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Florida State University’s long-established London Program provides internship opportunities for those seeking professional global experiences in a wide variety of fields. One of the world’s most important cultural, political, and financial capitals, London has a wealth of organizations and businesses offering positions that can expand horizons and make careers.

All internships are full-time; interns will not be able to take classes at the study center along with their internship. All interns are interviewed and assigned a placement prior to departure for London. Specific placements are not and cannot be guaranteed.

Please Note: Investment banking, medical, criminology and security placements are not available in London

Program Sessions

Do not purchase airline tickets until advised to do so by International Programs.

CodeTermStart DateEnd DateFeeApply
IN04Fall 201908/28/1912/12/19$13,780.00
IN07Spring 202001/08/2004/23/20$13,780.00
IN01Summer 202005/06/2008/02/20$14,195.00
IN04Fall 202008/26/2012/10/20$14,195.00
IN07Spring 202101/06/2104/22/21$14,195.00

Program Description

Eligibility

All internships are full-time; interns will not be able to take classes at the study center along with their internship. All interns are interviewed and assigned a placement prior to departure for London.

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Students must be at least a Sophomore with a declared major
  • Students interested in Parliament placements must have at least a 3.5 GPA

Placements

Specific placements cannot be guaranteed, are subject to availability, and may require previous experience for more competitive placements. Internship opportunities for those seeking a professional global experience through this program can include, but are not limited to the following placements areas:

  • Advertising
  • Art Therapy
  • Business Administration
  • Communications
  • Community Services
  • Finance
  • Government (Parliament)
  • Hospitality
  • Marketing
  • Media Production
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Public Relations
  • Publishing
  • Retail Merchandising
  • Social Media
  • Social Policy
  • Theatre

Housing

Students live in shared flats that feature fully equipped kitchens, furnished living areas, wi-fi and cable, and great views of the bustling Great Russell Street. Just below the flats, students have 24-hour secure access to the library, computer labs, laundry facilities, student lounge, classrooms, and administrative offices through the corridor that links the buildings. This set-up allows students the flexibility to make quick work of class assignments whenever they like, as well as have easy access to the student lounge for movie night. If these spaces are filled, students will be housed in comparable accommodations within central London. Overnight guests are not allowed in program housing. For a list of hotels near the campus, please click here.

Program Fees

Include:

  • All registration fees
  • Instructional costs for up to 12 undergraduate or graduate credits
  • Welcome orientation
  • Housing
  • Program planned excursions/group activities
  • Full-time academic support
  • 24/7 student support
  • Health Insurance
  • IP T-shirt
  • Travel water bottle
  • Luggage tag
  • Luggage strap

Do Not Include:

  • Round-trip international airfare
  • Passport
  • Food (except as noted)
  • Books and supplies
  • Personal travel/activity money
  • Personal spending money
  • University-assessed fees (e.g., technology fee)

Internship Coordinator

Getting Started

Thank you for your interest in participating in an International Program internship program. Internships are an opportunity for students to gain experience within a field of study and career interests. Most of all, you can gain valuable and transferrable professional and personal development skills, all while receiving academic credit. Please note all internships are unpaid.

What do I need to get started?

  1. Meet with your academic advisor to determine if an internship abroad fits into your academic map.
  2. Schedule a meeting with the International Programs Internship Coordinator to determine the best internship location.
  3. Complete an online application and pay for the $250 non-refundable application fee.
  4. Once you have completed the application and your application fee is processed, you will receive an email with access to the International Programs.

    Student Portal you are required to submit the following documents through the IP Student Portal:
    • Internship request form
    • A copy of your resume that’s been critiqued by the FSU Career Center
    • A final copy of your resume
    • *Two letters of recommendation, along with the recommendation form (at least one academic). Recommendation letters can be mailed
      or dropped off to the International Programs office
    • *Submit three letters of recommendation for Parliament internships

Review the Internship flowchart for additional information and instructions.

Money Matters

The biggest factor in deciding when and where to study abroad is often the financial aspect. In fact, too many students assume they cannot afford to participate, missing out on an invaluable opportunity because they are not aware of alternative methods of funding. The Financial Assistance Coordinator at International Programs (IP) is dedicated to helping students through the financial aid application process by conducting financial aid workshops on a regular basis in addition to meeting personally with each student needing assistance. Students who have received some form of financial aid throughout their collegiate careers, as well as those completely new to the process, receive expert care every step of the way. We also help concerned parents! Additionally, students are strongly encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office at their home school as early as possible. Finally, Florida State students will find additional helpful information on the FSU Financial Aid website.

