Don't Cancel Class
Need to be away from campus for a conference or just wish to add a guest speaker to your syllabus? Let one of our International Affairs staff cover class and present to your students on various topics that increase students’ understanding of the global community.
Sign Up For An International Affairs Presentation
Please allow at least 24-48 hours for a response, and 72 hours if submitted on a Friday or during the weekend. Presentation requests are asked to be submitted at least 10 business days prior to the presentation date; however, all requests will be considered based on staff availability.
Available Presentation Topics
International Student Life (45 minutes)
Have you wondered how international students get to UWF? Would you like a greater understanding of the challenges international students face with regard to English-language ability, finances, cultural adjustment and academics? If so, this session will provide you with information on the life cycle of an international student, guidelines on how to better serve international students as well as practical information on the requirements international students must abide by as they are subject to certain regulations set forth by the US Department of Homeland Security.
Study Abroad: Building a Global Future (45 minutes)
This presentation will review the application process and student responsibilities for study abroad such as financial aid for study abroad, exchange locations, summer study abroad options and other special programs.
Peace Corps Prep Program (30 minutes)
Learn more about the partnership between UWF and the Peace Corps through our established Peace Corps Prep Program. Peace Corps Prep programs create frameworks for students to build global competencies by integrating coursework with hands-on experience and professional development. Upon completion of the program, students will receive a certificate from the Peace Corps—and a competitive edge when applying for Peace Corps service.
Global Village (1 hour)
In our contemporary global society, it is important to learn about cultural differences as well as what we have in common. This course will help offer participants tools they can use to improve communication and interaction with students, faculty and visitors from around the world.
Conversation Partners Living Library (1 hour)
Faculty and students from our Intensive English Program will visit your class/program to meet one-on-one with individuals. This presentation will serve as an open dialogue to discuss cultural norms, stereotypes, political affairs and language. (Subject to student availability. Students are typically available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Global Quarter Introduction (20 minutes)
Learn more about the student organization, Global Quarter, whose mission is to promote UWF's vision of becoming a truly global university by facilitating interaction and engagement of international students with globally-minded UWF students. Learn more about how to get involved with Global Quarter, special events, how to get volunteer hours and how this type of involvement can benefit one in career development.