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.

Melody standing and looking to the camera.

Mingzhe “Melody” Ma

International student from China

She joined the WORLD Ambassador team in the Fall of 2023 and is a part of the Internationalization, Culture, and Academic Committee.

Zakeria standing and looking to the camera.

Zaikeria Patha

International Studies and World Languages with a focus in History 

She loves reading, learning languages, and cooking. She has studied abroad three times at Stetson and is a member of the Study Abroad Committee. 


Naya smiling to the camera.

Naya Adla

International student from Aleppo, Syria 

I'm Naya Adla and one thing I really love about Stetson is its diverse community, and I find great joy in being a world ambassador because it enables me to connect with other international students.