The University of Florida International Center (UFIC), in collaboration with UF academic units and colleges, facilitates and develops UF sponsored study-abroad programs for students. All (credit bearing) UF study abroad programs are administered through the International Center. Study abroad program proposals for faculty-led programs need approval from the college, the home department, and UFIC.

The University of Florida encourages and supports UF faculty members who wish to lead a study abroad program for UF students. Faculty-led study abroad programs are programs in which the academic instruction on site is provided by UF faculty (for UF credit) or specially contracted host institution faculty members teaching the equivalent of existing UF courses (for transfer credit). Typically, these are short-term programs (up to eight weeks), offered during the summer, spring break, or winter intersession. However, faculty members are encouraged to propose semester programs as well.

Faculty members have various options to set up the logistics of a program, such as housing, classroom facilities, local transportation, cultural activities, etc. Some faculty members may choose to make all these arrangements themselves, but UFIC encourages the use of third party providers for assistance with these issues.

UFIC welcomes early, informal consultation by faculty members for program planning and encourages coordinated programming among departments. Please contact us to make an appointment to discuss your program.

Susanne Hill, Ph.D.
Executive Director, UFIC
(352) 273-1500

Please be aware of the following deadlines as you prepare your program.

Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Deadlines Spring Program Spring Break Program Summer & Fall
Program Proposals May 1 August 15 October 1
Budget Information July 31 September 30 December 1
Emergency Contact Sheet October 30 December 20 March 1