For more than 15 years, GoAbroad.com has been the premier online resource for discovering meaningful international experiences and alternative travel opportunities. GoAbroad’s annual Innovation Awards celebrate and acknowledge the most original, creative, and exceptional ideas in international education.
Help us step from finalist to winner by voting online for the following categories. Voting ends at 11:59PM EST on May 30, 2018.
Nominated by study abroad professionals, this award honors the top international education organization for offering great service to students and staying true to its mission of providing meaningful educational experiences abroad. The winner will be determined by popular vote.
Curious and playful, Bianca’s film gives viewers the chance to re-experience the rushing sensation of being in a new city for the first time. Her film feels like the honeymoon phase of a trip, where every detail is noticed “in the surroundings that engulf you”. Bianca’s film is a reminder to be present and observant while abroad. Her film represents an excitement for the new and novel, and an acute awareness of the magic it holds.
We are honored to be a finalist in the additional category below. The winner is determined by the GoAbroad Innovation Academy.
Innovation in Marketing and Digital Media: IES Abroad Study Abroad Film Festival Event
This award recognizes a creative and groundbreaking marketing, advertising, or digital media campaign.
Since 2014, our Film Festival has been an online opportunity for students to share their stories from study abroad through film. After hosting the Film Festival online for three years, we approached our 2017 Festival feeling it was time to do something bold: coordinating a live Study Abroad Film Festival Event hosted by actor Kate Flannery (Meredith from NBC’s The Office).
Our Film Festival event underscored the remarkable power of study abroad and the global network it creates using film. It was a reminder to us—and those who attended or participated—of how study abroad truly can change the world— one student, and one story, at a time.
We’re grateful to be recognized through numerous industry awards for our commitment to providing our students unmatched global educational experiences. Learn more about who we are and why we’re a little obsessed with study abroad.
Whether she's giving a TEDxTalk in Paris or teaching in her IES Abroad classroom in Nice, Professor Christine Alfsen is asking people to think critically about how we connect with our natural environments.