Innovation in Philanthropy Winner: Pangea Publishing!

Each year at the National NAFSA Conference, GoAbroad holds Innovation Awards to highlight the incredible work being done in the international education world. As much as we applaud all of the incredible winners, we are so proud and excited to share that our partner, Pangea Educational Development, won the Innovation in Philanthropy award for their project Pangea Publishing! WOO! What…

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How to Make 2018 Your Most Service-Oriented Year Ever

3 Tips for Getting Active & Engaged in Your Community Through Service This Year   Over the past year, we have seen a global swell of inspiring young people activating and gravitating toward a variety of issues—politics, environment, human rights— which is an amazing phenomenon that is creating meaningful, real change around the world. We’re excited to see even more…

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Judy Cook: A Woman of Hope

This #GivingTuesday, the GoAbroad Foundation has the amazing opportunity to not only work with Hope Home, but also personally connect with the wonderful woman who started it all!  Superhero, Judy Cook is here to take us on a beautiful journey, and share with us how Hope Home started and walk us through what it has blossomed into today. What inspired…

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Hope Home: A World of Opportunities in the Land of Smiles

Thai girl

Ahhhh, the holiday season ‘tis upon us. You know what that means? Time for lots of fun, food, family, and giving! This year we are pleased, and oh so excited, to present to you our #GivingTuesday Campaign – Me, Myself, & Thai. To make this year’s #GivingTuesday extra special, we’ve joined forces with Hope Home in Chiang Mai, Thailand to create…

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How to Stop Watching & Start Doing

Sometimes we fall into the cyclical trap of thinking our contribution is so teeny-tiny in the grand scheme of things that we don’t bother. But what if everyone thought that way? Nobody would be helping, and the world would be suffering much more than it is already. A stinky thought, right? Excuses, Excuses, Excuses So, now I ask you, do…

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Announcing Our Capture Kindness Photo Contest Winner

Volunteer with a local woman in Burkina Faso

Capturing Kindness Among Us Taking a specific moment and being able to freeze frame it on camera can tell a story long after the precious snippet of time has dissipated. La’Nita Johnson, winner of our Capture Kindness Photo Contest, has not only shared with us beauty through pictures, but has also blessed us with sharing the beauty of her experiences…

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4 Indigenous Initiatives That Are Changing the World

Tsaatan Shaman

There’s a lot of creative and powerful work being led by indigenous groups around the world. However, these efforts rarely receive the attention they deserve. Marginalized and underfunded, many indigenous groups are fighting just to survive and preserve their land, culture, and way of life. Others are working to increase national and global recognition of their culture or ensure equitable…

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The 2nd Annual Global Give Fundraiser

Global Give Fundraiser promo image 2017

Last year we launched our Annual Scholarship Program, thanks to the generous fundraising efforts of Athena Study Abroad. Back at it again this year at NAFSA, here’s a little more about Athena Study Abroad, their fundraising efforts, and the energetic woman that makes everything they do possible — Stacy McKay Benander. You and your husband co-founded Athena Study Abroad to provide…

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