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May 28, 2015
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Voting for Forum Council Election Ends June 1

The Forum Council election is currently open and will close at 5 p.m. EDT, Monday, June 1. All Institutional Representatives have received an email with a link to the online ballot.
To learn more about the candidates, read their statements. Didn’t receive an email ballot? Contact us:

Submit a Proposal to Host a Forum Workshop

In anticipation of planning the regional workshop schedule for the 2015-16 academic year, The Forum seeks proposals from potential host institutions. Workshops can be selected from a list of full- or half-day options that focus on The Forum’s Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad. Specific workshops also fulfill part of the curriculum requirements for The Forum's Professional Certification in Education Abroad Program, which provides colleagues with essential education and training and certifies that they are able to articulate and apply the Standards of Good Practice.
To be considered for the 2015-16 academic year, proposals must be submitted by May 31.
View the RFP

6th Annual Standards of Good Practice Institute

Stick around after the NAFSA Conference to attend The Forum's 6th Annual Standards of Good Practice Institute, Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management. The Institute will be held on Saturday, May 30 at MIT, and will feature expert presenters in the field of crisis planning and management. Participants will leave with the skills and resources needed to lead crisis planning training at their organization.
Learn More & Register

Welcome New Member

The Forum welcomes the following institutional member committed to the Standards of Good Practice:

Study Abroad Mendoza
Interested in membership:
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Standards of Good Practice Workshops at UW-Madison

Two Forum workshops will be hosted by the University of Wisconsin Madison on Monday, June 8. In the morning, join the Standards workshop on Student Learning, Development and Academic Framework (Standards 2 & 3) and bring into line the best academic intentions with meaningful education abroad experiences. The second Standards workshop will be offered in the afternoon and will focus on Student Selection, Preparation, Code of Conduct and Returning Support (Standards 4 & 5). Register for both workshops and save $50!
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Forum Workshop at Middlebury College: The Clery Act, VAWA and Title IX

The Forum will deliver a full-day workshop, U.S. Legislation Packs a Suitcase: The Clery Act, Title IX, VAWA & Related Obligations for Education Abroad, on Monday, July 13 at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. Co-sponsored by the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), this workshop will address implications for education abroad as a result of recent federal activity: the Violence Against Women Act; Title IX and the revision to the Handbook for the Clery Act.
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Dates and Deadlines:

Saturday, May 30: 6th Annual Standards of Good Practice Institute
Sunday, May 31: Deadline to submit regional workshop proposals
Monday, June 1: Voting closes for Forum Council election
Monday, June 8: Standards Workshops at UW-Madison
Friday, June 12: QUIP Peer Reviewer application deadline
Tuesday, June 30: Deadline for Undergraduate Research Award nominations
Monday, July 13: Forum workshop at Middlebury College

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