Study Abroad Fair highlights global education opportunities
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida International Center will host the spring 2013 Study Abroad Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 30 on the Reitz Student Union Colonnade.
With 60 study abroad program representatives and UF-sponsored programs expected, students will have an opportunity to explore the many possibilities that enable them to become “Global Gators.” Apart from a few exceptions, the application deadline for fall 2013 study abroad programs is May 7, 2013.
UF faculty who lead study abroad programs and former study abroad students will be available to share their international experiences. The fair will also feature other universities and institutions that sponsor UF-approved study abroad programs and internships. The Study Abroad Services staff will be available to explain the application process and help students begin the steps to find the right program. A representative from financial affairs will also be on hand to answer questions about financial aid available to students studying abroad.
Approved study abroad programs can count toward degree requirements such as General Education and summer study abroad counts toward the nine-hour residency requirement.
Students considering studying abroad some time during their college career should visit the UFIC website or contact their study abroad advisers.
This past year, more than 2,000 UF students studied abroad. The International Center encourages prospective “Global Gators” to stop by 1765 Stadium Road, Suite 170 HUB, or visit online at www.abroad.ufic.ufl.edu.