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We encourage students to explore careers related to international affairs during their time studying at Drake. The Nelson Institute offers students opportunities to gain in-depth international knowledge and hands-on experiences.

Nelson Student Research Symposia

Hosted on the final day of the Global Citizen Forum, his annual event recognizes high-quality undergraduate research related to international and global topics. Research presentations from any academic discipline are welcome and encouraged. Learn More

International Simulations

Students can gain incredible professional competencies through participation in international simulations, such as Model United Nations, Model European Union, and Model Arab League. Learn More

Student Conference Fund

The institute provides limited funding for Drake students to attend regional and national conferences that focus on global or internatioanl topics. Learn More

Student Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded through the Global Learning Scholarship Committee to support Drake students' participation in education abroad opportunities around the world. Learn More