The Florida Consortium for International Education exists to promote international and intercultural education in Florida’s institutions of higher education.

The Florida Consortium for International Education was created in 1977 by leaders of several state community colleges and universities. The Consortium was created to assist in developing collaborative study abroad and exchange programs, and offered smaller colleges greater flexibility and more efficient use of limited resources. This made an overseas experience a reality for thousands of Florida students.

During the past decade, FCIE has sponsored several faculty development activities, offered numerous workshops, seminars, and other events with an international focus, and has become a liaison with state and federal agencies to affect positive action for international education within Florida.