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Study @ Florida Atlantic University

FAU offers international students a range of services to assist with adjusting to life in a new country, meeting local students, and succeeding in their studies.

Student Life/Social

Students take advantage of the sand volleyball courts and outdoor BBQs as a way to enjoy the beautiful Florida weather.

On campus

With 30,000 students from all 50 states and 180 countries, Florida Atlantic University boasts a diverse student population.

Sport & Recreation

FAU students have free access to the campus Fitness & Recreation Center, which includes an outdoor lap and leisure pool as well as a full track and field complex.

Florida Atlantic University


  • Florida Atlantic University offers students the best of everything – a world-class education in a beautiful sub-tropical setting.
  • FAU has an international reach with a personal touch that inspires students to succeed.
  • FAU has been awarded over $33 million in grants for science research and educational projects.
  • Modern, safe, clean and multicultural: with almost 50 percent of its student body classified as minority or international students, FAU ranks as the most racially, ethnically and culturally diverse institution in Florida’s State University System; as well as offering beautiful beaches and relaxed, outdoors lifestyle.
  • Among FAU’s prestigious alumni are CEOs, CFOs, COOs of major corporations such as BellSouth Latin America, Boeing Japan, Cingular Wireless, Motorola, and Office Depot.

Message from the President of Florida Atlantic University

I am pleased to welcome students in the Global Student Success Program to Florida Atlantic University, where we are proud to offer a world-class education in a beautiful sub-tropical setting. For a half-century, FAU has been dedicated to the multifaceted mission of delivering the best in higher education, research, creative activities and community service.

A large, comprehensive institution, FAU serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students on campuses strategically situated along more than 100 miles of Florida's beautiful south eastern coastline. We are very proud to have the most racially, ethnically and culturally diverse student body in Florida's State University System, creating a varied college community that offers tremendous advantages for all of our students.

FAU graduates include two Pulitzer Prize recipients and a NASA astronaut. Many more are leaders of business, industry, government, education, and the arts. We take great pride in all of the men and women who have passed through the university's doors, and we will continue to hold our doors open to generations of future students.

Florida Atlantic University is here to serve you, and I hope you will take full advantage of all that the Global Student Success Program and this remarkable institution have to offer.

John Kelly
President, Florida Atlantic University

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