American Homestay Network – Tampa

Tampa is a city on Tampa Bay, along Florida’s Gulf Coast. A major business center, it is also known for its museums and other cultural offerings. Busch Gardens is an African-themed amusement park with thrill rides and animal-viewing areas. The historic Ybor City neighborhood, developed by Cuban and Spanish cigar-factory workers at the turn of the 20th century, is a dining and nightlife destination.

Fun Facts About Tampa

  • Tampa is home to the world’s longest continuous sidewalk.
  • Tampa is home to Florida’s largest port.
  • In Tampa, there is much more to the region than simply beaches and theme parks.
  • A massive pirate festival has been taking place for over 100 years!
  • Lots of popular movies are filmed in Tampa.

Homestay Partner Institutions in Tampa

Tampa Language Center

Tampa Language Center is located in beautiful Tampa, FL near the University of South Florida. The school provides students with a high-quality and positive educational environment designed to help them learn the English language. Tampa Language Center offers non-credit English courses to both international and non-international students who want to develop their spoken English and their overall language proficiency in order to enhance their personal, academic, and social lives.

Other Colleges and Universities in Tampa

University of Tampa

Explore the City

Try a Meetup! is a collection of groups that put on events called meetups.  You can join groups based on your interests.  It is a great way to meet new people in Tampa and Orlando.  


Tampa’s year-round semitropical climate is free from many of the extremes found elsewhere.

History and Demographics

Tampa History

Tampa Demographics