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Experience FGCU

Experience FGCU

Students enrolled at Wuerzburg University’s School of Management and Economics gain the opportunity to study one semester abroad in the United States at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida.

Florida Gulf Coast University is a modern and highly innovative university. Its campus is located between Fort Myers and Naples in the southwest of Florida. Founded in 1991, Florida Gulf Coast University is an ideal representative for the vibrant region northwest of the Everglades National Park, being young and mostly dynamic.

In the specific case of FGCU this fact is reflected by several active cooperations with distinguished companies of all sizes. Generally FGCU’s Lutgert College of Business ascribes a crucial meaning to researches based on applied and practical teaching and acts accordingly. Annual enrolment rates at the AACSB accredited university increase since years now, speaking strongly for itself. At the moment approximately 8,500 students are enrolled, taught and tutored by about 500 instructors.

A large number of students already profited from the excellent cooperation between Florida Gulf Coast University and Wuerzburg University . Two students per year belonging to the School of Management and Economics get the opportunity to spend one semester (Fall or Spring Term) at Florida Gulf Coast University – without paying tuition fees. Studying abroad holds many convincing advantages:

  • Gaining international experiences
  • Studying in a pleasant, professional and very dynamical atmosphere
  • Living the American Way of Life in the Sunshine State Florida
  • Improving and refining the personal English language skills.

Experience Reports

Read about the experience from students spending a trimester at FGCU here. This includes valuable information about the application prcoess apart from the formalities. In addition, you can learn all about the  campus life, leisure activities, arrival and departure


The application process involves several steps, inculding the submission of a TOEFL test. The exact application process can be found here. The current application dates are available here.

Studying and Living at FGCU

Information about the student life at FGCU can be found on this website.


Did we wake your interest? For further information and help about the application process as well as the life at FGCU, do not hesitate to contact Norman Pytel.


Norman Pytel, M. Sc. 

Sanderring 2
97070 Würzburg

Tel.:  +49 (0)931 31-86348
Fax:  +49 (0)931 31-863480
E-Mail: norman.pytel@uni-wuerzburg.de 
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