It’s the real estate agents’ motto and one of a potential study abroad students’ main deciding factors: location, location, location. Our programs run in over 15 countries worldwide, including Spain, Italy, Panama and England, where our primary study centers are located. Study centers differ from other locations because they are fully-staffed, year-round facilities that provide students with the opportunity to study abroad during the spring, summer and fall semesters. Other locations, such as Australia and Costa Rica, function solely during the summer semester.
All of our study centers are equipped with computer labs, libraries, classrooms, and administrative offices. Shared accommodations in each of these locations are fully-equipped and boast modern amenities. Check out the study centers for yourself!
Ah, Florence! Florida State University arrived in Florence in 1966, the year of the Great Flood. Since the students were living in Florence when the Arno River poured into the city, many of them actually had a hand in saving important works of art damaged by the flood. The heroic efforts of our students during the flood were recognized by the commune who officially praised the FSU Florence Program for their volunteer efforts at the time. This initial union between Florida State and the City of Florence created a special relationship that has grown stronger over the years.
Today, the FSU Florence study center sits in the gorgeous fifteenth-century Alessandri Palace. Inside, classrooms, offices, a computer lab and an expansive library welcome students into their new casa. Historical monuments such as the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery are only a short walk away.
Our oldest international campus, the Panama City study center has been functioning since 1957 when it was built to provide basic educational opportunities for American soldiers. It is located in the beautiful City of Knowledge, a unique environment of academic and research institutions located between the Panama Canal and the Camino de Cruces National Park.
Students studying abroad in Panama will experience the natural wonders of Latin American in depth, seeing as many of the courses offered at the study center integrate visits to the biologically diverse rainforests in the area into their curriculum and class schedule.
The Valencia study center is located in the heart of Valencia right next to the historic Torres de Serranos. With such a prime location, students are sure to enjoy their time both inside and outside of the study center. Each apartment in the study center contains a bathroom, living room, fully equipped kitchen, cable TV, telephone, washing machine and wireless internet access. The best part? On the top floor of the study center, students can relax on a beautiful terrace offering a spectacular view of the Torres. Multiple events and reunions are held on the terrace throughout the course of each semester. A 24/7 study room is also available for students.
The London study centre (insert British accent here), purchased by FSU in 1992, is located in a row of seventeenth-century buildings registered on the British National Heritage list. Students are housed in the heart of the Bloomsbury district, one block from the British Museum and only a few minutes from the theatre district, the National Gallery and other British landmarks.
Student flats are fully-equipped with bathrooms, televisions, kitchens and furniture. The study center itself boasts three computer labs and a rich library stocked with movies, books, music, travel guides and more.
For more in-depth information about each one of our study centers, visit our website!