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INFORMATION


FOR STUDENTS


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FROM OTHER .. .


COUNTRIES










Vol. XLVIII, Series 1 No. 6 June 1, 1953

Published monthly by the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Entered in the post office in Gainesville, Florida, as second-class matter, under
Act of Congress, August 24, 1912
Office of Publication, Gainesville, Florida.
























This bulletin has been prepared by Ivan Putman,

Jr., Adviser to Foreign Students, with the assistance of

J. Ed Price, Sam Schulman, members of the Committee on

Foreign Students, and other members of the faculty of the

University of Florida.








TABLE OF CONTENTS


I. General Information for Prospective
University of Florida Students. . . . 1

Introduction .. . .. . . . . .. . .. 1

Location and Climate ............. . ... 2

The Educational System at the University of Florida. ... 3
Semesters ... ... ... ... .. .. .... 3
Admission ... ... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 3
Major. ................... ....... 4
Course . . . . . . . .... ...... .. 4
Credits .. .. ... ... .. .. ... ... 4
Faculty . . . . . . . . . . .. . 4
Student Classification . . . . . . . . 4
The Lower Division--The University College . . . 5
The Upper Division and the Graduate School. . . 6
Enrollment ..................... ...... 6
Academic Load ................. ..... 7
The lecture-discussion method of instruction. . . 7
Class participation ................. .. 8
Examinations ................... ... 8
G rades .. ... .. .. ... .. . . . 9
Honor points ................... ... 9
Satisfactory standing . . . . . . .... 10
Requirements .................. . . 10
Degrees.... ................... 10
The Honor System. . . . . . . . . .. 11
Student-faculty relations. . . . . . . ... 11
Extracurricular life. . . . . . . . . ... 12
Religious life . . .. . . . . .. . . 14
Vacations ...................... . 14

Food Service ................... .. . 15

Student Health ................... .. . 15

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Accident and Health Insurance. . . . . . . ... 16

Clothing Needs ....................... 17

Counseling of Foreign Students. . . . . . . ... 18

II. Specific Information and Requirements for
Those Applying for Admission to the
University of Florida. . . . . . . 19

English Language Requirements. . . . . . . ... 19

Passports and Visas .................. .. . 22

Finances......... ....... ... ..... .. 25

Transportation .............. ... .... 26
Expenses ................... .... 26
Scholarships ............... ... .... 29
Fellowships and Assistantships. . . . ....... 30
Employment. .................. .... 31
Loans . . . . . . . . .. . . . . 32
Applying for financial aids. . . . . . . ... 32
Important note ...................... 33
Transfer of funds ....................... 33

Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Desirable Arrival Time. . . . . . . . . ... 34

Concluding Statement .................... 35








GENERAL INFORMATION


FOR

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

OF THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA



INTRODUCTION


The University of Florida is happy to receive inquiries
from people in other countries who are interested in continuing
their education at this institution of higher learning. During the
past twenty-five years the University has welcomed increasing
numbers of students, both men and women, from abroad, and we
are always pleased to receive the applications of others with
good academic records and high moral qualities. During the
1952-53 academic year the University of Florida has enrolled
about 235 students from 39 countries.

This bulletin provides that information about the Uni-
versity of Florida which students from abroad have found to be
of most value. If, after reading the bulletin, a prospective stu-
dent still has unanswered questions, he* is invited to write for
further information to the Adviser to Foreign Students, Univer-
sity of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, U.S.A.

Information in greater detail, including specific re-
quirements for various degrees, will be found in the catalog of
the University, copies of which should be available at United
States Information Offices and Consulates throughout the world.

To supplement his information about studying in the
*Throughout this bulletin the impersonal "he" will be used in its various forms,
as is the custom in the English language, to refer to either a man or a woman. The
University of Florida is a coeducational institution which is happy to have women
students as well as men.







United States, any interested person is urged to take advantage
of available resources in his own country. It would be particu-
larly valuable to interview people who have studied in the Uni-
ted States or U. S. citizens who are living abroad. U.S. Embas-
sies, Consulates, Libraries, Information Offices, and English
Language Centers can also give valuable assistance. The pro-
spective student may also write to the Cultural Attache of the
Embassy of his own government in Washington, D.C., for addi-
tional information of value. The more one knows about education
and life in the United States before coming as a student, the
more likely one is to have a happy and successful period of study
here.

The University of Florida is one of the principal state
universities in the United States. It was founded in 1853, and
has grown steadily since that time. Its greatest period of growth
has been since 1945, and it now has an enrollment of more than
nine thousand students. Funds for the operation of the Univer-
sity come largely from the government of the State of Florida and
from student fees, supplemented by grants, donations, and other
income. Direct supervision over the policies and affairs of the
University is vested in the Board of Control, a body composed of
seven citizens from different regions of the state who are ap-
pointed by the Governor of the State of Florida for four-year
terms.

University affairs are administered by the president of
the University with the advice and assistance of the Academic
Council, the Administrative Council and the University Senate,
all of which are composed of professors and administrative of-
ficials of the University.

LOCATION AND CLIMATE

The Universityof Florida is in the town of Gainesville,
population about 27,000, located in the north-central part of
the State of Florida in southeastern United States. It is about
60airlinemiles (96 km.) from Gainesville to the Atlantic Ocean
on the east and about the same distance to the Gulf of Mexico on the







west. The city of Jacksonville is 73 miles (117km.) to the north
east, and Miami is 353 miles (565 km.) to the south. The alti-
tude is approximately 200 feet (about 61.5 meters)above sea
level.

The climate is classified as semi-tropical. During a
normal winter the days are sunny and warm (about 70 to 80 Fah-
renheit or22 to 27 Centigrade) and the nights cool (about 30
to 50 F. or -1 to 10 C). There are occasional brief periods of
freezing temperatures, but snow is virtually unknown in this part
of the United States. The summer days may be said to be hot (80
to 95 F. or 27 to 35 C.), but summernights are usually cool and
pleasant (65 to 75 F. or 18 to 24 C.). The mean temperature
throughout the year is 69.9 F. or 21.1 C. During the summer
the relative humidity is high (average 86%), and brief showers
are frequent. Occasional rains also occur during other seasons
of the year.
THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM OF THE
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
This section is devoted to information that every stu-
dent at the University of Florida must have in order to understand
his status at this University and the functioning of the rather
complex academic system under which this and other institutions
of higher learning in the United States operate.

SEMESTERS. At the Universityof Florida the academic
year (September to June) is divided into two periods, called semes-
ters, sessions, or terms, of approximately eighteen weeks each.
The fall semester begins about September 15 each year, and the
spring semester begins about February 1 There is also a summer
session each year beginning about June 10 and continuing for
eight weeks. One may take about half a semester's work during
a summer session.

ADMISSION. No student may attend the University
of Florida unless he has been officially admitted. This means
that he must have submitted to the proper University authorities
all of the documents and information which they request. When







all of these data have been examined and approved by the of-
ficials concerned, a "Certificate of Admission" is issued by the
Director of Admissions, and the student is thereupon entitled to
attend the University.

