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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

Annual “Confucius Institute Day” Events Completed
October 16, 2017

The fourth annual “Confucius Institute (CI) Day” celebration was held on September 28 during 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the USF Patel Center for Global Solutions. Participants included about 200 middle-high school students and teachers from the Middleton High School and Village of Excellence Academy. Read More


Mr. and Mrs. Griffith Donate 10 Chinese Artifacts to the Confucius Institute
August 1, 2017

George (Bern) Griffith is a world traveler particularly to the Greater China region. He traveled to Hong Kong and Macao in the late 1950s, and then made numerous trips to China. Over the years, he accumulated a large collection of Chinese artifacts, some dating back to hundreds of years. Recently, he decided to donate ten items to USF to be displayed for the students and faculty as well as the larger community. Read More


Fifth Annual Summer Camp for Florida High School Students to China
July 15, 2017

The USF Confucius Institute (CI) continues its support in organizing the fifth annual Florida high school students for study trips to China. With support from the Hanban and Qingdao University, the CI sponsored 17 high school students for a total immersion experience in Chinese language and culture from June 19 to July 3. Read More


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