International Studies

Study Abroad

 As our society continues to become borderless, students will need to be able to compete and succeed in a global economy. To do so, students will need to study abroad during college matriculation. As one of the most beneficial educational experiences, studying abroad provides students with an opportunity to immerse themselves into new cultures and customs while expanding their educational and career outlooks. Study abroad experiences enhance student’s cross-cultural communication skills, expand student’s personal and professional networks, and increase student’s capacity to embrace new cultures and environments.

Types of Programs

All study abroad programs at FVSU are considered short-term programs of which some are faculty-led. Faculty-Led programs are those programs in which a group of students travel with a professor(s). The length of short-term programs can range from 2-15 weeks in length.

 African Council

 Americas Council

 Asia Council

 European Council




How to Apply

The Office of International Studies staff can assist you with researching your options and selecting the program best suited for you. Students must have an active passport prior to applying for a study abroad experience. Be sure to submit your application to the Office of International Studies. Note that deposits are required. It is advantageous to submit your application at least three months in advance.

Passport link here.

Program Requirements

To study abroad, students must be in good academic standing with the university, have a GPA of 2.5 or above and have completed at least 60 credit hours. Note that some programs may have higher GPA requirements. Be sure to adhere to the program guidelines.


Regina C. Ivory Butts, D.B.A.
Coordinator of International Studies
Leroy Bywaters Building, Room 216
Fort Valley State University
Fort Valley GA 31310
(Phone) 478-822-1269
(Fax) 478-825-3025

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