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Global Education Mentor Award (GEM)

Established through donations from college alumni, this award recognizes outstanding alumni of the College of Education and supports their participation in study abroad on University of Illinois College of Education sponsored programs. During the study abroad program, Mentor Educators will join discussions, share reflections, and support the development of global perspectives in education for undergraduate and graduate student participants during the travel portion of study abroad. Mentor Educators may participate in additional graduate coursework for professional development or graduate credit.

Award recipients are expected to:

  • Attend all academic activities while abroad and engage with participating students
  • Volunteer for OIP approved campus outreach events, giving presentations about your study abroad experience (expectation: 4 hours total)