Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization

 

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 no more than three institutions that highlight innovation and creativity in a specific area of internationalization, rather than for comprehensive work across all aspects of the college/university.

2014 Simon Award Winners

The following institutions are the four recipients of the 2014 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization and three recipients of the 2014 Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award.

Read the press release.

Comprehensive Award Spotlight Award
   

The above 2014 Simon Award winners will be recognized at a November 2014 ceremony in Washington, D.C. and will be profiled in the 2014 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. NAFSA distributes this report widely to campuses throughout the United States every year.

Selection Committee

The NAFSA selection committee for the 2014 awards included:

  • Jenifer Cushman, Chair (Ohio University Zanesville)
  • Karen A. Holbrook (University of South Florida)
  • Barry J. Bannister (Green River Community College)
  • James Buschman (New York University)
  • Harvey Charles (Northern Arizona University)