Once you set foot on Nova Southeastern University's campus, you’ll see how it can be easily mistaken for a resort. Sunbathing, bike riding, fishing, boating, and surfing are minutes away from your new home away from home. Enjoy the best Fort Lauderdale has to offer, from world-class food to the best in arts and entertainment—restaurants, festivals, concerts, shopping malls, and boutiques are within your reach.

And the beaches. Don’t forget the beaches.

Every Weekend Is a Vacation

A Recreation Paradise in Your Backyard

NSU Sharks work hard and play hard. Easily access a range of activities to help you unwind from a week of classes. Refresh your mind and body in the South Florida sun whenever you want.

View of a Ft. Lauderdale Beach

How Close Is the Beach?

Want to soak up some rays after class? Fifteen minutes and you’re there.

Pick Your Beach

What Kind of Activities Are Available Around Fort Lauderdale?

Spend time outdoors in the exotic Everglades, plan a day trip to a theme park, or take in some culture on Las Olas Boulevard.

Explore Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale skyline


You Don't Need to Hit the Beach for Fun in the Sun

Road Trip

Load up the car with your friends (and don’t forget your sunscreen).

More fun is right around the corner from Fort Lauderdale. Take advantage of your time at NSU, and check out everything South Florida has to offer—from day trips to theme parks to discovering the Everglades.

Thrill Rides Are Only a Car Ride Away

Universal Studios, Walt Disney World, Sea World—a three-hour day trip to Orlando is a perfect way to let loose over the weekend.

Visit Orlando

Dive into the Coral Reefs in the Florida Keys 

Get a heavy dose of marine life in the Florida Keys—from snorkeling through the coral reefs to guided boat tours.

Explore the Florida Keys

Find Florida’s Flora and Fauna in the Flamingo Gardens 

This wildlife sanctuary is home to thousands of tropical plants and the largest collection of native wildlife. Sit in the shade of centuries-old live oak trees, or catch a glimpse of alligators, otters, and—of course—flamingos.

Discover Flamingo Gardens

Have an Adventure in the Everglades

Glide through the infamous biodiversity of the Everglades—the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States.

Check Out This Natural Treasure

Killer Cuisine and Eclectic Culture

Whether it’s on or off campus, you’ll never be bored (or hungry) at NSU.

Nurture Your Creative Spirit

Book a ticket to the theater, browse the galleries at the NSU Art Museum, or linger in front of the many renowned art installations on campus.

Experience the Arts

My friends from home came down to visit last Spring Break and said, ‘You actually go to a resort. This is not what a college campus looks like.’

Sarah P. | Marketing, Management

You Don’t Have to Leave Campus to Satisfy Your Taste Buds

Chow down on customized fare at our dining halls, get drinks at the Flight Deck, or pick up coffee at our on-campus Starbucks—no matter when or where you get hungry, you’ll find something to munch on.

Eat It Up

NSU Students enjoying a great meal

Local Arts & Culture

Employment Opportunities

Continue your life journey in Florida after you graduate! Graduates have landed high-profile internships and jobs at local companies and organizations, such as the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, The Walt Disney Company, and Zoo Miami. It’s no surprise that Sharks are often at the top of the list of candidates.

Connect with the Center for Academic and Professional Success (CAPS)

CAPS is dedicated to supporting Sharks as they prepare for a post-college career. As an NSU student, you’ll be partnered with a career and academic success coach—also known as an “Edge Advisor”—who will guide you throughout your college journey.

Schedule an Appointment

Career Fairs

Every semester, CAPS hosts a career fair called Recruit a Shark, during which you can connect with local employers to find jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities, and more.

Learn About Recruit a Shark

“My internship experience at History Fort Lauderdale allowed me to gain experience in archival research and documentary filmmaking while serving in my community.”



Internships with top-notch local companies and organizations, such as The Walt Disney Company, U.S. Department of State, Zoo Miami, Apple, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and more, prepare you to thrive in the professional world.

Explore Internships

After Graduation

Eighty-two percent of NSU graduates have a professional plan in place within six months of graduating—whether it’s graduate school or full-time employment. In fact, many Sharks strengthen the local workforce, with 33 percent of graduates finding work in Fort Lauderdale and our neighboring cities.

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NSU Graduate standing in front of NSU