student diplomatAmericans who study abroad in quality programs for academic credit or engage in service learning, internships, or research abroad are far better prepared for the demands of the twenty-first century. Such experiences inform the world view of our graduates. They allow students the opportunity to gain international knowledge and hone important foreign language skills. Additionally, they help build bridges of understanding worldwide.

We invite U.S. students, both those currently studying abroad and those who recently returned, to submit stories that demonstrate how their undergraduate study abroad experience helped to meet the United States' need to better understand global situations and compete in the global arena.

Students will compete for the chance to be named the next ‘Student Diplomat’, as well as $450 in prizes.

Deadline for entries is November 14, 2008.

Learn more about the competition and spread the word