Education Abroad

There’s a world of opportunity out there, and we want you to take advantage of everything it has to offer. Take classes in a foreign country for a semester or even just a summer and expand your horizons personally, academically and professionally.

 

OIED Edu Abroad

Education Abroad

We serve students, faculty, staff, and the community with the goal of creating leaders who possess the skills necessary to function in a globally interconnected world!

Application Process Steps

Application Process

The study abroad application process can be overwhelming, but please don't be discouraged. Our office is here to assist you every step of the way! #FAMUAbroad 
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Benefits & Testimonials

Benefits & Testimonials

Study Abroad fosters your critical-thinking ability. You acquire knowledge and skills that develop your ability to think systematically and critically. 
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Questions? Get in Touch! Reach out to our Study Abroad staff for personalized guidance! 
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International Education Portal

International Education Portal

Your Gateway to all things OIED Exchange Program! 
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Schedule An Appointment

Schedule An Appointment

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Scholarship & Financial Aid

Scholarship & Financial Aid

Did you know that you can use your Federal Financial Aid (Pell Grants & Federal Loans) to pay for your expenses while studying abroad? Learn how! 
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Study Abroad Week

Study Abroad Fair

Come & Join our Study Abroad Fair which will host a variety of partners and highlight several international opportunities.  Registration is required.  Passport is optional! 
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Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance

The university requires that all students and faculty traveling abroad on university sponsored business have and show documentation of international medical and travel coverage. 
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These Partner Universities allow Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University students to enroll directly at their school, so you can spend a semester or summer abroad on their campus:

  • John Cabot University in Rome
    ○ FAMU students receive 40% off tuition cost and fees. The discount does not apply to housing fees.
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  • Lorenzo de Medici Institute in Italy
    ○ FAMU students get 10% off the cost of this program.
    ○ Campuses in Rome, Florence and Tuscania.
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  • University of Pécs​ in Hungary
    ○ An inexpensive option to spend a semester in the heart of Europe. Housing is approximately $130 per month, and tuition starts from $130 per academic hour.
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  • Webster International Network School (WINS) Program through Webster University
    ○ Programs in Athens, Beijing, London, Vienna and more
    ○ The next four FAMU students in the program get $1,000 toward airfare. The offer expires at the end of 2020, which is the end of the Generation Abroad Initiative.
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These Partner Universities allow you to pay the cost of tuition at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University to spend a semester on their campus for certain areas of study:

  • Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart, Germany
    ○ Summer Sustainability Program: This three-week summer program on sustainability in Germany is open to all majors, particularly to students of Business, Engineering, Food Sciences, Marketing, Tourism, Urban Planning or a related field.
    ○ Junior Fall Semester Program: This program is offered to students in Business Administration or a related field who would like to spend their junior fall semester in Germany and study among local students.
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  • Kempten University of Applied Sciences in Kempten, Germany
    ○ Areas of Study: General Electives and Language Courses (for students of all fields of studies); Business Administration; Tourism Management; Mechanical Engineering; Computer Science and Multimedia; Health Services Management
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    See the Full List of Courses Taught in English
  • University of Applied Sciences in Upper Austria
    ○ Areas of Study: Informatics, Communications and Media; Medical Engineering and Applied Social Sciences; Management; Engineering
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    See the Full List of Courses Taught in English
  • SciencesPo in Reims, France
    ○ Areas of Study: Social and Political Sciences
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    See the Full List of Courses Taught in English
  • Universidad de Burgos in Burgos, Spain
    ○ Areas of Study: Business Administration and Management, Civil Engineering, Industrial, Organization Engineering, Primary Education
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    See the Full List of Courses Taught in English
  • Universitat Rovira I Virgili in Tarragona, Spain
    Business, Economics or a related field
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    See the Full List of Courses Taught in English
  • International Tecnológico Y De Estudios Superiores De Occidente Jalisco in Tlaquepaque, Mexico
    Areas of Study: Humanities; Social Sciences; Communications
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    See the Full List of Courses Taught in English
  • Universite Caen Normandie in Caen, France
    ○ Areas of Study: Management and International Trade; French
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  • Maynooth University in Maynooth, Ireland
    Areas of Study: Humanities; Social Sciences; Communications
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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Studying abroad can be one of the greatest opportunities a student ever experiences. Studying internationally gives students insight into different cultures and also allows for unique networking opportunities. By entering into a completely new environment, you get the chance to develop integral life skills in a beautiful new place with a culture just begging you to experience it. 

