This throwback Thursday is the most epic to hit international education since…Troy Peden discovered mock-turtle neck sweaters.
We’ve seen the internet evolve a LOT in the last twenty years. Long gone are the days of “‘Hello World’ Blog Posts,” counters, and having to share the phone line with your internet connection. We’ve seen the rise and falls of Xanga, MySpace, and Geocities. Remember searching the web using Alta Vista and downloading music with Napster? Or that beautiful login crunchy-crunch-spurrr-SPURRRR-spurrrrr of AOL? Ah yes, the good ol’ days, when chain letters ran the web, it was called “on-line,” and chat room conversations always started with A/S/L?
Well, we’ve all come a looong way since then.
Whatever the future of websites hold, we’re pretty damn excited to continue on the path with some of our oldest friends in the field. Super-duper shout outs to our first twenty clients, those awesome folks who took a chance on us way-back-when. Thank you for the years of continued support. Through the good, the bad, and the downright pixelated.
To celebrate 20 years in international education with us, take a scroll down yesteryear with us to revisit our first 20 clients.
1. Center for Global Education, Augsburg College
The CGE website circa 2000
2. Volunteers for Peace
Volunteers for Peace website circa 1997
3. IPEE Spanish Language School, Costa Rica
IPEE website circa 1999
4. La Janda
La Janda website circa 1999
5. University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)
USAC website circa 2002
6. Greenheart Travel
Greenheart Travel’s website circa 2008… sorry, we couldn’t find an earlier version!
7. Educational Programmes Abroad (EPA)
EPA’s website circa 2003
8. International Studies Abroad (ISA)
ISA’s website circa 1997… great use of Comic Sans
9. COINED International
COINED’s website circa 2010… we couldn’t find an older version, sorry!
Eurocentre’s website circa 1998
11. Vesalius College
Vesalius College’s website circa 2004
12. IES Abroad
IES Abroad’s website circa 1998
13. Intercultura Costa Rica
Intercultura’s website circa 2001
14. Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA)
HECUA’s website circa 1998
15. Uppsala International Summer Session
Uppsala’s website from 2016… sorry, we couldn’t find an earlier version!
16. Globe English Centre
Globe English Centre’s website circa 2000
17. International Partnership for Service Learning (IPSL)
IPSL’s website circa 2000
18. Global Volunteers
Global Volunteers’ website circa 1998
19. Centro de Intercambio y Solidaridad
Centro de Intercambio y Solidaridad’s website circa 2014… sorry, couldn’t find an earlier version!
20. Cross-Cultural Solutions
CCS’s website circa 2001
We have no room to judge!
We all know that these beautiful websites were KILLIN it in their day, but they are pretty fun to look back on now, huh? Check out this beauty… 😂
GoAbroad’s website circa 1999
That’s a wrap!
We hope you enjoyed taking a peak at just how farrrr we’ve all come. 😊 Thanks again to these amazing organizations — here’s to twenty more!