In this Issue:
Dates and Deadlines:

Monday, September 1
Early-bird registration deadline for workshop at Augsburg College: U.S. Legislation Packs a Suitcase: The Clery Act, Title IX, VAWA and Related Obligations for Education Abroad

Thursday, September 4
Workshop at Wheaton College (IL): Overview of the Standards of Good Practice

Wednesday, September 10
Application deadline to participate in The Forum on Education Abroad/New York Times in Education Digital Resource Center project

Friday, September 12
Deadline to submit session proposals for the Eleventh Annual Conference in New Orleans

Monday, September 15
Deadline to submit courses to be considered for the Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design

Early-bird registration deadline: The Forum’s Second European Conference in Barcelona

Wednesday, September 17
Workshops at Hobart & William Smith Colleges: Standard 8 and Standards 2 & 3

Monday, September 29
Workshop at Augsburg College: U.S. Legislation Packs a Suitcase: The Clery Act, Title IX, VAWA and Related Obligations for Education Abroad

Tuesday, September 30
Deadline to submit application to be a Forum Trained Facilitator

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Contribution to the AIFS/AIFS Foundation Education Abroad Special Collection.

Forum Workshop: 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, September 29 at Augsburg College in Minnesota. 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.

Click here to register. Early-bird registration rates end on September 1.


Standards Workshops at Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Looking for ways to assess your health and safety protocols? Wrestling with how to bring into line the best academic intentions with a meaningful education abroad experience? On Wednesday, September 17, The Forum will deliver two half-day workshops at Hobart and William Smith Colleges to address these concerns. The first workshop will focus on Standard 8: Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management. In the afternoon, the second workshop will address Standards 2 and 3: Academic Framework, Student Learning and Development.
Register for both workshops and receive a $50 discount off the total cost. Click here to register!


Register for Pre-Conference Workshops in Barcelona

The Forum’s Second European Conference, What Does it Mean to be a “Traditional” Destination? Challenges and Opportunities for Education Abroad in Europe, will be hosted by Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, October 23-25, 2014. Plan to arrive in Barcelona a few days early and participate in The Forum’s pre-conference workshops. Interested in Professional Certification? Take advantage of these workshop offerings and certify your knowledge of The Standards of Good Practice.
Colleagues may sign up for workshops via the conference registration. Don’t delay – early-bird registration rates end on September 15!


Call for Participants: The Forum-New York Times in Education Digital Resource Center

The Forum is now accepting applications from its member institutions to participate in a groundbreaking project to develop a one-of-a-kind education abroad resource: the Education Abroad Digital Resource Center. Institutions/organizations chosen for this project will be able to assign selected faculty and staff full access to the unparalleled resources of during the 2014-15 academic year, including news, opinion and analysis in all content areas, searchable according to a program’s location and discipline and in various media. Users will be able to draw on a wide range of material in the development of their courses and programs, including daily news briefs; political analysis and editorials on contemporary issues; book, film, art, and music reviews; and food and travel resources. Participants in the project will share their experiences in applying these materials, which will aid in the development of the Digital Resource Center.
For more information, and to apply, please visit:


Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design: Call for Course Submissions

The Forum’s Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design honors an individual or group of individuals at a Forum member institution or organization for excellence in the design of an education abroad course. All courses submitted to the Curriculum Cooperative by September 15, 2014 will be considered for award. View the award criteria here, and please share with any colleagues who may be eligible.

The Curriculum Cooperative is an online resource center where colleagues from Forum member institutions and organizations share their unique approaches to encouraging student learning abroad. The Cooperative contains education abroad course and program profiles, as well as video and text interviews with faculty and administrators, sample syllabi, and more.


Apply to Be a Forum Trained Facilitator

The Forum invites experienced colleagues to apply to become a member of The Forum Trained Facilitator Team that delivers the Standards of Good Practice workshops. These workshops are a primary way that the field’s Standards of Good Practice are disseminated as part of The Forum’s mission as the Standards Development Organization for Education Abroad. Many of the workshops also form the basis of the new Professional Certification program. As part of their training, facilitators are expected to become certified by completing the Professional Certification program. Becoming a Forum Trained Facilitator is an important way to give back to the field, as well as to advance your own professional development. Facilitators are chosen based on their education abroad experience and skills, and their demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Standards of Good Practice.
Click here for more information. The deadline to apply is September 30.


New Acquisitions: AIFS/AIFS Foundation Education Abroad Special Collection

The Forum is pleased to announce new donations to the Special Collection from founding Board Member Al Balkcum and current Chair of the Board, Barbara Rowe. Highlights from their acquisitions include session materials from The Forum’s first annual conference and education abroad publications from the 1980s and 1990s.

The Forum is currently accepting contributions, such as documents, correspondence, publications, manuscripts, photographs and other material relating to the history of U.S. education abroad from its beginnings until and including the 1990s.
Browse the Special Collection.

Behind the scenes of the AIFS/AIFS Foundation Education Abroad Special Collection.

Forum Members Receive Discount for Seminar in Barcelona

Forum members will receive a significant discount for the CAPA seminar being held in conjunction with the European Conference on Thursday, October 23. Registration for the seminar, Ain’t Gonna Study War no More’: The Lost Agenda in Education Abroad and the Example of the Spanish Civil War, will be $25 for those from Forum member institutions. For more information, and to register:

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