Gator Global Educators (GaGE)

What do we do?

We are a student organization whose mission is to connect local middle school students and the international student community at the University of Florida. We foster this connection through cultural enrichment lessons delivered by international students in middle school classrooms. In essence, we aim to forge deeper, more fundamental and lasting understandings between students and the world around them. We hope to cultivate a reciprocal understanding of global cultures for both middle school and UF international students. To this end, we aim to impress upon students the importance of education, critical thinking and proactivity in order to inspire action that will contribute to a more peaceful and harmonious world.

Who are we?

The current directors of GaGE are: Krista Schumacher, Rachel Parsons, Tyler Benjamin, Parul Shanker, Stewart Gray, and Stefani Broome.

Want to get involved?

  • International Students: Are you interested in teaching middle school students about your country? We would love for you to join us! We attend the middle school on Thursdays: 10:40-12:35 and 12:50-3:00. If you are available during one of those time slots please Email Stefani Broome at for more information.
  • University of Florida Students: We have an application process at the end of every semester for director positions. The application for next Fall 2013 will be available at the end of March 2012. For more information contact Krista Schumacher at