In this Issue:

Dates and Deadlines:

Tuesday, August 27
Early-bird registration deadline for Denver Workshops

Sunday, September 8
Early-bird registration deadline for Santa Clara workshop on Student Learning, Development and the Academic Framework of Education Abroad

Monday, September 16
Early-bird registration deadline for Standards Institute: Curriculum, Teaching and Education Abroad

Free member webinar on Standards Guidelines: Global Health Programs

Wednesday, September 18
Online demonstration of the Critical Incident Database

Thursday, September 26
Full-day workshop in Denver: Implications of the New Clery Handbook - What Does it Mean for Education Abroad?
Friday, September 27
Full-day workshop in Denver: Focus on Standard 8: Crafting Emergency Action Plans and Protocols

Friday, October 4
Full-day workshop in Santa Clara, CA: Student Learning, Development and the Academic Framework of Education Abroad
Thursday, October 10
Half-day workshop at PaCIE Conference: Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs

Monday, October 21
Free member webinar on Standards Guidelines: Institutional Relations

Half-day workshop at NAFSA Region III Conference: Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad
Thursday, October 31
Early-bird registration opens for Tenth Annual Conference

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The Forum’s Critical Incident Database: Now Available to Members

The Critical Incident Database (CID), a new tool for tracking critical incidents that occur while students are abroad, is now available for Forum member use! Download the application to participate at
If you missed this week’s demo, the Forum will present another online demonstration of how the CID can be used to track your institution/organization’s critical incidents and Clery data on Wednesday, September 18 at 12:00 p.m. (EDT). To register, please send an email request to

Fireside Dialogue: Mental Health Issues in Education Abroad

The Forum is pleased to offer a Fireside Dialogue to be held in conjunction with the 10th Annual Forum Conference in San Diego, CA in April 2014. "Mental Health Issues in Education Abroad” is intended for education abroad professionals seeking to understand issues that can affect students and how best to screen and respond when mental health becomes a concern. This Fireside Dialogue will bring together no more than 30 participants in an informal setting for in-depth collegial discussion that leads to practical solutions, which participants can then put into action. The leaders, Charlie Morse of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Cory Wallack of Syracuse University, both experts in issues of mental health for college students, will share their experience and expertise while engaging participants in an open, frank dialogue. They will be joined in facilitating this event by Brian Brubaker, director of education abroad at Dickinson College, and Mark Odenwelder, executive director of CEDEI Centers for Interamerican Studies in Cuenca, Ecuador. Application details coming soon.

Upcoming Forum Workshops

The Forum workshops being hosted at University of Colorado at Denver are filling up quickly, so don’t delay in registering! The two full-day workshops are being offered to help institutions and organizations understand Clery compliance and improve their emergency action plans and practices. The first workshop, Implications of the New Clery Handbook – What Does It Mean for Education Abroad, co-sponsored by the Forum and the National Association for College and University Attorneys (NACUA), will take place on Thursday, September 26. Expert presenters will discuss in depth the implications of changes to the Clery Handbook for the field of education abroad, and Clery-related reporting for all types of education abroad activity. The second workshop, Focus on Standard 8: Crafting Emergency Action Plans and Protocols, takes place the following day (Friday, September 27) and has only a few spaces left.

Following Denver, the Forum will be at Santa Clara University to offer a full-day workshop on October 4: Student Learning, Development and the Academic Framework of Education Abroad. This workshop will address Standards 2 and 3 of the Forum’s Standards of Good Practice. Registration for this workshop is now open!
Click here to view the full schedule of 2013-14 Forum workshops.

First Webinar in the Standards Guidelines Series

The first webinar in this Fall’s Standards Guidelines series is scheduled for September 16 at 12 p.m. (EDT). Open to Forum members only, the webinar will cover the Guidelines for Global Health Programs and is equally of interest to members who run Global Health Programs or who have students who participate in them. Tricia Todd, the Assistant Director at the University of Minnesota’s Health Careers Center, and Scott Daby, Program Director at the University of Minnesota’s Learning Abroad Center, both of whom were instrumental in developing the guidelines, will facilitate the session.

To register for any of the webinars in the Standards Guidelines series, send an email request to

Draft Guidelines Now Available for Public Comment

Draft guidelines for VIEW (Volunteer, Internship Experience and Work) Programs are now available for public review and comments. VIEW programs play an increasingly important role in higher education, and when these types of programs are offered abroad, the international context of the workplace and community raise considerations beyond those of the same activities in the home campus setting. The draft guidelines address these specific considerations.

The Forum invites anyone with expertise on or interest in these draft guidelines to review them and submit comments and suggestions to
Thanks and appreciation go to the many Forum members who have played a role in developing these guidelines, including the Forum’s Standards Committee, the VIEW Working Group, and participants in the working session at the Chicago annual conference.

The Forum Internship Connection

The Forum Internship Connection on LinkedIn connects education abroad offices and organizations seeking interns with students and recent graduates seeking internships. This subgroup is an online venue for Forum member institutions and organizations to post information on internship opportunities in the education abroad field.  It is also a place for students and recent graduates to learn of current internship opportunities in the field and to connect with potential employers.  Join today to find interns and internships for the 2013-2014 academic year!
Students from any institution are welcome to join; however, the use of this group to recruit interns is restricted to staff from Forum member institutions.

*Photo credit: This issue's photo comes to us from Lewis & Clark College.


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