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At International Programs, we pride ourselves on 60 years in study abroad. 60 years of students journeying around the globe to study every imaginable subject from international leaders in their fields. 60 years of students embracing new cultures, languages, and customs, and returning home as fully engaged citizens of the world. We pride ourselves in facilitating these journeys, and we are committed to making each student’s experience a story worth telling. Make the world your campus. Study abroad with us!

Students choose from programs in more than 20 locations and can study abroad or intern during fall, spring, or summer in any of their years at FSU. These programs can meet major and minor requirements, allowing students to continue on their degree path while making the most of small class sizes, individualized attention, and the opportunity to use a plethora of diverse cities as their classroom. All classes earn FSU credit and are taught in English with the exception of foreign language classes. Many classes are taught by distinguished FSU faculty, who are passionate about their field and study abroad location and return year after year to share its cultural richness with their students.

International Programs Ambassadors

Contact our team of IP Ambassadors to gain a student perspective about our unique programs abroad. The ambassadors are current Florida State University students who have studied or interned abroad with International Programs. They can answer questions ranging from what to pack, classes, and excursions, to housing details, independent travel, and life overseas.

Non-FSU Student Information

At International Programs, we pride ourselves on 60 years in study abroad. 60 years of students journeying around the globe to study every imaginable subject from international leaders in their fields. 60 years of students embracing new cultures, languages, and customs, and returning home as fully engaged citizens of the world. We pride ourselves in facilitating these journeys, and we are committed to making each student’s experience a story worth telling. Make the world your campus. Study abroad with us!

FSU International Programs welcomes students from U.S. accredited colleges and universities across the country. Students choose from programs in more than 20 locations and can study abroad during any fall, spring, or summer of their college career. Students should meet with their academic advisors at their home campus to discuss which program and courses best suit their needs, and are encouraged to get this approval in writing. All courses are taught in English with the exception of foreign language classes. Many courses are taught by distinguished FSU faculty, who are passionate about their field and study abroad location and return year after year to share its cultural richness with their students.

International Programs Ambassadors

Contact our team of IP Ambassadors to gain a student perspective about our unique programs abroad. The ambassadors are current Florida State University students who have studied or interned abroad with International Programs. They can answer questions ranging from what to pack, classes, and excursions, to housing details, independent travel, and life overseas.

Parent Information

At International Programs, we pride ourselves on 60 years in study abroad. 60 years of students journeying around the globe to study every imaginable subject from international leaders in their fields. 60 years of students embracing new cultures, languages, and customs, and returning home as fully engaged citizens of the world. We pride ourselves in offering a top safety and security model while facilitating these journeys, and we are committed to making each student’s experience a story worth telling.

Students choose from programs in more than 20 locations and can study abroad or intern during fall, spring, or summer in any of their years at FSU. These programs can meet major and minor requirements, allowing students to continue on their degree path while making the most of small class sizes, individualized attention, and the opportunity to use a plethora of diverse cities as their classroom. All classes earn FSU credit and are taught in English with the exception of foreign language classes. Many classes are taught by distinguished FSU faculty, who are passionate about their field and study abroad location and return year after year to share its cultural richness with their students.

International Programs Ambassadors

Contact our team of IP Ambassadors to gain a student perspective about our unique programs abroad. The ambassadors are current Florida State University students who have studied or interned abroad with International Programs. They can answer questions ranging from what to pack, classes, and excursions, to housing details, independent travel, and life overseas.

General Information

Application & Admission Criteria

Students apply to study abroad with us by submitting an online application, accessed from the relevant program page at international.fsu.edu. All FSU study abroad programs have a $100 non-refundable application fee, while internships have a $250 non-refundable application fee.

Priority is given to students in good judicial standing with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or better (3.0 for international internships). Exceptions may be granted upon appeal. Early application is advisable as program enrollment is limited and acceptances are offered on a rolling basis. Some programs have additional admission requirements.

