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Student Travel

 

As the world becomes increasingly smaller, it’s more important than ever to have an appreciation for diverse cultures and global perspectives.

Study abroad is an essential part of the well-rounded foundation you’ll receive from Florida Southern. In fact, we believe study abroad is such an important part of your education that we guarantee all new first-year students a travel experience—often at no additional cost beyond FSC tuition.

Guaranteed Travel

If you’re an entering first-year student, we guarantee an amazing study abroad opportunity during your junior or senior year at Florida Southern. Travel to the Caribbean, Costa Rica, England, France, Italy, Mexico, Washington, D.C., or other exciting destinations! You’ll benefit from a priceless experience that connects you with other FSC students and professors—and especially with the world around you!

A World of Options

Florida Southern offers a range of study abroad experiences—just choose the one that’s right for you! Whether you go for a few weeks, a summer, a semester, or an entire year, you’ll learn in ways you never thought possible. You may opt for a program sponsored by Florida Southern or pursue an adventure through one of our travel partners. To get started, contact FSC’s Office of Student Travel!

Florida Southern student travel group that went to our Partner Institution in Spain-Proyecto Espanol

Life Skills

Travel study experiences are a fantastic way to see the world, practice language skills, and connect with others from around the globe—all while earning academic credit! Study abroad will teach you about the world, boost your confidence, make you more self-aware and independent, stretch your comfort zone, and connect you with others who are like you…and those who are not. You’ll use these valuable skills throughout your life!

College Commitment

We’re preparing you to make positive and important contributions to our increasingly globalized world, and study abroad experiences are an essential part of that foundation. That’s why Florida Southern is so committed to making this opportunity available to you—often at no additional cost beyond your usual FSC tuition! Our experienced team will work through every detail with you to make your trip a reality.

 

Office of Student Travel

The Office of Student Travel plans and coordinates educational student travel options all over the world.

Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Contact Us

Phone863.616.6411
Fax863.680.3088
E-mailstudyabroad@flsouthern.edu

Find Us

We are located in the Buckner Building. See campus map, building code "BB".

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Meet Our Staff

Bridgette McArthur

Bridgette McArthur
Student Travel Coordinator
863.616.6411
bmcarthur@flsouthern.edu

Rebecca Tibbs

Rebecca Tibbs
Administrative Assistant
863.680.5063
rtibbs@flsouthern.edu

 

Caribbean / Latin America

Bimini-2017

Bimini-2017 - Marine Biology

Trip is full - Waitlist only

Field Studies in Shark Biology
BIO 3316 - 2 Credit Hours
October 14 to October 20
Dr. Brian Franks


This trip is open to those students who have successfully completed BIO 3150 OR BIO 3700 This Study Abroad experience engage students in the study of the various aspects of the biology, behavior and conservation of elasmobranch fishes, specifically sharks. Using a combination of lectures, in-class activities and field trips students will gain a firsthand understanding and experience in the study of sharks. Why? Because sharks are awesome!
Cuba-2017

Cuba-2017

Trip is full - Waitlist only

Cuba: A Caribbean Cultural Encounter
FSC1997 - 1 Credit Hour
October 14 to October 22
Dr. Jose Garcia


This trip provides a unique opportunity to gain a cultural and educational perspective on Cuba; experience firsthand the important aspects of modern history, cultural norms and traditions on contemporary society and Cuban national identity, visit historic sites and discover through discussions and presentations from a wide variety of Cubans how they view the future of the people and their country.
Ecuador-2017

Ecuador-2017 - Accounting & Nursing

Trip is full - Waitlist only

Collaboration in Ecuador: Service & Culture
ACC/NUR1997 - 2 Credit Hours
December 13 to December 21
Dr. Quilliam & Dr. Lyle


Prerequisites: Business, Nursing, Health Sciences, or other majors (identified and with permission from the trip directors). Students will experience an introduction to the Spanish culture and communication strategies specific to their discipline. (Accounting/Nursing/General) while serving in the Quito community, located near the equator and at 9500 ft. altitude. Work and interact with peers from other majors in this beautiful, scenic area of the world as you identify concepts of the Ecuadorian healthcare system, identify collaborative business opportunities for corporate and non-profit exchanges, or help to construct and refurbish buildings in the community. We will be working closely with various departments of the local university and go on daily excursions to theaters, museums, and cultural sites in and around the capital city.

