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.
The 2024 application cycle is closed and recipients will be announced in February 2024. Plan ahead - the next application cycle will launch in August 2024.
2023 Winning Institutions
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.
- East Carolina University
- Georgia State University
- Northwestern University
- University of Kentucky
The NAFSA Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award is presented to no more than three institutions that highlight innovative internationalization programs and initiatives.
- Albany State University for its Curriculum Internationalization initiative
- Arizona State University for its Afghan Women's Education Project
- Cedar Crest College for its Carmen Twillie Ambar Sophomore Expedition program