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Global Business Society meetings focus on bringing together students that are interested in international business, working and studying abroad and those seeking to get a better understanding of the world around of us. If any of the items previously listed interest you, we hope that you will join us at our meetings that are held every other Tuesday at 6:30 PM. We look forward to seeing your face among the crowd!

Click here to check out recordings of our past meetings!

Fall 2022 Meetings


amazing race

Aug 23 | 12:00 PM | HVNR 140


Exchange students meet their Gator Guides and participate in an informational session where students are placed into groups and compete in a series of team-building activities that allow them to learn about the university’s history and traditions in a fun and engaging way.



krishna lunch

Aug 26th | 12:00 PM | Plaza of the Americas

All are welcome to join us at Plaza of the Americas for Krishna Lunch! This is a great event to casually get to know other GBS members in a fun setting.


Blue springs

Aug 28th | 9:30 AM | HVNR Globe


Students are invited for a day at the Springs with GBS! Before classes pick up and midterms set in, the Global Gator Guides will take a group venture to Blue Springs and enjoy a relaxing day on the river filled with fun and friends.

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St. Augustine

Sep 5th | 9:00 AM | HVNR Globe


Students take a day trip to St. Augustine to explore the historical sights of the city, enjoy local shops and eatery, and end the day as a group enjoying the beach.


Gators & guns

Nov 6th | TBD | HVNR Globe


Guides and their exchange students will go to Shoot Gainesville Target Range to learn how to shoot a gun and practice on a shooting range, getting the full “American experience”.


Downtown Food & arts tour

Sep 16th | 5:30 PM | HVNR Globe


Our Gator Guide members lead a tour of the artwork and historical sites in downtown Gainesville and students gather at Bo Diddley Plaza at the end of the tour to share a meal of foods from different restaurants downtown.

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Lake Wauburg

Oct 2nd | 11:00 AM | HVNR Globe


Guides, exchange students, and all friends from the business school and abroad are welcome to join us for a day at Lake Wauburg and participate in field day activities. Everyone pairs in teams and are challenged in physical/mental activities in order to be crowned winners!

Team Work


Oct 9th | TBD | HVNR Globe


Come play paintball with us and practice your teamwork at this fun event in October. We will split into teams and see who is can give it their best shot!


pumpkin carving

Oct 23rd | 5:30 PM | Lake Alice


Gator Guides and their exchange students will get to enjoy Halloween festivities by participating in a real-pumpkin carving activity by Lake Alice across from the UF bat houses, followed by a viewing of the bats being released from the houses at sunset.

Corn Maze

Corn maze

Oct 28th | 5:45 PM | HVNR Globe


Members and exchange students of our Global Gator Guide program will gather and attend the local Fall Festival where there will be a giant corn maze to try and solve, as well as a haunted house and other Halloween activities.


thanksgiving potluck

Nov 16th | TBD | HVNR Globe


The Fall 2022 Gator Guide and exchange student cohort are invited to participate in a family-style Thanksgiving potluck dinner with dishes from the different cultures of our friends around the world. We will be presenting final awards, end-of-year recognitions, and officially sending off our exchange students with warm goodbyes and many pictures.

Christmas Vibes

holiday party

Nov 30 | 7:00 PM | HVNR 240


Gator Guides and their exchange students will get to enjoy festivities at our annual holiday party! Come join us at our last event of the year!

Previous Meetings

Check out recordings from our meetings last semester!


Sept. 29th | 6:30 PM | Virtual


During our first general body meeting, guest speakers Makayla Nicholas and Sydney Patterson shared their experiences studying abroad and their respective insights and takeaways. The TedX Talks were especially interesting this semester, as both speakers were studying abroad during the outbreak of COVID19.


Click here to watch a recording of the meeting.

GBS X Career connections

Oct. 5th | 10:00 AM | Virtual

Experience changes everything. What do you want to accomplish at UF and after? This presentation will help you identify various ways to pursue meaningful experiences that will help you grow personally and professionally during your time at the University of Florida.


Check out the presentation here!

Alumni panel

 Oct. 20th | 6:30 PM | Zoom


This GBM brought back old GBS alumni to share their international experiences during undergrad that led them to where they are today.This event allowed members to network and learn from Gator Alum within the field of international business. 

Click here to watch a recording of the meeting.