Beyond Tampa and into Florida
Florida is a great state to enjoy nature, diverse cultures, and amazing people. Go take a tour of the Everglades, one of America's most notable national parks where you can see panthers, manatees and sea turtles.
Drive down to Miami, only four hours from Tampa where you can stroll along historic Ocean Drive, home to Miami's eclectic nightlife. Take a speedboat sightseeing tour or go out on a day trip to Key West. Enjoy wandering culturally-rich Little Havana where you can enjoy amazing coffee and the world-famous Cuban sandwich.
What should I wear?
The weather in Tampa can vary. Summer months are bright and hot with highs around 32°C. Autumn tends to be warm with calm breezes, while winter is irregular with highs near 21°C. Spring brings rain; weather is mild with highs around 25°C. Dress is usually casual for USF students. Make sure you have enough clothes to keep you warm for the first month or so of classes, and you can buy anything else you need after you arrive.