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International TEFL Academy Wins Top Award for International Education in 2023

ITA has won the GoAbroad People's Choice Award for Best International Educational Organization four times in the last six years.

International TEFL Academy (ITA) and our staff are thrilled and proud to have won the People's Choice Award for Best International Education Organization for the third year in a row (and the fourth time in five years) at the presentation of GoAbroad Awards for Innovation in Meaningful Travel held on June 1, 2023, in Washington, D.C. 

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, including study abroad advisers from college universities and representatives of 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 four times. ITA first won the award in 2018 and also won in 2021 and 2022.

GoAbroad Award Winner 2023For nearly two decades, GoAbroad.com has been a leading online resource for information on "meaningful travel," including studying abroad, volunteering 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 45,000 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.

ITA Attendees at 2023 GoAbroad Awards

International TEFL Academy Co-Founder Ian Davis, Molly Mattison, Stewart Brown, and Marushka accepted the People's Choice Award for Best International Education Organization on behalf of ITA in 2023.

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 45,000 graduates across the globe. This year, ITA also offers guaranteed job placement programs for individuals seeking end-to-end personalized support in gaining an overseas teaching position.

Top Teach Abroad Program Finalist 2023

             GoAbroad Peoples Choice Award Winner 2023


In addition to winning the People's Choice Award, ITA was also nominated as a finalist for the Innovative TEFL/Teach Abroad Program Award.

For our Innovative Teach Abroad Program submission, ITA highlighted its lifetime job search guidance provided to alumni of its TEFL certification courses. One of the best benefits afforded to students in the industry, ITA's team supports thousands of its community members every year in finding teaching positions and success in the TEFL field. Read more about ITA's lifetime job search guidance 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 (2022, 2021, 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 2023 GoAbroad Awards winners here. 

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