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Welcome from the Director

Welcome to HCC's Center for International Education! If you are an international student, we recognize the courage and initiative required to leave home and pursue higher education in the United States.  As you consider whether HCC is the place for you, explore this website and find out what's happening at HCC by joining us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter

You will discover that HCC is a great place to start for international students who dream of earning a 4-year bachelor’s degree in the United States. We help you to explore all your university options while you complete your first two years of university study with us.  If you want to attend a selective 4-year, liberal-arts institution, a nationally-ranked university, or an Ivy League school, we help you get there!  

The dedicated professionals who staff the CIE will help you to adjust to life in another culture and optimize your two years with us.  Our passionate faculty will work with you to ensure your academic success. 

If you need another reason to choose HCC, take a look at Hawk’s Landing – our luxury student housing.  You will have your own private bedroom and bathroom, and enjoy access to the gym and swimming pool – a pool that you can use almost every day in beautiful Florida, widely known as the Sunshine State!

Our academic community currently welcomes international students from over 130 nations. We invite you to join us in Tampa Bay, Florida!

Michael Brennan, Director, International Education

Read about HCC in your language!

English, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Korean, Indonesian, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified)


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Center for International Education
Hillsborough Community College
4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd., DSSC #322
Tampa, FL 33614, USA 

Ph: +1-813-253-7009
Fx: +1-813-253-7070

9am-12pm / 1pm-4pm
Friday    9am-12pm

News & Upcoming Events

HCC F-1 students took 1st Place at the 2015 Florida International Leadership Conference Spirit Show for the second year in a row! Click here to watch the video.

Apply now for the Fall 2015 term! Deadline for new F-1 visa students has been extended to June 30, 2015; deadline for F-1 transfer students is July 15.

Mandatory New Student Orientation for first-year F-1 students starting in the Fall 2015 term--click here for dates and more information.


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Not sure where to start? Chat live with our current international students, Mondays-Thursdays!