University of North Florida
University of North Florida is a mid–sized public university (approximately 14,000 students) with five colleges, one of which is the Coggin College of Business. UNF is housed on 1,300 acres that include a nature and wildlife area with lakes and trails. Plus, UNF has a great location – 7 miles from the beach and 12 miles from downtown Jacksonville!
Jacksonville is home to over one million people who enjoy a delightful year-round climate, with four seasons (without snow!). By car, Jacksonville is 2.5 hours from Orlando (Disney World) and 6 hours from Atlanta, Georgia. The Kennedy Space Center and Daytona Beach are within an easy driving distance too. Jacksonville is a great location from which to explore the southeastern part of the United States.
There are a number of activities to orient the Ibero–AmericanMBA students to the University of North Florida and the Coggin College of Business. All visa holders will have an international student orientation, hosted by UNF's International Center. The Coggin College of Business will also host an orientation for all new MBA students, including Ibero–AmericanMBA students. Finally, an Ibero–AmericanMBA orientation will be held, usually followed by a social outing, to welcome the cohort to Jacksonville. To learn more about UNF watch this video tour or our “Why You Will Love UNF” video to see why it is Florida's best kept secret.
On–Campus: The University of North Florida recommends that Ibero–AmericanMBA students consider living on–campus. UNF's Housing Department has a comprehensive web site which describes housing options, accommodations, prices, locations and general information. Rent ranges from approximately $1600–$2300 for the semester depending on accommodations. It is common to pay an application fee ($200) and a processing fee ($50) along with the semester rent. Students are expected to pay the semester's rent, application fee, and processing fee at once when they arrive in Jacksonville.
Off–Campus: There are a number of private off–campus apartments near the University of North Florida's campus. If students would like to live off–campus, they are expected to make housing arrangements in advance.
Jacksonville does not have a strong public transportation system compared with most European cities. Most exchange students use the limited bus service and/or groups of students often purchase or rent cars during their stay in Jacksonville.
Anne Sheridan Fugard
Study Abroad DirectorUniversity of North FloridaCoggin College of Business1 UNF Drive Jacksonville, Florida 32224-7699 USA(904) 620-1290
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