USF World News

World Refugee Day
June 20, 2008

International Affairs, the African Student Association, STAND, and the Tampa Bay Community sponsored World Refugee Day 2008, “African Refugees: The Untold Story”. African refugees told of their experiences coming to the United States, followed by a panel of professionals who discussed their work with refugees. On December 4th, 2000, the General Assembly of the United Nations unanimously adopted a resolution naming June 20th as World Refugee Day. View Gallery

International Sash Ceremony
April 30, 2008

International Affairs proudly presented the Spring 2008 international students with their Graduation Sashes. View Gallery

International Week
April 14, 2008

International Affairs, the Equal Opportunity Affairs and Diversity Office, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs sponsored a week of International activities. Jean-Marc Hachey, author of “The Big Guide to Living and Working Overseas” held three seminars for anyone interested in going abroad to study, volunteer, intern, teach, travel or work!
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Watch a video highlighting International Week 2008. Video>>

Confucius Institute Opening Ceremony
March 2, 2008

The USF Confucius Institute Opening Ceremony was held Sunday, March 2 2008. International Affairs hosted a delegation from Nankai University, the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Houston, and an official from the Chinese Embassy in Washington D.C. Over 200 students, faculty, staff and members of the Tampa community came to the opening dinner. USF is the first university in Florida and the first major public research university in the Southeastern United States to establish a Confucius Institute. View Gallery>>

International Student Orientation and Reception
August 22, 2007

International Affairs welcomed over 250 new students at the International Orientation on Aug 22. Local ethnic restaurants contributed lunch for the event. A welcome reception was held on Friday at the Alumni Center, Traditions Hall for new students and friends. View Orientation Gallery>> & View Reception Gallery>>

Haitian Scholars Reception
August 20, 2007

International Affairs co-sponsored a reception with the School of Social Work honoring the Haitian Scholars in the Cooperative Association of States for Scholarship (CASS) program. The Consul of the Republic of Haiti, Honorable Pierre Laurent Prosper (in photo) was a guest speaker at the event. View Gallery>>