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The junior journey trip to Greece opened my eyes: we visited historical sites and learned their history, ate traditional meals and learned their significance, and spoke with locals and learned about their culture. FSC made this trip possible and has greatly contributed to the expansion of my world perspective.
Carter Kruse

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!

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!

How to Register

Study abroad trip registration is accomplished through the travel tab on the student portal. The button below will take you to the portal where you will choose which study abroad trip you wish to register for.

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Asia

History and Culture of Japan

History and Culture of Japan
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Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara

May 6 - May 14

Asia - History

Semester: Summer
FSC 1998 - 1 Credit Hour
Trip Leader: Dr. Jim Beck

Participants in this Junior Journey will explore the history, culture, art, and architecture of Japan, and will compare and contrast the cities of Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and  Nara, with major cities in the United States.

Deposit Deadline: Nov 1

Deposit Amount: $350

Junior Journey Trip Cost: $6303

Regular Trip Cost: $8303

Caribbean/South America

Costa Rica: A Close Look at Diverse Education

Costa Rica: A Close Look at Diverse Education
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Costa Rica

Mar 2 - Mar 10

Latin America - Education

Semester: Spring
EDU 3998 - 1 Credit Hour
Trip Leader: Dr. Blanco

Students on this trip will explore the organization of communities and school systems in rural Costa Rica. This service learning trip will immerse our students within the local classrooms observing and preparing them to teach English to Costa Rican students. We will visit rural area schools in the Province of Guanacaste Nandayure and/or Tilaran. We will also visit two working plantations to ascertain what education might be needed to assist help them produce a better margin in their trading of products. Students will have some time in San Jose to shop as we prepare our return to FSC.

Deposit Deadline: Oct 30

Deposit Amount: $350

Junior Journey Trip Cost: $962

Regular Trip Cost: $2962

Culture of Santiago, Chile

Culture of Santiago, Chile
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Chile

Mar 2 - Mar 10

Latin America - Multi-disciplined

Semester: Spring
FSC 2998 - 1 Credit Hour
Trip Leader: Dr. Chris Brandon

 Prerequisite: Permission from instructor. Students in this course will explore the culture, art, history, peoples, and cuisine of Santiago, Chile. Additionally, students will explore natural landscapes, ecosystems, and the local flora and fauna in the protected habitats that surround Santiago. Students will reflect on their travel via daily written and photographic journals.

Deposit Deadline: Nov 1

Deposit Amount: $350

Junior Journey Trip Cost: $2157

Regular Trip Cost: $4157

Galapagos Islands STEM and Service

Galapagos Islands STEM and Service
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Galapagos Islands

Mar 2 - Mar 10

Latin America - Multi-disciplined

Semester: Spring
FSC 1998 - 1 Credit Hour
Trip Leader: Dr. Hope Holley

Participants in this Junior Journey will have hands-on learning experiences in biodiverse ecosystems, where they can address conservation and environmental ethical issues while experiencing the cultural and historical significance of the Galapagos Islands. 

Deposit Deadline: Nov 1

Deposit Amount: $350

Junior Journey Trip Cost: $3804

Regular Trip Cost: $5804

Tropical Ecology-Coral Reef Ecology and Marine Conservation

Tropical Ecology-Coral Reef Ecology and Marine Conservation
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Roatán Honduras

Mar 2 - Mar 9

Latin America - Biology

Semester: Spring
BIO 3316 - 4 Credit Hours
Trip Leader: Dr. J Macrander

Prerequisite: BIO 1500 and Permission from the professor:  This field course will introduce you to the ecology of a tropical region, specifically Roatán Honduras. While coral reef ecology can be taught in the classroom, it is primarily a field science. One can describe the effects of bleaching, coral disease, restoration, or reef community assemblages in a lecture, but this is no substitute for SCUBA diving and experiencing these interactions and impacts between species in their natural setting. This course provides an opportunity for students to be immersed in a field setting and experience the science of coral reef ecology first-hand. By visiting the second largest coral reef on the planet, students will be able to better understand the marine biodiversity and learn firsthand about the conservation mission of the island.

Deposit Deadline: Nov 1

Deposit Amount: $350

Junior Journey Trip Cost: $1029

Regular Trip Cost: $3029

Europe

A Journey through Eastern Europe

A Journey through Eastern Europe
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Eastern Europe

Mar 2 - Mar 10

Europe - Multi-disciplined

Semester: Spring
FSC 1998 - 1 Credit Hour
Trip Leader: Dr. William Allen

Travel through Eastern Europe where you’ll be exposed to the rich and diverse history of Prague, Salzburg, Vienna, and Budapest.  Beginning in Prague, you’ll walk through Old Town and across the Charles Bridge, and spend time in the Castle District exploring the Old Royal Palace and St. Vitus Cathedral.  On the way to Vienna you’ll stop in Salzburg to visit the Cesky Krumlov Castle; once in Vienna you’ll tour the Imperial Palace, St. Stephens Cathedral, Mozart’s house and more. The final stops on the tour will take you to Bratislava and Budapest where you’ll have the chance to discover Heroes Square, Bratislava Castle, and the Blue Church.  

