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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!

spring 2023 Meetings


amazing race

Jan 7th | 11:30 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

Jan 13th | 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.


Jan 15th | 9:00 AM | HVNR Globe


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


Game night

Jan 18th | 6:30 PM | HVNR 140


Join us for game night for some friendly competition of Uno, card games, and more!

Global gathering

Jan 31s | 6:00 PM | Hough 120


Meet international students from some of the best business schools in the world and learn how you can 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.

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Downtown Food & Arts tour

Feb 3rd | 5:00 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.


STrawberry picking

Feb 5th | 1:00 | HVNR Globe


For the first time ever, GBS will be heading to Crossroads Farm (about 20 min from campus) to pick Strawberries! This will take place on Sunday Feb 5th at 1:30 pm. The event is free entry but if you'd like to take home strawberries then it is $3.50 per pound! They will have berry picking, wagon rides to the berries, desserts, honey, and a handmade craft shopping center!

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st. augustine beach day

Feb 11th | TBD | Gator 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

Feb 18th | 1:30 PM | 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”.


March 4th | 9:30 AM | HVNR Globe


Our gator guide members and exchange students will spend the day tubing and relaxing at one of the local Springs. 


Botanical Gardens

March 25th | 1:00 PM | HVNR Globe


GBS will head to Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, about 20 minutes from campus, to enjoy some local flora and fauna.  Kanapaha's signature plants include a premier stand of Chinese royal bamboo (Wong Chuk), and--during the warm months--giant Victoria water lilies and Asian snake arums. 

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Lake Wauburg

April 16th | TBD | 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!

Previous Meetings

Check out recordings from some of our previous meetings!


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.

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