Please review Understanding the Financial Aid Process for Students Studying Abroad to explore a range of issues for students who anticipate receiving any type of financial assistance. This is a document just for FSU IP students and families, with step-by-step guidance for the process. FSU students, please click here. Non-FSU students, please click here.

For information about the 1098-T form, please click here.

Florida Bright Futures

Florida Bright Futures scholarship funds may be used toward a semester abroad. The Bright Futures Academic Scholarship and Medallion Scholarships will be available for all terms. The Academic scholarship will also include a $300 textbook award for fall and spring only.

The Florida Department of Education website contains additional information concerning eligibility, renewal criteria, appeal processes and legislative updates.

Credit Hours Bright Futures Academic
$213.55 Per Credit Hour
Bright Futures Medallion
$160.16 Per Credit Hour
6 $1281.30 $960.96
7 $1494.85 $1121.12
8 $1708.40 $1281.28
9 $1921.95 $1441.44
10 $2135.50 $1601.16
11 $2349.05 $1761.76
12 $2562.60 $1921.92
13 $2776.15 $2082.08
14 $2989.70 $2242.24
15 $3203.25 $2402.40
16 $3416.80 $2562.56
17 $3630.35 $2772.72
18 $3843.90 $2882.88

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Florida Prepaid

Students receiving Florida Prepaid tuition, local fees and/or dorm benefits, may defer a portion of their Program Fee against Florida Prepaid funds. Completing and submitting the fee deferment request form will allow IP to bill Florida Prepaid and apply these funds toward the program fee balance. Completion and submission of the fee deferment request form allows this process to occur.

Students may obtain the deferment form by selecting Deferment from the menu above.

To use a Florida Prepaid dorm account during a summer term, the purchaser of the Prepaid account must complete and submit the summer dormitory form directly to: Florida Prepaid, 1804 Hermitage Blvd., Suite 210, Tallahassee, FL 32308. For more information, contact them at 1-800-552-4723.

Note: Eligibility for summer financial aid requires enrollment in at least six credits.

How much is my Florida Prepaid worth if I study abroad?

# of Credits Enrolled FPP Tuition FPP Local Fees* Dorm Rate
1 $115.08 $34.73 $3310.00
2 $230.16 $69.46 Per Term**
3 $345.24 $104.19
4 $460.32 $138.92
5 $575.40 $173.65
6 $690.48 $208.38
7 $805.56 $243.11
8 $920.64 $277.84
9 $1035.72 $312.57
10 $1150.80 $347.30
11 $1265.88 $382.03
12 $1380.96 $416.76
13 $1496.04 $451.49
14 $1611.12 $486.22
15 $1726.20 $520.95
  • * Please note the above tuition and fees are subject to change at any time.
  • ** Contact FPP for authorization instructions to use dorm account during a summer term: 850-309-1660 ext. 4134

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International Programs Scholarship Opportunities

As a member of the Generation Study Abroad campaign sponsored by the Institute for International Education, Florida State University is committed to the goal of doubling the number of our study abroad participants by 2020. As part of this commitment, International Programs awards an average of $200,000 in scholarships annually to about 100 students.

Current FSU students who have been admitted to an International Program can apply to IP scholarships through the FS4U portal (link below). Before applying, you should review the list of available scholarship opportunities as well as the application process instructions.

Please note: IP scholarships are not available to in-state/out-of-state students currently on the First Year Abroad (FYA) program or First Semester Abroad (FSA) program or those who are directly enrolled at FSU-Panama. Some scholarships may have additional eligibility criteria in addition to what is listed below. Please reference the Scholarship Application Instructions for complete details.

Scholarship Application Deadlines

Program Start Date Scholarship Open Date Scholarship Application Deadline Scholarship Award Decisions Communicated to Applicants
Spring 2020 June 10, 2019 September 11, 2019 Prior to September 25, 2019
Spring Break 2020 September 4, 2019 October 23, 2019 Prior to November 6, 2019
Summer 2020 September 12, 2019 December 4, 2019 Prior to January 15, 2020
Fall 2020 January 6, 2020 April 1, 2020 Prior to May 13, 2020
Spring 2021 April 16, 2020 September 9, 2020 Prior to September 23, 2020

Scholarships Administered by Other FSU Departments

Other departments at FSU also offer their own study abroad scholarship opportunities. You can review the list of scholarships administered by other FSU departments by following the link below.

