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September 1, 2016

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In this Issue:

Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design: Call for Submissions

Submit an education abroad course to be considered for The Forum’s Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design. The award honors colleagues who develop and implement innovative and effective education abroad curricula. It is the education abroad field’s only award presented to an individual or group of individuals for excellence in the design of an education abroad course.

The submission deadline for this year’s award is September 15.
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Contribute to the Field: Apply to be a Forum Trained Facilitator

The Forum invites experienced colleagues to apply to become a member of the Forum Trained Facilitator Team that delivers the Standards of Good Practice workshops. These workshops are the primary way that the field’s Standards of Good Practice are disseminated as part of The Forum’s mission as the Standards Development Organization for Education Abroad. Many of the workshops also form the basis of the Professional Certification Program. As part of their training, facilitators are required to become certified by completing the Professional Certification Program. Becoming a Forum Trained Facilitator is an important way to give back to the field, as well as to advance your own professional development. Facilitators are chosen based on their education abroad experience and skills, and their demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Standards of Good Practice.

The deadline to apply is September 30.
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Share Your Advocacy Resources: Call for Advocacy Clearinghouse Submissions

The Advocacy Committee is seeking new submissions for the Advocacy Clearinghouse. Please share any helpful resources that highlight the importance of education abroad through the submission link below. The committee is looking for a variety of resources, especially those focused on funding, recruitment, student development and health and safety.
Submit a Resource

Certified Professional Spotlight: Aubree Compton

The Forum is very pleased to announce that Aubree Compton of the University of Iowa has successfully completed The Forum’s Professional Certification in Education Abroad Program. Aubree joins colleagues who have effectively demonstrated the ability to articulate and apply the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad, and a commitment to professional excellence and ethical conduct.
Congratulations to Aubree!

“My passion for international education runs deep, and The Forum Professional Certification in Education Abroad not only reinforced and invigorated my devotion for the education field, but it also gave me the tools to provide the best possible programming for our students and faculty with the guidance of the Standards of Good Practice.”
- Aubree Compton
Welcome New Members:

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

Butler University
Moody Bible Institute
Shepherd University

Interested in membership:
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3rd European Conference:
Pre-Conference Workshops

Attending The Forum’s 3rd European Conference? Plan to arrive in Athens a few days early and participate in The Forum’s pre-conference workshops October 3-5. Workshop topics include an overview of the Standards of Good Practice, mission and ethics, student learning and development, and health and safety. Colleagues may sign up for workshops via the conference registration, or they may add workshops to their existing registrations by sending an email to
Interested in Professional Certification? Take advantage of these workshop offerings and certify your knowledge of the Standards of Good Practice.

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13th Annual Conference: Sponsorship Opportunity

Sponsor the celebration toast at the 13th Annual Conference! Each year, the toast celebrates the end of another successful Forum conference and this sponsorship is an excellent opportunity to have your logo front and center. Sponsor’s logo will be printed in the conference program and placed on signage at the event, and the sponsor will be acknowledged during the event’s remarks.
Reserve this Sponsorship

Don’t Miss the Latest from Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad

Subscribe to The Forum’s peer-reviewed academic journal Frontiers to be among the first to read the latest research on education abroad, such as Kronholz & Osborn’s recent article: “The Impact of Study Abroad Experiences on Vocational Identity among College Students.” This study found that following an education abroad experience, students report increased self-knowledge, a better understanding of the connection between self-knowledge and career options, and a more positive outlook regarding their career options.

Visit the Frontiers website today to read this article and many more. And don’t forget to sign up—for free!—to receive new volumes and updates directly to your inbox.
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FIE: Meeting the Standards

This month, The Forum highlights FIE, which received recognition for meeting the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad in 2008.

Upcoming Workshops

Tuesday, October 18
Delaware County Community College, Media, PA
Overview of the Standards of Good Practice
Student Selection, Preparation, Code of Conduct & Returning Support (Standards 4 & 5)

Thursday, October 20
DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
Overview of the Standards of Good Practice
Health, Safety, Security & Risk Management (Standard 8)

Monday, October 24
SIT Study Abroad/SIT Graduate Institute, Brattleboro, VT
Mission, Ethics & Integrity (Standards 1, 9 & The Code of Ethics)
Student Learning, Development & Academic Framework (Standards 2 & 3)

Dates and Deadlines:

Thursday, September 15: Submission Deadline for the Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design
Friday, September 16: QUIP Peer Reviewer Application Deadline
Friday, September 30: Forum Trained Facilitator Application Deadline
Friday, September 30: Forum Certification Assessor Application Deadline
Monday, October 3-Wednesday, October 5: Pre-Conference Workshops/Accelerated Residency
Wednesday, October 5-Friday, October 7: 3rd European Conference in Athens, Greece
Saturday, October 8: Post-Conference Workshop: After the Paris Attacks
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