“Open Doors, Open Minds: Help Students Explore the World"

53 donors

133% of 40 Goal.

0 days left.

$4,425 raised

Project ended on April 14, 2024
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Who We Are

The University of South Florida's St. Petersburg campus is Pinellas County’s only residential, public Research 1 institution. We’re driven by student success, where every student has the chance to explore different cultures, broaden their perspectives and become global citizens.

USF has established itself as a leader among higher education institutions in access to global learning opportunities for all students, the global diversity of its student body and international research partnerships that produce positive societal outcomes.

Fast Facts:

  • During the 2022-2023 academic year, 102 USF St. Petersburg students participated in study abroad.
  • The most popular study-abroad locations were London, Florence and Paris.
  • The average cost for a semester abroad is $11,250 (this does not include tuition or airfare).

What We Do

The USF St. Petersburg Study Abroad Scholarship supports funding for St. Petersburg campus study-abroad programs that prioritize innovation through research and scholarship, mutually beneficial international partnerships, inbound and outbound student and faculty global mobility, and events and programs that bridge geographical, cultural and political boundaries.

Wendy Baker, USF World Campus Director (St.Pete), and her husband, Jason Hughes, will donate $750 if we hit our goal of 40 donors during Giving Week!  

Jason’s company, SAP, will match an additional $750 through their company match program.

Your Impact

Developing Global Citizens for Tomorrow: By contributing to our scholarship fund, you are investing in the next generation of leaders who will navigate an increasingly interconnected world. Your donation empowers students to develop the skills and cultural awareness needed to thrive in diverse and dynamic environments.

Breaking Financial Barriers: Many bright minds dream of studying abroad but face financial constraints. Your generosity can break down these barriers, providing deserving students with the opportunity to embark on life-changing journeys that would otherwise be out of reach.

Enhancing Educational Experiences: Studying abroad goes beyond the classroom, offering hands-on learning experiences that enrich academic pursuits. Your donation supports immersive educational opportunities, fostering a deeper understanding of global issues and diverse perspectives.

USF Faculty and Staff: You can give online through this site, or complete this payroll deduction form (enter fund #PK0026, USF St. Petersburg Study Abroad Scholarship) and email it to fscampaign@usf.edu.

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Join me in supporting our students, research and faculty at usf.to/stpete! Gifts of any size will directly impact our USF students' academic horizons. Thank you and go Bulls!

Latest Updates

Match challenge unlocked!

Office of Annual Giving, Apr 11, 2024

Thanks to your generosity and support, we hit our goal of 40 donors! Wendy Baker, USF World Campus Director (St.Pete), and her husband, Jason Hughes matched it with a gift of $750.

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A gift of $25 can provide a backpack or a one-way checked bag fee.


A gift of $50 can provide roundtrip checked bag fees.


A gift of $ 100 can provide a suitcase for travel.


A gift of $165 can provide a passport.


A gift of $250 can provide round-trip checked bag fees, a passport and a backpack.


A gift of $500 can support discretionary in-country expenses, such as food and transportation.

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