Florida Linkage Institutes


Through the Florida Linkage Institutes, each year up to 25 full-time equivalent students from the respective host countries apply to study in any of the state universities or community colleges in Florida. They are considered as "resident" students for tuition purposes.

The primary purpose of these institutes is to assist in the development of stronger economic, cultural, educational, and social ties between this state and strategic foreign countries through the promotion of expanded public and private dialogue on cooperative research and technical acceptance activities, increased bilateral commerce, student and faculty exchange, cultural exchange, and enhancement of language training skills between the postsecondary institutions in this state and those of selected foreign countries. Each institute must ensure that minority students are afforded an equal opportunity to participate in the exchange programs.

Florida Linkage Institute Directory


University of Florida/Miami Dade College


University of Central Florida


Florida International University/Daytona State College


University of West Florida

Costa Rica

Florida State University

Eastern Europe

University of Central Florida


University of South Florida


Florida Atlantic University/Broward College


University of West Florida


Florida International University

West Africa

University of North Florida

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