Want to study in the USA, but don't know where to start? There are over 4500 colleges/universities to choose from in the USA, don't go researching them all otherwise you'd have no time to focus on your A Levels or IB Diploma. One university worth checking out is Florida State University! We share an overview, student insight, and dates when you can meet with the Florida State team to discuss your future!
Florida State University
Florida State University (FSU) is an internationally recognised and accredited institution located in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. Designated as a Carnegie Research University, the highest designation for American research institutions, FSU awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees each year to a diverse student body representing all 50 states and over 130 countries.
Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognised leadership in the sciences, FSU provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction. Through FSU's innovative First Year Abroad (FYA) program, students who have applied and been accepted to FSU have the opportunity to spend the first year of their FSU academic careers studying at any of our four study centres in London, England; Florence, Italy; Valencia, Spain; or Panama City, Republic of Panama. Upon successful completion of the FYA year, students are eligible for a tuition waiver that reduces tuition fees by 70% for the remainder of their first undergraduate degree at FSU. For a typical four-year degree, tuition savings total around $40,000 USD.
3 Interesting facts about FSU!
1. FSU is home to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, which holds the world records for the most powerful magnets on Earth, including a new world record for the strongest resistive magnet.
3. Moonlight, which the 2017 Oscar for Best Picture at the 89th annual Academy Awards, was written and directed by FSU alumnus Barry Jenkins and produced by FSU alumna Adele Romanski. A total of seven FSU graduates worked together on the project, which also won Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor.
UK Students share their experience of FSU!
We asked Maddy Hughes, a 4th year Psychology student from Essex, some questions about her time at FSU!
What made you decide to study overseas?
I wanted to push myself and step outside of my comfort zone.
What has been the best part of studying overseas so far?
Studying abroad, even in a similar culture to my own, has been both eye opening and life changing. The people I have met and the relationships I have created, both personal and professional, have shaped me into who I am.
What has been the biggest challenge of studying overseas?
Feeling as though I have two homes, one of either side of the Atlantic, has been a challenge.
What have you enjoyed most about your university education so far?
I love the flexibility of the American university system. It gives me the freedom to choose classes that I am really passionate about and I can tailor my degree to my specific interests.
What have you enjoyed most about student life in your city?
I am currently in Tallahassee, Florida. I love how busy it is and the amount of events, both at the university and throughout the city, are available for students.
What advice would you give to other students, especially those in the UK who would like to study overseas?
I would say to expect some bumps along the way but if you're serious about it, then just go for it. It will change you in ways you can't imagine and open your eyes to a whole new world.
If you were to summarise your student experience using only 3 words which words would you choose?
Exciting, eye-opening, life-changing.
Look out for our next Student Blog post from Emma, a Digital Media Production 3rd year Student at FSU!
If you want to learn more about studying overseas then visit one of the International Education Shows this March! You'll be able to meet with FSU at the Birmingham Show on Sunday 11th!