UFGIFT – International Initiatives

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.

Workshops & Events

Check our workshops and events calendar every semester for activities focused on International Students:

  • International Tea Time: 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.
  • Pool Time at the Reitz: Have some fun by playing pool at the Reitz Union. All skill levels are welcome! You will have an opportunity to meet other international students and learn about CWC resources. There is an 8-person limit for this in-person event.
  • Beyond Dependance: Moving to a new country is a lot, even with the accompany of significant others. In these sessions, we discuss important topics for F-2 spouses (e.g., relationships and cross-cultural adjustment). Meet other F-2 spouses and have some fun together, share your experiences and to find a sense of community.
  • Cross-Cultural Transition: The purpose of this interactive session is to assist international students in the process of adjusting to a new culture and life at UF. We will review the common challenges during cross-cultural transition, discuss research-based healthy coping strategies, and identify helpful resources on UF campus.

UF CWC Workshops & Events

Other Events 2022

International Education Week (Nov. 14–18)

International Education Week is a week of events designed to highlight and celebrate international education, sponsored by UF CWC, UF GIFT, UF International Center, GatorWell, UF Graduate School, College of Design, Construction and Planning, UF Graduate and Family Housing, and Asian Pacific Islander Desi Affairs (APIDA).Download schedule pdf

You’ve made it to UF. Now, what can you do to achieve your academic goals? This workshop is designed for students who have questions or concerns about how to not only survive, but flourish in UF’s academic environment. It will cover topics such as community, mentors, and go over campus resources available to students.

國際學生, 我們歡迎你 (Cantonese)

Hoşgeldiniz Uluslararası Öğrenciler (Turkish)

Bienvenida a Estudiantes Internacionales (Spanish)

Welcome International Students (English)

国际学生, 我们欢迎你 (Mandarin)

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The UFGIFT team, 2020

Contact Form

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

UF GIFT Contact Form


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.