UFGIFT helps coordinate and host workshops with topics specific to UFs' international community.
Monday, 11/13 – Legal Issues in the US:
A Conversation with a Lawyer and a Police Officer Legal knowledge that you should have! An attorney and a police officer will talk about legal issues that international students often face (e.g., how to avoid scams and things to be aware of in a housing contract). Bring questions–They will be available to answer them.
Tuesday, 11/14 – Combating Procrastination and Improving Productivity
Do you procrastinate? Have you ever felt overwhelmed by schoolwork? This workshop will help you identify causes of procrastination and offer practical techniques that you can use to enhance productivity—a must-have skill that will benefit you in your life.
Wednesday, 11/15 – What to Expect from Your Class and Instructor
This workshop is designed for students, faculty, and staff who have questions or concerns about developing a healthy relationship between an advisee and advisor, and cultural differences in classroom norms for international students. A panel consisting of professors and graduate students will share their experiences and answer your questions.
Thursday, 11/16 – Job Search for International Students
Finding a job in the U.S. can be different than in your home country. Learn job search strategies for international students seeking opportunities in the U.S. We will discuss unique challenges faced by international students, finding opportunities, communicating with employers, and the unwritten rules of the US job market.
Friday, 11/17 – Dating and Making Friends in the US
Are you interested in making U.S. American friends? How does dating look differently in the mainstream U.S. culture? You will have the opportunity to speak with a panel consisting of U.S. American and international counselors discussing these important topics. We will share ways to navigate intercultural interactions, dating, and friendship.