Kelly J Woodfine
Assistant Director, Academic Support Services
University of Florida
Warrington College of Business
Heavener School of Business
Heavener Hall 312
PO Box 117160
Gainesville, FL 32611
Go Global, Gators!
Prior to entering into the field of international education, I spent six years at the University of Florida to pursue both my undergraduate and graduate studies. I opted to triple-major, obtaining a BA in Spanish, Linguistics, and International Studies (with a concentration on Europe). I continued along a similar academic path and graduated with my MA in Spanish (with a concentration on linguistics) in 2016. During my time at UF, I completed a UF-sponsored study abroad program in Seville, Spain. I was also fortunate enough to have many other academically- oriented international experiences: teaching English at summer camps in Italy, interning for the State Department at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, and being part of a CIBER working group researching affordable housing and social enterprise in Tanzania.
Before coming back to UF and joining the International Programs team at the Heavener School of Business, I worked as a study abroad advisor at Texas A&M University, overseeing a large portfolio of various types of study abroad programs. While working on my graduate degree, I was also a Spanish instructor at UF.
As the Assistant Director for International Programs, I primarily help oversee the Heavener International Programs, located in various European cities. I am eager to talk with students and guide them through the entire process, from deciding to study abroad and choosing a program to adjusting to life in a different country and utilizing skills learned upon return to the US. I also am the advisor for the International Programs Student Ambassadors (IPSAs), a student organization focused on promoting study abroad and connecting the study abroad experience to life beyond. We’d love to have you join after you complete a program!
Study abroad is a highly unique experience that I hope all students at least consider. This is especially important, as the opportunity to study abroad is only available during the few-year window during which you are a student. Studying abroad provides a window for learning about other cultures more in-depth, as well as meeting new people that likely differ from you in a number of ways. Through this, you will develop a host of skills, such as more effective communication and critical thinking. Studying abroad will also help broaden your worldview and give you a new perspective of your own culture.
Please feel free to contact me at via email at any time or set up an appointment by calling 352-273-0151 or stopping by Heavener Hall 301. I look forward to meeting with you!