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Global USF

Come find the world on our campus. Study with students and professors from all over the globe. See the world through different lenses. Study abroad for a week or for a year. Engage a planet in which everything is connected and on which everyone matters.

At USF, we acknowledge, respect, and celebrate differences. True to our Jesuit values, we pursue the common good through teaching and research. We are an international community. We seek understanding. We go there, in body and in spirit.


Global Courses


countries represented in USF's student body.

Top 50

For international students

U.S. News & World Report 2024

in ethnic diversity among national universities

U.S. News & World Report 2024

Total international student population in Fall 2021

Carlos Garcia

"International synergy among researchers, students & industry is the best way to improve research & develop new technologies."

Carlos Garcia (Brazil)

Postdoctoral Fellow, USF Data Institute

MaryCate Sperrazza

"Studying in Senegal provided me with unmatched professional experiences & widened my perspective."

MaryCate Sperrazza ’22

International Studies

Dana Zartner

"Global perspective is a cornerstone of the USF educational experience."

Dana Zartner

Chair, Faculty Advisory Board on Internationalization

Global Community

USF attracts people and ideas from all over the world. Come join our gatherings of cultures and perspectives. Come navigate, exchange, and appreciate differences. Come see the good that can happen when different people from different places meet, mix, and spark.

Global Reach

Study Abroad

Each year more than 300 USF undergraduates and 190 USF graduate students study abroad. We offer you more than 100 programs in 45 countries. Come find a program — academic, internship, field study, immersion — that calls you.

Discover USF Abroad

Immersion Programs

Join an immersion program and dive deep. Learn about a different culture. Work in service or in research. In the tradition of Jesuit education, you and your classmates observe, reflect, analyze, and act.

Explore Short-Term Abroad

USF Students on an immersion program in Rome
In the Rome immersion program on forced migration, students meet with refugees and migrants; meet with experts from the Jesuit Refugee Service, Doctors Without Borders, and Save the Children; discuss ways to secure justice for refugees worldwide.

Global Research

See where our professors are doing work and making a difference, all over the world.

See the Map

Global Partnerships

USF opens the door for you to more than 100 universities and programs around the world. Here are just a few:

  • At Sophia University in Japan, take classes in English, join student clubs and organizations, meet other exchange students from all over the world, and embrace life in Tokyo.
  • At Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia, take classes in Spanish and in English, do internships, and join a wide range of activities on campus and in the local community.
  • In the Peace Corps Prep program at USF, take classes, meet with alumni, do activities, and participate in service projects that prepare you to serve in the Peace Corps.
  • USF is part of the AJCU international network which allows us to collaborate between and among the networks of the Jesuit Catholic universities and institutes of higher education across the world