Under the leadership of Dean Wayne and Victoria Dolce, the International Student Council (ISC) was formed to provide a direct line for listening to concerns and sharing ideas for improving the international student experience at the University of Florida. Students from all over the world representing diverse degree programs, both graduate and undergraduate, make up the inaugural council. The council met for the first time in Spring 2023 and provided valuable input and suggestions to implement in future semesters for the benefit of all international students at UF.  


The purpose of the UFIC ISC is to

  1. be a voice for UF international students within Gainesville and around the state; 

  2. enrich the international student experience through ongoing communication with governing bodies at UF such as the International Center, Student Government, and university administration; and 

  3. promote cross-cultural understanding and exchange within the campus and Gainesville communities.  


Names of people in picture:
Front row (from left): Samanvitha Deepthi Sudi, Qingyu Yang, Esteban Rodofili, Oriana Diaz Moffa, Meilin Jang, Associate Director Victoria Dolce, and Evgeniya Kozhevnikova Back row: Fabio Ortiz, Sofia De Castro Portugal Andrade, Dany Rashwan, Cristovao Oluwasegun Oriowo Nwachukwu, Dean Marta L. Wayne, Arslan Tariq, Jordan Hayden, and Zhikun Wang. (Not pictured: Metolo Foyet, Neha Kohli, and Cynthia Ezeh)

Jane Kozhevnikova 

Doctor of Philosophy in Music 
Website: janekmusic.com 

Richard Liu

Bachelor of Science in Marketing
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yucheng-liu-03a09a236/

Cynthia Ezeh

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering 
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cynthia-ezeh-183b88174/ 

Qingyu Yang

Bachelor of Science in Advertising  
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/qy-yang/

Dany Rashwan

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering 
​Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dany-rashwan

Jordan Hayden

Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering
Website: www.linkedin.com/in/jordanhayden247

Arslan Tariq

Doctor of Philosophy in Animal Molecular & Cellular Biology
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/arslan-tariq-301128a6

Metolo Foyet

Doctor of Philosophy in Geography
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/metolo-a-foyet-86a47420b


Please use the button below to begin your application to serve in the next cohort of the ISC!

Applicants must agree to commit to two meetings on Mondays from 5:10-6pm (Eastern) both fall 2024 and spring 2025 terms (4 meetings total).

The online application is due January 19 at 11:59pm with possible interviews in the beginning of February. Final selections will be made by March 8.


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Please reach out to intlstudentcouncil@ufic.ufl.edu for questions, general information, or suggestions for the Council.