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July 07, 2016

In this Issue:

Reminder: Register Now for the 3rd European Conference in Athens, Greece

Planning on attending The Forum’s 3rd European Conference in Athens (October 5-7)? Take advantage of early bird registration savings, open through July 15.
Living Change: Education Abroad in 21st Century Europe (October 5-7) will address critical issues facing students and programs in contemporary Europe.
The Forum’s 3rd European Conference is hosted by CYA (College Year in Athens).
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European Conference Spotlight:

Post-Conference Workshop
After the Paris Attacks: Working with Students Facing the “New Normal”

Eero Jesurun (CIEE Madrid); Alexandra Mitchell (CEA France); Loren Ringer (Skidmore College France); Stacey Tsantir (DIS – Study Abroad in Scandinavia); Natalie Mello (The Forum on Education Abroad)

Grounded in The Standards, this workshop has been developed to expand upon The Forum’s January 2016 webinar on this topic.  The workshop will provide participants an opportunity to explore emergency preparedness in the current operational context of education abroad programs in Europe. Other topics addressed will include US federal regulations (Clery, Title IX, VAWA) and how European colleagues might consider these in their operations.
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New Clery Handbook Compliance

On June 23, 2016, The Department of Education issued an updated Clery Act Handbook: 

The handbook made significant changes to the requirements of the 2011 Handbook and other Department of Education guidance as applied to overseas study. In many ways, these changes will make Clery Act compliance very challenging for study abroad professionals. The Forum workshop in Dayton will be comprehensively updated to include all changes in the 2016 Handbook and will work through some of Department of Education’s new requirements. Department of Education expects all colleges to be in complete compliance by October 1, 2016, including using their new standards to analyze past data.

You can find details for The U.S. Legislation Packs a Suitcase: The Clery Act, Title IX, VAWA and Related Obligations for Education Abroad workshop, hosted by University of Dayton on August 31st, here:

13th Annual Forum Conference: Call for Proposals

The Forum’s 13th Annual Conference, "Creating and Sustaining the Education Abroad Continuum," will be held in Seattle, Washington, March 29-31, 2017, 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.

The deadline to submit session and workshop proposals is August 19, 2016.
Read the Call for Proposals

Professional Certification Accelerated Residency Offered in Europe

The Forum will offer its Professional Certification Accelerated Residency Program outside the U.S for the first time in Athens, Greece. The Program will take place from October 3-5, prior to this year's European Conference.  All six Standards of Good Practice Workshops will be offered over the course of three days; participants then return home to complete the Standards Assignments.

Accelerated Residency participants have a unique opportunity to learn from and collaborate with colleagues in a focused, intensive program to advance their professional credentials. The Accelerated Residency is open to all colleagues who are currently enrolled in the Professional Certification Program and new applicants who apply by August 1. Scholarships are available.

Thank You!

The Forum extends its sincere thanks to members cycling off of The Forum Council for their contributions to advancing The Forum’s mission and goals:

Brett Berquist, University of Auckland
Laurie Black, School for International Training (SIT)
Anne Haberkern, Portland Community College
Mark Lenhart, CET Academic Programs
Kelly McLaughlin, Yale University

The Council has elected Nick Gozik (Boston College) as the new Chair of the Council, and Alicia Stanley (Northwestern University) as the new Vice Chair.  The Forum thanks Kelly McLaughlin (Yale University) and Sarah Spencer (University of Saint Thomas), outgoing Chair and Vice Chair, respectively, for their work in leading the Council the past two years. 

To read more about The Forum Council, please visit:

Forum Awards for Students and Faculty

Nominate Your Students for the Award for Academic Achievement Abroad

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Award for Academic Achievement Abroad. The award (formerly called the Undergraduate Research Award) recognizes rigorous and significant academic projects that undergraduate students conduct as a part of education abroad programs. Award recipients will be invited to present their work at a plenary luncheon during The Forum’s 13th Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington.

Nomination deadline: August 31, 2016
Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design: Call for Submissions

The Forum’s Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design honors faculty who develop and implement innovative and effective education abroad curricula. It is the education abroad field’s only award presented to an individual or group of individuals for excellence in the design of an education abroad course.

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2016
Welcome New Members

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

Reed College
The University of Akron

Board of Regents - The University System of Georgia

Interested in membership:
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Upcoming Workshops

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:

Friday, 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
Monday, August 1: Deadline to register for Accelerated Residency in Athens, Greece
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
Thursday, September 15, 2016: Submission Deadline for the Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design
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