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!

Switzerland 2015 video by FSC Junior Danika Thiele


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.


New trips coming in October!

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

Office of Student Travel

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


Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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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

Caribbean / Latin America



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

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.

Making the Investment

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.

Cost of Trips

Destination Junior Journey Regular Trip Deposit Deadline* Deposit Amount
Bahamas, Bimini$825$2950Trip is full$250
Costa Rica - EducationFree*$2,025Trip is full$100**
Costa Rica - WinterFree**$2,150Trip is full$100**
Cuba$1,150$3,300Trip is full$250
England$2,075$4,250Trip is full$250
London - Winter6002700Trip is full$500
New York CityFree*$2,100Trip is full$100**
Orlando, Florida$125$2,225Trip is full$125
Scotland$1,800$3,925Trip is full$250
SeattleFree*$2,050Trip is full$100**

* Deposit Deadline - Please note that trip space is limited and trips may fill before the deadline date.

** Although the trip is free for Junior Journey eligible students, there is a $100 refundable deposit which will be returned after you complete the trip. All other trips will have a deposit of $125 or more which is a part of the total trip cost.

New trips coming in October!

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
Australia/New Zealand/Fiji Option, Summer 2007

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.


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
  • Complete Forms Packet that Ms. McArthur from the Student Travel Office will send after you fill out the online form.

Travel Application

Students participating in a travel experience must remain in good academic, social and professional standing at the time of application and at the time of departure. If you have a business office hold, a judicial hold, an advisor hold, or any other holds, you may be ineligible for student travel until that hold is lifted.

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