World Ambassadors

WORLD Ambassadors are a select group of Stetson University international students and study abroad alumni that help build international friendships and dialogue amongst our diverse student population, assist with campus internationalization efforts and promote Study Abroad at Stetson.

Orientation Fall 2019 group photo

Let's meet our WORLD Ambassadors:

Yahia Adla standing and smiling outside duPont Ball Library

Yahia Adla

Biology/ Pre-Med

"I am an international student from Aleppo, Syria. I am a sophomore studying Biology. Stetson's community became my other family away from home."

Yahia is the WORLD Ambassador Social Committee Chair.

Aaryanna smiling in front of office door

Aaryanna Kania

International Business

“I always had an interest in cross-cultural communications and loved that I had the opportunity to gain a greater awareness through my time in Korea studying the languages unique nuances and cultural mannerisms."

Aaryanna is the WORLD Ambassador Internationalization, Culture, and Academic (ICA) Committee Chair.

Noureen smiling with blue background

Noureen Saeed

International Business

Noureen is from Cairo, Egypt.

 "I am an International business major and Philosophy minor. I am a Bonner scholar. Fun fact about me: I love traveling and learning about foreign languages. I know four languages: Arabic, English, French and Turkish."

Noureen serves as the Study Abroad Committee Chair.

Sebastian smiling in front of trees in a white T-shirt

Sebastian Pervaza

Minor in German

Sebastian is a first-generation student with his family coming from Albania and is the oldest of three. Sebastian speaks English, Albanian and German. Sebastian's most recent study abroad experience was Innsbruck, Austria. 

Sebastian is a member of the WORLD Ambassador Social Committee.

Ani standing in front of white wall

Ani Martikyan

Political Science & International Studies
Minor in French

Ani is an international student from Yerevan, Armenia.

"One thing I love about Stetson is that it became my home away from home from day one. Staff, faculty and other Hatters are very welcoming. They are so kind and helpful!"

Ani is a member of the WORLD Ambassador Social Committee.

Sophia smiling at camera

Sophia Simon

Environmental Studies
Minor in Sports Business and Marketing

Sophia is an international student from Aachen, Germany.

"I love the whole campus and its community. I made so many new friends from all around the world and enjoy that every day. Stetson and its community have become my second home.'' 

Sophia is a member of the WORLD Ambassador Study Abroad Committee.