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

New International Student Orientation for Spring 2021 coming soon.

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.

SPC Alum makes International Difference

To celebrate Community College month, Sane Haidara, an international student who graduated from St. Petersburg College in the summer of 2016, joined SPC for an online webinar with Professor Jeffery Kronschnabl, his past instructor, Dr. Susan Demers, Public Policy and Legal Studies Dean, and Frank Jurkovic, International Programs Director to share his experience at SPC … Continue reading SPC Alum makes International Difference

Greece celebrates 200 years of Independence

This Thursday, Greece will commemorate 200 years of freedom after 400 years of Turkish and Ottoman Empire rule since the Greek Revolution of 1821. “On March 25, our Greek American community in Tarpon Springs and Greeks all over the world will be celebrating Greek Independence Day and the 200th Anniversary of when Greece regained its … Continue reading Greece celebrates 200 years of Independence

SPC Softball Team Scrimmages Mexico’s Olympic Squad

The Lady Titan softball team had the opportunity to play the Mexican National team on Saturday March 6th. Mexico is currently training for the Tokyo Olympics ( now scheduled for Summer 2021) and is in town to play the USA National Team. The Mexican team is made up of some of softball’s best stars- Amanda Sanchez … Continue reading SPC Softball Team Scrimmages Mexico’s Olympic Squad

Vietnamese dream came true at St. Petersburg College

By: Vy Pham I used to be a very stubborn and a quiet girl. My parents always complained to me because of that. I also received a lot of sarcasm from my relative because of my personality. However, because of my personality, I always proved to myself through my actions and achievements instead of words. … Continue reading Vietnamese dream came true at St. Petersburg College

Sane Haidara, SPC Alum in Timbuktu chats with SPC student club

Written by: Vy Pham and Elena Rami The Multicultural International Club (MIC) based at the SPC Clearwater campus enables international and American students from different backgrounds to make new friends and share their cultures. It is a great way to make connections and learn about different countries and cultures, including traditions, food, education, values, beliefs, … Continue reading Sane Haidara, SPC Alum in Timbuktu chats with SPC student club

Leadership skills and lifelong friendships formed at FILC 2019

Six SPC students attend the Florida International Leadership Conference The Florida International Leadership Conference (FILC) brings together Florida’s international students and students who have studied abroad for a weekend of networking and leadership activities. In February 2019, 160 students from colleges and universities across the state attended the FILC 2019 at Camp Cloverleaf in Lake … Continue reading Leadership skills and lifelong friendships formed at FILC 2019

Experience Diverse Cultures At SPC – Join CIP September Opportunities & Events!

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You don’t have to get on a plane to experience diverse cultures. They are all around us! September is packed full of fun and exciting international engagement opportunities and events! Event Date Time Campus/Location Elemental: Ancient Chinese tradition of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water Tues-Sun thru Sept 2019 Click here for Hours TS Leepa-Rattner Museum … Continue reading Experience Diverse Cultures At SPC – Join CIP September Opportunities & Events!

CIP Congratulates SPC Globally Engaged Students!

The SPC Center for International Programs congratulates all of the following globally engaged students who received awards during the Student Awards Ceremonies on the Tarpon Springs (TS), Clearwater (CL), St Pete/Gibbs (SP/G) and Seminole (SE) campuses. Every student that was recognized has integrated global activities into their SPC experience and has displayed leadership and academic … Continue reading CIP Congratulates SPC Globally Engaged Students!