For more than 50 years, Eastern Illinois University has hosted international students on its campus with the assistance of dedicated staff and the vision of its leaders. We commend those pioneers for the establishment of programs and structures to facilitate the opportunity for citizens of other countries to enroll at EIU. We applaud those daring and brave students for their courage in leaving home to live and study in a new land and culture. We honor those alumni who exemplify EIU's definition of global citizen. Once courageous students, they now share a common history, enjoy excellent reputations in their careers and lives, and project bright futures as EIU alumni. We are proud and honored to name them EIU Global Ambassadors.
Every two years, the Office of International Students and Scholars, in collaboration with EIU's International Education Council and The Graduate School, celebrates EIU's global heritage by honoring its most outstanding international alumni. If you would like to nominate an alumnus for the award of Global Ambassador please see details and criteria here.
Global Ambassadors 2012-
See photos from the ceremony