As a member of the Generation Study Abroad campaign sponsored by the Institute for International Education, Florida State University is committed to the goal of doubling the number of our study abroad participants by 2020. As part of this commitment, International Programs awards an average of $200,000 in scholarships annually to about 100 students.

Current FSU students who have been admitted to an International Program can apply to IP scholarships through the FS4U portal (link below). Before applying, you should review the list of available scholarship opportunities as well as the application process instructions.

Please note: IP scholarships are not available to in-state/out-of-state students currently on the First Year Abroad (FYA) program or First Semester Abroad (FSA) program or those who are directly enrolled at FSU-Panama. Some scholarships may have additional eligibility criteria in addition to what is listed below. Please reference the Scholarship Application Instructions for complete details.

Scholarship Application Deadlines

Program Start Date Scholarship Open Date Scholarship Application Deadline Scholarship Award Decisions Communicated to Applicants
Spring Break 2020 September 4, 2019 October 23, 2019 Prior to November 6, 2019

Scholarships Administered by Other FSU Departments

Other departments at FSU also offer their own study abroad scholarship opportunities. You can review the list of scholarships administered by other FSU departments by following the link below.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Follow the link below for a general listing of  scholarships that may be available for international study. These scholarships are available to both FSU students and Non-FSU students.

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Study Abroad Loans

Additional Discount Opportunities

Students who have completed 15 or more credit hours on programs administered by the IP office, earning at least a 3.0 average or above in course work at the international location(s), are eligible for discounts for subsequent IP programs. Discounts are $500 for summer sessions or $1,000 for fall or spring semesters. Note: These savings are built into the program fees for First Year Abroad program students.

Florida-Costa Rica Linkage Institute

The Florida-Costa Rica Linkage Institute, known as FLORICA, was created in 1986, authorized by the Florida Legislature in 1987, and formalized by an agreement signed by the State University System of Florida, the Florida Community College System and the Council of Rectors of Costa Rican Universities (CONARE). Since its beginning, FLORICA has been administered for Costa Rica by CONARE and on behalf of the State of Florida by The Florida State University and Valencia College, with co-directors appointed from each institution.

FLORICA has strong credibility both in Florida and Costa Rica as a stimulus and a catalyst. The Institute has interfaced broadly in Costa Rica with public and private institutions and agencies including all the public universities.

Costa Rican citizens who have applied and been accepted in a Florida public university or community college may apply for out-of-state tuition waivers through the Florida-Costa Rica Institute Non-Resident Tuition Exemption Program.

Co-Directors

Florida State University
Stephanie Tillman
Florida State University
282 Champions Way
University Center Building A
Office Suite A5500
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420
Phone: 850.644.3272
Fax: 850.644.8817
Email: linkage-flcr@fsu.edu

In Partnership with Valencia College
Rocky Blesso
Florida-Costa Rica Linkage Institute
Valencia College
P.O. Box 3028
Orlando, FL 32802
Phone: 407.582.5287
Email: hblesso@valenciacollege.com

Florida-France Linkage Institute

The Florida-France Linkage Institute was created by the Legislature of the State of Florida in 1989. Over the years, the scope of activities and outreach of the Institute have grown considerably; in Florida, in France, and in the départments of the French Caribbean. The Florida-France Linkage Institute is administered by The University of South Florida in partnership with Florida State University and Miami-Dade College. The educational mission of each of these institutions lends an unusual and unique diversity to the joint co-sponsorship of the Florida-France Linkage Institute. The Florida-France Linkage Institute is supported on behalf of France by the office of the French Consulate-General in Miami.

The Florida-France Linkage Institute utilizes the resources of the State University System and the Community College System. The Institute also serves as a clearinghouse for inter-institutional and community networking to bring projects and activities to college and university campuses.

Thus, the Florida-France Linkage Institute places a high priority on its mission to serve as a facilitator for international tourism, trade, economic development, and business for the Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development (OTTED).

For more information about tuition waivers for the Florida-France Linkage Institute and to apply: http://www.usf.edu/world/centers/florida-france/index.aspx

Co-Directors

University of South Florida
Christine Probes
Florida-France Linkage Institute
International Affairs Center
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave., CPR107
Tampa, FL 33620-5550
Phone: (813) 974-3104
Fax: (813) 974-4613
Email: probes@usf.edu

In Partnership with Florida State University
To be announced

In Partnership with Miami-Dade College
To be announced

FSU Fees

Technology Fee (Not Included in Program Fees)

Florida State assesses a technology fee which is NOT included in the International Programs fee. The technology fee rate for 2019-2020 is assessed at $5.25 per credit hour for all students, regardless of location of study.

