15 Years of Changing Lives: A Timeline of GoAbroad’s Anniversary

GoAbroad 15 Year Celebration Logo

GoAbroad 15 Year Celebration LogoLast month we announced that 2013 is the year that marks the 15th year in GoAbroad’s history as the leading online directory for meaningful travel opportunities! In continuation with this year of celebration and changing lives, we’re thrilled to bring you a look back at GoAbroad’s extensive history with this timeline of the leading online directory’s development.

Be sure to also check out the interview with GoAbroad’s Founder, Troy Peden, where he shares some of the big changes GoAbroad has seen over the last fifteen years!

1997

  • Founded GoAbroad.com

1998

  • Hired First Staff Including Writers and Editors

1999

  • Relocated to Denver Office
  • GoAbroad Launched StudyAbroadFairs.net
  • GoAbroad Launched InternationalEducator.com
  • GoAbroad Reps Visit Universities Across North America

2000

  • GoAbroad.com Named Top Study Abroad Website by Yahoo Internet Life Magazine

2001

  • Bought Back Shares and Became Sole Proprietorship

2002

  • Featured on Computer Chronicles PBS Television

2003

  • Began Licensing Directories to Top Sites, from US News and World Report to the US State Department
  • Launched Asia Office

2004

  • Partnered With International Volunteer Program Association

2005

  • Launched GoAbroad Foundation
  • Launched GoAbroad.net
  • Funded NGOs, from Volunteer for the Visayans (VFV) to EcuaEX – Built Several Community Centers, Schools and Funding Relief Clinic

2006

  • Partnered with Volunteers For Prosperity

2008

  • Became Most Visited International Education Website (*Publicly Reported Traffic)
  • GoAbroad Launched Affinity Marketing Partnerships

2009

  • Relocated to Fort Collins, Colorado Office

2010

  • Partnered with RateMyStudyAbroad.com
  • Over 1 million Unique Users per Month
  • Launched GoMedia – Internet Marketing Solutions for International Educators
  • Employed Over 100 Employees

2011

2012

  • Launched FundMyTravel.com
  • Launched GoAbroad Roadshow – Reps Visit 250 Universities in three months
  • Attended 15th Annual NAFSA Conference & Expo
  • Second Annual GoAbroad Innovation Awards

2013

  • GoAbroad Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary
  • Launching GoAbroadHQ
  • Third Annual GoAbroad Innovation Awards

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