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INTO USF Launches New Blog and Podcast

INTO USF launches new blog and podcast to explore innovations in international educatioN

Feb. 12, 2021 (Tampa, Florida)Much More Than English, a new weekly blog and podcast highlighting the work at the University of South Florida, goes beyond teaching international students.

Sharing a new post or podcast episode every Wednesday, the blog will delve into the best practices of supporting international students in and out of the classroom. Experts from across the University of South Florida will contribute to the project. From English language teaching to housing and dining, Much More Than English will connect how the whole university shapes the experience of students who are from, or choose to study, abroad.

“Not only do we get to showcase the inspiring individuals and the work they do here at USF, but also, the blog and podcast will help all of us who work in international education, understand and appreciate the range of activities and resources that are necessary to support students who leave their own countries to study overseas,” says Jane Harvey, Ph.D., Much More Than English co-host, and INTO USF University Support Coordinator.

Much More Than English will also explore how English language learning at USF can benefit the community at large. “There are faculty in our English Language Program that do work with populations that typically don’t have the opportunity to take our classes. That is something that extends our work beyond the arena of international students because it connects to the mission of USF and also serves the community,” says Ariadne Miranda, Ph.D., Much More Than English co-host, and Associate Director of the INTO USF English Language Program.

You can find additional Much More Than English content available here:

If you would like to contribute to the Much More Than English blog or be interviewed for the podcast reach out to our hosts, Jane Harvey ( and Ariadne Miranda (