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Football tailgate
Life in Orlando, Life on Campus, Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: An International Homecoming Experience – Kamila Ismailova

Being a college student in the United States is quite an experience. Moving far away from your home country, living in a completely different environment, meeting new people, making friends and connections - yes that is the college life right there! I experienced much more than I expected before coming here during my first year... Continue reading Student Spotlight: An International Homecoming Experience – Kamila Ismailova
Trip to the ape sanctuary
Life in Orlando, Life on Campus

Bringing the classroom to life: Visit to the Ape Sanctuary

As part of the Spring ‘15 term, our Global Achievement Academy (GAA) students toured the Center for Great Apes, a great ape sanctuary located in Wauchula, FL, as a continued learning experience outside of the classroom. The excursion was organized by Dr. Lana Williams, an instructor for the ANT 2511 Human Species course, in partnership... Continue reading Bringing the classroom to life: Visit to the Ape Sanctuary
Students at the Orlando soccer stadium
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Painting the City Purple – Orlando City Soccer Club Game

Image Credit: Orlando City Soccer Club.  On Sunday, June 14th, Global UCF students took a trip to support the Orlando City Soccer Club in their home match against D.C United. The historic Orlando Citrus Bowl became the home for the Orlando City team when they debuted in their first season of Major League Soccer (MLS)... Continue reading Painting the City Purple – Orlando City Soccer Club Game
Students enjoy a day at Epcot
Life in Orlando, Life on Campus

Showing Our #GlobalDisneySide

This semester, Global UCF’s Live, Learn, and Grow 1: Foundation of American University Life (LLG1) class visited Disney’s EPCOT Center to learn about different cultures around the world and practiced the skills learned in the classroom. EPCOT, one of the main Disney theme parks, showcases 11 different countries and visitors learn about each of them... Continue reading Showing Our #GlobalDisneySide
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day Traditions: New and Old

People all around the world celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day every year.  There are some common traditions in every Saint Patrick’s Day celebration, but each country around the world has their own way of celebrating.  Most countries celebrate with shamrocks, leprechauns and wearing lots of green!  In the United States, the shamrocks represent good luck, leprechauns... Continue reading Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day Traditions: New and Old