Applications for the 2015 competition will open in August 2014.
The Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization recognizes 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. In addition, NAFSA’s Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award is presented to institutions that highlight innovation and creativity in a specific area of internationalization, rather than for comprehensive work across all aspects of the college/university.
2013 Simon Award Winners
The following institutions are the five recipients of the 2013 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization and three recipients of the 2013 Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award. Watch related videos on the right of NAFSA's president, Fanta Aw, and presidents from the winning schools.
Recipients of the 2013 Senator Paul Simon Award will be recognized at a ceremony in Washington, DC, in November 2013. They will be profiled in the 2013 edition of Internationalizing the Campus: Profiles of Success at Colleges and Universities, a NAFSA report on successful models of comprehensive internationalization. In this report showcasing colleges and universities doing outstanding and innovative work in international education, NAFSA will profile the five institutions that received the Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization and the three campuses that received the Simon Spotlight Award.
NAFSA gratefully acknowledges Hobsons, a NAFSA Global Partner, for underwriting the Internationalizing the Campus 2013 report.
The NAFSA selection committee for the 2013 awards included:
- Woody Pelton, Chair (Elon University)
- James Buschman (New York University)
- Harvey Charles (Northern Arizona University)
- Jenifer Cushman (Juniata College)
- Barry Morris (Kennesaw State University)
- Joseph Rogers (College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University)