In this Issue:
Welcome New Member:
The Forum welcomes the following institutional member committed to Standards of Good Practice:

Hampden-Sydney College

For more information on joining the Forum, visit:
Dates and Deadlines:

Friday, August 8
Early-bird registration deadline for workshop at Wheaton College (IL): Overview of the Standards of Good Practice
Friday, August 15
Early-bird registration deadline for workshops at Hobart & William Smith Colleges: Standard 8 and Standards 2 & 3

Monday, August 18
Workshop at Dartmouth College: US Legislation Packs a Suitcase: The Clery Act, Title IX, VAWA and Related Obligations for Education Abroad
Friday, August 22
Deadline to submit session proposals for the Eleventh Annual Conference in New Orleans

Wednesday, August 27
Early-bird registration deadline: The Forum’s Second European Conference in Barcelona

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

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

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

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European Conference: Early-Bird Registration

Don’t delay – early-bird registration rates for The Forum’s Second European Conference will end on August 27! The 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. Colleagues may sign up for workshops via the conference registration. Interested in Professional Certification? Take advantage of the workshop offerings and certify your knowledge of The Standards of Good Practice.


Sponsorships and Exhibit Opportunities for the 11th Annual Conference

Sponsorship, exhibit, and advertising opportunities are now open to all Forum members for the 11th Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA. The conference, “It Takes a Campus and More: The Faces of Education Abroad,” will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans, March 25-27, 2015.

Sponsorships are an excellent way to show your organization’s support of the Forum’s mission. All sponsors and exhibitors will be recognized in the conference brochure, program and on the Forum website, providing maximum exposure. For more information or to take advantage of these opportunities, click here.
Don’t forget – session proposals for the annual conference are also being accepted! The deadline to submit proposals is August 22.


Forum Workshop at Wheaton College (IL): Overview of the Standards

Are your education abroad programs and practices in line with The Standards of Good Practice? Find out by participating in the Forum’s half-day workshop, Overview of the Standards of Good Practice, on Thursday, September 4, at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.

Participants will use the Standards as a guide in examining their own institutions’ capabilities and in determining how to ensure quality in areas such as academic programming, student conduct, resources, personnel, policies and procedures. Although open to all colleagues, this workshop also serves as a module for colleagues who are enrolled, or considering enrollment, in The Forum’s Professional Certification in Education Abroad Program.

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Forum 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 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. Although open to all colleagues, these workshops also serve as modules for those who are enrolled, or considering enrollment, in The Forum’s Professional Certification in Education Abroad Program.
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Two New Members Join The Forum Board of Directors

Enda Carroll, Associate Director, Center for Study Abroad at University College Dublin, and John Lucas, Provost at World Learning, SIT, were recently elected to The Forum’s Board of Directors. Board Chair Barbara Rowe commented, “Enda and John bring very valuable experiences and perspectives to the Forum Board that will serve us very well as The Forum moves into the future.” For a full listing of Board members, please visit


Forum Council Election Results

Congratulations to the following colleagues who have been elected to the Forum Council for a 3-year term:
  • Trevor Goddard, Monash University (Australia)
  • Heather Barclay Hamir, Boston University
  • Kristen Mallory, Claremont McKenna College
  • Sarah E. Spencer, University of St. Thomas
  • Lorna Stern, Arcadia University, College of Global Studies
The Forum thanks Nigel Cossar and Martha Johnson, Vice Chair, who recently cycled off the Council. The Forum extends its gratitude to Martin Hogan, most recent Council Chair, for his leadership as he also cycles off.


Measuring Capacity in Education Abroad

The Forum has developed a ten-question member survey that attempts to measure the capacity for accommodating more students on current education abroad programs. The results of this survey will provide important information to help guide national efforts and assist Forum member institutions to plan for the future.
If you are an Institutional Representative, but did not receive an email invitation to the survey, please contact the Forum at


Did You Know?

The rising cost for students was rated the most significant factor impacting the number of U.S. students participating in study abroad. This might not come as a surprise, as it has been a top concern of Forum members since 2008. To learn about concerns of Forum members, check out the 2013 State of the Field Survey Report. Now in its fifth iteration, the State of the Field Survey takes the pulse of the education abroad field on key issues and compares current trends with those from past surveys.

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