FAQs

Study abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that can be both exhilarating and a bit overwhelming at times. We’re here to help. Here are the most commonly-asked questions in hopes that they’ll help you and your parents decide if CJC Study Abroad 2019 is right for you!


  • Why should I go? Study abroad is a unique and transformative experience that will open your eyes to the world, different cultures, foods, museums, historical locations, and other exciting experiences. You will travel with a large group of fellow Gators (in the past two years, we have had ~100 students) who will become close friends. You will see and do things at a unique time in your life. You will take classes you cannot take any other time of year or in any other place. You will impress future employers with your worldliness and global experience.
  • When does the CJC Study Abroad program take place? May 6 to June 4, 2019
  • How long is the program? Four weeks.
  • Where exactly will we go? The trip will be based in Sydney, Australia, with a side trip to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Do I have to be a CJC major/minor to go on the trip? No, all majors are welcome!
  • Do I have to be a University of Florida student to join the adventure? No, we take students from around the country!
  • How many classes can I take? Our students typically either take ONE or TWO classes abroad. One class = 3 hours; Two classes = 6 hours.
  • What classes are offered on study abroad? There are course offerings in all of the four concentrations in the CJC: advertising, public relations, journalism and telecommunications. All are UF classes and can help you earn your degree. Classes are available to freshmen through seniors, as well as graduate students. A list of courses is in the Courses tab.
  • How much is the program? The program fee is $6,227, which includes up to 6 credits of tuition, your housing, housing, all of our group activities, and all of our travel within the country. You can also elect to book your airline travel with us for an additional $1,745.
  • Is financial aid available? Competitive scholarships are available via the UF International Center. Student loans can also be used to cover program costs.\
  • Does Florida Prepaid or Bright Futures cover the cost of the study abroad trip? Florida Prepaid can be used for some expenses. Bright Futures covers tuition but is not available (unless you are a Innovation Academy student) because it is a summer program.
  • If I will graduate next summer can I walk in spring? Yes.
  • Can I stay in Australia and travel before or after the trip? Yes, but you absolutely will have to make your own flight arrangements to and from the states. However, if you are taking Advertising Campaigns, you must come back to Gainesville with the group and continue your course for two additional weeks. 

Still have questions? No problem! Please contact Program Coordinator Amanda Kastrinos at ak.gatorsabroad (at) gmail (dot) com to receive more info or to make an office hours appointment. 

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