Outstanding Student Awards
WHAT IS IT? It's a contest designed to reward your work while abroad!
Since 1999, SU Florence has sought to formally recognize students who have aspired to the highest levels of integration into the Italian culture, demonstrated academic excellence through in-class performance, assignments, and have also demonstrated exceptional engagement in the local community through the courses offered, the Internship and/or the Community Engagement Program, and studies at the Università di Firenze.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Step 1: Students nominate either themselves or peers via the online application form.Professors have also been asked to nominate students who have excelled in their classes. These students will be copied in the nomination email and will be asked to fill out the application form at that time.
Step 2: The Award Committee will be in contact with professors to relate on the academic achievements of each nominated students in their classes.
Step 3: The Award Committee will communicate to the top 10 students of their selection. These students will then be asked to write an essay or produce a project in which they will need to reflect on one of 3 proposed topics relating to students’ educational and Italian experiences
Step 4: The Award Committee plus some faculty will select the top 3 essays/projects. The winners will be announced and all top 10 students will be honored at the Award Ceremony.
On this occasion, the recipients of the award are asked to read/present their essays/projects to all those present. With students' permission, winning essays will also be posted on the SU Florence website. (See essays from past semesters.)
We invite you all to consider this opportunity that will acknowledge your academic achievement, learning and cultural immersion during your semester abroad in Florence.