Courses & Credits

For course descriptions and semester credit hours per course, see the site specific page on this website. Unless otherwise noted, all courses, except language courses, are taught in English. Program fees do not cover online courses provided by units other than International Programs.

  • Courses at all summer IP locations may be used toward fulfilling the university 9-hour summer residency requirement.
  • Students may opt to take Directed Individual Study (DIS) courses with Florida State faculty at program locations, pending departmental approval. Contact the IP office for information.
  • Students in programs offering International Programs online courses may not register for more than one International Program online course (excluding the one credit IFS2098). IP program fees do not include the cost of any main campus online courses. Should you elect to take one or more main campus online courses, you must enroll in a minimum full-time load of IP courses as outlined in the chart below (non-IP online course do not count toward this minimum).
  • University drop/add policies apply to all programs; however, the IP policy on minimum credit hours remains in effect
  • The chart below outlines minimum credit hour requirements. Students may not drop below the minimum requirements specified. Students may be approved to take additional credits beyond those included in the program fee by paying an additional fee, which is currently $250 per undergraduate credit hour and $395 per graduate credit hour. Standard overload permission requirements apply.
Program Length Minimum # of IP Credit Hours Required*
4 weeks or less 3 IP credits
5 to 8 weeks 6 IP credits
9 to 10 weeks 9 IP credits
11 to 12 weeks 12 IP credits, with 6 credits per session if two sessions are combined for a full semester
12 week London session 9 IP credits, with 3 credits from each of the three sessions combined for a full semester
Full semester 12 IP credits

*Visa requirements may supercede this policy, and individual programs may require students to take more than the minimum credits listed above.

Academic Advising

If you would like to speak with an International Programs advisor about study abroad programs and courses, visit our office during drop-in advising hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1:00-4:00pm. You can also contact Sarah Lovins at slovins@fsu.edu or Mary Melton at mmelton@fsu.edu to make an appointment. FSU Students, make an appointment with Campus Connect.

International Programs Minors

International Programs offers several minors, designed to enhance and provide focus to a student’s program in England, Italy or Spain. The minors are built around the residency in the respective study center location, but can be pursued before and after it as well. Each minor requires 15 credits (to include at least two disciplines), of which 9 must be taken in at the study center location. Students may choose from various disciplines. Consult the Florida State Bulletin and contact International Programs for formal declaration of the minor.

Registration

Registration for International Programs is an online process. The windows for study abroad vary from main campus; students are emailed registration packets with detailed instructions on the day their respective windows open, according to the following schedule:

Term of Study Abroad Registration Window Opens
Fall Semester Programs Mid-July
Spring Semester Programs Mid-November
Summer Programs Mid-March

General Information (Non-FSU Students)

Not an FSU Student? Not a problem!

International Programs accepts applications from students from all colleges and universities. Students from other schools are classified as Transient students. This means they are degree-seeking students elsewhere, but will attend Florida State University for at least one term.

Applications

Students apply to study abroad with us by submitting an online application, accessed from the relevant program page at www.international.fsu.edu. Non-FSU students are required to create an FSU ID prior to starting the application. All FSU study abroad programs have a $100 non-refundable application fee, while internships have a $250 non-refundable application fee. In addition, be sure to send an official transcript from the home school to International Programs, Florida State University, A5500 University Center, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420. If students have attended more than one school, the transcript from the most recently attended school will suffice because it usually has credits from the other school(s) posted.

Registration

If you have not returned your transient or special student application (enclosed in your acceptance packet) you will need to do so in order to set up your FSUID needed for the online registration system.

Registration for International Programs is an online process for which students are emailed detailed instructions on the day their registration window opens. The windows for study abroad vary from main campus; students are sent registration packets the day their respective windows open, according to the following schedule:

Term of Study Abroad Registration Window Opens
Fall Semester Programs Mid-July
Spring Semester Programs Mid-November
Summer Programs Mid-March

Completion of the Program

Non-FSU students must submit the FSU International Programs Transcript Request form prior to studying abroad in order to receive one free transcript after the semester grades are posted. Once a program ends and grades are posted, the official transcript from Florida State is sent to the address indicated on the Transcript Request Form. This is a subject change in accordance with modifications to official university transcript procedures.

