International Education Awards

Georgia State is proud of its “international champions”: the faculty, staff, and students who embody what it means to be a global citizen and who work to advance international understanding across campus and around the globe.

In 2012, the Office of International Initiatives began recognizing one exemplary faculty, staff, international student, and study abroad student for their commitment to international education.

Award Details

The Faculty Award for Global Engagement honors and recognizes outstanding academic and service accomplishments and contributions to international education by Georgia State University faculty.

Eligibility:

  • Are full-time teaching staff at Georgia State University employed for at least two years;
  • Have demonstrated track records of international engagement at Georgia State University;
  • Have made exemplary contributions to enrich the campus culturally and further international education through teaching, research and service on and off campus. (Preference will be given to nominees who have made contributions in more than one area.)

*The faculty nominee must be on campus for Fall 2014 in order to be considered for an award.*

The Staff Award for Global Engagement honors and recognizes outstanding non-academic and service accomplishments and contributions to international education by Georgia State University staff.

Eligibility:

  • Are current, full-time non-academic staff at Georgia State University employed for at least two years;
  • Have demonstrated track records of leading and/or influencing internationalization in their unit/area and influencing international engagement at Georgia State;
  • Have made exemplary contributions to enrich the campus culturally and further international education by initiating and/or supporting programs that internationalize the educational experience of students, faculty and fellow non-staff members on and off campus;
  • Have made contributions beyond the boundary of their duties or unit.

*The Office of International Initiatives’ staff are not eligible for this award.*

The International Student of the Year award honors and recognizes outstanding contributions to international understanding by Georgia State University international students.

Eligibility:

  • Are in either F1 or J1 visa status and enrolled on campus for Fall 2014;
  • Have made significant scholarly achievements at Georgia State University;
  • Personify global citizenship and inspire the same in others;
  • Have made exemplary contributions to enrich the campus culturally and further international understanding as evidenced by: academic research, extra-curricular campus activities, and/or community involvement abroad or in the U.S. (such as with school programs, civic group programs, or service projects).  Normally, recipients have made contributions in more than one area.

*The student nominee must be on campus for Fall 2014 in order to be considered for an award.*

The Study Abroad Student of the Year award honors and recognizes outstanding contributions to international understanding by Georgia State University study abroad students.

Eligibility:

  • Have participated in an official, credit-bearing study abroad program;
  • Are global citizens and inspire global citizenship in others;
  • Have made exemplary contributions to enrich the campus culturally and further international understanding.  This could consist of academic research, extra-curricular campus activities, and/or community involvement abroad or in the U.S. (such as with school programs, civic group programs, or service projects). Normally, recipients have made contributions in more than one area.

*The student nominee must be on campus for Fall 2014 in order to be considered for an award.*

Application Instructions

Complete the respective application for each award and submit it to the appropriate office listed on the application form.  All application and supporting materials must be received no later than 5pm on October 6, 2014.  Applications will be accepted electronically or in-person.

Award Announcements

Winners will be announced at the International Honorary Reception on November 17, 2014.  Finalists will be notified via invitation to attend the reception.

Previous Winners

2013 Faculty Award for Global Engagement: Dr. Iman Chahine, Assistant Professor, Middle and Secondary Education, College of Education

See Dr. Chahine’s video bio here.

2013 Staff Award for Global Engagement: Ashley Mastin, International Specialist, College of Arts & Sciences

See Ashley’s video bio here.

2013 Study Abroad Student of the Year: Sara Schuh, Middle Level Education, College of Education
Study Abroad Program:  Language, Immigration, and Religion: Comparative Cultural Education in the U.S. and France; Led by Dr. Alyssa Dunn

See Sara’s video bio here.

2013 International Student of the Year: Sahil Bajaj, Biophysics, College of Arts & Sciences
Home country:  India

See Sahil’s video bio here.

 
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