Each Study USA program fulfills 3 of your Honors credit requirement.
Registration works on a first come, first served basis!
How do we secure our spot and keep it?
It works on a first-come, first-served basis!
Prior to registering:
- Educate yourself about the different Study USA programs at the CRS and Orlando webpages
- Check the Study USA Honors Hour recording HERE!
- Make sure you will be able to make your payments and submit your documentation on time. Remember that keeping your spot is contingent on that and payments are non-refundable! This is a big commitment!
- Be aware of your destination states’ COVID laws and guidelines and be ready to comply with them
- Read the contract carefully (we strongly recommend reading the contract with your parents or with another person or guardian,) and make sure you will be able to comply with its stipulations.
- Students must have an 3.2 or higher GPA to be eligible to participate
- Schedule your appointment to register by emailing Luli at firstname.lastname@example.org, including:
- PID Number
- Honors student / non-Honors student
- Availability (Tuesdays and Thursdays are preferred!)
- Put your program of choice on the subject field
- Before registering on a Study USA program, non-Honors students are required to send their major’s advisor consent to participate to email@example.com
- Once you get your appointment to register:
- Complete the contract.
- Read it carefully (we strongly recommend reading the contract with your parents or with another person or guardian,) print it out, initialize it, fill out the bottom part, and sign it by hand
- Make a copy
- Complete the contract.
- The Study USA online application should only be completed once you have a confirmed or waitlisted appointment to register:
Completing the applications and required documentation DOES NOT make you eligible or guarantee you a spot on the program. However, without them, you won’t be able to secure your spot at the time of the appointment.
- Get a $250 non-refundable cashier’s check or money order (only forms of payment accepted.) Leave it blank. You can get one at your bank, United States Postal Service office, Publix, CVS, Wells Fargo on campus (only if you have an account there,) etc.
On registration day, ONLY students who signed up online for an appointment will be seen.
On the day of your registration appointment:
- Be at DM 233 on time!
- Bring the blank $250.00 money order or cashier’s check (ONLY forms of payment accepted.) This is the Honors College administrative fee. This payment will secure you a spot on your program of choice. It is non-refundable and constitutes a serious commitment to the program
- Bring the signed contract printed out (original)
- Bring a copy of the signed contract printed out
- For CRS only: Bring the 250-word paragraph on your reasons to participate in this program
- Have submitted the online application. (Applications will be checked before your registration appointed date)
- Questions, if any
- Only students that have an appointment and have done steps 1-14 properly will be registered (as long as there is availability)
- Students who miss their appointment, are late, or fail to have everything in order, will have to reschedule their appointment at a later date and time. If the program is in high demand, you risk losing your spot altogether, so it is imperative that you complete all these tasks, bring all required documentation and funds, and show up on time
After you’ve been registered:
- Keep your good standing with the program by complying with the Honors Study USA Rules and Deadlines (Rules will be up on the website soon)
- Upload your documentation (completed forms and waivers) by March 15, 2022
- Get your holds cleared by March 15, 2022. Keep them cleared until you’ve been enrolled in the class
- We will enroll you, as long as you have complied with all the requirements, payments, and cleared all holds. You do not enroll yourselves. The class will show on your schedules
- Comply with the payment deadline on April 1, 2022!
- Be readily available if contacted by the Honors College by phone or email!
- Below is the Schedule of Payments to be followed once you secured your spot with your initial $250 fee
- Note that ALL payments are non-refundable
- Make your payments at the SASC building cashiers from Mon-Fri, IN PERSON and ON TIME, (ONLY cash, personal checks, OneCard, cashier’s checks, and money order are accepted)
- $100.00 late fees and account holds* will be applied when payments are made after the first deadline (April 1, 2022)
- *Students cannot be enrolled in their class if they have a hold*
- There is a grace period of one week to pay after the respective deadlines (by April 8,) but the late fee will be applied
Students that fail to make their payments by the extended deadlines will forfeit their paid fees, and their spot will go to another student. Posted charges will not be removed.
