Over the last few months, GoAbroad.com has recognized the finalists of the 2012 GoAbroad Innovation Awards, and the team was pleased to present the Awards last Thursday during GoAbroad's reception at the NAFSA 2012 Annual Conference & Expo in Houston, Texas.
The GoAbroad Innovation Awards reception recognized every organization and institution who was a finalist, as well as revealing who the winners in each category were. Each finalist was evaluated based on the quality of the submission, combined with the originality, creativity, and exceptional ideas expressed in the contribution.
The GoAbroad Innovations Academy was also recognized at the reception, as the Academy was responsible for deciding the winners of the Innovation Awards - excluding the Innovative Student Video and People's Choice Award categories. This Academy was comprised of a highly selective and small group of esteemed international educators who have had a meaningful impact on the field.
The Innovative Student Video and People's Choice Awards were selected based on the results of an online poll that ran up until the night before the reception. Over 8,000 votes were collected between these two categories!
GoAbroad is thrilled to again recognize these winners and congratulate them on being selected as the recipients of the 2012 GoAbroad Innovation Awards!
INNOVATION IN MARKETING:
EF International Language Centers
"Live the Language Films"
INNOVATIVE NEW PROGRAM - STUDY ABROAD:
Center for Global Education, Wheaton College
"Study Abroad Program in the Kingdom of Bhutan"
INNOVATIVE NEW PROGRAM - INTERNSHIP:
Academic Studies Abroad (ASA)
"Business in the Arts and Edinburgh Festival Fringe Internship
INNOVATIVE NEW PROGRAM - VOLUNTEER:
"Women Speaking Volunteer Project"
INNOVATIVE USE OF TECHNOLOGY:
SIT Graduate Institute and SIT Study Abroad
INNOVATIVE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA:
University of California, Davis
"Aggies Abroad Network"
INNOVATION IN SUSTAINABILITY:
"Cleaner Burning Stove Project"
INNOVATION IN GLOBAL ACCESS & EQUITY:
Center for Global Education, Augsburg College
"Summer Academic Program in Mexico"
INNOVATIVE STUDENT VIDEO:
"CRCC Asia Summer 2011 Video Competition by Kate Gantner and Andrew Ignacio"
The Education Abroad Network
GoAbroad also congratulates 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!