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International TEFL Academy Wins Top Award for International Education in 2024

ITA has won the GoAbroad People's Choice Award for Best International Educational Organization four years in a row.

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 fourth year in a row (and the fifth time overall) and the Innovative TEFL/Teach Abroad Program Award for the first time at the presentation of GoAbroad Awards for Innovation in Meaningful Travel held on May 30, in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

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 and has now won it five times. ITA first won the award in 2018 and then won in 2021, 2022, and 2023.

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, originality, 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 as more countries open up to digital nomads and remote teachers in a post-pandemic world.

ITA Attendees at 2023 GoAbroad Awards

International TEFL Academy CEO and Founder Bruce Jones, COO Molly Mattison, and ITA Advisor Shelby Marlowe accepted the People's Choice Award for Best International Education Organization and Innovative TEFL/Teach Abroad Program Award on behalf of ITA in 2024.

ITA offers accredited TEFL certification classes online & in over 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. Since 2023, 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 Winner 2024

             GoAbroad Peoples Choice Award Winner 2024


In addition to winning the People's Choice Award, ITA also won the 2024 Innovative TEFL/Teach Abroad Program Award for the first time.

For our Innovative Teach Abroad Program submission, ITA highlighted its specialty Teaching Test Prep Skills course providing in-depth training on preparing students for English proficiency exams. Consistently innovating new tools and courses for our alumni and prospective students, this course is among a variety of advanced trainings that can be taken to enhance English teaching ability and confidence. Read more about ITA's specialty course offerings 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, 2023), Alumni Engagement (2017), Philanthropy (2016, 2021, 2022) 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 2024 GoAbroad Awards winners here. 

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