In this Issue:

Welcome New Members

The Forum welcomes the following institutional members committed to Standards of Good Practice:
Common Ground International
Salzburg College
For more information on joining the Forum, visit:

Dates and Deadlines

Monday, August 13
Registration deadline for the Chicago workshop

Wednesday, August 15
Annual Membership due

Wednesday, August 22
Chicago: Full-day Workshop on the Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs

Friday, August 24
Session and workshop proposal deadline for 2013 annual conference

Friday, August 31
Application deadline: Dublin Fireside Dialogue

Thursday, September 13 
Indianapolis: Half-day workshop on the Forum's Code of Ethics for Education Abroad

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New Member Benefit: Free Webinars on the Standards of Good Practice

The Forum is pleased to announce a new and exclusive member benefit: “Understanding the Standards of Good Practice,” a series of nine webinars to take place from August 2012 through May 2013.
Each monthly webinar will cover the content of one of the Forum’s Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad by exploring the Standard and associated Queries, illustrated by examples of best practices drawn from the Forum’s Standards Toolbox. The webinars will be led by experienced colleagues who have an advanced understanding of and experience with implementing the Standards.
“Understanding the Standards” is a time- and cost-effective way to introduce new staff to the Standards, or to refresh the knowledge of current staff.  Each webinar is expected to last one hour.
For a full schedule see:
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Upcoming Workshops in Chicago and Indianapolis

Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 (9am-4pm)
Full-day workshop: The Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs, with a specific focus on Standard 8: Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management
Location and Host: Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago
Facilitators: Natalie A. Mello (Forum on Education Abroad), Chris Deegan (University of Illinois at Chicago)      
Register here by August 13

Date: September 13, 2012 (1pm-4pm)
Half-day workshop: The Forum's Code of Ethics for Education Abroad
Location and Host: Indianapolis, IFSA-Butler
Facilitator: Rob Hallworth (The George Washington University)
Register here

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European Conference: Session Proposal Update and Early Bird Registration

Dublin session proposals are in the final stages of review; decisions are expected to be finalized by early next week, at which time all proposed session leaders will be notified. The selection process has proved to be challenging, with over 90 proposals to consider. The Forum is pleased to have received such an overwhelming response to the call for proposals and looks forward to the ongoing enthusiasm for the conference in December.
Registration for the Forum’s first European Conference is now open. Take advantage of early bird pricing and register before October 15.

*Photo credit: This issue's photo comes to us from Texas Christian University.
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