You can spend a semester at one of our exchange partner universities abroad, or you could use a third-party provider. 
FAMU students pay their tuition cost at FAMU and pay for housing, study materials, and other expenses at a host university. 
See 'FAMU Partners and Benefits' Learning Content on your advising application page. 
A third-party provider (or program provider) is an organization that provides study abroad, international internships, and service-learning programs to U.S. students. It helps students with the application process, choosing and enrolling in appropriate courses, organizes housing, cultural activities, trips, and more; it provides international health insurance, visas, on-site support, pre-departure orientation, and other services. We work with the providers that offer scholarships and grants to FAMU students to help with the cost of their catalog programs. For instance: CIEE offers FAMU students up to $6500 off semester programs. IES abroad gives an automatic $2000 Public Institution Grant and $2000 HBCU Grant for their semester programs. Visit providers’ websites to see what scholarships are available and what you are eligible for. When you apply for study abroad programs through third-party providers, make sure to fill out their scholarship form. 
No, third-party providers offer scholarships and grants to help with the cost of their catalogs' programs. Ex: CIEE grant must be applied toward CIEE study abroad program. 
There are programs offered in more than 60 countries around the world. A large number of the programs are major-specific. Business majors have almost no limitations, where psychology or chemical engineering majors have fewer options. STEM majors are advised to go to English-speaking countries for strong academic programs, or do an internship in other locations. In any case, we will find you a study abroad program that will fit your academic and career goals. The type of experience you have during your time abroad will vary largely depending on where you go, so make sure to pick a study destination based on your own personal interests as well and the university’s academic reputation, in order to keep a healthy work/play balance. 
You can take courses abroad, do an internship, or service learning. The study abroad program (whether it is an internship, volunteering, or service learning) must be for-credit and must count toward your degree. The international internships are usually non-paid, but they are focused on developing your soft skills, research methods, and work ethics. You will be given responsibilities and will be expected to contribute ideas, solve problems, do research. 
Usually no, but there are fully-funded programs available, such as RISE Germany, an 8-week summer internship, where you will be paired up with a local Ph.D. student whom you will be assisting with his/her project, or Critical Language Scholarship, a 6-8-week summer program to study an underrepresented language. 
OIED does not offer any scholarships at this time, but there are scholarship opportunities available that give preference to students who attend public universities or/and HBCUs, underrepresented students and students who express financial need. Ex: Gilman Scholarship is only available for Pell Grant recipients. 48% of their awardees are First Generation College students and 72% are minority students. 92% of Fund for Education Abroad awardees are minority students. Boren Awards is looking for historically underrepresented students who are passionate about careers with the U.S. Department of State. OIED will assist you with every step of the scholarship application process. We will be sending out emails with information about scholarships and will be holding info-sessions and scholarship essay workshops. See our Funding for Education Abroad page for more information. Make sure to check the home page for currently open scholarship applications. 
The length of time you spend studying abroad will depend on the program and term you're looking to attend. Programs can range from as short as four to six weeks during the summer, to full spring/fall semester programs. There are even programs that last for a year or more. It all depends on what’s best for you. 
Your exact housing situation depends largely on the program you pick. You will either get the option to stay in a homestay, where you live with a host family from your chosen area of study, or in an apartment/ student dorm. Homestays usually include at least two meals, whereas you would be responsible for your own groceries in an apartment setting. 
This largely depends on the country you wish to study in, and the language your courses will be taught in. Usually, the student is enrolled in a course in the national language as a part of the program any way. This is to give our students the basics in terms of being able to participate verbally in the culture around them instead of just a spectator in a foreign country.