USF World News

USF World is named a Finalist for the Paul Simon Award
December 19, 2012

The Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization is awarded each year to a limited number of institutions, usually no more than five. Presented by NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the award recognizes colleges and universities who are making significant strides to internationalize their campus. NAFSA looks for projects that have strong components in the areas of engagement, programmatic efforts, curriculum/faculty development and outreach/partnerships. Another component of the award is the Simon Spotlight Award. This recognition is intended to highlight individual programs and services that are judged to be outstanding and/or especially innovative.

USF World leads the university’s international engagement by providing resources that assist the university community to function as global leaders. These consist of departments and centers including Education Abroad, International Services and the Confucius Institute, as well as administrative services like agreement facilitation, international database tracking and funding assistance. USF World is an innovative model that aims to promote a global culture, globalize student success and deepen international engagement.

Reviewed in December, USF has made the shortlist. Final winners will be announced in February 2013.