USF World News



USF Travels to Washington D.C. to Advocate for International Education
April 22, 2019 Student Programs Coordinator Snow White, as well as USFSP International Student Advisor Angelica Rodriguez Jimenez, were among the over 100 advocates reporting to Capitol Hill for the annual NAFSA Advocacy Day to speak up for students and educate Congress on the impact of international education on a local, national, and global scale.

USF Professors Hope to Make Notre Dame Tragedy Teachable Moment
April 17, 2019 Lou Marcus is hoping to turn this tragedy into a teachable moment for the study abroad program he started more than 30 years ago.

USF to Host Inaugural Gala to Honor Veterans
April 12, 2019 As a celebration of National Military Appreciation Month, the University of South Florida (USF) invites the Tampa Bay community to attend the inaugural HONORABLE: USF Gala to Honor Veterans on May 7, 2019 at the Bryan Glazer Family J.C.C. Ballroom. Cocktail hour will begin at 6 p.m. with the dinner and program following at 7 p.m.

USF Receives 2018 IIE Seal of Excellence
April 8, 2019 The Institute of International Education (IIE) recognized 31 U.S. colleges and universities with the IIE Seal of Excellence for achieving their Generation Study Abroad goals at the IIE Summit 2019: The Future of International Education in February.

USF is First in Florida and Fifth Nationally, According to New Rankings Measuring a University’s Sustainable Impact

April 4, 2019 The University of South Florida makes a greater social and economic impact than nearly every other university in America, according to the inaugural 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings released this week. USF ranks as the top university in Florida, fifth best in the nation and 73rd among all universities worldwide. 

USF Among Peace Corps’ 2019 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Institutions
March 20, 2019 Peace Corps announced today that the University of South Florida (USF) ranked No. 3 among graduate schools on the agency’s list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in 2019. There are 16 USF alumni currently volunteering in countries around the world.

Peace Corps Volunteer Pursues Nursing as Coverdell Fellow
March 18, 2019 As a community health specialist, Marx worked to promote three main goals: healthy lifestyles, improved hygiene and sanitation to prevent mosquito-borne diseases, and increased sexual and reproductive health.

Students Discover Personal Side of Community Nursing in Scotland
March 6, 2019 Fifteen College of Nursing students spent 15 days in Scotland immersed in community health as part of the college’s global nursing program. The group was the first of two from the accelerated second-degree program to go abroad. The next group travels to Scotland from March 23 to April 7.

USF Receives Second National Recognition This Year for Increasing Diversity in Study Abroad Participants
March 6, 2019 For the second time in two months, the University of South Florida has earned national recognition for increasing diversity in study abroad programs. This week USF was named a 2017-2018 Gilman Greatest Growth Institution, in the category of racial and ethnic minority students. 

Integrating Diverse Study Abroad Opportunities Into Public Health Curricula: Three Distinct Strategies to Address Common Barriers

March 1, 2019 This manuscript provides strategies to integrate diverse study abroad programming into public health curriculum and mitigate common barriers for students and faculty.

USF Education Abroad Earns Two Prestigious Distinctions for International Education
March 1, 2019 Last month, USF received not one, but two awards for its commitment to study abroad. After accepting the 2019 Institute of International Education (IIE) Andrew Heiskell Award for Access and Equity for its Education Abroad Inclusion Initiative, the USF Education Abroad Office (EAO) was also awarded the IIE Generation Study Abroad Seal of Excellence

USF Produces More Fulbright Scholars Than Any Other U.S. University
February 20, 2019 The University of South Florida is the 2018-19 top producer of Fulbright Scholars with 12 recipients, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. The accomplishment places the institution among top research schools like Michigan State University, UCLA, and Notre Dame.

Recent USF Graduate Awarded a Prestigious Gates Cambridge International Scholarship
February 15, 2019 Recent University of South Florida graduate Shawn Zamani is one of a select few from around the country named a Gates Cambridge Scholar for 2019, earning a scholarship for post-graduate studies at the University of Cambridge.

USF Named the Nation’s Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars
February 11, 2019 The University of South Florida is the number one producer of Fulbright Scholars in the United States for 2018-2019, according to a new list released Monday. With 12 faculty members earning the highly competitive awards, USF finished ahead of other major research institutions including Florida State University, University of Arizona, Michigan State University, Ohio State University, UCLA and Notre Dame.

USF Earns National Recognition for Increasing Diversity in Study Abroad Programs
January 24, 2019 The University of South Florida has earned a national award for its strategic focus to increase the number of minority and multi-racial students who participate in study abroad programs.

