The Center for International Education bestows awards annually to recognize achievement and outstanding service to the internationalization of our community.

Graduation Regalia

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International Honor Cord

International honor cords are presented to international students who successfully complete their associates, bachelors, masters, or doctorate at Embry‑Riddle.

The colors, light blue and green, represent Earth and symbolize all wearer’s connection to this singular planet. Regardless of nationalities, all international students share a common home in the universe. International honor cords serve as a reminder of the vast global community at Embry‑Riddle which all graduates will forever be a part of.

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Phi Beta Delta Medal

Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society was the first honor society dedicated to recognizing scholarly achievement in international involvement and education and to enhance knowledge about various cultures around the world. The society was founded in 1986 and the Theta Mu Chapter at Embry‑Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach was established in 2021.

Inductees of Phi Beta Delta must be an international student or U.S. student who studied abroad and must have a minimum GPA of 3.2 for undergraduate and 3.5 for graduate.

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Study Abroad Stole

Gold Stoles are presented to students who took the step to study abroad during their time at Embry‑Riddle. Students can participate in winter, spring and/or summer programs. The flags adorning the stoles represent the country/countries where the student studied abroad. With less than 10% of U.S. students participating in study abroad programs, students dawning gold stoles are among a unique subset of graduates.

Recognition Awards

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Flagbearer Award

The Center for International Education’s highest honor is the Flagbearer Award. Recipients of this prestigious award - referred to as Flagbearers - may be departments, faculty, staff or students who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to fostering global connections and promoting internationalization at Embry-Riddle.

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International Engagement Awards – Students

International Engagement Awards for students recognize the outstanding contributions of international students to Embry‑Riddle’s community. Nominees for each award are submitted by faculty, staff and peers and a selection committee is charged with selecting those who best demonstrated their commitment and excellence in one of three areas: Teaching/Mentoring, Leadership, or Campus Engagement.

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International Engagement Awards – Faculty

The Center for International Education recognizes faculty for their efforts to promote internationalization at Embry-Riddle in two areas: curriculum design and international education research.

Excellence in Internationalizing the Curriculum recognizes the achievements of faculty in integrating diverse perspectives, promoting cross-cultural understanding and preparing students to navigate the complexities of an interconnected world into their curriculums.
The award for International Education Research is bestowed on individuals who have conducted significant research contributing to the study, understanding and significance of international education.