In this Issue:

Welcome New Member

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

Saint Mary's College of California

For more information on joining the Forum, visit: http://www.forumea.org/
memberservices.cfm


Dates and Deadlines

Monday, November 19
Free webinar for members: Understanding the Standards of Good Practice – Standard 4: Student Preparation for the Learning Environment

Friday, November 30
Session proposal deadline: Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management Standards Institute

Wednesday, December 5 - Friday, December 7
The Forum's First European Conference in Dublin, Ireland

Saturday, December 8
Post-conference Fireside Dialogue in Dublin: Issues and Topics for On-Site Resident Directors
 
Friday, December 14
Free webinar for members: Understanding the Standards of Good Practice – Standard 5: Student Selection and Code of Conduct
 
Tuesday, January 15
Full-day workshop: Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad in Atlanta, GA

Friday, January 18
Application deadline for Fireside Dialogue in Chicago: Language Learning and Education Abroad

Tuesday, January 22
Free webinar for members: Understanding the Standards of Good Practice – Standard 6: Policies and Procedures

Thursday, January 31
Early-bird registration deadline: Ninth Annual Conference in Chicago

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Call for Proposals: Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management

The Forum on Education Abroad announces a call for session proposals for the 4th Standards of Good Practice Institute on "Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management," to be held at the University of California, Santa Barbara on June 20, 2013. For more information, and to submit a proposal, visit http://www.forumea.org/HealthInstitute13.cfm.




Free Member Webinar on the Fourth Standard of Good Practice: Student Preparation for the Learning Environment Abroad

The fourth webinar in the “Understanding the Standards of Good Practice” series is scheduled for Monday, November 19 at 11 a.m. (EST). Open to Forum members only, this webinar will cover the content of Standard 4 of the Forum’s Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad on Student Preparation for the Learning Environment Abroad, and will be facilitated by Michelle Gere, Northwestern University.

“Understanding the Standards” is a time- and cost-effective way to introduce new staff to the Standards, or to refresh the knowledge of current staff. Each webinar is expected to last one hour.
 
Click here to see the full schedule of webinars in this series.
To register, email: forumeawebinars@dickinson.edu




Fireside Dialogue: “Language Learning and Education Abroad”

The Forum is pleased to offer a Fireside Dialogue for education abroad professionals and language faculty to be held in conjunction with the Ninth Annual Forum Conference in Chicago, IL in April, 2013. "Language Learning and Education Abroad” will increase participants’ understanding of the role of foreign language learning in education abroad. This Fireside Dialogue will bring together no more than 30 participants, facilitators and thought leaders in an informal setting for in-depth collegial discussion that leads to practical solutions, which participants can put into action. The leaders, representing diverse areas of higher education and language learning, will share their experience and expertise and engage participants in an open, frank dialogue.

Applications to participate in the Fireside Dialogue will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. You may apply by submitting this form, or visit www.forumea.org/FiresideDialogues13.cfm for more information.




Calling Experienced Trainers!

The Forum’s strategic plan specifies the design and implementation of programming at the regional, national and international levels that disseminates the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad, increases the accessibility of the Standards to all levels of Forum member institutions and organizations, encourages and provides training in the implementation of best practices, and allows all member institutions and organizations to engage in purposeful dialogue.  In order to provide the highest level of programming to the Forum membership, it is necessary to maintain a cohort of specially-trained colleagues to deliver a variety of programming. The Forum is proud to announce an effort to engage seasoned colleagues in developing and delivering Forum workshops. The Forum invites colleagues to consider applying to become a member of the Forum Trained Facilitator Team. Read more here.




*Photo credit: This issue's photo comes to us from Indiana University.

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