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 2020 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 4 to June 1, 2020
  • How long is the program? Four weeks.
  • Where exactly will we go? The trip will be based in Barcelona, Spain, with a side trips in Spain to visit Montserrat, Freixenet, Girona and Figueres and a 6-day excursion to Ireland, visiting the cities of Dublin and Gallway.
  • 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.
  • 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 can be used for summer 2020 and pays the same rate per credit hour as it pays on campus. (Note:  Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits to be eligible to receive Bright Futures.)
  • If I will graduate next summer can I walk in spring? Yes.
  • Can I stay in Spain 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.gatorabroad (at) gmail (dot) com to receive more info or to make an office hours appointment.