The Office of Education Abroad is here to support you on your journey to global citizenship. We provide numerous opportunities to study abroad and experience the world through over 60 faculty-led programs, our international student exchange program, and our third-party providers. Each year over 1,000 Panthers study, research, or intern abroad in dozens of countries throughout the world. Are you ready?

  • Experience the world
  • Discover other communities
  • Becoming a global citizen

FIU recognized with Simon Award for international education success 

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NAFSA, the world’s leading nonprofit association for international education, has awarded FIU the 2021 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization, recognizing its efforts in making international education part of the university experience. The award distinguishes overall excellence in integrating international education throughout all facets of university and college campuses.

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New- FIU Semester in Genoa Program

An opportunity offered by FIU Global and the Office of Education Abroad (OEA) for freshman and sophomore students.

Take your UCC courses as well as your major-related classes with local faculty in the fascinating Convento di S. Maria di Castello, a historic gem in the heart of the city that will transport you back into medieval times. Embrace this unique opportunity and progress to degree completion in beautiful Genoa and a location fit for global inspiration!


Available Programs

  • Food and Culture in Florence

    December 15–23, 2023

    Examine the food, wine, and traditions of Italy from a historical, cultural and culinary perspective through lectures, hands-on cooking labs, tastings and site visits in Florence.

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  • The Magic of the Christmas Markets

    December 14–22, 2023

    These markets reproduce a Christmas fairytale atmosphere and attract thousands of tourists every year. It is a feast not only of festive items, but also of artisan products, music, local food and the spicy vin brule’. Students will have the opportunity to discover a region in Italy that is not usually included in the “traditional” study abroad route and, at the same time, wander in the romantic road of Bavaria that lead to the enchanting Neuschwanstein Castle that has inspired numerous fairytales, appeared in several movies, and serves the inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty castle.

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  • Cultural Communications in Paris


    February 23–March 3, 2024

    Students will visit Paris, France and surrounding cities to explore the historical international business and communication nature of these cities as well as analyze the creative advertising and PR agencies of the cities.

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Join us in one of our unforgettable experiences!

FIU offers numerous program formats that encourage students to engage and gain hands-on experience across the globe. These programs represent the ideal progression from the universities global learning curriculum to expand on global competencies and promote the international mindset that leads students to professional success

  • 228We have approved over 200 faculty-led programs to 50+ countries led by over 50 professors in different concentrations since 2016.
  • 4.15KOver 4,000 students have studied abroad since 2016. Over 1,000 students study abroad annually.
  • 30+Third party providers that offer 5,000+ opportunities for our students.
  • 70+Exchange partners around the world. Since 2016 450+ students have participated in exchange programs.

Top 10 locations 2016-2019

  • Spain
  • Italy
  • France
  • Japan
  • United Kingdom
  • Portugal
  • China
  • Germany
  • Thailand
  • India