As the leading resource for meaningful travel, GoAbroad is pleased to present annual awards recognizing innovation in international education. In 2021, we’ve adapted the Innovation Awards to meet the needs of the international education field in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic. We believe it’s more important than ever to recognize and celebrate our successes! Keep reading to learn how you are eligible to nominate for a 2021 Innovation Award:
Clarifications for nomination criteria:
- You may nominate yourself or your own organization, in addition to colleagues.
- New Program (Study, Volunteer, Intern) & TEFL / Teach Abroad Categories are open to programs that have successfully run between January 1, 2019 and the present. We are also allowing nominations for virtual/online or hybrid programming in these categories.
- For People’s Choice, nominations can now come from alumni and/or an education abroad director, advisor, or staff member.
In 2020 we added two additional Special Awards, which we will continue in 2021:
Innovation in Online Programming
This award recognizes an innovative individual, institution, or organization that has provided an exemplary and intuitive online experience in the field of international and experiential education. Evaluation will focus on program development, creativity, quality, and ease of access.
Innovation in Crisis Response, sponsored by Travolucion
This award honors an individual, institution, or organization that has displayed innovation, agility, and responsiveness to the global coronavirus crisis. Nominations are evaluated on their scope and ability to provide specialized support.
This is our 11th year of recognizing and celebrating the great ideas, programs, and people in international education. We couldn’t be more excited to hear your input on outstanding efforts from our field this past year.
Please visit this page to read more about the award categories!
All nominations should be submitted no later than April 23, 2021 at 11:59pm MST.
Special thanks to our 2021 Silver Sponsor, StudentUniverse.