5 Colleges Honored for Efforts at Internationalization

March 10, 2009

Five colleges were recognized today by Nafsa: Association of International Educators for their innovative efforts to bring more of an international focus to their campuses.

The association singled out Boston University, Connecticut College, Pacific Lutheran University, Portland State University, and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities as recipients of this year’s Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization. The award, which recognizes a variety of internationalization efforts, is named for the late Democratic senator from Illinois, who was an early advocate of study-abroad programs.

The institutions will be featured in a report published this fall and will be recognized at the annual Nafsa conference, in May.

Three additional institutions — Berklee College of Music, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and the University of California at Davis — also will be highlighted in this year’s report. —Karin Fischer