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January 8, 2015
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Early-Bird Registration for The Forum’s 11th Annual Conference

Register for The Forum’s 11th Annual Conference and take advantage of early-bird pricing before January 28. The conference, It Takes a Campus and More: The Faces of Education Abroad, will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 25-27 at the Sheraton New Orleans.
More information, including hotel details, schedule of events and session and workshop descriptions, can be found on the conference homepage.
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Exploring Advocacy in Education Abroad

The Forum is pleased to offer a Fireside Dialogue to be held in conjunction with the 11th Annual Forum Conference in New Orleans in March 2015. Speaking the Same Language: Advocacy in Education Abroad is intended for senior professionals in education abroad seeking to develop strategies to advance the profile of education abroad within their institution or organization.

The Fireside Dialogue will be limited to 30 participants in order to foster in-depth discussion. The deadline to submit an application to participate has been extended to January 23.
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Interested in Hosting The Forum’s Next European Conference?

The Forum welcomes its member institutions and organizations to submit a proposal to serve as host of its 2016 European Conference. The deadline to submit proposals is January 15.
The Forum plans to conduct its third European conference in October 2016 for an expected 400-500 participants. The conference will span over three days with an in-depth focus on and exploration of a theme that will be selected by The Forum’s European conference committee. Successful proposals will describe how the institution or organization can successfully meet the host requirements.
View the full RFP

Critical Incident Database Alert!

Users of the CID are reminded that ALL incidents that occurred during the 2014 calendar year (January 1 – December 31) need to be uploaded to the CID before January 15th. This data will be presented in the aggregate at the 11th Annual Forum conference in New Orleans. Click here for more information about the CID.

Workshop on Student Learning, Development and Academic Framework

Wrestling with how to bring into line the best academic intentions with a meaningful education abroad experience? The Forum will deliver a workshop on Student Learning, Development and Academic Framework (Standards 2 & 3) on Friday, February 27, 2015, at The Ohio State University.

This workshop will focus on these areas and will help participants to identify the resources and design programming to assist in their efforts. Through simulations involving specific examples, participants will address critical issues often introduced by colleagues in higher education who are unfamiliar with the importance of tying these two areas together in education abroad. The workshop also counts as a Professional Certification workshop.
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Nominate a Colleague for the Peter A. Wollitzer Advocacy Award

Now is the time to nominate a deserving colleague for The Forum’s Peter A. Wollitzer Advocacy Award, which honors a Forum member who has been remarkably effective in influencing institutions of higher learning to understand and support education abroad through the dissemination of The Forum's goals: standards of good practice, data collection and research, curricular development and academic design, and assessment. The award will be presented at the 11th Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA, on Friday, March 27.
Read more about the Wollitzer Award. Forum members may submit nominations for the award to by January 16.

Application Deadline Extended: Education Abroad Capacity Review

The Forum will offer Education Abroad Capacity Reviews in Spring 2015 for Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partners and the deadline to apply has been extended to Monday, January 12. Offered in support of IIE's Generation Study Abroad initiative, this customized QUIP review focuses on assessing and expanding education abroad capacity at all types of institutions and organizations. The Education Abroad Capacity Review evaluates the organization’s resources, opportunities and challenges according to The Forum’s Standards and offers practical advice for meeting Generation Study Abroad commitment goals. Six institutions are currently completing Capacity Reviews.

This program is exclusively for Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partners. The deadline to apply is January 12.
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Welcome New Members

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

Interested in membership:
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Dates and Deadlines:

Monday, January 12:  Application deadline for Education Abroad Capacity Review
Friday, January 16:  Nominations due for the Peter A. Wollitzer Advocacy Award
Friday, January 23:  Application deadline to participate in Fireside Dialogue
Wednesday, January 28:  Early-bird registration deadline for the 11th Annual Conference
Friday, February 27:  Standards workshop at The Ohio State University

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