- $100.00 late fees and account holds* will be applied when payments are made after the first deadline (April 1, 2022)
- Remember you are responsible to ensure with Student Financials that the payment made towards your Study USA program was indeed allocated to that program
- If you’re paying your program through a scholarship, it is your responsibility to have the payment made on time and in its entirety. Therefore, it is your responsibility to contact Financial Aid to ensure they will be complying. If any delays are foreseen, it is your responsibility to notify Luli Szeinblum of the situation before the deadline. If the scholarship will not cover the full amount due, it is your responsibility to pay the remaining balance
- Tuition fees will be charged to your accounts, separately. The program cost does not include them
- Remember once you have been registered, you cannot withdraw, payments are non-refundable, and swapping programs is not allowed
- Once charges are posted to your account (approximately 3 weeks before the deadline,) they cannot be removed even if you withdraw from the program or were dropped for lack of payment
- Once you scheduled your appointment to register, complete the online application at:
- Complete the 2022 Study USA Contract
Print it out and bring it with a copy to your Study USA Registration appointment.
- Once registered, complete and sign by hand by March 15, 2022:
- Checklist for your convenience
Feb 10, 2022 | 3:30-4:45pm | Zoom: hon.fiu.edu/studyusahh
Study USA Honors Hour
Feb 11, 2022 | 10:00am SHARP:
Online registration appointment scheduler opens at:
Civil Rights South (CRS): https://honors.fiu.edu/studyusa/crs-appointment/
Orlando, FL: https://honors.fiu.edu/studyusa/orlando-appointment/
Feb 18, 2022 | 10:00am SHARP:
Online appointment scheduler closes
Feb 22, 2022:
CRS and Orlando Registration opens by appointment ONLY
Feb 23, 2022 | 10:00am SHARP:
Requests for registration appointments for remaining spots start being received by email (until programs are full.) Emails will be answered in the order they were received. Requests for registration appointments emails received before this date and time will not be considered
March 1 to 10, 2022 (approximately):
Program fee charged to accounts. Payments can be made at the SASC cashiers, as soon as posted and until deadline. The Student Financial cashier’s counter accepts cash, money orders, personal checks drawn on a U.S. financial institution in U.S. currency, cashier’s checks, traveler’s checks, and the FIU One Cards.
March 15, 2022:
- Deadline to complete and sign by hand:
- Deadline to clear holds. Must maintain a clear account until enrolled in the Study USA IDH 3034 course
Apr 1, 2022:
- Payment deadline. Payments should be made at the SASC cashiers, as soon as posted and until the deadline. The Student Financial cashier’s counter accepts cash, money orders, personal checks drawn on a U.S. financial institution in U.S. currency, cashier’s checks, traveler’s checks, and the FIU One Cards.
- ONLY for students that registered on/after March 10:
Deadline to complete, sign by hand, and upload the following documentation (CRS HERE; Orlando HERE):
Apr 2, 2022:
A $100 late fee for lack of payment is applied
Apr 8, 2022:
Payment extended deadline with $100 late fee. After this date, failure to comply, will preclude from program participation. The spot will reopen for registration.
May 9, 2022:
Summer C semester starts (Study USA IDH 3034 classes begin)
By registering to Study USA, students commit to make their payments on time, to comply with the requirements on time, and to remain with the program. Refunds are not awarded, and switching programs is not allowed.
Note: - IDH 3034 is the class on campus and includes the trip
-Deadline dates that fall on weekends and/or holidays are NOT moved to the next business date.
Before securing their spot, students must (1) apply online at https://honors.fiu.edu/studyusa/applications/, and (2) complete, initialize, and sign this contract. Their documentation will be subject to approval before and during registration.
Students must submit the required Special Needs questionnaire, and Pre-Departure Forms and Waivers at https://honors.fiu.edu/studyusa/waivers/ by MARCH 15, 2022, 11:59PM. Students who fail to comply by the deadline will not be allowed to participate in IDH 3034, and/or travel with the program. Refunds will NOT be awarded. Students will still be responsible for the remainder of the balance.
