FSU Welcomes International Students & Scholars from Around the World

Update: Travel, Vaccine, Quarantine, and Visas during COVID-19

CGE’s International Student & Scholar Services office is open Monday–Friday (M–F)from 8 am–5 pm for document pick up and quick questions.
Students can submit SSN Forms, travel signature requests, CPT/OPT applications, etc. through NoleStart and do not need to go to the CGE.

CLICK HERE to schedule a Zoom-in Advising Appointment (from 2–4 pm, M–F)

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Center for Global Engagement

  • Student & Scholar Spotlights

    The Center for Global Engagement serves incredible international students, scholars, and domestic students who engage in our programs to expand their intercultural knowledge and develop into well-rounded global citizens.

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  • Wen-Chie Shie, Ph.D.

    Wen-Chi Shie, FSU alumna from Taiwan, recently joined the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy (COSSPP)’s Interdisciplinary Social Science (ISS) Program as a visiting assistant teaching professor after completing her Ph.D. in public administration in summer 2021.

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  • Sara V. Young

    Sara Young, current Global Citizenship Certificate (GCC) student and FSU senior pursuing a dual bachelor’s degree in psychology and East Asian studies, received a Global Citizenship Certificate Scholarship and will participate in a Global Exchange at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, during spring 2022. 

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  • Maryam Takalou

    Maryam Takalou – international student from Tehran, Iran, and FSU Fine Art Scholarship winner – acknowledges how her experience at FSU helped her define her path to becoming a fine arts professor. 

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  • Cassidy Willever

    Cassidy Willever, Global Citizenship Certificate (GCC) and FSU alumna pursuing a master’s in demography, claims her active involvement in the GCC program prepared her to pursue graduate school here at Florida State University. 

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  • Amit Kumar Nath

    Amit Kumar Nath, international student from Bangladesh pursuing a Ph.D. in computer science, is conducting research to inform the design of next-generation photo organization and retrieval tools that will improve user experiences. 

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  • Arria Hauldin

    Arria Hauldin – Global Citizenship Certificate and FSU alumna with a bachelor’s in anthropology – currently serves as an AmeriCorps VISTA member in the state of New Hampshire with a focus on COVID-19 recovery in the local community. 

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  • Dillon Buckley

    Dillon Buckley – Global Citizenship Certificate and FSU alumnus with a B.S. in anthropology – was recently accepted into the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) program at the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine in Dothan, AL. 

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  • Shehrzad Rasul

    Shehrzad Rasul, international student from Pakistan majoring in psychology and minoring in biology, has maintained a 4.0 GPA while serving in numerous leadership and academic positions in pursuit of her dream of becoming a neuropsychologist. 

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  • Gaurav Harshe

    Gaurav Harshe, an international student from India pursuing a master’s in higher education, won the 2021 FAIE–Study Florida Scholarship for his extensive involvement on and off campus and his commitment to promoting intercultural education and exchange. 

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  • Willa van Dijk

    Dr. Willa van Dijk, a distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow from The Netherlands, contributes to FSU’s research on preventing reading failure in children with special needs and students who have difficulties reading through her work with the Department of Psychology. 

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  • Gizem Solmaz

    Gizem Solmaz, FSU alumna and international student from Turkey pursuing a Ph. D. in mathematics education, is a leader for civic engagement and education equality – at FSU and globally – with an impressive record of academic achievements, volunteer service, and fundraising. 

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  • Min Wang

    Min Wang, an international student from China pursuing her Ph. D. in international and multicultural education, has earned multiple awards and recognitions for her academic excellence and commitment to improving educational outcomes locally and globally. 

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  • Lexi Boynes

    Lexi Boynes, international student from Trinidad graduating with her bachelor’s degree in public relations this spring, is an exceptional student leader at FSU involved with many prestigious academic and co-curricular activities. 

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  • Manuella Ribas Andrade

    Manuella Ribas Andrade, international student from Brazil, is graduating this semester with her master’s degree in exercise physiology. Andrade was a Division I Student Athlete on the FSU Women’s Swim team.

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  • Marienis Pelayo

    Marienis Pelayo, graduating senior from Venezuela pursuing her bachelor’s degree in marketing with a minor in commercial entrepreneurship, has grown significantly during her time at FSU. “I decided to attend FSU because it is one of the best public universities in the country..." Pelayo said.

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  • Natalia Hernández

    Natalia Hernández, Global Citizenship Certificate (GCC) alumna, is graduating this May with a master’s degree in media and communication studies. Hernández was introduced to the GCC program as an undergraduate when she lived in a Living Learning Community (LLC) her freshman year. 

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  • Lili Hurioglu

    Dr. Lili Hurioglu, a Postdoctoral Fellow at FSU's Learning Systems Institute (LSI), moved to FSU from Turkey to pursue her dream of practicing world-class research in an international setting. Hurioglu’s current work is based on Cognitively Guided Instruction; she evaluates students’ math achievements and teachers’ outcomes.

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  • Damian Rodriguez-Ledesma

    Damian Rodriguez-Ledesma, FSU junior studying public health and current Global Citizenship Certificate (GCC) student, found that his experience in the program’s foundational course, Global Perspectives, has deeply enriched his experience volunteering with Paper Airplanes.

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  • Maggie Ng

    Maggie Ng, Marketing and Management Information Sciences double major, completed her Global Exchange at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England in spring 2020.

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  • María Laura Herrera

    María Laura Herrera, FSU alumna and current master’s student studying international affairs at FSU’s Republic of Panama campus, works as a Climate Change Negotiator and Analyst for Panama's Ministry of Environment.

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  • Lorenzo Ruffoni

    Lorenzo is a distinguished international scholar from Italy who has been conducting research and teaching at FSU in the Department of Mathematics since August 2018. He will begin working at Tufts University as a Norbert Wiener Assistant Professor of Mathematics in fall 2021.

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  • Mason Ashford

    Mason Ashford, Global Citizenship Certificate (GCC) student studying Marine Biology at Florida State University, fulfilled the GCC’s sustained experience requirement by going on a Global Exchange to the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand during spring 2020.

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  • Estefania Touza

    Estefania Touza, international student from Venezuela pursuing her bachelor’s degree in interior design, secured three prestigious internships by leveraging opportunities available through FSU.

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  • Moletedi O. Ntseme

    Moletedi Ntseme, FSU graduate student from Botswana pursuing his Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Management, has developed skills through his program that he will employ in the future to diversify the economy in Botswana and help local artists achieve economic security.

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