Annual Events

Global Spotlight

The Global Spotlight's objective is to humanize the globalization efforts of USF World and the University of South Florida. This initiative will shine a spotlight on any USF-affiliated individuals who embody USF World's goals of: (1) Promoting a global culture; (2) Globalizing student success; (3) Enhancing global initiatives within the university system; and (4) Deepening global engagement.

Click on the photos below to learn more about each Global Spotlight. 

To nominate an individual to be featured, fill out the Global Spotlight Nomination Form. 


Kayla Li

Kayla Li, Class of 2018

Kayla is an Education Abroad alum and will be attending the University of Oxford to obtain her MSc in clinical embryology and pursue her passion for maternal and child health.


James Muldoon

James Muldoon, Class of 2012

While at USF, James earned two bachelor degrees in computer engineering and computer science. He now works for Apple in London, UK. 


Mark Engelhardt

Mark Engelhardt, MS, MSW, ACSW

Mr. Engelhardt, full-time faculty member and research associate in the Department of Mental Health, Law and Policy, founded Education Abroad's Focus on Homelessness in the U.S., Ireland and Europe program.



Yasser Amashta

Yasser Amashta, Class of 2007

Yasser graduated from USF in 2007 with a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He now resides in Colombia and works for ROCOL S.A.



Irene Rodriguez

Irene Rodriguez, Class of 2017

After studying abroad in Florence, Italy, Irene became the vice president of the GloBull Ambassadors and landed a position with Citi as a global business analyst.