Upcoming Events

UFGIFT helps coordinate and host workshops with topics specific to UF's international community.

UFGIFT International Education Week Events. Join us from 11/13-11/17

The Counseling & Wellness Center in collaboration with partners across campus brings International Education Week to the UF community. A cross-department CWC initiative to support international students!

Sponsored by UF Gator International Focus Team (UFGIFT), Counseling and Wellness Center, International Center, GatorWell, Student Legal Services, Career Connection Center, Graduate School, Graduate and Family Housing, Office of Asian Pacific Islander Desi Student Engagement (OAPIDSE)

International Education Week-UFGIFT Schedule


Overcoming Procrastination

Tuesdays 10/17, 10/31, & 11/14 | 3:30-5:00PM Location: CWC Radio Road

Procrastination is a common issue that can negatively impact our productivity and well-being. The purpose of the workshop is to gain a deeper understanding of procrastination and to learn strategies to overcome it.


Thrive in a New Culture

Tuesdays 09/19, 10/10, 11/07 | 3:30-4:45PM Location: CWC Radio Road

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.

Join via Zoom

F-2 Spouses Support Space

9/22, 10/13, & 11/03 | 3:30-5:00PM Location: Tanglewood Commons

Moving to a new country is a lot, even with the accompany 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, you can come meet other F-2 spouses and have some fun together. This is a safe place to share your experiences and to find a sense of community. Snacks will be provided.

Contact Shu-Yi Wang (shuyiwang@ufl.edu) to RSVP

International Tea Time

Wednesday 9/27, 10/18, 11/15 | 5:00-6:00PM Location: APIDSE Office (Reitz Union Room 2215)

The UF Gator International Focus Team (UFGIFT) is hosting “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.   Snacks and tea will be provided. Take a break from school and come join us!

Contact Shu-Yi Wang (shuyiwang@ufl.edu) to RSVP

Pool Time for International Students

Fridays 9/15, 10/20, & 11/17 | 2:30-4:30PM Location: Reitz Union Game Room

Come join Shu-Yi from the Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) to 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 each session. Please RSVP if you would like to join us!

Contact Shu-Yi Wang (shuyiwang@ufl.edu) to RSVP