Awards and Recognitions

Below is a selection of awards OTI has received.  For a full list, please inquire.


  • Award by the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy (in partnership with the U.S. State Department) as a Top Ten Citizen Diplomacy Program in Higher Education

  • California State Assembly Resolution recognizing OTI for outstanding contributions to the community

  • Inaugural University of California Office of the President Award for Outstanding Leadership

  • Paul S. Delp Peace Award 

  • University of California, Irvine, Anteater Award for Best International Organization,

  • Orange County Human Relations Commission: Community Leader Award

  • UC Irvine Living Our Values Student Award

  • Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Bridge Builder Award

  • Numerous awards and recognition from US Congressional Offices.