2021 GoAbroad Innovation Award Nominations are NOW OPEN!

As the leading resource for meaningful travel, GoAbroad is pleased to present annual awards recognizing innovation in international education. The winners are selected by a prestigious and selective group of international educators known as the GoAbroad Innovations Academy. Award recipients are announced each year during GoAbroad’s evening reception at the annual NAFSA: Association of International Educators conference, which will be virtual in 2021.

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Clarifications for nomination criteria:

  • You may nominate yourself or your own organization, in addition to colleagues.
  • New Program (Study, Volunteer, Intern) & TEFL / Teach Abroad Categories are open to programs that have successfully run between January 1, 2019 and the present. We are also allowing nominations for virtual/online or hybrid programming in these categories.
  • For People’s Choice, nominations can now come from alumni and/or an education abroad director, advisor, or staff member.

In 2020 we added two additional Special Awards, which we will continue in 2021:

Innovation in Online Programming

This award recognizes an innovative individual, institution, or organization that has provided an exemplary and intuitive online experience in the field of international and experiential education. Evaluation will focus on program development, creativity, quality, and ease of access.

Innovation in Crisis Response, sponsored by Travolucion

This award honors an individual, institution, or organization that has displayed innovation, agility, and responsiveness to the global coronavirus crisis. Nominations are evaluated on their scope and ability to provide specialized support.

This is our 11th year of recognizing and celebrating the great ideas, programs, and people in international education. We couldn’t be more excited to hear your input on outstanding efforts from our field this past year.

Please visit this page to read more about the award categories! 

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All nominations should be submitted no later than April 23, 2021 at 11:59pm MST.

The GoAbroad Innovation Awards honor institutions, organizations, and individuals within international education. These awards acknowledge those who are creating initiatives to move the field forward and commend leaders in the community for their efforts to go beyond the conventional.

Nominations are evaluated and winners are chosen by a selective group of international education experts known as the GoAbroad Innovation Awards Academy. You may nominate your own or another organization/institution, as well as individuals for a GoAbroad Innovation Award.

Special thanks to our 2021 Silver Sponsor, StudentUniverse.

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