Collaborating with people of different world views and understanding global issues are essential to personal and professional development and keys to graduates’ future success. The Florida State University provides a rich environment on campus and in the community with many opportunities for intercultural interactions, dialogue and service.
Discover the world through the activities and events hosted on The Florida State University's campus.
The Diversity Leadership Mentoring Program (DLMP) is a formal process to create inclusive leadership opportunities for students from a broad spectrum of demographic and philosophical differences, to develop their knowledge of leadership and enhance their ability to demonstrate leadership skills. The DLMP process provides undergraduate and graduate students mentoring opportunities with alumni, faculty, staff or graduate students. Graduate students (in addition to faculty and staff) are also encouraged to apply to be a mentor for DLMP.
Students interested in immersing themselves in different languages and cultures through international or intercultural research, study and service may be eligible for fellowships and scholarships.
Students who want a sustained intercultural experience in the U.S. can review the many options that meet the Global Pathways Certificate Requirements.
The Florida State University and its community offer many opportunities for students, faculty and staff to experience other cultures right here at home.
Every Friday, international and U.S. students, scholars, and faculty
gather for International Coffee Hour at the Center for Global Engagement.
The Center for Intensive English Studies offer the opportunity to make friends with someone from another country through the Conversation Partners program. The Florida State University students can learn about another culture and help someone else learn about the American culture.
The Florida State University has over 50 Multicultural and International Student Organizations. The Center for Leadership and Social Change parnters with many of these Student Government Agencies and Multicultural Student Organizations that educate students on diversity and multiculturalism and empowers them to be agents of social change in an increasingly diverse and global community.
The Center for Leadership and Social Change maintains a list of international service websites for volunteer opportunities that also includes some domestic experiences (click on Issues & Opportunities on the right). Also visit the Center’s Community Outreach page, for information about programs to teach English such as: Panhandle Area Educational Consortium (PAEC) Migrant Education Program and Literacy Volunteers for Leon County.
The Florida State University’s Division of Student Affairs supports several student organizations that advocate on behalf of the world’s citizens. In addition, The Florida State University fosters concern for international human rights and service through the Center for the Advancement of Human Rights and the Center for Leadership and Social Change.