Special Report: USF in Europe
TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 28, 2011) – Behind the stately walls of Windsor Castle last week, a group of prominent British and American academics began putting shape to what the global future of higher education might look like soon: students and professors engaging in truly global learning that crosses borders and cultures.
The meeting, which came at the behest of President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron who have advocated for greater cooperation between the U.S. and U.K. university systems, was a more formal take on an effort USF has already put into action: pursuing global academic and research connections designed to broaden and enhance education for students who will have to compete and succeed in a globalized future.
To that end, USF staged its first European Exposition in London this month, opening new connections with would-be students and academic researchers in the U.K. and across Europe in ways never seen before. Over a two-day event in London Oct. 14 and 15, more than 150 prospective students, academic researchers and education officials met their USF counterparts and forged new connections.
Rocky in London:
See Rocky strut the streets of London in our slideshow. Wherever he went, he attracted crowds and was the attraction. The phenomenon of mascots has not made it across the Pond, but when Rocky visited England in October, he made a huge splash.
Rocky D. Bull opens USF’s European Exposition with a visit to the historic British Foreign and Commonwealth Office with Kevin McGurgan, British Counsel General in Miami; Kate Bentley, the U.S. Embassy in London’s deputy cultural attaché; Alistair Burt, MP and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State; President Judy Genshaft and Provost Ralph Wilcox.
Photo by Jock Fistick
Resources for International Students
- USF European Exposition
- USF World
- USF International Undergraduate Admissions
- International Services
- U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission
- INTO USF
- International Education Week 2011
USF Students and Faculty Abroad
Students and faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences blog about their international experiences.
A blog written by students involved in Education Abroad through USF World about their time spent studying abroad.
Genshaft/Greenbaum Passport Scholarships aim to expose USF students to the world by providing access to a diverse array of research and education abroad opportunities.