Ask a Student Ambassador

Our Student Ambassadors play an important role in welcoming new international students to Hillsborough Community College. Whether you are a prospective student who is still trying to decide whether HCC is the right fit for you, or a first-year international student adjusting to life and academics in the United States, our International Student Ambassadors are ready to share their experiences with you and answer any questions you may have.  

Meet our new Fall 2015 Student Ambassadors!

 Emmanuel Adonteng

Name:  Emmanuel Adonteng Jr. 
Kumasi, Ghana
Major: Nursing
Favorite Course: Global Leadership
International Student Club Position and Experience: This is my first semester as an international student ambassador. I've participated in many activities organized by the International Student Club, including Q-Zar Laser Tag, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. St. Louis Rams game, 2015 FILC.
HCC Clubs in which you are a member: Honors Institute, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Student Government Association, Collegiate 100 & 100 Black Men of America--Tampa Bay Chapter
Extra-Curricular Activities:
Honors Institute Arête and Tai Chi
One thing people do not know about you: I enjoy road trips.

 Raquel Baudrit

Name: Raquel Baudrit
Hometown: San Jose, Costa Rica
Major: Economics

Favorite Course: Macroeconomics
Club Position and Experience:  Chapter President, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Aret​é Member, Board of Directors
HCC Clubs in which you are a member: Aret​é, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Phi Beta Lambda, Phi Theta Kappa, Science
My Favorite Thing About Tampa: Location. You can drive to the beach or go kayaking, discover new places in downtown or attend topnotch concerts, plays and sporting events year-round.
Extracurricular activities: Graphic design, road trips, swimming and club events
One thing people do not know about youI used to be an Art major.  


Name: Brittany Judson
Hometown: Tampa, Florida
Major: Liberal Arts
Favorite Course: Global Leadership
Club Position and Experience:  NSCS Community Service Committee (14-15), NSCS and Arête Public Relations Chair (14-15), NSCS VP of Community Service (15-16), Arête Board of Directors (15-16), NSCS & Arête Public Relations/Historian (15-16), International Student Ambassador (15-16).
HCC Clubs in which you are a member:  Arête, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, International Student Ambassadors.
My Favorite Thing About Tampa: I love the urban vibe and history of Seminole Heights as well as all the fun activities downtown Tampa always has to offer. 
Extracurricular activities: Volunteering for various different organizations such as Metropolitan Ministries, Habitat for Humanity, Lowry Park Zoo, and Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful; assisting with photography needs for the HCC Honor’s Institute.
One thing people do not know about youI want to spend a summer being a truck driver traveling all over the U.S. by myself.  

Apply to Be an International Student Ambassador!

Do you want to share your experiences at HCC with new international students? Are you friendly and outgoing? The CIE office provides leadership opportunities for students to contribute to their and their peers’ holistic HCC experience. As an International Student Ambassador you meet international students from around the world and help them in the weeks leading up to their arrival in Tampa and their first days at HCC, during our New International Student Orientations, International Student Club activities, community events, etc.  

There are several paid Ambassador Positions available each academic year for which students in their 2nd semester or beyond may apply. Applications to be an Ambassador become available in March. If you are interested in becoming an International Student Ambassador and would like to learn more, contact Matt Barrett at