During the 2012 NAFSA Conference and Expo, the GoAbroad Team was pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Innovation Awards. As part of a continued effort to recognize the hard work and dedication this year’s nominees, GoAbroad will be sharing individual features of the 2012 GoAbroad Innovation Awards finalists over the coming weeks. This week, we are thrilled to bring you the Innovative Use of Social Media finalists!
Please join us in congratulating the following Finalist of the Innovative Use of Social Media Award:
Academic Programs International
“Social Media Platforms & Engagement”
Academic Programs International (API) has long been recognized as the social media leader in study abroad and international education – and was honored as such with the 2011 GoAbroad.com Innovation in Social Media Award. API is arguably the most active and effective organization in utilizing social media to maintain an open, honest, and transparent dialogue with its students, parents, advisors, and alumni.
API staff have presented at several regional and national NAFSA conferences on effective social media use in study abroad, and are regularly referenced as thought leaders on the topic. API has developed a very fruitful student blogger program, reaching out to participants across a diverse spectrum of home universities and international destinations to chronicle their experiences on WordPress and Tumblr blogs As new opportunities to communicate with its audiences arise, API will be among the first and strongest voices to occupy these diverse channels.