Europe

Greece-2017

Greece-2017 - Athletics

Trip is full - Waitlist only

Exploring Greece
FSC1997 - 1 Credit Hour
October 14 to October 22
Mr. Drew Howard


This trip explores some of the most important locations of ancient and present day Greece. We will visit Santorini, an island in the southern Aegean Sea and the present day site of the ancient Minoan civilization and one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history. We’ll then head to Athens spending time immersed in the Greek culture and Olympic spirit, and its effect on history and politics. The trip will end in Delphi a city with a rich history critical to the ancient and Modern Greek culture.
Ireland-2017

Ireland-2017

Trip is full - Waitlist only

Historic Significance of Ireland
FSC1997 - 1 Credit Hour
October 13 to October 20
Dr. Alex Ortiz


Over the course of a week, students will visit attractions and sites of cultural and historical significance to Ireland and Northern Ireland. In Dublin students will spend days visiting abbeys, castles, and other locations, and evenings learning the mythology and songs of the country. Outside of the city, students can climb the Sliabh Liag Cliffs and learn to surf in the North Atlantic Ocean. There will also be time in Derry, Northern Ireland visiting the murals and medieval walls of the city.
Scotland-2017

Scotland-2017

Trip is full - Waitlist only

Highlands and Western Islands of Scotland
FSC1997 - 1 Credit Hour
October 13 to October 22
Dr. Malcolm Manners


Travel through western and northern Scotland, and the Isles of Harris, Lewis, and Skye, visiting sites of historic importance (castles, ruins, ancient megalithic sites, etc.), Inverness, Loch Ness, and Stirling.
Switzerland & Italy-2017

Switzerland & Italy-2017 - Healthcare

Trip is full - Waitlist only

Global Health Organizations
HCA1997 - 1 Credit Hour
October 14 to October 21
Dr. Elizabeth Krause


This travel course introduces students to international organizations focused on humanitarianism and global health, an interdisciplinary field exploring major health problems, interventions, and policies impacting the health status and well-being of all persons. We will spend several days in Geneva and then Milan, where we will meet with representatives of global health organizations such as the World Health Organization, Médecins Sans Frontières, and the Red Cross. There will also be visits many museums, cathedrals, and other unique cultural and historical sites in both cities.

Semester and Affiliate Options

Florida Southern partners with several agencies around the world enabling FSC students to complete their graduation requirements abroad! Check with individual programs to see how your financial aid will apply.

Regent’s University London

American degrees offered in partnership with Webster University. They offer a wide range of majors in management, media, international relations, politics, psychology and the liberal arts. Students can study for a semester or a full year with Regent’s University and must apply through Florida Southern College Student Travel Office.

Getting Started to Apply

  1. Review the Regent’s study abroad guide and watch the following videos:
  2. Schedule a meeting with the Office of Student Travel. Travel Coordinator Bridgette McArthur is here to help.

Learn more about Regent’s University London! 

 

Harlaxton College

Studies offered in partnership with University of Evansville and courses offered throughout the academic year and summer. Students will be housed in and studying at Harlaxton Manor, a beautiful and historic Elizabethan Manor House just outside of London. Please apply through Florida Southern College Student Travel Office.

Check out Harlaxton College! 

Proyecto Español

School locations in Alicante and Granada and receives students from more than 30 different countries. It has the highest academic quality accreditation in Spanish teaching awarded by the Instituto Cervantes via the Spanish Foreign Affairs Ministry. Programs are designed for students at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of Spanish language studies. Opportunities for study are available during the Fall, Spring, and Summer academic sessions.

