Center for Global Engagement

Seminole State College is committed to global and multicultural education. Through its curricula, international activities and Travel Study programs, Seminole State hopes to increase students' and faculty members' awareness of and active participation in social, cultural, global and environmental matters and to develop responsible, well-informed global citizens.

International Master's Degree Programs Currently Offered at Seminole State:

Master's in International Business: RGU @ Seminole State

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) International Business degree is an exciting collaboration between Seminole State College and Robert Gordon University (RGU), based in Aberdeen, Scotland. The one-year program, dubbed RGU @ Seminole State, is taught by faculty from and awarded by RGU. The degree is recognized worldwide and is the same as that delivered to students at RGU’s Scottish campus.

RGU @ Seminole State, which is delivered in modules, is unique in Florida and is open to students with a bachelor’s degree or an international equivalent. Cohorts of 25 students can begin studies in August or January, giving students the opportunity to:

  • Obtain an internationally recognized master’s degree in business from one of the world’s leading business schools
  • Earn a graduate degree at less than two-thirds the cost of comparable programs
  • Complete a master’s degree in one year while working

You can learn more about RGU @ Seminole State, including application deadlines and curriculum details, at the program's Web page.

More programs to follow

International Centers:

2017 Summer Program in China

In June of this year, Seminole State will begin offering summer courses in Bejing and Shanghai.

  • By opening our doors to students in mainland China, we are committed to the goal of providing a high quality US college education to a diverse student population.  
  • Each summer course offered will enable enrolled students to earn 3-5 Seminole State credits, where one academic credit represents 15 in-class contact hours.
  • Students who successfully complete the courses they enroll in will be issued official Seminole State transcripts.
  • Seminole State will oversee all academic aspects of the courses.
  • The process for credit transfer varies depending on the institution, but students who are seeking to have the credits they earn through study at one of these programs should verify how to transfer domestic credits (credits earned through study at an institution located in the United States) to their home institutions. Many institutions have course equivalency charts showing their course equivalencies to Seminole State courses.  Students with questions regarding this process should email buscha@seminolestate.edu
  • The courses and corresponding syllabi Seminole State will offer in China are as follows: 

*Please note that the syllabi listed below are the master syllabi for these courses - to obtain the specific syllabi for these courses, please email buscha@seminolestate.edu

Study Abroad

Seminole State offers its students the opportunity to experience study and travel abroad in the way that is most appealing to them, and best suits their needs.

Short-Term Faculty-Led Programs (duration 1-2 weeks): Seminole State offers students the opportunity to travel to different global destinations, including Spain, Austria, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, China, India, Mexico and Peru, as part of credit-bearing courses. 

Upcoming trips:

Student Exchange Opportunities (1-2 semesters in length):  Seminole State offers students the opportunity to study for a semester or a year at one of our partner institutions around the world, and apply the credits they earn to a Seminole State degree.  Visit the Study Abroad page to see a list of our partner institutions. 

Double Degree Programs (1 year minimum): Seminole State students can earn a Bachelor's degree from our partner institution in addition to their degree from Seminole State by spending their final year taking discipline-related courses in English at our partner institution.  

Work Opportunities Abroad: Seminole State students can apply to spend a year in Spain working as cultural ambassadors in K-12 schools.  Accepted applicants will spend 12-16 hours per week working with Spanish school children, and receive health insurance and a minimum monthly stipend of EUR 700.  Learn more about this program.

Faculty Opportunities

Seminole State believes that sending faculty members abroad to learn about other cultures has a direct, positive impact on students. The College supports travel through its Travel Study programs as well as through independent, international programs. In July of this year, a group of faculty members traveled to Mexico City, Mexico, where they had the opportunity to explore the cultural, historical and social aspects of the city, and in December of this year, several faculty members will be traveling to Toulouse, France, to further Seminole State's collaboration with the Universite de Toulouse III, Paul Sabatier.  

Seminole State is proud to announce our agreement with JNC China which enables students to earn Seminole State College credits while taking courses in Shanghai and Beijing.  Some Seminole State faculty will have the opportunity to travel to Shanghai and Bejing to teach.  Faculty members, learn more about this opportunity.

International Students

Seminole State boasts more than 1,000 international students from 82 countries. Resources such as our International Student Office and English Language Studies (ELS) Department are available to help students adjust to college life in the United States. The ELS Department's English Language Institute is designed to help international students whose native language is not English improve their English skills. The program also prepares them to continue their education at the college level.