Innovation Awards 2020: Finalists

Congratulations to the 2020 GoAbroad Innovation Awards Finalists!

Innovation in Crisis Response, sponsored by Travolucion

  1. School for International Training (SIT), Operation Bring Our Students Home
  2. Putney Student Travel, Climate Is Health
  3. Kristine Zamastil, David Vondra, and European Study Abroad Center (ESAC), Innovation in Program Continuation
  4. VCU da Vinci Center for Innovation, Healthcare Innovation Sprint
  5. David Comp & Jessica Oldford, International Higher Education Consulting Blog, IHEC Blog: Policies and Statements on Study Abroad Programs and International & Domestic Travel Due to COVID-19

Innovation in Online Programming

  1. Loop Abroad, 2020 Online Veterinary Programming
  2. CAPA: The Global Education Network, Flexible Choice Global Cities Programs
  3. Academic Experiences Abroad, Virtual Experiences Abroad: Virtual Speakers
  4. Pachaysana Institute, Rehearsing Change: Pachaysana’s Online Laboratory for Decolonizing Pedagogy
  5. The Hacker Exchange, Global Venture Exchange

Innovative TEFL / Teach Abroad Program

  1. Destination TEFL, Study & Teach: See Two Countries Packages
  2. Bridge Education Group, Teaching English Online TEFL/TESOL Certification Series
  3. Keningau Vocational College, Finders Solvers
  4. International TEFL Academy, Advanced Specialty TEFL Classes
  5. TravelBud, TEFL Certification and Paid Teaching Program in South Korea

Innovation in Diversity

  1. 360 International, University of Auckland, 4-week Indigenous History and Rights in Brazil
  2. Stockton University Office of Global Engagement, Take Me Out My Element
  3. Barcelona SAE, Celebrating Black History in the US and Spain
  4. CEA Study Abroad, UC San Diego & CEA Study Abroad: Paris Summer 2019 Sign Language Custom Program
  5. Fund for Education Abroad, Fund for Education Abroad Access Partner Program

Innovation in Marketing & Digital Media, sponsored by Travolucion

  1. Trinity College Dublin: Tangent, Trinity’s Ideas Workspace, Postgraduate Certificate in Creative & Culture Entrepreneurship Marketing Campaign
  2. Northwestern University Global Learning Office, #GLOVicariously
  3. African Impact Foundation, The “Imagine If…” Campaign
  4. University of California Education Abroad Program, UCEAP’s Student-First Website
  5. Virtual Internships, Navigating the Experiential Learning Triangle

Innovative New Program – Intern Abroad

  1. Roots Interns, Nonprofit Photography Internship in Cape Town
  2. World Endeavors, Media Internship in Spain
  3. Intern Abroad HQ, Medical Internships in Athens
  4. CRCC Asia, Combining Business with Engineering, A Case for Cross University Collaboration
  5. Capital Placement, Sustainable Paid Internships in London

Innovative New Program – Study Abroad

  1. Global Engagement, University of California Santa Cruz, Art in a Global Context
  2. Gallaudet University, Sign Language of Spain (LSE) and Spanish Deaf Culture in Madrid
  3. SAI Programs and Auburn University, SAI & Auburn University: Biomechanics & Engineering in the Arts
  4. International Field Studies, Forfar Marine Science Program
  5. Michigan State University, Race, Culture, and Garifuna Populations: Caribbean History in St. Vincent and the Grenadines Spring Break Program

Innovative New Program – Volunteer Abroad

  1. International Volunteer HQ, Volunteer in Jordan Program
  2. Pod Volunteer, Community Development Project in Ghana
  3. Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers, Australian Wildlife Emergency Response & Wombat Refuge Initiative
  4. Kaya Responsible Travel, Belize Enchanted Forest Art Therapy Volunteering Placement
  5. GoEco, Family-Friendly Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation

Innovative Technology, sponsored by Fund My Travel

  1. Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), Know Before You Go Pre-departure Canvas LMS Course
  2. Premier TEFL, TEFL Mobile App
  3. IFSA, IFSA CHART: An Academic Resource Tool
  4. OffWeGo, OffWeGo
  5. CRCC Asia, CareerBridge, An Online Global Employability Curriculum

Innovation in Sustainability

  1. FIE: Foundation for International Education, FIE Carbon Offsetting Initiative
  2. USAC, Sustainability Internships in Costa Rica
  3. Global Experiences, Green Initiative: Big Steps, Small Footprints
  4. African Impact, Farmers of the Future
  5. Champlain Abroad Dublin Campus, Shop Local in The Liberties, Dublin Initiative

Innovation in Philanthropy, sponsored by the GoAbroad Foundation

  1. Absolute Internship, Absolute Internship Fundraising Initiative
  2. Therapy Abroad, Giving Belize a Voice
  3. Refugee Welfare Association Cameroon, Training Lawyers on Migrant Rights
  4. Globalteer, Pinagua Women’s Empowerment Project
  5. The TEFL Org, United World Schools Partnership to Support UWS Krang Chek School in Cambodia

Innovation in Alumni Engagement

  1. SAI Programs, Virtual Viva Experience
  2. University of South Carolina, Global Gamecock Guides
  3. CIS Abroad, Alumni Ambassador Training & Professional Development Workshop
  4. ISA Alumni Relations Department, Global Community Series
  5. AIFS Study Abroad, Navigating Uncertainty: Resources for Thoughtfully Processing Your Time Abroad and Your Return

Innovative Student Video


  1. Teaching with IVHQ – Bali 2020” by Dominic Erbacher, International Volunteer HQ
  2. Shelby: My Study Abroad Experience in Copenhagen” by Shelby, Barnard College, DIS Study Abroad
  3. Sydney LeGrett | Australia | ISA Video Contest Winter 2020” by Sydney LeGrett, ISA Abroad
  4. Thank You, Vietnam“by Jack Ross,  International TEFL Academy
  5. Every Second” by Alexandra Hanson, IES Abroad

People’s Choice


  1. Premier TEFL
  2. TESOL Coach Master
  3. API Abroad
  4. Teaching Nomad
  5. Evolve Abroad

Special thanks to our 2020 Silver Sponsor, StudentUniverse.

Special thanks to our 2020 Award Sponsors!

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