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at The University of Tampa

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Tel: 1(813) 257-6328
E-mail: tam@ELS.edu

  • Located in downtown Tampa
  • Warm weather throughout the year
  • Medium-sized campus
  • Walking distance to local events and businesses
  • Local area provides history, culture, outdoor activities and fitness


Area Description

ELS Tampa is located on the campus of the University of Tampa. The campus is in the middle of the city of Tampa. It is walking distance to all that the city has to offer such as restaurants, hotels, banks, the Tampa Bay Aquarium, the Port of Tampa, historical Ybor City and more. The beaches are within half an hour's drive, and Busch Gardens is just a 15-minute drive from downtown. Tampa celebrates many festivals such as Gasparilla, the Tampa State Fair and the Strawberry Festival. The city is home to national sports teams such as the Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Lightning and the Tampa Bay Rays. The University of Tampa itself has much to offer. It is an historic campus complete with its own museum, large outdoor lap pool and over 26 dining facilities. It also provides a great education to international students from 126 countries.

Area Attractions

  • Henry B. Plant Museum
  • Near beaches, exciting nightlife, world-class shopping
  • Busch Gardens
  • Tampa Bay Aquarium
  • Lowry Park Zoo
  • Port of Tampa
  • National Sports Teams such as Buccaneers, Rays, and Lightning

Distances to Key Locations (from ELS Center)

Housing Options: Minutes Method
Homestays in the area (Homestay) 50/45 Bus/Car
Floridan Tampa Student Residence (Student Residence (off campus)) 15 walk
Local Places:    
Bank 15 Walk
Downtown Area 10 Walk
Post Office 10 Walk
Restaurants 5 Walk
Shopping Mall/Outlet 15 Walk
Supermarket 15 Walk
Airport 15 Car
Pharmacy 15 Walk
Sports Stadium 30 Car
Public Transportation 5 Walk
Other Nearby Cities:    
Orlando, FL 60 Car
Sarasota, FL 60 Car
Clearwater, FL 45 Car
St. Petersburg, FL 120 Car

Local Transportation

Tampa has public transportation by bus. The bus stop is located across the street from the center. To obtain bus information, check out www.gohart.org

Recommended Hotels

Aloft Tampa
100 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813.898.8000

Barrymore Hotel
111 W. Fortune St.
Tampa FL 33602
Phone: 813.223.1351

Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk
200 North Ashley Dr.
Tampa FL 33602
Phone: 813.223.2222