MAJOR. A student's major is the field of study in
which he specializes--for example, Civil Engineering, Agron-
omy, Chemistry, Economics, etc.

COURSE. This word has several meanings. At a uni-
versity it most often means a series of lectures for a semester in
a particular subject (such as trigonometry, -elementary botany,
principles of economics, etc.). Each student studies several
courses each semester, and may have quite different courses the
following semester.

CREDITS. Credits at the University of Florida are
stated in terms of credit hours, semester hours, or simply hours--
these are synonymous terms. A credit hour is defined as one 50-
minute period in class (or the equivalent in laboratory) each
week for one semester. A three-hour course, therefore, is one
in which there will be three 50-minuteperiods perweek of class
work, or the equivalent of laboratory work, for one semester.
Two or three periods in laboratory are usually considered to be
the equivalent of one period in class. Many courses have both
lecture and laboratory.

FACULTY. This term commonly means all of the mem-
bers of the teaching and administrative staff of the institution.
It is not commonly used to describe an administrative divisionor
department of study of a college or university in the United
States.

STUDENT CLASSIFICATION.Students in any college or
university in the United States are classified as undergraduate
students if they have not completed a recognized bachelor's de-
gree, and as graduate students if they have completed such
degree and continue to study in the same field. A first year
undergraduate student is called a freshman. At the University







of Florida he becomes a sophomore or second year student when
he has earned at least 28 credits. When he has satisfactorily
completed at least64credits (including certain specific courses)
he becomes a member of the third year or junior class, and upon
satisfactory completion of from 96 to 104 credits he becomes a
senior. When he completes the requirements for a bachelor's
degree and the degree is awarded to him, he is said to have grad-
uated. A transfer student is one who has completed some credits
in another institution of higher learning and transfers them to the
University of Florida. These credits are evaluated by the Uni-
versity, and the student is assigned to one of the above classifi-
cations according to the extent to which his previous credits are
equivalent to those he might have earned at the University of
Florida. Sometimes a transfer student must make up deficiencies
--that is, he must take courses which he has not had, but which
are required for students in his major field at the University of
Florida.
THE LOWER DIVISION-THE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE. At
most colleges and universities in the United States the first two
years of undergraduate study are referred toas the lower division.
At the University of Florida the work of the lower Division is ad-
ministered by the University College. All First and second year
students are enrolled in the University College regardless of the
field of study in which they expect to major. Their academic
programs are supervised by the Dean of the University College
and by a group of faculty counselors. The academic work of the
University College is designed to perform two functions:
1. To provide a core of basic general education
for all students. This is done through a pro-
gram of six one-year courses which are re-
quired of all lower division students. These
are (1) American Institutions, (2) The Physical
Sciences, (3) Reading, Speaking, and Writing
English, (4) Practical Logic and Fundamental
Mathematics, (5) The Humanities, and (6) The
Biological Sciences.
2. To provide the requisite pre-professional work
for admission to any of the various divisions of







instruction in the upper division in which the
student will spend the third and fourth years at
the University.

Upon successful completion of the University College program,
a student receives the Associate of Arts Certificate.

THE UPPER DIVISION AND THE GRADUATE SCHOOL. The
Upper Division (third and fourth years) and the Graduate School
are organized in large administrative units which are known as
colleges, schools, or divisions within the University. The chief
administrative official of each unit is its dean or director. Each
college, school, or division may include a number of smaller
units called departments of instruction, or simply departments,
each administered by its own head professor. These divisions of
the University and the specific curricula and degrees which are
offered by them are indicated in the table which may be found
at the back of this bulletin.

ENROLLMENT. The Certificate of Admission author-
izes a person to become a student at the University, but it does
not constitute official enrollment or registration. The process
of enrolling or registering for a group of specific subjects or
courses begins with a personal consultation with a member of
the faculty who is the student's academic adviser. With the
approval of his adviser, a student may select from a variety of
courses in determining his program for a particular semester.
However, he must include courses which are required by his
major department, and he may not enroll for any course for
which he does not have adequate preparation. Other steps which
follow the conference with the adviser in the enrollment process
are (1) completing the required registration forms, (2) having
one's name placed on the roll of each class or course which the
adviser has approved for the student, and (3) paying the Uni-
versity fees. Within the first six weeks of a semester certain
changes in enrollment may be made with the approval of the
adviser, providing the proper forms are filled in and presented
to the Office of the Registrar where appropriate changes in the
records are made. The enrollment process must be repeated







every semester, since each student registers for a new group of
courses each semester. When the student is officially enrolled,
he is required to attend classes and laboratories in each of his
courses until the end of the semester and to carry out all of the
requirements of these courses, including laboratory exercises,
and written and oral examinations.

ACADEMIC LOAD. A student's academic load is the
total number of credit hours of courses for which he is registered
for a particular semester. Most courses at the University of
Florida are three-credit courses, but there are also a number of
courses which offer one, two, four, or more credits. A normal
load for an undergraduate student is sixteen hours of credit a se-
mester. University regulations specify that an undergraduate stu-
dentmust normally carry at least twelve credits. Since graduate
courses are more advanced and require more time in preparation, a
graduate student seldom carries as many hours as an undergraduate.
THE LECTURE-DISCUSSION METHOD OF INSTRUC-
TION. Much of the work of university courses in the United
States is carried on by the lecture-discussion method, which may
be described in the following manner. The professor normally
requires the student to buy a textbook from which certain chap-
ters are assigned to be read outside of class each week. Other
readings from reference books in the library may also be re-
quired. Then the professor devotes the time of the class periods
to lectures in which he may give additional material not found
in the text or reference books, or he may use the time for a dis-
cussion of important information from the assigned reading. The
text and reference books and all of the lectures are in the Eng-
lish language, except in foreign language classes or in certain
graduate courses in which references written in other languages
may be assigned. It is important for each student to take notes
on what the professor says during the class periods, since some
of the examinations may be based upon his lectures. Occasion-
ally a professor will require that these notes be handed in for
his. inspection as part of the assigned work of the course. Stu-
dents may also be required to make oral or written reports, and
sometimes to write long essays (usually called term papers) based
upon special individual study. In certain subjects, especially







the sciences and technologies, work in laboratories is an impor-
tant part of the courses.

CLASS PARTICIPATION. When a student has officially
enrolled for a course, he is required to attend the classes regu-
larly and to complete all of the work assigned by the professor
for that course, including all examinations. If, after registering
for a particular course, a student decides that he does not wish
to continue it, he must gothrough the established procedures for
changing his registration. If he withdraws from any course after
the sixth week of a semester, a failing grade will be entered for
that course on his permanent record. In most classes, students
are expected to ask questions and participate in class discussions
as well as to write all of the papers and examinations required.
Usually classes number from 25 to 200 or more students, although
advanced classes are often smaller. In large classes there may
be very little opportunity for class discussion. However, re-
gardless of the size of the classes, most professors want to know
their students personally and expect that those with problems
will ask for personal consultation.

