• Nepal
  • BB School Visit
  • EMHS Korea
  • Global Scholar
  • Haiti
  • Indonesia
  • Planting Rice
  • Volcano

Global Footprint

Florida State University has actively been expanding its global footprint around the world during the last 50 years and has developed a strong international presence.

Over 100 international agreements in over 35 countries have increased international research collaborations by faculty and promoted an active exchange of students. FSU's outstanding scholars from various disciplines lead research projects and collaborate with international colleagues from around the world. Multiple FSU Research Institutes and Centers provide expertise and leadership for projects stretching around the world, often working with government agencies, intergovernmental organizations, and local governments to address such things as literacy, teacher training, leadership development, public health, public administration and governance, economic development, and energy and sustainability.

FSU students are actively engaged in international study, research, internships, and service in over 75 countries worldwide. Study Centers in London, Florence and Valencia, and a branch campus in the Republic of Panama, exchange programs and faculty-led programs, have placed FSU 12th in the nation for the number of students studying or interning internationally each year. In addition, increasing numbers of students are carrying out research abroad and participating in service projects on six continents.

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Message from FSU President John Thrasher



Florida State University is a preeminent research university that is recognized both nationally and internationally. We are proud of our diverse, culturally rich learning environment that includes internationally renowned faculty and researchers and a highly talented student body of more than 41,000 students from all 50 states and over 140 countries. Every year, we welcome more than 2,600 visiting scholars and researchers from around the world to collaborate on projects with our faculty and to carry out research in our academic departments and research centers as well as at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. 


Our goal is to move into the Top 25 nationally recognized public universities in the United States and to continue to expand our global footprint. We recognize the importance of educating students to make a difference in the world and to ensure that our students have the skills, competencies, and global awareness needed to face the challenges of the 21st century. We foster an environment of diversity and inclusion and challenge our students to be actively engaged on campus, in the community and throughout the world. 

We value the development of new partnerships with international institutions that serve to advance mutual research and educational opportunities. We invite highly talented international students to explore the many degree programs FSU has to offer. Likewise, we encourage our FSU students to become globally engaged, whether on campus or abroad, and take advantage of the myriad of opportunities offered to them.

FSU President John Thrasher with Brazilian students participating in the Scientific Mobility Program.
FSU President John Thrasher with Brazilian students participating in the Scientific Mobility Program.