Incoming Exchange Students

International students accepted into one of 45+ exchange programs will be provided support in the following ways.


General Advising

Leigh Ann will be your main contact for your exchange program, including the application process, pre-arrival questions, and support upon arrival to FSU

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LEIGH ANN BAUER

Program Director, Exchanges & Intercultural Programs

L.Bauer@fsu.edu
Phone: 850-645-1220


Academic Advising

Jocelyn Vaughn will contact you regarding the application process as well as class selection. Exchange students cannot register themselves and all requested courses must be approved by the appropriate College/Department at FSU.

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Jocelyn Vaughn, Ph.D.

Program Director, FSU Intl Initiatives

jmvaughn@fsu.edu
Phone: 850-645-9413


Immigration Advising

Michelle is your contact throughout your stay at FSU for questions about your J-1 visa status. Michelle is also the contact for the Global Nole Mentor/Buddy program.

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Michelle Lawson

Student Support & Activity Coordinator, Special Programs
 

mclawson@fsu.edu
Phone: 850-645-9414


Global Noles

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From left: Sina Reetz and Catherine Cuva

The CGE offers the Global Nole mentor program to assist incoming exchange students with their pre-arrival questions and adjustment to life once at FSU. Exchange students are paired with volunteer FSU undergraduate students. The Global Nole mentors communicate with the new students before they arrive in Tallahassee and participate in social events to ensure they become involved in campus life as quickly as possible.

“[This] is my first experience with America and studying abroad, so I was very excited to come here. My mentor Catherine contacted me a few weeks before my arrival in Tallahassee, which made me less nervous and more confident to make my way around. The mentor program is an awesome and helpful opportunity to settle in and to meet new people. FSU is unbelievably impressive … and I'm very happy that I chose this university.” – Sina Reetz, an exchange student from Oldenburg University, Germany.

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