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.

Honors study abroad programs are considered Honors Signature Experiences. Students who complete an honors-specific program can earn 2 enrichment point and 1 academic point towards Honors Completion Requirements. 

Learn more about a few of the Honors-specific programs listed below in a recent Honors News article.



UF in Lille

Program: UF in Lille (Note, program is full for 2024)

Focus: Engineering and Arts in France

Dates: Summer C 2024 (8 weeks)


This program offers you a unique opportunity to learn Physics 2 or Materials at the Université Catholique de Lille (Catholic University of Lille) in France while exploring the rich history of art and engineering practices. You will learn the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) in the historical and cultural city of Lille.


Choose one science and one art/design course:


Art / Design (all 3 credits)

PHY 2049 + PHY 2049L (4 credits)

IDH 3931: Honors Summer in the City of Lille (Honors students only)

EMA 3010 (3 credits)

EGN 4932: Engineering Art Sketchbook


EGN 4932: Digital Engineering Design

Planned Experiences: Cultural programs through the Catholic University of Lille

Cost: $7850

Honors Contact: Dr. Melissa Johnson

Program Contact: Ping Neo, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

UF in Costa Rica

Program: UF in Costa Rica (Note, program is full for 2024)

Focus: Plants and People in the Anthropocene

Dates: Summer A: May 14 – June 13, 2024


This program is approximately 4 weeks in duration with a short orientation session and activity in Gainesville before departure. While in Gainesville, students will be introduced to some of the research methodology and ecological concepts that they will further explore in Costa Rica.

This program partners with the Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) and the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE). The field based courses are led by UF instructors with support from local researchers and experts in different ecological zones in Costa Rica.

Students will have the opportunity to conduct field research, analyze and present data. Students will travel to different regions of the country and have the opportunity to learn more about the local culture through course related ecological, historical and culture tours and workshops.


  • AGR 4932: Human Dimensions of Tropical Ecological Systems 
  • AGR 4932: Plant Ecology in the Anthropocene

Cost: $5,556

Honors Contact: Regan Garner

Program Contact: Rose Koenig and William Hammond 


UF in Merida

Program: UF in Merida

Focus: Lombardi Scholars and Stamps Scholars

Dates: July 1 - August 2, 2024

Live with a Mexican family in the beautiful in the modern city of Mérida in Yucatán, Mexico during Summer B. Develop conversational Spanish ability in Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced Spanish class (3 credits) at the Autonomous University of Yucatán (UADY). Earn UF credits in Tropical Ecology (3) and Humans & the Environment of the Yucatán Peninsula (2), and gain an understanding of the structure and function of the ecosystems on the Yucatán Peninsula. All instruction is in English, except Spanish classes.

Summer 2024 program fee: $7,658 (round-trip airfare not included). Florida residents receiving a Bright Futures Scholarship may use the award to fund tuition. Fee includes: tuition for 8 credits, room and board, weekly excursions (travel, hotels, meals, admission to sites, boat rentals, etc.), international health insurance.


Honors Contact: Regan Garner

UF in Tanzania

Program: UF in Tanzania

Focus: Pre-Health

Dates: Summer B 2024 


Tanzania is an East African country situated just south of the equator. The country, where some of the oldest remnants of human life are said to have been found, has a long and complex history. Officially the United Republic of Tanzania, the country was formed through the union of Tanganyika on the African mainland and the island of Zanzibar in 1964. In its early years, mainland Tanzania was populated by a combination of nomadic hunter-gatherers, settled farmers and cattle herders, migrant Bantu-speaking people, and Asian and Arabic-speaking traders. Both Tanganyika and Zanzibar later came under German and then British colonial control in the 19th and 20th centuries, respectively, until independence in the 1960s. Modern Tanzania’s population is now comprised of a plethora of African people groups, a majority of whom are of Bantu descent, as well as Asian and European minority groups, which speaks to its cultural diversity. The country is also home to a variety of natural wonders, including the world’s highest free-standing mountain peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, and the Serengeti plains.

This program will introduce students to the culture and healthcare environment of two towns in Tanzania, that of Iringa and Dar-es-Salaam. During the program, pre-medical and anthropology students will encounter patients whose health problems may result from the environment in which they exist. This authentic immersion experience will encourage critical thinking, problem-solving and the application of knowledge (McLaughlin et al., 2014). Students will engage in real world tasks that will hopefully transform them as they prepare to be future health care professionals and researchers.


  • ANT 4930: Medical Anthropology through the Lens of Tanzania
  • IDH 3931: Critical Analysis of Culture and Healthcare

Planned Experiences:

  • Neema Crafts in Iringa
  • Tosamaganga District Hospital
  • Ocean Road Cancer Institute
  • Village Museum
  • Iringa Boma Museum
  • National Museum House of Culture
  • Ruaha Park Safari
  • Visit to Zanzibar

Cost: $6166

Honors Contact: Meredith Beaupre

UF in England

Program: UF in England

Focus: Medieval Studies in King Arthur's England

Dates: Summer B 2024 (June 29 - August 8)


In this six-week study abroad program hosted by the Royal Holloway University of London (close to Windsor Castle), students will return to the prehistoric, ancient, and medieval British origins of the Arthurian legend to explore how it emerges and develops from the Middle Ages to the present day in close association with cutting-edge developments in politics, religious experience, (narrative) art, music and musical performance, and film.

In their Group Adventure projects, students will learn about what made the Arthurian legend so omnipresent in Britain and Europe before it became a global phenomenon in modern times. Just as important, students will learn about what the Arthurian legend means for them individually and how they individually–working jointly with other committed individuals–might also make their own mark on it.   


  • MEM 3300: Castles and Cloisters
  • MEM 2500: The Tales of King Arthur

Planned Experiences: Excursions to Tintagel, Glastonbury, and Stonehenge

Cost: $5713

Honors Contact: Dr. Melissa Johnson

Program Contacts: Dr. Mary Watt and Dr. Will Hasty

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