Campus Internationalization Awards
With the Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization and the NAFSA Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award, NAFSA 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.
NAFSA International Education Awards
Leadership and CollaborationIn Honor of Cassandra Pyle
The NAFSA International Education Award for Leadership and Collaboration honors the contributions of an international educator to international exchange on a global scale.
Distinguished Service to NAFSAIn Honor of Homer Higbee and Marita Houlihan
This award recognizes a current NAFSA member who has shown leadership in associational activities or sustained stewardship of the field.
Impact in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in International Education
This award honors a NAFSA member who has shown sustained commitment to this mission by advocating for the interests of under-represented populations.
Life Membership is awarded each year to NAFSAns in recognition of their career achievements in advancing the goals of the Association and of international education and exchange.
Rising Star Young Leader
The Rising Star Young Leader Award is given annually in recognition of a professional who has impacted the field of international education during the first five years of the recipient's area of work.
Advocate of the Year
The Advocate of the Year Award is an annual award presented at NAFSA Advocacy Day to recognize an international education advocate who has excelled in grassroots advocacy.
Knowledge Community Awards
International Enrollment Management
International Student and Scholar Services
- Hugh M. Jenkins Award for Excellence in Community Programming
- Knowledge Community for International Student and Scholar Services (KC ISSS) Award of Excellence