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
My name is Aisulu and I’m a first semester political science major at Global UCF. I just started classes at the beginning of January and wanted to share my first American holiday with other international students. Last week was Valentine’s Day and being from a different country it was interesting to experience this very American... Continue reading Celebrating Valentine’s Day in America!
Hi! My name is Himanshu, I am a second semester student from India double majoring in theater and aeronautical engineering. As a GO Teamer (Global Orientation Leader) I am often asked what is there to eat at UCF. I myself had the same concern before arriving in Florida but don’t worry UCF offers so many... Continue reading The Many Flavors of Global UCF – A Students’ Perspective
Student success is important to everyone at Global UCF. In the first academic services blog post, you were introduced to Olga, the Academic Director at Global UCF, and Katie, one of our supplemental instructors, but these are just a few of the many members of our academic services team. The academic services team assists students... Continue reading The Perfect Recipe for Academic Success at Global UCF
Hi my name is Bernard, I am a second semester student in the Global UCF program from Nigeria. Deciding to attend school at UCF was not an easy one, I had opportunities at other schools in the US as well as the UK however since arriving in Florida I am confident I have made the... Continue reading Global UCF – The Student Perspective
Practice makes perfect Once you arrive in the United States, you might be tempted to avoid speaking English. Even if you feel shy about your accent or not knowing every word, remember that if you don’t “use” your English, you risk “losing” it. Luckily, speaking English gets easier with practice. To help you get started,... Continue reading Good Conversation Starters for International Students
It’s natural for international students to be nervous while adjusting to life in the USA. Luckily, there’s good news about this! Other students just like you have successfully adjusted to their new environment, and you can too! Get started by reading these easy to follow tips. But don’t worry the team at Global UCF is... Continue reading Tips for overcoming culture shock
Some things only international students studying in the USA can understand. It’s okay: Complaining will help you fit in. Trying to make your first American friend at school. ReactionGIFs That feeling when you make your first American friend. BuzzFeed Wondering if you’re the “we need an international friend” friend. Giphy Thinking US... Continue reading 25 Things Only Foreign Students in the US Will Understand
New country, new school, new awkward. You’ll be a sophomore soon enough. 1) You don’t understand a reference to something American. BuzzFeed 2) You pretend to understand a reference to something American. Reaction GIFs 3) Someone you don’t recognize says hello to you. Giphy 4) You mistakenly think someone is saying hello to you when... Continue reading 27 awkward things that will happen freshman year
Welcome to our new GAA students who joined the Knightro family! At Global UCF, the first major event for our new comers is orientation. It’s a big part of the UCF experience as you learn about the UCF culture, find your way around the large campus and settle into your new home. It’s also a... Continue reading How to become a Knight: Global UCF orientation
Say Hi to Knightro, Your UCF Mascot! For some students, showing school pride means going to a football game, buying a shirt or joining a club. For a select and sweaty few, school pride means wearing a giant costume. If you’re new to the idea of a school mascot, here’s everything you need to know... Continue reading Say Hi to Knightro, Your UCF Mascot!