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October 29, 2021 -- “Strengthened by Diversity,” is the leading motto of USF World, the University of South Florida's leader in global engagement and relations. In celebration of that diversity, and in setting the stage for global opportunities, International Education Month (IEM) will kick off next week – on November 1. Read more about how USF World is giving a refreshed perspective on the university's global engagement goals and is bringing back the much anticipated tradition in 2021.
September 30, 2021 -- The Peace Corps announced today the University of South Florida (USF) ranked No. 2 among schools on the agency’s list of top Peace Corps Prep certificate-issuing partners in 2021. USF issued 58 Peace Corps Prep certificates to the graduating class of 2021. There were 250 students enrolled in USF’s Peace Corps Prep program during the 2020–21 academic year.
July 13, 2021 -- Ms. Dariya Alibi, an undergraduate at the University of South Florida, was recently awarded a prestigious Florida Association of International Educators (FAIE) Study Florida scholarship. For the 2021-22 academic year, FAIE partnered with Study Florida, a not-for-profit professional association, to support scholarships for international students pursuing higher education at a college or university in Florida. Ms. Alibi, an international student from Kazakhstan, is currently a sophomore at USF pursuing a bachelor’s degree in computer science and holds a cumulative GPA of 3.98. We congratulate Ms. Alibi on this well-deserved award.
April 29, 2021 -- Presented by the Student Success unit, the Golden Bull Award is one of USF's highest honors given annually in the spring semester to deserving undergraduate and graduate students who encompass the spirit of USF and have demonstrated its values. Recipients must exemplify exceptional leadership and service to the University and the community. USF World congratulates all of the deserving international students who received this prestigious award in 2021.
April 21, 2021 -- The Times Higher Education (THE) has ranked USF No. 3 in the U.S. and No. 30 in the world in its 2021 Impact Rankings. This ranking is based on the university’s efforts toward meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, which were established to forge global partnerships between various sectors, pooling resources, and sharing expertise, while collectively working toward a more sustainable, peaceful, and prosperous future. USF also ranked No. 1 in the U.S. towards advancing No Poverty and No. 2 in the U.S. for its achievements in Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure and towards Life Below Water. Go Bulls!
February 22, 2021 -- The University of South Florida is proud to be included on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2020-2021 Fulbright U.S. Scholars for the 6th consecutive year. The Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs (ECA) annually announces the top producing institutions for the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program, and The Chronicle of Higher Education publishes the list.
February 12, 2021 -- Much More Than English is a Podcast and Blog series hosted by USF World that introduces the international English-teaching community to best practices from the University of South Florida. Every month our hosts will interview experts in the field of international education and share their knowledge and experience in teaching international and other culturally and linguistically diverse students. Find new episodes here.
January 11, 2021 -- Inspired by President Currall’s initiative to establish Principles of Community for OneUSF and the University’s commitment to "celebrate our accomplishments and respect our
complex differences," USF World has created a similar statement and identified the
critical values that guide our relationships with each other and with our internal
and external partners. Click here to view the USF World Statement of Community.
On November 16th, 2020, the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural
Affairs, and the Institute of International Education (IIE) released findings from
the 2020 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Among public institutions,
USF ranks #29 for student enrollment in credit earning study abroad programs (2018/19)
and #22 for international student enrollment (2019/20).
The University of South Florida ranks No. 2 nationally among all institutions offering undergraduate students the opportunity to earn the Peace Corps Prep certificate. In collaboration with the U.S. Peace Corps, the University of South Florida awarded 49 Prep certificates to the graduating class of 2020.
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