UFGIFT – International Initiatives

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The UFGIFT team, 2020


The UF Gator International Focus Team (UFGIFT) is a diverse team of campus service providers to help international Gators! We provide consultation, present workshops, identify needs and challenges particular to international students, ensure cross-departmental communication, champion initiatives, and support students in need.

Upcoming UF GIFT Meetings

Feel encouraged to join the meeting to share feedback on what we can do to better support international students.


2021 WORKSHOPS

INTERNATIONAL TEA TIME OVER LUNCH

Food, Friends, Fun! The UF Gator International Focus Team (UF GIFT) is hosting “International Tea Time Over Lunch” workshop where you can meet, talk with, and simply spend time getting to know one another. It’s a great opportunity to learn about other people and make friends from around the world. Potential topics include challenges and successes adjusting to another culture, English-speaking anxiety, building a community, fun things to do in Gainesville, etc. Domestic students are welcome to attend as well. Refreshments will be provided. Take a break from school and come join us! Facilitators: Dr. Shu-Yi Wang Dr. Shinlay Rivera Last Friday of each month, 8/27, 9/24, 10/29, 11/19 Time: 12-1pm Location: Maguire Village Commons Refreshments will be provided! Spots are limited. RSVP by emailing Shu-Yi: shuyiwang@ufl.edu

BEYOND DEPENDENCE: F-2 SPOUSES SUPPORT SPACE

Moving to a new country is a lot, even with the company of significant others. The Counseling and Wellness Center is here to support you. In these sessions, we will discuss important topics for F-2 spouses (e.g., relationships and cross-cultural adjustment). Additionally, come meet other F-2 spouses and have some fun together through playing games and having potluck. This is a safe place to share your experiences and to find a sense of community. Your wellness matters! Snacks will be provided. Sponsored by Graduate and Family Housing, CWC, and UFGIFT Tuesdays, 4:30-6:00 pm Location: Maguire Village Commons See schedule: counseling.ufl.edu/f2spouses

Contact Form

Please use the contact form below for messages or questions regarding UF GIFT. Thank you.

UF GIFT Contact Form

Welcome International Students (English)

国际学生, 我们欢迎你 (Mandarin)

Hoşgeldiniz Uluslararası Öğrenciler (Turkish)

Bienvenida a Estudiantes Internacionales (Spanish)

國際學生, 我們歡迎你 (Cantonese)


Resources

International Student Wellness This link will take you to a page highlighting specific resources for international students at UF.
UF International Center   UFIC's mission is to be a leader in fostering international understanding, and in developing the networks of students and scholars who collectively work to build a brighter future for the world.
UF English Learning Institute   The UF ELI offers intensive English programs that prepare students for using English in the real world.
Writing Studio   The new Writing Studio is committed to helping University of Florida students and faculty meet their academic and professional goals by becoming better writers.