The University of Florida has a deep commitment to the educational enrichment of its undergraduate students. International education and international exchanges are fundamental aspects of this academic commitment. The University of Florida offers a range of educational opportunities that begin with foreign language instruction and area studies programs and extend to numerous study abroad opportunities. The University remains dedicated to serving the international interests of Florida and the nation and to preparing its students for the global challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century. Students may choose from short-term study tours, to summer abroad programs, to year-long exchanges. If you are interested in overseas prestigious scholarships, click here.
UF Honors Program Summer Study Abroad Scholarships:
These scholarships are for any UF approved programs for study abroad in the summer term. At least 6 awards, of up to $1000 each are given each year. Eligibility: UF undergraduate, current UF Honors student. Preference given to freshman or sophomore in Honors Program who has not gone abroad before. National Merit Scholars are not eligible. Deadline: Early February 2014. Apply through the International Center Study Abroad Services, 170 Hub; see the UFIC website for application and more details.
UFIC Application Procedure:
Visit the UF International Center website to view the application procedure for all UFIC programs.
Lancaster, England - Academic Year (October to June)
The exchange to Lancaster is not a typical 6 week, summer study program like many at UF. Lancaster is a full academic year program, running from October to June (Michaelmas, Lent and Summer Terms are the equivalent of UF's fall and spring semester). This program is an amazing opportunity to delve deeply into an English culture and also to travel during breaks to surrounding areas of Ireland, Wales, Scotland and even the continent. Unlike summer programs which are often very structured and leave little time for individual exploration of the country and culture, the Lancaster program allows UF students to really become part of the community, both at the University and within the town of Lancaster.
UF students who have gone to Lancaster have very much enjoyed the small campus environment and also the British system of tutorials and seminars, where emphasis is placed on reading widely and writing essays. And whether you are majoring in the College of Liberal Arts and Science or Business, or on a pre-med track, Lancaster University is a great exchange program for you.
For more information visit the Lancaster University website. For a complete list of course offerings click here.
Lancaster lies on the west coast of Britain, roughly equidistant between London and Edinburgh and only 80 miles south of Hadrian's Wall and the Scottish Border. The seaside resorts of Blackpool and Morecambe are nearby. Also close at hand are the great urban centers of Liverpool and Manchester (which has the nearest international airport) and the medieval city of York. London is only 3 hours away by high-speed train. Inexpensive student charter buses make the trip to and from London every weekend. Vacation travel to Ireland and to the European continent is also convenient.
If you are interested in applying to Lancaster, visit UF International Center Study Abroad Services in 170 Hub, 392- 273-1539 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info. contact the Honors Program in 343 Infirmary 392-1519, email Regan Garner or see the International Center's Website.
Mérida, Mexico Summer B (June)
Experience life in tropical Mexico. Hike through caves. Sleep in a hammock. Visit ancient Maya archaeological sites. Travel to contemporary Maya villages. See monkeys, crocodiles, sea turtles, and flamingoes. Take a boat trip through the mangroves. Sample Yucatecan cuisine. Hear new music. Dance to exotic rhythms. Live with a Mexican family in the beautiful, modern city of Mérida. Experience all this and more through the University of Florida/Autonomous University of Yucatán (UADY) Summer B Program in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico. Students receive 3 credits of Spanish, 5 credits of Tropical Ecology (8 credits total). Join us for fun classes and weekly fieldtrips and have an unforgettable summer.
All instruction is in English, except Spanish classes.
Estimated 2013 Summer Program fee: ~$4,895 (round-trip airfare not included)
Fee includes: tuition for 8 credits, room and board with a host family, weekly excursions (travel, hotels, meals, admission to archaeological sites, boat rentals, etc.), orientation, cost of instruction, international health insurance and medical emergency assistance.