Our Top Rated Organizations & Programs of 2018

It’s that time of year again! Reviews are an increasingly important part of any traveler’s decision making process, so it’s time to showcase the most extensively rated organizations and programs on GoAbroad.com.

GoAbroad Top Rated Organizations and Programs of 2018

Our annual Top Rated Organizations and Programs emphasizes to both our users and partners that reviews are worth it—and those who are able to garner the top ratings and reviews deserve recognition. We’re excited to officially share our Top Rated Organizations and Programs of 2018!*


Top Rated Organizations of 2018

Top Rated Study Abroad Providers

  1. American Institute for Foreign Study
  2. University Studies Abroad Consortium
  3. IES Abroad

Top Internship Program Providers

  1. Asia Internship Programme
  2. Global Experiences
  3. The Global Internship by We Find Group

Top Volunteer Program Providers

  1. African Impact
  2. International Volunteer HQ
  3. GoEco

Top TEFL Program Providers

  1. International TEFL & TESOL Training
  2. International TEFL Academy
  3. Asian College of Teachers

Top Youth Travel Program Providers

  1. The Experiment in International Living
  2. SPI Study Abroad
  3. AFS-USA

Top Language Schools

  1. Maximo Nivel
  2. Habla Ya Spanish Schools
  3. Instituto Hemingway

Top Gap Year Providers

  1. Grabatour Travel
  2. Outward Bound Costa Rica
  3. Frontier


Top Rated Programs of 2018

Top Study Abroad Programs

  1. Study Abroad in Barcelona at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona – American Institute for Foreign Study
  2. Study Abroad in Greece – College Year in Athens
  3. College Veterinary Service in Thailand – Loop Abroad

Top Internship Programs

  1. Internship in Fukuoka, Japan – Meiji Academy
  2. Marine Conservation & PADI Divemaster Internship in México – GVI
  3. Internships in New Zealand – Intern NZ

Top Volunteer Abroad Programs

  1. Water & Sanitation Projects – BLUE Missions
  2. African Big 5 & Wildlife Conservation Project – African Impact
  3. Psychology Volunteer Placements in Sri Lanka – SLV.Global

Top TEFL Certification Programs

  1. TEFL Certification & Teaching in India – Asian College of Teachers
  2. Four Week TEFL Course in Prague – TEFL Worldwide Prague
  3. TEFL Costa Rica | Teach English in Costa Rica – Maximo Nivel

Top Youth Travel Programs

  1. Under 18’s Spring Break Costa Rica Community Development – GVI
  2. French Language Immersion & Culture France – SPI Study Abroad
  3. Spanish Language & Culture in Spain – The Experiment in International Living

Top Language Schools

  1. Spanish Immersion Programs in Latin America – Maximo Nivel
  2. Spanish Immersion in Panama – Habla Ya Spanish Schools
  3. Spanish Immersion in Costa Rica – Instituto Estelar Bilingue

Top Gap Year Programs

  1. 13 Day Vietnam Experience – Grabatour Travel
  2. Tenerife Whale & Dolphin Conservation Gap Year – Frontier
  3. A Meaningful Gap Year in Africa – African Impact

Notable Mentions

Our Notable Mentions just narrowly missed out on our Top Rated List, but they gathered a significant number of reviews and positive feedback in 2018 nonetheless!

  • Operation Wallacea
  • Red Tree Study
  • CEA
  • CISabroad
  • World Endeavors
  • Greenheart Travel
  • The Intern Group
  • Teach Explore Asia (XploreAsia)
  • UNI-Prep Institute
  • Teaching Nomad
  • The Language House TEFL
  • Sol Education Abroad
  • Travel For Teens
  • Center for Engaged Learning Abroad (CELA Belize)
  • LoPair Au Pair China Program


Want to be Top Rated next year?

Top rated 2019 promo

Considering “77 percent of people take the time to read product reviews before they make any purchases online,” according to Business.com, we’re not only prioritizing the frontend design of and marketing strategy of GoAbroad reviews, we’re encouraging our users to read them and our partners to gather them.

Check out these tips for gathering more GoAbroad Reviews, and to get insider advice on how you can make it on our list of Top Rated Organizations and Programs for 2019, contact our reviews team now.


*Selection Process: Our Annual Top Rated Organizations and Programs are based on both quantity of reviews collected and overall ratings, as well as other measures of quality and participant satisfaction. All reviews counted were published in the 2018 calendar year.

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