Global Languages students represent the full range of studies available at MIT, from fields in engineering and science to architecture and humanities. To recognize the outstanding students who have actively pursued and excelled in studies of languages and humanistic fields as part of their MIT education, Global Languages is proud to award the below annual prizes.
Student Award for Excellence
Awarded annually, this prize is presented to outstanding students in Global Languages who best reflect the unit’s goals for achievement of proficiency in language and cultural understanding, and enthusiasm in language learning. Application information and past winners
Initiated in 2019, this prize is awarded annually to students who demonstrate excellence in Global Languages Japanese classes. The award is named in honor of Professor Shigeru Miyagawa. Application information and past winners
Jing Wang Memorial Prize
Initiated in 2022, this prize recognizes students who have excelled in their study of Chinese and encourages MIT students to study Chinese language and culture. The award is named in honor of the late Professor Jing Wang. Application information and past winners
Isabelle De Courtivron Writing Prize
This award is made annually to recognize high-quality undergraduate writing (creative or expository) on topics related to immigrant, diaspora, bicultural, bilingual, and/or mixed-race experiences. The prize was established to honor Professor Emerita Isabelle de Courtivron on the occasion of her retirement in 2010. Application information and past winners