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 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.


2016 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for Florida High School Students
July 30, 2016

The USF Confucius Institute (CI) continues its support in organizing Florida high school students for study trips to China. With support from the Hanban and Qingdao University, the CI sponsored 15 students for a total immersion experience in Chinese language and culture from June 27 to July 12. The students and their parents are very excited about the opportunity and happy with the experience. Read More

2016 OLLI Faculty Roll of Honor Award to Kun Shi
June 27, 2016

Each year, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) presents its Faculty Roll of Honor awards to the volunteer instructors who have taught at least ten courses for OLLI members and other senior citizens of the Tampa Bay region. On June 2, the Confucius Institute director Kun Shi was honored with such an award. Read More

Lindsey O’Brien Will Go to China for International Chinese Bridge Competition
May 30, 2016

Every spring, the USF Confucius Institute hosts a competition of Chinese language and cultural talents for local college and high school students.

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