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The USF Confucius Institute has made significant contributions in recent years to K-16 Chinese language programs and cultural exchanges at USF and beyond. It hit a milestone this fall by sending two students to the annual international Chinese proficiency competition who won top awards “Champion of the Americas” (after their great performance at the local and regional competitions). This is the first time any American university has ever helped both college and high school students to achieve such titles. Continue reading
The Chinese Bridge Competition is a platform for American and other foreign students to compete in Chinese language proficiency and cultural talent. Each spring, the USF Confucius Institute hosts a local competition for college and high school students. The top winner from both groups travels to the regional competition at UT Dallas. Continue reading
Impressive Cultural Activities of the Fall Semester
Right after the Confucius Institute Day event, we celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival on October 2 at the University of South Florida (USF) Marshall Student Center Ballroom. More than 600 USF and community participants tasted moon cakes and enjoyed a variety of performances by professional and talented students. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading