IU earns national recognition for campus internationalization

BLOOMINGTON – Indiana University is one of just three universities in the U.S. to be honored with an award for an exceptional campus program or initiative focused on internationalization.

IU earned the NAFSA 2021 Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award for Campus Internationalization for its Global Gateway for Teachers. The program is housed at the IU School of Education in Bloomington and provides education students with intercultural immersion experiences, such as study abroad, while also helping them fulfill their student teaching requirements.

An IU School of Education student teaching in New Zealand before the pandemic as part of the Global Gateway for Teachers. Photo courtesy of IU School of Education

With more than 10,000 members, NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the world’s largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education. Named after the late Sen. Paul Simon of Illinois, the NAFSA Simon Awards honor 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.