In this Issue:

Conference Dates and Deadlines

Friday, August 16
Session and Workshop proposals are due

Thursday, October 31
Early-bird registration opens

Wednesday, December 4
Travel grant applications are due

Wednesday, December 11
Applications for Ron Koehn
Conference Grant Award
are due


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2014 Annual Conference: Call for Proposals

The Forum is pleased to announce "New and Emerging Paradigms for Education Abroad" as the theme for the Forum's Tenth Annual Conference in San Diego, April 2-4, 2014. 
 
Education abroad is undergoing dramatic change driven by unprecedented commitment from U.S. and other governments and higher education institutions; strong faculty involvement in program design and delivery; advances in e-learning applications; and more effective assessment efforts and data collection. What new models and perspectives are shaping the future of education abroad? How do we know that these models are effective, and benefit students, faculty, institutions, and host countries? What innovative approaches have been developed in program design, development, management, and assessment? How do evolving conceptual models increase our understanding of education abroad? The Forum’s Tenth Annual Conference will address these and other questions by examining new and emerging paradigms shaping the field.
 
Session and workshop proposals for the conference are now being accepted. For more information and to access the online forms, click here. The deadline to submit is August 16.
 
The Forum thanks the Conference Committee for its work in choosing the theme of the Annual Conference.
 
2014 Annual Conference Committee
Kristen Mallory, Claremont McKenna College (Chair)
Margaret Wiedenhoeft, Kalamazoo College (Past Chair)
Ines DeRomana, University of California Education Abroad Program
Jim Galvin, University of California San Diego
Nicole Tobin, Portland Community College
Mark Lenhart, CET Academic Programs
Emmeline Searson, University of Limerick
Trevor Goddard, Monash University
Karen Rodriguez, SIT




Forum Attends India–U.S. Higher Education Dialogue

Forum President and CEO Brian Whalen attended the India – U.S. Higher Education Dialogue in New Delhi, India on June 25. The U.S. delegation of 21 people was led by Secretary of State John Kerry, and included officials from the U.S. Departments of State and Education as well as higher education leaders.  The purpose of the Dialogue was to expand higher education cooperation and exchange between India and the U.S., and the Forum was asked to participate specifically to increase the numbers of U.S. students studying abroad in India.  Whalen has written a briefing on the Dialogue, which is available to Forum members here.




Forum Advocacy Alert: Funding for International Education and Foreign Language Studies

The Forum joined other members of the Coalition for International Education in signing joint letters to the House and Senate concerning the proposed 44% cut to Title VI and Fulbright-Hayes Programs for FY 2014. The Coalition is urging Congress to begin restoring Title VI and Fulbright-Hays by providing robust funding in FY 2014. Forum members may view the letters in the Standards Toolbox.





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