EXAMINATIONS. The type and number of examina-
tions in a course is determined by the individual professor.Some
professors give a brief examination every class period. Others
give an examination every week or every month. Almost all
professors will give major examinations at the middle and at the
end of the semester. These examinations are almost always writ-
ten, and in many courses are of the type known as objective
tests. Objective tests may be of several kinds: (1) the true-
false test, which requires that the student determine whether
various statements given are true of false; (2) the completion
test, which requires the student to insert words or phrases omitted
from a series of statements; and (3) the multiple-choice test
which requires the selection of correct answers from among sev-
eral choices given. Such tests require knowledge of the exact
meaning of the English words used.

Comprehensive examinations covering all of the sub-
jects studied are seldom given in colleges and universities in the








United States except as part of the examination for the master's
and doctor's degrees. The examinations for these degrees at the
University of Florida are both oral and written. Comprehensive
oral examinations are sometimes given to those undergraduates
who apply for graduation with high honors at the completion of
their work for the bachelor's degree.


GRADES. The professor's judgment of the quality of
work which a student does in a course is entered on his official
university records at the end of the semester in the form of a
mark or grade. At the University of Florida a grade of "A" de-
notes excellent work; "B" means good work, but not the best;
"C" means fair or average work; "D" indicates that work has
been poor and is barely passing; and "E" means that work has
been unsatisfactory and that the student has failed the course.*
A grade of "I" indicates that the work is incomplete and that a
grade in the course will be given only if the student completes
all of the required assignments of the course within a specified
time. A grade of "X" indicates that the student was absent from
the final examination. Grades of "I" and "X" are classed as
failing grades until the work is completed.


HONOR POINTS. Academic standing is measured nu-
merically in what are called honor points or grade points. At
the University of Florida each credit hour of A earns four honor
points; each credit hour of B three honor points; each credit hour
of C two honor points; and a credit hour of D one honor point.
Failing or incomplete grades earn no points. The honor point
average is obtained by dividing the total number of honorpoints
earned by the total number of credit hours of enrollment.


*If a student fails a particular course he may repeat it in a subsequent
semester, but need not repeat courses successfully completed. A stu-
dent who fails more than 50% of the credits for which he is enrolled in a
particular semester will be dropped from the University and may re-enroll
only with the permission of the Committee on Student Petitions of the
University Senate.







SATISFACTORY STANDING. In order to be consid-
ered a student in good standing at the University of Florida, an
undergraduate must maintain a grade average of C (honor point
average of 2.0)orbetter in all subjects. The same standard must
be maintained in order to be eligible for a bachelor's degree,
with the additional requirement in some departments that the
student have no grade below C in any course in his major field
of study. For graduate students satisfactory standing requires a
B average or an honor point ratio of 3.0. Either undergraduate
or graduate students who fail to achieve a satisfactory standing
in any semester may be placed on probation for the following
semester in order that they may have an opportunity to show
whether or not they are capable of doing better work. If they
again fail to achieve satisfactory standing, they may be refused
permission to enroll again at the University of Florida. This
practice applies to all students, both foreign and native.

REQUIREMENTS. There may be several kinds of re-
quirements, but the word usually refers to the courses required
for completion of a degree. Many of these will be courses in the
student's major department, but a number of courses outside his
major field may also be required. At the undergraduate level
these will include the six University College courses previously
described. Enrollment in non-credit courses in physical fitness
is required for undergraduate men students for eight semesters,
or until they graduate, and for women students for four semes-
ters. At the graduate level requirements often include courses
in fields closely related to the major. At both undergraduate
and graduate levelscourses or examinations in languages are re-
quired in some departments. Each department has its own special
requirements, and, therefore, if a student changes his major,
he must take the subjects required in the new field and will need
more than the usual amount of time to complete his degree.

DEGREES. When a student has completed with satis-
factory academic standing the required number of credits and
the specific work required by his major department and his col-
lege, school, or division, he will be given an appropriate de-
gree. The degrees most frequently granted at the University of







Florida are the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science
(B.S.), Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Science (M.S.), and
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.). A bachelor's degree requires
completion of 128 or more credits, depending upon the particu-
lar field of study. This normally takes about four years, but in
such fields as Engineering, Chemistry, and Pharmacy four and
one-half years may be required, and Architecture requires five
years. The master's degree usually takes one or two years be-
yond the bachelor's degree, and the doctor's degree wiJI ordin-
arily require two or more years of study beyond the master's de-
gree. An acceptable thesis or dissertation based upon original
research is a requirement for the master's degree in many de-
partments and forthe doctor's degree in all departments in which
it is given. Specific degree requirements in particular depart-
ments will be sent upon request. Some departments do not offer
the higher degrees. For a list of the fields of study available at
the University of Florida see the table at the back of this bul-
letin.

THE HONOR SYSTEM. Every student who accepts ad-
mission and enrolls at the University of Florida thereby pledges
himself to abide by the HonorCode of University of Florida stu-
dents. This code states simply that each student promises not to
(1) cheat in examinations, (2) steal, or (3) obtain money or
credit by means of worthless checks or under any other false pre-
tenses. The Honor System is a part of the plan of Student Gov-
ernment at the University. It was instituted by the students and
is operated by the students. Violations are handled by an Honor
Court made up of students. The Honor System, a cherished tra-
dition of long standing at the University, is based upon the phil-
osophy that honor and self-discipline are attributes of the edu-
cated person.

STUDENT-FACULTY RELATIONS. Relationships be-
tween students and their professors are close and tend to be in-
formal in universities in the United States. No mark of deference
from the student, other than quiet attention, is expected by the
professor when he enters the classroom. Inmost classes professors
expect the students to ask questions or comment on the material







being considered in class. A student who wishes to speak usu-
ally raises his hand to be recognized by the professor. It is not
at all uncommon for students to stay after class to talk individu-
ally with a professor. Almost all faculty members maintain reg-
ular office hours when they expect studentsto come to talk over
individual problems. A student may properly address a profes-
sor as "Mr.," "Miss," or "Mrs." or by a professional title such
as "Professor" or "Doctor." However, the student should not be
surprised if a professor occasionally addresses his students by
their first names. Many professors invite students to their homes
for special occasions, and student groups often entertain fac-
ulty members and their husbands or wives. Faculty members are
often invited to be advisers to student organizations.

EXTRACURRICULAR LIFE. At the University of Florida,
as at other universities and colleges in the United States, the life
of a student outside of the classroom is considered an important
part of his education. Therefore, the University encourages a
wide variety of out-of-class activities based upon the personal,
social, and recreational needs of all students. These activities
are designed to develop the social competency of the student,
and all students are urged to take part in some activity accord-
ing to their personal interests.

