GoAbroad Announces 2013 Innovation Awards Finalists

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GoAbroad is pleased to announce the 2013 Innovation Awards Finalists. Winners will be recognized and announced on May 30, 2013 at the GoAbroad Innovations Reception in St. Louis, MO.

2013 GoAbroad Innovation Awards
Congratulations to the 2013 GoAbroad Innovation Award Finalists for their contributions to international education!

After extensive review and consideration, GoAbroad.com is pleased to announce the Finalists of the 2013 GoAbroad Innovation Awards.

These top nominees were evaluated and selected based on the quality of the submission, combined with the originality, creativity, and exceptional ideas expressed in the contribution.

The GoAbroad team was excited to have so many amazing nominations made this year and would like to congratulate all those who contributed a nomination – because of the hard work and dedication to making a difference in the field of international education, the world is a more enriched and innovative place.

More detailed information about each Finalist and their recognized campaigns and programs can be found here:


The GoAbroad Innovations Academy will now vote to determine the winner for each of these awards, and all winners will be announced at the GoAbroad Innovations Reception during the NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo in St. Louis.


1. EF Education First – EF College Study Tours Guidebook
2. Purdue University – Study Abroad Storytellers
3. Study Abroad Spotlight – Study Abroad Spotlight Platform
4. University of South Florida Education Abroad Office - Spotlight on Education Abroad for Sophomores (SEAS)
5. WeHostels – Before I Die Video Campaign


1. BridgeAbroad – Internship and Business Studies in Brazil
2. CRCC Asia - CRCC Asia’s Internship + Travel Program
3. Global Experiences – Global Connections Networking Events
4. GlobaLinks Learning Abroad – Global Personal Brand Discovery Toolbox
5. Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA) - New Zealand Culture and the Environment: A Shared Future


1. Antioch University Education Abroad - Community Development in Cameroon Program
2. Colorado Mountain College – Cuban Revolution in the 21st Century Program
3. The Institute for Shipboard Education/Semester at Sea – Unreasonable at Sea Program
4. SIT Study Abroad – Morocco: Field Studies in Journalism and New Media Program
5. University of South Carolina – International Perspectives on Higher Education Faculty-Staff Study Abroad Program


1. African Impact – Chimpanzee and Wildlife Orphan Sanctuary, Zambia
2. GeoVisions – Conversation Corps Argentina
3. International Volunteer HQ – Volunteer in Sri Lanka Program
4. Rustic Pathways – Floating Village Service in Cambodia
5. UBELONG – Volunteer in Morocco


1. Academic Programs International (API) – API FastFind
2. CIEE - Study Abroad Website Redesign Using Responsive Technology
3. The Institute for Shipboard Education/Semester at Sea – Semester at Sea Microsite
4. Melibee Global - Beyond Abroad: Innovative Re-Entry Exercises
5. ViewYou – Comprehensive Video Profiles


1. Child Family Health International (CHFI) - CFHI’s Sustainable Program Model: Supporting Local Communities
2. Cultural Vistas – American Youth Leadership Program with Japan : Japan – America Watershed Stewardship Project (AYLP : JAWS)
3. Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD) – Environmental Sustainability
4. St. Mary’s College of Maryland - Going Green in the Gambia
5. University of Georgia Costa Rica - Walking the Talk: Sustainability at UGA’s Campus in Costa Rica


1. Global Education Program/University of New England - Semester in Seville, Spain for Science Majors
2. IES Abroad – Boarding Passes for Diverse Students
3. International Carpe Diem Foundation – Carpe College Program
4. SIT Study Abroad – SIT Study Abroad’s Pell Grant Match Award Program
5. The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) – Comparative Semester in Cambodia and Thailand

Click here to vote for the 2013 Innovative Student Video Winner

1. Danish Institute for Study Abroad/Haverford College: Andrew Maverick Bennett - “Biking Copenhagen”
2. Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University: Emily Eckert - “Not Just Lunch”
3. Temple University: Jake Rassmussen – “Advice to Your Future Study Abroad Self”
4. University of South Carolina: Olivia Keyes – “Kagitaba”
5. WorldTeach Costa Rica: Luis Gallardo - “WorldTeach Costa Rica Summer Program”

Click here to vote for the 2013 People's Choice Winner

1. GlobaLinks Learning Abroad
2. IES Abroad
3. Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University
4. International Studies Abroad (ISA)
5. The Education Abroad Network (TEAN)

About GoAbroad.com
For fifteen years, GoAbroad.com has been the web's premier resource for meaningful international experiences and alternative travel opportunities, providing the most up-to-date and accurate information on programs available worldwide. From GoAbroad's GoMedia services, which offer a distinct range of internet marketing solutions for international educators, to the prestigious GoAbroad Innovation Awards, and the newest initiative - FundMyTravel - an online crowd funding site to help students raise money for meaningful travel experiences (http://www.fundmytravel.com), the GoAbroad team is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive resources to the field of international education.

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