After registration, the student must pay the applicable technology fee; this fee is paid directly to Florida State University Student Business Services. Failure to pay this fee will result in a late payment charge being assessed to the student by Florida State University Student Business Services. International Programs has no control over the fee or any associated late payment penalty.

Facilities & Equipment Fees (Not Included in Program Fees)

International Programs fees do NOT include Facilities and Equipment Fees, which are assessed each semester for some majors (Medicine, Motion Pictures Arts, Music, Nursing, Fine Arts, Dance, Digital Media Production, etc.) even though you are studying overseas. If you are in one of these colleges/majors, you will be assessed a fee. Details can be found on the Registration Guide, under Fees and Financial Information.

Financial Aid and Financing Study Abroad Workshops

Financial Aid & Financing Study Abroad Workshops will be held at the Askew Student Life Center. See dates and times of workshops below. WALK-INS WELCOME!

  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM in 101A Student Life Center
  • Thursday, January 24, 2019
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM in 101A Student Life Center
  • Wednesday, January 30, 2019
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM in 101A Student Life Center
  • Thursday, February 07, 2019
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM in 101A Student Life Center
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM in 101A Student Life Center
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM in 101A Student Life Center
  • Tuesday, March 05, 2019
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 101A in Student Life Center
  • Thursday, March 07, 2019
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 101A in Student Life Center
  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 101A in Student Life Center

Deferment Forms

This section is currently under construction. If you have any questions about deferment forms, please email IP-Info@fsu.edu or call our main office 1-850-644-3272.

Internship Fee Liability (Including Withdrawal & Refund Policy)

APPLICATION FEE (INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS’ INTERNSHIPS)

All International Programs internship applicants are required to submit a non-refundable, non-transferable $250 application fee in order to have the application reviewed by International Programs. Paying the application fee does not guarantee admission or placement into an international internship.

COMMITMENT FEE

Once admitted to an International Programs Internship, a non-refundable $1,500 Commitment Fee is required to confirm your participation in the program. FSU Applicants expecting to receive financial aid including scholarships, grants, and other sources of assistance have the option to submit a legally binding fee deferment for all or part of the $1,500 commitment fee, with payment of the balance, if any. Non-FSU Students may not defer the Commitment Fee.

Applicants are fee liable for the entire $1,500 commitment fee on the date of receipt of the deferment, payment of the fee or a combination of both, totaling $1,500.

EARLY COMMITMENT DISCOUNT

Admitted applicants who pay or defer the entire $1,500 commitment fee by the Early Commitment Discount Date will receive a $250 reduction in the overall cost of their program. This reduction will be applied towards the full payment, not towards the $1,500 commitment fee.

COMMITMENT FEE PAYMENT DEADLINE

Admitted applicants who have not paid or deferred the non-refundable $1,500 commitment fee in full by the published commitment fee payment deadline will be canceled from their program and have no further fee liability. Applicants who apply to a program after the regular commitment fee payment deadline has passed must pay or defer the entire commitment fee to be eligible for admittance to a program.

FULL PROGRAM FEE

All admitted applicants must pay or defer the full program fee in accordance with the published full payment date in order to avoid being canceled from the program.

  • Admitted applicants who have submitted a written request to cancel from the program by close of business on the full payment due date will be held liable for the $1,500 commitment fee but not the full program fee.
  • Admitted applicants who have not paid or deferred in full and who have not submitted a written request to cancel from the program as of the close of business on the full payment due date will be canceled from the program and will retain liability for the commitment fee previously paid or deferred.
  • Fully paid or deferred admitted applicants who have submitted a written request to cancel from the program after close of business on the full payment due date will retain liability for the full program fee.
  • Program fees will be fully refunded if International Programs is unable to secure an internship placement 60 days prior to the start of the program, unless the student agrees to an extension.

SUBMITTING CANCELLATIONS AND REFUND / RELEASE FROM FEE LIABILITY REQUESTS

Submit all cancellations and requests for refunds or release from fee liability in writing via email to ip-cancel@fsu.edu. Applicants should include their last name and program code in the subject line of the email.

