2021 Community Choice Awards

What are the Community Choice Awards?

We created the Go Overseas Community Choice Awards to recognize the best travel organizations and providers in the world. We're so glad to be able to celebrate these providers' outstanding achievements, especially after such a difficult year for our industry. We host over 13,000 providers on Go Overseas, which means we had thousands of reviews to consider for the awards! Winners were chosen by our strong community of travelers, based solely on their program reviews.

Meet The Winners

We broke the winners down into the 8 categories we’ve used to organize Go Overseas: Study, Volunteer, Teach, Intern, Gap Year, High School, Language Schools, and TEFL. Each section deserved its own article. Read on below.

GOCCA Study 2021

Study Abroad

GOCCA Volunteer 2021

Volunteer Abroad

GOCCA Teach 2021

Teach Abroad

GOCCA Intern 2021

Internships Abroad

GOCCA Gap 2021

Gap Year Abroad


TEFL Courses


High School Abroad

GOCCA Language 2021

Language Schools

How We Scored Programs for the 2021 Go Overseas Community Choice Awards

To find the best providers on Go Overseas, we looked at every review left on the site between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021. Any provider who received five or more reviews was considered.

To choose the Overall Best Providers, we looked at the average scores each provider received across all their programs and categories. First, we averaged each provider's scores, then weighted the score based on the number of reviews they received.

We then looked at each of the review categories and the average scores each provider received. The provider with the best score in each category won that award. Providers who won the Overall Best award were not eligible to win a category award.

Questions about these awards? Email us.