Announcing GoAbroad’s Top Rated Organizations & Programs of 2016

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Making the decision to go abroad can be one of the biggest decisions of your life, so, why shouldn’t you choose the best of the best in meaningful travel? Online reviews are becoming increasingly important across all industries, and travel is not excluded. That’s why we value participant reviews immensely, as a way to verify our partners, get valuable feedback about program experiences, and most importantly (today) highlight exceptional organizations and programs.

Before you even decide how you want to go abroad, check out GoAbroad’s Top Rated Organizations & Programs of 2016. These are the “Best of the Best” in terms of participant reviews and ratings, so we’ve basically done your trip planning for you.


With thousands of international organizations around the world providing programs across a spectrum of fields and experiences, it can be hard to choose between better and best. To give you a headstart on the long process of picking a program provider, check out these top rated organizations based on feedback from REAL participants.

Top Rated Study Abroad Organizations of 2016

1. IES Abroad

“I would recommend IES to anyone who was studying abroad. They were friendly and helpful from the moment we arrived to the airport from the moment we left...My summer abroad has continued to be a positive influence even months later, and the staff continues to make an effort to keep a connection to their past students.” - Lauren

2. American Institute for Foreign Study

“Studying abroad can be an exciting, but also stressful process. With AIFS everything was simple and easy. From applying to landing in England everything was taken care of...My time in London already would have been incredible, but going abroad with AIFS just made it that much better.” - Danielle

3. Sol Education Abroad

“SOL exceeded my every expectation from the moment I arrived in Granada. Studying abroad was a life changing experience that I would not change for anything and SOL made that possible!” - Lexcohan

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Top Rated Internship Organization of 2016