On Wednesday morning at the Annual Business Meeting, NAFSA President and Chair Fanta Aw announced that the video submitted by the United States Student Achievers Program (USAP) was voted the winner of NAFSA's 2013 International Education Video Contest. Cathrine Zimoyo, a USAP alumna who recently completed her PhD at the University of Minnesota, and Diane Young, the EducationUSA program officer for Sub-Saharan Africa, were on hand to receive an award from NAFSA. Representatives from the other finalist institutions, Colorado State University and the University of South Carolina, were also recognized. Congratulations to all of the finalists and thank you to all institutions and organizations that submitted videos this year.

View the winning videos below:

United States Student Achievers Program (USAP)


USAP offers scholarships to low-income international students who otherwise would not be able to attend college overseas. USAP students are expected to become leaders in their communities following their education, and alumni gather each year to select the next cohort. This video features students from Zimbabwe, where the program began, but there are USAP programs in 13 countries.

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO


Colorado State University’s Global Village is a diverse residential community comprised of international and domestic students. Students discuss how living in the Global Village gives them the unique opportunity to share their cultures and become friends with students from around the world.

University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC


Thinking Globally is a campus and community initiative at the University of South Carolina that sends international students to university classrooms and primary and secondary schools as ambassadors for culture and education. Presenters and classrooms learn more about intercultural interaction and the impact of international education.