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 (and Winner!) of the Innovative Use of Social Media Award:
University of California, Davis
“Aggies Abroad Network”
The Aggies Abroad Network aims to bring a new form of value and engagement to those students at UC Davis hoping to one day study abroad, to those students currently abroad, and to all study abroad alumni. The Aggies Abroad Network is a social media and creativity hub, where over 700 members of the UC Davis study abroad community have signed up and are actively sharing blogs, photos, videos, and more. The Aggies Abroad Network is fully integrated with Facebook, Twitter, and Google—sign-in/up, status updates, activity feed aggregation—and is serving as a space students are coming to for a daily dose of study abroad social media news, information, advice, stories, and more.
On a campus level, departments and central administrative units are using the content generated on the Aggies Abroad Network to help bolster their internationalization efforts. The Aggies Abroad Network is the driving force behind the innovative content strategies and engagement efforts on campus.