Category: International Students

SPC International Student Services

Thanks for choosing SPC. As an SPC international student you are joining with more than 200 students from more than 60 different countries around the world. If you are not an SPC student yet, please go to International Student Admissions for more information. Bookmark this page for future use to find helpful resources like:

SPC International Student Guide – This is your go to resource for all things international. This printable guide will answer questions you may have about maintaining your immigration status, finances, housing, health insurance and other frequently asked questions. VIEW GUIDE

Opportunities for Campus Engagement:

  • English Conversation Partners –  a group of SPC students who volunteer to help non-native English speakers improve their conversation skills.
  • First Year Peer Mentoring – a group of current SPC students who are matched with new international students to mentor during their first year on-campus. Peers off er advice on various topics including student success, student activities, and civic engagement.
  • International Student Speakers Bureau (ISSB) – a group of international and study abroad students from SPC who volunteer to speak in classrooms on-campus as well as in the Pinellas County Schools.
  • Global/International Clubs (college-wide)

News and events – Learn about the latest events, programs and student stories by reading the blog posts below.

The 2017 International Photo Contest Is Now OPEN!

Enter the 2017 International Photo Contest!

The St. Petersburg College Center for International Programs is now taking entries for the 2017 International Photo Contest! The contest is open to all current SPC students, faculty, and staff. To enter you will need a photograph that YOU took somewhere outside of the US. You cannot enter a photo of you that someone else took. … Continue reading The 2017 International Photo Contest Is Now OPEN!

The Impact Hurricane Irma Had On An SPC International Student

Hurricane Irma

By now, many of you have heard or seen the historical catastrophe Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Irma was an impact on our nation; the biggest threat Florida ever had. I personally never been in such situation not knowing what to do or feel as an international student coming from overseas. I was handling it well until … Continue reading The Impact Hurricane Irma Had On An SPC International Student

My beautiful country, Colombia by Maria Clara Novoa

Maria Clara Novoa

Story written by SPC International student Maria Clara Novoa Colombia. Yes I know what you are thinking Shakira, coffee, Sofia Vergara and guerrilla. My name is Maria Clara Novoa; I am currently studying my AA degree towards psychology at SPC. I am from Bogota, Colombia and I am about to show you the best of … Continue reading My beautiful country, Colombia by Maria Clara Novoa

Attend the Florida International Leadership Conference (FILC)!

Are you interested in participating in a FREE international leaderships conference? Sign up for the 2017 FILC! This opportunity is reserved for International and Study Abroad students. Watch the video below to learn more! What: International and Study Abroad students from Florida schools will get together to learn leadership skills in a fun and relaxed … Continue reading Attend the Florida International Leadership Conference (FILC)!

International Student Receives Standing Ovation at Summer 2016 Graduation

Those attending the graduation ceremony on Saturday, July 23rd were moved by the impassioned graduation speech given by Sane Haidara, an international student from Timbuktu, Mali.  In his speech he thanked all at SPC for helping him to gain leadership and community service skills which will enable him to return to Mali to address social … Continue reading International Student Receives Standing Ovation at Summer 2016 Graduation

SPC and Community Brainstorm Hispanic/Latino Student Support

As part of the ongoing effort to facilitate student success, SPC’s Collaborative Lab hosted a session on helping Hispanic/Latino students improve their academic development on Thursday, July 28. Staff, students, and community members gathered together to brainstorm strategies for engaging Hispanic/Latino students and their families with our college.  The group established three strategies, each with … Continue reading SPC and Community Brainstorm Hispanic/Latino Student Support

International Student Story: Hej from Albania!

Hello my name is Olta Celaj. I’m very glad to share one of my greatest experiences here in U.S. I am from Albania, a small and wonderful European country. Albania offers so many great cultural experiences and traditions. I really would like to advice adding Albania to everyone’ s list of places to visit in Europe. … Continue reading International Student Story: Hej from Albania!

Award-winning international and study abroad students!

As the summer semester is getting started, we want to take one last look back at the spring semester. The spring was a very successful one for many of SPC’s international  students and study abroad students. The Center for International Programs is proud of all students’ achievements that were recognized during recent Student Life and Leadership … Continue reading Award-winning international and study abroad students!