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New Courses and Destinations

UF in Madagascar:

Madagascar is among the largest islands in the world. Located off the east coast of Africa, it has an unparalleled flora and fauna. Students learn about biodiversity, conservation, and sustainable development through attending guest lectures, meeting stakeholders, and doing fieldwork in one of the world’s most biodiverse landscapes.

Especially for Pre-Health Students:

Our new faculty will be offering a range of courses, from Behavioral Drivers of Disease to Neurobiology. In the meantime, their arrival has allowed our existing outstanding faculty to develop new courses such as Cancer Biology and Stem Cell Biology.

Plus, we now have a second study abroad program especially for pre-health students: UF in Mérida. Through this program, students immerse themselves in the study of epidemiology and Spanish in the heart of the ancient Mayan empire. Today, Mérida is home to one of Mexico’s most prestigious universities and is also a center for research on mosquito-borne illnesses, such as dengue fever. Mérida is the ideal place to study about the interplay between humans, the environment, and infectious disease.