The activities provided on the campus include profes-
sional clubs and societies, honorary scholastic and social fra-
ternities (membership by invitation only), dance groups, politi-
cal organizations, publications, vocational groups, dramatic
and music groups, hobby groups, social clubs, and many others.
At present, there are about 200 approved student organizations
active on the campus.

There are some activities and organizations whose chief
functions are development of international understanding and
intercultural exchange. These are often of particular interest to
foreign students who can make a unique contribution to them.
In connection with these activities there may be occasions when
it would be appropriate for the student from abroad to wear any
distinctive costumes which are or have been characteristic of







his country. There may also be occasions when displays of art
objects, examples of various handicrafts, pictures, books, maps,
and other distinctive items from other countries can be viewed
by many interested people.

Many student activities center in the Florida Union, a
building in the center of the campus dedicated completely to
providing facilitiesand leadership for student activities and stu-
dent government. The Student Service Center, the gymnasium,
and other buildings also provide excellent facilities for student
activities.

All students are urged to attend the lecture and con-
cert series featuring speakers and musical artists of national and
international reputation. There are also recitals and concerts
by students and faculty, plays and other entertainment by student
groups, and a variety of athletic events. Student identification
cards obtained at the time of registration admit studentsto these
events, usually without additional cost.

In the United States considerable emphasis is placed
upon sports. Everyone is urged to participate in some sports ac-
tivity for recreation, for the maintenance of physical health,
and for the opportunity to learn teamwork and good sportsman-
ship. Minimum physical education activities are required of all
students, but many additional opportunities for participation are
provided for all interested persons. The University sponsors an
active intramural sports program providing competition in about
twenty group and individual sports among members of various
student organizations. There isalso an opportunity forall under-
graduate students to compete for places on University teams for
inter-collegiate competition in such sports as football, basket-
ball, baseball, track and field events, swimming, tennis and
golf. So-called winter sports, such as skiing and ice skating,
are not available in the southern part of the United States.

Graduate students usually have less time than under-
graduates for outside activities, but all are urged to take part
as their time permits.







Additional activities for the wives and children of
married students and staff members are provided by the New-
comers and University Dames organizations. The families of
students have the privilege of sharing many of the recreational
facilities provided for regularly enrolled students.


RELIGIOUS LIFE. A broad program of inter-denomi-
national religious activity is sponsored on the campus by the
Student Religious Association, composed of representatives of
all denominational student religious groups and assisted by a
faculty Committee on Religion. Student religious centers with
full-time pastors and excellent facilities are provided adjacent
to the campus by the Baptist, Episcopal, Jewish, Methodist,
Presbyterian, and Roman Catholic Churches. Many other re-
ligious groups offer special student programs and services through
the churches of Gainesville.


VACATIONS. Vacations(or holidays) usually coincide
with the important festival days observed in the United States.
The first of these during the school year is Thanksgiving Day
which is celebrated the last Thursday in November. At the
University of Florida, no classes are held from the Wednesday
afternoon before Thanksgiving Day until the following Monday.
The holiday in celebration of Christmas (December 25) begins
about December 20 and lasts until after New Year's Day (Janu-
ary 1), a two-week period. The next scheduled holiday is the
Easter vacation, which lasts from the Thursday before Easter
through the following Monday, a four-day period. A student
may also have a few days free between the fall and spring semes-
ters and between the spring semester and the summer session.
There is approximately a month's holiday between the summer
session and the opening of the new academic year in the fall.
Many students do not attend the summer session and thus have a
three-month period for travel, special study, or other activities.
Usually the residence halls are closed during the Christmas hol-
iday and the month afterthe summer session closes. Other hous-
ing arrangements are made for these periods.







FOOD SERVICE


The University of Florida provides meals for students in
several University cafeterias. In a cafeteria various itemsof food
are displayed on a long table, and each customer selects the
things he wishes to eat. A cashier at the end of the food line
totals the cost of the items selected and collects the money to
pay for the meal. The food is carefully planned and attractive-
ly served. It is the policy of the University Food Services to
furnish good food prepared under sanitary conditions at the low-
est possible cost. State law forbids the serving of alcoholic bev-
erages on or near the campus, and no cooking can be permitted
in students' rooms because of fire prevention regulations.

It is not possible for the University Food Service to pro-
vide students from abroad with foods to which they are accus-
tomed at home. However, it is hoped they will learn to enjoy
the North American foods and the occasional international dishes
that are served. The University does not recommend that stu-
dents, either native or foreign, (except for married couples) try
to do their own cooking in off-campus apartments. Experience
has shown that frequently this practice is more expensive, takes
a great deal of time, and often results in illness because of im-
properly balanced diets or improperly prepared food.

STUDENT HEALTH

The University maintains the Student Health Depart-
ment in the Infirmary Building on the campus for the protection
and medical care of the students in residence. The Outpatient
Clinic is open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. to provide consul-
tation and treatment to all students in need of medical care.
Emergency service is available at other hours. The 65-bed hos-
pital provides students in need of hospitalization with twenty-
four hour general nursing care under the supervision of Univer-
sity Physicians.

The Student Health Department provides the following
services for all enrolled students:







1. Physical examination and chest X-ray for all new
students registering during Registration week.
This supplements the physical examination record
which every student must submit before he is per-
mitted to register at the University.
2. Outpatient Clinic service for all injuries and ill-
nesses.
3. Complete diagnosis and treatment of acute ill-
nesses of limited duration, including hospitali-
zation, general nursing care, and the services
of a physician. A charge of $1.75 a day is made
for each hospitalized patient, and includes the
cost of meals.
4. Hospital laboratory tests for which the Infirmary
is equipped.
5. Diagnostic X-ray service at low cost.
6. Most drugs and supplies prescribed for the treat-
ment of illness.
The Student Health Department does not provide for the fol lowing:
1. Medical service outside the University Infirmary.
2. Medical service during any regular University
vacation.
3. Treatment of chronic or other diseases requiring
hospitalization over extended periods of time.
4. Hospitalization or surgical service for major sur-
gery or for bone fractures that require the serv-
ices of an orthopedic surgeon.
5. Consultation services of physicians who are not
on the University staff.
6. Services of special nurses.
7. Laboratory analyses madeoutside the Infirmary.
8. Dental care and ordinary eye examinations or
glasses.

ACCIDENTAND HEALTH INSURANCE. In order to
protect himself against the expense of accidental injury of unfore-
seen illnesswhich cannotbetaken care of by the Student Health
Department, every foreign student is urged to provide himself







with an accident and health insurance policy payable in the
United States. To meet this important need, the Institute of In-
ternational Education, 1 East 67th Street, New York 21, New
York, has made available a special insurance plan for students
from abroad. This plan will provide for hospital and medical
expenses up to $760 a year at a cost of about $30 a year to the
student. Each student should write directly to the Institute and
arrange for this protection before leaving his own country and
he should keep the insurance in force until he returns to his home
again. Neither the insurance policy nor the Student Health De-
partment will pay for dental work or eye examinations, so the
student should arrange for examination of his teeth and eyes and
correction of any defects before he leaves his own country.