Courses Offered

  • SPA 1101 - First Semester Spanish
  • SPA 1102 - Second Semester Spanish
  • SPA 2203 - Second Year Spanish
  • SPA 2205 - Composition and Conversation I
  • SPA 2207 - Composition and Conversation II
  • SPA 3308 - Topics in Hispanic Culture and Civilization
  • SPA 3320 - Introduction to Literature in Spanish
  • SPA 3323 - Survey of Spanish Literature
  • SPA 3340 - Cinema for Spanish Conversation
  • SPA 3345 - Spanish for Business
  • SPA 4408 - Special Topics in Hispanic Literature
  • SPA 4960 - Internship

Find Out More about Proyecto Español! 

Up With People

Up with People

Travel. Perform. Impact. UWP is a multi-country semester abroad offering travel to 2 continents and 20+ communities. A one-of-a-kind global experience combining international travel, service-learning, performing arts, leadership and multi-cultural student environment.

Earn academic credit through our university partner, Florida Southern College. The perfect Volunteer Abroad - Semester Abroad - Gap Year opportunity all in one program! All applicants 17 - 29 welcome! Scholarships available.

Study abroad program in partnership with FSC offered via 3-4 courses (12 credits) in Communications, Business/Leadership and Sociology. Academic program not required. Students must opt-in to take the academic courses.

All students benefit from Up with People’s workshop-based and experiential curriculum which includes leadership development, cultural awareness, global topics and arts development. English immersion opportunity for ESL students. 6 and 8-week internship options are also available.

More about Up with People!  

Looking to study somewhere FSC doesn’t travel?

Academic Programs International and American Institute For Foreign Study are connected with institutions in Ireland, China, Brazil, Australia and many more. Students may study a variety of majors and disciplines throughout Fall, Spring or Summer depending on where they attend. The Student Travel Office can assist students with the Florida Southern Semester Application while the program applications are available through the individual websites.

 

Yes, study abroad experiences are an investment—but guess what? You can often study abroad for virtually the same cost as attending on campus at Florida Southern. In some cases, you may actually pay less.

What's covered?

What’s covered?

When considering study abroad options, it’s helpful to compare fees and consider what is included in the total price. For most study abroad trips, the cost typically includes:

  • Full-service transportation, door to door from Florida Southern to your final destination and back again.
  • All lodging, including on-campus housing prior to trip and throughout your travels
  • Most meals, with a few exceptions. Faculty trip directors share detailed itineraries so you’ll know which meals might not be covered.
  • If your trip allows free time for outside excursions, these are at your own expense.

We are always working on new trips so check back here often to see what new trips are in the works!


[Study abroad] was an amazing opportunity that I wouldn’t trade for anything in the world! I highly recommend that all students go on at least one May Option in their college career. It is definitely worth it! —Kaci Kohlhepp, Plowman Scholar

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Surprise! Much of your FSC financial aid may actually be used for a semester or year of study abroad.

Here are a few helpful things to keep in mind:

  • You must register for the equivalent of at least 12 semester hours abroad in order to receive financial aid.
  • Much of your state- and federal-based financial aid may qualify to cover study abroad programs.
  • It’s possible your FSC-based financial aid (athletic scholarships, ROTC scholarships, Academic Merit Awards, etc.) may not be applied to study abroad.
  • Stafford loans may be available for summer travel; contact the Office of Financial Aid for details.
Scholoarships

Scholarships

Florida Southern offers scholarships specifically for study abroad opportunities.

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers competitive awards for undergraduate study abroad. Visit the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Web site to learn more.

Photo by Megan O'Toole

Getting Started!

Maybe you’re unsure of where you’d like to go? Maybe you’ve always dreamed of visiting a certain place in the world and already have a program in mind? Either way, our Office of Student Travel is your best place to start. Our staff experts have all the information you need to make your study abroad experience a reality. Now would also be a great time to officially apply for study abroad and complete your passport application.

What’s required?

To participate in a student travel program at Florida Southern, you must have:

  • A clear business office record
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • A clear record of student accountability
  • Register on line through the FSC Portal
  • Submit forms and deposit if applicable