In this Issue:
Welcome New Members

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

San Diego State University

ELISAVA - Barcelona School of Design and Engineering

For more information on joining the Forum, visit:
Dates and Deadlines
Friday, March 1
Institutional and Program Resources Survey closes

Thursday, March 7
Full-day workshop at Providence College: Focus on Standard 8: Crafting Emergency Protocols and Procedures

Thursday, March 14
Free webinar for members: Understanding the Standards of Good Practice – Standard 8: Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management

Wednesday, April 3
Standards of Good Practice Institute in Chicago: Ethics and Integrity in Education Abroad

Wednesday, April 3 - Friday, April 5
The Forum's Ninth Annual Conference in Chicago, IL

Friday, April 5 - Saturday, April 6
Post-conference Fireside Dialogue: Language Learning and Education Abroad

Thursday, May 9
Half-day workshop in Florence, Italy: Standard 7: Organizational and Program Resources

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Standard 8 Workshop at Providence College

The Forum on Education Abroad will host a full-day workshop, Focus on Standard 8: Crafting Emergency Protocols and Procedures, on Thursday, March 7th at Providence College. This workshop will train participants to assess and improve programs they either operate, or to which they send students, by focusing on issues surrounding health and safety. The goal is to assist participants in developing custom protocols and procedures in accordance with Standard 8 of the Forum’s Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad. Facilitated by Natalie Mello, the Forum’s Executive Director of Member Services and Training, the workshop will include interactive exercises based on case studies. Participants will discuss different aspects of handling common health and safety concerns, and understand how the Standards of Good Practice support their own program management and goals. Click here for more details, or register now.

Ninth Annual Forum Conference:
Regular Registration Ends on March 6

There are only two weeks left to register for the Forum’s Ninth Annual Conference at the regular registration rate, after which late fees will apply. The conference, “Moving Beyond It Was Great: Student Learning and Development in Education Abroad,” will take place in Chicago, Illinois, April 3-5, 2013 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers.

Register now!

Explore the Forum Compass at the Standards Institute in Chicago

Attend the Forum’s Standards of Good Practice Institute on April 3 before the Annual Conference and update your knowledge of ethical issues and best practices in the field.

Register for the Institute through your conference registration, or by sending an email request to

Workshop on Standard 7 in Florence, Italy

On May 9th, the Forum on Education Abroad will host a workshop on Standard 7: Organizational and Program Resources in Florence, Italy. The workshop will be held in conjunction with the Human Resources and Capital Development in Education Abroad conference co-hosted by Syracuse University in Florence and Gonzaga University in Florence. President and CEO of the Forum, Brian Whalen, will facilitate the workshop and provide a review of the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad, focusing on Standard 7. Using case studies and the latest data collected by the Forum’s 2013 Institutional and Program Resources Survey, participants will examine current institutional practices in assessing and managing resources. Professionals who may benefit from attending this workshop include resident directors and on-site staff, education abroad coordinators and directors, education abroad advisors, and faculty who lead programs.
Click here for more details on this workshop, or register now.

*Photo credit: This issue's photo comes to us from Dickinson College.
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