Summer ACE

USF Summer ACE

Program Overview 

Welcome to Summer ACE 2020 at USF!

The University of South Florida would like to invite you to an exciting opportunity focused on introducing out-of-state, international and select Florida students to the full student experience and the joys of being a USF Bull.

The Summer Academic and Cultural Engagement Program (ACE) is designed to facilitate a purposeful transition from high school to college for incoming freshmen. The five-week ACE program consists of one week of orientation followed by four weeks of academic coursework with the final week to include both academic and cultural immersion with your professors and peers. The ACE program's unique model provides an introduction to the student experience of USF and the city of Tampa. ACE also provides students with a cultural enrichment opportunity to study either in a domestic or international setting their very first semester!

The Summer ACE program is focused on individualized student success and is designed to provide six credits of academic coursework applied to your degree. These credits earned with the ACE program will fufill the six out of nine summer credit hour requirements that are mandatory for all first-year students. Additionally, ACE students will receive ample opportunities to engage in social, academic, leadership and service exchanges. This program is your chance to start "Running with the Bulls" as you take part in this one-of-a-kind global learning experience!

Study Abroad Locations: 

  • San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
  • Washington,D.C. 
  • More 2020 locations to be posted 

Please check out the Coursework & Study Away tab come back to this for more information about the study away opportunities and how they coincide with your specific USF coursework.

Ready to get started on your Summer ACE journey? Review your next steps. If you have questions or need more information, please contact our team directly!