The 2017 Senator Paul Simon Award Competition is now closed.
The Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that are making significant, well-planned, well-executed, and well-documented progress toward comprehensive internationalization—especially those using innovative and creative approaches.
The Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization is granted to a limited number of institutions each year - usually no more than five. The award recognizes overall excellence in internationalization efforts as evidenced in mission, strategies, programs, and results.
The NAFSA Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award is presented to no more than three institutions that highlight innovative internationalization programs and initiatives.
2016 Simon Award Winners
The following institutions are the four recipients of the 2016 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization and three recipients of the 2016 Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award.
The 2016 Simon Award winners were recognized at a November 2016 ceremony in Washington, D.C., and profiled in the 2016 edition of Internationalizing the Campus: Profiles of Success at Colleges and Universities. This NAFSA report annually showcases the Simon Award winners’ outstanding and innovative work.