FAU Program Providers

A program provider (also know as an affiliate) offers program packages to various destinations. Program providers have done much of the work for students and offer housing options, a variety of courses, student activities, excursions, and occasionally flights. An affiliation is a non-exclusive agreement between FAU and the program provider.

Programs affiliated with Florida Atlantic University offer specific benefits to students. The benefits offered vary from program to program and may include, but are not limited to, affiliate specific scholarships, affiliate program guide/travel books, alumni networks, monthly newsletters and discounts on study abroad add-ons such as excursions.  Students are permitted to use program providers other than those listed below but must have the approval of the Office of International Programs (OIP) to ensure proper credit  transfer. Students should consult with OIP first before applying to a study abroad program.

Students interested in studying with a program provider listed below or with another study abroad program provider not listed are required to submit a completed FAU study abroad application to the International Programs Office, GS 212Q. After submitting an application you will be contacted to set-up an advising appointment to discuss the programs that interest you.

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American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)
Offers programs in various countries

Academic Programs International (API)
Offers programs in various countries

Athena Study Abroad
Offers programs in Greece, Italy, Spain, Ireland, England and Australia

Athena provides students with many different opportunities to help reduce the cost of study abroad program fees.  Athena's individual scholarships range anywhere between $8,000 and $250, so make sure to apply for those awards.  Athena also offers Early Bird discounts, which allow students to save an additional $300 off per semester just by applying before Athena's published Early Bird Discount deadlines.  Athena will also waive the semester application fee for any FAU applicant. 

CAPA International Education (CAPA)
Offers programs in
London, Florence, Sydney, Beijing, and Brussels

CAPA International Education has more than doubled the amount of scholarship money awarded annually to program participants. Since FAU is an affiliate of CAPA, students from affiliate institutions automatically receive $300 grants for Summer Programs and $600 grants for Semester Programs. In addition to the affiliate discount, students will be eligible to apply for need, merit-based, and access scholarships. 

Affiliate Need-Based Scholarships: CAPA offers ten (10) $5,000 scholarships for Spring semester programs to affiliate students who demonstrate high financial need and whose financial aid package is at least 50% of the program fee.  Students must meet the minimum GPA requirement of 2.8 and submit a letter from their home institution financial aid office attesting to their financial need.

Merit-Based Scholarships: CAPA offers several scholarships of $500 for Spring and Summer programs to students who demonstrate high academic merit.   Students must have at least a 3.5 minimum cumulative GPA.

Access Scholarships: CAPA will award 3 scholarships in the amount of $3,000 for Spring and 4 scholarships in the amount of $1,500 for Summer.  The Access Scholarships are available to students who identify with one or more groups whose representation within the study abroad community has been unequal to its representation within the United States population.  Underrepresentation in study abroad includes: racial, ethnic, students with disabilities, gender orientation, sexual orientation, age, field of study, veterans, and 1st generation college students. 

Central College Abroad (CCA)
Offers programs in various countries

CEA Global Education (CEA)
CEA Global Education offers more than 100 study abroad programs in 24 cities and 14 countries worldwide. Programs are designed to offer more choice to students from diverse backgrounds and academic majors, and invite students to tap their host city as a living classroom, interacting daily with the host culture through active class discussions, out-of-class cultural activities, different housing options and excursions.CEA also offers students up to $500 in travel grants, depending on program duration, and scholarships specially designated for our U.S. Academic Affiliates.

Offers programs in various countries

International Studies Abroad (ISA)

ISA offers more than $500,000 a year in grants and scholarships that range from $200 to $2,500.  Every student from FAU receives a $200 discount on ISA programs.  Programs are offered in 20 different countries in Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.  Volunteer programs and internships are available in multiple countries.  www.studiesabroad.com

Study Abroad Italy (SAI)
Offers programs in Italy

FAU students can also consult the following web sites to search for study abroad programs.


These web sites offer information on a variety of study abroad programs and locations.  OIP and FAU do not manage or monitor the contents provided on these individual sites.  This information is made available solely as a possible resource and informational guide.

Please note ALL summer program options must be approved by the Office of International Programs prior to student applying. Students wishing to participate in a summer abroad program MUST  submit a completed FAU study abroad application to the Office of International Programs.

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