Alternatively, requests may be submitted in writing to International Programs at the following postal address:

Attention: Refund Committee
Office of FSU International Programs
A5500 University Center
282 Champions Way
P.O. Box 3062420
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420

REFUNDS / RELEASE OF LIABILITY OF PROGRAM FEES

Refunds of program fees/release of liability for program fees will be granted when International Programs cancels a program. Additionally, refunds of program fees/release of liability for program fees will be granted for cancellations prior to the start of the program under the following circumstances, upon providing appropriate documentation:

  • Involuntary call to active duty
  • Death of the student or a death in the immediate family (parent, legal guardian, spouse, child, or sibling)

PARTIAL REFUNDS / RELEASE OF LIABILITY OF PROGRAM FEES

Partial refunds/partial release of fee liability for program fees may be granted in instances of withdrawal prior to the start of the program under the following circumstances, upon providing appropriate documentation:

  • Illness of the student of such a duration or severity that it precludes overseas travel. The student will be required to submit all relevant medical records for review and evaluation by FSU’s University Health Services. University Health Services will advise International Programs’ refund committee of its recommendation. International Programs’ refund committee will notify the student of the decision.
  • Exceptional unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of the student, as approved by the International Programs refund committee.

REFUND AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY POLICY DETAILS

In evaluating requests, the refund committee considers the timeliness of the notification in relation to the event causing the need for withdrawal and timeliness in relation to the start of the program.

  • Refunds or release of liability cannot be granted, under any circumstances, in instances of withdrawal after a program has begun.
  • In no instance is a refund or release of fee liability request considered if it is after the end of the applicable program or semester, even if the cancellation or withdrawal occurred prior to the start of the program.
  • Applicants who apply and are accepted after published due dates remain liable for fees in accordance with the published dates.

Spring 2019 Internship Fee Liability (Including Withdrawal & Refund Policy)

Application Fee

The $250 application fee is nonrefundable.

Confirmation Deposit

The $1,500 confirmation deposit is due one week after being admitted into the program, and is refundable until the close of business on the deposit's due date. If an applicant has paid or been granted a deferred payment plan for the deposit and has not withdrawn from a program as of the close of business on the deposit due date, the applicant becomes fully liable for the confirmation deposit.

Full Program Fee

Program applicants who have demonstrated their intent to participate in the program by payment or by deferral of the confirmation deposit and who have not withdrawn from the program as of the full payment due date become fully liable for the full program fee as of the close of business on the full payment due date.

Upon notification of acceptance to Florida State University International Programs Internship Program, the applicant will receive an Internship Agreement which details the terms and conditions of the Internship.

Fees will be fully refunded if Florida State University International Programs is unable to notify the intern of a potential placement by 60 days prior to the start of the program, provided all application materials are received by the application deadline. Program fees will be fully refunded if International Programs is unable to notify the intern of placement by the placement notification deadline as stated in the Internship Agreement. The structure of internships is dependent upon immigration laws of the host country. Thus, the structure and dates of each program are subject to change.

Refunds of Program Fees

Refunds of program fees WILL BE granted in instances of withdrawal prior to the start of the program under the following circumstances:

  1. Cancellation of program by International Programs
  2. Involuntary call to active duty
  3. Death of the student or death in the immediate family (parent, legal guardian, spouse, child, or sibling)

Refunds of program fees will not be granted where a student becomes ineligible to participate in a program for failure to meet or maintain admission requirements.

Partial Refunds of Program Fees

Partial refunds of program fees MAY BE granted in instances of withdrawal prior to the start of the program under the following circumstances:

  1. Illness of the student of such duration or severity that it precludes overseas travel. The student will be required to submit all relevant medical records for review and evaluation by Florida State's University Health Services. University Health Services will advise International Programs’ refund committee of its recommendation. International Programs’ refund committee will notify the student of the decision.
  2. Exceptional circumstances that could not have been foreseen and were beyond the control of the student, as approved by the International Programs’ refund committee.
    • Timely notification in relation to the event that caused the need for withdrawal will be considered in evaluating refund requests. In no instance will a request be considered if it is made after the end of the semester for which the refund is requested.
    • Refunds cannot be granted, under any circumstances, in instances of withdrawal after a program has begun.
    • Applicants who apply and are accepted after the published due dates remain liable for fees in accordance with the published due dates.
  3. Rescission of admission by the Florida State University Office of Admission for failure to meet the conditions of one’s admission. Students whose admission offer to Florida State University is rescinded after the confirmation deposit is paid or deferred (in accordance with the due date) remain fee liable for the confirmation deposit

Submitting Withdrawals, Requests for Refunds, and Release from Fee Liability

All withdrawals, requests for refunds, and requests for release from fee liability must be submitted in writing via email to International Programs. Applicants should include their last name and program code in the subject line of the email.