USF Education Abroad Receives IIE Andrew Heiskell Award for Access and Equity
January 16, 2019 USF is among seven institutional recipients of the 2019 Institute of International Education (IIE) Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education. The awards honor outstanding international education initiatives conducted by universities and colleges from among the 1,300 member institutions of the IIENetwork. USF Tampa is the IIE Heiskell Award Winner for Access and Equity for the University’s Education Abroad Inclusion Initiative.

USF Leads the Nation With 13 Gilman Scholars for the Summer Early Decision Application Cycle
January 15, 2019 Thirteen University of South Florida (USF) students were selected during the Summer Early Decision application cycle to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or intern abroad during the summer of 2019. Of the 152 colleges and universities represented during the application cycle, USF was the leading producer of Gilman scholars.

USF Honors Students Share Class With Children In Japan
January 9, 2019 USF Honors Professor Atsuko Sakai’s students shared their class time with 102 fourth graders across the world in Japan through a Skype call. For three semesters, Sakai has used her Geographic Perspectives class, a required class in the Honors College, to teach her students about Japan. Other versions of the class focus on Ukraine, Sub-Saharan Africa and more.

Steel Wood Industries Managing Partner Recognized as the First Founding Sponsor of the USF UAE Alumni Chapter
January 7, 2019 Ghassan Farouk Afiouni, managing partner of Steel Wood Industries, is the first founding sponsor of the University of South Florida (USF) United Arab Emirates (UAE) Alumni Chapter. Afiouni will be recognized as a sponsor and awarded the USF World Award for Innovative Sustainability at the USF Alumni Dinner in the Gulf Region on Friday, January 11, 2019 in Dubai, UAE.


USF Research Conference Explores Challenges and Opportunities for Inclusive Education
December 5, 2018 Alison Black grew up in Northern Ireland and was educated as part of the country’s grammar school system. While in school, she said she felt she wasn’t always receiving the same treatment as her fellow students.

Mid-Florida Fulbright Chapter Recognized at the 2018 Fulbright Association Annual Conference 
December 3, 2018 Last month, the Mid-Florida Chapter of the Fulbright Association was recognized at the Fulbright Association 41st Annual Conference “Un Mundo, Muchas Voces” (One world, many voices). The chapter won the Committee’s Choice Award 2018 for Innovation and Excellence.

Want to Study Abroad in College? Here’s How It Can Help Your Career
November 23, 2018 In a career workshop focused on teaching University of South Florida (USF) students how to constructively talk about their study abroad experiences, some descriptions were banned from the discussion. Amazing. Awesome. Life changing. Studying abroad no doubt ticks all three boxes. So why were they banned? “We want to see students dive in a little deeper,” says Chris Haynes, assistant director of student services at USF’s education abroad office.

USF Women’s Cricket Club: Thriving On Diversity
November 21, 2018 The USF Women’s Cricket Club is thriving on diversity. Since being formed last semester, the club has quickly grown to a group of 10 women from 8 different countries. Two international students, Delisa Harry and Ankita Ajith Deshpande, formed the club in an effort to bring a globally popular sport to the women of USF. 

USF World Recognizes Outstanding Contributions at the Global Achievement Awards Ceremony
November 20, 2018 USF World hosted the annual Global Achievement Awards Breakfast to celebrate the outstanding global contributions made during the 2017-18 academic calendar year. 

USFSP Global Business Student Exemplifies Adaptability in Barcelona
November 8, 2018 If the thought of sudden change or an urgent deadline makes your heart race, you may have some room for improvement in the realm of adaptability. But how will you know if you’re truly adaptable? And what does this skill, which 91 percent of human resource directors say is a top recruitment goal, look like in action?

New Invention Heading to South Africa to Generate Power and Clean Water Using Untapped Source
November 8, 2018 A team of researchers from the University of South Florida College of Engineering is conducting its final testing in preparation to ship its new and improved NEWgenerator to Durban, South Africa. It leaves Tampa via air freight in mid-March and will be installed in April. The technology generates nutrients, energy and water by safely recovering them from wastewater containing fecal organic matter and urine.

The Center for Strategic & Diplomatic Studies Hosts Author of Acclaimed Book
November 5, 2018 The Center for Strategic & Diplomatic Studies (CSDS) and Executive Director Dr. Mohsen Milani, Ph.D., hosted Dr. Fariborz Mokhtari, Ph.D., to discuss his book In the Lion’s Shadow. The novel chronicles the dramatic story of a courageous Iranian diplomat who saved thousands of Iranian Jews from the hands of the Nazis during World War II.

