CLC receives national award for global education opportunities

  • Along with four-year universities like Kent State and Northwestern, College of Lake County has been awarded the 2022 Sen. Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization.

      Along with four-year universities like Kent State and Northwestern, College of Lake County has been awarded the 2022 Sen. Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization. John Starks | Staff Photographer, 2021

 
 
Updated 2/23/2022 4:47 PM

College of Lake County is the only community college in the U.S. to win a 2022 Sen. Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization, officials announced Wednesday.

The award is granted by a national group dedicated to making students productive members of a global society.

 

It reflects CLC's efforts to recruit international students, send CLC students to other countries and infuse international dimensions into student education, according to the college.

"This award is a direct result of support from countless CLC staff, engaged faculty, an encouraging administration and courageous students who, at their heart, believe in the importance and mission of international education and global engagement," said Jacob Cushing, director of CLC's global engagement department.

Other institutions receiving awards from the National Association of International Educators this year are: Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York; Northeastern University in Boston; Kent State University in Kent, Ohio; and Northwestern University in Evanston.

Each year, CLC enrolls 70 to 100 international students from more than 35 countries. The college also offers study abroad programs to more than 10 countries, including a semester abroad program at Yunnan University in Kunming, China. The China program was canceled for the spring 2022 semester.

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