International opportunities At the university of florida college of pharmacy

In many corners of the world, you will find a connection to the UF College of Pharmacy. Our global community spans generations and nations as we support initiatives and programs aimed at improving the lives of diverse populations around the world.

international impact by the numbers

20+ Pharm.D. students in the UF College of Pharmacy have educational and training opportunities in more than 20 different countries.

45+ Alumni from the UF College of Pharmacy live and practice in more than 45 countries around the globe

75+ International students from more than 20 countries are enrolled in the college’s graduate program

500+ International students have completed research internships in the U.S. with the UF College of Pharmacy

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International Student Enrollment – Residential Programs (as of fall 2022)

2022 International Student Map

Study Abroad opportunities for Pharm.D. students


Short Study Abroad Programs

Short study abroad programs are elective courses which allow Pharm.D. students to learn about heath care in other parts of the globe. After preparatory work, the students spend two weeks guided by a faculty member exploring general health care and pharmacy-specific activities in the host countries.

Study Abroad Japan

Short Study Abroad Locations


* Brisbane
* Sydney


* Berlin
* Dusseldorf
* Muenster
* Munich


* Birmingham
* Dublin
* Edinburg
* Glasgow
* London


* Florence
* Malta
* Rome
* Siena


* Gifu
* Tokyo


* Copenhagen
* Helsinki
* Oslo
* Stockholm


* Grenada
* Madrid (option)
* Malaga (option)


* Bangkok
* Chiang Mai

OFFERED throughout the year

International Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences

International advanced pharmacy practice experiences, or APPE, take place in the fourth year. As part of their assigned APPE schedule, students can apply for the opportunity to complete one of their four week elective APPEs in a foreign country. Students experiences are tailored to the site where the APPE is offered, but all of them provide insight into health care in the host country.

Short Study Abroad


International Pharmaceutical Students Federation

The International Pharmaceutical Students Federation or IPSF, represents approximately 500,000 pharmacy students and recent graduates in 100 countries worldwide. IPSF is the leading international advocacy organization for pharmacy and pharmaceutical science students. Students in the UF College of Pharmacy have taken an active role in IPSF and regularly attend the international conferences and the Pan American Regional Symposium.

International Health Outreach Trips

International health outreach trips occur in the spring semester. These programs are dedicated to providing health care in underserved populations in Central America and the Caribbean. Students and faculty travel to a designated country where they work closely with local health care professionals to provide health care to areas that have limited access to care. These programs last a week to 10 days and are organized by faculty and students independently of the curriculum.

global gators Meeting

Next Meeting will be in 2024

Global Gators

The biennial meeting showcases the UF College of Pharmacy's global impact in the field of clinical pharmacy and pharmacology. The late Hartmut Derendorf, Ph.D., established the Global Gators meeting in 1997 to unite Gator pharmacists around the world.

Attendees of the 2022 Global Gators Symposium in Basel, Switzerland

Contact Us

For more information about the UF College of Pharmacy’s international opportunities, please contact Randell Doty, Pharm.D.

Randell E Doty
Department: Pharmacy Education and Practice

Randell E Doty Pharm.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
Phone: (352) 294-4984