UCF Global Perspectives


Director’s Message

About the Office

Director’s Message

Hello, and welcome to the website for the Office of Global Perspectives (GP) at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Our mission is to sharpen the university’s international focus. Since 2001, when UCF President John C. Hitt established GP, we have been connecting the campus and Central Florida community to global cultures, ideas and information.


Working with partners, we establish and incubate university-wide programs that increase UCF’s access to global content. These program areas –such as Diplomacy, the Middle East and Human Trafficking Awareness– help us focus our efforts. We hold events, host a TV show, publish monographs and offer student research opportunities, to name a few activities.


I invite you to explore this website to learn more about us, what we do and how you might benefit.


John C. Bersia

Special Assistant to the President for Global Perspectives and Director