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June 30, 2016

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Last Chance to Renew Membership During 2015-16 Fiscal Year

Today is the last opportunity to renew Forum membership in the 2015-16 fiscal year. If you wish to make a payment before the close of the 2015-16 fiscal year, please contact Mike Landis by e-mail at or by telephone at 717-245-1031.
Invoices for the 2016-17 membership dues have been sent to all institutional representatives, and institutions will have until July 31, 2016 to renew their membership.
If your institution or organization is not currently one of the nearly 800 members of The Forum, please consider joining! If your organization joins, each person at your organization receives the benefits of membership! 

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Alert! New Clery Handbook Available

On June 23rd, the Department of Education released a 2016 Clery Act Handbook. Most of the changes involve requirements pursuant to the Violence Against Women Act amendments to the Clery Act. The Forum is reviewing the changes so that our resources are timely and up to date. The U.S. Legislation Packs a Suitcase: The Clery Act, Title IX, VAWA and Related Obligations for Education Abroad workshop, hosted by University of Dayton on August 31, will be informed by these latest developments.

Presentations Available from the Standards Institute

Presentations from the 7th Annual Standards of Good Practice Institute: Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management are being uploaded as they are made available by presenters. The Institute welcomed a record number of attendees this year. Be sure to watch this space for announcements regarding next year’s Institute.
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13th Annual Forum Conference: Call for Proposals

The Forum’s 13th Annual Conference, "Creating and Sustaining the Education Abroad Continuum," will be held in Seattle, Washington, March 29-31, 2017.

The Forum’s Thirteenth Annual Conference focuses on the student’s education abroad experience.

Ideally, the education abroad experience is a continuum that begins long before the student arrives in the host country and carries on after their return, integrating the academic and experiential, supported by fair policies and ethical programming. While this ideal of a continuum may not be the reality for all students, education abroad can take practical steps toward achieving it.

The deadline to submit session and workshop proposals is August 19, 2016.
Read the Call for Proposals

Brigham Young University: Meeting the Standards

This month, The Forum highlights Brigham Young University, which received recognition for meeting the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad in 2016.

Learn about BYU's QUIP experience

Find out how your organization can earn QUIP recognition

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

The Forum’s Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design honors faculty 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. By recognizing the outstanding efforts of faculty who are committed to the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad, The Forum hopes to inspire the field as a whole to continue to strive for enrichment of education abroad curricula, and to continually reflect on how we may best encourage student learning abroad.

The submission deadline for the 2016 award is September 15, 2016.
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Advocacy Alert: Forum Urges no Cut to Fulbright-Hays Funding

The Forum, along with a number of other higher education associations, has written to the leadership, members and staff of the House Appropriations Committee and Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Education and related agencies concerning the Senate Appropriations Committee's FY 2017 cut to Fulbright-Hays funding.  The letter was sent on June 27 under the auspices of the Coalition for International Education.
The letter urges the House Appropriations Committee to provide at least FY 2016 funding levels for Title VI and Fulbright-Hays in their Labor/HHS/Education FY 2017 bill.  
Read the Letter

3rd European Conference in Athens, Greece

Early bird registration for The Forum’s 3rd European Conference is open through July 15. The conference, Living Change: Education Abroad in 21st Century Europe, will be held October 5-7, 2016, hosted by CYA (College Year in Athens).
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Welcome New Members

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

Ithaca College

Tutku Tours

Interested in membership:
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Upcoming Workshops

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:

Friday, July 15: 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
Monday, August 1: Deadline to register for Accelerated Residency in Athens, Greece
Friday, August 19: Session/Workshop Proposal Deadline for the 13th Annual Conference
Wednesday, August 31: Clery, Title IX and VAWA Workshop in Dayton, OH
Wednesday, August 31: Nomination Deadline for the Award for Academic Achievement Abroad
Thursday, September 15, 2016: Submission Deadline for the Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design
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