The University of Iowa

UI Global Student Award Nomination Request (2020)

Deans, Directors, and Departmental Executive Officers
Russell Ganim, Associate Provost and Dean of International Programs
September 9, 2020
UI Global Student Award Nomination Request

International Programs invites nominations for the 2020 Global Student Award. This award recognizes students who are deeply engaged in international education on campus or abroad.   

This year two Global Student Awards will be presented. One award will recognize a student who has made significant efforts toward campus internationalization, and another who is furthering globalization through their international research or study abroad program. The awards will be presented during International Education Week (November 16 – 20, 2020).

Candidates should be currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students who champion international education on campus or abroad. They may be international or U.S. students. Important qualifying attributes may 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

The nomination form will ask that you identify the student (name and email) and describe your association with the nominee along with a brief description of why you consider this person worthy of the award. Nominated students will be contacted directly by International Programs to obtain further information, including other experiences/organizations/programs they have engaged in as a student at the UI that have further demonstrated their commitment to international education.

Nominations for the 2020 Global Student Award will be accepted until Friday, October 2, 2020, and can be made through this link:

More information about the Global Student Award, including previous recipients, may be found on the Global Student Award webpage.


With best wishes,