The 2019 GoAbroad Innovation Awards Finalists

After extensive review and consideration, the GoAbroad Team is pleased to share the finalists of the 2019 GoAbroad Innovation Awards!

The prestigious GoAbroad Innovation Awards Academy will vote to determine the winner for each of these awards (excluding People’s Choice & Student Video which go to a public vote). The winners will then be announced at the GoAbroad Reception during the NAFSA Annual Conference in Washington D.C later in May.

Public voting for the People’s Choice & Student Video Award categories is now live!

The 2019 GoAbroad Innovation Awards finalists

Innovation in Cultural Immersion, Sponsored by StudentUniverse

  • Athena Study Abroad: Athena and VCU Globe Refugee Program in Greece
  • CET Academic Programs and Osaka Gakuin University: An Immersion Triple Threat
  • Greenheart Travel: Greenheart Travel Atlas
  • Global Leadership Adventures: Guadeloupe French Caribbean Adventure + Homestay Extension
  • Global Vision International: Volunteer Healthcare Project in Fiji

Innovation in Alumni Engagement

  • Nomaden Berlin: The Nomaden Community Growth Strategy
  • Amizade: The Global Social Action Accelerator
  • International Studies Abroad: ISA Global Ambassador Badge Program
  • Diversity Abroad: The Diversity Abroad Global Student Leadership Summit
  • International TEFL Academy: Teach Abroad Film Festival

Innovation in Diversity

  • Barcelona SAE: TODOS: The Outcomes-Based Diversity Outreach Strategy
  • Ira Kirschner on Behalf of the Rothberg International School, Hebrew University of Jerusalem: IsraeLGBTQ+ : Queer Issues in Israeli Society
  • CISabroad: #IamIcan Campaign and Diversity Scholarships Revamp
  • Howard University: #StudyAbroadSoBlack
  • Bright Light Volunteers: Pura Vida: Costa Rica

Innovation in Marketing & Digital Media

  • The Wandering Scholar: Why We Wander, A Podcast Hosted by The Wandering Scholar
  • BLUE Missions Group: Make the World BLUE
  • CRCC Asia: Intern Influencers –  Creating a Digital Campaign with Student Ambassadors
  • University of Minnesota Learning Abroad Center: Avatar Campaign
  • Gap Year Association: Gap Year Exploration Month  

Innovative New Program – Internship

  • New Zealand Internships: Tourism/Social Work/Volunteer Programs
  • African Impact: Social Development and Entrepreneurial Internship in South Africa
  • CRCC Asia: Ho Chi Minh City: Going Beyond Traditional Destinations and the Business of Internships
  • CEA Study Abroad: Southern Methodist University Prague Summer 2018 Internships Custom Program
  • World Internships: Industry Immersion – Marketing and Entrepreneurship in NYC

Innovative New Program – Study Abroad

  • Texas Christian University: TCU Global Academy
  • Florence Ethnographic Field School: Summer Course in Qualitative Research Methods
  • InterExchange: Sustainable Action Costa Rica
  • CISabroad: CISabroad Semester or Summer in Japan with Train to Teach Program
  • Michigan State University, University of Michigan, and University College Dublin: Summer Physics Program

Innovative New Program – Teach Abroad / TEFL

  • i-to-i TEFL: Level 5 TEFL Course & Diploma Launch
  • Apax English: 7 Traits of Success
  • International TEFL Academy: TEFL Certification Worldwide
  • Greenheart Travel: Teach English in Costa Rica – Skills for Life

Innovative New Program – Volunteer

  • Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers: Great Barrier Reef Marine Conservation
  • GoEco: Thailand – Eco Clay Community Construction
  • Global Leadership Adventures: Fiji: Marine Conservation Expedition
  • IOI – Intercultural Outreach Initiative: Galapagos Sustainable Agriculture and Urban Gardening Initiative
  • Carpe Diem Education: Spain & Morocco: Human Migration and Language Study

Innovation in Philanthropy, Sponsored by the GoAbroad Foundation

  • African Impact: The African Impact Foundation’s 10 Year Birthday Campaign
  • CRCC Asia: Social Responsibility Initiative: Connecting CRCC Asia Staff a World Apart Through Giving Back
  • WAVES International: Surf & Volunteer in Puerto Escondido
  • Greenheart Travel: Greenheart Odyssey
  • CEA Study Abroad: #MakeAPositiveImpact

Innovation in Sustainability

  • Pitt Business International Programs: Global Service Learning: Puerto Rico
  • TEAN: Choose Earth Certificate Program
  • Human Connections: Carbon Neutral Student Programs
  • Frontier: Frontier-Fiji Mangroves Conservation Project
  • Global Vision International: Short Term Community Research Project in Thailand

Innovation in Technology

  • Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment and Research, Purdue University: The Intercultural Learning Hub (HubICL)
  • CAPA: Globally Networked Learning
  • CIEE College Study Abroad: Design Your Study Abroad Experience
  • KeynectUp: Two-Way Messaging
  • Texas Christian University: Change Your LENS

Innovative Student Video

You can vote! Watch these beauts, then pick your favorite. Submit your vote here.

People’s Choice

You can vote! Who is the crowd favorite in 2019? We can’t wait to find out. Tell us your choice here.

  • Premier TEFL
  • Athena Study Abroad
  • CEA Study Abroad
  • API Abroad
  • Global Experiences