Deposit Deadline: Nov 1

Deposit Amount: $350

Junior Journey Trip Cost: $1155

Regular Trip Cost: $3155

Art, Architecture, and Conservation in Madrid

Art, Architecture, and Conservation in Madrid
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Madrid, Spain

Mar 2 - Mar 10

Europe - Multi-disciplined

Semester: Spring
FSC 1998 - 1 Credit Hour
Trip Leader: Dr. J Montgomery

Come experience a week immersed in the Spanish art, architecture, and cultural heritage of Madrid and nearby Toledo! Step into the world of art’s greatest legends, from Velázquez to Goya to Sorolla as you wander the hallowed halls of the Prado Museum, one of Europe’s finest art collections. Marvel at the contemporary and modern art of the Reina Sofia Museum, home to Picasso’s iconic “Guernica” and an array of other 20th century masterpieces. Learn how these cultural institutions preserve and restore their cultural heritage artifacts amidst the impacts of environmental and anthropogenic effects. Walk the streets of Madrid and nearby Toledo, where the cities themselves are architectural masterpieces, and savor the flavors of Spanish cuisine, including mouthwatering tapas, paella, and a tapestry of local molecular gastronomy.

Deposit Deadline: Nov 1

Deposit Amount: $350

Junior Journey Trip Cost: $968

Regular Trip Cost: $2968

FSC Music Innsbruck-Universitat Mozarteum

FSC Music Innsbruck-Universitat Mozarteum
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Austria

May 6 - May 15

Europe - Music

Semester: Summer
MUS 1998 - 1 Credit Hour
Trip Leader: Dr. Margaret Flood

This course is part of a music exchange program between FSC and Universität Mozarteum of Salzburg/Innsbruck, Austria. Students will also travel and explore various cities, including Munich, Innsbruck, Salzburg, and northern Italy. Students will engage in educational and pedagogical discussions and workshops with the music education and performance students of Mozarteum. These workshops will be provided by Dr. Flood, Dr. Julia Wieneke, and other faculty members of Mozarteum and associated primary and secondary music programs. Since the Tirol region is known for a robust wind ensemble tradition, we will attend and perhaps participate in performances with local bands. Students will observe and engage in music making activities within schools of smaller villages throughout the western areas of Austria. During the travels, we will view performances and learn of various folk music traditions from the Alps region, thus providing students with folk song repertoire and performance practices aligning with the Orff traditions learned in MUS 4476 Elementary Music Methods and Materials. We will travel to Salzburg to visit Mozart’s birthplace and museum and learn about the development of the region and the Habsburg empire at the Hohensalzburg Fortress. We will explore other cultural sites such as the Ambras Castle, the Olympic ski Arena at Bergisel, and Swarovski Crystal World and Museum. The trip will start and end in Munich, Germany, where we will participate in a walking tour on Hitler and the Third Reich, visiting various historical sites. 

Deposit Deadline: Nov 1

Deposit Amount: $350

Junior Journey Trip Cost: $2619

Regular Trip Cost: $4619

Croatia-History, Nature, and People

Croatia-History, Nature, and People
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Croatia

May 6 - May 19

Europe - Multi-disciplined

Semester: Summer
FSC 3998 - 1 Credit Hour
Trip Leader: Dr. Mijana Lockard

This course will engage students in multidisciplinary explorations of interaction among the culture, environment, and history. This study abroad course offers an in-depth exploration of Croatia's vibrant, colorful, and culturally diverse culture tailored for a small group. Previously hidden behind the Iron Curtain, Croatia is a gem many will recognize from famous movies and TV shows, such as the Game of Thrones. Through this locally guided cultural immersion tour, students of all majors will be "learning by doing," focusing on cultural awareness, multidisciplinary thinking, and community connections. Through these experiences, students will connect historical influences to today's culture and diversity, becoming more culturally sensitive individuals as they explore the antique Roma cities and medieval towns.. Students will explore how history has shaped Croatia's perspectives on environmental issues, globalization, cultural preservation, architecture, and lifestyle. The course will provide opportunities for students to engage in interest projects and service-learning often tied to their college major

Deposit Deadline: Nov 1

Deposit Amount: $350

Junior Journey Trip Cost: $2818

Regular Trip Cost: $4818

Junior Journey-Eastern Europe

Junior Journey-Eastern Europe
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Prague, Vienna, Budapest

May 3 - May 13

Europe - Multi-disciplined

Semester: Summer
FSC 1998 - 1 Credit Hour
Trip Leader: Dr. William Allen

Travel through Eastern Europe (Prague, Vienna, and Budapest). This trip will expose student travelers to the rich and diverse history of Eastern Europe by visiting the famous Astronomical Clock, Prague Castle, Cesky Krumlov Castle, and the Melk. Student Travelers will explore the arts and culture of Eastern Europe. As we languish in the cultural experience, student travelers will document their adventures in a photo essay that will be due 10 days upon return to the United States.

