About Jacksonville, Florida

Quick Facts

  • Population over one million
  • Close to Jacksonville Beach
  • On the St. Johns River
  • Cultural venues, such as: museums, symphony, theater, opera, ballet and festivals
  • Nearby historical sites

UNF English Language Program students can take day trips to Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, Kennedy Space Center and St. Augustine.

Activities

sky view of jacksonville beach 

Beaches

Just 10 minutes from campus there are several beaches: Jacksonville Beach,
Neptune Beach and Atlantic Beach. The beaches have restaurants, shopping and
entertainment. When you come to Jacksonville, don't forget your bathing suit!

baseball player at bat 

Sports

Sports lovers will enjoy Jacksonville's offerings of golf, soccer, tennis,
fishing, boating, hiking and water sports. If you're more of a fan than an
athlete, there are local professional teams for you to cheer for including the
Jacksonville Suns baseball team and the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars.

 

Street view of St. Augustine, FL

 

The Oldest City

St. Augustine is America's oldest city. It is just 45 minutes from the UNF
campus. The Spanish colonized St. Augustine in 1574 giving the city the feel of
a small South American or European town. Today, small shops and cafés line the
cobble stone streets. Over 20 historical sights makes St. Augustine a favorite
place to spend a day or afternoon.

 

 

To learn more about Jacksonville, Florida, go to Visit Jacksonville.