About Noles Abroad

Girl wearing an IP t-shirt looking over the river in Florence.

Florida State University International Programs has been the leading force for international education at FSU for over 60 years. In that time, we’ve helped over 40,000 undergraduate and graduate students study abroad in more than 15 countries around globe on over 45 different programs. Our students have traveled around the world studying a wide range of academic classes. Our alumni have gone on to great success in every field imaginable — many even taking the leap of faith into building their own businesses and companies.

Our people are wired differently: they’re risk-takers, adventurers, independent, loyal, and hard working. We pride ourselves on being champions of both work and play. We’re not afraid to step out of our comfort zone and redefine what college education looks like, and we’re better people because of it. Housed on the fifth floor of FSU’s Doak Campbell Stadium, we’re a small but mighty team of doers and dreamers who work hard so that thousands of students, faculty, and staff can have the opportunity to experience the magic of international education.

But of course, we can’t do it alone. Our network of faculty and staff all over the world — starting at our home base in Tallahassee, Florida — keeps us standing proudly as one of FSU’s most impactful departments. Noles Abroad is a blog aimed at celebrating the people, places, and moments that have contributed to the growth of our department on FSU’s main campus and beyond. 

We want this blog to be a place to share important information about the resources available for students looking to go abroad with FSU IP. The Noles Abroad name encompasses both a blog and a podcast, aimed at providing tips on how to have a successful study abroad experience as well as stories and interviews from past and present study abroad students, staff, and faculty. Through the podcast and blog, we also explore topics related to the benefits of study abroad, from how it can increase employability to how it can help mental health. 

Please join us in our efforts to make study abroad the new norm in higher education. Because we want to make international education accessible to students of every identity, background and lifestyle. We want to have conversations about how studying abroad is helping young people become more confident, passionate and connected. We want you to go abroad so you can share what you learn with the Florida State community and beyond.