In this Issue:

Welcome New Members

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

Governors State University

Hansard Scholars Programme

For more information on joining the Forum, visit:

Dates and Deadlines

Saturday, September 15
Registration deadline: Standards workshop in Cuenca, Ecuador
Monday, September 24
Free webinar for members: Understanding the Standards of Good Practice – Standard 2: Student Learning and Development
Friday, September 28
Extended application deadline: Dublin Fireside Dialogue
Thursday, October 4
Pittsburgh: PaCIE preconference workshop on the Forum’s Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad with a focus on Health and Safety
Friday, October 5
Cuenca, Ecuador: Full-day workshop on the Forum’s Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad with a focus on Standard 8: Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management
Monday, October 15
Early-bird registration ends for European Conference in Dublin

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Standards of Good Practice Institute: Ethics and Integrity in Education Abroad
Call for Proposals

The Forum on Education Abroad announces a call for session proposals for the Standards of Good Practice Institute, “Ethics and Integrity in Education Abroad,” to be held in Chicago, IL on April 3, 2013 immediately preceding the 9th Annual Forum Conference.  Through the use of the Forum’s Standards of Good Practice and the Code of Ethics for Education Abroad, this Standards Institute is intended to assist participants in understanding ethical issues and improving their institutional strategies for ethical operations in education abroad.  Plenary and concurrent sessions are expected to involve a wide variety of practical, hands-on activities that will facilitate participant analysis of everyday ethical dilemmas in such areas as student advising, marketing, relationships between institutions and program providers, and reciprocity with international partners.

The deadline for submitting session proposals is October 5th. The Forum particularly welcomes proposals that emphasize positive examples of best practices, incorporate real life case studies or ethical dilemmas, and actively involve participants in dialogue.

Read the full call for proposals.

Extended Application Deadline for Fireside Dialogue in Dublin, Ireland

The application deadline for participating in the Forum’s next Fireside Dialogue, Issues and Topics for On-Site Resident Directors, being held in conjunction with the Forum’s European Conference in Dublin, Ireland, has been extended until September 28th. Open only to on-site resident directors, this Fireside Dialogue will bring together no more than 30 participants for a full day of facilitated, collegial discussion that should lead to practical results. The agenda for the day will include the topics and issues of interest that have been submitted by participants in advance and the sharing of best-practice solutions.
For more information on this Fireside Dialogue and to submit an application, click here.
For more information on the Forum’s First European Conference in Dublin, click here.

Upcoming Workshops in Pittsburgh and Cuenca, Ecuador

Date: Thursday, October 4, 2012 (1pm-5pm)
Workshop: The Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs, with a specific focus on Health and Safety
Location and Host: Pittsburgh, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Council on International Education (PaCIE) 2012 Conference
Facilitator: Rob Hallworth (The George Washington University)   
Register at the PaCIE website
Date: Friday, October 5, 2012 (9am-5pm)
Workshop: The Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad, with a specific focus on Health and Safety
Location and Host: Cuenca, Ecuador, Fundación CEDEI
Facilitators: Natalie A. Mello (Forum on Education Abroad) and Annmarie Whalen (Forum on Education Abroad)
Register here by September 15th

See a complete list of Forum workshops and training opportunities.

*Photo credit: This issue's photo comes to us from Toucan Education Programs (TEP) in Belize.
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