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

The USF Confucius Institute is a partnership between USF and Qingdao University. It is one of over 400 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 in early 2008.

The USF Confucius Institute provides

    • Academic support to the USF Chinese language program and other related disciplines;
    • Community engagement in Tampa Bay to promote cross-cultural understanding through cultural performance and CI Lectures;
    • Outreach to K-12 schools to improve and expand Chinese language programs; and
    • Help to create a statewide network on educational initiatives related to Chinese language, tourism, trade, and sustainable healthy communities.

To learn more about the USF Confucius Institute, please download our brochure and watch a 7-minute video.


Three CI Lectures Completed in the Fall Semester of 2016
December 2, 2016

The USF Confucius Institute (CI) continued the tradition of providing three or more lectures each semester. In this semester, we had a very special guest speaker from the Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) and two professors from USF. Read More

A Message to International Students
November 14, 2016

Dear International Students and Scholars,

On behalf of USF World, I would like to reiterate President Genshaft’s message shared with the USF community last Thursday. USF is a caring and inclusive community. Whether you are a domestic student from Miami or Minneapolis, or an international student from Mumbai, Moscow or Medina each of you is integral to the USF community. Our cultural diversity is our strength. Read More

Confucius Institute at the University of Florida | Annual Report for 2016
October 22, 2016

The USF Confucius Institute (CI) has made significant achievements in 2016, thanks to the support from USF, its partner Qingdao University and the Hanban/CI Headquarters. Our priority areas of services are focused on supporting the USF academic programs (including providing two Chinese language instructors), assisting K-12 schools with Chinese programs (including four Confucius Classrooms), and facilitating cultural exchange or community engagement.  The CI has contributed to the USF World efforts in globalizing our campus in areas of providing CI Scholarships to USF students, bringing visiting scholars from China, offering non-credit classes, and outreach to K-12 schools and Tampa Bay communities.

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