Support International Student Success

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Project ended on April 14, 2024
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Who We Are

USF World values every student. From warm welcomes to fostering a sense of community through social activities and clubs, USF World is dedicated to student success, including when students face hardship.

One of our goals is to help international students stay in school when global crises strike. We have assisted students from Brazil and Colombia, two of our largest international student populations, when economic crises made it difficult for their families to help with daily expenses. USF World has assisted students from war-torn countries, most recently the war in Ukraine, and took swift action to create funding to assist international students during the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to ensure we can continue to support students whose families have been displaced because of natural disasters or other calamities.

We can attest that providing a struggling student as little as $500 can make the difference between dropping out of USF and graduating! With enough support, we hope to endow this fund, providing ongoing support in the future as new needs arise.

What We Do

When international students face unexpected challenges they do not have the same resources as their domestic peers. Amidst a global crisis, the financial support for international students can be disrupted when their families are impacted, and students have limited options. For example, they are not eligible for financial aid and are restricted to working part-time for limited campus jobs.


Despite these obstacles, international students contribute significantly to campus life. From the classroom to USF sporting events, our large and vibrant international student community adds immeasurable value to the overall campus experience, creating an atmosphere of cultural exchange and mutual understanding.

USF World established the International Student Support Fund to help international students facing financial challenges due to crises in their home countries. We invite you to stand with USF international students dealing with the repercussions of global events.

Your Impact

Contributing to the USF International Student Support Fund will have a profound impact on the lives of international students and the university community. Here is how your support will make a difference:

Financial Assistance: Your contribution provides crucial financial assistance to international students who face unexpected challenges, ensuring they can meet basic needs such as housing and food.

Academic Success: By supporting the fund, you help international students stay enrolled and focused on their studies. This financial stability contributes to their academic persistence and increases the likelihood of successful graduation.

Alumni Impact: As international students graduate with your support, they become alumni who contribute back to the university, creating a positive cycle of giving and reinforcing the importance of supporting future generations of students.

Contributing to the International Student Support Fund at USF goes beyond financial assistance; it plays a vital role in creating a supportive, inclusive and globally aware educational community.

USF Faculty and Staff: You can give online through this site or complete this payroll deduction form (enter fund #870003, USF World International Student Support Fund) and email it to

Your gift ensures USF international students continue their studies and stay on track to graduate!


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