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 one of over 300 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.

The USF Confucius Institute assists the educational and business communities in Tampa Bay to develop closer ties with China through Chinese language instruction and cultural exchange. The USF Confucius Institute offers Chinese language and culture classes year round. The Institute focuses on educational initiatives related to tourism, trade, and sustainable healthy communities.

The Confucius Institute at the University of South Florida is a collaborative effort between China's Office of Chinese Language Council International ("Hanban") under the Ministry of Education and USF’s designated Chinese partner.


Haiqiong Deng after performance at Museum Nights on Jan. 9
2014 Spring Witnessed Numerous Celebrated CI Events
April 3, 2014

Spring season is always full of events related to the Chinese New Year, but this year, we had more events for the USF community and K-12 schools. The artists of our CI Performance Group and our staff/collaborators have made a positive impact on thousands of people. Read More

Dr. Brindley and Kun Shi with the Hanban Director XU Lin and AP Zhou
CI Partnership with Qingdao University Strengthened
February 25, 2014

Last December, Dr. Roger Brindley (Vice Provost and AVP of USF World) and Kun Shi (CI Director) attended the Confucius Institute Global Conference in Beijing. They met the Qingdao University representative (ZHOU Xiaoli, Assistant President) and Hanban officials, Read More

CI Advisory Committee Provides Support for Collaboration
December 5, 2013

The CI Advisory Committee was created in late 2012 as an effort to provide guidance and support for CI-related collaborations within USF and beyond. The second Advisory Committee meeting was held on November 8 at 4:00-5:00pm in the Patel Center second floor conference room. Read More

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