b'STUDY ABROAD SERVICES SAPAs at Scholarship Ceremony, Spring 2023They also offer their own events, andFor many years now, our ScholarshipConference (FILC), a weekend event for for the first time this year, hosted a veryCeremony has been held annually tointernational and study abroad students. well-attended Pre-Departure Fair forcelebrate study abroad scholarshipThis year, three study abroad advisors summer study abroad students. recipients. At our April 27th event, 116 Maria Selezneva, Emma Frierson, and Outgoing SAPA President Cassidystudents were recognized for receivingAlice Lopesaccompanied nine UF ONeill, who studied abroad on threean award to support their upcomingstudents to the conference, which took separate occasions during her timeprogram. These scholarships are madeplace from February 10-12 at Camp at UF (Mexico, Peru, and Scotland),possible thanks to support from the Cloverleaf in Lake Placid, FL. The gave the closing keynote speech at ourUF International Center, the UF Honorsweekend involved a series of workshops, Scholarship Ceremony in April. A Program, the Herbert Wertheim Collegekeynote speakers, and fun social graduating senior, Cassidy told herof Engineering, and the Study Abroadactivities for the students in attendance. peers in the audienceeach of whomPeer Advisors. Advisors Emma Frierson and Alice received an award and were about toLopes also co-presented a workshop on begin their study abroad experience FLORIDA INTERNATIONALhow students can market their global For some of you, maybe this will be yourLEADERSHIP CONFERENCE experiences to future employers.first time out of the country. Maybe itllEach year the Florida Association of even be your first time on a plane. MaybeInternational Educators (FAIE) hosts youll be in a place youve never been before,the Florida International Leadership and the only person you know is yourself. I encourage all of you to be present, to say yes to opportunities, and to be open to the unknown. I believe that study abroad is truly life-changing, and Im excited that you all have the courage to take this leap into the unknown. I can say without a doubt that it will be one of the most formative and memorable experiences of your life.28 |Global Engagement Report 2023 UF team at FILC, Spring 2023'