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.


Celebrate International Education Week 2014 with USF World
September 16, 2014

A joint initiative between the Department of Education and U.S. Department of State, International Education Week (IEW) is celebrated in more than 100 countries across the globe. Read More

Florida High School Students Completed Summer Camp in China
September 11, 2014

Eleven high school students from Florida completed their Chinese Bridge Summer Camp during July 17 through August 1, chaperoned by Hongxia Zhang, a Chinese teacher at Lake Highland Prep School. Read More

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.
Read More

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