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31st Annual International Dinner Dance

Come participate in the 31st Annual International Dinner Dance, "Mexican Noche," supporting the International Ospreys' and the International Center's mission to increase cultural diversity and showcase a culturally-enriched environment for students. This semi-formal event will include a free dinner, cultural performances, a DJ, lots of dancing, and recognition of the International Student and Study Abroad Alumni of the Year. The event is FREE for UNF students with a valid Osprey 1Card and is funded by the STudent Life & Services fee.

Event: 31st Annual International Dinner Dance

Theme: Mexican Noche

Date: Friday, April 12th

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: UNF Student Union Ballrooms

Spring 2024 - Study Abroad Sessions

Tuesdays at 3:30 P.M.  in the International Center Conference Room (Building 58 East, Suite 2300)

January 9th January 16th January 23rd January 30th
February 6th February 13th February 20th February 27th
March 5th March 12th March 26th April 2nd
April 9th April 16th April 23rd April 30th

Fridays at 11:00 A.M. on Zoom ID 966 8545 8964

January 12th January 19th January 26th February 2nd
February 9th February 16th February 23rd March 1st
March 8th March 15th March 29th April 5th
April 12th April 19th April 26th

Peace Corps Events for Spring 2024

Peace Corps Information Sessions

Friday, January 26 at noon & Thursday, April 4 at 3:30pm

International Center (Student Union 58 East, Suite 2300)

Please join the Peace Corps Prep Advisor to learn about volunteering with the Peace Corps. Information about the Peace Corps Prep Program and its certificate will also be shared.

International Center Student Awards 2024


  1. The International Center will recognize one UNF international student and one UNF Study Abroad Alum of the year.
  2. Winners will be announced at the 31st Annual International Dinner Dance held Friday, April 12, 2024.
  3. You can apply yourself or nominate someone you feel is deserving of the award. If nominating someone, please email with the individual's name and email address.

Award Requirements

  1. This award program is open to current UNF students only.
  2. Completed Application Form.
  3. A copy of your UNF transcript must be submitted.
  4. Each application must be accompanied by one essay on "The Value of International Education" (typed, five full pages maximum, one side only, double spaced, times new roman, 12 pt. font).
  5. Entries must be submitted or emailed to the UNF International Center ( no later than Friday, March 22, 2024 at 5.00 pm.
  6. Each winner will receive a study abroad scholarship of $1,500.00, if eligible. This scholarship must be used for a study abroad program in the 2024-25 academic year.
The International Center will contact the winners concerning details of the scholarship after the event.

Additional Information

All essays submitted will become the property of the UNF International Center and will not be returned. Submitted application implies consent for use of essay, in whole or in part, by UNF International Center public relations materials, including but not limited to displays, publications, flyers, posters, social media and website with attribution to the writer.

Apply For a Student Award Here

International Education Week 2023

International Education week is a joint initiative of the US Department of State and US Department of Education to promote programs of study, learn, and exchange experiences abroad. The International Center offers activities and events throughout the week to celebrate international education. Please see events below that celebrate this week.

UNF Faculty Appreciation & Resource Fair

Monday, November 13 & Tuesday, November 14, 2023

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Building 2 Breezeway

Visit the International Center's table to learn about what the International Center does to support UNF students.

Peace Corps Prep Program Information Session

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

12:00-12:30 PM

International Center (58 East, Suite 2300)

Learn about serving in Peace Corps and how you can prepare now through the Peace Corps Prep Program.

Study Abroad Information Session

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

3:30-4:00 PM

The International Center offers information sessions to learn about study abroad. A study abroad coordinator will cover the types of study, the overall process, and funding opportunities.

World Fest Village

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Osprey Plaza

Join the International Center in partnership with the Student Union in celebrating global awareness and international cooperation. There will be international cuisine and activities free to students. 

International Osprey's Friendsgiving

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

5:30 - 7:30 PM

The Boathouse

The International Osprey's are celebrating Friendsgiving! A traditional Thanksgiving meal will be served, and students are welcome to bring a dessert dish from a culture meaningful to them.

Travel Smart from the Start: State Department Travel Info Online

Thursday, November 16, 2023

2:30 - 3:30 PM

International Center (58 East, Suite 2300) or 

Worried or wondering about what to expect on your study abroad travels? The U.S. State Department has important information at your fingertips to prepare you, and your loved ones, for every situation from routine to emergency. Mary Avery, UNF Senior Diplomatic Fellow and senior State Department diplomat, will introduce State’s resource, provide practical tips and take your questions!

International Lunch with Dining Services

Friday, November 17, 2023

10:45 AM - 4:00 PM

Osprey Cafe

Osprey Café will be serving a special international lunch menu. Amongst the offerings will be some favorites suggested by current UNF international students including: Venezuelan Pabellón Criollo, Belizean Stew Chicken, and Nigerian Jollof Rice. Stop by the Café for lunch and enjoy this special meal!

Outstanding International Leadership Award

Nominate a faculty member who has made a significant contribution to internationalizing UNF.

  • Outstanding International Leadership Award for Full or Assoc. Professor
  • Outstanding International Leadership Award for Asst. Professor, Lecturer, or Instructor

Nominate a USPS or Administrative staff member who has made a significant contribution to internationalizing UNF.

  • Outstanding International Leadership Award for for UNF Staff