Next Week: Standards Institute on Curriculum, Teaching and Education Abroad
The Forum is looking forward to welcoming over 100 attendees to its Standards of Good Practice Institute
on “Curriculum, Teaching and Education Abroad,” hosted by the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis on Tuesday, November 19.
The Institute will feature the presentation of the Forum’s first Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design
and an opening session with award winner, Alice Layton; lunch plenary
with Professor Akosua Obuo Addo, in which she discusses the quality of education abroad programs as being directly linked to how pre-departure orientation, in-country, and re-entry programs are connected in pedagogical practice; concurrent sessions
that will address an array of approaches to curriculum design and teaching in education abroad; and an evening reception during which attendees can continue conversations and network with colleagues.
for the Institute will remain open until Tuesday!
Fireside Dialogue on Mental Health Concerns in Education Abroad
The Forum is pleased to offer a Fireside Dialogue for education abroad professionals to be held in conjunction with the 10th Annual Forum Conference in San Diego, CA, in April 2014. “Mental Health Concerns in Education Abroad” is intended for education abroad professionals seeking to understand mental health concerns that can impact students abroad and how institutions can best prepare for and respond to these concerns. This Fireside Dialogue will bring together no more than 30 participants in an informal setting for a full day of facilitated, collegial discussion.
for more information and to submit an application to participate. Applications will be accepted through November 25.
Don’t miss this deadline as applications are already pouring in!
Call for Proposals: Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management
The Forum is accepting session proposals for the 5th Standards of Good Practice Institute
on "Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management." The Institute will be held at the University of Denver on June 20, 2014, immediately preceding the Annual Conference of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) in Denver, CO.
For more information, and to submit a proposal, click here
. Proposals are due by November 29
Forum Workshop at Virginia Commonwealth University
The Forum is pleased to announce that Virginia Commonwealth University will host a full-day workshop on “Student Learning, Development and the Academic Framework of Education Abroad” on Friday, December 13. This workshop focuses on Standards
2 and 3 and will help participants identify resources, design programming, and apply the Standards
to real-world situations through discussion and analysis of case studies. Participants will address critical issues often introduced by colleagues in higher education who are unfamiliar with the importance of tying these two areas together in education abroad.
Workshop on Developing Supportive Programs & Improving Student Experiences Abroad
The Forum is pleased to announce a workshop to address Standards
4 and 5 of the Forum's Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad
, “Developing Supportive Programs & Improving Student Experiences Abroad,” which will take place on Thursday, February 27, 2014, in conjunction with IFSA-Butler’s National Advisor’s Council Conference in Indianapolis, IN.
This workshop focuses on Student Selection, Preparation, Code of Conduct and Returning Support and will help participants to identify resources and design programming to assist in this effort. Time will be devoted to the presentation and explanation of a comprehensive judicial screening process. Participants will critically examine different preparation and returning support models and will develop strategies to improve upon them so that they might be useful in their specific context.
for more information and to register.
Annual Conference Exhibit Hall
The Forum has extended its Exhibit Hall hours for the Tenth Annual Conference
in San Diego and only 10 exhibit tables remain open! Don’t delay—go to www.forumea.org/sponsorshipsSD14.cfm
to reserve a table before they are gone. Available to Forum members ONLY
*Photo credit: This issue's photo comes to us from
Dickinson College in Cameroon.