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Peking opera dance by visiting Xuzhou Normal University (XNU)
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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

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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First Round of Traditional Chinese Medicine Classes Completed at USF
May 25, 2016

Thanks to the Hanban support, the Confucius Institute partnered with the USF College of Public Health to offer a non-credit Traditional Chinese Medicine class from January 22 to April 15; 23 USF employees and community members attended. Read More


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