End of Semester Awards

Key to our co-curricular and experiential learning programs is the fact that it’s not enough to do something – it is important also to think and talk about it, as a way to learn and share from various adventures abroad. Students earn stamps in their London Passport by reflecting on their various out-of-classroom experiences; their grades are based on demonstrating their ability to critically engage with and apply knowledge learned in a course.

An important part of reflection is celebration, and so we like to take some time at the end of every semester to highlight the accomplishments of our students during their time at Syracuse London. Faculty and staff nominate students for a variety of Academic, Student Life, and Passport Awards, and we exhibit student work around Faraday House. Winners of the End of Semester Awards receive a certificate as well as a cash prize.

Wednesday 5th December
1 – 2pm: Awards Presentation in the Student Lounge
All Staff, Faculty, Students, and Alumni are encouraged to attend. Food and drinks will be provided for all.

There are a lot of ways to thrive during study abroad – in and out of the classroom, on paper and with people. We are happy to recognise the diversity of student experiences and ways of learning with a large variety of awards.


Academic Awards
  • Students may win the Professor’s Award for Academic Achievement if they have embraced and excelled at learning this semester, engaged in class discussions and/or created outstanding academic work, whether a creative project or an academic essay.
Personal Development Awards
  • The Rising Star Award will be granted to the student who has exhibited the most growth and improvement through their study abroad experience.
  • The Leadership Award will be presented to the student who has made the most positive impact on the Syracuse London community and/or who has made the most of this experience throughout their semester abroad.
  • The Future Professional Award will be given to the student who has demonstrated the greatest achievement in their professional development during their semester abroad.
Passport Awards

Students receive cash prizes and LinkedIn endorsements for engaging with our London Passport Program by submitting quality reflections on their experiences abroad to earn stamps in their passport books. In addition to these prizes for engagement, a few awards are given for especially excellent reflections.

  • The Best Visual or Multimedia Engagement Award will go to the student who has submitted the most creative piece of work showcasing their study abroad experience, such as an architectural model, graphic design, photograph, or vlog.
  • The Best Piece of Writing Award will be given to the student who has best captured and shared an experience through a written reflection, such as a contemplative or journalistic blog post submitted for the London Cuse and earning a Passport Stamp.
  • Four Best Submission Awards will be given, one for the most outstanding piece of work submitted in each of our Passport Stamp categories: Sport, Wellbeing & the Environment; Social & Political Justice; Global Professional; and Art, Architecture & Heritage.

Good luck to all students as they seek out new opportunities during their months in London! Faculty and staff who would like to nominate a student or piece of work for our End of Semester Awards should get in touch with Jovita Adom, our Academic Excellence & Inclusion Coordinator. Students with questions about the Passport Program or Awards should be in touch with our Program Staff.