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International TEFL Academy Wins Top Award for International Education in 2021

International TEFL Academy (ITA) and our staff are thrilled and proud to have won the 2021 People's Choice Award for Best International Education Organization at the virtual presentation of GoAbroad Awards for Innovation in Meaningful Travel held on June 3, 2021.

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. This year, alumni could also nominate organizations. International TEFL Academy is proud to be the first TEFL certification school ever to win this prestigious award twice; ITA won the award previously in 2018.

goabroad award winnerFor 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 were created for the purpose of "showcasing the best in innovation, originally, creativity, and exceptional ideas in international education."

Since 2010, International TEFL Academy has certified and assisted more than 30,000 people from all backgrounds to gain employment teaching English abroad in 80 countries worldwide. In recent years, thousands of ITA students have also been hired to teach English online, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, when schools worldwide largely went virtual.

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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 in 2018.

ITA offers accredited TEFL certification classes online & in 20 locations worldwide.  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 30,000 graduates across the globe.

International TEFL Academy recognized at GoAbroad Awards for International Education

In addition to winning the People's Choice Award, ITA's Alumni Charity Giving Initiative was also nominated as a finalist for the Innovation in Philanthropy Award.

The Alumni Charity Giving Initiative was launched in August 2020 and invited ITA alumni around the world to submit entries for local charities deserving of donations.  After receiving over 20 heartfelt & compelling submissions, 3 finalists had the chance to pitch their charities live to the ITA staff to receive respectively $2000, $1000 & $750 to support their causes.  Read more about the program and check out our nomination submission here.

In past years, ITA  alumnus Jack Ross' video, "Thank you Vietnam" won the 2020 Innovative Student Video Award. In addition, ITA has received nominations for awards in TEFL Innovation (2020), 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. Check out a full list of 2021 GoAbroad Awards winners here. 

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