Study Abroad

 

2018 Registration is Now Open!

Mondays-Fridays from 9:00AM to 4:30PM

VERY IMPORTANT : New set of policies for Honors Study Abroad Programs!  PLEASE check them at the bottom of the page.

Each study abroad program fulfills one year (6 credits) of Honors credit requirements. Note that all programs are Spring/Summer, except for Costa Rica: Fall/Fall mini-term (winter break.)

For information on each program, click on the hyperlinks below.

Registration works on a first come, first served basis!

Please follow these instructions:

  1. Bring your current Degree Audit printed out and $250.00 money order or cashier’s check made out to FIU to DM 233. These are the Honors College administrative fees. This payment will secure you a spot in your program of choice. It is non-refundable, and constitutes a serious commitment to the program. Registration will remain opened from Monday through Friday (8:30am-4:30pm) until the programs are full.
  2. You will get a receipt, instructions on how to apply online, and the Class Registration Form. You will also have to sign a form
  3. Apply online
  4. Upload the Class Registration Form to abroad.fiu.edu
  5. Upload your medical form ASAP, and not earlier than one year before the end of the trip.

Students will be charged a non-refundable $175 OSA administration fee with their first payment. (Costa Rica participants will pay this $175 fee with their second payment.)
SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS:

 
1st Payment*
 
2nd Payment*
  
3rd Payment (*)(***)
  
Program
Deadline
Amount
Deadline
Amount
Deadline
Amount
Total
Costa Rica
Mon, May 1, 2017****
$800
Tue, Aug 1, 2017
$500
Sun, Oct. 1, 2017*
$500
$1,800
France
Sun, Oct 1, 2017
$1,000
Fri, Dec 1, 2017
$1,000
Thu, Feb 1, 2018***
$1,000
$3,000
Italy
Sun, Oct 1, 2017
$1,000
Fri, Dec 1, 2017
$1,000
Thu, Feb 1, 2018***
$1,000
$3,000
Spain
Sun, Oct 1, 2017
$900
Fri, Dec 1, 2017
$900
Thu, Feb 1, 2018***
$700
$2,500
Cambodia-Vietnam
Sun, Oct 1, 2017
$900
Fri, Dec 1, 2017
$800
Thu, Feb 1, 2018***
$700
$2,400
Japan
Sun, Oct 1, 2017
$1000
Fri, Dec 1, 2017
$1,000
Thu, Feb 1, 2018***
$900
$2,900
South Africa
Sun, Oct 1, 2017
$1,500
Fri, Dec 1, 2017
$1,400
Thu, Feb 1, 2018***
$1,000
$3,900

* Non-refundable
**Failure to make your deadline payments will forfeit your paid administrative fees, and your spot will go to another student
***Non-refundable if canceled after February 14, 2018
****This date applies to students that have already registered. Students that register between today, April 20, and May 19 will have their first payment deferred to June 1st. Students that register from May 16 to July 17, will have to pay in 2 installments (Aug 1: $1,300; Oct 1: $500.) Students that register after July 17, will have their payment due on October 1, IN FULL

After you’ve secured your spot at DM 233, make your three payments at Student Financials (SASC Building 1st Floor,) the same way you pay for your regular classes. In order to make sure the payment goes towards the program, we strongly recommend you go in person! Charges will be posted 15 days prior to the deadline or earlier.

NOTE: LATE FEES APPLY.

              Program    
       Fall Course
Trip Dates
Cost
Comments
         Costa Rica
Yes
Dec 10, 2017 - Jan 3, 2018
$1,800
Airfare not included
Program
Spring Course
Trip Dates
Cost
Comments
France
Yes
June 30 – July 31, 2018
$3,000
Airfare not included
Italy
Yes
May 7 – June 5, 2018
$3,000
Airfare not included
Spain
Yes
June 6 – June 29, 2018
$2,500
Airfare not included
Vietnam/Cambodia
Yes
May 8 – June 10, 2018
$2,400
Airfare not included
Japan
Yes
May 21 – June 18, 2018
$2,900
Airfare not included
South Africa
Yes
May 11 - June 1, 2018
$3,900
Airfare not included

Make an educated decision! 