Brazilian Student Association (BRASA) Hosts Entrepreneurship Event with Special Guests
November 1, 2018 Last month, the Brazilian Student Association (BRASA) at the University of South Florida (USF) hosted an entrepreneurship event at the Marshall Student Center’s (MSC) oval theater.

USF Celebrates 72 Years of Fulbright Programs with Special Event                                                                                    October 31, 2018 On Tuesday night, the University of South Florida (USF) celebrated 72 years of Fulbright programs with a dinner and reception for USF and the Mid-Florida Fulbright community. The special evening event featured Károly Jókay, Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission in Hungary. Attendees were treated to appetizers and dinner along with a presentation by Jókay on the Fulbright program in Hungary. 

The Benefits of Studying Abroad in College
October 24, 2018 Studying abroad is a unique, high-impact experience that will aid you personally, professionally, and academically. Aside from being a life-changing experience, you’ll gain skills beyond what you can learn in your campus classroom.

USFSP Exchange Students Share Top 10 Differences Between Italian and American Educational Experience 
October 23, 2018 The exchange program is giving us great and incredible opportunities from different points of view. We are improving our business knowledge, our ability to connect and socialize with people different from us, and we are also strengthening our adaptability. 

How to Get Your Study Abroad Paid For: These Experts Share Insider Tips
October 11, 2018 Studying abroad is a game changer. A life changer, even. From the personal benefits of multiculturalism to the career benefits of having international experience on a resume, it’s hard to deny that studying abroad is a great thing to do in college, but most students don’t take advantage of the opportunity.

3rd Annual USF President A.P. J. Kalam Postgraduate Fellow Named
October 11, 2018 The University of South Florida (USF) is proud to announce the third recipient of the President A.P.J. Kalam Postgraduate Fellowship, named after the late president of India. The fellowship is awarded to Indian college graduates who plan to pursue a Ph.D. in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs at the University of South Florida.

USF Business Student Nandini Agarwal Named to the Top of the Class                                                                                September 4, 2018 Nandini Agarwal, an Indian American student at the Muma College of Business, has been named to the top of the class. Although starting over in a new country proved to be more difficult than expected, Agarwal quickly excelled as a business student, rising through the ranks as one of the brightest.

First London Alumni Chapter Event                                                                                                                                          July 21, 2018 Rachel Collazo, '09 and Diandra Latibeaudiere, '15 are the founding leaders of the USF London Alumni Chapter. London alone as almost 100 alumni in the area and the number is growing. The chapter hosted its first event on Saturday, July 21 at the Prospect of Whitby with over 15 alumni from the area.


2nd Annual USF President A.P. J. Kalam Postgraduate Fellow Named
June 23, 2017 The University of South Florida is proud to announce the second recipient of the President A.P. J. Kalam Postgraduate Fellowship, named after the late president of India. The Fellowship is for exemplary Indian students pursuing a PhD in specified Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs.

Three USF Honors College Students Awarded Frost Scholarships, Will Study at Oxford
May 15, 2017  USF Honors College graduates Shane Clark, Razanne Oueini, and Luis Regalado are among a very select group of students statewide awarded Frost scholarships for full-time graduate study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

Why The Expected H1B Changes Are Good News For Indian Students
May 11, 2017 USF System Vice President for USF World, Dr. Roger Brindley, and Muma College of Business Dean Moez Limayem are among several faculty members from American universities who have spent the last few weeks reaching out to Indian students concerned about accepting offers of admission from U.S. universities.

Distinguished Global Leaders Honored at USF Commencement
May 10, 2017 The director of the National Science Foundation and the chairman/founder of a non-governmental organization that promotes the nexus between peace, democracy and development in West Africa – two distinct global education leaders are recipients of the Spring 2017 Commencement Presidential Global Leadership Award.

USF College of Education Graduate to Make Global Impact as Peace Corps Volunteer
May 3, 2017  Elementary Education major Heather Palmer is graduating from the USF College of Education this weekend and plans to make a global impact as a Peace Corps volunteer in South Africa.

The 10 Best Value U.S. Colleges for International Students
April 14, 2017  For international students who are seeking a quality education at an affordable cost, College Factual has developed rankings for the Best Affordable U.S. Colleges for International Students. The University of South Florida ranks in the top 10. 

Speaker Of Sweden's Parliament Shares Thoughts With USF Students
March 7, 2017 A boardroom in the University of South Florida's Muma College of Business may be the last place you expect a leader of a European country to turn up – but that's been the case twice in the last four months.

