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. 

Explore Education Abroad 

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  • International Event Calendar

  • Funding Education Abroad

Program Types

  • Education Abroad Provider Programs

  • Faculty Led Programs 

  • FGCU Harbor Programs

  • Partner University Exchange Programs 

  • International Internships

  • Service learning Abroad 

 

Featured Programs

Harlaxton College in Grantham, EnglandLion w FGCU Pennent

Imagine studying in a 100-room Victorian manor house in the rolling English countryside 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. Course Offerings 

Sant'Anna Institute in Sorrento, Italy Photo of Sorrento 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 

FGCU Harbor ProgramsSeville, Spain or Athens, Greece 

Harbor ProgramsTake your FGCU online courses online while abroad! All forms of financial aid will apply. FGCU has partnered with preferred program provider organizations to offer a comprehensive experiential learning based program during the semester. You take a full semester course load from the hundreds of virtual courses offered at FGCU and let education abroad providers CEA or SAA do what they do best, facilitate high quality immersive high impact programming in the iconic cities of Seville Spain or Athens, Greece.   

 Kookmin or Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea

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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. Courses

Application

Lorenzo de Medici Institute in Florence, Italy 

Florence Photo Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici (LdM) is one of the most distinctive and well-established study abroad institutions in Italy. LdM prides itself on offering academic and professionally-oriented courses designed to foster a variety of study abroad programs, as well as enrich students’ knowledge, education and skills. Students may choose from over 500 different courses in 35 departments, which are taught in English at LdM’s two locations: Florence and Tuscania. More information for FGCU students, Courses

Universidad de Costa Rica, San Ramon (USAC)

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 

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.

  • Scholarships

  • FGCU Financial Aid

Education Abroad Activities & Events

Event Date  Description 
Discussion with Dr. Tito Guerrero, Dir of Hispanic Assoc. of Colleges and Universities  November 8th at 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Cohen Center 201

Florida Gulf Coast University is honored to host Dr. Tito Guerrero for a conversation related to his many areas of expertise within Higher Education, in particular his work within the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) with established and emerging Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI).

International Education Week - Parade of Flags  November 15th, 2021 at 12:00pm / Library Lawn Join our international students from around globe celebrate their diverse national backgrounds
Study Abroad Tabling Event  November 15th, 2021 at 10am /  Breezeway in front of Griffin Hall  Come speak with our study abroad representatives to learn about opportunities for globalizing your experience while at FGCU. If you don't have a passport we will help prepare your application so you are ready to travel the world. 
Spring Semester Study Abroad Orientations

Thursday November 18th at 3:00pm to 4:30pm  

Reed Hall 125

Students that will be studying abroad on a winter break program or spring semester program are required to attend an orientation.  Please contact Matt Ryan mryan@fgcu.edu to register for an orientation.  
Spring Semester Study Abroad Orientations

Monday  November 22nd at 3:00pm to 4:30pm  

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Students that will be studying abroad on a winter break program or spring semester program are required to attend an orientation.  Please contact Matt Ryan mryan@fgcu.edu to register for an orientation.  
Spring Semester Study Abroad Orientations

Monday December 1st at 3:00pm to 4:30pm  

Reed Hall 125

Students that will be studying abroad on a winter break program or spring semester program are required to attend an orientation.  Please contact Matt Ryan mryan@fgcu.edu to register for an orientation.  

 

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Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan

Assistant Director

Global Engagement Office

 

Matt has been working in the field of international education since 1999. As a student he studied abroad in London and since then has backpacked or lived in Australia, Southeast Asia, South America and Europe. Before relocating to SW Florida in 2015 to work at FGCU, Matt worked with an education abroad provider organization in Brazil. His experiences living and working abroad have enhanced his commitment to international education and transformative learning.