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2024 News


USF International Business Forum Puts a Global Spotlight on Tampa Bay Region
April 15, 2024 -- In a daylong event on April 10, more than 200 people came together at the USF International Business Forum to take stock of the region’s potential as a gateway to the global economy. Hosted by USF World, the Muma College of Business, and the new Office of University Community Partnerships, read about how the inaugural forum put a spotlight on a globally-focused economic ecosystem that’s on the rise.

International Visiting Scholar Research Showcase Highlights Academic Stars
April 1, 2024 -- USF hosted the inaugural International Visiting Scholar Research Showcase on March 22 at the Marshall Student Center on the Tampa campus. Visiting Scholars from around the world showcased their research and/or teaching accomlishments and gave them a chance to make connections with both students and other scholars. Read more about the event here.

USF’s Peace Corps Week Highlights Optimism in Action
March 25, 2024 -- The Peace Corps works in 58 countries around the world with programs in agriculture, community economic development, education, environment, health, and youth. Every year this non-profit organization commemorates its founding on March 1, 1961, with a week of student-oriented activities and recruitment efforts on campuses across the country. Click to read more about the events that USF hosted to celebrate Peace Corps Week.

USF Women’s Basketball Coach Highlights Star Power of International Athletes
March 7, 2024 -- Of the 15 athletes on the USF women’s basketball team, 13 are international students. As the #1 destination in the State of Florida for international student enrollment, it’s no surprise to find students from around the world on USF athletic teams. Read on to learn about how attracting international talent is an intentional recruiting strategy by Coach Fernandez.

Students and Alumni Meet through Global Network Virtual Meetings
February 27, 2024 -- Virtual meetings offer global network members the incredible opportunity to meet across international borders and time zones. This February, USF World hosted online meetings for all seven networks and welcomed USF students and alumni from countries all around the world. Learn about what our alumni are doing around the world!

USF World Offers Solutions to International Students Navigating NCAA NIL Guidelines
February 27, 2024 -- More than 2 years after the announcement that the NCAA will allow college athletes to take advantage of name, image, and likeness opportunities, there is still no guidance on how to advise international students. Read more about how USF World works with local businesses to help bridge the gap.

Celebrating International Study Abroad Day, Seeking to Expand Scholarship Opportunities
February 13, 2024 -- International Study Abroad Day highlights the global impact and benefits of studying overseas. As a high impact practice, study abroad creates a pathway for student engagement as well as enhances their academic experiences, preparing them for a globally competitive work environment. Read more about the efforts of USF World to keep study abroad affordable and accessible to all students.

The University of South Florida Is Once Again Among the Nation’s Top Producers of Fulbright Scholars
February 13, 2024 -- The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has recognized the University of South Florida (USF) as a Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars. Read more about the achievement and how USF values its global connections and supports the fulbright aspirations of the campus community.

Canada-Florida Chamber of Commerce Visits USF Tampa, Coinciding with the Launch of Network Canada
February 13, 2024 -- In early February, USF World hosted the Canada-Florida Chamber of Commerce Health Tech trade mission delegation at the USF Research Park, where members of the team presented the extraordinary resources available to entrepreneurs in the medical technology sectors. The visit included tours of the office space and research labs at the USF Research Park, USF Connect, and a trip to the university’s Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) in downtown Tampa, where they experienced USF Health’s state-of-the-art facilities firsthand. USF World is using this opportunity to announce the launch of Network Canada.

The Salty Science Team Take the Atlantic Ocean by Row
February 1, 2024 -- Read all about how Integrative Biology Professor of Instruction, Dr. Chantale Bégin, led her team − Salty Science − across the Atlantic to compete in the World’s Toughest Row-Atlantic. Dr. Begin also leads education abroad opportunities in the Caribbean over the summer. Click for more information.

USF Forges Strong Ties Across India
January 11, 2024 -- India is a key market for international student recruitment – especially for high demand STEM fields. Indian students constitute more than 25% of the over one million foreign students studying in the United States, according to the 2023 Open Doors Report (ODR) prepared by the State Department in collaboration with the Institute of International Education (IIE). Read more about how USF has made a strategic investment in India with the object of understanding market for students, the higher education landscape, and the opportunities for all.

Bulls in India's Capital: Catching Up with USF Alumni in Delhi
January 11, 2024 -- Over the course of seven days, USF World’s India Country Advisor, Aruna Dasgupta, and Vanessa Martinez, assistant director of international community relations, traversed the Indian capital meeting with USF alumni from across Delhi's cultural, political, and professional spectrum. Click to discover who she met with and what our Indian alumni have been doing since graduation.

Provost Enjoys Dinner with Prominent USF Alumni in Hyderabad
January 11, 2024 -- Many of USF’s international student alumni living and working in India are based in and around the city of Hyderabad. Hyderabad is the capital of southern India's Telangana state and is a major center for technology and financial industries. USF Provost Mohapatra and USF World Vice President Kiki Caruson had the good fortune of meeting with a group of USF alumni last October 2023 during their visit to India.