Innovation Awards 2024: Finalists

Congratulations to this year’s GoAbroad Innovation Award finalists!

Innovation in Alumni Engagement

  1. Carpe Diem Education, Alumni Network & Ambassador Program
  2. Pure Exploration, Adventure Guide Program
  3. TEFL Worldwide Prague, Alumni Meet-Ups & Alumni Spotlight 
  4. The GREEN Program, Future Forward: Building a Sustainable Workforce through Alumni Engagement
  5. WorldStrides, Alumni Adventures

Innovation in Diversity

  1. Barcelona SAE, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Toolkit
  2. Compear Global Education Network & Education In Ireland, Building Bridges of Understanding: A Transatlantic Dialogue on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Global Education
  3. IES Abroad, High-Impact Aid Commitment
  4. University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC), Diversity and Inclusion Development Grant
  5. West Chester University & WorldStrides, Custom Program for D-CAP Students

Innovation in Marketing & Digital Media, Sponsored by Travolucion

  1. CET Academic Programs, Program Postcards
  2. Michigan State University, My Spartans Abroad Souvenir Video Series
  3. SIT Study Abroad, Africa: See for Yourself
  4. TEFL Heaven, Digital Marketing Affiliate Program
  5. The TEFL Org, “I Taught English Abroad” Podcast

Innovation in Philanthropy, Sponsored by the GoAbroad Foundation

  1. Amizade, Caras con Causa Puerto Rican Youth Exchange Program
  2. Destination TEFL, Project Starfish
  3. Global Citizen Adventure Corps, Mission & Accomplishments
  4. enriquezArte, International School of Community Building
  5. United Planet, Empowered to Educate

Innovation in Sustainability

  1. CIS Abroad, Sustainability Efforts
  2. IFSA, Sustainability Pilot: A Commitment to Environmentally Responsible Study Abroad
  3. CEA CAPA Education Abroad, UN Sustainable Development Goals Project
  4. The GREEN Program, Sustainable Action for Coastal Communities & Ocean Conservation
  5. WorldKind, Incorporating the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals into pre-departure training

Innovative Intern Abroad Program

  1. Child Family Health International (CFHI), Virtual Global Health Elective
  2. GoEco, Pre-Vet African Wildlife Orphanage Program
  3. Pure Exploration, Work and Train Program
  4. University Studies Abroad Consortiums (USAC), Khon Kaen Community Health Internships
  5. Zentern Internships, Intern in Japan, Study Japanese and Immerse in the Culture

Innovative Study Abroad Program

  1. Asia Exchange, Warmadewa Academy Program
  2. CEA CAPA Education Abroad, Engagement Policy
  3. CIS Abroad, Semester in Barcelona – Business & Creative Industries
  4. Projects Abroad, Field Semester – Costa Rica
  5. Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU), Semester Abroad with Kokunai Ryugaku Students Connection

Innovative Technology

  1. Connect-123 Global Internship Programs, BeConnected Platform
  2. mindhamok, Online System for Accessing Counseling and Well-Being Support
  3. The Intern Group, Intern Platform
  4. University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP), Navigating Re Entry Course
  5. WorldKind, Traveler Trainer PROgram

Innovative TEFL / Teach Abroad Program

  1. Destination TEFL, Pioneering TEFL Programs in Southeast Asia
  2. International TEFL Academy, Teaching English Test Prep Skills Course
  3. Teach Away, OISE University of Toronto TEFL
  4. TEFL Heaven, Non Degree Program for Japan
  5. TravelBud, Teach English in Japan TESOL & Guaranteed Placement

Innovative Volunteer Abroad Program

  1. Carpe Diem Education, Latitudes Year Program
  2. Gili Shark Conservation, Research Assistant Program
  3. Global Leadership Adventures, Global Health in the Land of the Maya
  4. Pod Volunteer, Tech2Teach Community Volunteering in Ghana
  5. Centre for Global Citizenship Studies, Diploma in International Volunteering

Innovative Student Video

  1. Brian Higgins, UMass Amherst, “CIS Abroad – Semester in Thailand at Mahidol University”
  2. Ella Peters, TEAN (WorldStrides), “Favorite Things About New Zealand | TEAN Study Abroad Vlog Fall 2023” 
  3. Sami Stidham, IES Abroad, “Take the Goggles Off”
  4. Maryam G, CIEE, “CIEE Summer HighSchool Europe Study Abroad Travel Vlog | Atlanta, GA ➡️ Lisbon, Portugal”
  5. Alyx Sperling, CEA CAPA Education Abroad , “CEA CAPA made my study abroad experience one I will never forget!”

People’s Choice, Sponsored by MedJet

  1. Adelante Abroad
  2. Asia Exchange
  3. International TEFL Academy
  4. SIT Study Abroad
  5. The Intern Group