Xiaobin Dai of Iowa Wesleyan University Recognized with Internationalization Achievement Award

Iowa Wesleyan University is proud to announce that Xiaobin Dai, Assistant Dean for International Education, was honored with the 2022 Internationalization Achievement Award by Region IV of NAFSA: Association of International Educators. This award recognizes an individual, institution, organization, or group that is making strides, being innovative, and committed to comprehensive campus internationalization.

NAFSA is based in the United States and is the largest non-profit association dedicated to advancing international education by promoting international education opportunities, immigration training, and global teaching. NAFSA Region IV comprises North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, and Missouri.

“I was delighted to see Xiaobin Dai receive this award and for Iowa Wesleyan to be recognized in this way,” stated Dr. DeWayne Frazier, University Provost. “The International Achievement Award is not only an outstanding honor for Xiaobin but a testament to all the efforts our faculty and staff have placed on being a campus with a global reach. To be recognized by our peers in the region makes it even more special for all of us.”

Currently, Iowa Wesleyan has a student body representing 40 countries on its campus in rural Iowa. The global diversity at the university significantly enhances the campus experience for its students and the community. Earlier this fall, Iowa Wesleyan was also ranked number one among all Regional Midwest Colleges from the 2022 U.S. News and World Report for the number of International students. This is the fourth consecutive year IW has led Iowa in this recognition.


Iowa Wesleyan University: As Southeast Iowa’s regional comprehensive University, Iowa Wesleyan University is a transformational learning community whose passion is to educate, empower and inspire students to lead meaningful lives and careers.