For Summer semester, grades will post to students’ final transcripts in mid-August regardless of the dates of your program. Grades will post in mid-December for Fall students and in early May for Spring students.

Additional transcript requests and fees must be submitted through the Registrar’s website.

More Information

Still have questions? Please call 850-644-3272 or 800-374-8581 or email us at IP-Info@fsu.edu.

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.

Fee Liability

General Program Fee Liability (Including Withdrawal & Refund Policy)

APPLICATION FEE (STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS)

All study abroad applicants are required to submit a non-refundable, non-transferrable $100 application fee in order to have their application reviewed by International Programs. Paying the application fee does not guarantee admission to a program

COMMITMENT FEE

Once admitted to a study abroad program, a nonrefundable $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 cancelled 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.

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 General Program Fee Liability (Including Withdrawal & Refund Policy)

Application Fee

The $100 application fee is nonrefundable.

Confirmation Deposit

The $1500 confirmation deposit is refundable until the close of business on the deposit’s due date. If an applicant has paid the deposit 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. Students whose offer of admission to Florida State University is rescinded after the confirmation deposit is paid or deferred (in accordance with the due date) will not be able to participate but remain fee 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.

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

First Semester Abroad Fee Liability (Including Withdrawal & Refund Policy)

Application Fee

All study abroad applicants are required to submit a non-refundable, non-transferrable $100 application fee in order to have their application reviewed by International Programs.

Commitment Fee

Once admitted to a study abroad program, a nonrefundable $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 form 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. Students whose offer of admission to Florida State University is rescinded after the commitment fee is paid will not be eligible to participate but remain fee liable for the commitment fee.

Applicants are fee liable for the entire $1,500 commitment fee on the date of receipt of the deferment form, 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.

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 the full program fee or submitted a written request to cancel from the program as of the close of business on the full payment due date will be cancelled 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.

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 student 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.
  • Failure to meet or maintain admission requirements, including rescission of admission by the Florida State University Office of Admissions for failure to meet the conditions of one’s admission. Students whose admissions offer to Florida State University is rescinded after the commitment fee is paid remain fee liable for the entire commitment fee amount.

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.

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 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

First Year Abroad Fee Liability (Including Withdrawal & Refund Policy)

Application Fee

All study abroad applicants are required to submit a non-refundable, non-transferrable $100 application fee in order to have their application reviewed by International Programs.

Commitment Fee

Once admitted to the First Year Abroad program, a nonrefundable $2,500 Commitment Fee is required to confirm your participation in the program. Applicants are fee liable for the entire $2,500 commitment fee on the date of receipt of the entire fee. Students whose offer of admission to Florida State University is rescinded after the commitment fee is paid will not be eligible to participate but remain fee liable for the commitment fee.

Please Note: The initial $2,500 commitment fee (for the first term of the program) must be paid rather than deferred. Students may defer the balance of their program fee, but neither the $100 application fee nor the initial $2,500 commitment fee can be deferred.

Early Commitment Discount

Admitted applicants who pay the entire $2,500 commitment fee by the Early Commitment Discount Date will receive a $250 reduction in the overall cost of their program. This one-time reduction will be applied towards the payment subtotal for the first term of the program, not toward the $2,500 commitment fee.

Commitment Fee Payment Deadline

Admitted applicants who have not paid the non-refundable $2,500 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 commitment fee payment deadline has passed must pay the entire commitment fee to be eligible for admittance to a program.

Remaining Program Fees

All admitted applicants must pay or defer program fees in accordance with the dates and amounts published in the First Year Abroad Payment Schedule in order to avoid being canceled from the program.

