International Student Handbook

Welcome to our online edition of the International Student Handbook. On behalf of the University of Florida, the staff at the UFIC/ISS and the Gainesville community, we wish to extend to you our warmest welcome to the United States and to Florida. To select a section, simply use the navigation screen to your left.

This information handbook is designed to help you achieve your academic goals and to live comfortably in our community. This is a reference book of readily available information to which many persons including foreign students have contributed. We have not attempted to answer every possible question about life on campus and in the United States in this handbook. We hope however that after reading this handbook you will have a general overview of what to expect being an international student at the University of Florida. If you need any further advice, assistance, or information, please telephone the University of Florida International Center of which ISS is a division, at 273-1540 or "drop in" at 170 Hub. Our office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5.00pm. The UFIC is here to help you!

We would like to acknowledge the University of Iowa for their kind permission to use some sections from their Handbook, as well as all other contributors.