FIU Study Abroad programs provide our students with the opportunity to participate in faculty-led, short term programs abroad with other FIU students. As a participant in the program, you enroll at FIU and attend classes abroad with an FIU professor and FIU students. The programs vary in length—anywhere from 10 days to 6 weeks—affording you a short-term glimpse of the world, while providing you with a global, Worlds Ahead academic experience. Most programs are offered during the summer and in a variety of fields and destinations. There are more than 25 FIU Study Abroad programs to choose from and you can sign up for one of them as early as your freshman year at FIU. To contact the FIU Office of Study Abroad, click here.
Study Abroad Program Requirements
The minimum GPA requirement to participate in a FIU Study Abroad program is a 2.0. However, each program has a specific set of academic requirements as determined by the Faculty Director for that program. You may apply for a study abroad program as early as your freshman year in college.
Fund Your Study Abroad Program
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In order to use your financial aid for your study abroad program, you must complete the FAFSA form which can be found here. Your eligibility for financial aid is determined by the information submitted on the FAFSA form, including your income and your parents’ income. The FIU Financial Aid Office (located in PC 125) has all the information you need to start the FAFSA application process.
As an FIU student participating in the International Student Exchange or FIU Study Abroad programs, you may use all of your aid available for your study abroad program. This will include state or institutional scholarships as well as federal Pell grant, student loans, and all other financial aid. Students may also use their Florida Prepaid benefits to pay for part of the tuition portion of their study abroad programs. To learn more, click here.
Theater is about telling stories and capturing a wide range of experiences. This summer you will have the chance to broaden your performance style to include local traditions from culturally rich Spain. The skills developed in this class will be invaluable in creating original work in a collaborative environment. In today’s artistic landscape, actors are increasingly turning to self-generated work as a way to advance their career and develop their own artistic voice. This program is open to all qualified students and alumni. The program is only open to 15 creative and energetic students, so apply early and take advantage of scholarship and financial aid possibilities!
For thousands of years, people from around the world have flocked to Spain to embark on a 500 mile long pilgrimage known as the Camino de Santiago. Students in our Devised Theatre program will have the unique opportunity to connect with travelers in the midst of their journey and discover Why They Walk. This program is designed for the student interested in collaborative theatre. Students will spend three weeks in Spain interviewing pilgrims and town locals. From those interviews and prior research, they will create an original theatre piece to be presented in both Spain and FIU. By the end of the summer, students will have learned about devised theatre techniques, developed research skills, and created work in a collaborative environment — an invaluable skill in today’s artistic landscape. The company will need passionate artists, each with their own set of skills, that together form an ensemble that serves the creation of the story both onstage and off. Interested students will go through an interview process. This program promises to be a transformative cultural and artistic experience for all.
La Rioja is in the northern part of Spain at the foot of the Cantabrian Mountains. Students will spend days creating and rehearsing the show at the Palacio de los Manso Zúñiga. In the late afternoons/evenings, students will travel to different albergues where the pilgrims settle for the night. Students will conduct their interviews and research at the albergues and its immediate surroundings.
Students will be housed in the Palacio de los Manso Zúñiga, a stunning 100 year old property that has been modernized into a school and double-occupancy dormitory.
Level of Physical Activity
3 out of 5 stars
Summer C 2016
May 16 – May 25 – Classes at FIU
May 26 – July 9 – Independent Study
July 10 – July 30 – Development of Project in Spain
TPP 4920 – Advanced Actors Workshop
The cost of the program is $2,450. This includes accommodations, local transportation, breakfast/lunch, and mandatory international health insurance. Program costs do not include airfare, dinners, books, and personal expenses.
For More Information
Department of Theatre, MMC
Professor Wayne E. Robinson, Jr.: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Ivan R. Lopez: email@example.com
Experience the world of Shakespeare and his plays while in the company of his fellow dramatists, the Royal Shakespeare Company, during a summer session spent in Stratford-upon-Avon and London, England. Students will attend 5 productions, participate in lively production discussions, and explore historic and important sites, while living in Victorian guest houses during their stay. Apply early and take advantage of scholarship and financial aid possibilities!
Shakespeare in Stratford-Upon-Avon & London explores the summer repertoire of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Presenting the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries alongside modern classics and new plays, the The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has set the gold standard for productions of Shakespeare’s plays for more than one hundred years. Participants will attend five productions; four at the RSC in Stratford and one production at a venue in London, perhaps the Globe Theatre, or at the Roundhouse, the RSC’s London stage. The summer 2016 productions at Stratford include Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cymbeline, and Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus. Also available in Stratford is Jonson’s The Alchemist. The production to be seen in London will be determined at a later date. Lectures and post-production discussions are conducted by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in conjunction with the University of Birmingham.
Together with an in-depth study of Shakespeare’s plays, participants will have the opportunity to explore Shakespeare’s houses and gardens throughout Stratford-upon-Avon, see his burial site in Holy Trinity Church, and visit Anne Hathaway’s cottage and Mary Arden’s farm. A day trip to Oxford offers a chance to discover Oxford University, the Ashmolean Museum and the renowned Bodleian Library. Visits to Kenilworth and Warwick castles will offer participants an up-close-and-personal experience of Britain’s 16th Century defense systems. While English is the language that unifies the US and UK there remain countless fascinating cultural differences which participants will discover day by day.
Students will be accommodated in Victorian guest houses.
Summer A 2016
On campus: May 17 – June 2, 2016 & June 21 – 23, 2016
In England: June 7 – June 19, 2016
THE 4916 Theatre Research
ENL 4930 Special Topics in English Literature
ENG 4906 Independent Study
ENG 5220 Major British Literary Figures: Shakespeare
The program cost is $3500 (approximately) and includes: round-trip airfare (Miami—Heathrow), accommodations in Victorian guest houses with English breakfasts, all transportation to and from airports and cultural sites, shows in Stratford and the Globe production in London, and mandatory international health insurance. This also includes the cost of one 3 credit course and the $175 non-refundable study abroad fee. The program cost does not include personal expenses, and meals other than breakfast.