In this Issue:

Dates and Deadlines:

Thursday, August 15
Membership renewal payments are due
Friday, August 16
Session and Workshop proposals for the Tenth Annual Conference are due

Member Comments on VIEW Guidelines due
Tuesday, August 27
Early-bird registration deadline for Denver Workshops

Monday, September 16
Early-bird registration deadline for Standards Institute: Curriculum, Teaching and Education Abroad

Thursday, September 26
Full-day workshop in Denver: Implications of the New Clery Handbook - What Does it Mean for Education Abroad?
Friday, September 27
Full-day workshop in Denver: Focus on Standard 8: Crafting Emergency Action Plans and Protocols
Thursday, October 31
Early-bird registration opens for Tenth Annual Conference

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"New and Emerging Paradigms for Education Abroad" - Tenth Annual Conference 

Collegial… dynamic…challenging…focused… a meeting charged by an intellectual energy and a passion for ideas that advance the field of education abroad. 
Be part of the excitement and submit a session or workshop proposal today!
The Forum has already received proposals on a number of innovative topics:
  • Using focused writing assignments to encourage connecting the before, during and after of education abroad;
  • Having a conference common reading that proposes challenging ideas from outside the field;
  • Developing a “paradigm of mindfulness” for education abroad.
Add your own creative approaches to "New and Emerging Paradigms for Education Abroad."
The deadline for submissions is August 16.
For full information, visit:

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 invites colleagues to consider applying to become a member of the Forum Trained Facilitator Team that delivers the Standards of Good Practice workshops. Read more here.

Coming Soon: The Forum's Critical Incident Database

The Critical Incident Database (CID), a new tool for use by Forum members in tracking critical incidents that occur while their students are abroad, will be available for use in the near future. Three reasons your institution/organization will want to participate:
1.     An easy and convenient way to track what happens to your students while off campus (types of incidents, locations, etc.);
2.     A reliable method to identify which incidents should be reported in your Annual Security Report to the Department of Education to comply with the Clery Act; and
3.     A way to help the field track critical incidents so that risk management decisions about education abroad programs can be made using appropriate data.
The release of the CID is scheduled for August 15. 

Register Now for Forum Workshops in Denver 

Forum workshops hosted at University of Colorado at Denver, September 26 and 27, 2013 will help you start the new academic year on the right track!  The two separate full day workshops are being offered to help institutions and organizations understand Clery compliance and improve practices. The first workshop, Implications of the New Clery Handbook – What Does It Mean for Education Abroad, co-sponsored by the Forum and the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), will take place on Thursday, September 26. During this workshop expert presenters will discuss in depth the implications of changes to the Clery Handbook for the field of education abroad, and Clery-related reporting for all types of education abroad activity. The workshop will provide ample opportunity for discussion and for presenters to answer participant questions.
The second workshop, Focus on Standard 8: Crafting Emergency Action Plans and Protocols, takes place the following day (Friday, September 27). 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. This workshop will train participants to assess and improve programs they operate, or to which they send students, focusing on issues surrounding health and safety.

Click here to register for one or both of these workshops; sign up for both and automatically receive a $50 discount.

Standards of Good Practice Institute: "Curriculum, Teaching and Education Abroad”

Registration is now open for the Forum’s next Standards of Good Practice Institute, Curriculum, Teaching and Education Abroad, November 19, 2013 (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). This Standards Institute will highlight an array of approaches to curriculum design and teaching in education abroad, and assist participants in understanding how to develop and improve their own education abroad curricula ,and enhance disciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching. Plenary and concurrent sessions will bring together professionals in instructional design, education abroad faculty and administrators,  and highlight innovative ways in which Standard 3: Academic Framework may be applied to achieve excellence in curriculum design and teaching.
Click here to register!

Annual Membership Dues 

All members should have received invoices for annual membership dues, which have not increased. The deadline for payment is August 15. Questions?  Contact Michael Landis, Associate Director of Finance, at or call 717-245-1031.

Tenth Annual Conference: Exhibit Hall Update

Expanding the Annual Conference Exhibit Hall hours has received such a positive response that, even at this early date, limited exhibitor openings remain!  Be sure to reserve your table soon. Full information is available at:

In Memoriam: Bill Thomas

The Forum has received the very sad news that Bill Thomas, retired Director of International Programs and Professor Emeritus of French at Union College, passed away on June 11.  Bill had Union join the Forum in 2005 and he was an enthusiastic supporter of both the Forum and its official journal Frontiers until his retirement in 2009.  The Forum extends its condolences to Bill’s family, friends and colleagues.  To read more about Bill and his life:,-professor-emeritus-of-french-.php


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