Our Work

Comprehensive Internationalization

The Commission on International Initiatives (CII) and the International Programs office leads an APLU agenda to take a leadership position on internationalization issues beyond development that serve CII membership interests.

APLU advocates for education abroad as part of the comprehensive internationalization of our campuses and through our federal relations activities with Congress and the Administration. 
The Malone Awards honor those who further international education in public higher education and are dedicated to the memory of Michael P. Malone (1940-1999), who served as president of Montana State University from 1991 until his untimely death in 1999.
In 2004, the APLU Task Force on international education developed a report with a set of recommendations tailored for public universities. In 2017, APLU issued a new report issued a follow-on report. 
The Mexico Academic Mobility Assessment Committee (MAMAC) evaluates trends in existing information regarding travel in Mexico, including security, best practices and the state of collaboration on academic travel issues.