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International TEFL Academy Wins GoAbroad Award for Best International Education Organization
Written by: International TEFL Academy
Last Updated: January 12, 2021
Power to the People! International TEFL Academy (ITA) and our staff are thrilled and proud to have won the 2018 People's Choice Award for Best International Education Organization at the GoAbroad Awards for Innovation in Meaningful Travel reception. The award was announced in Philadelphia, PA on May 31, 2018 at the NAFSA International Conference and Expo, the world's largest conference for international education with more than 10,000 attendees from more than 100 countries.
This award honors the top international education organization as selected by study & work abroad professionals and students by popular vote. The top five finalists in this category were chosen by the nomination of their peers such as study abroad advisers from college universities or other international education organizations. International TEFL Academy is proud to be the first TEFL certification school ever to win this prestigious award!
For nearly two decades GoAbroad.com has been a leading online resource for information on "meaningful travel," including study abroad, volunteer abroad & teaching English abroad. GoAbroad’s annual Innovation Awards celebrate and acknowledge the most original, creative, and exceptional ideas in international education.
In a statement, GoAbroad said, "International TEFL Academy was founded on the premise that language education offers English speakers from all backgrounds the opportunity of a lifetime to experience other cultures and build relationships abroad while providing a worthy service to others.”
Their goal is to improve the world through international education & cultural exchange. In working with thousands of TEFL students and English teachers, International TEFL Academy is successfully accomplishing this goal."
International TEFL Academy Founder & President Bruce Jones accepting the GoAbroad People's Choice Award for Best International Education Organization from GoAbroad.com Director Megan Lee.
Since 2010, International TEFL Academy has certified and assisted 20,000 people from all backgrounds to gain employment teaching English abroad in 80 countries worldwide. ITA offers accredited TEFL certification classes online & in 25 locations worldwide (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). Students receive comprehensive pre-enrollment guidance & access to thousands of articles, videos, alumni stories & other resources to learn about job markets & the process of moving abroad. All graduates receive lifetime job search guidance, including personalized assistance from ITA's Student Affairs experts, in addition to access to alumni networks of more than 20,000 graduates across the globe.
ITA also was a Finalists for Innovation in Alumni Engagement Award - In addition to winning the People's Choice Award, International TEFL Academy was one of five organizations nominated for the "Innovation in Alumni Engagement" award for ITA's new Alumni Ambassador Program.
Started in 2017 the Ambassador Program selects International TEFL Academy graduates who are teaching in English in major cities around the world to provide guidance and support to future ITA teachers who are just embarking on their international experience. Read more about the program and check out our nomination submission here.
In past years, ITA has received nominations for awards in Alumni Engagement (2017), Philanthropy (2016) and the STA Start the Adventure Award (2016), an honor for an individual most influential in international education, our founder and president Bruce Jones was the nominee.
International TEFL Academy would like to thank the GoAbroad Innovation Awards Academy Members for the honor of being selected as a finalist, all of those who voted for ITA in the winning of the People's Choice Award and we salute all nominations & winners. We look forward to attending the GoAbroad Reception again in 2019 at the NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C.
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Founded in 2010, International TEFL Academy is a world leader in TEFL certification for teaching English abroad & teaching English online. ITA offers accredited TEFL certification classes online & in 25 locations worldwide and has received multiple awards & widespread recognition as one of the best TEFL schools in the world. ITA provides all students and graduates with lifetime job search guidance. ITA has certified more than 25,000 English teachers and our graduates are currently teaching in 80 countries worldwide.
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