Check the Costa Rica & Vietnam/Cambodia Honors Hour HERE!

Check the Japan & South Africa Honors Hour HERE!

Check the France, Italy, and Spain Honors Hour HERE!

For information about Study Abroad Scholarships, please contact the Office of Study Abroad (SASC 230) at 305.348.1913 or at edabroad@fiu.edu.

If you have any questions, please contact Luli Szeinblum at 305.348.1620 or luli.szeinblum@fiu.edu.

Visit each program’s webpage for more information.

NEW STUDY ABROAD POLICIES:

Note: IDH 4007 is the pre-trip class on campus, and IDH 4008 is the actual class abroad.

Payments:

  • Students that do not comply with the payment due dates stated on my.fiu.edu, Financials section, will be charged by the university a late fee of $100.00.
  • Students that fail to complete payments within 2 weeks after the deadline will not be allowed to
    participate in IDH 4008. Refunds will NOT be awarded.

Documentation:

  • ALL Office of Study Abroad (OSA) required documentation must be uploaded to abroad.fiu.edu by December 15, 2017, 11:59pm, for summer 2018 programs and August 1, 2017, 11:59pm, for winter break session 2017 programs (Honors Costa Rica). Students who do not comply with the deadline will not be allowed to participate in IDH 4008. Refunds will NOT be awarded.
  • The documentation required by OSA is at abroad.fiu.edu. It includes: Medical Form, Course Registration Form, copy of valid passport, and four questionnaires: 1) personal information form, 2) emergency contact form, 3) special needs form, and 4) financial information form.
  • The Medical Form is valid for only one year as of the date it is signed by a physician licensed in the United States and cannot expire before the end of the trip.
  • Passport must remain valid for at least 6 months after the last day of the trip.
  • Students that do not have a valid passport by the deadline mentioned above must instead submit proof that the passport application/renewal process has been initiated, and must replace it with a copy of their actual passport no later than the end of IDH 4007. If they fail to comply by the deadline, they will not be allowed to participate in IDH 4008. Refunds will NOT be awarded.
ONLY FOR STUDENTS THAT SECURE THEIR SPOT AFTER DECEMBER 5, 2017 (AND JULY 20, 2017 FOR COSTA RICA):

The deadline to upload the required documentation will be extended until March 19, 2018, and October 30, 2017 respectively (final DROP date). Students that fail to comply by the deadline will not be allowed to participate in IDH 4008. Refunds will NOT be awarded.

  • Students must clear any existing holds by April 30, 2018 (and December 1, 2017, for Costa Rica.) Students that fail to comply by the deadline will not be allowed to participate in IDH 4008. Refunds will NOT be awarded.

Physicality:

  • Study Abroad programs can be physically demanding. Students must be physically able to participate in the programs.

Academics:

  • Students have to be in good Honors academic standing (see http://honors.fiu.edu/students/policies/) in order to secure a spot in an Honors study abroad program. Refunds will NOT be awarded.
  • A minimum grade of C in IDH 4007 is required to be enrolled in IDH 4008. Refunds will NOT be
    awarded.

Behavior:

  • Students who have been sanctioned under the FIU Student Code of Conduct (https://studentaffairs.fiu.edu/get-support/student-conduct-and-conflict-resolution/student-code-of-conduct%20/_assets/Student-Code-of-Conduct.pdf), which results in loss of privileges and/or other sanctions that result in the student not being considered to be in good standing with the University (e.g., conduct probation,) are not eligible to participate in IDH 4008. Refunds will NOT be awarded.
  • Students studying abroad are expected to represent the Honors College and FIU honorably and maturely. The faculty director and/or staff are authorized to end the trip early for students whose behavior becomes disruptive (and/or whose behavior violates the Student Code of Conduct), and the student risks dismissal from the Honors College in accordance with the posted dismissal policy for misconduct.
  • By signing up to participate in a study abroad program, students are assuming all the above-mentioned responsibilities and are committing to comply with them without further notices.