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 2023 Meetings
August 22nd | 12 PM | HVNR 150
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.
August 25th | 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.
August 27th | 1 PM | Reitz Union
Thanksgiving makes its appearance early...let's get some "turkeys." Come bowling with us for a fun on-campus activity!
August 31st | 6:30 PM | HVNR 250
Join us for game night with some friendly competition of Uno, card games, and more!
September 3rd | 1:00 PM | Gator 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!
September 12th | 6:30 PM | HGH 120
Meet international students from some of the best business schools in the world and learn how you can study abroad while paying low UF tuition. The event will feature international students studying at UF, the Global Business Society Executive Board, UF Advisors from the Master of International Business Program (MIB), and UF Advisors from Heavener International Programs.
downtown food and arts tour
September 22nd | 5:00 PM | Gator 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.
great global snack crawl
October 1st | 1:00 PM | Plaza of Americas
Gather with us in the Plaza of Americas for a picnic-style feast consisting of American snacks! Bring one of your favorite American snacks to share with international students in a "potluck" setting.
pumpkin carving and bat houses
October 22nd | 5:30 PM | Lake Alice
Join with us at Lake Alice for Halloween themed activities! In addition to pumpkin carving, we will tour the inside of bat houses to get into the spooky Halloween spirit!
gbs got talent!
November 8th | 6:30 PM | HVNR 160
For a small entrance fee, you can watch some of our best talent from Global Business Society! Watch as international students, Gator Guides, and general members show off some of their unique talents!
November 17th | 6:00 PM | HVNR 140
Thanksgiving is right around the corner! In order to give our international students the authentic American Thanksgiving experience, bring a dish of your own for a potluck-styled feast!
November 28th | 6:30 PM | HVNR 160
Celebrate with us to get into the holiday spirit! As our last GBS event of the fall semester, we are not only going to be celebrating the various holidays that our members celebrate, but as well as the end to a great semester!
Check out recordings from some of our previous meetings!
March 7th | 6:30 PM | In Person
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.
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!
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.