In this Issue:

Welcome New Members

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

Swarthmore College

For more information on joining the Forum, visit:

Dates and Deadlines

Wednesday, August 22
Chicago: Full-day Workshop on the Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs

Friday, August 24
Session and workshop proposal deadline for 2013 annual conference
Tuesday, August 28
Free webinar for members: Understanding the Standards of Good Practice – Standard 1: Mission

Friday, August 31
Application deadline: Dublin Fireside Dialogue

Sunday, September 9
Registration deadline for the Indianapolis workshop

Thursday, September 13 
Indianapolis: workshop on the Forum's Code of Ethics for Education Abroad

Friday, September 28
Registration deadline for the Cuenca workshop
Friday, October 5
Cuenca:  workshop on the Forum’s Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad

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Reminder: Proposal Deadline for 2013 Annual Conference

The deadline for submitting session and workshop proposals for the 9th Annual Forum Conference in Chicago is this Friday, August 24. The Forum is interested especially in session proposals that challenge assumptions about how students learn and develop abroad, and that encourage debate and discussion about new conceptual models and best practice approaches, so that faculty, administrators, sending and host institutions, and programs may better understand and support students. The Call for Proposals can be read here:

Best Practices in Curriculum Design and Teaching Abroad

The Forum is asking its members for assistance in identifying best practices in curriculum design and teaching abroad. The goal of this initiative is to compile resources that will assist member institutions in advancing their efforts to develop education abroad curricula and teaching methods. Resources are expected to include interviews with faculty, sample syllabi and course descriptions, program profiles, and standardized information sheets. Initially, the Forum is seeking information in the following areas:
·         Language learning
·         Global health science programs;
·         Service, internship and volunteering;
·         Pre-departure and re-entry courses;
·         Study abroad as a requirement for a degree or major;
·         Courses or programs that combine domestic off-campus
          study with study abroad.
If your institution or organization is a Forum member and has designed effective education abroad programs and courses, or has employed innovative teaching approaches and methods in these areas, please submit this information to Elizabeth Frohlich, Associate Director, at

First Free Webinar on the Standards of Good Practice

The first webinar in the “Understanding the Standards of Good Practice” series is scheduled for August 28 at 1 p.m. (EDT). Open to Forum members only, the webinar will cover the content of Standard One of the Forum’s Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad,  and will be facilitated by Kristen Mallory, Director of the Office of Off-Campus Study at Claremont McKenna College. 

“Understanding the Standards” is a time- and cost-effective way to introduce new staff to the Standards, or to refresh the knowledge of current staff.  Each webinar is expected to last one hour.
For a full schedule see:
To register, email:

Upcoming Workshop in Indianapolis

The Forum is pleased to offer a three hour workshop, The Code of Ethics for Education Abroad, on September 13th at the Omni Hotel in Indianapolis, IN in conjunction with IFSA-Butler’s National Advisors Council Conference. This workshop is designed to assist participants in understanding and applying the Forum’s Code of Ethics for Education Abroad, by using the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad along with the Code to focus specifically on issues surrounding ethics and integrity.

More information on this workshop can be found at: The deadline to register is September 9.

Standards of Good Practice Workshop in
Cuenca, Ecuador

The Forum is pleased to announce a full-day workshop to be held in Cuenca, Ecuador on October 5th, designed to provide expert training in the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad with a focus on Standard 8: Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management. Utilizing case studies and issues of concern to Ecuadorian and South American universities and organizations, this workshop will offer guidance in building capacity to receive more U.S. study abroad students; ensuring quality in areas such as academic programming, student conduct, resources and personnel and policies and procedures; and examining capabilities at participants’ respective universities or organizations. Please visit
for additional information or to register.
For a complete list of Forum workshops and training opportunities, visit:

Call for Student Photos

Each issue of The Forum News features a student photo from one of our member institutions. We encourage our members to continue submitting photos of students engaged in learning abroad for use in our newsletter. Many of our members have annual photo contests, and this is a great way to showcase these visual highlights from your students. Photos should be 600 pixels wide by no more than 400 pixels tall, and have a strong horizontal orientation. The institution or organization will receive photo credit if its photo is used.

See for full specifications and submission instructions.

*Photo credit: This issue's photo comes to us from the University of Minnesota's International Program in Toledo, Spain.
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