The mission of the University of Florida International Center is to enhance the educational experience and environment of UF's students, faculty and staff by promoting a global perspective. UFIC does that by encouraging the discussion of international issues on campus, assisting UF students to study abroad, helping international students and faculty adjust to life in Gainesville and in many other ways. In a effort to promote the internationalization process of the University of Florida, UFIC has also established several scholarships and awards for UF students, faculty, and staff.

"Internationalization of the campus and the curriculum" is one of the seven highest priorities in UF's strategic plan. This goal can be accomplished much more effectively with the support of alumni and other donors.

Donations can be given securely through the University of Florida Foundation. For more information, please contact: Leonardo A. Villalon, Ph.D. - Dean & Professor (352) 273-1536,