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FGCU International Services

FGCU International Services

Welcome to International Services

International Services provides overall leadership to Florida Gulf Coast UniversitPicture of International Students at past International Receptiony in developing, coordinating and promoting international education opportunities for students and professionals. The office offers guidance, resources, support services and programs to the university to initiate or enhance student opportunities and professional development experiences. The principal goals of the office are to advance global perspectives, prepare us for success in a global society and promote mutual understanding of, and respect for, diverse cultures.

International Services provides support services for International students, information and assistance to FGCU students for Study Abroad, consultation to University departments, and coordinates FGCU's Exchange Visitor Program for students and scholars.

Students interested in study and travel abroad will find support through our office by visiting our Resource Library, attending information sessions and the study abroad fair, consulting with staff and receiving assistance on finding the right experience abroad.

Faculty will find assistance in immigration matters, hosting international exchange visitors and scholars, leading a study abroad experience, and development of international initiatives.

At International Services you will find a staff who is ready to provide you with educational opportunities of a lifetime and to make your experience at FGCU all it can be.

International and Exchange students receive numerous support services and immigration advising throughout the duration of their studies. Programs such as the International Reception, International Celebration, International Club and various topical presentations offer opportunities for students, university and community members to meet and share with each other.



NEW STUDENTS: Mandatory International Student Orientation Thursday, August 16th and Friday, August 17th, 2018.

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

(9AM-4PM) in Reed Hall, Room 146

*Check-in begins at 8:45AM


Friday, August 17th, 2018

(8:30AM-10AM) in Cohen Center, Ballroom on 2nd Floor

*Check-in begins at 8:15AM


ATTENTION: FGCU Health Insurance Plan For International Students 2018-2019 rates

For more information on this plan: Click Here!

Medical Insurance Compliance (Waiver) Form for Students Wishing to Utilize an Alternative Insurance Plan:Click Here!



The information contained in this web site is provided as a service to Florida Gulf Coast University students, scholars, and employees.  It does not constitute legal advice on any immigration, tax, or other matters and should not be used as a substitute for the advice of competent counsel. We try to provide useful information, but make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to this web site or any associated site. Neither Florida Gulf Coast University nor the International Services Office is responsible for any errors or omissions contained in this website, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. U.S. immigration laws are very complex and can change, therefore we offer you the opportunity to meet with an adviser in the International Services Office before making applications or seeking benefits related to your immigration status.