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October 8, 2015
 
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3rd European Conference: Call for Proposals


The Forum is pleased to announce the theme of its 3rd European Conference: "Living Change: Education Abroad in 21st Century Europe." The conference will be hosted by CYA (College Year in Athens) in Athens, Greece, October 5-7, 2016.

Europe is ever-evolving, redefining itself as a community of nations, as a shared economic entity, as a source of common cultural capital. Contemporary Europe is facing enormous pressures of social, political and financial crises, to an extent not witnessed since World War II. U.S. students confronting this moment in European history are living through a time of change and transformation.

The theme of The Forum on Education Abroad’s 3rd European conference explores how U.S. education abroad defines Europe, and how European education abroad partners define Europe to visiting U.S. students, so that students may appreciate the past, understand the present and anticipate the future of the most popular education abroad destination.

Session and workshop proposals are now being accepted via the online form. The deadline to submit is January 29, 2016.
Read the Full Call for Proposals
The Forum thanks the Conference Committee for its work in choosing the theme of the European Conference:
  • Alexis Phylactopoulos, CYA (Chair)
  • Laurie Black, SIT
  • Anne-Marie Bruner-Tracey, University of East Anglia
  • Wedigo de Vivanco, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Lisa Fleury, Vassar Wesleyan Program in Paris
  • Trevor Goddard, Monash University
  • Thomas Kelley, Arcadia University
  • Tarek Kouatly, American College of Thessaloniki
  • Rich Kurtzman, Barcelona Study Abroad Experience
  • Sara López-Selga, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2nd European Conference Chair)
  • Lynn Neddo, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Kathleen Paul, Florida State University London
  • Pia Schneider, Iowa State University
  • Theoni Scourta, CYA

Forum Storytellers Podcast:
Episode 2 is Now Available!


Whenever education abroad professionals gather, we learn from each other through the experiences we share and stories we tell. Forum Storytellers is a project to preserve the stories of education abroad, and share them with colleagues – past, present and future.
 
An education abroad colleague who has served the field in innumerable ways, William W. Hoffa is perhaps best known in the education abroad field as the author of A History of U.S. Study Abroad: Beginnings to 1965, and as an editor of A History of U.S. Study Abroad: 1965-Present. Listen as he discusses his life in education abroad with his friend and colleague, Kathleen Sideli.
 
Learn more and stream this episode on The Forum’s website
 
Subscribe to Forum Storytellers podcast on iTunes

Professional Certification Accelerated Residency at Texas Christian University


Are you short on time or want to maximize travel funds? The Forum is hosting an Accelerated Residency Program at Texas Christian University, January 20-22, 2016. Professional Certification participants can attend all six Standards of Good Practice Workshops over the course of three days, then return home to complete the Standards Assignments. This is a unique opportunity to learn from and collaborate with colleagues in a focused, intensive program to advance your professional credentials. The application deadline is November 15Scholarships are available.
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Standards of Good Practice Workshops in Montclair, NJ


There is still time to register for Standards Workshops at Montclair State University on Friday, October 16. In the morning, join Program Resources, Policies & Procedures (Standards 6 & 7) and receive training on how to align your organization’s policies with available resources. The second Standards workshop will be offered in the afternoon and will focus on Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management (Standard 8). Participants will engage in a variety of activities and discussions designed to focus on these particular issues. Register for both workshops and save $50!
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November 9: Standards of Good Practice Workshops in Chicago, IL and Towson, MD


Two Forum workshops will be hosted by Illinois Institute of Technology on Monday, November 9, in Chicago, IL. Overview of the Standards of Good Practice will be offered in the morning. In the afternoon, join Program Resources, Policies & Procedures (Standards 6 & 7) and receive training on how to align your organization’s policies with available resources. Register for both workshops in Chicago and save $50!
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Also on November 9, two Standards of Good Practice Workshops will be hosted by Towson University in Maryland. In the morning, join the Standards workshop on Student Selection, Preparation, Code of Conduct and Returning Support (Standards 4 & 5). The second Standards workshop will be offered in the afternoon and will focus on Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management (Standard 8). Participants will engage in a variety of activities and discussions designed to focus on these particular issues. Register for both workshops in Towson and save $50!
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Crafting Emergency Action Plans and Protocols


The Forum will deliver the workshop, Focus on Standard 8: Crafting Emergency Action Plans and Protocols, on Tuesday, November 17, hosted by University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) in Reno, Nevada. The goal of this workshop is to assist participants in developing custom plans and protocols in accordance with Standard 8 of The Forum’s Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad. The workshop includes interactive exercises, much discussion and an opportunity to create and critique different aspects of emergency action protocols. Participants will discuss common health and safety concerns and learn how the Standards of Good Practice support their own program management and goals.
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Welcome New Member

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

Auburn University

Interested in membership:
Join The Forum

Dates and Deadlines:


Friday, October 16: Standards Workshops in Montclair, NJ
Tuesday, October 20: Standards Workshops in Sorrento, Italy
Monday, November 9: Standards Workshops in Chicago, IL
Monday, November 9: Standards Workshops in Towson, MD
Sunday, November 15: Deadline to apply for Accelerated Residency in January
Tuesday, November 17: Forum workshop in Reno, NV
Thursday, December 3: Standards Workshops in Tampa, FL

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