Nayah Boucaud

Mentor: Dr. Carole Beal
College of Education
"Research can be categorized as one of the best, most productive paths towards towering, irrefutable information. My background and upbringing have built a centralized love for learning and exploration of new, data. Associated with my already existing obsession and passion for education, educational technology and cultural appreciation, my involvement in research remains focused yet dynamic and unique."


IDS Major, Education Technology



Research Interests

  • Educational Research (General)
  • International Student Transitioning
  • Career Education

Academic Awards

  • generationOn YAC 2012
  • Student of The Year 2014
  • University Scholars Program 2016


  • Center for Undergraduate Research Board of Students


  • generationOn YAC
  • Classroom Volunteering (University of Florida)
  • Student Ambassadors

Hobbies and Interests

  • Learning and Research
  • Writing (Fiction and Non-Fiction)
  • Travelling
  • Cooking

Research Description

International Student Transitioning: Research of Better Technological Solutions for International Students Attending the University of Florida
The purpose of this research program would be to interview international students attending the University of Florida, gathering data to later be used in creating a product or several products such as online courses, in-person, online or mentee-based programs for these students to better transition to America in regards to several aspects, such as customs, traditions, language (Slang), language (Actual Languages), partying and social events, etc. The International Student Transition Research program is intended to study and create technological and non-technological solutions to simplify the transition process of International Students at the University of Florida. Focusing on their own personal transitioning journeys on several platforms (America VS Home Country, Home Country VS Gainesville, High School Overseas vs University of Florida, Academics, Dating, etc), and based on their responses, volunteers will design and create a personal program for future international students applying and attending the University of Florida.