USF World Fall Update

The latest issue of the USF World e-newsletter features stories about international student enrollment, Fulbright deadlines, education abroad faculty proposal deadlines, and much more. To view the e-newsletters, click here.


In addition, USF World is offering several events and activities with an international flavor this fall.


Education Abroad Getting Started Session – Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2-3 p.m., MSC 3301 and Monday, Sept. 12, 2-3 p.m., MSC 3301

Getting Started Sessions are informational meetings that are held throughout the semester for students who are interested in studying abroad. A Getting Started Session provides an overview of the scores of summer, spring break and semester-length programs available to USF students, as well as needed information on the application process, and funding a study abroad program. After attending a Getting Started Session, students may wish to schedule an appointment with one of the advisors to discuss an individual program.


India Winter Break Program Information Session – Thursday, Sept. 8, 12-1 p.m., CPR 472

Want to spend New Year's day in India? Dr. Carlos Lopez, Religious Studies, and Dr. Pratyusha Basu, Geography, will lead a 10-day trip to the southern Indian state of Kerala. The program will offer participants an unparalleled experience in an area of India renowned for its cultural, economic, religious and environmental diversity. The dates of this USF-Sponsored winter break study tour are Dec. 26, 2011 - Jan. 6, 2012.


24,000 Feet Above the War - Thursday, Sept. 8, 3:30 - 5:15 PM, Grace Allen Room, USF Tampa Library

During the summer of 2009, four Afghan climbers attempted to do what none of their countrymen dreamed possible. They challenged Mt. Noshaq, the highest mountain in Afghanistan, in the name of peace. Join the Center for the Study of International Languages and Cultures for an exclusive viewing of the documentary film by Louis Meunier. Reception starts at 3:30 followed by the film at 4 p.m.


Mid-Autumn (Moon) Festival Celebration - Monday, Sept. 12, 6-8 p.m., MSC Ballroom

Join the USF Confucius Institute for a night of free performances and mooncakes to celebrate the 2011 Mid-Autumn Festival. The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival is a popular harvest festival celebrated by the Chinese, and dates back over 3,000 years to moon worship in China's Shang Dynasty. The Festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar. This is when the moon is at its fullest and roundest. The traditional food of this festival is the mooncake.


MOOZ-LUM (2 Movie Screenings) - Tuesday, Sept. 13, 5-10 p.m., MSC Oval Theater

Join Multicultural Affairs for the the screening of MOOZ-LUM. Amid a strict Muslim rearing and a social life he's never had, Tariq (Evan Ross) enters college confused and in search of his own identity. Two movie Screenings & Q&A with the Director, Qasim "Q" Basir (5-7 p.m. and 8-10 p.m.). After each of the screenings, audience members will have an opportunity to meet the Director, Qasim "Q" Basir and ask him about his inspiration behind the movie.


Heartbeat Ensemble – Saturday, Sept. 17, 5-9 p.m., College of Public Health Auditorium

The Heartbeat Ensemble is a professional musical ensemble performing Indian Classical Music with percussion accent, enchanting instruments and reverberating rhythms. Event is $25 per person. Contact the Center for India Studies for more information at 974-8439 or


USF World International Photo Competition – Friday, Oct. 14

USF World is proud to sponsor the annual International Photo Competition. This contest is designed to offer USF students, professors, staff, and alumni an opportunity to share their international experiences with the University. Visit, to find out how to submit your photos. Prizes are awarded in every category.

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