FIU’s Hilary Landorf is the recipient of the 2022 NAFSA International Education Award for Leadership and Collaboration. NAFSA is the affiliation of international educators, one of many world’s largest organizations selling international education and change.
Landorf is the founding govt director of the Office of Global Learning Initiatives and affiliate professor of international and intercultural education within the Department of Educational Policy Studies at FIU. Her experience facilities on visioning, creating, implementing and assessing the insurance policies and practices of world studying efforts in increased education.
She oversees FIU’s university-wide initiative, Global Learning for Global Citizenship, which was awarded NAFSA’s 2021 Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization in addition to the Institute of International Education’s 2016 Heiskell Award for Internationalizing the Campus. Through this initiative, greater than 150,000 FIU college students have participated in international studying programs taught by greater than 1,100 college throughout all disciplines.
Landorf’s work has performed a important position in making FIU a sought-after chief in international education and international studying. One of her nominators wrote, “Hilary Landorf is a consummate professional. She is not only knowledgeable and highly skilled when it comes to international education, but she is also one of its most passionate advocates. Hilary knows that an international experience can change the trajectory of a student’s life, just as she knows that a robust international education program can transform an institution.
“Hilary is able to straddle the theoretical with the practical, making her one of the most productive international educators I have come across.”
“The Cassandra Pyle Award is a tribute to the power, resilience and community of all who believe in and support internationalization,” Landorf said. “For me, internationalization is not optional, but essential to fulfilling the ultimate purpose of higher education.
She added: “And the greatest reward of being an international educator? It’s getting to collaborate every day with dedicated colleagues to expand minds, create an environment in which people listen to and respect other viewpoints, and where we strive together for collective well-being.”
The NAFSA award honors the contributions of an international educator to international change on a worldwide scale. The award is given in honor of the late Cassandra Pyle, recognized worldwide as a champion of international relations and a frontrunner in fostering higher international understanding by means of collaboration. Pyle was president of NAFSA from 1978 to 1979.