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2021 Award Recipients

Best Article Award:


Christof Van Mol, Kim Caarls & Manuel Souto-Otero

International student mobility and labour market outcomes: an investigation of the role of level of study ,type of mobility, and international prestige hierarchies

Honorable Mention: 

William Yat Wai Lo

Beyond competition: a comparative review of conceptual approaches to international student mobility

Honorable Mention: 

Xiaoli Jing, Ratna Ghosh, Zhaohui Sun & Qiang Lu

Mapping global research related to international students: a scientometric review

Best Book Award:


Yingyi Ma

Ambitious and Anxious: How Chinese Undergraduates Succeed and Struggle in American Higher Education

Honorable Mention: 

CindyAnn Rose-Redwood and Reuben Rose-Redwood

International Encounters: Higher Education and the International Student Experience

Honorable Mention: 

Anthony C. Ogden, Bernhard Streitwieser & Christof Van Mol

Education Abroad: Bridging Scholarship and Practice

Best Dissertation Award:


Qianqian Zhang-Wu  

Exploring the Bilingual linguistic functioning of first-semester Chinese International Students: Myths and Realities

Honorable Mention: 

Mingyu Chen  

Essays on the Economics of International Students in US Higher Education

Honorable Mention: 

William Robertson Geibel

“I Am Not Your Dictionary, But In Some Ways, I Am:” Middle Eastern International Students’ Experiences with Identity, Diplomacy, and Internationalization at UCLA

Outstanding Faculty

Winner: Enakshi Sengupta, American University of Afghanistan

On behalf of the CIES Study Abroad & International Students SIG, we are extremely pleased to inform you that the following scholars are the recipients of this year’s awards! 

The mission of the CIES Study Abroad & International Students SIG is to promote interdisciplinary scholarship opportunities and critical dialogues by connecting professionals and academics who are involved in serving the international student population. We seek to create a professional network of researchers and practitioners working to understand the issues and challenges as well as share the best practices related to international student mobility in K-12 and beyond, education abroad, and exchange programs globally.

The entire awards committee was very impressed by the quality and depth of your publication. We hope that you will join us at the vCIES-2021 Annual Conference  later this year, where we will recognize you as the “2021 CIES Study Abroad and International Students SIG Best Book Award” recipient during our annual SIG Business Meeting. More information about the meeting will be provided to you in March 2021.

Congratulations to all winners of this year! 

2020-2021 CIES Study Abroad & International Students SIG Awards Committee

Ryan M. Allen, Co-Chair, Chapman University

Adam T. Grimm, Co-Chair, Michigan State University

Alia Ammar

Lori Czop Assaf

Sohyeon Bae,

Santiago Castiello,

Janet Gao,

Xiaoli Jing

Shinji Katsumoto,

Shahrman Khattak,

Sehee Kim,

Jason Li,

Jennifer Marcy,

Cody J. Perry, 

Rosalind Raby

Erika Saito,

Digbohou Tchetchet,

Taylor Woodman

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