The University of Florida extends itself globally through international agreements which are facilitated through the UF International Center (UFIC). Please use the guide below to learn more about the different type of agreements the UFIC facilitates.
Types of Agreements
- Cooperative Agreement: This agreement establishes a basic relationship between UF and a partner institution to collaborate on matters of mutual interest.
- Reciprocal Exchange Agreement (Student Exchange): This agreement establishes a true exchange program where students from the partner institution can attend UF and UF students can attend the partner institution as non-degree seeking students. The key part of this agreement is that the same number of students between institutions is balanced over the life of the agreement.
- Study Abroad Contracts: Program contracts specify services rendered onsite by a third-party provider during a study abroad program. Study abroad contracts can be signed with host institutions, NGO’s, travel agencies, etc. These contracts specify housing, local transportation, classroom facilities, excursions, cost of tuition, etc. Please contact Dr. Susanne Hill for more information.
- Other: Some agreements do not easily fit within the constraints of UFIC's pre-approved reciprocal or cooperative agreements. The International Center will evaluate each agreement on a case by case basis and consult general counsel if necessary to assess the agreement. Please contact Dr. Susanne Hill who will review a proposed agreement and provide guidance.
All international agreements must pass through the International Center to be valid. The UFIC Dean and the Provost are the sole individuals on campus who hold the authority to sign international agreements.
Dr. Susanne Hill
Ms. Amanda Apatow