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Global Student Leadership Awards
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Global Student Leadership Awards

Each year, Diversity Abroad celebrates outstanding undergraduate & graduate students who exemplify the vision and ideals of Diversity Abroad to support diversity & inclusive excellence in global education. Awardees are announced at the Annual Diversity Abroad Conference.


Student Awards

The Global Student Leadership Award highlights the passion and commitment of students at the undergraduate and graduate level. Awardees are particularly known on their campuses for embodying the mission and vision of Diversity Abroad by advocating for global education in their communities.

Selected by a review committee representing a diversity of professional & student perspectives in the field, the Global Student Leadership Award is the only award that recognizes students who both represent the Diversity Abroad mission to diversify global education, as well as demonstrate a commitment to foster diversity and inclusion in global education through their studies, campus engagement, or community building efforts on campus and/or online. 

Nominees are encouraged to register for the Annual Diversity Abroad Conference before the Early Bird Registration deadline.

Student Award Categories

  • Global Student Leadership Award - Graduate 
  • Global Student Leadership Award - Undergraduate


The student award is open to one undergraduate and one graduate student in the U.S. who has global education experience. Awardees have made significant contributions to increasing awareness of and access to global opportunities for diverse students at their home institution through academic, community and/or campus engagement activities. Applicants may be nominated by a supervisor or other campus-based representative.

Graduate nominees are expected to register for the Annual Diversity Abroad Conference, and undergraduate nominees should also be nominated for Global Student Leadership Summit before the Early Bird Registration deadline.


All nominations must include:

  • A completed online nomination form (submission form is available below)
  • A brief description (approx. 600 words) of the students’ leadership in fostering diversity and inclusion in global education and exchange, promoting an inclusive environment on campus, and advocating for global education in their communities (all files must be 
  • smaller than 30MB)


 Deadline: October 20, 2017


Previous Recipients




Submitting Nominations

Nominations are now closed for the 2018 awards. Questions can be addressed to