USF World News


USF Signs Collaborative Agreements with Brazil’s Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul
January 21, 2016

The University of South Florida recently signed three new agreements with  Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) from Porto Alegre, Brazil, Tampa’s sister city since 2013. (Read More…)


USF World Statement Regarding Recent Events in Paris
January 7, 2016

The University of South Florida is deeply saddened by the terror attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015. Our sympathies go out to the French people, our French community here at USF and all those who lost loved ones or were shaken by these events. USF maintains a constant watch on world events in order to give our students, staff and faculty the best advice we can.

If you are currently traveling abroad and wish to reestablish your travel and security or seek further clarity around your current travel plans, please contact Ben Chamberlain, International Risk and Safety Officer, in USF World who will be an excellent resource for you.

Similarly, we recognize that members of the USF system community may be traveling internationally during 2016 and we want to reassure you that USF World monitors world events and maintains a 24/7 International Assistance Line (1-813-317-5815) for your use. You may also choose to contact Ben at bchamberlain@usf.edu and he can assist you in ensuring you have appropriately considered your safety.  As a reminder, please refer to the USF related student and business travel guidelines and services on our website.

Wishing the USF community safe travels,

Roger Brindley, Vice Provost and Associate Vice President, USF World


2015 CI Day Events Completed at USF
November 3, 2015

The second annual “Confucius Institute (CI) Day” celebration was a series of events held from September 22 to 28 with great success at the University of South Florida and beyond. The total number of participants exceeded two thousand. (Read More…)


USF President Judy Genshaft Honored with Global Vision and Education Award
October 12, 2015

Next month,  USF System President Judy Genshaft will be honored for her global vision and cultural understanding at the 6th Annual Atlantic Institute Peace & Dialogue Awards Dinner, hosted by the Atlantic Institute’s Tampa Bay Branch, in partnership with the Istanbul Cultural Center at Tampa Bay.

The Peace & Dialogue Awards Dinner is an opportunity for community leaders of all cultures, backgrounds, faiths, and professions to share their views on a selected topic, this year highlighting “The Role of Education in Fostering Mutual Respect Across Global Civilizations.”

It is also the Atlantic Institute’s honor to publicly recognize influential community leaders who actively promote cultural understanding and diversity in their organizations and communities.  It is the hope that the public recognition will encourage the recipients to continue their efforts and lead others to similar activities and projects advancing a more peaceful relationship between our communities and nations.

For more information on the awards dinner, visit

http://theatlanticinstitute.org/Tampa.


Globalizing USF’s Dance Program
July 28, 2015

Help is needed for USF dance students to make the leap to China this fall after hosting Chinese dancers this spring. | Read More


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12 USF Students Awarded Gilman Scholarship for Summer 2015
June 8, 2015

From Costa Rica to South Korea, 12 undergraduate students will travel to all corners of the world this summer for a range of study abroad programs after they were each awarded a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The students will have the opportunity of a lifetime to be engaged with other cultures and languages, while furthering their studies related to each respective major. (Read More…)