  • First term (Fall): Payment of the commitment fee demonstrates intent to participate in the program. Applicants who have paid or deferred the first fall payment but not submitted a written request to cancel from the program as of the close of business on the first fall payment due date become fully liable for the corresponding program fees paid or deferred. Applicants who have paid or deferred the final fall payment but not submitted a written request to cancel from the program as of the close of business on the final fall payment due date become fully liable for the corresponding program fees paid or deferred.
  • Subsequent terms (Spring & Summer): Program applicants who have demonstrated their commitment to the program by participation in the first term of the program but who have not provided written notice of their intent to withdraw from the program at least sixty days prior to the beginning of any subsequent term remain fully liable for all remaining program fees for the subsequent term.

Refunds / Release of Liability of Program Fees

Refunds of program fees/release of liability for program fees will be granted for cancellation of the program by International Programs. 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 class 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.
  • Failure to meet or maintain admission requirements, including rescission of admission by the Florida State University Office of Admissions for failure to meet the conditions of one’s admission. Students whose admissions offer to Florida State University is rescinded after the commitment fee is paid remain fee liable for the entire commitment fee amount.

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.

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 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

Tuition Waiver Policy for Out-Of-State Students

Upon completion of three consecutive semesters abroad and a minimum of 36 FSU credit hours at their European or Panama IP study center with an FSU GPA of 3.0 or better, and having met all financial obligations related to participation in the First Year Abroad program, out-of-state students will receive an FYA waiver reducing the out-of-state tuition rates to the in-state tuition rates for the remainder of their first undergraduate degree at FSU in Tallahassee. This arrangement is contingent upon the student remaining in good academic and judicial standing. Upon return, students must attend consecutive semesters without interruption (summer terms excluded), progressing toward their degree completion, and staying "on map".

For last year's FYA fee liability policy, please click here.

Independent Interns & Researchers Fee Liability (Including Withdrawal & Refund Policy)

Application Fee

The $250 application fee is due at the time of application. This fee and is nonrefundable and cannot be deferred. The application will not be processed until the application fee has been paid.

Full Program Fee

Once your application has been accepted, program fees for your independent internship are due within 1 week of receiving acceptance email and statement. It is imperative that you either pay your fee or fill out the deferment form and turn it in to IP within 1 week. Should you cancel on or prior to the due date; all cancellations must be placed in writing to ip-cancel@fsu.edu. If you have not withdrawn from the program as of the close of business 1 week after date of admittance, you become fully liable for the entire program cost.

Non-payment may result in a hold on your student account, inability to complete your registration or cancellation of your program.

Program applicants who have demonstrated their intent to participate in an independent internship by payment or deferral within 1 week of admittance and, who have not withdrawn from the program, become fully liable for the full program fee as of the close of business on the payment due date.

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

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

Spring Break Fee Liability (Including Withdrawal & Refund Policy)

Application Fee

All study abroad applicants are required to submit a non-refundable, non-transferrable $100 application fee in order to have their application reviewed by International Programs. Paying the application fee does not guarantee admission to a program.

COMMITMENT FEE

Once admitted to a study abroad program, a nonrefundable $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 $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 $500 commitment fee on the date of receipt of the deferment, payment of the fee or a combination of both, totaling $500.

COMMITMENT FEE PAYMENT DEADLINE

Admitted applicants who have not paid or deferred the non-refundable $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 $500 commitment fee but not the full program fee.
  • Admitted applicants who have not paid 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 cancelled 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.

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.

Oxford Law Fee Liability (Including Withdrawal & Refund Policy)

APPLICATION FEE

All study abroad applicants are required to submit a non-refundable, non-transferrable $100 application fee in order to have their application reviewed by International Programs. Paying the application fee does not guarantee admission to a program.

COMMITMENT FEE

Once admitted to a study abroad program, a nonrefundable $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 form 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 form, 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.

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.

CANCELLATIONS AND WITHDRAWALS

  • 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 or submitted a written request to cancel from the program as of the close of business on the full payment due date will be cancelled 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.

