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Dates and Deadlines

May 23, 2012
Nomination deadline for Forum Council candidates

May 25, 2012
Registration deadline for Standards of Good Practice Institute: Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety and Risk Management

Registration deadline for Forum/NACUA Clery Workshop

June 29, 2012
Nomination deadline for 2012 Undergraduate Research Awards

July 15, 2012
Session proposal deadline for Forum European Conference 

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Forum European Conference Details

The Forum is pleased to announce further details of its first European Conference to be convened at University College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland, December 5-7, 2012.  Information on registration, schedule, price, and conference events is now available on the Forum web site at
The conference, “Reinventing the European Experience: Culture, Politics and Diversity in U.S. Education Abroad,” will seek to understand how a changing and evolving Europe creates new realities for U.S. education abroad.  The conference will address the interests of education abroad administrators and faculty who work and teach in Europe, as well as colleagues from the U.S. and other continents who work with European programs and universities. The common goal of the conference will be to share ideas for model practices for U.S. education abroad in Europe, including program design and curriculum, teaching, and a wide range of administrative issues and topics.
The deadline for submitting session proposals is July 15, 2012.

Spotlight on Post-Conference Workshops

The Forum’s workshops provide valuable training for colleagues through small-group, in-depth explorations of key topics. Two half-day workshops will be offered following the European Conference in Dublin, “An Introduction to the Forum's Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad,” and “QUIP Peer Reviewer Training.”  Both workshops are highly interactive and will utilize group exercises, roundtable work and case studies.  The Standards of Good Practice workshop will explore all aspects of the Forum’s Standards: the context for the Standards; the structure and content of the Standards; and case studies that will serve as an opportunity to apply the Standards in real-world situations.  The Quip Peer Reviewer Training workshop offers a thorough analysis of the Forum’s Quality Improvement Program (QUIP) and participation is a prerequisite for serving as a QUIP peer reviewer.

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Join the Fireside Dialogue: Issues and Topics for On-Site Resident Directors

Join colleagues after the European Conference in Dublin for a special Fireside Dialogue for on-site resident directors, addressing  the topics and issues of interest to colleagues holding these essential positions. The agenda of this Fireside Dialogue will be driven by the interests and concerns articulated by the participants in advance. The Forum’s Fireside Dialogues bring colleagues together to explore topics in extended discussions, sharing experience, knowledge and opinion in open dialogue. Over the course of a full day, in facilitated sessions, over a meal, and in the spaces between, a Fireside Dialogue allows for the free flow of ideas that doesn’t always fit into the time constraints of a conference session or workshop.

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Sponsorship Opportunities Available for European Conference

The Forum is pleased to offer its members sponsorship opportunities for the European Conference. Sponsorships are an excellent way to show your organization’s support of the Forum’s mission. The European Conference is intentionally smaller in scale and shorter in duration than the Forum’s annual conference, and the sponsorship opportunities are more limited than those of the annual conference. Online reserving of sponsorships will be  open to all Forum members beginning Monday, April 23 at 8:00 a.m. EST (New York). Full information, including the link to online reservations, is available at:

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