International Student Life 


International students from around the world are an integral and vibrant part of the HCC community. We are committed to providing you with a well-rounded education and preparation for a successful career, but we also want you to have an enjoyable and fulfilling student life. Make new memories and forge new friendships that will last a lifetime by getting involved on campus and in the community through participation in the International Student Club, student government, conversation partners program, or one of the many other clubs at HCC.  

A Typical Day at HCC...

Meet Shaijia from India and Luis from Guatemala and learn what a typical day at HCC looks like for them!  

HCC Global Council

The HCC Global Council strives to bring a diverse and multicultural experience to the Dale Mabry campus. Its members derive from a myriad of countries as well as U.S. students who enjoy experiencing other cultures through personal friendship. The clubs activities aim to provide linguistic, cultural and social exchange opportunities for all students. Some examples of clubs activities are: kayaking, volunteer work in the community, fundraising, beach days, escape room and rock climbing. Application to become a member are available in the Center for International Education (DSSC 322).

HCC Global Council meets every other Wednesday at 3:30 in DSSC 331.

International Student Ambassadors

The CIE office provides opportunities for students to contribute to their and their peers’ holistic HCC experience. As an International Student Ambassador you meet international students from around the world and help them in the weeks leading up to their arrival in Tampa and their first days at HCC, during our New International Student Orientations, International Student Club activities, community events, etc.  The International Student Leadership Position includes programs such as New Student Orientation, peer mentoring, International Student Club activities, community events, etc. There are four paid Ambassador positions each semester for which students in their 2nd semester or beyond may apply. Applications to be an Ambassador become available in March.  

HCC Soccer Club

The HCC Soccer Club was established for the purpose to bring the sport of soccer to HCC's Dale Mabry campus. Membership to this organization signifies that all members, students, faculty, and staff are passionate about the sport of soccer and enjoy sharing their skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm through competition. In the Fall and Spring semesters, there is an intramural league open to all HCC students that plays games from 7pm to 9pm.  There is also a men’s club traveling soccer team that plays against other colleges and universities around the state of Florida. In the Spring 2014 season, the Men’s Club Team finished the season 3-0, defeating the University of South Florida, the University of Tampa, and Eckerd College. For more information, please visit the HCC Soccer Club Facebook page.

International Student Festival

HCC's Dale Mabry Campus celebrated its 19th Annual International Festival on March 31, 2016. Over 500 students, faculty and staff from over 40 countries participated. The International Festival is an opportunity for students from all over the world to introduce their culture to the rest of the student body on the HCC Dale Mabry campus. 

See what the International Student Festival is all about!

For a list of all Hillsborough Community College clubs, click here.