Dr. Chun-Chung Choi started the International Initiative Team at the UF Counseling Center (now the Counseling and Wellness Center)


Ms. Debra Anderson (UF International Center) and Mr. Thomas Germain (UF Housing) join and the team is renamed UF International Initiative Team or UFIIT. As the team received increased interest and demand across campus, it’s scope was expanded to involve service providers from across the UF campus.

  • College of Engineering
  • College of Business
  • Dean of Student Office
  • UF Police Department
  • Student Legal Services
  • Victim Advocate
  • Career Resource Center
  • College of Design Construction and Planning
  • Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs
  • Graduate Student Council
  • Graduate School
  • Law School,
  • International Students organizations (eg., Chinese Student Association and Taiwanese Student Association)
  • other related campus services providers.


To accommodate the broad needs of UF’s community around international issues and concerns, the team was renamed UFGIFT (UF Gator International Focus Team).