Prepare to achieve greatness

Adjusting to college life in the U.S. can be challenging. Want to make your transition as easy and productive as possible? Global UCF sets you up for success with first-year programs that provide international students with:

  • Academic, English-language and cultural support.
  • College credit towards a UCF degree.
  • Access to exclusive courses and cultural events.

Flexibility

Flexibility

Choose from several program options for just the right amount of support. And in the U.S., you can customize your education and change which degree you study.

Dedicated support

Dedicated support

Make your transition easy with academic, tutoring, career and personal support from trained advisors. We’ll even pick you up when you arrive at the airport.

Small class sizes

Small class sizes

Receive more individual attention and customized support with fewer students in your classes. Some of your courses are exclusively for international students like you.

American cultural experiences

American cultural experiences

Get to know your new city by going to fun events with the Global UCF group. For instance, going to UCF Knights football games or exploring beautiful Orlando.

College Strategies for Success

College Strategies for Success

Gain the knowledge you need for daily life at UCF and the learning skills required in U.S. classrooms with this core Global UCF course.

Personalized guidance

Personalized guidance

Save time and avoid stress thanks to advisors ready to help you and your family. We’re there every step of the way, from applying to Global UCF to getting your visa to registering your mobile.

Which option is right for you?

To help you have the best experience possible, Global UCF offers three different programs. Explore below to see which one is best for you.

Global Achievement Academy 2 - University Integration (GAA 2-UI)

For high-achieving students who want a rigorous academic experience.

Global Achievement Academy 2 (GAA 2)

For students who want some support and tailored courses.

Global Achievement Academy 3 (GAA 3)

For students who want an immersive international study experience.

Compare your options

Global Achievement Academy 2 University Integration (GAA 2-UI)

Global Achievement Academy 2 (GAA 2)

Global Achievement Academy 3 (GAA 3)

Recommended ForHigh-achieving studentsStudents who want some
English-language support
Students who want a
personalized experience
Main BenefitRigorous academic experience and priority access to coursesJust the right amount of
support and tailored courses
Immersive English-language learning
and cultural experiences
Length2 semesters (9 months)2 semesters (9 months)3 semesters (12 months)
Minimum GPA Required2.52.52.5
English Skills RequiredAdvancedIntermediateModerate
Estimated Program Cost$32,417 to $38,135 (USD)$33,417 to $39,135 (USD)$39,822 to $44,140 (USD)

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Estimated program duration

Time to completion varies based on your English-language ability, degree choice and number of courses per semester.

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Can you guess the most popular degree?

For first-year students at UCF, the #1 degree is in engineering. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF’s undergraduate engineering program as one of the top 100 in the country.