Deposit Deadline: Nov 1

Deposit Amount: $350

Junior Journey Trip Cost: $2315

Regular Trip Cost: $4315

The "Racial State"

The "Racial State"
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Germany

May 6 - May 22

Europe - Multi-disciplined

Semester: Summer
FSC 1998 - 4 Credit Hours
Trip Leader: Dr. Bruce Anderson

This course is designed to familiarize students with sites important to the history of Nazi Germany during World War Two.  This trip covers two disparate elements and three separate and quite different sites: the Ravensbrueck KZ, near Fürstenberg (Havel), Brandenburg, the only concentration camp specifically designed for housing women; and Weimar, Thuringia, a center of German culture and home to Linz, Brahms, Goethe and Schiller; we will also spend time in the capitol of Germany, Berlin, with all that that major city has to offer in terms of history, museums, nightlife, shopping and food. 


 

Deposit Deadline: Nov 1

Deposit Amount: $350

Junior Journey Trip Cost: $1050

Regular Trip Cost: $3050

Republic of Latvia

Republic of Latvia
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Latvia

May 5 - May 19

Europe - History

Semester: Summer
HIS 1998 - 1 Credit Hour
Trip Leader: Dr. Richard Plavnieks

This is a course about history and culture, choosing as its focus the tiny Baltic state of Latvia. The first element is this: while physically proximate to the very sites where the history they will learn about took place, students will gradually come to appreciate the whole of the country’s recorded past, from the days of the Baltic German barons who conquered the territory in the 1200s and Christianized this final bastion of paganism in Europe; through the periods of Polish-Lithuanian, Swedish, and Russian imperial control; to the first independence period in the 1920s and 1930s; through the Second World War and the Holocaust; to the days of the USSR and the Cold War; all the way up to the present with Latvia’s membership in both the European Union and NATO. The second major aspect of the trip is the understanding of Latvian culture today. Our all-encompassing historical study of the country will be added to the students’ everyday interactions in Latvia and their long-term, one-on-one communications with a Latvian peer. Combining these elements, each student will form their own complete view of this very different country. If the course succeeds, it will make each participating student a more informed and worldly member of American society and global civilization.

Deposit Deadline: Nov 1

Deposit Amount: $350

Junior Journey Trip Cost: $1882

Regular Trip Cost: $3882

Spain Study Abroad

Spain Study Abroad
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Spain

May 6 - Jun 6

Europe - Spanish

Semester: Summer
SPA 1998-4998 - 6 Credit Hours
Trip Leader: Dr. Jose Garcia

This is a cultural immersion program and students will live with Spanish families while they experience the culture and study the Spanish language. Students will work on the development of the four basic language skills; speaking, listening, reading and writing. Classes will focus on the practical application of language in day-to-day situations, and cultural awareness. The courses offered range from beginning Spanish language, to conversation, literature and Spanish culture and civilization.

Deposit Deadline: Nov 1

Deposit Amount: $350

Junior Journey Trip Cost: $3460

Regular Trip Cost: $5460

Mediterranean

Insider's Greece

Insider's Greece
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Greece

Mar 2 - Mar 10

Mediterranean - Multi-disciplined

Semester: Spring
FSC 1998 - 1 Credit Hour
Trip Leader: Dr. Roxane Back

Travel to some of the most beautiful locations in Greece, including Athens, Delphi, Heraklion, and Santorini.  Each day will include tours of major attractions including the Parthenon, Acropolis, Akrotiri, and Temple of Apollo. Learn about the history and modern day culture of Greece.  Dine on local cuisine,  learn traditional Greek dance, and stroll through ancient cities.

Deposit Deadline: Nov 1

Deposit Amount: $350

Junior Journey Trip Cost: $2440

Regular Trip Cost: $4440

Sailing the Western Mediterranean

Sailing the Western Mediterranean
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Barcelona, Palma De Mallorca, Palermo, Civitavecchia, Savona, Marseille

May 5 - May 13

Mediterranean - Culture and Cuisine

Semester: Summer
FSC1998 - 1 Credit Hour
Trip Leader: Dr. Jennifer Dapko

This course will explore the history, culture, and cuisine of Spain, Italy, and France. We will visit six prominent ports in the Western Mediterranean: Barcelona (Spain), Palma De Mallorca (Spain), Palermo (Sicily), Civitavecchia (Italy), Savona (Italy), and Marseille (France). Tours may include:
Palma City sightseeing hop-on/hop-off bus (Palma De Mallorca), Walking and street food tour (Palermo), Hop-on/hop-off Rome bus tour -The Colosseum, Vatican City, and St. Peter’s Square (Civitavecchia/Rome), walking tour (Savona/Genoa), and Notre-Dame de la Garde (Marseille).

Deposit Deadline: Nov 1

Deposit Amount: $350

Junior Journey Trip Cost: $2868

Regular Trip Cost: $4868

North America

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.

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 prepare for a study abroad, make sure you have a passport that is valid six months beyond the return date of the trip you are planning to travel on, visit the website below to apply for a new passport or to renew your passport. 

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What's Required?

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

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • A clear business office and clear record of Student Accountability
  • Register on-line when the FSC Portal opens to complete a Travel application.
  • Submit valid documents, pay deposit once instructed by Office of Student Travel

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