Monday, October 9, 2023

The Global Student Award recognizes one undergraduate and one graduate student who are leaders 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 International Programs and the Division of Student Life in 2019.

2023 Global Student Award winners

Katherine Lyu

Katherine Lyu, undergraduate student pursuing an English & creative writing major, is from Xiamen, China. Learn more about Lyu in this Q&A piece

"My work aims to bridge the gap between being an international student representative and a school representative, conveying global issues, cultural diversity, and the interconnectedness of the world. Through my various roles and experiences, I contribute to creating a more inclusive and welcoming campus community for international students, fostering a sense of belonging, which is integral to international education." 

Amira Nash

Amira Nash, graduate student in the College of Education and associate director, Partnerships and Programs, Baker Teacher Leader Center, is from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Learn more about Nash in this Q&A piece

"Having studied abroad many times and then going into teaching high school students, I was able to bring a globally minded perspective to my classroom and I know how important it is that teacher education students have these opportunities for international education in order to further their own thinking and pedagogy." 


International Programs (IP) at the University of Iowa (UI) is committed to enriching the global experience of UI students, faculty, staff, and the general public by leading efforts to promote internationally oriented teaching, research, creative work, and community engagement.  IP provides support for international students and scholars, administers scholarships and assistance for students who study, intern, or do research abroad, and provides funding opportunities and grant-writing assistance for faculty engaged in international research. IP shares their stories through various media, and by hosting multiple public engagement activities each year.