Nomination Criteria & Instructions: Education Abroad Leadership Award


Education Abroad Leadership Award was established to complement the Lily von Klemperer Award and recognize members whose records of distinguished service to the education abroad profession exceed 15 years. This award is given to one education abroad professional each year at the NAFSA annual conference.

Criteria for Selecting Education Abroad Leadership Nominees

Nominees must be members of NAFSA whose careers in education abroad span at least 15 years. Nominees must have an exemplary record of publication, teaching, advising, advocacy, leadership, new program development, or general service to the field that has made and will make a lasting contribution to education abroad. Nominees may not hold current elected positions on the education abroad national team.

Nomination Procedures

Three confidential letters of nomination plus any additional supporting documentation that nominators wish to provide must be sent to the Education Abroad Awards Working Group. All nominations and supporting materials (which may be transmitted via e-mail, fax, or traditional mailing methods) should be sent by the deadline to:

1307 New York Ave. NW 8th floor
Washington, DC 20005
Fax: 202.767.3657

Nominations are reviewed by the Education Abroad Awards Working Group (appointed by the education abroad national team), and its recommendation is sent to the chair of the education abroad national team for approval. The Education Abroad Leadership Award is presented at the annual Education Abroad Update Meeting at the NAFSA annual conference each year. (All nominees, successful or not, for whom complete nomination packages have been received by the deadline date will be informed of that fact prior to the conference.)


Criteria & Instructions

Deadline: May 1, 2018

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Related Awards

The Lily von Klemperer Award honors education abroad professionals with the highest standards of ethics.