CLOTHING NEEDS
In preparing a wardrobe for a school year, both men
and women students should emphasize casual, informal attire,
the usual dress of University students in the United States. Men
usually attend class in slacks (informal, light-weight trousers)
and short-sleeved sport shirts, without neckties, coats, or hats.
If the weather is cool they usually wear sweaters or sport jackets
rather than suits. For daily campus wear women students are
completely acceptable in blouses, skirts, ankle-length hose,and
low-heeled shoes, with sweaters or sport coats for additional
warmth in cool weather. For dress occasions men need suits with
regular shirts and neckties, but they seldom have any use for
European-style formal clothes. Women should bring with them
a minimum amount of dress clothing--an afternoon dress or two,
a summer formal dress, and a winter formal dress. A more exten-
sive wardrobe would probably be useful, but is not absolutely nec-
essary. Since it rains frequently during the summer and occasion-
ally during the other seasons, a light-weight raincoat is a nec-
essity.
It is always possible to buy clothes in the United States.
There isno rationing orany regulation of such purchases. How-
ever, it would cost a considerable sum to purchase a complete
wardrobe in this country, and if a student's dollar resources are
limited it might be better for him to bring what he needs with
him from home. If a student coming to the University of Florida







plans to buy clothes in the United States, it would be best for
him to wait until he arrives in Florida to make his purchases. A
few students from abroad wear their native garments regularly,
both for comfort and to save buying a new wardrobe; but most
prefer to wear American-style clothing. However, students are
encouraged to bring distinctive national costumes with them to
wear on special occasions.

COUNSELING OF FOREIGN STUDENTS

The University of Florida takes considerable interest in
its students as individuals. This interest is given concrete form
in a number of ways, among which is the provision of the Uni-
versity staff for experienced and understanding persons whose
chief function is to assist students in arriving at satisfactory solu-
tions to important personal problems. The services of the Ad-
viser to Foreign Students and his assistants are provided especial-
ly for students from abroad. There is also a counselor especially
for Latin-American students in Agriculture. These specialized
counselors are always glad to discuss any problem that a foreign
student may have, and to cooperate with other members of the
University staff in helping to provide answers to any questions
raised by students.
Others whose services may be of value to a foreign
student include the Dean of Student Personnel, the Deans of
Men and Women, the Deans of the divisions, the heads of de-
partments, and the staff members of the residence halls, the
Bureau of Vocational Guidance and Mental Hygiene, the Speech
and Hearing Clinic, the Reading Laboratory, the Student Health
Department, and the Student religious centers. Most faculty
members and studentsare also friendly and eager to be of service
when they can.

While all of these people are willing and able to help
students with problems, they cannot be of service unless indi-
vidual students come to them to ask for assistance. It is custom-
ary for students at the University of Florida to seek help with
difficult problems, and all are urged to do so before the diffi-
culties have become severe.







SPECIFIC INFORMATION AND
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
TO THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


ADMISSION TO THE UNIVERSITY

Any student from another country who plans to seek ad-
mission to the University of Florida should begin the process by
sending a letter of inquiry several months (preferably a year)
before he plans to begin studying in the United States. This
should give time to obtain the necessary records, make arrange-
ments for passport and visa, complete financial arrangements,and
take care of the many other necessary details. Direct all in-
quiries to:

Adviser to Foreign Students
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida, U.S.A.

Complete instructions for applying for admission will be sent,
along with the necessary forms which are to be filled in and re-
turned to the Adviser to Foreign Students. The instructions will
request the student to submit (1) official and complete records
of his previous education, (2) character recommendations by
qualified references, (3) information as to his educational and
vocational goals, (4) evidence that he has adequate financial
resources (5) evidence that his ability ro read, write, speak,
and understand spoken English is sufficient to enable him to
profit from his studies, and (6) miscellaneous personal informa-
tion. These data will be examined carefully by University of-
ficials and will provide the basis for their decision as to whether
to admit the applicant or not.

When a student is admitted to the University of Florida,
an official certificate of admission signed by the Directorof Ad-
missions is sent to him. Admission is for a particular semester
only. If a student is not able to come for that semester, he







should inform the Adviser to Foreign Students immediately. Then,
if he wishes to come for a later semester, a new letter of admis-
sion can be issued for him.

No student is admitted to the University of Florida until
he has received the official letter of admission. Receiving a
person's application and credentials for examination does not
constitute admission. Many applications are received both from
students in the United States and from foreign students; and,
with the limited facilities in some departments, only those ap-
plicants having the best records can be accepted. Under no cir-
cumstances should an applicant give up a position, purchase
transportation, or make any definite plans to depart for the
United States until he has been told officially that he is admit-
ted in a letter signed by the Director of Admissions of the Uni-
versity of Florida. If an applicant cannot be admitted, he will
be informed of the reasons for the decisions, and his credentials
will either be returned or forwarded to some other institution in
accordance with his instructions.

All important letters will be sent by airmail. The Uni-
versity of Florida cannot accept cables, radiograms, or tele-
grams that are sent collect, nor will such communications be
sent to the prospective student unless prior arrangements are made
by him for payment of the charges.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Long experience with foreign students has proved that
those whose native language is not English cannot profitably
study in the United States unless thay have acquired a consider-
able proficiency in the use of the English language. All lectures
and textbooks are in English, and are of course designed for
U.S. students who have spoken and studied English all their
lives. It is not expected that the student from abroad will speak
or write English as fluently as do native students, but he must
be able to speak and write understandably, and to understand
both written and spoken English. If he is a graduate student
working for a master's or a doctor's degree, he must be able to







write his thesis in correct English. It is especially important
that every student have a good reading knowledge of the English
language.

At present the University of Florida does not offer a
program for full-time study of English for students from abroad.
We recommend that the student master English before he leaves
his own country, particularly if his time and funds are limited.
The University does offer some classes in English for those who
already have a considerable knowledge of the language and need
some additional practice. There are a number of schools in the
United States which do offer full-time instruction in English for
foreign students, often during the summer session. Anyone in-
terested in such a school may write to the Adviser to Foreign
Students for information about them.

Because of the importance of English, every foreign
student is required to submit with his application for admission to
the University of Florida certain statements from qualified people
regarding his English proficiency. Forms for this purpose are in-
cluded with the admission materials. This requirement has been
established because it is important that both the University and
the student know in advance that his ability to read, write,
speak, and understand spoken English is sufficient to enable
him to pursue studies here satisfactorily.

IfEnglish is notthe native tongue of a foreign student,
he will be examined in reading, speaking, and writing English
and in understanding spoken English when he arrives at the Uni-
versity of Florida, whether he has taken a previous examination
or not. He will then be classified in one of the following groups:

1. Students whose proficiency in English is suf-
ficient to admit them at once to a full program
of study at the University of Florida.
2. Students whose proficiency in English is fair and
who will therefore be permitted to take a limited
program of studywhich must include special cour-
ses in English for foreign students. These courses







give no University credit for graduate students.
3. Students whose English is insufficient for prof-
itable study at the University of Florida. Such
students will not be permitted to enroll at the
University at all until they have improved their
knowledge of English eitherbystudy in a special
school or with a private tutor.

