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.


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

USF-CI Successfully Hosted Another Cultural Performance Troupe from China
May 9, 2014

The Northwest Normal University (NWNU) Troupe from China staged performances at four Confucius Institutes in Florida and Texas in early May. Because of their scheduled time in Tampa on May 5-6 (when USF is in summer session), we arranged the troupe to perform at our partner school and college in Sarasota on May 6. Read More

10. CI staff with Dr. Bridley, after welcoming Dr. Mingjian Zhang
Chinese Culture Festival and Other CI Events in the Spring
April 28, 2014

After a series of events around the Chinese New Year season (details at, the USF Confucius Institute has (co)sponsored more cultural events for the USF and Tampa Bay communities. We are able to do more Read More

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