Frequently Asked Questions About the Tampa Bay Campus

What is student life like in Tampa Bay, Florida?

What is life like when you are surrounded by the pristine beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, some of the best amusement parks in the world, professional sports teams, exotic nightlife and many museums? It is great!  Living and studying in the Sunshine State is a dream for many, but reality only for a few.  The students attending Schiller International University Florida get to live this everyday while receiving an international education.

The Tampa Bay area is a peninsula located adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico’s sandy beaches and the crystal open waters of Tampa Bay.  Tampa Bay’s subtropical climate provides residents with enjoyable warm sunny winters and lazy beach day summers.

Such an atmosphere provides a multitude of opportunities for exploring the many surrounding areas along the coast.  Among such great gems as Indian Rocks Beach, Clearwater Beach, Madeira Beach, St. Petersburg Beach and Honeymoon Island and they are only some of the exotic destinations.    There is even a low cost Suncoast Beach Trolley that travels to the beaches and surrounding communities.

Because of it’s year-round pleasant climate and affordable lifestyle, Tampa Bay has become a favorite vacation destination for visitor both domestically and internationally.   Tampa Bay is within an hour drive from Orlando. Which is the home of Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, designer shopping and many more attractions for all ages.  Tampa Bay also presents adventurous opportunities with its very own theme parks, zoos and renowned museums such as the Dali museum, The Holocaust museum, the Museum of Science and Industry with the IMAX Dome Theatre, and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus museum. Tampa Bay Metro Area is also the host to four major sports teams:  the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Football team, Tampa Bay Rays Baseball, the Lightening Hockey team and the Tampa Bay Rowdies Soccer team.  Schiller International, Tampa Bay, provides limitless options for exploring an abundant supply of events.

How do students get around Tampa Bay and where do they reside?

SIU’s Tampa Bay Campus is within close proximity to both (TPA) Tampa International Airport and (PIE) Clearwater – St. Petersburg International Airport, making travel both internationally and domestically easy and accessible. The campus is also on the local extended hour’s bus route, providing simple access to transportation. For more details on transportation, please click here.

Schiller’s Tampa campus does not offer on campus housing (dormitories); however, there are many housing options nearby.  For detailed information on local housing options, please click here.

Our Student Services Department will be happy to help you with navigating through both housing and transportation options upon your arrival:

8560 Ulmerton Road
Largo, Florida 33771
Tel: 727-736-5082
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 to 5:30 pm EST
Manager: Paula Vricos, paula.vricos@schiller.edu

Is Tampa Bay a strong area for job and internship opportunities?

We are proud to say that we have Alumni working all over the United States, including such states as: California, New Jersey, Texas and Florida.  You can find them working for such great companies as: Tradewinds Island Resort, Bay Care Health System, Cloud Soft Inc., The Belleair Country Club, and IT America, to name a few. According to a variety of sources, the Greater Tampa Bay Area is very promising in terms of job and internship opportunities.  You may read some articles on the subject here and here.

Our Career Services Department will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have throughout your time here at Schiller:

8560 Ulmerton Road
Largo, Florida 33771
Tel: 727-736-5082
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 to 5:00 pm EST
Manager: Gloria Moranski, gmoranski@schiller.edu