University of Florida International Center

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University of Florida
International Center
University of Florida Vertical Signature.svg
Established 1991
Dean Dr. David Sammons
Location Gainesville, Florida, USA

The University of Florida International Center (UFIC) is the University of Florida's research and educational center for international affairs and cultural studies.[1]

The UFIC was created in 1991, with the mission of enhancing the educational experience and environment of UF's students, faculty and staff by promoting a global perspective. The center is currently headed by the Dean David J. Sammons.


  • To assist faculty members who are doing research abroad.
  • To give out awards to faculty members who internationalize their courses.
  • To find outlets for students to pursue study abroad opportunities.
  • Bringing in important international leaders to discuss their point of view.
  • Provide services to University of Florida students who are studying over-seas.

Alec Courtelis Award[edit]

  • Every year the Alec Courtelis Award is given out at the International Student Academics Awards Ceremony. Students are chosen based on academic excellence and outstanding contributions to the university. A plaque inscribed with the names of the award recipients is located in the University of Florida International Center at The Hub.[2]


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Coordinates: 29°38′28″N 82°20′08″W / 29.641186°N 82.335669°W / 29.641186; -82.335669