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FGCU International Services

FGCU International Services

Steps to Studying Abroad


Please follow the steps listed below for the type of program you have chosen.

How to Apply for FGCU Faculty-Led Study Abroad (FLSA) Programs

Check out 2019 FLSA program list here (available October 1st) 

How to Apply for FGCU Faculty-Led Study Abroad (FLSA) Programs

Step 1: Choose your program, See list of programs for 2019 (available Oct 1st.)                 

Step 2: Register yourself with FGCU Horizons (

Step 3: Apply for your chosen program, submitting your application materials as indicated by Horizons. Follow         instructions regarding additional requirements and processes.

Step 4: Pay initial installment by the program's deadline date  

Step 5: Attend all pre-departure orientations scheduled for your program

Step 6: Have a great time studying abroad!


How to Apply for Non-FGCU Provider Programs (Transfer Credit)

STEP 1  Learn about provider study abroad programs by attending a weekly Study Abroad Information Session, researching program finder websites like or, browsing in the Study Abroad Resource Room (Reed 122),  scheduling an appointment with the study abroad office or speaking with representatives from the program at the FGCU Study Abroad Fair

STEP 2 Decide on your program of choice using factors like course options, location, cost, dates and academic term, etc.

STEP 3  Apply to your provider program by the provider program's deadline and follow their application instructions. 

STEP 4  Register yourself with FGCU Horizons.

STEP 5  Apply for your chosen program once you are registered with FGCU Horizons by submitting your application materials as indicated on the FGCU Horizons application.

STEP 6  Complete a Course Pre-Approval Form and obtain signature from the Assistant Director of International Services, Study Abroad. You can schedule an appointment here or call 239-590-7925 to make an appointment.

STEP 7  Obtain Signature from Academic Advisor on Course Pre-Approval Form. Your Academic Advisor will determine how your credits will transfer back into FGCU (general elective or equivalency). Academic Advisors will meet with you by appointment only.

STEP 8  Attend an FGCU Pre-departure Orientation.  You will receive an invitation for this orientation when your FGCU application is received

STEP 9  Prepare for Adventure!

STEP 10  Verify with your Provider Program that your transcripts are sent to the FGCU Registrar's Office for articulation for courses on transcripts from institutions that are regionally accredited.  Please refer to the Course Pre-Approval form for instructions on receiving transfer credit for courses on transcripts from institutions that are not regionally accredited.


How to Apply for a FGCU Sponsored Exchange or Service Learning Program

STEP 1  Follow instructions as indicated by the sponsoring college or department.  For specific information on some of these programs, please see the following links:

Lutgert College of Business


How to Apply for a Non-Credit Volunteer/Intern/Work Abroad Provider Program

STEP 1  Register yourself with FGCU Horizons.  There is no need to fill out an application beyond the registration stage.

STEP 2  Apply for your program by the application date.