Study Abroad and International Student Exchange (ISE) programs both have courses associated with them.
Our study abroad programs are usually faculty-led (you take a FIU class with a FIU professor during a study abroad program), while international exchange requires enrollment at a partner university to earn credit. Oftentimes, you must speak the language of the destination country in order to participate in an international exchange program.
Many of the FIU study abroad programs allow all participants to pay in-state tuition rates, while students participating in an international exchange program would pay their regular FIU tuition rate.
Students who want to set up their own study abroad opportunities may do so through Third Party Program Approval Process with the Office of Study Abroad.