Alternatively, requests can be submitted in writing to International Programs at the following postal address:

Attention: Refund Committee
Office of FSU International Programs
A5500 University Center
282 Champions Way
P.O. Box 3062420
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420

Visa Information

England

A visa is required for US Citizens going to London, England for the following programs: First Year Abroad and Interns. US citizens participating on a program under 6 months does not require a visa except if participating as an intern. Anyone interested in taking 2 consecutive semesters (not already participating in the First Year Abroad Program) will be required to obtain a visa and will need to contact International Programs.

All UK Participants:

  • UK Arrival: You must arrive to London via an international flight in order to have your passport/visa stamped. You CANNOT ARRIVE ON A FLIGHT THAT CONNECTS IN IRELAND, as transit via Ireland will not activate your visa or student entry status.
  • Passport Validity: Participants must hold a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of the program and must contain at least 2 empty visa pages. The last three pages of the passport do not count as visa pages.
  • Non-US Citizens: It is the responsibility of non-US citizens to check with their local consulate to see if a visa is required in order to study abroad in London. Please contact an Immigration Specialist at ip-visas@fsu.edu if a visa is needed. Keep in mind that processing time may exceed 4 weeks and may require additional visa support documents. Depending on the country of citizenship, an IELTs test to show proof of English proficiency may be required. The test costs about $250 and limited locations and times are available. If you are a non-US citizen, proof of financial support may be required in the form of original financial aid award letters, an original recent bank statement, or a notarized letter from the bank for an account either in the student’s or parents’ names. (The funds must be liquid and must be shown in financial aid or checking/savings. Retirement, stocks or bonds will not be accepted). You must show that you or your parents have held the required money for a consecutive 28-day period (finishing on the date of the closing balance) ending no more than one month before your application.

UK Participants Requiring a Visa: International Programs provides support and guidance for the visa application process. US citizens that require a visa to study/intern in the UK will need to go through the UK Visa and Immigration Office. This requires students to send their actual passport to the British Consulate for processing. Processing time takes approximately 3-5 weeks. For this reason, international travel plans may be limited during the months prior to the start of the program.

Full visa requirements and instructions will be provided in a visa packet which will become available to the student via their IP Student Portal 90 days prior to the start date of their program. Please take note of the following important visa requirements:

For First Year Abroad and Two Consecutive Semesters Abroad London Participants:

  • Visa Fee: London FYA and 2 consecutive semester participants will receive visa support, but the nature of the application process requires students to apply and pay the associated fees on their own. Students will be required to apply through the UK Visa and Immigration Office (UKVI) and send their Passports to the British Consulate. The UKVI visa charge is approximately $480. This fee is not included in the London Program Fee. As of April 2015, the UK has implemented a health surcharge for all visitors over 6 months. Current cost is £450 (about $594). The Health Surcharge is not a medical coverage plan but an additional fee to enter the UK. All students are covered under the health insurance plan provided by International Programs.
  • Biometrics: One of the steps to receive the visa will be to make an appointment for your biometrics screening (finger printing). Please wait to make this appointment until you receive your visa packet from International Programs. The biometrics must be completed at a UK authorized facility and may require travel. A list of UK authorized Biometrics Facilities can be found on the USCIS website.
  • Financial Support: Proof of financial support in amount of around $13,500 must be supplied in the form of original financial aid award letters, an original recent bank statement, or a notarized letter from the bank for an account either in the student’s or parents’ names. (The funds must be liquid and must be shown in financial aid or checking/savings. Retirement, stocks or bonds will not be accepted). You must show that you or your parents have held the required money for a consecutive 28-day period (finishing on the date of the closing balance) ending no more than one month before your application. Due to the differential agreement, you will not need to submit proof of financial support with your application. Although, if asked for such by the UKVI, you must supply it within a reasonable amount of time. More information will be supplied in the visa packet.

