In this Issue:

Welcome New Members:

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

Amauta Spanish School

Indiana Wesleyan University

Pellissippi State Community College

Purdue University Calumet

Sewanee: The University of the South

Virginia Military Institute

For more information on joining the Forum, visit:

Dates and Deadlines

Friday, June 28
Forum Council election closes
Monday, July 1
Undergraduate Research Award nominations are due
10th Annual Conference: Call for Proposals announced

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Forum Council Election Closes Tomorrow

The 2013 Forum Council Election closes Friday, June 28, after which five new members will be elected to the Council. All Forum member Institutional Representatives have received an email ballot. To learn more about the following candidates, read their statements at
  • Brett Berquist (Michigan State University)
  • Laurie Black (SIT)
  • Gabriele Bosley (Bellarmine University)
  • Andrea Custodi* (The Alliance for Global Education)
  • Nick Gozik (Boston College)
  • Anne Haberkern (Portland Community College)
  • Megan Leff (IES Abroad)
  • Mark Lenhart (CET Academic Programs)
  • Mark Odenwelder (CEDEI)
*re-election for 2nd term
Votes will not be accepted after tomorrow, and the results of the election will be announced next week.

Nominations for Undergraduate Research Award Due July 1

The nomination deadline for the 2013 Undergraduate Research Award is Monday, July 1. This honor showcases undergraduate research that occurs as part of education abroad programs, and award recipients are invited (all expenses paid) to present their research at the annual Forum conference.
For full information and nomination forms, visit

Standards Institute on Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management

See what colleagues had to say about the 4th Annual Standards of Good Practice Institute, "Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management," that was hosted at the University of California, Santa Barbara on June 20, 2013.
“This year's Standards Institute truly went beyond the basics. By including speakers and planning committee members from outside the field there was added expertise, value and substance, nicely complementing the already strong contributions of Forum members. ”  Lili Batchelder, Lodestone Safety International
“The Institute is an opportunity for advanced-level learning and connecting with colleagues dealing with the same issues.”  Beth Kilinc, University of New Hampshire
“The Institute provided a valuable opportunity to bring sharp focus to critical issues and challenges.”  Jeannie B. Simmons, The Ohio State University
"The Standards Institute provided very practical information that can be implemented immediately.  This was one of the most interesting conferences I've been to in a while."  Nicole Tobin, Portland Community College
“Having attended the Forum on Education Abroad's "Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety, Security & Risk Management Institute," Anne and I were thrilled with the safety commitment we saw in all the participants.  The speakers, the sessions, and the discussions showed an intense desire to speed the journey toward elimination of safety risk in study abroad programs.  As parents who lost a daughter during a study abroad experience, we commend the mission of the Forum and the significant progress it has made to make our students safer.”  Anne and Charlie Schewe, Sara’s Wish Foundation

Annual Forum Conference: Sponsorships and Exhibitor Opportunities

Sponsorship, exhibitor, and advertising opportunities are now available to Forum members for the 10th Annual Forum Conference. The conference will be held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina in San Diego, CA, April 2-4, 2014.

Sponsorships are an excellent way to show your organization’s support of the Forum’s mission, and for the first time, the exhibit hall will be open for 2 days. All sponsors and exhibitors will be recognized in the conference brochure and program and on the Forum web site, providing maximum exposure. For more information or to take advantage of these opportunities, click here.

More information about the 2014 conference will be posted to as it becomes available.

AIFS/AIFS Foundation Special Collection

The Forum is pleased to announce that the first donation of materials to the AIFS/AIFS Foundation Special Collection has been received!  Please help us continue to build this excellent resource. We are currently accepting contributions, such as documents, correspondence, publications, manuscripts, photographs and other material relating to the history of U.S. education abroad from its beginnings until and including the 1990s.
This special collection of education abroad historical material will be housed within the Archives and Special Collections Department of Dickinson College, and was established with financial support from the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS) and the AIFS Foundation. It is the first-ever repository of materials that contribute to an understanding of the history and development of the field of education abroad in U.S. higher education. 

If you are interested in submitting materials to or have questions about the Special Collection, please contact Elizabeth Frohlich, Associate Director and ACLS Public Fellow, by e-mail at or by telephone at 717-245-1031.

*Photo credit: This issue's photo comes to us from Sant'Anna Institute-Sorrento Lingue.

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