Study Abroad


Expand your world and your future

By immersing yourself in another culture somewhere across the globe, you will broaden your international perspective, gain greater awareness of your own culture and history — and collect amazing travel stories to share for a lifetime. Studies show that international experience leads to greater employment opportunities after you graduate — isn't that worth the investment of a semester or summer abroad?

Explore the variety of programs and locations available here. Our staff can help you match your goals and interests with the best international options. 

Explore Education Abroad 


  • Education Abroad 101

  • Schedule an Appointment



  • FGCU Global Virtual Content

  • Faculty and Student Resources

  • FGCU COIL Initiative

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  • International Event Calendar

  • Funding Education Abroad

Program Types

  • Education Abroad Provider Programs

  • Faculty Led Programs 

  • Partner University Exchange Programs 

  • International Internships

  • Service learning Abroad 


Featured Programs

Harlaxton College in Grantham, EnglandLion w FGCU Pennent

Imagine studying in a 100-room Victorian manor house in the rolling English countryside one hour north of London. At Harlaxton College, you will do just that. And you'll share the manor with a community of committed faculty, supportive staff and fellow students from UE and our partner colleges. Course Offerings 

Sant'Anna Institute in Sorrento, Italy Photo of Sorrento Italy

Sant'Anna Institute is an international community of constant cultural exchange among faculty, staff and students. Located in southern Italy, the school is an impressive historic structure perched on the cliffs of the Amalfi coast, overlooking the fishing village of Marina Grande and a short walk from the city center. Course Offerings 

FGCU Online Abroad OptionSeville, Spain 


Take your FGCU online courses online while abroad! All forms of financial aid will apply. FGCU has partnered with CEA Abroad Study Centers to offer a comprehensive experiential learning based program during the semester. You take a full semester course load from the hundreds of virtual courses offered at FGCU and let CEA do what they do best, facilitate high quality immersive high impact programming in the iconic cities of Dublin, Ireland and Seville Spain.  

 Kookmin or Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea


The Seoul program with provider USAC offers courses that introduce you to the business, politics, economics, philosophy, religion, and language of Korea, one of the most rapidly developing nations in East Asia. Seoul is a city of opposites bustling with palaces, city gates, and temples next to government offices, embassies, theatres, shopping, and more. Courses


Lorenzo de Medici Institute in Florence, Italy 

Florence Photo Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici (LdM) is one of the most distinctive and well-established study abroad institutions in Italy. LdM prides itself on offering academic and professionally-oriented courses designed to foster a variety of study abroad programs, as well as enrich students’ knowledge, education and skills. Students may choose from over 500 different courses in 35 departments, which are taught in English at LdM’s two locations: Florence and Tuscania. More information for FGCU students 



Universidad de Costa Rica in San Ramon (USAC)

San Ramon

The San Ramon, Costa Rica program is offered by USAC. The host university The Sede de Occidente (UCR) has an enrollment of more than 2,200 students. Students have use of the campus laboratories, teaching collections, herbarium, and research collections, as well as access to a small reserve on campus.  San Ramón is truly the heart of Costa Rica, where you will encounter friendly people and a peaceful, relaxed lifestyle.  More about the program,  Courses ,   Application 

Funding Resources

Studying abroad is an amazing opportunity that leads to life-changing experiences. However, the costs associated can seem daunting at first. FGCU is committed to providing its students with the tools and resources necessary to offset the cost of an international experience. On this page, you will find multiple ways to fund your experience abroad.


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Education Abroad Activities & Events

Event Date  Description 
First Year Experience - Go Global 

August 16th, 2021 9:00 to 3:00pm

The Go Global Immersive Experience is a half-day program designed for FTIC students who want to dive into global learning early on in their collegiate career. In collaboration with the Global Engagement Office, First Year Experience & Retention Programs will provide student with a forum through which they will explore global learning opportunities that are occurring on campus, while also getting connected. Presented by Matt Ryan and Carey Fells. (attendance restricted first year students) 

Fall 2021 Study abroad Fair 

September 23, 10:00am to 2:00pm 

Are you interested in studying or interning abroad? Looking for more information about your options overseas? Ready to explore the world while taking classes for your degree? Then stop by our  Study Abroad Fair!

The fair is a great opportunity to receive information about different program types, meet faculty that will be leading study abroad tours, learn about options for funding abroad experiences and more...



Our staff and student peer advisors are here to answer your questions...

Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan

Assistant Director

Global Engagement Office


Matt has been working in the field of international education since 1999. As a student he studied abroad in London and since then has backpacked or lived in Australia, Southeast Asia, South America and Europe. Before relocating to SW Florida in 2015 to work at FGCU, Matt worked with an education abroad provider organization in Brazil. His experiences living and working abroad have enhanced his commitment to international education and transformative learning.