Students must clear any existing holds by MARCH 15, 2022, 11:59PM and are responsible for ensuring that they have no new ones before being enrolled in the program* (IDH 3034.) Students who fail to comply by the deadline will not be allowed to participate in IDH 3034 or travel with the program. Refunds will NOT be awarded. Students will still be responsible for the remainder of the balance.
*Students with holds on their account cannot be enrolled for classes.
ONLY FOR STUDENTS WHO SECURE THEIR SPOT ON OR AFTER MARCH 10, 2022:
The deadline to upload the required documentation and clear any existing holds will be extended until APRIL 1, 2022, 11:59pm. Students who fail to comply by then will not be allowed to participate in IDH 3034 or travel with the program. Refunds will NOT be awarded. Posted charges will not be removed.
The faculty leader and/or support staff do not administer medical care or provide medication.
In order to participate in an Honors Study USA program, students must maintain their active status as an Honors student. Students inactivated from the college will consequently be deactivated from their Study USA program and will not be allowed to participate in Study USA/IDH 3034. In which case, refunds will NOT be awarded, and posted charges will not be removed.
A passing “C” grade or higher in all Honors courses is required to be enrolled in Study USA/IDH 3034, or travel with the program. Students receiving a grade lower than C will not be allowed to participate in Study USA/IDH 3034. In which case, refunds will NOT be awarded, and posted charges will not be removed.
Students who have been sanctioned under the FIU Student Conduct and Honor Code (https://dasa.fiu.edu/all-departments/student-conduct-and-academic-integrity/), 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 be eligible to participate in Study USA/IDH 3034 or travel with the program. Refunds will NOT be awarded. Students will still be responsible for the remainder of the balance.
Students found responsible for an Academic Misconduct Violation will be dismissed from the Honors College upon notification of findings and will not be allowed to participate in Study USA/IDH 3034, or travel with the program. Refunds will NOT be awarded. Students will still be responsible for the remainder of the balance.
Students on the Study USA program 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 violates the FIU Student Conduct and Honor Code.)
Once students apply online, they must secure their spot with the Honors College with a blank, non-refundable $250 cashier’s check or money order (ONLY) and the required documentation.
The Study USA payment is non-refundable and must be made no later than April 1, 2022. The charges will be posted to students’ accounts approximately 3 to 4 weeks before the payment deadline. Once the charges are posted, they cannot be removed.
After the payment deadline there is a one-week grace period, an extended deadline, when the payment is still accepted. However, the late fee will still be applied, and students could get a hold on their account. If students fail to complete their payment within exactly that one-week grace period, and had not notified the Honors College in advance, they will be withdrawn from the program and will not be allowed to participate in Study USA IDH 3034 or travel with the program. Refunds will NOT be awarded. Students will still be responsible for the remainder of the balance and late fees.
*Students with holds on their accounts cannot be enrolled for classes.
Students are responsible to ensure with Student Financials that any payment made towards their Study USA program is indeed allocated to that program.
Students who pay their program through a scholarship are still responsible for having the payment made on time and in its entirety. Therefore, it is the student’s responsibility to contact Financial Aid to ensure compliance. If any delays are foreseen, it is the student’s responsibility to notify the Honors College of the situation. If the scholarship will not cover the full amount due, it is the student’s responsibility to pay the remaining balance. Students who fail to comply will not be allowed to participate in or travel with the program. Refunds will NOT be awarded. Posted charges will not be removed.
Switching, Withdrawals, and Cancellations:
Once students are registered, they are not allowed to switch programs. Students who still want to change programs will have to withdraw from the initial one, first, with no refunds. Then secure their spot in the new program, pay the $250 deposit again, and complete the new program’s payment. Permission to apply for the second program is at the full discretion of the Honors College.
Withdrawal from a program will only be permitted for medical reasons. In order to request a medical withdrawal, students must provide appropriate medical documentation from a physician licensed in the United States. Otherwise, they will remain responsible for all charges.