Other institutions in the United States have similar requirements,
and therefore it is wise for the foreign student to be sure of his
English proficiency before coming to this country.


PASSPORTS AND VISAS

Before leaving his own country, a student must obtain
a passport from his government and a visa from a United States
Consulate. There are four common types of visas which might
be obtained.

1. A Visitor's Visa, which admits a person to the
United States as a temporary visitor, but which
would under no circumstances permit him to ac-
cept any employment for pay while he is here.
This visa is given for a maximum period of six
months, and a fee of $10 is charged for each re-
newal. Under the 1952 Immigration Act, a per-
son who enters the United States on this visa and
subsequently enrolls in a school must immediate-
ly change to the Student Visa described below.
2. An Immigrant's Visa, which should be obtained
only if a person wishes to apply for U.S. cit-
izenship and make this country his permanent
residence. A male student who accepts this visa
is obligated to register for possible service in the
Armed Forces of the United States if he is be-
tween the ages of 18 and 26. If called for serv-
ice, he must serve or permanently forfeit the
privilege of applying for U.S. citizenship.







3. A Nonimmigrant Student's Visa, which is the one
a person should request if he is coming to the
United States to study and is then planning to re-
turn to hisown country. Neither this visa nor the
next type is granted until the student has received
the official certificate of admission to the Uni-
versity.
4. An Exchange Visitor's Visa issued under Section
201, Public Law 402, passed by the 80th U.S.
Congress in 1948. This is the visa a foreign stu-
dent will be given if he is receiving any finan-
cial aid from an agency of the United States
Government. It may also be given in some cas-
es to those who are to receive a scholarship or
other financial aid from the University of Florida,
whose educational program has been approved
(Program Serial Number P-1285) by the Depart-
ment of State under the terms of Public Law 402.

The Nonimmigrant Student Visa is usually the one best
suited to the needs of a regular student. If for some particular
reason a student desires to accept one of the other types of visa,
he should be sure to understand the regulations thoroughly and
know exactly how the requirements will affect him while he is
in the United States. It is difficult to change from one tempo-
rary status to another after one arrives in the United States, and
a fee of $25 must be paid for a change of status. It is virtually
impossible to change from any temporary status to that of a per-
manent resident of the United States after arrival. No change
of status of any kind will be granted to one who enters on an
Exchange Visitor's Visa.

The University of Florida cooperates with the U.S.
Government in giving all possible assistance to foreign students
who are coming to the United States to further their education
with the aim of returning to their own countries as soon as this
goal is accomplished. But anyone who attempts to use his stu-
dent status for some other purpose, such as earning a living or
gaining United States citizenship, will inevitably be involved







in serious difficulties.


Students in the United States must be careful to renew
their passports at consulates of their own countries well before
the expiration dates thereon. The passport must be valid six
months beyond the expiration date of the person's permit to re-
main in the United States. All persons must also be careful to
observe the regulations of the U.S. Immigration Service. Pro-
visions of the regulations for those classified as Nonimmigrant
Students include the following:

1. In orderto maintain student status a student must
carry a full program of study "in the amount and
of the nature required bythe school." This is de-
fined by the University of Florida as 12 semester
hours for an undergraduate, except in special
cases, and is variable for graduate students.
2. A student from abroad must study at a school which
is included in a list of institutions approved by the
Office of the U.S. Attorney General. (The Uni-
versity of Florida is on the Attorney General's
approved list.) If he wishes to transfer from one
school to another in the United States, the stu-
dent must apply to the Immigration Service for
permission to transfer at least 30 days before he
intends to move to the new school. Permission
can be granted only if the student has been ad-
mitted to the new school and if the school is on
the Attorney General's list.
3. A Nonimmigrant student may be permitted to ac-
cept part-time employment during a regular
school term, but only after receiving written per-
mission from the Immigration Service. Permis-
sion will be granted only if the student actually
needs the money he will earn, and if the part-
time work will not interfere with successful com-
pletion of his regular studies. Permission to work
during the summer vacation must also be ob-
tained.







4. Permission to study in the United States will be
given for a maximum period of one year at a time.
The permission may be extended for one or more
one-year periods upon application to the Immigra-
tion Service. Application for an extension must
be made at least 30 days before expiration of the
period. No fee is charged for this extension.

Provisions of the regulations governing the Exchange
Student's Visa include the following:
1 This type of visa cannot be changed to any other
type while in the United States.
2. Activities undertaken while in the United States
must be a part of an educational program ap-
proved by the Department of State.
3. Employment may be undertaken only if it is au-
thorized under the program of the sponsoring in-
stitution and if it will contribute to the educa-
tional objective of the student or trainee.
4. The visa may be extended for one or more one-
year periods with the approval of the sponsoring
institution and the Immigration Service. A fee
of $10 is charged for each extension.
Every citizen of another country who is admitted to the
United States for any purpose must report his address and any
subsequent change of address to the Immigration Service. Fail-
ure to observe any of the regulations makes the foreign student
liable to immediate deportation from the country.

FINANCES
One of the most important parts of a person's prepara-
tion to come to the United States to study must necessarily be
to make arrangements for all possible financial needs before
leaving his own country. One must not come with inadequate
funds assuming that it will be easy to get the money one needs
in the United States. The following paragraphs should be read
very carefully. They give as accurate a picture of the financial
needs and opportunities for aid as it is possible to give.







TRANSPORTATION. It is possible for a person to buy
his transportation direct to Gainesville before he leaves his own
country, ora ticket from the port of entry to Gainesville may be
purchased afterarrival in the United States. In this country trav-
el by motor bus is cheapest. Railroad coaches are somewhat
more expensive, and first class railroad travel and airplanes are
the most expensive. Specific information about various methods
of travel to Gainesville from the usual ports of entry into the
United States will be sent when the student is admitted to the
University. If the port of entry is on the western coast of the
United Statesand the student plans to travel by bus or train from
there to Gainesville, he should plan to have at least $35 to $50
to pay for meals and incidental expenses on the trip. It is also
important to provide for return transportation at the conclusion
of the period of study in the United States.
EXPENSES. (As of 1953) The following table gives a
minimum estimate of expenses at the University of Florida:
Academic Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Term

1. Tuition $175 $175 $100
2. Registration fee 75 75 45
3. Room 50 to 100 50 to 100 30 to 40

4. Linens 10 to 15 10 to 15 7 to 10

5. Meals 180 to 240 180 to 240 90 to 120
6. Vacation room
and meals 45 to 70 15 to 20 70 to 105
7. Books and
supplies 50 50 25
8. Incidentals 125 125 75

TOTALS $710 to $850 $680 to $800 $452 to $530
Total for the academic year (September to June) $1400 to $1650
Total for calendar year(September thru August) $1845 to $2180







