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June 25, 2015
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In this Issue:

Certification Participants Complete The Forum’s First Accelerated Residency Program

This week The Forum welcomed to Carlisle the first class of participants in the Accelerated Residency Program for Professional Certification in Education Abroad. Thirty-eight colleagues traveled from around the globe to engage in meaningful dialogue through participation in all six Certification workshops. The workshops were facilitated by different members of the Forum Trained Facilitator Team, who are also enrolled in the Certification Program. Participants will now be completing the Standards Assignments in order to demonstrate their knowledge of and ability to apply and articulate the Standards of Good Practice.

For more information about Certification or about hosting an Accelerated Residency program at your organization, contact

Photo is courtesy of Christophe Cheroret         

Sponsorships and Exhibit Opportunities Now Available

Sponsorship, exhibitor, and advertising opportunities are now available to all Forum members for the 12th Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA. The conference will be held at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, April 6-8, 2016.

Sponsorships are an excellent way to show your organization’s support of The Forum’s mission. All sponsors and exhibitors will be recognized in the conference brochure, program and on The Forum website, providing maximum exposure.
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June 30: Nomination Deadline for the 2015 Undergraduate Research Award

Each year, The Undergraduate Research Award brings to the forefront the amazing academic accomplishments of undergraduate students, drawn from the breadth of academic disciplines. The Forum is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Undergraduate Research Award. The Award is an honor that showcases the most rigorous and significant undergraduate research that occurs as part of education abroad programs. The 2015 award recipients will be invited to present their research at the annual Forum conference in Atlanta, Georgia, in April 2016.

Nominations must be submitted by June 30.
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Call for Student Photos for the Forum News

Forum members are encouraged to submit student photos to be featured as header images in future issues of the Forum News. Photos should have a strong horizontal orientation and must be at least 600 pixels wide. Preference will be given to photos that feature students engaged in learning abroad.
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The Forum Focus - June 2015

The June issue of The Forum Focus is now available. The Forum Focus is a new online publication that provides perspectives on current education abroad topics and issues. This issue includes the following short articles: “Building U.S. Education Abroad Capacity Based on Standards of Good Practice” by Brian Whalen, Forum President and CEO; “The Authority of the Standards,” by Andrea Custodi, Director of Academic Affairs & Strategic Initiatives, CET Academic Programs; and “From The Forum Council Chair,” by Kelly McLaughlin, Assistant Dean of Assessment & Deputy Director of the Center for International and Professional Experience, Yale University.

The Forum welcomes responses to the articles, ideas for future topics, and submissions. Please send correspondence and submissions to:
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Forum Workshop at Middlebury College: The Clery Act, VAWA and Title IX

The Forum will deliver a full-day workshop, U.S. Legislation Packs a Suitcase: The Clery Act, Title IX, VAWA & Related Obligations for Education Abroad, on Monday, July 13 at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. Co-sponsored by the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), this workshop will address implications for education abroad as a result of recent federal activity: the Violence Against Women Act; Title IX and the revision to the Handbook for the Clery Act. Register at the regular rate by July 3.
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Dates and Deadlines:

Tuesday, June 30: Deadline for Undergraduate Research Award nominations
Friday, July 3: Regular registration deadline for workshop at Middlebury College
Monday, July 13: Forum workshop at Middlebury College
Friday, September 4: Proposal deadline for 12th Annual Conference

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