Location: SMC B-222
Telephone: 941-359-4314
Contact: Amela Malkic, amela@usf.edu

Director for Global Engagement serves as primary liaison with USF World (Tampa) on managing related aspects of International programs at University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee.  International initiatives include promoting study abroad opportunities for students and faculty, facilitating immigration paperwork and arrival of international students and scholars and processing international agreements. The Office is responsible for mandatory (SEVIS) immigration reporting and advising of international students/scholars at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee.

Further coordination of international activities at USF Sarasota-Manatee includes:

  • promoting awareness, understanding and compliance with regard to federal immigration
    regulations for F- student and J-exchange visitor programs
  • advising international students and scholars on immigration regulations pertaining to F/J
    statuses
  • planning and implementing orientation (check-in) and variety of information sessions for
    international students and scholars
  • assisting USFSM faculty with information on leading study abroad programs
  • promoting study abroad opportunities to USFSM students
  • managing University’s international agreement process and
  • building alliances between University and foreign partner institutions