The International Experience
Travel, wrote Euripides, the ancient Greek playwright, is an education unto itself. We couldn’t agree more.
Francis Marion University works hard to create a variety of interesting and rewarding travel experiences for our students. Trips vary in purpose and length. All are worthwhile and potentially life-changing. But semester-long exchange programs — the core of FMU's international programs — are unrivaled for transformative power. Students who spend a full semester abroad are never the same again. We encourage students to give this concept full consideration. We currently have nine full semester exchange partners in four different countries, with more on the way. There's an experience here for everyone.
Other programs include shorter sessions with small groups of students, special interest trips based on a student's major or interest area, and trips to unique locations like the Wildsumaco Biological Research Station in Ecuador. That facility is jointly operated by FMU and two other universities.
FMU's Interational Programs also include students coming to FMU from overseas, an enriching adventure that changes lives for those students, and for their new-found classmates at FMU.
FMU's office of International Programs looks forward to serving more and more students each year -- no matter which direction they're traveling.
We're seeking out and building new partnerships all the time. Come see what’s new.
It’s going to be a great experience, we promise.