Graduate Exchange Students

Welcome! The Warrington College of Business understands the need for practical international education and is constantly striving to make our graduate exchange students' stay at the University of Florida a wonderful and educational experience.

This website is designed to help you in the study abroad process by making the transition to Gainesville as smooth as possible. The graduate exchange office within the Warrington College of Business is here to help students acclimate to the University of Florida's lifestyle. Please find below the necessary information for students to attend and study graduate (post-graduate) business at UF.

Important Notice

Application Deadlines:

Fall term: May 1
Academic year: May 1
Spring term: Oct 1
Summer term: Feb 1

Summer Mandatory Orientation:

  • June 27, 2016
    Hough Hall
    Time: TBD

Fall Mandatory Orientation:

  • Graduate Business Exchange
    August 19th
    Hough Hall
    Time: TBD
  • UF International Center
    August 19th
    Pugh Auditorium

Important Documents

The following links will provide important information that will help you make a smooth transition to the University of Florida.

  • UF Graduate Business Fact Sheet

    This document contains important details about:

    • the application process
    • course schedules and registration
    • academic and computer information
    • important dates
    • student life in Gainesville
  • Course Syllabi

    This page contains previous semesters' course syllabi. Syllabi for upcoming semester are not posted until the week courses begin. It is recommended that students reference an older syllabus of courses of interest. New courses may not have syllabi available until the first day of classes.

Course Registration

Registration Instructions

Exchange students are NOT able to register themselves for courses. To be registered, you must complete all the registration requirements and submit a course request form.

Please review the course registration instructions.

Courses at the University of Florida fill up quickly, so students are encouraged to complete course registration requirements as early as possible to improve their chances of getting their top course choices.

Course request form

You must complete the course request form to let us know the courses you would like to take. Further information about this form will be sent out via email after the application deadline.

Course Schedules

Please refer to the following course schedules to determine what courses will be available during the semester you are at UF.

Campus Resources

As a graduate exchange student, you have the opportunity to participate in programs offered by the centers within the College, such as the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center (CEI). Entrepreneurship and international knowledge and experiences are a natural pairing for students who are creative, motivated, and driven by a desire to take risks. We encourage you to partake in the activities offered through the CEI.

The Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center

The Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center (CEI) is an active unit offering guest speakers, a business plan competition, courses, and a certificate in New Venture Creation. Also offered is the Gator Nest program, which allows students to participate in and conduct research through a consulting project.

UF Career Resource Center

The UF Career Resource Center (CRC) is a comprehensive office offering career services and professional planning to all UF students (including exchange students). The CRC will not find you an internship or job, but they will give you the tools, resources, and assistance necessary to aid you in your efforts. Whether you are preparing for career activity in your home country, or you hope to secure an internship or full-time job in the United States, the CRC is an office that you should visit more than once. The more you utilize their services, the better they are able to help you.

International Business Society

International Business Society (IBS) is a student-run organization that serves to promote cross-cultural interaction and understanding as it relates to business. In addition to planning social events for UF degree-seekers and exchange students, they also might host speakers and arrange for educational field trips. Exchange students who are curious about American culture and business practices, and want to make friends at the University of Florida, are encouraged to join IBS for the time that they are in Gainesville. You will make friends and future business contacts for a lifetime!


The NaviGator program is a buddy matching program operated by the UF International Center, designed to give incoming exchange students an outlet for socialization and getting help from current UF students. If you wish to be paired with a current UF student who will serve as your NaviGator, please indicate this through the application process with Ms. Lyn Straka. You will be able to communicate with this individual before you arrive at UF, and then you can meet and interact as often as you wish once you are in Gainesville. The NaviGators also plan group social events for exchange students such as a weekend in Orlando visiting the theme parks, a day at the beach, and other events in the evenings or on the weekends in Gainesville.

Skype Advising

Skype advising available by appointment only. Please email Dena Roberts (dena.roberts at to set up an appointment.

For questions related to...

Academics and Course Registration

Ana Portocarrero
352.392.7347 (fax)
Email (ana.portocarrero at

Dena Roberts
Associate Director
Email (dena.roberts at

Visas and UF International Applications

Ms. Lyn Straka
UF International Center
170 Hub
PO Box 113225
Gainesville, FL

352.392.6782 (fax)
Email (lstraka at


College Info

Warrington College of Business
BRY 100
PO Box 117150
Gainesville, FL 32611-7150
Phone: 352.392.2397
Fax: 352.392.2086

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