Innovation Awards 2022: Finalists

Congratulations to the 2022 GoAbroad Innovation Awards Finalists!

Winners in all categories, except Innovation Student Video and People’s Choice, which are put to a public vote, will be selected by a committee of international education professionals known as the GoAbroad Innovation Award Academy. Winners will be announced at the Innovation Awards event on June 2, 2022.

2022 GoAbroad Innovation Award Finalists

Innovative TEFL / Teach Abroad Program

  1. Premier TEFL, Teacher Studio: Virtual Teaching Practice
  2. Keningau Vocational College, Omiyage
  3. Destination TEFL, Cambodia TEFL Course
  4. International TEFL Academy, Teaching English in Madrid & Barcelona
  5. XploreAsia, Teach Thailand

Innovation in Diversity

  1. CAPA: The Global Education Network, JEDI as a Core Value
  2. University of Richmond, EnCompass Program
  3. AIFS Abroad, Brave Breakouts: Facilitating Critical AIDE Conversations Globally
  4. Barcelona SAE, TODOS Sounding Board
  5. Love The Oceans, Women’s Health Project

Innovation in Marketing & Digital Media

  1. EU Business School, TikTok Account
  2. School for International Training (SIT), Critical Conversations Webinar Series
  3. Pacific Discovery, Match Yourself To A Gap Year Program Quiz  
  4. CU Denver Study Abroad, Humans of Global Education Campaign
  5. USAC, Packing Your Study Abroad Suitcase Campaign

Innovative New Program – Intern Abroad

  1. LoPair Education, Virtual Marketer Program
  2. Intern Abroad HQ, Electric Vehicles & Drones Internship in Greece
  3. Roots Interns, Law Internship with Gender-Based Violence NGO in South Africa
  4. CIS Abroad, Virtual Global Internship in Argentina & Micro-Credential Program
  5. Global Leadership Adventures, Global Impact Virtual Internship

Innovative New Program – Study Abroad

  1. Temple University Rome, Adult Study Abroad
  2. CEA Study Abroad & Colorado School of Mines, First Year Semester Abroad Experience (FYSAE) for Engineers in France
  3. Child Family Health International (CFHI), Virtual Global Health Elective
  4. Outward Bound Costa Rica, Residential Gap Semester
  5. Webster University, Indigenous Rights and the Rights of Nature in Ecuador

Innovative New Program – Volunteer Abroad

  1. Pacific Discovery, Culture, Wildlife & Environmental Volunteering in Thailand
  2. Kaya Responsible Travel & University of South Alabama, Remote Medical Spanish in Ecuador
  3. United Planet, Volunteer to Support Ukrainian Refugees in Moldova
  4. Projects Abroad, Whale and Puma Conservation in Argentina
  5. Excellence Center in Palestine, Volunteer with Palestinian Refugees in the West Bank

Innovative Technology

  1. CulturaGo, Identity-Based Cultural Preparation Course for Underrepresented Students
  2. USAC Study Abroad, The Students Beyond Borders Podcast
  3. Black & Abroad, Go Back to Africa, Black Travel Photos using AI
  4. Abridge Academy, Interactive Online ESL Curriculum
  5. Asia Exchange, eCampus

Innovation in Sustainability

  1. The GREEN Program, Sustainable Action Through Education: Microgrid Systems for Rural Development in Nepal
  2. Pagoda Projects, Sustainable Global Experience
  3. WorldStrides, Fill it Forward
  4. GoEco, Marine and Turtle Conservation in the Maldives
  5. Na’atik Language and Cultural Institute, Creating a Sustainability Cycle

Innovation in Philanthropy

  1. Cyril Taylor Charitable Foundation, Funding Scholarships focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  2. International TEFL Academy, Staff Charitable Contributions Matching Initiatives
  3. Amizade, International Community Action Programs for Youth
  4. Coral Catch, Coral Restoration Scholarship for Indonesian Women
  5. African Education Program (AEP), Entrepreneurship & Financial Literacy Program Women’s Empowerment Initiative

Innovation in Alumni Engagement

  1. Appalachian State University, Global Encore
  2. International Studies Abroad (ISA), “Advice from Alumni” Webinar Series
  3. UCEAP, Distinguished Alumni Awards
  4. Semester at Sea, Diversity Peer Mentor Program
  5. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Illinois in Vienna Alumni Network

Innovation in Online Programming

  1. Washington State University, Global Learning Digital Badges
  2. Podium Education, Global Tech Programming
  3. The Expedition Project, Wildlife Vet Online
  4. HEX, HEX Ed: The Innovation Gap Year
  5. API, Pausing for Perspective: A Quarantine and Self-Isolation Learning Experience

Innovation in Crisis Response

  1. Medjet, Global COVID Medical Transport
  2. Globalteer, Picaflor House Mobile Library
  3. SafeAbroad, Russia-Ukraine Early Warning Detection
  4. IFSA, Health & Safety Matrix
  5. Asia Exchange, Growth Throughout the Pandemic & Beyond Abroad

Innovative Student Video


  1. Madison Pelland (ISA), “Life in Paris: Month 1
  2. David Osorio (CIS Abroad), “Semester in Costa Rica
  3. Reanna Salvador (IES Abroad), “Galapagos Recap
  4. Lorra Marseille (College Year in Athens), “A Love Letter to Greece
  5. Éloïse Rouleau (Concordia Student Exchange Program), “Exchange Semester in Lund, Sweden

People’s Choice Award


  1. International TEFL Academy
  3. Barcelona SAE
  4. Andrioti School
  5. Pure Exploration