Study Abroad


Expand Your World and Your Future

By immersing yourself in another culture somewhere across the globe, you will broaden your international perspective, gain greater awareness of your own culture and history — and collect amazing travel stories to share for a lifetime. Studies show that international experience leads to greater employment opportunities after you graduate — isn't that worth the investment of a semester or summer abroad?

Explore the variety of programs and locations available here. Our staff can help you match your goals and interests with the best international options. 

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Program Types

  • Education Abroad Provider Programs

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  • Faculty Led Programs 

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Featured Programs

Students must complete the Study Abroad Approval Form BEFORE applying to ANY Study Abroad Program

Hellenic American University (Greece)

Summer and semester programsGreece HAU Image of Athens

Greece, the birthplace of democracy and cradle of Western civilization, offers extraordinary opportunities for a rich learning experience. Athens is an affordable, safe and friendly Mediterranean city, where life is lived outdoors in the squares and sidewalk cafés of its many, diverse neighborhoods. More information for FGCU Students.

Sant'Anna Institute (Italy) 

Summer and semester programsSorrento, Italy

Sant'Anna Institute is an international community of constant cultural exchange among faculty, staff and students. Located in southern Italy, the school is an impressive historic structure perched on the cliffs of the Amalfi coast, overlooking the fishing village of Marina Grande and a short walk from the city center. Course Offerings.

Universidad de Costa Rica (Costa Rica)

Summer and semester programs 
San Ramon

The San Ramon, Costa Rica program is offered by USAC. The host university The Sede de Occidente (UCR) has an enrollment of more than 2,200 students. Students have use of the campus laboratories, teaching collections, herbarium, and research collections, as well as access to a small reserve on campus.  San Ramón is truly the heart of Costa Rica, where you will encounter friendly people and a peaceful, relaxed lifestyle.  More about the program , Courses , Application 

Kookmin or Yonsei University (South Korea)

Summer and semester programsSeoul, South Korea

The Seoul program with provider USAC offers courses that introduce you to the business, politics, economics, philosophy, religion, and language of Korea, one of the most rapidly developing nations in East Asia. Seoul is a city of opposites bustling with palaces, city gates, and temples next to government offices, embassies, theatres, shopping, and more. Course Application.

Harlaxton College (United Kingdom)

Summer and semester programs  
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Imagine studying in a 100-room Victorian manor house in the rolling English countryside just one hour north of London. At Harlaxton College, you will do just that. And you'll share the manor with a community of committed faculty, supportive staff and fellow students from UE and our partner colleges.

Mahidol University International (Thailand)

Semester programs (KEI Abroad)Bangkok, Thailand picture

Discover the traditional spices of Bangkok, Thailand as you float through the market and visit the golden temples. Then experience the energetic dominance of the modern city when you see the maze of skyscrapers pushing into the sky. Hundreds of courses in a wide variety of disciplines available, including Business, Sciences, Health, Humanities, Communications and more.   More about this program

Funding Resources

Studying abroad is an amazing opportunity that leads to life-changing experiences. However, the costs associated can seem daunting at first. FGCU is committed to providing its students with the tools and resources necessary to offset the cost of an international experience. On this page, you will find multiple ways to fund your experience abroad.

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Documents and Forms Required for Studying Abroad

In our resources page you can find all the documents required for studying abroad and you can also find frequently asked questions.

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Education Abroad Activities & Events

Event Date  Description 

KEI Abroad Campus Visit

Individualized Advising

February 22,

by appointment only

KEI offers affordable comprehensive programs that integrate courses, internships and cultural interaction.  Areas of study include: business, economics, international relations, foreign languages, regional studies, psychology, sociology, anthropology, archaeology, environmental studies, communications, journalism, media, visual arts, performing arts, graphic design and fashion design as well as science, math, engineering, medicine, health and computer science. 

National Study Abroad Day

February 26,

All day


Budgeting Tips for Your Study Abroad Experience (CIS Abroad)

Virtual Info Session

March 12,

12:00 PM - 

1:00 PM

Unleash your cultural curiosity without breaking the bank! Join our free webinar and discover secret savings hacks for your epic study abroad adventure. Learn how to score scholarships, spend wisely abroad, and eat like a local—all while soaking up new cultures and unforgettable memories. Sign up now and make your dream come true, on a budget!

Please register by visiting the CIS Events Webpage. 

Summer 2024 Pre-Departure Orientation & Send-Off Celebration

Location TBA

March 29

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This mandatory pre-departure orientation for students studying abroad through third-party programs/outside providers in Summer 2024 will review important information to help students prepare for their time abroad and make the most their experience.  Note:  This is only Students participating in an FGCU faculty-led study abroad program.

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