Other Educational Experiences Abroad

At FIU, providing our students with a Worlds Ahead experience while preparing them for the global market is one of our top priorities. As such, numerous FIU Panthers partake in other educational experiences abroad that may be facilitated by other offices/departments on campus.  While those offerings may not stem form the Office of Study Abroad, we are here to help with the process of preparing for those experiences. Thank you for making FIU a true global institution!

FIU really cares about your health and safety abroad. For this reason, there are some processes that anyone who joins any of the international options below will have to follow. Failure to follow these steps may impact your safety or health abroad should any incident happen while you are traveling. We hope to see you in our office!

Academic International Internships

The Office of Study Abroad will provide students with the mandatory insurance coverage, which includes medical, political, and natural disaster evacuation; register the students with the US Department of State to help ensure their safety while abroad; meet with the students to discuss all health and safety matters on the host country prior to the student’s departure.

Students who are interested in participating in an international internship will go though the following steps:

  • Meet with your academic advisor to discuss your plans and to learn about how you can receive academic credit for your internship experience or visit the Office of Career and Talent Development Services to discuss next steps in applying for and securing an internship abroad
  • Meet with one of our Program Coordinators of Study Abroad to discuss your plans and go over the application procedure.
  • Submit the online application and all supplemental materials to the OSA, including the insurance fee.
  • Meet with the OSA for a Pre-Departure Orientation

Checklist of Required Documents for INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIPS:

  • Completed Application Form (submitted online) (Link will be sent once you speak to the program coordinator)
  • Copy of your passport
  • Medical Form completed by a licensed US physician (You will find this form in your electronic application)
  • Proof of Academic Credit
  • $30 per 2 weeks and $50 per month for medical insurance, including political evacuation and natural disaster evacuation coverage, which is mandatory for all FIU students going abroad

Contact for more information:

Office of Study Abroad
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street MMC, SASC 230 Miami, 33199
Phone: 305-348-1913 Fax: 305-348-1941 edabroad@fiu.edu

Research Abroad

The Office of Study Abroad will provide students with the mandatory insurance coverage, which includes medical, political, and natural disaster evacuation; register the students with the US Department of State to help ensure their safety while abroad; meet with the students to discuss all health and safety matters on the host country prior to the student’s departure.

Students who are interested in participating in an international research experience will go though the following steps:

  • Meet with your academic advisor to discuss your plans and to learn about how you can receive academic credit for your international research experience.
  • Meet with one of our Program Coordinators of Study Abroad to discuss your plans and go over the application procedure.
  • Submit the online application and all supplemental materials to the OSA, including the insurance fee.
  • Meet with the OSA for a Pre-Departure Orientation

Checklist of Required Documents for RESEARCH ABROAD:

  • Completed Application Form (submitted online) (Link will be sent once you speak to the program coordinator)
  • Copy of your passport
  • Medical Form completed by a licensed US physician (You will find this form in your electronic application)
  • Proof of Academic Credit
  • $30 per 2 weeks and $50 per month for medical insurance, including political evacuation and natural disaster evacuation coverage, which is mandatory for all FIU students going abroad

Contact for more information:

Office of Study Abroad
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street MMC, SASC 230 Miami, 33199
Phone: 305-348-1913 Fax: 305-348-1941 edabroad@fiu.edu

Alternative Breaks Abroad

Alternative Breaks is managed by the Center for Leadership and Service, and it offers students the opportunity to travel during Spring and winter break to perform volunteer work. Each trip has a focus on a particular social issue. Alternative Breaks (aB) is FIU’s largest, award-winning service learning program that allows students to experience diverse cultures and environments around the world where they can create unforgettable memories and long-term friendships.

Working in cooperation with Alternative Breaks, the Office of Study Abroad will provide students with the mandatory insurance coverage, which includes medical, political, and natural disaster evacuation; register the students with the US Department of State to help ensure their safety while abroad; meet with the students to discuss all health and safety matters on the host country prior to the student’s departure.

Students who are participating in an International Alternative Break experience will go though the following steps:

  • Meet with the Center for Leadership and Service to find perfect program
  • AB Coordinator will reach out to Study Abroad and you will receive instructions on how to proceed
  • Submit the online application and all supplemental materials to the OSA online portal

Checklist of Required Documents for ALTERNATIVE BREAKS ABROAD:

  • Completed Application Form (submitted online) (Link will be sent to you by Alternative Breaks)
  • Copy of your passport
  • Medical Form completed by a licensed US physician (You will find this form in your electronic application)

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR COORDINATORS

Thank you for taking the initiative to organize an Alternative Break experience for your students. In order to facilitate the support process that our office provides, please complete the following steps:

  • Complete the International Non-Credit Service Experience Form and submit as instructed.
  • This form will be reviewed by our Office and the International Travel Committee
  • Once approved, OSA will send you instructions  detailing the steps for the students to follow in order to apply and obtain insurance
  • Coordinate with the OSA to have a Pre-Departure orientation (Recommended)

Contact for more information:

Office of Study Abroad
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street MMC, SASC 230 Miami, 33199
Phone: 305-348-1913 Fax: 305-348-1941 edabroad@fiu.edu

Service Experiences Abroad

This can be any international trip/experience that a faculty member or a college/department organizes to take students abroad on a non-credit project that generally will have a  service purpose through a local, international, or government organization. Working in coordination with the  FIU faculty member/administrator/trip leader, the Office of Study Abroad will provide students with  mandatory insurance coverage, which includes medical, political, and natural disaster evacuation; register the students with the US Department of State to help ensure their safety while abroad, and meet with the students to discuss all health and safety matters in the host country prior to departure.  See Coordinator Instructions for more information.

Students who are interested in participating in a Service Learning experience abroad will go though the following steps:

  • Work with the coordinator of the program in your college/ department who will guide you through the process.
  • Submit the online application and all supplemental materials to the OSA, including the insurance fee.
  • Meet with the OSA for a Pre-Departure Orientation (Pre arranged with your coordinator)

Checklist of Required Documents for SERVICE LEARNING ABROAD:

  • Completed Application Form (submitted online) (Link will be sent once you speak to the program coordinator)
  • Copy of your passport
  • Medical Form completed by a licensed US physician (You will find this form in your electronic application)
  • $30 per 2 weeks and $50 per month for medical insurance, including political evacuation and natural disaster evacuation coverage, which is mandatory for all FIU students going abroad.

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR COORDINATORS

Thank you for taking the initiative to organize an international  non-credit service experience for your students. In order to facilitate the support process that our office provides, please complete the following steps:

  • Complete the International Non-Credit Service Experience Form and submit as instructed.
  • Inform the participants of the trip that they will receive a detailed message form our office with links to apply and obtain insurance.
  • Coordinate with the OSA to have a Pre-Departure orientation

Contact for more information:

Office of Study Abroad
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street MMC, SASC 230 Miami, 33199
Phone: 305-348-1913 Fax: 305-348-1941 edabroad@fiu.edu

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