Exchange students


Travel around the city of Gainesville + the state of Florida  

Understand what life is like as a Florida Gator

Participate in our

GBS excursions


intercultural meetings

Make a life-long American friend

What's a Global Gator Guide?

The main focus of our Gator Guide Program is to match you – the exchange student – with a UF student to help you transition to life on campus. 


The goal of the program is to create lasting connections with international business students while they learn and grow here at UF.

We encourage our gator guides to reach

out to their student and connect them to resources, communities, and events within the Heavener School of Business & our local Gainesville community.



It was a really great experience to be part of the program! I met amazing people who made me discover the American way of life and many great spots in Gainesville! As an international student you should definitely hang out with your gator guide and also with other gator guides to enjoy your exchange in UF as much as possible!


Global Gator Guides made my transition to the student community of Gainesville so smooth and fun. The whole program is organized in such a perfect way. The students volunteering to be guides have amazing personalities and a great will to help. Thanks to this program, I managed to make friends from all over the world. I will definitely miss all of the activities of GGG in the swamp. Go Gators!!!


The gator guide program helped me keeping in touch with both local and international students, it provided a lot of information and advice about local traditions and experiences to make. Last but not least, global gators guides have organized a range of fun activities to fully live the American culture and lifestyle!

Testimonials from Exchange Students​

Point System

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