Announcing the 2022 Finalists for The Forum’s Award for Advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through Education Abroad

Dickinson College, IES Abroad, Temple University, and University of Virginia have been selected as the 2022 finalists of The Forum on Education Abroad’s Award for Advancing the UN SDGs through Education Abroad, sponsored by Authentica.

Nominees were ranked based on their implementation of the guidelines for Advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through Education Abroad over the past academic year, and four finalists were chosen. The winner of the 2022 Award will be announced during The Forum’s 19th Annual Conference, which will take place on March 14-15, 2023, virtually, and March 22-24 in Seattle, Washington.

About this year’s finalists

Read what members of the committee had to say about each of our finalists:

  • Dickinson College

“With an elaborate framework for incorporating the UN Sustainable Development Goals into its vast array of global learning opportunities, Dickinson College has once again demonstrated its commitment to responsible international partnerships that serve to empower climate justice efforts and open students’ eyes to the important role of environmental issues in international education.”

  • IES Abroad

“IES Abroad continues to demonstrate leadership in the field through its Global Good Commitment, a comprehensive framework for advancing sustainability, equity, and human flourishing throughout its programs and operations. The thoroughness of these efforts is deserving of recognition and replication.”

  • Temple University

“The Education Abroad and Overseas Campuses at Temple University has partnered not only with their own Office of Sustainability and global campuses, but other international education offices in partner institutions to share resources, develop new strategies, and co-present on current sustainability efforts. Temple’s newest effort is shown in the Global Green Grants, which funds students to implement a sustainability project in one of Temple’s global campuses during their semester abroad.”

  • University of Virginia

“The University of Virginia has made significant progress towards advancing the SDGs in a relatively short time, leveraging partnerships across campus and across the state to incorporate sustainability initiatives into education abroad operations and program design. Their collaborations with their Multicultural Student Services Office and peer institutions in their region are particularly noteworthy.”


More details about the Award

Our Award for Advancing the UN SDGs through Education Abroad honors member institutions and organizations whose education abroad programs promote economic, environmental, and social sustainability. By recognizing members who have made significant progress towards the SDGs, The Forum hopes to inspire the field to contribute to a more sustainable future for all.

This is the second year that the Award for Advancing the UN SDFs through Education Abroad are being offered. Our 2021 inaugural Award recipient was Penn State Global. To be considered for the award, applicants must be Forum member institutions or organizations in good standing.

Special thanks to Authentica for sponsoring the Award! Learn more about the Award for Advancing the UN SDGs through Education Abroad.