The following explanatory notes with regard to these
expenses may help to understand them:
1. All of Items 1,2, and 3 in the above table, and
most of Item 7, must be paid before or during
registration at the beginning of each semester.
Therefore, a student needs about $450 to $500 on
hand at the beginning of each semester to cover
these items and daily meals and incidentals for
the first few weeks of the term. He will also
need between $65 and $90 for each additional
month (October, November, December, Janu-
ary, March, April, May and June). For the
summer session he requires possibly $275 at the
beginning of the term and $65 to $90 a month for
July and August.
2. There are certain special fees not included in the
above table. For example, any student who does
not complete registration by the end of the reg-
ular registration period must pay an increased
registration fee of $80. Fees of $1 to $10 are
charged for certain special examinations. A
graduation fee of $10 is charged for each person
who is to receive a bachelor's degree and $20 for
each candidate for a graduate degree. The Stu-
dent Bank charges $1 a semester for handling a
student's funds. There are small breakage fees in
certain laboratories, and special fees are charged
for music lessons. Certain student organizations
charge a small fee for membership.
3. Room rent (Item 3) varies according to the build-
ing and the number of persons in a room. The rent
in wooden buildings is lower than that for rooms in
brick residence halls. The rate is lower if two
or more students share a room than when one stu-
dent occupies a room alone. The rental charge
does not include the Christmas and Easter holi-
days, but housing can be arranged for these
periods at a small extra cost.
4. Linens (Item 4) include sheets, blankets, and pil-
lows for the bed, and bath towels. These may be
rented from the University Housing Office at rates







indicated in the table, or a person may furnish
his own. For further information, see the section
on housing which follows.
5. Meals (Item 5) are served in any of several Uni-
versity cafeterias or in privately owned cafeter-
ias and restaurants near the campus. Each per-
son pays for each meal as he gets it, and the cost
depends upon what he has selected to eat. Unless
one lives in a boarding house or a fraternity off
campus, there is no arrangement by which one
may pay for meals by the month. However, $5
or $15 meal ticket books may be purchased in
advance and used for payment of meal charges.
The rates quoted in the table of expenses are
based upon a minimum of $1.50 to $2.00 a day,
and some students find even thehighervalue in-
sufficient for their needs. Certainly one should
not plan on spending less than the estimate.
6. Vacation room and meals (Item 6) covers main-
tenance costs during the Thanksgiving and Christ-
mas holidays in the fall semester and the Easter
holiday in the spring semester. During the sum-
mer there is a period of a month between terms,
and if a student does not attend summer school,
there is a period of about three months to be pro-
vided for. Since room rents do not cover vaca-
tion periods, an extra sum must be provided for
this purpose. Occasionallythe estimated amount
may be reduced if the student is invited to the
home of a friend during a holiday.
7. The cost of books and supplies (Item 7) will vary
considerably according to the field of study the
student may select. In such fields as Architec-
ture and Engineering such expensive equipment
as drafting instruments and a slide rule must be
purchased. In certain other fields each student
must buy costly technical books. The estimate
given in the table for this item should be con-
sidered an average figure.







8. Incidentals (Item 8) will include such expenses
as special fees, laundry, entertainment, station-
ery, postage, occasional small items of clothing,
membership fees for certain campus organiza-
tions and other personal expenses.
9. Theabove table does not include the cost of trans-
portation from the student's home to Gainesville
and return, nor the cost of any traveling he may
do during vacation periods. Neither does it in-
clude the cost of clothing, photographic equip-
ment, etc., which he is advised to purchase in
his own country before he comes to the United
States unless he has additional funds in U. S.
dollars to cover such purchases.
10. The total expenses given in the table are mini-
mum estimates. At the present time (1953) they
should be adequate to cover necessary expenses
for a student who is careful of his money. Under
no circumstances should anyone try to get along
on much less than the minimum estimate-in fact
it would be safer to plan on more than the esti-
mate. All expenses are subject to change with-
out notice, and they are more likely to increase
than to decrease.

SCHOLARSHIPS. The University is at present author-
ized to award two kinds of scholarships especially for foreign
students:

1. Non-Resident Tuition Scholarships, usually
awarded for the fall, spring, and summer sessions
which exempt the recipients from payment of tu-
ition (Item 1 in the table of expenses).
2. Room scholarships, usually awarded for the fall
and spring semesters only, which exempt the re-
cipients from payment of a major portion of Item
3 in the table of expenses.

These scholarships are limited in number and can be given only







to the most outstanding applicants. They are awarded upon the
basis of the academic record of the student and his need for such
assistance. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible
to apply. Awards of scholarships are recommended by a commit-
tee of faculty members, and approved by the President and the
Board of Control of the University of Florida. A scholarship
may be renewed if the student's work is satisfactory, but renewal
cannot be guaranteed. Satisfactory work is defined as a grade
average of "C" for undergraduate students and average of "B"
for graduate students. No scholarship award is approved until
after the applicant has been formally admitted to the University
of Florida. There are sometimes a few additional foreign student
scholarships offered by student or community groups, but the
number and value of these vary considerably from year to year.
After being at the University for a year or more, a foreign stu-
dent who has a good record may apply for certain other small
scholarships provided for University students from gifts and en-
dowments.

FELLOWS IPS AND ASS I STANTSH I PS.These are awards
for which only graduate students are eligible. They are given
only to outstanding students who show exceptional promise in
their specialized fields of study. Either foreign or U.S. stu-
dents may apply, and the selection is based entirely upon the
relative merits of the applicants.

The minimum value of fellowship or assistantship is
usually about $1100 per year, and in addition the recipients
exempted from payment of tuition (Item 1 in the table of expen-
ses). The awards differ in that no service is required under a
fellowship, while a graduate assistant is expected to devote a
minimum of 15 hoursper week to assisting with research projects
or with teaching of regular classes in his major department for
the duration of the appointment. A foreign student has little
chance for consideration for a teaching assistantship in a field
which requires background of knowledge and experience in the
United States, and unless his English is excellent, he could not
be considered for this type of appointment in any field. Ap-
pointments are usually for one yearand may be renewed if funds







continue to be available and if the student's work is satisfactory.
A person who has not been admitted to the University cannot be
considered for appointment to a fellowship or assistantship.

EMPLOYMENT. The University regularly offers some
part-time employment toworthy students. However, many of the
U.S. studentsmust earn partof their expenses in order to contin-
ue in school, and there are never enough jobs for all the stu-
dents who seek them. The student from abroad on a regular Non-
immigrant Student Visa should remember that Immigration Regu-
lations require (1) that he successfully carry a full load of stu-
dent work, and (2) that he have written permission from the Im-
migration Service before accepting employment. No student
should count on earning very much toward his expenses while
he is studying here, both because of the limited employment op-
portunities and because his time for work will be limited.

