Faculty Teaching Abroad


Florida State University’s International Programs are consistently ranked among the top in the country, due to the International Program staff and faculty who are dedicated to enriching the experiences of students who choose to study abroad. Unlike other universities in the U.S, Florida State owns and operates four campuses abroad: Florence, Italy; Valencia, Spain; London, England; and Panama City, Panama.

Only one percent of American students study abroad, and those who go are searching for adventures outside, and inside, the classroom. Florida State professors who teach abroad employ their host city as a teaching tool. Professors of Art History can lead their class in the Egyptology wing of the British Museum, and Biology Professors can hop on the tram in Valencia and explore the Spanish Mediterranean coast with their students. Archaeology classes have a wealth of experiences to pursue in Florence, and Mathematics professors can lecture on architectural advances. Opportunities to bring class out of the classroom are endless, and additionally, professors are welcome to explore their host countries on their own and with International Programs organized trips.

FSU professors may teach abroad in the fall, spring, summer, or spring break semesters. Spring break and summer programs can vary from Nepalese Disaster Management Immersion, to Indonesian Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Immersion. Faculty members who teach abroad bring a passion for their subject, and infuse it into a curriculum that is dependent on the host city. Professors have the opportunity to craft a course that teaches students subject area knowledge and how that knowledge lives in the new culture. For example, professors of Italian Language equip their students with the tools to correctly order a gelato in the native language and converse with the store employees. Professors of Feminist Literature can teach FSU students how to ride the tube in London, while on their way to the Women’s Library in the London Metropolitan University.

If you would like to create relationships with international experts in your field, lead students on life-changing adventures, and enjoy time abroad with your fellow FSU community, consider teaching abroad in next year’s term!
The Faculty Application for Spring Break 2020 – Spring 2021 will open in November 2018. Please contact IP-Faculty@fsu.edu with any questions.

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