Hall 125 



 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 study abroad 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. If you are a LCOB student and are interested in participating in an international exchange, contact Rosemary Meza,

International Internships/Non-Credit Volunteer/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. FGCU has an affiliation with International Internships that is able to customize your international internship.  The International Services Office can provide information on these types of programs.

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