It is very difficult for any student to obtain part-time
work of a professional nature, although some departments em-
ploy advanced undergraduates and graduates as assistants. Most
of the available jobs consist of manual labor, such as janitor
work, dishwashing, waiting on tables, house cleaning, con-
struction work, gardening, and taking care of children, for
which the pay varies from $0.35 to $1.00 an hour. Some stu-
dents work in the University cafeterias for their meals. Students
at the University of Florida take great pride in being able to
help themselves financially by means of such employment.

Most employers want to see the people they employ,
and therefore it is very difficult to arrange part-time employment
before a student arrives on the campus. Unless a student has
been informed in writing by University officials that employment
will be immediately available for him when he arrives, he should
come to the University with enough money to pay his expenses
for the first year without additional financial aid. If he is dil-
igent in seeking work, he can probably find a part-time job or
summer employment to supplement his funds for the second and
following years' expenses. However, it is virtually impossible
for a student to earn all of the money for his expenses --he must







continue, even after the first year, to have financial assistance
from his own sources.

LOANS. No funds are available for long-term loans
to students, or for payment of transportation costs. Funds are
available for small, short-term emergency loans to currently en-
rolled students for necessary school expenses only. The maxi-
mum amount which may be borrowed is usually $50. A loan must
be repaid within 90 days. Loan applications must be approved
by the Assistant Dean of Men and the faculty Committee on
Student Aids, Scholarships, and Awards.

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID. If a prospective
student from abroad wishes to apply for a scholarship, fellow-
ship, assistantship,or other financial aid,or if he has questions
about finances, he should write to the Adviser to Foreign Stu-
dents, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. The letter
should include a detailed statement of the financial needs and
the previous academic training of the student. The Adviser to
Foreign Studentswill beglad to answer questions and to see that
the necessary instructions and forms for application are sent to
the student.

IMPORTANT NOTE. If a student requires the aid of
a scholarship, fellowship, or assistantship to make possible his
coming to the University of Florida to study, he must receive
official notice of such an award before leaving his own country.
He must not come to Gainesville with insufficient funds, ex-
pecting to receive an award of financial assistance after he
arrives. These aids are not available on that basis. However,
sometimes his chances of receiving financial aid are better if
he can come to the University to study for one or two years on
his own funds and demonstrate by his work that he is worthy of
recognition and financial assistance. The prospective student
should remember that available financial aid is limited, and if
he can arrange to provide all necessary funds for himself, the
possibility of his coming to the University of Florida will be
much greater.







TRANSFER OF FUNDS. There are often many diffi-
culties in transferring funds from other countries to the United
States, especially from those countries with unfavorable mone-
tary exchange rates. A student from abroad should therefore be
thoroughly familiar with the regulations of his own government
about forwarding money to the United States and make arrange-
ments to have the necessary funds on hand at the beginning of
each semester and at regular intervals throughout his stay here.
The Cashier's Department of the University Business Manager's
Office maintains a Student Bank where funds may be deposited
for safekeeping. The charge for this service is $1.00 a semester.

HOUSING

Housing facilities for students at the University of
Florida compares very favorably with those in other universities
and colleges throughout the United States. The majority of the
University residence halls for men and for women are fireproof
buildings constructed of brick, concrete and steel, but some
are of wooden frame construction. Many of the buildings are
comparatively new. All are within walking distance ofthe
classroom buildings. Carefully selected and trained personnel
are in charge of each residencehall. Each room is provided with
basic furnishings --beds, mattresses, dressers, desks, and chairs
--but students are encouraged to provide their own drapes, pic-
tures, bedspreads, rugs, and lamps. Sheets, blankets, towels,
and pillows may be rented from the University, or each student
may furnish his own. If the student rents them, the University
will provide him with clean sheets and towels each week, but
if he provides his own he must make arrangements for having
them laundered at a commercial laundry.

No student living in a University residence hall can be
promised a room by himself. Very few single rooms are avail-
able, and these are reserved for students with special disabili-
ties. Most students live in rooms or suites with one or two room-
mates. It is the policy of the University to house each student
from abroad with a U.S. student as a roommate in order that he
may learn to know the campus, the community, the language,







and the people as quickly as possible.


A housing application is included with the application
forms for admission, and should be returned at the same time. An
advance deposit on the room rent, or the entire amount of the
first semester's rent will be due upon request after the student
has been admitted to the University. A deposit of $10 in addi-
tion to the rent is required from each occupant of University
housing. It is refundable when he leaves University housing,
providing he is not liable for any property damage or other
charges not covered by the regular room rent.

Some University-owned apartments are available at
comparatively low rentals for married students. However, vet-
erans of the U.S. Armed Forces are given preference for these
apartments, and there are usually none available to others.
Rooms and apartments for single or married students are also
available in or near the city of Gainesville, usually at some-
what higher rentals than are charged for University housing
facilities. However, first-year students and all undergraduate
women studentsare required to live in University residence halls
if space permits, and all students from abroad are encouraged to
live in University housing if possible. At the present time grad-
uate women students cannot be housed in University facilities
because of limitations of space. Arrangements for off-campus
housing cannot be made until after arrival in Gainesville.
Lists of rooms and apartments may be examined in the Housing
Office.

Many students live in one of the 11 sororities (for
women) or 26 fraternities (for men) which have their own houses
near the campus. However, residence or membership in one of
these groups is by invitation only.

DESIRABLE ARRIVAL TIME

Every student should plan to arrive in Gainesville sev-
eral days before the beginning of the semester for which he ex-
pects to enroll at the University of Florida. A specific date







will be suggested when he has been admitted. A few days of
extra time before the semester begins will give an opportunity
to become acquainted with the campus, to interview the Ad-
viser to Foreign Students, to check on credentials, to make any
necessary financial arrangements, to get settled in a room, and
to talk with an academic adviser.

However, it is recognized that it is not always possible
to arrive at the most convenient time. One must come when
transportation is available. If it is necessary for a foreign stu-
dent to arrive earlier than the suggested date, every effort will
be made to makethe necessary arrangements for him until the
beginning of the term. If a student arrives after the first week
of classes he probably will not be permitted to enroll as a regu-
lar student until the beginning of the next term.

Whenever the foreign student plans to arrive, the Ad-
viser to Foreign Students would like to know his exact arrival
time in advance, so that housing may be ready for him, and, if
possible, someone may meet him at the bus station, railway de-
pot, or airport.

CONCLUDING STATEMENT

This bulletin is offered in the spirit of friendly help-
fulness with which the University of Florida traditionally re-
ceives students from other countries. The aim in its preparation
has been to give the prospective student a good picture of the
situation he can expect to find and what will be expected of
him if he becomes a University of Florida student. The material
included answers the questions which students from abroad most
frequently ask. It is the hope of the University that this infor-
mation will help to assure that all of its students from other coun-
tries will have a pleasant and profitable period of study. Any
student who has questions which have not been answered in this
bulletin-is invited to write to the Adviser to Foreign Students of
the University of Florida who isalways ready to help in any way
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