To expand global experiences on campus, International Scholars must attend at least four international and/or interculturally focused events endorsed by the International Scholars Program. These can be lectures or speaker series focused on international careers or global challenges, community-based events such as Harn Museum Night: Art without Borders, or events held by identity or global issue-based organizations at UF!




For ideas on where to find additional international or global events outside the International Center, check out the links below! While this is not an exhaustive list of international events and ways to get involved at UF, it is a good starting point for your Campus Life Engagement!

  • SAPA (Study Abroad Peer Advisors) 

    • Pay it forward! Do you want to help students like yourself get started with their study abroad journey? Join the Study Abroad Peer Advisors! The Study Abroad Peer Advisor (SAPA) organization is a group of students who completed a study abroad program and are now dedicated to sharing their experiences with other students. The SAPAs’ goal is to promote the study abroad experience through engaging with fellow students and answering any questions they may have about UF programs or the application process. They assist students interested in learning more about UF’s study abroad opportunities by matching them with students who have studied on similar programs/locations, or who share similar academic interests. To be a SAPA, a student must have previously studied abroad and complete an online application and in-person interview.

    • To learn more about SAPA, follow their social media accounts:

  • UF NaviGators

    • Do you want to connect with international students studying on our campus and learn about different cultures without leaving campus? Join the UF NaviGators. Traveling abroad can be an experience of a lifetime. This organization is dedicated to helping international students meet new friends, experience new places, and have a ton of fun! NaviGators also help American students experience new cultures, be mindful of world events, and meet people from around the world! If you are an international student, exchange student, or an American student looking to get involved please apply for the Mentor/Mentee Program or come out to any of the activities! NaviGators strive to create a sense of community with our International and American students through different events within and outside of Gainesville such as sporting events, beach trips, social activities, and many more. 

    • Visit their website here:

  • English Language Institute

    • Are you interested in being a conversation partner to an English language learner? Do you want to attend cultural events while also making a difference on campus? Join the English Language Institute’s Conversation Partner Program! The English Language Institute offers English language instruction to a wide variety of language learners, and is dedicated to offering language instruction and practice in an ideal learning environment. UF students can also apply to be employed as a Language Assistant, and lead a class of language learners over the course of a semester as a peer leader who also helps run cultural immersion events with the students. To learn more about their programs and opportunities click here!

  • Global Gators Connect Program
    • The Global Gators Connect Program matches the Class of 2028 newly admitted international students (called "Future Gators") with current students (called "Ambassadors"). The Ambassadors will help answer any questions Future Gators may have about life at UF! The program aims to foster ambassadorship, companionship, and friendship. Each Ambassador will be matched with a Future Gator. Ambassadors are current students who have completed at least two semesters at UF and are enthusiastic about connecting with potential students from another country! 
    • Spring 2024 Program Dates: March 25, 2024 - May 1, 2024
    • Deadline to Apply: March 15, 2024
    • Learn more & Apply Now:
    • Ask questions: @ ima.uf on Instagram
  • Multicultural & Diversity Affairs 

    • Multicultural & Diversity Affairs provides a wide range of services, educational opportunities, outreach, activities, and engagement for students. Find ways to participate by committing to join a student organization or participating in MCDA programming like Gatorship or the Black Qweens Corner. Interested in participating in events but not ready to commit to joining an organization? Find links to all of MCDA’s facebook pages and upcoming events they sponsor below. For more information, visit their website here.

  • Student Activities & Involvement 

    • Student Activities & Involvement is a great way to gather resources, opportunities for involvement and information on upcoming events! You can visit their website here.

Looking for events that connect to a specific part of the world? Interested in an area of study that focuses on politics, culture, or interdisciplinary studies in a specific region? Check out these departments below for upcoming events!

If you have additional questions about the Campus Life Engagement requirement, please visit our FAQ page