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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.



News

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Fourth Annual K-12 Chinese Conference Closed with Great Success
October 8, 2014

The fourth annual conference on K-12 Chinese was hosted by the USF Confucius Institute on October 4 with over 120 participants, most of whom K-12 were teachers from Florida and five other states. Read More


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Successful CI Day at the University of South Florida (USF)
October 2, 2014

The USF Confucius Institute completed its CI Day Celebration with numerous exciting stories from more than 500 participants. The major part of the CI Day event was on Friday, September 26, at the USF Alumni Center Traditions Hall. Read More


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CI Lecture – Working towards World Peace: A General’s Story about U.S.-China Relations
September 30, 2014

On September 19, 2014 from 4pm to 5pm, General Bernard Loeffke delivered a public lecture on “China: Friend or Enemy? A General’s Story” to the USF and community members at Patel Center Auditorium. Read More


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Fri. Oct 24
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Mon. Oct 27
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