International Resources and Opportunities for Students

This page was developed by Clayton McCarl, director of the UNF International Studies Program, for students in the campus-wide UNF First Year Experience Seminar. Last updated 11/28/2017.  


China summer 2016 

2016 UNF Intensive Chinese Language and Culture Program, led by Dr. Yongan Wu, associate professor of Chinese, and Dr. Nicholas de Villiers, associate professor of English and film

Degree and Certificate Programs

This list highlights programs of study that are explicitly international in their overall focus. Additional majors and minors include internationally focused coursework, study abroad opportunities and other components. See, for example, the Bachelor of Arts programs in AnthropologyArt HistoryEconomicsHistoryPhilosophy and Religious Studies (all offered through the College of Arts and Sciences); and the Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics (through the Coggin College of Business). 


Undergraduate Majors  

Coggin College of Business 

International Business, including KEDGE/UNF Dual Degree (Bachelor of Business Administration)
College of Arts and Sciences  
French Studies (Bachelor of Arts) 
International Relations & Comparative Politics (a concentration within the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science)
International Studies (an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts with concentrations in Asian StudiesEuropean StudiesLatin American StudiesMiddle East/African StudiesForeign Language and Culture, and International Relations and Politics 
Spanish (Bachelor of Arts) 
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2017 Spring Break trip to study mining industry in Chile, led by Dr. Chris Baynard, associate professor of Geography and GIS

Undergraduate Minors 

Coggin College of Business  

International Business (offered through the International Business Flagship Program in the Coggin College of Business)
 College of Arts and Sciences  
African Diaspora/African-American Studies  (an interdisciplinary minor)  
Asian Studies (an interdisciplinary minor)    
International Studies (an interdisciplinary minor)  
Undergraduate/Post-Baccalaureate Certificates
College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction 

Building and Construction Management International Certificate (undergraduate) 

College of Education and Human Services 

International Education Certificate (post-baccalaureate) 

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Dr. Anne Pfister, assistant professor of anthropology, discusses her research with deaf youth in Mexico City, as part of the Spring 2016 International Studies Lecture Series

Graduate Study    

Brooks College of Health  

Graduate Certificate in Global Health  
Coggin College of Business 


 College of Arts and Sciences 

Master of Arts in International Affairs 
College of Education and Human Services
Graduate Certificate in Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages  




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2016 Summer Term Abroad in Strasbourg, France, led by Dr. Shira Schwam-Baird, professor of French

Foreign Language Study

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers coursework in French and Spanish through the 4000-level, and Chinese through the 3000-level. German is typically offered through the 2000-level. (The International Business Flagship Program also offers a semester-long program in Germany that enables students to study German through the Intermediate level.)

Those with previous experience in Chinese, French or Spanish may be able to skip coursework, and optionally receive credit for some of the courses bypassed, by placing at a higher level. For assistance, contact Dr. Patricia Geesey, chair of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures sponsors
faculty-led language and culture programs in China, France and Spain 



2016 Summer Term Abroad in Spain, led by Dr. Ángeles Fernández Cifuentes, associate professor of Spanish

Extracurricular Opportunities

The International Studies program maintains a listing of activities and opportunities across campus that are international in focus. 



College of Education and Human Services program in Belize


Study Abroad 

Where to Go for Help   
The International Center is the campus-wide office for all matters related to study abroad. They offer a wide variety of semester-long exchange programs at partner universities throughout the world. They also coordinate short-term faculty-led programs, directed by faculty from all colleges at UNF. They can also provide assistance to students seeking to go abroad through third-party providers.  

The UNF International Business Flagship Program also offers short and long-term programs. For more information, contact Coggin Study Abroad.  
How to Fund your Experience    
SAILS and TLO are the two primary funding sources for study abroad at UNF, although other sources are also available (these links will take you to the "Funding" section on the "Study Abroad" page of the International Studies Program website -- if you're directed instead to the top of the page, you may need to scroll down to that section).
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The International Studies Program maintains a listing of resources available to students seeking internships with an international focus, based in the US or abroad (this link will take you to the "Finding and Applying" section on the "Internships" page of the International Studies Program website -- if you're directed instead to the top of the page, you may need to scroll down to that section). Students in several degree programs can receive academic credit for such experiences. Such programs include French Studies, International Business, International Studies, Political Science, and Spanish. 

 Intl Mondays 1 Student and faculty participants in the panel discussion "La inmigración y la experiencia del género," part of the Spring 2017 International Mondays series


College-Specific Offices, Initiatives and Opportunities


In addition to the academic programs above and faculty-led study abroad opportunities discussed above, international initiatives exist within specific colleges.