International Education Week – 2021

UF Gator International Focus Team (UFGIFT) International Education Week Events. Join us from 11/15-11/19

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 GatorWell, International Center, Graduate and Family Housing, Career Connection Center, CWC and UFGIFT

Find this year’s schedule below:

Cultural Expressions, Phrases, and Idioms

MONDAY NOV 15, 5:00-6:00pm

Zoom link: ufl.zoom.us/j/5152251522?pwd=bzh5dmluOXZIQmdmcmE2TUFIeitJdz09

Each culture has its own cultural-specifi­c sayings, such as “not my cup of tea” in English. These expressions often allow us to know more about the culture in which they are embedded. We invite you to share a few casual idioms from your culture in this fun session.


F-2 Dependents Support Space: Potluck (limited in-person spots)

TUESDAY NOV 16, 4:30-6:00pm

Location: Maguire Village Commons

RSVP by sending an email to Shu-Yi Wang (shuyiwang@ufl.edu)

This session is for F-2 dependents. Bring one dish or snacks to share! We encourage you to share the taste of your favorite food with us or just simply come to enjoy the time together.


Unwind With GatorWell (GatorWell)

WEDNESDAY  NOV 17, 1:30-3:30pm

Location: GatorWell Conference Room

Come de-stress and relax with stress ball making, essential oil kits, mandala coloring, and more! Stop by anytime during the event. No registration is required.


International Students Career Lab: Jobs Search Strategies (Career Connection Center)

WEDNESDAY NOV 17, 4:00-5:00pm

Location: Career Connections Center – Exploration Room

Where to find employers who will provide sponsorship? How to put myself out there? How to connect with recruiters and hiring managers? Is there any specific job board I should leverage? What if I am interested in broader opportunities as a global talent? This is the session, we will share and learn together.


Mindfulness Session With GatorWell (GatorWell)

THURSDAY NOV 18, 1:30-2:00pm

Sing up link: bit.ly/GWMindfulFall21

A 30-minute mindfulness session on Zoom free to all UF students.


International Tea Time over Lunch (limited in-person spots)

FRIDAY NOV 19, 12:00-1:00pm

Location: Maguire Village Commons

RSVP by sending an email to Shu-Yi Wang (shuyiwang@ufl.edu)

Come meet, talk with, and simply spend time getting to know other students. It’s a great opportunity to learn about other people and make friends from around the world.

Download schedule pdf


For more international students’ activities and events go to the International Center Events page

Check out other CWC workshops and events: counseling.ufl.edu/workshops