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FGCU International Services

FGCU International Services

Study Abroad


Upcoming Study Abroad Information Session Schedule (in Reed Hall 125)

Tuesday 1/15/19 3pm 

Wednesday 1/30/19 4pm

Tuesday 2/12/19 11am 

Wednesday 2/20/19 11am 

Tuesday 3/5/19 5pm 

Monday 3/18/19 5pm  

Can't make the study abroad session? click here for virtual version


Why not take one of your semesters or summers and do something different? You can make a signicant investment in your future by immersing yourself in another culture around the globe. You will gain a broad perspective on the world, a greater awareness of your own culture and history, amazing travel stories to share and you'll have a lot of fun. In addition, you will find that you have greater employment opportunities after you graduate. There many different types of programs out there (see below) and our office can help you match your goals and interests with the right program abroad. 

Schedule a Study Abroad Advising Session 


2019 Faculty Led Study Abroad Programs 


Study with FGCU's partner in England, Harlaxton College 


Study abroad in England at Harlaxton Manor (above), the top rated study abroad program in the USA. It's one hour train ride from London. 
Click here for more information and FGCU student application instructions



 Types of Study Abroad programs available to FGCU students:

FGCU Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs (FLSA)  FLSA programs are short-term (generally 2 weeks to 2 months) study abroad trips led by FGCU faculty. FLSA programs are designed to study a specific topic. Students earn direct FGCU academic credit for the course. The FGCU International Services Office coordinates applications for and serves as a central hub for information regarding FLSA programs. Benefits for this type of program are receiving direct FGCU credit, building relationships with fellow FGCU students and faculty, a programmed schedule created by knowedgable professors and the alignment of curriculum with international regions. 2019 faculty led programs to be announced the first week in October.  

Provider Programs (Transfer Credit) – Program providers are third party organizations or universities that generally provide semester/year long or summer session programs at universities and centers throughout the world. Students earn credit that can be transferred to FGCU and used to satisfy specific FGCU credit requirements. The FGCU International Services Office coordinates applications and serves as a central hub for information regarding study abroad programs. Benefits for this type of program are cultural immersion, an independent experience, meeting fellow students both from universities throughout the USA and also at host universities abroad, language acquisition and unlimited choices of destination. Students need to really zero in on the countries and cities of where they want to study abroad and compare the different program providers that operate there. Excellent providers that FGCU has worked with in the past and have received positive student evaluations include (click to visit provider websites to search programs):

Programs recommended by past FGCU students, by country


Scotland: KEI, ASA, Athena 

Spain: FSU, ISA, CEA, CIS, Spanish Studies Abroad


Ireland:  Athena, ISA, Classport, IFSA Butler

Germany: CEPA, CEA, CIEE

Italy: FSU, Athena, CIS, Lorenzo de Medici, USAC

Greece:  Athena, Paideia

Japan: Athena, KEI, CIEE



Thailand: USAC, Athena, CIS, CIEE

Australia: ISA, TEAN, CIS 

New Zealand: TEAN, USAC, CIS

Costa Rica: ASA, CEA  

Peru: KEI, Athena


Argentina: AIFS, CAPA, ASA


South Africa: CIS, CEA, AIFS

Florida State University Programs :  Florence, London, Valencia (Spain), Panama City  (FL Bright Futures / Pre-Pay could apply) 

FGCU Exchanges – Exchange programs allow you to pay FGCU tuition to study at foreign institutions with which FGCU has exchange agreements. Students earn direct FGCU academic credit for courses taken abroad. Exchange programs are often affiliated with and coordinated by either an FGCU college or degree program, but are generally open to most students. Lutgert College of Business Exchanges are for Business students only. The FGCU International Services Office does not directly advise on exchange programs. Please contact the appropriate college or degree program for information regarding specific exchanges. If you are a LCOB student and are interested in participating in an international exchange, you can schedule an appointment with Crystal Coleman, 

International Internships/Non-Credit Volunteer/Work Abroad Provider Programs – There are many opportunities to volunteer, intern, work, and travel abroad with FGCU student groups or other provider programs that may or may not provided academic credit. FGCU has an affiliation with International Internships and CRCC in Asia and the UK that are able to customize your international internship. The International Services Office can provide information on these types of programs. 

Steps to Studying Abroad

Study Abroad Contact:


Matt Ryan