USF World News


Another Workshop on Chinese Art and Culture for K-12 School Teachers
June 26, 2017

The USF Confucius Institute (CI) is proud to continue its fifth annual partnership with the UF Harn Museum of Art in offering another workshop on Chinese art and culture for K-12 teachers in Florida. Twenty three teachers attended the two-day workshop on June 20-21 at the Harn Museum of Art. (Read More…)


Three More Classes by CI Staff to Enhance Partnership with OLLI
June 11, 2017

The USF Confucius Institute (CI) has provided classes related to Chinese culture, history and language for USF employees and community members since 2011 (a list of courses available at http://global.usf.edu/confucius/courses.php). The courses usually last 4-6 weeks with 8-12 sessions, and most of them are provided for the senior citizens in partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). (Read More…)


Confucius Institute Lectures by Dr. Smagula, Dr. Tian and More in the Spring
May 26, 2017

Our USF Confucius Institute (CI) sponsors typically host at least three CI lectures each semester. This spring, however, we did much more by hosting and co-sponsoring six lectures with several prominent invited speakers. (Read More…)


HSK(K) and YCT Chinese Proficiency Tests at USF
April 12, 2017

Last month the USF World Confucius Institute (CI) administered the spring semester Chinese language proficiency tests at USF (HSK for adults and HSKK a speaking test) and Pine View School (YCT for K-12 students). (Read More…)


A Message to International Students
November 14, 2016

Dear International Students and Scholars,

On behalf of USF World, I would like to reiterate President Genshaft’s message shared with the USF community last Thursday. USF is a caring and inclusive community. Whether you are a domestic student from Miami or Minneapolis, or an international student from Mumbai, Moscow or Medina each of you is integral to the USF community. Our cultural diversity is our strength. (Read More…)


First USF Confucius Institute Chinese Culture Week Completed with Great Success
September 22, 2016

In addition to its strong support for the Chinese language programs at USF and local K-12 schools, the USF Confucius Institute has enhanced programs that promote cross-cultural understanding and US-China relations in the Tampa Bay region. The best example of this effort is the Chinese Culture Week with multiple opportunities for cultural exploration: a photo exhibition, a CI lecture, the Mid-Autumn Festival, and a concert with Chinese and Western music. Together, the events reached more than 1,500 USF students and faculty/staff, as well as community members, and received positive feedback from participants. (Read More…)