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. 

Explore Education Abroad 


  • Education Abroad 101

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  • FGCU Global Virtual Content

  • Faculty and Student Resources

  • FGCU COIL Initiative

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  • International Event Calendar

  • Funding Education Abroad

Program Types


Featured Programs

Harlaxton College in Grantham, EnglandLion w FGCU Pennent

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 

Sant'Anna Institute in Sorrento, Italy Photo of Sorrento Italy

Sant'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 

FGCU Online Abroad OptionSeville, Spain 


Take your FGCU online courses online while abroad! All forms of financial aid will apply. FGCU has partnered with CEA Abroad Study Centers to offer a comprehensive experiential learning based program during the semester. You take a full semester course load from the hundreds of virtual courses offered at FGCU and let CEA do what they do best, facilitate high quality immersive high impact programming in the iconic cities of Dublin, Ireland and Seville Spain.  

 Kookmin University in Seoul, Korea


The 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


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.


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Education Abroad Activities & Events

Event Date  Description 

Global Learning Fest

May 17th - May 30th (virtual)

Global Learning Fest is a full calendar of self-paced 360° experiences that coincide with live streaming events and an active online community group. Each day participants can explore the 360° Global Learning Experiences in various areas of study, as well as joining in on live streaming events with the local guides featured in the 360° GLE and other inspiring guest speakers from around the world. There will be diverse global destinations, 360 virtual experiences, cooking classes, themed discusions, games and much more!  

Using your FGCU email address, JOIN here

Asian America, Pacific Islander, Desi American Heritage Month  May Asianheritage

Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientations

May 13th and May 14th, 12:00pm - 1:30pm (Zoom) 

Summer and Fall Study Abroad Students 

Students that will be participating in programs this summer or fall will have their required pre-depature orientations. We will cover some general topics to consider related to your travel, health, safety, processes, documentation, credit transfer, culture awareness and more. If unable to participate you will need to access the self paced virtual version on the Education Abroad CANVAS page.

International Webinar - Multi-culturism and Innovation in High Ed

June 9th, 9:00am - 12:00pm 


The Teaching and Learning Center of the University of Siena in Italy and the Lucas Center of the Florida Gulf Coast University are happy to launch the webinar on “Multiculturalism and Innovation in Higher Education”. The aim of the webinar is to discuss and be confronted on activities taken and planned at the Lucas Center in Florida and the Teaching and Learning Center in Italy to support training and growth of professors and researchers. For an invitation or for more infrmation contact Matt Ryan, 

Fall 2021 Study abroad Fair 

September 22, 10:00am to 2:00pm 

Are you interested in studying or interning abroad? Looking for more information about your options overseas? Ready to explore the world while taking classes for your degree? Then stop by our  Study Abroad Fair!

The fair is a great opportunity to receive information about different program types, meet faculty that will be leading study abroad tours, learn about options for funding abroad experiences and more...



Our staff and student peer advisors are here to answer your questions...

Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan

Assistant Director

Global Engagement Office


Matt has been working in the field of international education since 1999. As a student he studied abroad in London and since then has backpacked or lived in Australia, Southeast Asia, South America and Europe. Before relocating to SW Florida in 2015 to work at FGCU, Matt worked with an education abroad provider organization in Brazil. His experiences living and working abroad have enhanced his commitment to international education and transformative learning.