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Global Student Award

The Global Student Award recognizes a current University of Iowa student who is an emerging leader deeply engaged in international education on campus or abroad. International education advances learning and scholarship; builds understanding and respect among different peoples; and enhances constructive leadership in the global community. The award was established by UI International Programs in 2019. The Global Student Award is presented by the UI president during International Education Week in a public ceremony. 

This year, the Global Student Award will be presented at a special WorldCanvass program on Thursday, November 21 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  A pre-show catered reception will start at 6:30 p.m.  Program to take place in the Voxman Music Building Recital Hall.

    Nomination Requirements

    Eligibility requirements:

    • Undergraduate or graduate student
    • Currently enrolled and in good standing in a degree program
    • International student or U.S. citizen

    Candidates should be students who champion international education on campus or abroad.  Important qualifying attributes include:

    • Demonstrated commitment to celebrating and promoting different cultures, identities, and international perspectives
    • Leadership in fostering collaboration and coalition-building between people and groups from international backgrounds
    • Openness about their personal experiences and perspectives in support of global understanding and inclusion within their community and field of study
    • Ability to use their own international education experiences to empower their peers to enrich their global perspectives and pursue international learning opportunities 

    International Education Week (November 18 - 22, 2019)

    International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.