International Student and Scholar Services would like to recognize UI staff, faculty, and students who have completed any of our several certificate programs. All of these people have made a commitment to advance and promote internationalization on the UI campus.

Bridging Domestic and Global Diversity

The Bridging Domestic and Global Diversity, started in 2007, is a student leadership training program designed to increase intercultural awareness and skills, while enhancing understanding and connection through diversity. Focus is on increasing self-awareness while building intercultural leadership skills. Participants who participate in the semester-long program receive a certificate of recognition.

Building our Global Community

The Building Our Global Community series, started in 2004, provides workshops on skills and insights useful to faculty and staff as they seek to educate and serve our international community. Each year several programs on cross-cultural communication and awareness, activities, and country or culture-specific workshops are offered. Participants who attend four workshops plus an introductory session receive a certificate of recognition.

Engaging Across Cultures

The Engaging Across Cultures series, started in 2017, creates an opportunity for UI graduate and professional students to learn more about fostering an intercultural campus while honing skills that will carry into the future workplace. Participants who attend two sessions plus an introductory session receive a certificate of recognition.

International Advocate

This International Advocate certificate was created in spring 2013 to recognize University of Iowa staff, faculty, and students who have made exemplary efforts to assist international students or scholars, or to promote internationalization efforts on campus. Recipients are nominated by International Student and Scholar Services staff.