USF students at local opera in Qingdao
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Peking opera dance by visiting Xuzhou Normal University (XNU)

The USF Confucius Institute is one of over 300 Confucius Institutes worldwide. USF is the first university in Florida and the first major public research university in the Southeastern United States to establish a Confucius Institute.

The USF Confucius Institute assists the educational and business communities in Tampa Bay to develop closer ties with China through Chinese language instruction and cultural exchange. The USF Confucius Institute offers Chinese language and culture classes year round. The Institute focuses on educational initiatives related to tourism, trade, and sustainable healthy communities.

The Confucius Institute at the University of South Florida is a collaborative effort between China's Office of Chinese Language Council International ("Hanban") under the Ministry of Education and USF’s designated Chinese partner.


Confucius Institutes Celebrate 10 Years
August 26, 2014

This fall, organizations around the world will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Confucius Institutes (CI), which promote Chinese language and culture abroad.
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Confucius Institute Offers Basic Chinese Language Class
August 11, 2014

The Confucius Institute at USF offered a beginning Chinese language class for USF employees from June 3 to June 26, 2014.  Read More

USF Confucius Institute Scholarships Provide Opportunities for Study Abroad
June 19, 2014

With a growing interest in China, the USF Confucius Institute (CI) continues to expand its support to the Chinese language and cultural programs at USF. Read More

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