The Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization 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. There are two categories in which an institution can receive a Simon award, Comprehensive and Spotlight.

Comprehensive Award

The Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization is granted to a limited number of institutions each year - usually no more than five. The award recognizes overall excellence in internationalization efforts as evidenced in mission, strategies, programs, and results.

  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach Campus
  • Emerson College
  • United States Naval Academy
  • University of California, Davis

Spotlight Award

The NAFSA Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award is presented to no more than three institutions that highlight innovative internationalization programs and initiatives.

  • Agnes Scott College for its Summit – Global Learning Program
  • DePaul University for its Global Learning Experience Program
  • University of Maryland for its Year of Immigration Initiative

Past Award Winners

Discover the institutions with innovative international programs.

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Profiles of Success

Explore others' accomplishments in areas of internationalization.

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Presidents and Provosts Summit

Designed for campus leaders and chief academic officers who wish to cultivate partnerships with each other and engage on issues of global learning and campus internationalization.