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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.


News

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USF Confucius Institute Outreach to Senior Citizens: A Partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
June 25, 2015

The USF Confucius Institute (CI) has had great success exploring a variety of ways to better integrate the hosting university and connect with Tampa Bay communities, including K-12 schools. Innovation and collaboration is key to sustainable development of any CI.  Read More


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USF 6th Annual Chinese Culture Festival and Other Events
April 10, 2015

Thanks to the support from numerous partners at USF and beyond, the USF Confucius Institute (CI) was able to put on several events during spring 2015. Read More


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A Dozen Chinese New Year Related Events Completed in February 2015
March 11, 2015

In order to meet the growing interests among members of the community and K-12 schools, the USF Confucius Institute worked with numerous partners to provide a dozen cultural events during the Chinese New Year season. Read More


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