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November 10, 2016

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In this Issue:

International Education Week:
November 14-18

Join The Forum in celebrating the benefits of international education and exchange during International Education Week, November 14-18. Follow #IEW2016 and stay tuned for exciting Forum announcements, including the winners of the Award for Academic Achievement Abroad and the Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design, a brand new issue of Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, and a new episode of Forum Storytellers. The Forum will also celebrate the achievements of QUIP-recognized institutions and Certified Professionals in promoting quality in education abroad.

Nominate a Colleague for the Peter A. Wollitzer Advocacy Award

The Forum’s Peter A. Wollitzer Advocacy Award 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 2017 award will be presented at the 13th Annual Conference in Seattle, WA. Previous winners include Joe Brockington (2016), Michael Steinberg (2015), Liam Ó Dochartaigh (2013), Jon Booth (2012), Michael Vande Berg (2012), Susan Pugh (2011), James Langridge (2010), David Larsen (2008), R. Michael Paige (2007), and Peter Wollitzer.
The deadline to nominate a deserving colleague for the 2017 Wollitzer Award is December 16.
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Welcome New Member:

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

Defiance College

Interested in membership:
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IES Abroad:
Meeting the Standards

This month, The Forum highlights IES Abroad, which received recognition for meeting the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad in 2010.

New Feature: Resources for Your Week


Making Sure Your Organization Meets Its Tax Obligations

A new U.S. tax law will have implications for education abroad. While it appears that the new law will mainly impact institutions that have branch campuses and larger operations overseas, The Forum encourages all of its members to bring it to the attention of the chief financial officers and legal counsels on their campuses. Read this Bloomberg BNA article, which includes a comment from Forum President and CEO Brian Whalen, for more information.
Now is also a good time to review resources in the Standards Toolbox aimed at assisting you and your office in meeting Standard 7, Organizational and Program Resources. These resources include advice on how to engage employees and contractors abroad; how to bank and send cash abroad; and how to rent, lease, and buy property abroad. Several of these resources are provided through cooperative agreement with NACUBO, the National Association of College and University Business Officers.
Additional resources are also available to members through the Higher Education Compliance Alliance, a repository for resources on compliance with U.S. Federal laws and regulations, including tax compliance.

Upcoming Workshops

Tuesday, December 6
Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS
Student Selection, Preparation, Code of Conduct & Returning Support (Standards 4 & 5)
Health, Safety, Security & Risk Management (Standard 8)
Tuesday, December 13
University of California - Santa Cruz, CA
Mental Health Issues in Education Abroad


Dates and Deadlines:

Monday, November 14-Friday, November 18: International Education Week
Thursday, December 1: Deadline for proposals to the Frontiers Special Issue on Religion and Education Abroad
Friday, December 2: Application deadline for conference travel grants
Tuesday, December 6: Standards Workshops in Mississippi State, MS
Tuesday, December 13: Forum Workshop in Santa Cruz, CA
Friday, December 16: Deadline to submit nominations for the 2017 Wollitzer Award

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