A very common tradition amongst colleges and universities in America is Homecoming, and it is something everyone should experience at least once while they are in college. On UCF’s campus, Homecoming is one of the most eventful and fun times throughout the whole school year! This year, Homecoming is October 9th through October 15th, and... Continue reading An in Depth Look at UCF Homecoming
You’re going to fail. A lot. And that’s awesome. Failure isn’t something to fear. It’s something to embrace. Just ask Bill Gates. A Google search for “Microsoft failures” returns 28 million results. Yet according to Forbes, Gates is worth USD $79.7 billion. And as the world’s richest man, he’s also worth listening to when it... Continue reading Entrepreneurial Series: Failure as a Road to Success
On August 31, 2016, UCF officially celebrated the grand opening of the Global UCF building. UCF President John C. Hitt spoke about the importance of internationalizing the UCF campus and how it contributes to UCF’s 5 key goals. “As the new international hub of our campus, this Global UCF building anchors our extensive efforts to... Continue reading Grand Opening – Global UCF Building
The Fall 2016 semester has officially begun and there have been a lot of activities around campus already during this first week. Global UCF welcomed 106 new students this new semester. We had 6 students progress from our GAA Prep program to the GAA program, making for a total cohort of 112 students! The students... Continue reading Fall 2016 – Orientation Week!
It is truly amazing to accompany our students’ stories from the moment they arrive on campus, move into their dorms, and begin to transition to life on campus during their first year. We accompany them through midterms, tutoring sessions, finals week – and repeat the cycle all over again in the following semester. Aside from the... Continue reading Progression Ceremony Recap – Fall 2015 Cohort
Global UCF knows every student loves long weekends; when the summer semester is giving you too much homework, holidays seem to appear at the right time. Memorial day is coming, and here are some facts and tips so you can enjoy your long weekend as much as you can! Since 1971, the United States dedicates the last Monday... Continue reading 3 Steps to Enjoy Memorial Day
There are many components to the life of an international college student. Sure, the academic portion plays the central role in determining the day-to-day class load and schedule, but that’s only one part of the student experience. The student’s academic life must be balanced with their social life to have a truly successful college experience.... Continue reading Food: an important part of international student success
Pure magic. That is the phrase that was said during the entire basketball game and it was truly fitting. On Februrary 19, 2016, sixteen students and faculty attended the Orlando Magic game at the Amway Center in downtown Orlando to see them face the Dallas Mavericks. Students had to pay a fee of $25 to be... Continue reading Pure Magic. Our trip to the Orlando Magic NBA game.
There have been a lot of changes to the academic support structure this semester at Global UCF. We have listened to your feedback regarding tutoring, support sessions, building your academic plan, etc. and have tweaked things around to make it even easier to understand all of the resources available to you. We know that being... Continue reading New academic support structure: meet your advisors!
As part of the Global UCF curriculum, students in the SLS: Career Development class begin to prepare themselves for their professional career, from résumés to professional attire, and the many areas in between. Students are also encouraged to join the Career Accelerator Program (CAP) to further their career development through industry exploration and access to... Continue reading Career Talk: Student Interview
The holiday season is here! There are holiday festivities and events all around Orlando and right on campus too. One of the most notable attractions, Light Up UCF, has become a campus tradition and is in its eighth season already. The event will go through January 3, 2016 and is a must-see on campus! It is... Continue reading Holiday season at UCF!
Global UCF has welcomed 110 new international students for the Fall 2015 semester from all around the world! We have knighted them and plotted their faces in this interactive map. Each student is tagged in their home country, so you can scan over the world map and see their friendly faces. The new cohort comes... Continue reading Meet the new Global UCF Fall ’15 group!