In this Issue:
Dates and Deadlines
Friday, March 4
Institutional and Program Resources Survey closes
Wednesday, March 6
Regular registration ends for the Ninth Annual Conference

Thursday, March 7
Full-day workshop at Providence College: Focus on Standard 8: Crafting Emergency Protocols and Procedures

Thursday, March 14
Free webinar for members: Understanding the Standards of Good Practice – Standard 8: Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management

Wednesday, April 3
Standards of Good Practice Institute in Chicago: Ethics and Integrity in Education Abroad

Wednesday, April 3 - Friday, April 5
The Forum's Ninth Annual Conference in Chicago, IL

Friday, April 5 - Saturday, April 6
Post-conference Fireside Dialogue: Language Learning and Education Abroad
Wednesday, May 8
Full-day workshop in Austin, TX: Code of Ethics for Education Abroad and the Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs
Thursday, May 9
Half-day workshop in Florence, Italy: Standard 7: Organizational and Program Resources

Click here for more Forum events.

Ninth Annual Forum Conference:
Regular Registration Ends on March 6

There is less than one week left to register for the Forum’s Ninth Annual Conference at the regular registration rate, after which late fees will apply. The conference, “Moving Beyond It Was Great: Student Learning and Development in Education Abroad,” will take place in Chicago, Illinois, April 3-5, 2013 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers.

Register now!

New Conference Feature: Job and Resume Postings

Recruiting for a job opening? Interested in a new position? The Forum has dedicated on-site space during the Annual Conference in Chicago for job and candidate seekers to post job descriptions and file resumes. This space will be open during conference hours Wednesday through Friday, April 3-5. Check your conference program for official times. Communication between parties will be the responsibility of conference attendees.

Institutional and Program Resources Survey Deadline Extended to Monday, March 4

The Forum has received a number of requests to extend the deadline for the Institutional and Program Resources Survey. To accommodate these we will keep the surveys open through Monday, March 4.
Some members have reported glitches with their survey links. Please email us at and we will be happy to troubleshoot.

Standard 8 Workshop at Providence College

The Forum on Education Abroad will host a full-day workshop, Focus on Standard 8: Crafting Emergency Protocols and Procedures, on Thursday, March 7th at Providence College. This workshop will train participants to assess and improve programs they either operate, or to which they send students, by focusing on issues surrounding health and safety. The goal is to assist participants in developing custom protocols and procedures in accordance with Standard 8 of the Forum’s Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad. Facilitated by Natalie Mello, the Forum’s Executive Director of Member Services and Training, the workshop will include interactive exercises based on case studies. Participants will discuss different aspects of handling common health and safety concerns, and understand how the Standards of Good Practice support their own program management and goals. Click here for more details, or register now.

Call for Potential Workshop Hosts

Thanks to the generosity of our host members, this year the Forum has been able to make Forum training opportunities more accessible by offering regional workshops around the U.S. and overseas. During the 2012-2013 year, twenty workshops were held in sixteen different locations around the world. In anticipation of planning the Forum’s regional workshop schedule for the 2013-2014 academic year, we are seeking nominations from potential host institutions.

If your institution or organization would like to host a regional workshop, please click here for more details. To be considered for the 2013-14 academic year, please respond before May 1, 2013.

Upcoming Forum Workshops in Texas and Italy

Full day workshop: Code of Ethics for Education Abroad and the Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs
Date: May 8, 2013 (9am-4pm)
Location and Host: Austin, TX; Academic Programs International (API)
Facilitators: Natalie Mello (The Forum on Education Abroad) and David Shallenberger (SIT Study Abroad)
Register: here
Half-day workshop: Standard 7: Organizational and Program Resources
Date: May 9, 2013 (2-6pm)
Location and Host: Florence, Italy; Syracuse University Florence
Facilitator: Brian Whalen (Forum on Education Abroad)
Register: here
For a complete list of Forum workshops and training opportunities, visit:

Videos from European Conference Now Available!

Video footage from the Forum’s First European Conference, held December 5-7, 2012, in Dublin, Ireland, is now available on the Forum’s website. View video of the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, giving his welcome address at the opening reception. Also see footage with conference highlights and commentary from President and CEO of the Forum, Brian Whalen. Both videos can be viewed here.

*Photo credit: This issue's photo comes to us from CEDEI: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's Student Teaching program in Cuenca, Ecuador.
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