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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; engaging in research contributing to our understanding of diversity & inclusion in global education; and/or innovative social impact programming.

Selected by a review committee representing a diversity of professional & student perspectives, 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, research or community building efforts on campus and/or online.

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, research, social impact, community and/or campus engagement activities. Applicants may be nominated by a supervisor, other campus-based contact, or provider program representative.

Graduate recipients are encouraged to register for the 7th Annual Diversity Abroad Conference and undergraduate recipients should also be nominated for the Global Student Leadership Summit (GSLS) by the end of the early bird period.


All nominations must include:

  • A completed online nomination form
  • 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, advocating for global education in their communities, engaging in research contributing to our understanding of diversity & inclusion in global education, and/or innovative social impact programming. 


 Click here to learn more about the 2019 Global Student Leadership Award Recipients


Previous Recipients




Submitting Nominations

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