2023 Innovation Award Finalists

Congratulations to this year’s GoAbroad Innovation Award Finalists!

Innovation in Diversity

  1. AFS-USA, Faces of America Scholarship Program
  2. CulturaGo, DEI Modules
  3. Global Glimpse, Commitment to Diversity and Equity
  4. Merze Tate Explorers, Young, Black, and Abroad: Girls Can!
  5. Teach Away, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Symposium & Job Fair

Innovation in Marketing & Digital Media 

  1. ISI Abroad, The Umbra Institute, The Umbra Podcast: Run by Students, for Students
  2. University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC), See Yourself Studying Abroad
  3. The TEFL Org, I Taught English Abroad podcast
  4. WorldStrides, Changing Lives through Education Abroad
  5. EF Gap Year, A Parent’s Perspective

Innovative Intern Abroad Program

  1. Indo Ocean Project, Indo Ocean Project Internship
  2. Connect-123 Global Internship Programs, Pediatric Healthcare Internship Program in South Africa
  3. CIS Abroad, Intern in Chiang Mai with Working Across Cultures Micro-credential
  4. The Science Exchange Internship Program, Sea Turtle Research Internships
  5. TravelBud, Thailand Summer Paid Internship

Innovative Study Abroad Program

  1. Carpe Diem Education, Semester in Italy & Greece: Climate Change: Resilience and Regeneration
  2. Future Food Institute / Future Food Academy, Food & Climate Shaper In-Person Boot Camp
  3. CEA CAPA Education Abroad and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Black Lives Matter: A Global Comparative Study (Custom Program in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  4. WorldStrides, Fiji Scholar Games
  5. Immerse Education, Academic Insights Sydney

Innovative Volunteer Abroad Program

  1. African Conservation Experience, The Ultimate Personalized Gap Year Experience
  2. Global Leadership Adventures, Dominican Republic: Caribbean Sea Conservation Project
  3. United Planet, Volunteer to Support Ukrainian Refugees in Moldova
  4. Rescue P.A.W.S. Thailand, Animal Welfare Volunteer Educator Program
  5. Projects Abroad, Rhino Conservation in Nepal

Innovative TEFL / Teach Abroad Program

  1. International TEFL Academy, Lifetime Job Search Guidance for Teaching English Abroad & Online
  2. XploreAsia, Teach in Thailand Program
  3. Virginia Commonwealth University, VCU’s English Language Program TEFL Certificate
  4. Destination TEFL, TEFL internship in Spain and Job placement in Southeast Asia
  5. Na’atik Language and Culture Institute, Na’atik Language and Culture Institute English Program

Innovative Technology 

  1. Terra Dotta, Global Engagement Platform Launch
  2. The Community-based Global Learning Collaborative, The Interdependence: Global Solidarity and Local Actions Toolkit
  3. WorldKind, Traveler Trainer PROgram
  4. Mindhamok, Changing the mental health game of staff and students of Study Abroad
  5. Olii App, First Social App for International Students

Innovation in Sustainability 

  1. African Education Program (AEP), Reproductive Health Access Initiative (RHAI)
  2. Pacific Discovery, Te Haerenga
  3. Accademia Europea di Firenze, Embedding Sustainability Inside and Outside the Classroom
  4. Keningau Vocational College, It’s Okay: Tackling Mental Health Through Socioemotional Learning
  5. The GREEN Program, The GREEN Program study abroad programs

Innovation in Philanthropy 

  1. University of Maryland, School of Public Policy, Do Good Institute, Do Good Challenge
  2. Scholar Rescue Fund, Institute of International Education, Scholar Rescue Fund
  3. Indiana University, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Global Philanthropy Environment Index
  4. Australian Volunteers, Innovation Hub
  5. University of the People (UoPeople), Scholarships for Earthquake Impacted Turkish and Syrian Students

Innovation in Alumni Engagement 

  1. All Hands and Hearts, Alumni engagement strategy
  2. Embry-Riddle Office of Global Engagement and the ERAU Alumni Office, Alumni Eagle Explorers
  3. CEA CAPA Education Abroad, Passport: A Gamification Platform for Alumni Ambassadors
  4. CulturaGo, Alumni Video Testimonials
  5. Asia Exchange, Ambassador Program

Innovative Student Video – VOTE NOW!

  1. Putney Student Travel, “France 2022” by Hannah M.
  2. CIS Abroad, “Japan” by Mikey Johanson
  3. IES Abroad, “Not My Life” by Clarence A. 
  4. Premier TEFL, “Why I Chose to Teach in South Korea” by Madelyn Osborne
  5. IFSA, “Achieving Your Goals While Abroad” by Serena Munro

People’s Choice Award – VOTE NOW!

  2. International TEFL Academy
  3. Pacific Discovery
  4. IES Abroad
  5. Maximo Nivel