Incoming Exchange Students

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

Academic Advising

Leigh Ann 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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Program Director, Exchanges & Intercultural Programs
Phone: 850-645-1220

Immigration Advising

You will be in contact with Betty once you are formally admitted to the university (a process separate from your acceptance at your home university), and she will be your contact throughout your stay for questions and concerns related to your J-1 immigration status.

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International Student Advisor

Advisor to J-1 Non-Degree Enrolled Exchange Students
Phone: 850-645-6879

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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