Friday, October 22, 2021

The Global Student Award recognizes one undergraduate and one graduate student who are leaders deeply engaged in international education on campus or abroad. The award was established by UI International Programs and the Division of Student Life in 2019.

UI President Barbara J. Wilson and International Programs Associate Provost and Dean Russell Ganim will present the Global Student Awards during a virtual WorldCanvass program beginning at 10:00 a.m. on November 15, the official kick-off for the UI celebration of International Education Week (November 15-19). 

Learn about our 2021 Global Student Award winners:

Hadley Galbraith is a PhD student (French and francophone world studies) from Topeka, Kansas. Learn more about Haldey in this Q&A piece

Amna Haider is an undergraduate student (international relations and philosophy) from Omaha, Nebraska. Learn more about Amna in this Q&A piece

Additional nominees included:

  • Ikram Basra, graduate student from Sargodha, Pakistan
  • Brianna Bentler, undergraduate student from Iowa City, Iowa
  • Anna Correa, graduate student from Clive, Iowa
  • Isabelle Davis, undergraduate student from LeClaire, Iowa
  • Jonathan “Yoni” Eisenstein, undergraduate student from Skokie, Illinois
  • Kaleigh Ladehoff, undergraduate student from Chebanse, Illinois
  • Megan Lindmark, graduate student from Stilwell, Kansas
  • Mengmeng Liu, graduate student from Jinzhou, China
  • Frankline Matanji, graduate student from Mumias, Kenya
  • Milad Mohebali, graduate student from Tehran, Iran
  • Sydney Nguyen, undergraduate student from Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Baaba Saisie, undergraduate student, Ghanian born and raised in Canneto sull’Oglio, Italy
  • Yuehong Cassandra Tai, graduate student from Beijing, China
  • Rose Young, undergraduate student from Saint Louis, Missouri