Study Abroad:Education Around the World Infosession: October 2012
Two Main Types of Study Abroad • Semester exchange programs • Faculty-led short term experiences Education Department current focus: Denmark Ireland
Current possibilities for studentsinterested in education:• Spring or fall semester in Denmark (independent travel and study)• Two-week trip to Denmark in Jan ’13• Two-week trip to Ireland in Jan ’14 (small groups with faculty leaders)
Study Abroad requirements• 24 earned credit hours• GPA 2.5• Recommendation by a professor• Completed application including personal statement on goals for study abroad• Must have a valid passport
How It Works• Semester experience (UG): • Create an academic study plan (many courses transfer back as electives*) • For exchange partner schools, you pay tuition to FSU and it covers your tuition abroad • You pay room & board and travel costs* For Denmark exchange, transfer credit availablefor EDUC 201 & an Identity and Difference course
• Short-term faculty-led experience: • You register for a specific FSU class taught during intersession or summer • Undergraduate and graduate options • Pay cost of tuition, food & lodging, airfare and all other travel costs • Some scholarships are available to help pay a portion of the expenses • FSU class requirements to be met
Estimated costs for DenmarkJanuary 2013• Study Abroad fee $150• ISIC (insurance card) $25• Airfare $1250• Lodging--two weeks $850• Meals--two weeks $750• Local transportation/sight-seeing $250• Tuition (UG) $700 or (GR) $1000TOTAL COST BEFORE TUITION: $3275 (est.)
Financial Aid/Scholarships• For the semester experience, it may be possible to use your financial aid• For all study abroad experiences, the CIE has limited scholarships (Deadlines for applications are October 15th/March 15th)• For Denmark January ’13 trip, the Dept. of Educational Professions also has partial scholarships available by application.
Next Steps?• Decide on a program and term• Make sure you have a valid passport• Apply for Study Abroad• Apply for scholarships• If approved, set up study plan (semester) or register for intersession class EDUC 490/590• Pay fees according to schedule• If faculty-led trip, meet with professor• Travel and have an experience of a lifetime!