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One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction.

Florida State University's 16 colleges offer more than 275 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs, including medicine and law, covering a broad array of disciplines critical to society today. Each year the University awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees.

Life at FSU
No one benefits from a life of all work and no play. We encourage our students to be active, both inside the classroom and out. At Florida State, you'll find over 700 student organizations, an extensive array of intramurals to keep you active, a wealth of entertainment options, and countless service opportunities to do your part in making the world a better place.

FSU International Programs
Students at Florida State University are presented with many exciting globally-focused opportunities. Studying abroad through FSU International Programs is one of them. Florida State has over fifty international programs through which you can pursue a range of liberal studies or major-specific coursework. Each program is ideally located, facilitating the integration of neighboring historical sites, art, libraries and museums into the educational experience. Our small student-faculty ratio creates an intimate, liberal arts college atmosphere where you will receive personalized attention from our faculty and full-time staff. In fact, Florida State University is ranked number 12 of the nation’s universities for the number of students it sends on study abroad programs. It is never too early to start thinking about including an international experience in your college career.

Florida State University’s First Year Abroad program gives high-achieving, adventurous and global thinking students the opportunity to spend their first year as a college student studying in London, England; Florence, Italy; Panama City, Republic of Panama; or Valencia, Spain. A few of the many benefits include small classes, engaged faculty, exciting cultural/educational excursions, and an exceptional student support system. Also, students who choose FYA return home more self-assured, open-minded, and globally aware—a huge asset for both their college and professional careers. The benefits and rewards continue upon return to the main campus in Tallahassee, Florida. Where, upon successful completion of the program, out of state students will be assessed in-state tuition rates for the remainder of their first undergraduate degree at Florida State.

How to Apply
FSU Admissions
Application Deadline: November 1st

NSHSS Articles
Florida State University ranked No. 12 in Nation for number of students studying abroad (05-02-2016)
Florida State University First Year Abroad Reflection (05-04-2015)
Florida State University Student Discusses Study Abroad Benefits (10-06-2014)
Get to know the faces behind International Programs at Florida State University – before you meet them! (08-02-2013)

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