Call for Nominations for 2023 International Affairs Recognition Awards

Fri, 03/03/2023 - 12:00
International Affairs
March 3, 2023

Submit your nominations today to honor UCR's outstanding international community!

The 2023 International Affairs Recognition Awards honors exceptional students, scholars, faculty, and staff who have had a significant impact on the international community at UCR. Their contributions help enrich the international experience at UCR and enhance UCR's global engagement. 


Nomination period: March 1 - March 20, 2023

Award categories:

Faculty and Staff awards


Student awards


Each nomination must include a written statement that outlines the impact this person has had on UCR’s global community.


Be sure to include their notable accomplishments, the leadership or service they have provided to UCR’s international community, and/or the broader impact they have had on UCR ‘s global engagement.


Nominate students, faculty, and staff who make an impact!  


Award finalists and winners will be recognized at a special International Affairs Recognition Awards Ceremony on April 20, 2023. 

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Jacqueline Hernandez, ISS Program Coordinator:


Submit your nominations by March 14. 


2023 UCR International Affairs Recognition Awards Criteria –  

Outstanding Global Ambassador – UCR Faculty or Staff

International Affairs welcomes nominations for outstanding UCR faculty and staff who demonstrate a commitment to our global community through teaching, research, service, and worldwide engagement. Whether by supporting international students and scholars here on campus, by adding a global dimension to their teaching or research, or by encouraging students to participate in Education Abroad, UCR’s Global Ambassadors are champions of international education. They are committed to community engagement and inspire others to develop a global mindset. Two awards will be given out to recognize one faculty member and one staff member*.



*Please note: Staff in International Affairs are not eligible for the Global Ambassador Award. To say thank you or share a note of appreciation for IA staff, please post a message on our padlet board:



International Scholar Award

Visiting international scholars bring a wealth of knowledge, skills, and experience to UCR. Most visiting scholars are international faculty, staff, or post-doctoral teachers or researchers who join the UCR community for a short period of time (from 2 weeks to 5 years). The International Scholar Award recognizes the outstanding contributions of our visiting scholars to UCR's knowledge production through research, teaching, engagement, and community outreach. Uprooting your life for a few years and moving to a foreign country can be incredibly challenging. This award also acknowledges the network of visiting scholars who provide support, mentorship, and advice as a way to welcome new scholars. We are proud to welcome all our visiting scholars to the UCR community and grateful for the work conducted while they are here.




Outstanding International Student Award

Outstanding International Student Award is to recognize exceptional students who have made great contributions to UCR and have also had a significant impact on the international community at UCR. Two awards are given out, which recognize one undergraduate and one graduate student. Traditionally, these students are degree-seeking international students, but the award is also open to domestic students who have been actively engaged in welcoming and supporting international students. Must be fully enrolled at UCR and in good academic standing. The awards are based on campus and community involvement, leadership skills, and/or academic success over the past year.




Outstanding UCR Extension Student Award

The Outstanding UCR Extension Student Award seeks to recognize those students who have made great contributions to and had a significant impact on UCR Extension's community, be this in the classroom or outside of it. This award will be granted to a student who displays strong leadership skills, is significantly involved in the Extension community, and/or demonstrates exemplary academic success. Nominees must be in good academic standing. The awards are based on campus and community involvement, leadership skills, and/or academic success over the past year. One student shall be selected from those nominated to receive this award.




UCR Extension Student Academic Excellence Award

The Academic Excellence Award is to recognize international UCR Extension students who strive for academic excellence and achievement in their course of study. Excellence can be demonstrated in a variety of ways. This award recognizes the many avenues through which students can achieve excellence, be it through academic success, perseverance, or commendations from peers and instructors.


Students nominated for this award should have demonstrated one or more of the following:

(1) Excellent Academic Standing
(2) Completion of Successful Internships or Projects of Excellence
(3) Transformation from Academic Struggle to High Scoring Performance
(4) Recommendation from Instructors and Program Coordinators




Global Citizen Award

The Global Citizen Award from Education Abroad recognizes undergraduate students who are dedicated to promoting international education, addressing global issues, and building an inclusive, welcoming community committed to global engagement, both on the UCR campus and in their travels around the world.


To be nominated, students must: 

(1) Demonstrate outstanding leadership skills and service to the community
(2) Exhibit one or more Tartan Soul qualities: integrity, accountability, excellence, and respect 

(3) Be curious and open to learning more about the world 

(4) Engage with international or intercultural communities dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment at UCR including, but not limited to:
active participation in Education Abroad, student organizations, clubs, ethnic & gender office programming, student affairs or student life programs, peer mentor programs, and student government and, 

(5) Be an undergraduate student currently enrolled during the AY 22-23 at UCR and in good academic standing.



Save the Date: April 20, 2023

Help us celebrate at the International Affairs Recognition Awards Ceremony!

  • April 20, 2023
  • 2:00 - 3:30pm
  • HUB 302 North

RSVP now to reserve your ticket:  



Visit our website to learn more about:
International Affairs
Education Abroad
International Students  and International Scholars
Strategic Initiatives & International Recruitment