Message from FSU International Programs
November 25th, 2015
As we consider all of the many things for which we are grateful this holiday season, recent tragic events in the world are also very much on our minds. We cannot ignore the fact that we live in a world where terrorist threats require everyone to be vigilant and cautious. As we learned in Paris recently, an evening at a concert or restaurant can become an unthinkable horror. We hope the increased security and immediate reaction to the Paris attacks will make our world safer. In the meantime, whether we are talking about traveling overseas or attending a local sporting event, concert, or theatrical production, we must decide whether we will be intimidated by the threats and react to them out of fear – or instead refuse to bow to intimidation while exercising our freedom.
A few of our students and parents have inquired about the “worldwide travel alert” issued by the U.S. State Department on November 23. The alert does not instruct, or recommend, that U.S. citizens avoid travel. It does urge travelers to stay attentive, to be cautious when using public transportation or in large crowds, and to be aware of their surroundings – advice that FSU International Programs has been giving to our students and their families for years. The alert has been issued for a period of 90 days and will expire on February 24, 2016. This type of alert is not unusual: similar worldwide travel alerts were issued by the U.S. State Department in December 2014, and prior to that in August 2013, October 2011, and May 2011. In spite of the December 2014 alert, which lasted until March 2015, many hundreds of Florida State University International Programs students continued with their scheduled plans during the period and were rewarded with meaningful and memorable international education experiences.
Dr. James E. Pitts
Director, International Programs
Florida State University
Welcome to FSU IP
The Florida State University's International Programs (FSU IP) is consistently ranked in the top 15 of
US study abroad programs. Every year we send over 1,600 students across the world to study in our
multiple locations. As a student of IP, you will be able to take classes that meet your major and/or
minor requirements, study with experts in their field, earn FSU credit, and truly change your life forever!
- We are very excited to announce our upcoming anniversaries and celebrations around the world! For more details, click here
- Get the inside scoop on FSU Valencia’s study abroad opportunities by taking a peek at the 2015 edition of Nomadic Noles, a magazine written and designed by students in the Editing, Writing & Media Program in Valencia.
- Students interested in information about how financial aid works for study abroad should attend one of our workshops. Click here for the schedule. To learn more about fee deferment and financial aid, Click here.
- The IP Recruiting Team is available for classroom and organization presentations or information sessions. We have a range of broad curriculum and major-specific programs during summer, fall and spring semesters. Please contact Michelle Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a presentation.
- Want to hear student stories from abroad? Check out No(le) Reservations- International Programs' student blog! Click here to check it out!
- Get your passport at the Florida State Passport Acceptance Facility in the International Programs Office: office hours 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM, no appointment necessary!