Tampa City Life
Living in our fair city is about more than just terrific weather (although 21-32°C temperatures and year-round sunny skies are pretty terrific). Tampa has amazing cultural, recreational, internship, service-learning and employment opportunities. It’s where you can start building a portfolio, a resumé and memories.
Enjoy the Great Outdoors
Tampa’s hundreds of parks offer opportunities to kayak, hike, picnic and more.
Wiggle Your Toes in the Sand
Two of the top five beaches in the U.S. (Clearwater Beach and St. Pete Beach) are less than an hour away.
Cheer for Tampa’s Sports Teams
Tampa hosted the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship and will host the NHL All-Star Weekend in 2018 & the Super Bowl in 2021.
Get Your Culture On
- Festivals: There’s always something happening (food, music, international).
- Arts: Check out live Broadway performances at the Straz Center.
- Museums: Visit the Museum of Science & Industry, the Chihuly Collection, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Dali Museum (1 of 3 in the world) and more.
- Music: Jam to some of your favorite artists at the USF Sun Dome, Amalie Arena and Raymond James Stadium.
“Staycation” at Local Attractions
Busch Gardens, Lowry Park Zoo, the Florida Aquarium and Clearwater Marine Aquarium all call the Tampa Bay area home. Plus, Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort are a quick trip away in Orlando.
Indulge in Local Cuisine|
Tampa invented the Cuban sandwich, but we’re equally famous for our seafood and international fare. From Indian to Mexican to Thai, there’s a taste for everyone.
Build Your Resume
Tampa is a great place to build a career. Our metropolitan location means you’ll have access to Curricular Practical Training (CPT) at top companies or non-profits and Optional Practical Training (OPT) opportunities once you graduate.