In this Issue:
Welcome New Members:

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

California State University - Long Beach

Regis College

For more information on joining the Forum, visit: http://www.forumea.org/
memberservices.cfm
.
Dates and Deadlines:

Tuesday, November 19
Standards Institute: Curriculum, Teaching and Education Abroad

Monday, November 25
Fireside Dialogue application deadline: Mental Health Concerns in Education Abroad
 
Friday, November 29
Standards Institute session proposal deadline: Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management
 
Wednesday, December 4
Travel grant application deadline for Tenth Annual Forum Conference
 
Friday, December 13
Full-day workshop at VCU: Student Learning, Development and the Academic Framework of Education Abroad

Friday, January 31
Early-bird registration deadline for Tenth Annual Forum Conference

Thursday, February 27
Full-day workshop in Indianapolis: Developing Supportive Programs & Improving Student Experiences Abroad

Click here for more Forum events.
View the Forum's
2012-13 Annual Report:

 
  Best viewed in Chrome,
  Firefox or Internet Explorer
  10.0

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.

Registration 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.

Click here 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.

Click here to register!.



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.
 
Click here 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.
Copyright © 2013 The Forum on Education Abroad, All rights reserved.