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

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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.

Virtual Pen Pals to Travel Buddies: USF Class Tours South Korea

Group of USF Students touring Yonsei University with their pen pals

June 26, 2023 -- Twenty students just returned from Seoul, where they finally got to meet their pen pals from Yonsei University whom they’ve been video conferencing and messaging with throughout the spring semester. It’s part of the course, “Korean Culture and Identity,” which teaches students about the nation’s history, politics and social norms. It’s the first study abroad program to begin virtually and the first faculty-led trip to South Korea since the start of the pandemic. Read more about this unique student opportunity.

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Endowed scholarship from USF Sarasota-Manatee regional chancellor gives students the world

June 14, 2023 -- USF World is grateful to USF Sarasota-Manatee Chancellor Karen Holbrook and her husband Jim Holbrook for their $25,000 gift to establish the Karen and James Holbrook Study Abroad Scholarship. Their generosity will enhance USF’s global footprint and bring the world to USF students. Read more about their gift here.

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USF D.C. Global Experience opens doors to careers in international affairs and diplomacy

June 13, 2023 -- The University of South Florida (USF) D.C. Global Experience Program is a new initiative that connects USF students with career opportunities in the fields of diplomacy, national security, and international development. Read more about how from May 9-13, 2023, twelve USF students participated in the newly launched program in our nation’s capital. These students were provided with opportunities to learn from leaders at federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and think tanks during three full days of programming.

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USF World is thrilled to share extraordinary news from the University of South Florida (USF)

June 1, 2023 -- USF’s historic invitation to join the Association of American Universities takes what many in Tampa Bay once considered a “best-kept secret” to an unprecedented new level. Joining the AAU is a tremendous milestone as it formalizes USF's position as a leading research university.

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spring 2023 international sash ceremony

May 5, 2023 -- On May 3, the Office of International Services hosted the Spring 2023 International Sash Ceremony. This ceremony honors graduating international students by presenting them with a flag sash representing their home country. This spring nearly 400 undergraduate and graduate students graduated representing 64 different countries, and we were able to celebrate one third of those students at the ceremony.

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USF Celebrates Peace Corps Week

March 1, 2023 -- Peace Corps Week commemorates the establishment of Peace Corps by John F. Kennedy on March 1, 1961.  The theme for Peace Corps Week 2023 is “Connect with the World” which celebrates the Peace Corps’ return to active operations around the world, the amazing connections made as part of Peace Corps experience, and all the ways by which the Peace Corps makes a difference at home and abroad. USF World is hosting events across all three campuses from March 1 – March 7 to celebrate Peace Corps week. 

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Education Abroad Scholarship Fund Kicks Off Endowment Effort

February 27, 2023 -- In celebration of International Study Abroad Day, Feb. 27, USF is launching an initiative to endow the USF Education Abroad Scholarship Fund, ensuring it can be awarded for future generations. Such financial support is crucial to helping students become global citizens. Members of USF World’s Advisory Council have kicked off the effort with a generous lead gift.

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Record Number of USF Students Earn Prestigious Fulbright Scholarships

February 10, 2023 -- Ten University of South Florida students have been selected as Fulbright Scholars for the 2022-23 academic year, the most in the university’s history and an indication of USF’s growing global engagement.

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USF Ranked Among Top Universities for Global Education

November 15, 2022 -- As universities across the United States celebrate International Education Week November 14-18, the University of South Florida is being recognized as one of the best in the nation for global engagement among students – both for study abroad programs and international student enrollment. 



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