GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Named 2009 Small Company Of The Year By Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce

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GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, a provider of education programs to college-level students in destinations across the globe, was named the 2009 Small Company Of The Year by the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce at its Annual Awards Luncheon Oct. 23 in Denver. The award recognizes small, medium and large businesses that create a workplace culture supportive of women's personal and professional accomplishments. Students who study abroad GlobaLinks Learning Abroad's AustraLearn, AsiaLearn and EuroLearn programs "have an opportunity to really change the world by seeing the world," said Cynthia Banks, executive director and founder.

With female students comprising 60% of all students who study abroad, GlobaLinks Learning Abroad believes in international education as a teacher of leadership

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, a provider of educational programs in destinations across the globe, has been recognized as the 2009 Small Company of the Year by the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce, one of the largest women's chambers in the nation.

The Company of the Year Award honors small, medium and large businesses that create a workplace culture supporting the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishments for women employees. The winners are recognized for encouraging employees to excel, devote time and energy to their community in a meaningful way, and forge paths of leadership for other women to follow. The recipients also strive to create a balance in their leadership teams, help women reach their full leadership potential through training, promotion and programs, and have a track record of providing business opportunities for women-owned businesses.

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, based in Westminster, Colo., received the award Oct. 23 at the Annual Awards Luncheon in Denver. Founded in 1990, the organization provides educational programs to more than 3,000 North American undergraduates annually via overseas university partnerships and innovative study abroad programs through AustraLearn (Australia, New Zealand and Fiji), AsiaLearn (China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand), EuroLearn (England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Italy, and The Netherlands) and DegreesOverseas.com, providing full-degree options in Australia and New Zealand.

An equal opportunity employer, GlobaLinks Learning Abroad has over its two decades in operation strongly advocated for women's success by providing global experience to employees and in-house professional development programs, as well as medical and dental coverage, tuition reimbursement, health-and-wellness benefits and a family friendly work environment.

"With female students comprising 60% of all students who study abroad, GlobaLinks Learning Abroad believes in international education as a teacher of leadership," said Cynthia Banks, executive director and founder.

"Our business is one of sending young people around the world to study so they can learn and grow into future leaders," Banks said, as she accepted award on behalf of the organization's 45 employees. "Our students study everything from anthropology to engineering and the sciences. They learn in cultures around the world from Australia to Asia, Fiji, Europe and beyond."

"They have an opportunity to really change the world by seeing the world," Banks said, "and I think that's the greatest thing we can offer."

About GlobaLinks Learning Abroad:
GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, based outside Denver in Westminster, Colo., is a leading provider of education abroad programs for college-level students in destinations across the globe. Students from more than 600 universities and colleges across North America choose to study with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad each semester via its educational programs:

  • AustraLearn, with semester and year abroad, internship, and summer programs in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji via 35 partner universities, and degree programs in Australia and New Zealand at more than 30 institutions: http://www.degreesoverseas.com
  • AsiaLearn, with semester, year, and summer programs in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand via seven partner universities.
  • EuroLearn, with semester, year, and summer programs, including research abroad, in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Italy and The Netherlands via nine partner universities.

Since it was founded in 1990, GlobaLinks Learning Abroad has sent more than 20,000 students on educational programs worldwide. Check out the latest news on our programs and partners at http://www.GlobaLinksNewsWire.com.

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