Florida State University International Programs and Florida State University College of Law (“Florida State”) reserves the right to cancel the Summer Program in Law at Oxford (the “Program”) in the event that enrollment falls substantially below target levels, faculty members are unavailable and cannot be replaced, a change is made in the U.S. Department of State (the “State Department”) advisory level for the United Kingdom, or for other compelling reasons.

  • If cancellation of the program occurs after a deposit has been paid, the Program director will use his or her best efforts to make arrangements for each student enrolled to attend a similar program, if the student so desires.
  • If changes are made in the course offerings or other significant aspects of the Program (a “Change in the Program”), those changes will be communicated promptly to any students who have paid a deposit or registered for the Program, and an opportunity will be provided for them to withdraw.

The relevant State Department consular information for the United Kingdom is available here. If this information is revised prior to or during the Program, the updated information will be distributed promptly to students

REFUND POLICY

If prior to the commencement of the Program, students withdraw due to a Change in the Program, or if the Program is cancelled, students will receive a full refund of all monies advanced within twenty (20) days after the cancellation or withdrawal. A student will also receive a full refund if prior to the commencement of the Program, they are subject to an involuntary call to active duty or if they or an immediate family member (parent, legal guardian, spouse, child, or sibling) dies.

If during the course of the Program, students withdraw due to a Change in the Program, or if the Program is terminated, students will be refunded fees paid, except for room and board payments utilized prior to the date of termination or withdrawal.

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 other than those outlined above, 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.

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

Visa Information

U.S. Citizens requiring visas to participate on a program will receive guidelines and assistance from International Programs. The receipt of a visa is a privilege, not a right. Each foreign country has the right to establish its own parameters for the granting of a visa, and as an American requesting permission to enter that foreign country, you must abide by all of its requirements. IP cannot guarantee receipt of an entry visa. Immigration laws, visa requirements, and application processes vary depending on location. For specific visa requirements, please visit the visa tab once you have chosen a destination. Below are some general immigration guidelines for all participants requiring a visa. Independent study, Independent Internships, and non-U.S. students should check with the U.S. Department of State and the appropriate consulate for visa, entry, and immunization requirements.

  • Students planning on traveling before or after the program dates are responsible for making their own entry arrangements. It is imperative that you discuss any travel plans outside of the program dates with the IP Passports & Immigration Office at IP-Visas@fsu.edu, as certain countries restrict entry to dates specific to the program.
  • A visa is a seal that is affixed inside of the passport. Most students (except Panama program participants) will be required to either submit their original passport to the appropriate consulate or to International Programs in order for the visa to be processed. The passport is submitted well in advance of the program start date and may impact international travel. If you have international travel plans before the program, please contact the IP Passports & Immigration Office at IP-Visas@fsu.edu.
  • Changes in immigration regulations change frequently which may affect program structure, dates, and fees.
  • Students who fail to comply with IP or host country visa processes may incur financial penalties, delayed arrivals or cancellations.
  • Students may be required to make a personal appearance at the appropriate consulate to obtain a visa.
  • Students choosing to obtain a visa independently must notify International Programs of this intention and must be aware that failure to obtain the proper entry or student visa may not release you from responsibility of the full program fees.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to purchase travel insurance which covers failure to obtain a visa. Further information is available on the Travel Insurance Review website.
  • Students under the age of 18 will be required to provide additional documentation which may include a certified copy of their birth certificate and notarized permission to travel by their parents or legal guardians. More information will be provided in the visa packet.
  • U.S. citizens living abroad- must contact the appropriate consulate for the steps to obtain necessary visas.

**For additional assistance, please contact our Passports & Immigration Office at IP-Visas@fsu.edu.

Non-US Citizens

Although International Programs provides guidelines regarding the student visa process for U.S. citizens; non-U.S. citizens are advised to contact the appropriate consulate to learn the student visa procedures governing their nationality. It is the responsibility of non-U.S. citizens to contact our office if any information must be provided by International Programs in order for you to obtain your student visa. Any non-U.S. Citizen must contact our Passports & Immigration office at IP-Visas@fsu.edu.

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: