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October 2, 2015

In this Issue:

Forum to Offer Webinar on Proposed Education Abroad Legislation in New York State

On Friday, October 9 at 10 a.m. EST The Forum will offer a free member webinar to discuss the latest information on a proposal in New York State to draft legislation related to education abroad. State Senator Skartados’ office is seeking feedback on proposed legislation, and it is therefore an opportune time to share information and discuss this development.

Priority registration will be given to Forum members in New York State.
Register for the Webinar

Forum to Conduct Training for Ecuadorian Universities

In partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Quito and the Center for Interamerican Studies Foundation (CEDEI), The Forum is very pleased to be offering specialized training to Ecuadorian universities to assist them to expand their capacity to host U.S. students on their campuses. Training in the Standards of Good Practice will take place at CEDEI Foundation’s main office in Cuenca on November 17 and 18. The program is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Embassy in Quito and supports the U.S. government’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative.

Jill Dietrich, Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy, commented: “Ecuador has an immense untapped capacity to expand its reach as a choice destination for U.S. students, and to send students to study in the U.S. The Embassy has been working with universities in Ecuador since 2013 to increase their ability to send and receive students through strategic internationalization initiatives. We are pleased that The Forum will be offering this training as the next step in capacity building for Ecuadorian institutions.”
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Forum Storytellers Podcast:
Episode 2 Premieres Next Week

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.
Tune in next week for Episode 2: A Conversation with William W. Hoffa
Episodes will be posted to The Forum website and available on iTunes.

Pay Your 2015-16 Membership Dues Now!

Don’t let your institutional membership in The Forum lapse. To continue to receive the benefits and services that The Forum provides and to demonstrate your organization’s commitment to the Standards of Good Practice, pay your membership dues now!
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2014-2015 Annual Report Available

The Forum’s 2014-15 Annual Report is now available online! Learn about The Forum’s many activities, initiatives and accomplishments over the past year. Thank you to the many volunteers that contributed to The Forum’s success in 2014-15!
View the Annual Report

Mark Your Calendars Now for the 7th Annual Standards of Good Practice Institute

The Forum is pleased to announce that the 2016 Standards of Good Practice Institute: Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management is returning to Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. The Institute will convene on Thursday, June 23, 2016. Watch this space for more details.

Sponsorship Opportunity: The Closing Toast at the 12th Annual Conference

Sponsorships are an excellent way to show your organization’s support of The Forum’s mission. All sponsors and exhibitors will be recognized in the conference brochure, program and on The Forum website, providing maximum exposure. The conference will be held at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, GA, April 6-8, 2016.
Sponsorship Opportunities

Standards of Good Practice Workshops in Montclair, NJ

Two Forum workshops will be hosted by 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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European Colleagues: Register for Forum Workshops in Italy and Greece

This month The Forum will host workshops in Sorrento, Italy and Thessaloniki, Greece. Overview of the Standards of Good Practice and Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management (Standard 8) will be hosted by Sant’Anna Institute in Sorrento on October 20, and again by The American College of Thessaloniki on October 23.
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Dates and Deadlines:

Saturday, October 3: Standards Workshops in conjunction with PaCIE Conference
Monday, October 5: Forum workshop in Brattleboro, VT
Thursday, October 8: Workshop on Clery Act, VAWA, and Title IX in Chapel Hill, NC
Friday, October 16: Standards Workshops in Montclair, NJ
Tuesday, October 20: Standards Workshops in Sorrento, Italy
Friday, October 23: Standards Workshops in Thessaloniki, Greece
Monday, November 9: Standards Workshops in Chicago, IL
Monday, November 9: Standards Workshops in Towson, MD
Tuesday, November 17: Forum workshop in Reno, NV

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