There are over 1,000 Study Abroad programs to choose from. Our Study Abroad Advisors are here to help you to select the right program for you. We encourage you to research the program options, and take the time to think about which programs are the best fit for your academic goals and interests. In addition, consider the term, and duration as well as the cost of the program. There are several resources listed below to help you to find the program that is the right fit for you.
The best way to get the most information about studying abroad is to attend a general information session at the International Center, which is located in The Hub. These sessions are a great way to learn about the benefits of studying abroad, the different types of study abroad available, how study abroad credits will appear on your transcripts at UF and how you can use your financial aid for your program. These sessions are held on Tuesday and Wednesday during Fall and Spring terms, 3pm – 3:50pm, UFIC Large Conference Room. For program specific info sessions, click here.
Study Abroad Fair
In addition to the General Information Sessions, we hold a Study Abroad Fair twice a year in late-September and late-January. The Study Abroad Fair has faculty representatives from most of our UF Faculty-Led Programs as well as several independent program providers that offer programs all around the world. This fair is a great way to learn about specific programs that may fit your interests and academic needs in a study abroad program.
Meet over 100 faculty who are leading Study Abroad programs and third-party Study Abroad program providers in person at the Study Abroad fair. Study Abroad fairs are held each semester at the Reitz Union, north Lawn. The Spring 2018 Fair will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Study Abroad Personal Advising
After attending an information session, meeting with a Study Abroad advisor is a great way to learn about programs and different opportunities for studying abroad that will help you make the most of your study abroad experience. Study Abroad Advisors in the International Center are assigned by country. Your Study Abroad Advisor can provide information on how your credits will appear on your transcript, visa requirements, and other logistics of your Study Abroad program. In order to make an appointment with your Study Abroad Advisor, you must first attend a General Information Session at the International Center (The Hub). General Info Sessions are held every Tuesday and Wednesday at 3:00 pm-3:50 pm. Click here for information on how to make an appointment with your Study Abroad Advisor.
Study Abroad Peer Advisors
Study Abroad Peer Advisors (SAPAs) are students who have returned from their Study Abroad programs and wish to help other students to study abroad. SAPAs volunteer their time to answer general questions about your program of interest. Study Abroad Peer Advisors are generally available at the International Center during business hours. Contact the Study Abroad Peer Advisors at firstname.lastname@example.org with any general questions. The UFIC Study Abroad advisor for SAPAs is Leslie Johnson, and she can be reached at email@example.com.