USF Named 2017 Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion in International Education (EDIIE) Institutional Award
March 2, 2017  Diversity Abroad is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion in International Education (EDIIE)  Award. Chosen from recommendations made by the 2017 Awards Review Committee, this year's recipient has demonstrated a commitment to advancing diversity and inclusive excellence within international education on an individual, institutional, and organizational level, as well as students who represent Diversity Abroad's mission to diversify global education.

USF Ranked No. 18 as a Top Producer of Peace Corps Volunteers
February 28, 2017  The Peace Corps announced its 2017 rankings of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities across the country. University of South Florida ranked No. 18 nationally among large schools with 40 alumni currently volunteering worldwide.

USF Leads the Nation as Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars
February 22, 2017  The University of South Florida (USF) is ranked as the number one producer of Fulbright Scholars in the United States for 2016-2017, according to new data released this week by the U.S. Department of State and Institute of International Education.


USF College of Public Health Doctoral Candidate Puts Education into Practice in Peru
November 8, 2016 USF College of Public Health doctoral candidate Isabella Chan is one of 16 2016-2017 recipients of the Inter-American Foundation Grassroots Development Fellowships.

USF Announces Launch of Second Kalam Postgraduate Fellowship
October 14, 2016 In celebration of President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's birth anniversary, the University of South Florida (USF) is pleased to announce the launch of the second Kalam Postgraduate Fellowship named in his honor.

"People and Places of China" Photo Exhibition
September 4, 2016  USF World and the USF Confucius Institute are pleased to host the president of Middle Tennessee State University, Dr. Sidney A. McPhee, for his photography exhibition "People and Places of China" hosted in the Centre Gallery at the USF Marshall Student Center from September 12 to 23, 2016.

Criminology Scholar Receives First Fulbright Postgraduate Award Named in Honor of USF President Judy Genshaft
July 8, 2016 British scholar Catherine Law has been selected as the first recipient of the University of South Florida's Fulbright Postgraduate Award, named in honor of USF System President Judy Genshaft.

International Admissions Joins USF World
June 29, 2016 As of July 1, 2016, the USF International Admissions Office will now join USF World to develop a more seamless experience for international students by uniting offices and streamlining processes.

USF Student Interning at Italian Publishing House
June 17, 2016  Many students dream of finding the perfect internship while at university, and many students also dream of studying abroad; Saeyoung Kim was able to combine both for an extraordinary summer experience

President A.P. J. Kalam Postgraduate Fellow Named
June 6, 2016 The University of South Florida is proud to announce the first recipient of the President A.P. J. Kalam Postgraduate Fellowship, named after the late president of India.

Spring 2016 International Student Sash Ceremony
May 24, 2016 This May the USF System conferred more than 6,500 degrees during six commencement ceremonies held over the course of four days. Of those graduates, more than 400 were international students registered for the Tampa campus.

Gilman Scholars and Freeman Awards Announced
May 3, 2016  This summer 15 USF students of more than 1,150 American undergraduate students from 377 colleges and universities across the U.S. were selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.

International Student Association Awarded Across Campus
April 29, 2016 A student organization for only three years, ISA already boasts more than 300 members and its hard work is well-recognized and awarded across campus. 

Two USF Honors College Students to Study at Oxford
April 26, 2016  USF Honors College students Ricci Allen and Maie Khalil are among a very select group of students statewide awarded Frost scholarships for full-time graduate study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

USF Names Vice President for USF World
April 22, 2016  USF announces the promotion of Dr. Roger Brindley to USF System Vice President for USF World.

Zika Virus Travel Update
March 7, 2016  Click to learn more about travel updates related to the Zika virus. 

Research Relationships Matter
March 1, 2016  A new general agreement supporting work that links USF and Brazil grows out of one scholar's efforts to challenge the typical researcher/subject dynamic.

Dancing in the City of Lights 
March 1, 2016  Immersion in the cradle of western dance civilization and French culture makes for a dazzling semester of dance in Paris.

USF among nation's leaders in Fulbright Scholars and Peace Corps Volunteers 
February 26, 2016  The University of South Florida is among the top producing research institutions in the nation for Fulbright U.S. Scholars in 2015-16, according to an annual list published by the Chronicle of Higher Education. USF was also ranked 16th in the nation with 35 undergraduate Peace Corps volunteers in 2015.

USF marketing professor awarded Fulbright Distinguished Chair position
January 21, 2016 University of South Florida Marketing Professor James Stock, who is a Distinguished University Professor and Frank Harvey Endowed Professor of Marketing, was selected to receive an award from the Fulbright Scholar Program on Tuesday.

USF Signs Collaborative Agreements with Brazil's Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul
January 15, 2016 The University of South Florida recently signed three new agreements with Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) from Porto Alegre, Brazil, Tampa's sister city since 2013.


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