The American Studies Institute

Learn about American culture while practicing your English skills!

The American Studies Institute offers a unique opportunity to study of American culture  in the course HUM 1010 Introduction to Modern American Culture and Customs, while intensively refining your English language ability in the course COM 1010 Applied American Composition and Communication. HUM 1010 Introduction to Modern American Culture and Customs will cover cultural topics such as U.S. social conventions, comparing cultures, news, and entertainment.. COM 1010 Oral Communication will teach advanced skills in writing and public speaking for students of the English Language. Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate from Florida Institute of Technology’s Center for the Study of Critical Languages.

About the School of Arts and Communication

The School of Arts and Communication is the cultural center of Florida Tech. We are proud to offer four undergraduate degrees in Humanities, Humanities-Prelaw, Strategic Communication, and Multi Platform Journalism in addition to a Master’s of Science in Global Strategic Communication. Our students study law, history, literature, cultural studies, linguistics, communication, and music. Graduates of our department must study at least one foreign language, which include: Chinese, Spanish, French, German, and Italian. We embrace a truly international environment, sending our students to study abroad to study Global Strategic Communication in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

About Florida Tech

Florida Institute of Technology is an accredited, coeducational, independently controlled and supported university. It is committed to the pursuit of excellence in teaching and research. We are home to a wide variety of degrees in science, engineering, aviation, business, humanities, psychology and communication.

Founded in 1958, Florida Tech is rich in history with many fascinating links to the development of Brevard County and our nation’s space program. Originally founded to offer continuing education opportunities to scientists, engineers and technicians at what is now NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, the university’s growth has paralleled the area’s rapid development.

Known for a progressive business climate, excellent weather and a growing, vital population, our Melbourne location is ideal. Brevard County, on Florida’s Space Coast, is home to space shuttle launches and landings, marine science research projects, alternative energy development and more than 70 miles of uncrowded beaches.

The Atlantic Ocean and Indian River Lagoon are just minutes away and provide unlimited research and recreational opportunities. It is about an hour’s drive west to Orlando, which has world-famous theme parks, resorts and one-of-a-kind attractions.

Despite the busy surroundings, Florida Tech’s campus is quiet and comfortable, with more than 130 acres of tropical greenery within a suburban setting.

What others are saying about Florida Tech:

  • Listed as a Tier 1 Best National University by U.S. News & World Report
  • Named one of the nation’s top technological institutions in the Fiske Guide to Colleges
  • Named by Washington Monthly College Rankings as among universities contributing to the public good
  • Among top Southeastern colleges according to Princeton Review ratings
  • Named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Colleges
  • Graduates’ starting and midcareer salaries ranked at the top of the list in’s 2011 College Salary Report
  • The university’s Ortega 0.8-m Telescope is the largest research telescope in Florida
  • Ranked #6 in U.S. News & World Report’s “10 Universities Producing the Most Interns”
  • Ranked by G.I. Jobs as among the top 15% of colleges and universities


School of Arts and Communication
150 W. University Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901

(321) 674-8082