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U.S. Department of State funds new cybersecurity and AI study abroad program at USF

dark green and lime green image announcing USF as the recipient as a 2024 U.S. Department of State IDEAS grant and an image of a smiling male student standing in front of computers

June 14, 2024 - The U.S. Department of State has awarded USF funding  to establish a study abroad program at the tech-focused Algebra University in Croatia. It’s designed for USF students pursuing degrees in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and computer science engineering. Located in Croatia’s capital, Zagreb, Algebra University is the region’s leading higher education institution of computing and information technology. Read more about this exciting initiative here.

USF World’s Sash Ceremony Draws Packed House to Celebrate Graduation

group photograph of USF international students stading as a group at their seats with their country sashes in the MSC Oval Theater auditorium

Students and families from around the world join to celebrate accomplishing goals.

May 7, 2024 – More than 1,000 international students from more than 70 different countries were among USF’s spring 2024 graduates: 30 new PhDs, 602 students earning master’s degrees and 388 earning bachelor’s degrees. The sash ceremony on May 1 at the USF Marshall Center’s Oval Theater drew a capacity crowd. Read all about the event here.

USF President Rhea Law, speaks with a panel of international business specialists at the International Business Forum held at USF

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.

Action shot of USF women's basketball player, Carla Brito, dribbling past an opposing player during a game

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.

announcement that USF is a Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars for 2023-24

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.

USF team, Salty Science, standing abroad their ship holding a banner proclaiming their successful finish of the World’s Toughest Row-Atlantic race

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. Bégin also leads education abroad opportunities in the Caribbean over the summer.

5 men and women - members of USF and consulate members in India, pose for a picture during a 7 day trip made by USF World Vice President, Kiki Caruson, and USF Provost Prasant Mohapatra

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.

USF receives the APLU Impact Award for Global Teaching and Learning

USF earns national recognition for commitment to global learning

November 15, 2023 − The University of South Florida has received national recognition for innovative and impactful global learning, research and engagement efforts. The university was honored this week with the 2023 Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) International Impact Award for Global Teaching and Learning. Click to learn more about this presitgious award.

Amanda Maurer accepting 2023 Tampa Bay Organization of Women in Trade Person of the Year Award from the organization's representative.

USF Education Abroad Director Wins 2023 Person of the Year Award

October 27, 2023 − USF World would like to congratulate Amanda Maurer, Director of Education Abroad at USF, on being awarded 2023 Person of the Year by the Tampa Bay Organization of Women in International Trade. Amanda's unwavering commitment to the community in supporting High Impact Practices such as, studying abroad, has empowered thousands of USF student’s to embark on transformative global experiences. Click to read more about this community award.

Two female USF international students take a break from classes to make friendship bracelets in the International Student Success Center during "De-Stress Fest"

International Student Success team connects students to wellness and safety resources

October 26, 2023 − The International Student Success team plays a vital role in promoting health, wellness, and safety to its international student population. During the Fall Semester alone, they have coordinated such events as Hurricane Awareness, Bicycle Pedestrian, and Auto Safety, and a week-long De-Stress Fest. Read more about their Fall events here.

large delegation of people from USF and the Canada-Florida Chamber of Commerce

USF World Supports Canada-Florida Chamber of Commerce Trade Mission to Montreal

September 28, 2023 − USF World Vice President, Kiki Caruson, and Assistant Director for International Community Relations, Vanessa Martinez, spent three days promoting the University of South Florida as part of the Canada-Florida Chamber of Commerce delegation this month. Highlights of the visit included hosting a reception for USF Alumni in the Montreal/Laval area, meeting with counterparts at Concordia University, and attending a reception hosted by U.S. Consul General ​Robert P. Sanders in Montreal. Read more about USF's visit to Canada.

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USF Judy Genshaft Honors College makes dream come true for cousins Lavanya and Devanshi Pande from India

September 14, 2023 -- Cousins Lavanya and Devanshi Pande from India grew up in different cities, Hyderabad and Delhi respectively, but they had a childhood dream to study together someday. Their acceptance to the University of South Florida Judy Genshaft Honors College this fall has made that dream come true. Click to read more about their academic journey.



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