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.

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!

Activities of the SPC Multicultural Club in Spring Semester 2018

Multicultural Club

The members of Multicultural club at the Clearwater Campus had a great spring 2018. They engaged in a lot of different activities and they shared their cultures and experiences. This semester the club participated in the Chinese New Year, International Women’s leadership Forum, El Camino Forum and the Asia Munch & Learn, as well as … Continue reading Activities of the SPC Multicultural Club in Spring Semester 2018

SPC International Students Visit NASA Headquarters

NASA

On April 12th of 2018 several international students had the opportunity to go to the Kennedy Space Center (NASA).  This NASA headquarters is in Cape Canaveral, approximately two and a half hours from Clearwater. “NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida has long served as America’s spaceport, hosting all of the federal government’s manned spaceflights since … Continue reading SPC International Students Visit NASA Headquarters

A Woman’s Pilgrimage to El Camino de Santiago Event

El Camino

Celebrating women’s history month: A Woman’s Pilgrimage to El Camino de Santiago discussion event was held on March 29 at the Clearwater Campus by the Center for International Programs. El Camino de Santiago de Compostela (“Pilgrimage of Compostela”) is a network of routes across Spain and Europe which all lead to the Shrine of the … Continue reading A Woman’s Pilgrimage to El Camino de Santiago Event

International Women’s Leadership Forum Event at SPC

International women

On March 27, 2018 the Center for International Programs held the International Women’s Forum event. This was a very special event as four International women students from SPC Clearwater Campus were the stars and speakers of this event. As always, the CIP accompanied the event with exquisite food, on this occasion sandwiches and fruit. This … Continue reading International Women’s Leadership Forum Event at SPC

Remembering International Education Week 2017!

International Education Week 2017

SPC has just celebrated International Education Week 2017 from November 13th to November 17th, an opportunity to learn the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This initiative promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences. As Anna Faiola said, “The International Education … Continue reading Remembering International Education Week 2017!

My New Life As An Italian International Student at St. Petersburg College!

Italian International Student

“You are too shy!” I’ve always been told since I was a little kid. “You need to change if you want to do something in your life”, this is what family and friends kept telling me over and over. I was a good student, but my score in oral tests has always been low because … Continue reading My New Life As An Italian International Student at St. Petersburg College!

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