The best way to get to know the Tropical Conservation and Development Program is to visit the University of Florida and meet TCD students and faculty. If you are planning a visit, don’t miss a great opportunity to learn more about the program and meet students and faculty at the TCD weekly seminar, Tropilunch, held every Tuesday from 12:45–1:45 in 376 Grinter Hall.
Visiting campus is not always possible before applying, especially for international students, so we encourage you to explore the PDF documents below for answers to frequently asked questions, tips from current and former students, and information about student life in Gainesville.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you wondering how the application process works? How to apply for a student visa, once you are accepted? Or how to find a place to live in Gainesville? Answers to such frequently asked questions and more are compiled here. Spanish and Portuguese versions are also available.
Tips from TCD Students
TCD students are oftentimes one of the best resources for prospective or incoming TCD students. Explore these tips and recommendations from current and past TCD students and learn from their UF experiences.
Student Life in Gainesville
For more information and resources regarding housing, healthcare, transportation, and entertainment in Gainesville see the Life in Gainesville page.