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Upcoming Forum Workshop in Chicago: August 22

On August 22nd the Forum is offering a workshop at the University of Illinois, Chicago, on The Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs, with a specific focus on Standard 8: Health, Safety, Security, and Risk Management.
This full-day workshop is designed to assist participants in developing and improving short-term programs in accordance with the Forum’s Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs, focusing specifically on issues surrounding health and safety. Participants will explore the importance of managing stakeholder expectations, discuss different aspects of handling common health and safety concerns, and understand how the Standards of Good Practice support short-term program management and goals.
Click here to register for this workshop. The deadline for registering is August 13.
For more information on this and other upcoming workshops, visit

Ninth Annual Forum Conference in Chicago

The Forum on Education Abroad's 9th Annual Conference, Moving Beyond It Was Great: Student Learning and Development in Education Abroad, will be held at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers in Chicago, IL, April 3-5, 2013. More information, including hotel details and a general conference schedule, is now available on the website at Registration for the conference will open on October 30. In the meantime, please note the reminders listed below.

Session and Workshop Proposals Due in August

The deadline for submitting session and workshop proposals for the 9th Annual Forum Conference is 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:

Sponsorships and Exhibitor Opportunities Available

The Forum is pleased to offer its members sponsorship, exhibitor, and advertising opportunities for the 9th Annual Forum Conference. Sponsorships are an excellent way to show your organization’s support of the Forum’s mission. Additionally, 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, visit

Become a Host Institution

The Forum is still welcoming institutions from the Chicago region to serve as host institutions for the 9th Annual Conference. To date, the following institutions have been confirmed:

Associated Colleges of the Midwest
Bradley University
DePauw University
Earlham College
IES Abroad
Ivy Tech Community College
Kalamazoo College
Northern Kentucky University
Seminars International
The Education Abroad Network
Washington University in St. Louis
Webster University

If interested in serving as a host institution for the conference or to request additional information, please contact the Forum at

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