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The Provost’s Latin America/Caribbean Merit Scholarship provided six new international students from St. Maarten, Dominican Republic, British Virgin Islands, Belize, and Ecuador with scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Through this scholarship, the students receive a scholarship of $500 per semester and classification as a Florida resident for tuition purposes.

This year, scholarship recipients are studying subjects from criminology, biological sciences, and economics to hospitality and sport management. 

Please join us for an Engage Your World event on October 12 in The Globe Auditorium from 4-6 p.m. Attendees will hear from eight speakers who have had close interactions with interactions with the refugee populations in Germany and across the globe. After a brief introduction from each, the speakers will take questions from the audience and discuss best practices. Speakers include:

The Global Citizenship Certificate Scholarship offers exceptional undergraduate students with financial need the ability to participate in a Global Exchange program at one of 40+ international universities (for 1 semester) or a Beyond Borders short-term intercultural exchange program to Jam

FSU’s Global Exchanges provide students with a unique and affordable opportunity to study at one of 40+ international partner universities in 20 countries all while paying FSU tuition, earning FSU credits, and using financial aid.

Update: the deadline to apply for Beyond Borders Jamaica has been extended to October 2.

The Beyond Borders program offers students the opportunity to gain intercultural communication skills and increase cultural awareness through participation in a cultural exchange to either Jamaica during Spring Break 2018 or Dresden, Germany, for three weeks following the spring semester.


The Global Café scheduled for Friday, September 29, 2017, has been canceled.

We welcome you to join our next Global Café: Puerto Rico on Friday, October 6, hosted by the Puerto Rican Student Association. This event will support Puerto Rico’s hurricane relief.

FSU’s Center for Global Engagement will co-host four Global Cafés in fall on select Fridays from 11:30 a.m. until food runs out in The Globe Dining Room.

Florida State University’s Center for Global Engagement welcomed more than 440 new international students from 40 countries to campus this fall.

FSU’s incoming international students include 169 undergraduate students and 272 graduate students, making FSU’s total population of international students over 2,400 from more than 120 different countries and areas.

The Center for Global Engagement’s 2017 Global Citizen Award recipients – Elisa Gomez and Anwer Al-Kaimakchi – were announced at FSU’s Leadership Awards Night, which celebrates students’ exemplary contributions to the FSU community.

International students who participated in the Global Ambassadors Program (GAP) this semester were recognized for their service to the Tallahassee community in a reception at the Center for Global Engagement.

GAP gives international students, faculty, and scholars the opportunity to be cultural ambassadors of their countries by engaging in speaking opportunities throughout Tallahassee at community organizations, K-12 schools, and FSU classes.

Holly Rae, 2014 Special Programs student from Canada, returned to FSU this semester to complete an internship with the CGE’s Special Programs department as part of her bachelor’s degree from the Limerick Institute of Technology in Ireland.

Through FSU’s Special Programs, students from international partners study hospitality management or intercultural communication, and they develop intercultural competencies through work-integrated learning at Walt Disney World® Resort.