Award winning programs relate to one of the four below categories. Recipients and programs are honored as a part of the annual International Symposium at the NASPA Annual Conference. The International Education Knowledge Community recognizes that many international education initiatives may fall into multiple categories, or may not fit perfectly in one of the categories below. We encourage applications for any programs related to international education and ask applicants to select which category is most applicable.
Intercultural Awareness and Programming:
Programs that encourage the development of intercultural competency, exposure to various cultures and perspectives of others, and allow students to engage in active self-reflection to develop self-awareness and understanding of the experiences of others from various cultural backgrounds.
Programs sponsored by student affairs professionals and/or organizations that develop global perspectives and multicultural competence in college students through campus-based initiatives, projects, and conglomerates.
Study Abroad Programing:
Programs sponsored by student affairs professionals and/or organizations that promote and facilitate mutual understanding, and student/staff participation via institutional-sponsored travel and/or host family initiatives and international service projects.
Student Affairs Professional Global Partnership:
Programs that encourage international engagement, cooperation, and collaboration with and between student affairs professionals in two or more countries.
International Research and Scholarship:
Recognizes new and innovative research in international education, research projects contextualized in international settings, and/or scholarly initiatives that include international research collaborations.