Internationalization is the conscious effort to integrate and infuse international, intercultural, and global dimensions into the philosophy of postsecondary education.

Successful internationalization efforts involve active and responsible engagement of the academic community in partnerships and global networks. NAFSA encourages and facilitates the discussion of issues concerning internationalization among international higher education associations, organizations, and NAFSA members. The organization equips international educators who have a role in internationalization with skills in leadership, collaboration, and change management.

Simon Award

Since 2003, NAFSA has recognized the most innovative and successful U.S. institutions in the field of international education with the Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization.

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Profiles of Success

Explore institutions’ exemplary internationalization practices in the annual report, Internationalizing the Campus: Profiles of Success at Colleges and Universities.

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Internationalization Publications

Explore the NAFSA Bookstore and its wide variety of practice-related and thought-provoking publications written by leading experts in international education.

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