Harvey Charles and John Haeger

Harvey Charles, left, vice provost for International Education, and NAU President John Haeger display the Sen. Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization that NAU was awarded for its Global Learning Initiative.

Northern Arizona University has received official recognition for its significant strides and focused efforts to interweave intercultural and global learning into the higher education environment.

NAU President John Haeger and Harvey Charles, vice provost for International Education, accepted the 2012 Sen. Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization from NAFSA: Association of International Educators last week in Washington, D.C.

The five institutions selected to receive the national award were announced in March. As part of the event, Haeger participated in a panel discussion with presidents from the other winning institutions.

NAU hosts 965 international students from more than 65 countries. A recent audit revealed more than 500 courses with significant global content in NAU’s Liberal Studies program.