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June 2, 2016
 

In this Issue:

The Forum Launches New Curriculum Resources


Visit The Forum’s Curriculum page now to explore two new resources aimed at providing inspiration and sharing great ideas for education abroad curriculum design from pre-departure through re-entry.
 
The Curriculum Toolbox (which replaces the Curriculum Cooperative) features syllabi, assignments, and course and program profiles submitted by faculty and practitioners in the field of education abroad, including past winners of the Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design. All contributions have been vetted against a rubric based on the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad.
 
The Education Abroad Digital Resource Center, a collaboration with The New York Times in Education, highlights the creative ways that education abroad faculty and professionals use the high-quality journalism and rich, interactive content of The New York Times to enhance student learning while keeping in touch with news from home.
 
The Forum would like to thank the members of the Curriculum Toolbox Working Group and the participants in The Forum-NYTimes Pilot Program for their hard work and contributions in preparing these resources.
 
Explore the New Curriculum Resources

Visit The Forum at NAFSA

 
The Forum is pleased to be exhibiting at the NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo again this year to interact with our members, prospective members and constituents. Please stop by booth #2411 to discuss The Forum’s many services and benefits. Forum staff members Natalie Mello, Amelia Dietrich, Annmarie Whalen, and Elizabeth Frohlich will be joined by members of The Forum Council and Forum Trained Facilitator Team. We hope to see you here!

Register Now for the Standards Institute: Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management
 

This Institute, to be held on June 23 at Northwestern University, is the signature annual event focusing on the education abroad risk management issues faced daily by organizations and institutions. This event is limited to 125 participants and only a handful of spaces remain.
 
Register Now

Host a Forum Workshop at Your Organization!

 
The Forum seeks Forum member institutions and organizations to host workshops during the 2016-17 academic year.  Hosts may choose from one full-day or two half-day workshops that focus on The Forum’s Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad. Host benefits include complimentary workshop registrations, recognition on The Forum’s website and in social media, and bringing high-quality training right to your doorstep.
The Forum is pleased to announce that another full day workshop has been added to the menu from which to choose: From A to Z: Developing an Assessment Plan to Promote Student Learning and Development.

The Forum seeks diverse hosts, both in the U.S. and abroad, from all types of Forum member institutions and organizations. Contact events@forumea.org for more information. 
 
Proposals must be submitted by June 13.
 
View the RFP



Standards of Good Practice Workshops at Middlebury Institute of International Studies

 
On June 16, The Forum will host Standards Workshops at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, CA. The first workshop in the morning is Overview of the Standards of Good Practice and will provide a means to assess and ensure quality in all areas of education abroad programming. The afternoon workshop will focus specifically on Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management (Standard 8) and will provide the tools to assess and improve health and safety protocols. Register for both workshops and save $50!
 
Register Now

Upcoming Workshops

Overview of the Standards of Good Practice & Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management (Standard 8)
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA




U.S. Legislation Packs a Suitcase: The Clery Act, Title IX, VAWA and Related Obligations for Education Abroad
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
University of Dayton, OH
 





 
                           

Dates and Deadlines:


Monday, June 13: Deadline to submit a proposal to host a Forum workshop
Wednesday, June 15: Deadline to apply for European Conference travel grants
Thursday, June 16: Standards Workshops in Monterey, CA
Thursday, June 23: Early-bird registration ends for the 3rd European Conference in Athens
Friday, July 22: Early-bird registration ends for Clery, Title IX, and VAWA Workshop in Dayton, OH
Wednesday, August 31: Clery, Title IX and VAWA Workshop in Dayton, OH
Wednesday, August 31: Nomination Deadline for the Award for Academic Achievement Abroad



 
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