Putting the world within reach

St. Petersburg College wants to help you expand your world view. Whether you're an international student earning a degree at SPC or an American student who wants to experience the world, SPC's Center for International Programs offers many opportunities.

international programs


As an SPC international student, you'll receive specialized support services like academic advising and career counseling as you earn a quality and affordable degree. We also offer student leadership opportunities and dozens of student clubs and organizations so you'll feel right at home.

international students visit Ringling Museum

Study Abroad

There's more to studying than sitting in a classroom. At SPC, you can qualify for scholarships that will take you around the world to earn academic credit.

study abroad


Our Global Citizen Program emphasizes a global perspective in your classes and activities. You'll have chances to help other students improve their English, speak about your experience as an international or Study Abroad student, mentor your peers, or assist hopeful U.S. citizens as they prepare for the naturalization test. And your hard work can be rewarded by our Global Citizen designation.

naturalization ceremony

Learn a Language

Through our International Language Institute, you can immerse yourself in our Intensive English Program, polish up your English pronunciation or conversational skills, learn sign language, Spanish, German, Italian or Japanese or customize a language program for your company. 

countries flags


Our 3-credit Model United Nations class introduces you to the world of diplomacy, negotiation, and decision making used at the United Nations. The highlight of the class is the trip to the National Model United Nations (NMUN) Conference, where you take part in simulations of the UN General Assembly and UN Security Council and compete against other delegations.

Model UN

image of Kane Magnuson

Life lessons through Model UN

"The Model UN conference was a wonderful experience. It taught me how to work with a team and strengthened my analytical, critical thinking and research skills. It also taught me how to use my ideas to make this world a better place"

Kane Magnuson, SPC alumni

Model UN Gallery