For UK Intern Participants:

  • Visa Fee: London Intern participants will receive visa support but the nature of the application process requires students to apply on their own. Students will be required to apply through BUNAC and the UK Visa and Immigration Office (UKVI) and send their Passports to the British Consulate. The cost to apply and obtain entry clearance is about $1,100. In addition, given the short window from your placement to the start of the program, you will most likely need to expedite the visa. Expediting is an additional $286. Please assume you will need to expedite and budget appropriately. Visa fees are not included in the London Intern Program Fee.
  • Biometrics: One of the steps to receive the visa will be to make an appointment for your biometrics screening (finger printing). Please wait to make this appointment until you receive the Visa Packet provided by International Programs. The biometrics must be completed at a UK authorized facility and may require travel. A list of UK authorized Biometrics Facilities can be found on the USCIS website.
  • Financial Support: Proof of financial support must be supplied in the form of a recent back statement showing proof of sufficient funds, at least $1,500. This can be provided from the student or parent. More information provided in the Visa Packet.

Important Dates & Documents

Fall 2019
Applications OpenWednesday, January 09, 2019 $250.00
Intern Application CloseWednesday, April 03, 2019
Early Commitment Discount**Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Scholarship Applications DueWednesday, April 03, 2019
Intern Acceptance Due*Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Commitment Fee DueWednesday, May 15, 2019 $1,500.00
Full Payment DueWednesday, June 12, 2019

** All admitted applicants must pay the non - refundable commitment fee by the due date to reserve a spot on the program. If you are ready to commit early, you can earn a $250 discount off your program fee by paying the commitment fee by the Early Commitment Discount Date.

* No admissions made after this date. All materials must have been received and processed in time to make admission decisions prior to this date. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Spring 2020
Applications OpenWednesday, April 10, 2019 $250.00
Intern Application CloseWednesday, September 11, 2019
Early Commitment Discount**Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Scholarship Applications DueWednesday, September 11, 2019
Intern Acceptance Due*Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Commitment Fee DueWednesday, September 25, 2019 $1,500.00
Full Payment DueWednesday, October 23, 2019

** All admitted applicants must pay the non - refundable commitment fee by the due date to reserve a spot on the program. If you are ready to commit early, you can earn a $250 discount off your program fee by paying the commitment fee by the Early Commitment Discount Date.

* No admissions made after this date. All materials must have been received and processed in time to make admission decisions prior to this date. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Summer 2020
Applications OpenWednesday, September 04, 2019 $250.00
Intern Application CloseWednesday, December 04, 2019
Early Commitment Discount**Wednesday, December 04, 2019
Scholarship Applications DueWednesday, December 04, 2019
Intern Acceptance Due*Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Commitment Fee DueWednesday, January 15, 2020 $1,500.00
Full Payment DueWednesday, February 12, 2020

** All admitted applicants must pay the non - refundable commitment fee by the due date to reserve a spot on the program. If you are ready to commit early, you can earn a $250 discount off your program fee by paying the commitment fee by the Early Commitment Discount Date.

* No admissions made after this date. All materials must have been received and processed in time to make admission decisions prior to this date. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Fall 2020
Applications OpenWednesday, January 08, 2020 $250.00
Intern Application CloseWednesday, April 01, 2020
Early Commitment Discount**Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Scholarship Applications DueWednesday, April 01, 2020
Intern Acceptance Due*Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Commitment Fee DueWednesday, May 13, 2020 $1,500.00
Full Payment DueWednesday, June 10, 2020

** All admitted applicants must pay the non - refundable commitment fee by the due date to reserve a spot on the program. If you are ready to commit early, you can earn a $250 discount off your program fee by paying the commitment fee by the Early Commitment Discount Date.

* No admissions made after this date. All materials must have been received and processed in time to make admission decisions prior to this date. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Spring 2021
Applications OpenWednesday, April 08, 2020 $250.00
Intern Application CloseWednesday, September 09, 2020
Early Commitment Discount**Wednesday, September 09, 2020
Scholarship Applications DueWednesday, September 09, 2020
Intern Acceptance Due*Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Commitment Fee DueWednesday, September 23, 2020 $1,500.00
Full Payment DueWednesday, October 21, 2020

** All admitted applicants must pay the non - refundable commitment fee by the due date to reserve a spot on the program. If you are ready to commit early, you can earn a $250 discount off your program fee by paying the commitment fee by the Early Commitment Discount Date.

* No admissions made after this date. All materials must have been received and processed in time to make admission decisions prior to this date. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Documents

Health & Safety

For sixty years, Florida State University's International Programs has been committed to providing a rewarding academic and cultural experience that enriches the lives of our students. Our highest priority is and always has been the welfare and security of our students.

Program directors maintain contact with our Tallahassee office, local authorities, and United States officials, both at home and abroad. Each program holds meetings with students in which safety procedures and precautions are detailed and regularly re-emphasized. Each program has an Emergency Plan which includes details about local health care facilities, meeting points and procedures, and contingency plans and funds should it ever become necessary to evacuate our students.

