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.


1. Practicing Calligraphy - July 2015
Continuing Partnership for K-12 Teachers on Chinese Arts and Culture
September 10, 2015

The USF Confucius Institute is honored to continue its partnership with the UF Harn Museum of Art into the fourth year in offering another summer institute on Chinese art and culture to K-12 teachers in Florida. More than twenty teachers attended the two-day Read More

1. Inside the Forbidden City (Palace Museum)
Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for Florida High School Students
August 13, 2015

Each year, hundreds of American high school students experience China firsthand through the Chinese Bridge Summer Camp culture and language learning program. Read More

OLLI group at Tiananmen Square - thumbnail
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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