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February 11, 2016
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The Forum’s 3rd European Conference: Final Proposal Deadline is Tomorrow!

The deadline to submit session proposals for The Forum’s 3rd European Conference was extended to tomorrow, February 12. This is your last chance to submit a proposal!
The theme of the conference, Living Change: Education Abroad in 21st Century Europe, reflects the reality of the contemporary European experience and explores how U.S. education abroad defines Europe and how European education abroad partners define Europe to visiting U.S. students. The conference will be hosted by CYA (College Year in Athens) in Athens, Greece, October 5-7, 2016.
Read the Call for Proposals

Upcoming Vote on Bylaw Changes

Later this month Forum Institutional Representatives will be asked to adopt the proposed changes to The Forum’s bylaws as recommended by the Board of Directors. The proposed changes can be reviewed on The Forum website. Representatives should be on the lookout later this month for an email from The Forum that explains how to vote.

Brigham Young University Earns Recognition for Meeting Standards of Good Practice

The Forum is very pleased to announce that Brigham Young University recently received recognition for being in substantial conformity with the Standards of Good Practice by successfully completing The Forum’s Quality Improvement Program (QUIP).

The Forum’s Quality Improvement Program for Education Abroad is a rigorous process of self-study and peer review that recognizes institutions and organizations for meeting the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad while offering suggestions and recommendations for quality improvement.

Congratulations to Brigham Young University!
Learn More About QUIP

Annual Conference Spotlight:
Pre-Conference Workshop

From A to Z: Developing an Assessment Plan to Promote Student Learning and Development
Wednesday, April 6, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
New to developing an assessment plan? In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to conceptualize and implement an assessment plan. Special emphasis will be placed on the assessment process as a holistic and iterative process that relies on collaboration with other units on campus.
Register for this workshop via the conference registration form, or add them to your existing registration by sending an email to

Annual Conference Hotel

The Forum’s 12th Annual Conference will be held at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, GA. At this time, most nights of the conference are sold out at the conference hotel. We encourage you to call the Westin Peachtree Plaza to see if any nights have opened up. If they have not, there are a number of other hotels within walking distance. This list is provided as a research tool and is not an endorsement of any of the hotels by The Forum on Education Abroad.

Upcoming Workshops

Mission, Ethics & Integrity (Standards 1, 9 & The Code of Ethics) & Student Learning, Development and Academic Framework (Standards 2 & 3)
February 24, 2016
New York University, NY

Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management (Standard 8) & Student Learning, Development and Academic Framework (Standards 2 & 3)
March 8, 2016
Tennessee Board of Regents, Nashville, TN 
(limited spaces available)

Mission, Ethics & Integrity (Standards 1, 9 & The Code of Ethics) Program Resources, Policies & Procedures (Standards 6 & 7)
March 21, 2016
Arcadia University, The College of Global Studies, Glenside, PA

Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management (Standard 8) & Student Learning, Development and Academic Framework (Standards 2 & 3)
March 24, 2016
Florida Memorial University, Miami Gardens, FL
Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management (Standard 8)
March 31, 2016
The University of Tulsa, OK


Dates and Deadlines:

Friday, February 12: Extended proposal deadline for the 3rd European Conference
Wednesday, February 24: Standards Workshops in New York, NY
Tuesday, March 8: Standards Workshops in Nashville, TN
Monday, March 21: Standards Workshops in Glenside, PA
Thursday, March 24: Standards Workshops in Miami Gardens, FL
Thursday, March 31: Standards Workshop in Tulsa, OK
Wednesday, April 6: Pre-conference workshops in Atlanta, GA
Wednesday, April 6 - Friday, April 8: The Forum’s 12th Annual Conference
Saturday, April 9: Post-conference workshop in Atlanta, GA
Saturday, April 9: Fireside Dialogue on Inclusive Excellence
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