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June 9, 2016

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13th Annual Forum Conference:
 Call for Proposals

The Forum is pleased to announce the theme of its 13th Annual Conference: "Creating and Sustaining the Education Abroad Continuum." The conference will be held in Seattle, Washington, March 29-31, 2017.

The Forum’s Thirteenth Annual Conference focuses on the student’s education abroad experience.

Ideally, the education abroad experience is a continuum that begins long before the student arrives in the host country and carries on after their return, integrating the academic and experiential, supported by fair policies and ethical programming. While this ideal of a continuum may not be the reality for all students, education abroad can take practical steps toward achieving it.

Read the full Call for Proposals.

Session proposals are now being accepted via an online form. The deadline to submit is August 19, 2016.

The Forum thanks the Conference Committee for its work in choosing the theme of the Annual Conference.

2017 Conference Committee
Sue Jackson, Whitworth University (Chair)
Lee Sternberger, James Madison University (Past Chair)
Michelle Durán-Ruiz, Spanish Studies Abroad
Jim Forkin, University of California, Davis
Anne Haberkern, Portland Community College
Jennifer Hamlow, Portland State University
Barbara Hoffman, Whitman College
Grace Johnson, The Ohio State University
Jonathan Kaplan, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Chris Lawrance, University of Sydney
Gina Lopardo, Seattle University
Peter Moran, University of Washington
Alex Neff, Accès Study Abroad
Lisa Sapolis, Colgate University
Jewell Winn, Tennessee State University
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Congratulations to the New Forum Council Members!

The Forum is pleased to announce that the following colleagues have been elected or reelected to the Forum Council:
Tracey Bradley, Tennessee Consortium for International Students/Pellissippi State Community College
Brian Brubaker, The Pennsylvania State University
Maritheresa Frain, CIEE
Nick Gozik, Boston College [reelection]
Uttiyo Raychaudhuri, Clemson University
Alicia Stanley, Northwestern University
The new Council members will begin their terms on July 1, and join Council colleagues in mid-July for the Forum Council’s summer meeting.  Welcome, and we look forward to working with you!

Explore the Education Abroad Digital Resource Center, a Collaboration with The New York Times in Education

The recently launched Education Abroad Digital Resource Center highlights the creative ways that education abroad faculty and professionals use the high-quality journalism and rich, interactive content of The New York Times to enhance student learning while keeping in touch with news from home. Visit the EADRC now for inspiration on how to incorporate The New York Times into your curriculum or to share your own ideas with fellow Forum members.
Visit the EADRC

3rd European Conference: Session Spotlight

The Dark Side of Europe: Grappling with Difficult Topics While Studying Abroad
Deivida Vandzinskaite (DIS – Study Abroad in Scandinavia); Scott Carpenter (Carleton College); Amy Muse (University of St. Thomas)

This session explores education abroad’s best practices in the context of the current European migrant crisis. We invite participants to discuss various ways of engaging students in meaningful travel experiences and to reflect on the challenges and opportunities involved in helping students understand the unpleasant, dark and unglorified side of current events.
For your convenience, the deadline for Early Bird Registration has been extended to July 15.
More Information

Host a Forum Workshop at Your Organization!

The Forum seeks Forum member institutions and organizations to host workshops during the 2016-17 academic year.  Hosts may choose from one full-day or two half-day workshops that focus on The Forum’s Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad. Host benefits include complimentary workshop registrations, recognition on The Forum’s website and in social media, and bringing high-quality training right to your doorstep.
The Forum is pleased to announce that another full day workshop has been added to the menu from which to choose: From A to Z: Developing an Assessment Plan to Promote Student Learning and Development.

The Forum seeks diverse hosts, both in the U.S. and abroad, from all types of Forum member institutions and organizations. Contact for more information. 
Proposals must be submitted by June 13.
View the RFP

The Forum Focus – June 2016

The June 2016 issue of The Forum Focus is available. This issue includes the following short articles:
  • “What is the Importance of the Insurance Claims Data Report? A Look Behind the Scenes,” by Brian Whalen, Forum President and CEO
  • “Perspectives on the Profession,” by William Gertz, President and CEO, AIFS, and Kris Holloway, President, CISabroad
  • “Education Abroad is Inaccessible and Our Administrative Systems Might Be Part of the Problem,” by Lily Lopez-McGee, George Mason University
  • Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, A Valuable Resource to Add to Your Toolbox,” by Amelia J. Dietrich, Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow and Assistant Director for Digital Resources, The Forum on Education Abroad, Assistant Editor of Frontiers
The Forum welcomes responses to the articles, ideas for future topics, and submissions. Please send correspondence and submissions to:

The Forum at the Global Internship Conference

In Boston for the Global Internship Conference June 15-17? Stop by The Forum's table in the exhibit hall to learn more about member services and benefits and speak with Forum staff. The Forum's Guidelines for VIEW Programs will be featured in a session on Thursday, June 16.

Upcoming Workshops

Overview of the Standards of Good Practice & Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management (Standard 8)
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA

U.S. Legislation Packs a Suitcase: The Clery Act, Title IX, VAWA and Related Obligations for Education Abroad
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
University of Dayton, OH


Dates and Deadlines:

Monday, June 13: Deadline to submit a proposal to host a Forum workshop
Wednesday, June 15: Deadline to apply for European Conference travel grants
Thursday, June 16: Standards Workshops in Monterey, CA
Thursday, July 15: Early-bird registration ends for the 3rd European Conference in Athens
Friday, July 22: Early-bird registration ends for Clery, Title IX, and VAWA Workshop in Dayton, OH
Friday, August 19: Session/Workshop Proposal Deadline for the 13th Annual Conference
Wednesday, August 31: Clery, Title IX and VAWA Workshop in Dayton, OH
Wednesday, August 31: Nomination Deadline for the Award for Academic Achievement Abroad

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