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Study Abroad

Expand your world and your future

By immersing yourself in another culture somewhere across the globe, you will broaden your international perspective, gain greater awareness of your own culture and history — and collect amazing travel stories to share for a lifetime. Studies show that international experience leads to greater employment opportunities after you graduate — isn't that worth the investment of a semester or summer abroad?

Explore the variety of programs and locations available here. Our staff can help you match your goals and interests with the best international options. 

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Program Types

  • Education Abroad Provider Programs

  • Faculty Led Programs 

  • Partner University Exchange Programs 

  • International Internships

  • Service learning Abroad 


Featured Programs

Lorenzo de Medici Institute in Florence, Italy 

Summer and semester programsFlorence Photo

Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici (LdM) is one of the most distinctive and well-established study abroad institutions in Italy. LdM prides itself on offering academic and professionally-oriented courses designed to foster a variety of study abroad programs, as well as enrich students’ knowledge, education and skills. Students may choose from over 500 different courses in 35 departments, which are taught in English at LdM’s two locations: Florence and Tuscania. More information for FGCU students, Courses

Sant'Anna Institute in Sorrento, Italy 

Summer and semester programs 
Photo of Sorrento ItalySant'Anna Institute is an international community of constant cultural exchange among faculty, staff and students. Located in southern Italy, the school is an impressive historic structure perched on the cliffs of the Amalfi coast, overlooking the fishing village of Marina Grande and a short walk from the city center. Course Offerings 

Universidad de Costa Rica, San Ramon (USAC)

Summer and semester programs 
San RamonThe San Ramon, Costa Rica program is offered by USAC. The host university The Sede de Occidente (UCR) has an enrollment of more than 2,200 students. Students have use of the campus laboratories, teaching collections, herbarium, and research collections, as well as access to a small reserve on campus.  San Ramón is truly the heart of Costa Rica, where you will encounter friendly people and a peaceful, relaxed lifestyle.  More about the program , Courses , Application 

Kookmin or Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea

Summer or semester programsSeoulThe Seoul program with provider USAC offers courses that introduce you to the business, politics, economics, philosophy, religion, and language of Korea, one of the most rapidly developing nations in East Asia. Seoul is a city of opposites bustling with palaces, city gates, and temples next to government offices, embassies, theatres, shopping, and more. Courses,Application

Harlaxton College in Grantham, England

Summer and semester programs 
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Imagine studying in a 100-room Victorian manor house in the rolling English countryside one hour north of London. At Harlaxton College, you will do just that. And you'll share the manor with a community of committed faculty, supportive staff and fellow students from UE and our partner colleges. Course Offerings 

Mahidol University International  Bangkok, Thailand

KEI Abroad, semester programs 

KEI Thailand

Discover the traditional spices of Bangkok, Thailand as you float through the market and visit the golden temples. Then experience the energetic dominance of the modern city when you see the maze of skyscrapers pushing into the sky. Hundreds of courses in a wide variety of disciplines available, including Business, Sciences, Health, Humanities, Communications and more.   More about this program

FGCU in Greece: Hellenic American University in Athens

Summer and semester programsGreece HAU Image

Greece, the birthplace of democracy and cradle of Western civilization, offers extraordinary opportunities for a rich learning experience. A meeting place of East and West, Athens is a vibrant modern metropolis with a thriving arts scene.  It's an affordable, safe and friendly Mediterranean city, where life is lived outdoors in the

squares and sidewalk cafés of its many, diverse neighborhoods. Hellenic American University offers both summer and semester options with courses for a variety of majors. More information for FGCU Students 




Funding Resources

Studying abroad is an amazing opportunity that leads to life-changing experiences. However, the costs associated can seem daunting at first. FGCU is committed to providing its students with the tools and resources necessary to offset the cost of an international experience. On this page, you will find multiple ways to fund your experience abroad.

  • Scholarships

  • FGCU Financial Aid

Documents and forms required for studying abroad

In our resources page you can find all the documents required for studying abroad and you can also find frequently asked questions.

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