Students are reminded to inform International Programs of the details of their independent travel details via our online travel form, heed US State Department travel advisories, and take relevant emergency and US Embassy/Consulate contact information with them.

Students venture abroad to experience other cultures, and to gain a deeper appreciation of their role as American citizens in the world. FSU International Programs is fully committed to helping students realize these aspirations in a safe and secure learning environment.

Insurance

Travel Insurance Information

FSU International Programs encourages program participants to consider purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance comes in many forms and can protect you in case you need to change your travel plans due to unforeseen circumstances. The coverage ranges from help with lost baggage to delay in flight plans to trip cancellation.

Travel insurance that covers fees associated with changing your airfare plans is especially helpful for those attending programs that require entry or student visas. Immigration approval can take months with regulations changing often that can cause the need to delay or cancel flight plans. Often airfare arrangements are non-refundable or cannot be changed without fee penalties. Certain types of trip cancellation insurance will reimburse you the cost of your airfare or penalty fees. Travel Insurance must cover failure to obtain visa.

You may wish to begin researching travel insurance and trip cancellation policies by using the Travel Insurance Review website. Their Travel Insurance 101: The Complete Guide to Travel Insurance section is particularly helpful for those just beginning their research. They also have a section that allows you to compare different policies.

Travel Resources

University Policies & Resources

Clery Act

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Florida State University study center safety guides include institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The report also contains statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off campus buildings or property owned or controlled by The Florida State University; and on public property within or immediately adjacent and accessible from the campus. A paper copy is available upon request to FSU International Programs at A5500 University Center, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420, or by contacting FSU International Programs at (850) 644-3272 or (800) 374-8581.

Copies are also available from the study center administrative offices or you may download from the links below:

FAQ

1. Will I be able to leave my internship or start late for personal activities (personal travel, job etc.)?

No. You are expected to be in attendance for the entire duration of your internship. Exceptions will be granted for serious illness or death in immediate family (parent, legal guardian, spouse, child or sibling) or a health issue.

2. If I am participating in an International Programs internship, can I stay in program housing before or after the program dates?

No. You are only permitted to stay in program housing during your program dates. If you choose to arrive early or stay late, you must make your own housing accommodations.

3. Are internships full-time or part-time?

All internships are full-time, except internships in Florence. Interns in Florence work part-time (approximately 20 hours per week) and take classes (approximately 6 credit hours).

4. Can I take classes while participating in an internship?

You are not able to enroll in courses if you participate in an internship in London, Panama, Valencia, Hong Kong, and Sydney because the internship placements are full-time. Florence is the only location that allows interns to enroll in courses since the placements are part-time. In order to participate in an internship in Florence, you must have taken university-level Italian I and passed with at least a “C" or better prior to leaving for Florence. You are also required to take Italian Level II and/or III while in Florence unless you have already taken these courses prior to the internship.

5. Do I need to enroll in an internship course even if I have already fulfilled the internship requirement for my academic program?

Yes. This is an academic program and you are required to take a minimum of six credit hours.

6. Can I earn academic credit through my minor instead of my major?

Yes. You can earn academic credit towards your minor, major, or both if they are approved by your college or school.

7. Are any of the internships paid?

No, all internships are unpaid. However, students can receive academic credit on their transcript.

8. What happens if I interview for an internship and I am not selected?

The International Programs on-site coordinator will arrange an interview with another organization.

9. How many credit hours will I receive for my internship abroad?

The amount of credits you can receive varies based on the requirements of your major or minor. It is best to speak with an academic advisor to determine the specific amount of credit hours necessary.

10. Can I defer the $250 application fee?

You cannot defer the application fee. It must be paid before the application can be reviewed by International Programs.

11. Why do I need to turn in a copy of my passport if I am participating in an independent internship?

International Programs keeps a copy of your passport in the event that it is lost or stolen to provide tangible proof to the U.S. consulate.

12. I am interested in doing do a year-long internship. Are year-long internships offered?

No. International Programs internship program is only offered on a semester basis.

13. I am graduating soon. Can I do an internship after I graduate?

No. If you want to participate in an International Programs internship program, you must be an enrolled student. Once you graduate, you will no longer be eligible to participate in our program. However, if you would like to find out more information, email IP-intern@fsu.edu or IP-info@fsu.edu.