NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the premier international education association in the United States with more than10,000 members from campuses and organizations across all 50 states and more than 150 countries. The association provides international educators from student advisers to senior international officers and campus presidents a forum to engage on the changing landscape of higher education with an emphasis on strategic campus internationalization.

NAFSA leads the way in advocating for a better world through international education by partnering on strategic initiatives and engages with university presidents and provosts to advance the role of international education in producing globally competent graduates, creating cross-cultural learning environments, and international partnerships. NAFSA's programs for presidents and provosts support campus internationalization from the highest levels of campus leadership and allow presidents and chief academic officers to keep pace with the latest trends and 21st century challenges.

Presidents and Provosts Summit

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Presidents and Provosts Summit 2019

Presidents and Provosts Summit at NAFSA 2019
May 29-30, 2019 | Washington, D.C.
Sponsored by Navitas

University and college presidents, rectors and chancellors, and provosts joined from across the globe for NAFSA's Presidents and Provosts Summit during the NAFSA 2019 Annual Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C. This event is designed specifically for campus leaders and senior academic officers who wish to cultivate deeper partnerships with each other while engaging on issues of global learning and campus internationalization. Attendees gained insight from keynote speakers, Dr. Jay Perman, president, University of Maryland – Baltimore, spoke about advancing internationalization and the internal and external challenges of getting buy-in to international education. The Honorable Michèle Flournoy discussed national security and international collaboration as universities continue to pursue global engagement and partnerships. Participants also benefited from breakout sessions with panels discussing internationalization at their institutions, and a final afternoon panel on advocacy and public policy. Learn more about the 2019 event in Washington, D.C.

Presidents and Provosts Reception at NAFSA 2019
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | Washington, D.C.
Sponsored by the Chronicle of Higher Education

Held at the chronicle of Higher Education offices in Washington, D.C., this exclusive reception provided an opportunity for academic leaders to network with peers the evening prior to the Presidents and Provosts Summit. Learn more about the 2019 event in Washington, D.C.

Presentation of the Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization during International Education Week
Presidential Panel and Reception| November 21, 2019
Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC

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 Presidential Panel and Awards Ceremony and Reception is NAFSA’s premiere event during International Education Week and takes place in Washington, D.C. The Simon Award Presidential Panel brings together campus presidents to speak firsthand about their most successful internationalization efforts. View 2019 winners.

 

The NAFSA Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization

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. The Simon Spotlight Award is also granted to a limited number of institutions each year—usually no more than three.

Winners are profiled in NAFSA's Internationalizing the Campus report. The report is designed as a tool for campus-based international educators to share with their institution's top leadership—and perhaps their trustees. Internationalizing the Campus documents and underscores the value of international education for audiences including NAFSA members and the international education community at large; national and international opinion leaders; policymakers; media; and business and industry. Learn more about how to apply.