Hosting International Exchange Students

College\Department Responsibility

  • Offer advice on appropriate course choices and assistance with course registration both before the students arrive and once they are on campus
  • Welcome our exchange students by providing orientation as appropriate and including exchange students in events and activities sponsored by the college/department

UFIC Responsibility

  • Review students' application material, accept students to participate in the exchange program, issue an acceptance letter and an immigration document ("Form DS-2019") for each exchange student to apply for a J-1 student visa to enter the U.S. to participate in the exchange program
  • Advise on immigration matters for incoming exchange students
  • Facilitate processes with Registrar so students appear in UF student records and are able to register for classes
  • Serve as liaison with all UF academic departments and colleges, Housing, Student Health Services, Counseling Center, Student Financial Services, Judicial Affairs and other service areas
  • Process fee waivers to waive course tuition
  • Arrange for official transcripts to be prepared and sent to partner schools at the end of the students' exchange program at UF