Announcing the 2012 GoAbroad Innovation Award Finalists

GoAbroad Innovation Awards

Today on GoAbroad we are pleased to announce the finalists in each of the 2012 GoAbroad Innovation Award categories! After extensive review and consideration, these top nominees were selected from the hundreds of diverse nominees which GoAbroad received!

Each finalist was evaluated based on the quality of the submission, combined with the originality, creativity, and exceptional ideas expressed in the contribution. We were excited to have so many amazing nominations made this year, and would like to congratulate all those who contributed a nomination – because of your hard work and dedication to making a difference in the field of international education, the world is a more enriched and innovative place.

Without further ado, here are the 2012 GoAbroad Innovation Award Finalists!


Innovation in Global Access & Equity:

  • Center for Global Education, Augsburg College

  • Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad)

  • Institute for Study Abroad Butler University

  • San Francisco State University

  • NYU Office of Global Programs


Innovation in Marketing:

  • EF International Language Centers

  • Academic Programs International (API)

  • University of Maine – Study Abroad Office

  • CIEE

  • Athena Study Abroad


Innovative New Program – Internship:

  • Academic Studies Abroad (ASA)

  • Actuality Media

  • Global Experiences

  • Institute for Education in International Media (ieiMedia)

  • Monterey Institute of International Studies


Innovative New Program – Study Abroad:

  • Bard College – Institute for International Liberal Education

  • Center for Global Education/Wheaton College

  • CAPA International Education

  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities/Academic Programs International (API)

  • University of Maryland

  • Arcadia University, The College of Global Studies


Innovative New Program – Volunteer:

  • Earthwatch

  • Give and Surf

  • Rustic Pathways

  • Service for Peace

  • CEA Global Education


People’s Choice:

  • GlobaLinks Learning Abroad

  • CIEE

  • Education Abroad Network

  • Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad)

  • Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS)


Innovative Use of Social Media:

  • International Studies Abroad (ISA)

  • Academic Programs International (API)

  • CRCC Asia

  • Rustic Pathways

  • University of California, Davis


Student Video:

  • CRCC Asia

  • IES Abroad

  • Rustic Pathways

  • St. John’s University

  • Embassy of Australia/Austrade

  • University of South Carolina


Innovation in Sustainability:

  • Center for Ecological Living and Learning (CELL)

  • Living Routes

  • ProWorld

  • The School for Field Studies

  • University of Oregon


Innovative Use of Technology:

  • Universidad VERITAS

  • University of South Carolina

  • Volunteering Solutions

  • SIT Graduate Institute and SIT Study Abroad

  • FundsV Working Group

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