Students who are dropped from a program for lack of payment, documentation, or due to FIU Student Conduct and Honor Code sanctions will still be responsible for the charges. That balance will still be due.
FIU and/or the Honors College reserve the right to cancel Study USA programs. Consideration to purchase Trip Cancellation insurance coverage is recommended.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 EXISTS IN ANY PUBLIC PLACE WHERE PEOPLE ARE PRESENT. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), travel increases the risk of exposure to COVID-19. The CDC continues to discourage domestic travel. Travel increases your chances of contracting and getting sick from COVID-19. If you decide to travel, make sure you are aware of and adhere to restrictions for your destination and place of return. Check the state and territorial health department websites for the latest information. If you develop symptoms during or after travel, notify your primary care provider immediately.
All Study USA programs are contingent upon the COVID situation and FIU's decision. FIU continues to carefully monitor the public health situation for travel. Please keep in mind that there is a possibility that the program will not be allowed to travel in the summer even once you’ve started taking the class. In that case, you will finish the course without the travel portion.
CDC Recommendations: Honors Study USA participants must understand that they may be traveling to or through areas that have risks. Information about health precautions can be found at the Centers for Disease Control Department at http://www.cdc.gov/. If circumstances change, and a health advisory is issued for any area to which a program is traveling, FIU may, in its sole discretion, terminate the program and require students’ immediate return to FIU. Students must agree to fully cooperate, including being responsible for any resulting costs, with FIU if this occurs.
FIU’s scope in program changes: By embarking on an Honors Study USA program, students understand that accrued expenses from voluntary or involuntary withdrawal from the program will be the sole responsibility of the student.
By signing up to participate in a Study USA program, students are assuming all the above-mentioned responsibilities and are committing to comply with them without further notices.
Yes! The Study USA Honors Hour will take place right before registration opens, for all 3 programs. Everything will be explained there, so make sure to attend!
Thursday, February 10 | 3:30-4:45pm, | Zoom: hon.fiu.edu/studyusahh
Registration works by appointment only and on a first come, first served basis. It opens on February 22nd in person. Schedule your appointment online between February 11 at 10:00am sharp to February 18 at 10:00am sharp.
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No. As long as you are eligible (see question #2) and are sure you can comply with the 2022 Study USA payments, guidelines and policies, you can register.
We want students to have the freedom to purchase their flights on their own terms. Some students might want to use accrued miles, arrive earlier, stay longer, or extend their trip to other cities. This is the only way to allow that.
All programs are interdisciplinary and work for all majors. You can make your study USA experience as much, or as little, about your major as you want it to be. You can gear your project towards your major’s topic or take a break from it and do the opposite.
Your Study USA program will satisfy 3 Honors credits.
It is up to you and how soon you want to satisfy your Honors credits. Check with your Honors advisor to decide the best path for you.
Yes, they do! But always check with faculty and let them know where you are going to be and how to contact you.
Make sure you will be able to comply with your destination state COVID laws and guidelines
Check with your online advisor. If they allow you to take the Summer C class on campus (IDH 3034,) we will be happy to take you! Ask them to email their consent to Luli Szeinblum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No. Registering for Study USA is a big commitment and should not be taken lightly. Once you register you are committed to go. There are no refunds and switching programs is not allowed.
Yes. But if you are paying through a scholarship, it is still your responsibility to have the payment made on time and in its entirety. It would be your responsibility to contact Financial Aid to ensure they will be complying by the deadline. If any delays are foreseen, you must notify the Honors College of the situation in advance. And if the scholarship will not cover the full amount due, it is your responsibility to pay the remaining balance.
Students with Federal Aid and Bright Futures can reach out to OneStop for more information about their aid.
There are no scholarships specifically geared towards Study USA. However, regular scholarships might cover it. For information about Scholarships, go to https://scholarships.fiu.edu/. If you have any questions, contact the Office of Scholarships at email@example.com or at (305) 348-0349. If you want to go in person, they are located at PC 158.