Global Initiatives & International Services

Connect with the world through education

We advance global perspectives and prepare students for success in a cosmopolitan society by promoting mutual understanding of, and respect for, diverse cultures.

International Students

Our Services

We provide support for international students, consultation to university departments and coordinate FGCU's Exchange Visitor Program for students and scholars.



FACULTY , Prospective Scholars & STAFF 

Study Abroad

International Students

Internationalize your Experience

We offer diverse opportunities for domestic and international students to get involved in global learning activities and events on campus.                                                         




Collaborative Online International Learning 


Student Appointment Scheduler  

All appointments are currently held through video

conference or via phone until further notice  

*All appointments will be held virtually through Microsoft Teams or via telephone you provide when making your appointment.




Forms & Procedures

Refer to Study in the States to learn more about the process and rules for studying in the United States as an international student.

Any non-resident (such as J Exchange Visitors) attending college in Florida who has a valid driver license from another state or country may drive in Florida without having a Florida driver license. However, if you decide to purchase a vehicle, you must obtain automobile insurance first. Insurance companies often REQUIRE you to obtain a Florida Drivers license prior to obtaining insurance. So, if you decide to purchase a vehicle you will probably need to obtain a Florida driver license and then automobile insurance for the specific vehicle you wish to purchase prior to purchasing the vehicle. If you decide to obtain a Florida driver’s license, state law requires that you present certain identification and documents such as your DS-2019 and I-94 card, and a driver license from another state in United States if you already have one.

If you need further information please contact the Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles at 1-850-617-2000 or  Lee County Driver License Offices. 


Explore the benefits of international learning

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The things that stood out to me have been the unity, care and dedication that the International Services Office expresses in making all the exchange students comfortable. ”

Learn more about Bianca Benner

MEET Bianca
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FGCU ignited my passion and things just took off for me.”

Learn more about Clarisse Halpern

MEET Clarisse
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FGCU became my home away from home.”

Learn more about Marco Del Grosso

MEET Marco


International & Cultural Events on Campus

Each fall we host the Annual International Reception. Each spring we host the International Celebration. Periodically we offer other programs of an international nature or topic. Please see our Calendar of Events for details.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • An international student I know would like to attend FGCU. Who can help them?

  • Do you have someone available to assist with language translation?

  • What professional development opportunities abroad can I pursue?

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We’re here to answer your questions.

Global Initiatives & International Services

Reed Hall 122


239-590-7977 Fax