Sponsor the 2019 GoAbroad Innovation Awards

We are pleased to announce that sponsorship of the 2019 GoAbroad Innovation Awards is now available!

The Innovation Awards acknowledge institutions, organizations, and individuals moving the field forward through awards for innovation.

GoAbroad is honored to present annual awards recognizing innovation in international education. The winners are selected by a prestigious and selective group of international educators known as the GoAbroad Innovation Awards Academy. Award recipients are announced during a reception at the annual NAFSA: Association of International Educators Conference, which boasts over 10,000 attendees each year.

The 2019 Innovation Awards will take place in Washington, DC on May 30, 2019 from 6:30-8:30PM.


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2018 GoAbroad Innovation Award Winners

Who attends?

  • International education professionals
  • Third party providers
  • U.S. universities and institutions
  • Foreign universities and institutions
  • Award nominees and finalists
  • YOUR key partners

What are the Innovation Award Categories?

  1. Innovation in Diversity
  2. Innovation in Marketing & Digital Media
  3. Innovative New Program – Internship
  4. Innovative New Program – Study Abroad
  5. Innovative New Program – Volunteer
  6. Innovative New Program – TEFL / Teach Abroad
  7. Innovative Technology
  8. Innovation in Sustainability
  9. Innovation in Philanthropy
  10. Innovation in Alumni Engagement
  11. Innovative Student Video
  12. People’s Choice
  13. [Custom Sponsored Award – Platinum Level] 

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What happens at the event?

The Innovation Awards are presented annually during an evening event at the national NAFSA conference, which is held in a selected US city each year. In 2019, it will be in Washington, DC.

An exclusive event, with a unique theme each year, the reception showcases the best in international education. Winners are announced for each category and attendees are invited to enjoy appetizers and cocktails.

2018 GoAbroad Innovation Awards in Philadelphia

What are the sponsorship options?

Sponsors can choose to sponsor a specific innovation award category and/or choose a sponsorship level—Platinum, Gold, or Silver.


  • Exclusive co-branding of a specific innovation award category
  • Inclusion on Innovation Awards website
  • Exposure through call for nominations + promotions
  • During event:
    • Inclusion in event program
    • Exposure on awards powerpoint
    • Branding on award certificates, badges, and trophy
    • Option to present award category
  • 5 exclusive invitations to the event

Innovation Awards sponsorship


What can I expect as a sponsor?

Team GoAbroad plans all reception logistics and ensures that you enjoy the following in addition to your sponsorship inclusions:

  • Premiere networking opportunity
  • Unparalleled brand exposure
  • Recognition for supporting innovation in international education
  • Early bird sponsorship options for 2020

Let’s do this!

We would be happy to schedule a call to discuss in more detail how the Innovation Awards can provide invaluable exposure for your brand. Please contact us for next steps!


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