Centers and Institutes

International Centers and Institutes

Confucius Institute

The USF Confucius Institute is one of over 300 Confucius Institutes and Confucius Classrooms established in 88 countries. The USF Confucius Institute offers Chinese language and culture classes to USF and the community.

Center for Strategic and Diplomatic Studies

The Center for Strategic and Diplomatic Studies (CSDS) conducts cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research on national security issues and develops programs dealing with diplomacy and strategy.

Center for India Studies

The Center for India Studies is committed to a multi-directional flow of knowledge and scholarly exchange that enhances local and global communities. The Center’s mission is both to enhance academic research and curricular understanding about the Indian subcontinent and to share the wealth of India’s cultural, spiritual and artistic traditions with the world community.

Institute on Black Life

The mission of the Institute on Black Life is to serve as a vibrant resource on the history and culture of people of African descent in Africa and the African Diaspora. The institute sponsors a speakers series, annual symposia, and a scholarship program for graduate and undergraduates.


The Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean or ISLAC is a center of excellence for Latin American and Caribbean Studies embracing teaching, research and service. The institute currently offers a Master of Arts (M.A.) program, two graduate certificates, and an undergraduate certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.