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.
Plan ahead - the next application cycle will launch in August 2024.
2024 Simon Awards Announced
On February 13, 2024, NAFSA announced that seven U.S. universities and colleges have been selected to receive a 2024 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization.
Join NAFSA in congratulating these institutions on their campus internationalization efforts!
2024 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.
- Alamo Colleges District
- Auburn University
- Prairie View A&M University
- University of California Santa Cruz
The NAFSA Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award is presented to no more than three institutions that highlight innovative internationalization programs and initiatives.
- Oklahoma State University for its Afghan Family Project
- Syracuse University for its International Student Success Model
- Worcester Polytechnic Institute for its Global Projects for All initiative