Georgia Institute of Technology has been awarded the Sen. Paul Simon Award in recognition of its efforts to internationalize the campus.

Sponsored by the Association of International Educators, the award recognizes institutions that show excellence in the internationalization of practices, structures, philosophies and policies.

Georgia Tech received the award for its study abroad programs, overseas campuses and research centers, international distance learning and the integration of international programs into all undergraduate majors.

The university’s two main initiatives for internationalizing the campus are the International Plan that integrates international education into all undergraduate degrees and programs for conducting research and offering degrees outside of the United States.

Georgia Tech’s Lorraine campus in Metz, France, has been offering graduate education for European students and study abroad opportunities for Atlanta-based students for more than 15 years. Georgia Tech has also established the Logistics Institute Asia Pacific in Singapore, which offers a Georgia Tech master’s degree to students from Asia. The Georgia Tech Research Institute recently established Georgia Tech’s first international research center in Ireland.

Georgia Tech, Calvin College, Elon University and the University of Oklahoma will be featured in the report, Internationalizing the Campus 2007: Profiles of Success at Colleges and Universities, to be published this fall.

The awardees will also be recognized at the Association of International Educators annual conference in Minneapolis in May.

For more information, contact Matthew Nagel in Georgia Tech’s Institute of Communications & Public Affairs, at or (404) 894-7460.