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September 22, 2016

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In this Issue:

Forum Storytellers Podcast:
Season 2, Episode 1 Now Available!

Forum Storytellers returns this month for its second season with a conversation with Lilli Engle. Founding member of the Forum Council and plenary speaker at The Forum’s 2013 Annual Conference, Engle is a leading advocate for high-quality education abroad who has emerged as one of the most influential voices in the field today. In this thought-inspiring interview, she discusses how her own early experiences abroad helped shape her understanding of the potential value of cross-cultural education, and the changes she has witnessed in U.S. higher education and education abroad during her career as a committed, principled educator.
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Free Webinar: A Member’s Orientation to The Forum

The Forum invites its members to participate in A Member’s Orientation to The Forum: Programs, Projects, Services and Benefits scheduled for Friday, September 23 at 12 p.m. (EDT). Facilitated by Forum staff, this free webinar will describe the benefits of membership and introduce ways to get involved in The Forum’s work. We welcome new members and new colleagues to participate, as well as anyone else from a Forum member institution interested in refreshing their knowledge of what The Forum has to offer.
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Apply to Become a Forum Certification Assessor

The Forum seeks experienced professionals in the field of education abroad to serve as Forum Certification Assessors for the Professional Certification in Education Abroad program. Assessors will be rigorously trained to review and evaluate Standards Assignments submitted by program participants. Qualified applicants will be experienced colleagues from Forum member institutions and organizations who have consistently demonstrated their skill in the articulation and application of the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad.
The deadline to apply is September 30.
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The Forum is also seeking applications for Forum Trained Facilitators. Learn more»

Certified Professional Spotlight: Nick Gozik

The Forum is very pleased to announce that Nick Gozik of Boston College has successfully completed The Forum’s Professional Certification in Education Abroad Program. Nick 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 Nick!

“Certification allowed me to embrace and implement the Standards of Good Practice on a much deeper level, even more so than I had expected, and in ways that will benefit both me and my university. I recommend The Forum's certification program, as a novice, mid-career professional, or veteran.”
- Nick Gozik

The Forum's 3rd European Conference

At the 3rd European Forum conference, attendees will continue an ages-old Athenian cultural tradition: vibrant dialogue and discussion with friends and colleagues as a source of inspiration!
Registration is still available to join fellow professionals as we explore current topics and issues in signature Forum fashion, in the heart of the European capitol where collegial exchanging of ideas began. Our conference host and venue provide the perfect setting for sessions, and for the collegial conversations carrying the discussions beyond them. Connect with colleagues in Athens at its best time of year!

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Frontiers Recognizes Peer Reviewers

In honor of Peer Review Week 2016, Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad is recognizing those professionals in the field who have taken time out of their busy schedules this year to review manuscripts submitted to the journal. Peer reviewers are an essential component of scholarly publishing. Their efforts ensure that Frontiers publishes high-quality research exploring critical questions about education abroad. To view the list of peer reviewers being thanked this year, or to express interest in serving as a peer reviewer, visit the Frontiers website and follow the journal on Twitter: @FrontiersSA.

Research on Alcohol Consumption of U.S. Students Studying Abroad

Forum institutional representatives received information this week regarding an opportunity for their organizations to participate in a research study that will examine the effectiveness of an intervention tool to prevent problematic alcohol consumption among U.S. students studying abroad. If for some reason you did not receive this information and would like to learn more, please contact The Forum by emailing
Welcome New Member:

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

Global Vision International (GVI)

Interested in membership:
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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)

Friday, November 4
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Overview of the Standards of Good Practice
Program Resources, Policies & Procedures (Standards 6 & 7)
Monday, November 14
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Mental Health Issues in Education Abroad


Dates and Deadlines:

Friday, September 23: Member Orientation Webinar
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
Tuesday, October 18: Standards Workshops in Media, PA
Thursday, October 20: Standards Workshops in Greencastle, IN
Monday, October 24: Standards Workshops in Brattleboro, VT
Friday, November 4: Standards Workshops in Columbus, OH
Monday, November 14: Forum Workshop in Bozeman, MT
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