Support FSU Dedman College's mission to provide students with life-changing international experiences. Your donation aids in access to study abroad, exchange programs, and internships while students foster global skills and multicultural awareness.

Donations ended on 3/7/2024

Missed this Spark?
You can still make a difference.

Donate to the Dedman College of Hospitality General Scholarship Fund

$8,000 Raised of $8,000 Goal

Total Gifts


Largest Gift

Days to go

International Travel Support for Students

Provide students the opportunity to embark on a journey of discovery.

At the FSU Dedman College of Hospitality, we believe in the transformative power of international experiences. Our students have the opportunity to expand their horizons, immerse in diverse cultures, and gain invaluable industry insights through our study abroad programs and international internships. We're on a mission to make these life-changing experiences accessible to all students.

Your contributions will help students cover expenses related to travel, accommodation, food, and tuition for these international programs. With your support, we can ensure that every student has the opportunity to experience the world, grow professionally, and bring back knowledge and skills that enrich our global community.

What type of international opportunities are available?

Study Abroad Programs

Montreux, Switzerland 
Dive into the heart of European hospitality with our summer program. Students experience a blend of classroom learning and practical exposure, exploring Switzerland's prestigious hotels and culinary delights.

Florence, Italy
Here, students delve into olive oil, food, and wine production while soaking in Tuscan culture through local excursions, culinary classes, and the vibrant markets of Florence.

International Internships

Collaborations with top hospitality organizations globally offer unique internships. Students immerse themselves in diverse cultures, enhancing their multicultural awareness and managerial expertise.

New Zealand
Interns join the Crowne Plaza Auckland, experiencing the dynamics of a multinational hotel in a bustling city​​.

Students intern at renowned Dublin hotels, gaining unparalleled exposure to the luxury hospitality sector.​​

Exchange Programs

Our exchange partnerships with Kyung Hee University (Seoul, South Korea) and the University of Surrey (Guilford, United Kingdom) offer a seamless blend of education and cultural exchange. These programs allow students to explore new cultures, attend courses in English, and earn academic credits.

Join us in shaping global citizens.

Your support doesn't just fund a trip; it invests in the future of hospitality. Every donation helps shape a global citizen, equipped to contribute significantly to our diverse world. Together, let's make these invaluable international experiences a reality for every student at the Dedman College of Hospitality.

Thank You to Our Supporters






Board Members

Supporter Amount Gift Date
Samantha Sacks   $105.00 3/6/2024 11:37 PM
Patrick Sullivan  $50.00 3/6/2024 11:13 PM
Paula Rose & Robert S Rose  $50.00 3/6/2024 10:27 PM
Christopher Stuart  $500.00 3/6/2024 10:02 PM
Alishia Piotrowski & Joseph Piotrowski   $50.00 3/6/2024 9:32 PM
Ashlee Barrett   $50.00 3/6/2024 9:16 PM
Christine Hilgert   $100.00 3/6/2024 8:36 PM
Ally Rodriguez & Lazaro Gamez   $50.00 3/6/2024 8:01 PM
Jane Ohlin & John Ohlin   $100.00 3/6/2024 5:53 PM
Jay Johnson   $1,000.00 3/6/2024 5:37 PM
Anonymous Donor  $10.00 3/6/2024 5:37 PM
Jennifer Engel & Bryan Maxson  $2,000.00 3/6/2024 5:18 PM
David B Cooper  $25.00 3/6/2024 4:45 PM
Jim McGlashan  $100.00 3/6/2024 4:18 PM
Nathan Line  $20.00 3/6/2024 4:11 PM
Cyd Bougae  $100.00 3/6/2024 3:42 PM
Sarishni Patel & Sonny Patel   $50.00 3/6/2024 3:15 PM
Don Farr & Diana Farr  $100.00 3/6/2024 3:10 PM
Josh Harkness  $25.00 3/6/2024 2:57 PM
Donna Figg Lacey & Kevin   $100.00 3/6/2024 2:56 PM
David DiRenzo  $25.00 3/6/2024 2:47 PM
Bruce McNeilage   $50.00 3/6/2024 2:45 PM
Donna Trafford & T. Neal Trafford  $100.00 3/6/2024 2:35 PM
Steve Rogers & Jenna Rogers   $25.00 3/6/2024 1:20 PM
Dan Freire  $100.00 3/6/2024 12:10 PM
Jim Riscigno & Ginger Riscigno  $500.00 3/6/2024 11:49 AM
Alexandra MacLeod  $50.00 3/6/2024 11:46 AM
John Fortner  $50.00 3/6/2024 11:28 AM
Jeff Reed & Ann Reed   $75.00 3/6/2024 11:12 AM
Lori DiChiara & Richard DiChiara  $50.00 3/6/2024 10:39 AM
Katherine Lennie   $50.00 3/6/2024 10:35 AM
Anne Hamilton  $1,000.00 3/6/2024 10:02 AM
John Culver & Karen  $1,000.00 3/6/2024 9:46 AM
Sean McGinley  $20.00 3/6/2024 9:34 AM
Virginia Gatlin  $5.00 3/6/2024 8:45 AM
Lisa Stern   $100.00 3/6/2024 7:56 AM
Scott Foley  $15.00 3/6/2024 6:58 AM
Andrew Rubinacci & Marybeth Rubinacci    $200.00 3/6/2024 3:44 AM

Donations for this project ended on 3/7/2024 12:00 AM

Find Out More on Social Media

Questions? We Can Help!

SPARKFSU Unit Representative

Ashlee Barrett
(850) 644-0886

Technical Issues

SPARKFSU Support Staff