Reading the Globe has engaged more than 10,000 freshmen in memoirs about war, immigration, social justice, and human trafficking. Over 170 Ambassadors have traveled to Poland, Ghana, Turkey, Cambodia, South Africa, Chile, South Korea, India, and Brazil, among others.
Reading the Globe provides students a unique learning experience as they transition into college and has been recognized for internationalizing the campus!
Reading the Globe was recognized by the Institute of International Education (IIE) 2020 IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards as an Honorable Mention in the Awards’ Internationalizing the Campus category. This award focuses on advancing curriculum development, fostering international opportunities, and creatively integrating international students into the university life.
Reading the Globe has been the recipient of the Humanities Texas Grant. Humanities Texas supports programs of local interest promoting heritage, culture, and education. Through the grant, Reading the Globe as has been established as a tradition at TAMIU.
Since 2010, Reading the Globe has received over $26,000. These funds help offset the cost of bringing the author to campus and the local library. This is one of the many unique experiences of Reading the Globe, providing students an opportunity to hear first-hand from the author.