A big congratulations to the 2023 GoAbroad Innovation Award winners and thank you for their innovative work in the field of international education.
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 Innovation Awards Academy. Award recipients are announced each year during GoAbroad’s reception at the annual NAFSA: Association of International Educators conference. For 2023, the event took place on Thursday, June 1 at the Howl at the Moon DC.
These awards acknowledge institutions, organizations, and individuals moving the field forward, and commend leaders in the community for their efforts to go beyond the conventional.
Special 2023 Humanitarian Award
This year we were also pleased to present a special Humanitarian Award from the GoAbroad Foundation. The award was presented to John Lawler, Founder of Madventurer and the MAD Foundation which has built and is operating Operation Safe Drop to support relief efforts in Ukraine.
Presented by Troy Peden, who said, “This is not a celebration but an acknowledgement that we have a shared humanity, that we all want to find hope in a hopeless situation and that we are grateful to those who provide that hope. Thank you, John Lawler.”
A special video was also shared during the event:
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