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WELCOME to USF’s Center for Global Education!

The Center for Global Education is dedicated to the development of academic and immersion programs throughout the world and to the creation of an educational environment at home and abroad where students are challenged and inspired to enhance their social and intellectual awareness by exploring different cultures, lifestyles, values, and beliefs.

The Center supports the Vision, Mission, and Values of the University of providing a global perspective to educate leaders from the United States and from other countries who will fashion a more humane and just world.

USF Sponsored programs parallel the mission and goals of USF. They include programs at other leading overseas universities with which USF has partnered. Students pay USF tuition rate to USF, irrespective of specific international program costs. As a result, full course and credit transfer apply to a student's USF transcript. USF financial aid, USF grants, scholarships, as well as federal and state aid (except Federal Work Study) apply, as any regular semester at USF. Program fees and housing are paid in addition to USF's tuition. Please visit our office for program brochures, eligibility requirements, applications, course descriptions, and other program-specific information. You are required to schedule an appointment with a Study Abroad Advisor upon obtaining general program information.

To get started, please complete a Study Abroad Interest Form and view our Study Abroad Programs


Applying to study abroad is a two-step process.

You should plan to apply at the beginning of your Sophomore year.
  1. Students must meet with a Study Abroad Advisor and complete a USF Study Abroad Pre-Application for their program of choice. Pre-Applications completed by the December 1st deadline will be reviewed and students will be notified of their nomination by the 3rd week of January.
  2. Accepted students can then apply for their nominated program. Students are responsible for submitting their host program's application and required documentation by the program's deadline. Please note that nomination by USF does not guarantee acceptance by the host program.
*Students must have completed a minimum of 64 units by the start of their academic semester program abroad. Students are required to declare their major with the Registrar's Office prior to submitting their pre-application to study abroad. The selection process is competitive and students may not be approved. In addition, participation is dependent upon completion of all prerequisites, while maintaining satisfactory academic and disciplinary standing.*