Once your program proposal has been approved by your department, college and UFIC, you will need to recruit participants. Most faculty recruit year-round for their programs with a final push roughly 3-4 months prior to their program’s application deadline (usually set by SAS). While it is ultimately the responsibility of the faculty director to recruit students for their program, SAS will provide the following:
- UFIC Program Webpage: Every UFIC study abroad program has a page in our program database and is created and managed by the corresponding Study Abroad Advisor, but you may request changes or provide additional content. Your program’s page may be the first glimpse into study abroad that a student gets, and it will certainly be where many students gather important details, such as cost, courses, location, housing, excursions, etc., which will help them decide whether or not your program is right for them.
- Program Flyer: Each UF-Sponsored program has an informational flyer designed by our Coordinator for Outreach and Engagement, Jess Mercier; the formatting is standardized for all programs, but the information is tailored to each one individually. These flyers are used most commonly at the UFIC Study Abroad Fair and for display in the International Center. Flyers can also be used for your own recruitment efforts. To request a program flyer, please complete this form for brand new programs, and to request flyer updates or changes for an existing program, please use this form. Please note that we do not print these flyers for you, but you will be provided a digital copy that you may use as you wish.
- Study Abroad Fair: The UFIC hosts a study abroad fair twice a year, once in the Fall (usually in mid-late September) and once in the Spring (usually in mid-late January) out on the Reitz Union Lawn. If circumstances do not allow for an in-person event, the fair will be offered virtually. Many summer programs do most of their recruiting at the Fall fair, but you are more than welcome to also have a table at the Spring fair if you feel you need one. To have a table at the study abroad fair, you will need to communicate with the fair coordinator, Sharon Brown.
For more ideas on how you can recruit students to participate on your program, please refer to Chapter 6 of our Guide to Study Abroad Program Development.