The Pathway and English language programs help you integrate into university life while building the foundation for successful undergraduate or graduate study. Not a confident English speaker? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Every year, we help more than 1,000 new international students take their first steps toward success at USF. Will you be next?
From the moment you arrive on campus, help is on hand. From tutoring and test preparation to personalized academic advising, the friendly staff and helpful resources are here to support your academic goals.
The best way to experience all the benefits of the University of South Florida is to make it your home. Living on campus gives you 24-hour staff assistance and convenient access to classrooms, dining halls and fitness facilities. By joining its growing community of over 5,500 on-campus residents, it’s easy to make new friends. Studies by the National Survey of Student Engagement have shown that an active on-campus life often results in higher grade point averages and increased graduation rates.
Your health and well-being is important to us. If you get sick while you’re here, Student Health Services is just steps away. Staffed by a team of physicians and medical professionals, the on-campus facility is open 5 days a week and provides general medical visits at no out-of-pocket expense.To fill a prescription, visit the pharmacy on the first floor of the Marshall Student Center.
Located on Florida’s spectacular west coast, Tampa is a metropolitan city that’s home to more than 350,000 people. Living here, you'll enjoy the excitement of city life as well as the area’s natural beauty. Spend a Saturday on the white sands of Siesta Key, TripAdvisor’s 2015 No. 1 best beach in the US. Discover the arts at the Salvador Dali Museum, or ride a heart-pumping roller coaster at Busch Gardens theme park. With the Tampa International Airport just 20 minutes from campus, it’s easy to explore the rest of the US and beyond.
USF promotes healthy living, and the facilities reflect that. There's an 8,500-square-meter campus recreation center which offers cardio machines, strength training equipment, soccer fields, swimming pools and much more. With warm weather year-round, Riverfront Park is perfect for an array of outdoor pursuits.Sports are a big part of campus life. USF has 19 men’s and women’s intercollegiate teams. As a USF student, you’ll enjoy free admission to all home events. Experience the excitement of American college sports culture at the completely renovated USF Sun Dome, one of the country’s premier collegiate basketball arenas.