2018 International Education Awards

Georgia State University is proud of its global champions: the faculty, staff, students, and alumni 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, Georgia State University began recognizing exemplary faculty, staff, international students, and study abroad students for their commitment to international education.  In 2018, the Sheth Awards were established to recognize one distinguished faculty member and one exceptional international alumnus or alumnae for their achievements.

Nominations for the 2018 International Education Awards were accepted from all Georgia State University campuses: Atlanta, Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, and Newton.

Award Details, Criteria & Application Links:

The application closed October 2, 2018.  Click here for more information on the Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement.

The application closed October 2, 2018. Click here for more information on the Sheth International Alumni Award for Exceptional Achievement.

The application closed October 2, 2018.  The 2018 Faculty Award for Global Engagement Teaching, Service, & Outreach honors and recognizes outstanding service accomplishments and contributions to global engagement by Georgia State University faculty.

Consideration for this award shall be given to current Georgia State faculty who:

  • Have a demonstrated track record of global engagement in teaching, service and outreach at Georgia State University.
    • Examples include: curricular innovations, study abroad, pedagogy, community outreach, committee leadership, and international student engagement.
  • Have made exemplary contributions to the global engagement of the university and its faculty, staff, students, and alumni; to the understanding of global and international affairs; and/or to international communities and stakeholders locally or abroad. 
  • Faculty members can nominate themselves, and/or;
  • Faculty/staff can nominate a faculty member.

Preference will be given to applicants who have made contributions in more than one area of teaching, service and outreach. Applicants must have been employed full-time at Georgia State University for at least two years to be eligible for nomination.

Click here for the Application for the 2018 Faculty Award for Global Engagement - Teaching, Service, & Outreach

Questions?
E-mail:  oii@gsu.edu
Subject heading:  2018 Faculty Award for Global Engagement - Teaching, Service, & Outreach

The application closed October 2, 2018.  The 2018 Faculty Award for Global Engagement – Research & Scholarship honors and recognizes outstanding academic accomplishments and contributions to global engagement by Georgia State University faculty.

Consideration for this award shall be given to current Georgia State faculty who:

  • Have a demonstrated track record of global engagement in research and scholarship at Georgia State University.
    • Examples include: international research collaborations and research on international topics.
  • Have made exemplary contributions to the global engagement of the university and its faculty, staff, students, and alumni; to the understanding of global and international affairs; and/or to international communities and stakeholders locally or abroad.
  • Faculty members can nominate themselves, and/or;
  • Faculty/staff can nominate a faculty member.

Preference will be given to applicants who have made contributions in more than one area of research and scholarship. Applicants must have been employed full-time at Georgia State University for at least two years to be eligible for nomination.

Click here for the Application for the 2018 Faculty Award for Global Engagement - Research & Scholarship

Questions?
E-mail:  oii@gsu.edu
Subject heading:  2018 Faculty Award for Global Engagement – Research & Scholarship

The application closed October 2, 2018.  The 2018 Staff Award for Global Engagement honors and recognizes outstanding accomplishments and contributions to global engagement by non-academic Georgia State University staff.

Consideration for this award shall be given to a current Georgia State University staff who are full-time non-academic staff and meet one of the following:

  • Have a demonstrated track record of leading and/or influencing internationalization in their unit/area and visibly contributing to global engagement at Georgia State over the past year;
  • Have made exemplary contributions in furthering international and global education by initiating or supporting programs that enrich the experiences of students, faculty and fellow non-staff members on and off-campus;
  • Have made contributions to international education beyond the boundary of their job duties or unit;
  • Staff members can nominate themselves, and/or;
  • Faculty/staff can nominate a staff member.

Preference will be given to applicants who have made contributions in more than one area. Applicants must have been employed full-time at Georgia State University for at least two years to be eligible for nomination.

Click here for the Application for the 2018 Staff Award for Global Engagement 

Questions?
E-mail:  partnerships@gsu.edu
Subject heading:  2018 Staff Award for Global Engagement

*Staff of the Office of International Initiatives are not eligible to apply or be nominated for this award. They may however nominate staff.*

The application closed October 2, 2018.  The 2018 International Undergraduate Student of the Year award aims to honor and recognize outstanding academic achievements, leadership, and contributions to international understanding by a Georgia State University international student at the undergraduate level.

Consideration for this award shall be given to current undergraduate international students at Georgia State University.

Requirements:

  • Are in F1 or J1 visa status and  currently enrolled at Georgia State University;
  • A minimum GPA of 3.5;
  • One Personal Statement:  a statement outlining how you personify global citizenship and inspire the same in others (please include specific examples);
  • Have made significant academic achievements at Georgia State University;
  • One Academic Reference: a letter from an academic professor detailing significant academic achievements is required (recommender must be different than author of the Nomination Letter);
  • Have made exemplary contributions to enrich the campus culturally and further international understanding as evidenced by: leadership, 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;
  • One Nomination Letter: a letter from someone detailing these exemplary contributions is required (recommender must be different than the author of the Academic Reference);
  • A current resume;
  • Only international undergraduate students can apply.

Click here for the Application for the 2018 International Undergraduate Student of the Year

Questions?
E-mail:  isss@gsu.edu
Subject heading:  2018 International Undergraduate Student of the Year

All 2018 International Education Award Recipients will be honored at the invitation-only International Honorary Reception on Thursday, November 15 at Georgia State University.

The application closed October 2, 2018.  The 2018 International Graduate Student of the Year award aims to honor and recognize outstanding achievements, leadership, and contributions to international understanding by a Georgia State University international student at the graduate level.

Consideration for this award shall be given to current graduate international students at Georgia State University.

Requirements:

  • Are in F1 or J1 visa status and  currently enrolled at Georgia State University;
  • A minimum GPA of 3.5;
  • One Personal Statement:  a statement outlining how you personify global citizenship and inspire the same in others (please include specific examples);
  • Have made significant academic achievements at Georgia State University;
  • One Academic Reference: a letter from an academic professor detailing significant academic achievements is required (recommender must be different than author of the Nomination Letter);
  • Have made exemplary contributions to enrich the campus culturally and further international understanding as evidenced by: leadership, 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;
  • One Nomination Letter: a letter from someone detailing these exemplary contributions is required (recommender must be different than the author of the Academic Reference);
  • A current resume;
  • Only international graduate students can apply.

Click here for the Application for the 2018 International Graduate Student of the Year

Questions?
E-mail:  isss@gsu.edu
Subject heading:  2018 International Graduate Student of the Year

All 2018 International Education Award Recipients will be honored at the invitation-only International Honorary Reception on Thursday, November 15 at Georgia State University.

The application closed October 2, 2018.  The 2018 Study Abroad Student of the Year is awarded annually to a study abroad student from the previous academic year who not only benefitted greatly from their study abroad experience, but who continues to view the world from a global perspective. Nominees should be global citizens with a commitment to internationalizing themselves and their surroundings, whether through cultural or academic exchange, research, on-campus activities, and/or community involvement abroad or in the U.S.

Eligibility, criteria and nomination process:

  • Nominees must have studied abroad on a Georgia State University sponsored study abroad program or exchange during the past academic year (Fall 2017 - Summer 2018);
  • Nominees must be on campus during the Fall 2018 semester;
  • Nominations are confidential; however, quotations from the nomination forms will be used when the winner is honored;
  • Nominations may come from any Georgia State University staff or faculty member (student nominations will not be accepted).

Click here for the Application for the 2018 Study Abroad Student of the Year

Questions?
E-mail:  mystudyabroad@gsu.edu
Subject heading:  2018 Study Abroad Student of the Year

International Education Award Recipients