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November 20, 2018

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Conference Travel Grants: Extra Funding Now Available for Non-Members!

In light of the 15th Annual Conference theme and The Forum’s strategic goals, The Forum is making additional funding available to support the attendance of colleagues from non-member institutions. This means that more travel grants than ever before will be awarded this year, and we invite both Forum members and non-members to apply!
All colleagues who have a financial need are encouraged to apply, especially those that have never attended a Forum conference. Strong selection preference will be given to colleagues from the following institution types:
  • Community colleges
  • Minority-serving institutions
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
  • Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs)
  • International institutions/organizations
The deadline to apply for conference travel grants has been extended to December 7.
Apply Now

Apply for the Ron Koehn Conference Grant Award

The Forum invites colleagues who have contributed to innovations in education abroad program design to apply for the 2019 Ron Koehn Conference Grant Award, which will help to underwrite the cost of attending The Forum’s 15th Annual Conference.
Ron Koehn was a pioneer in the development of study abroad programs for community college students, creating ways to combine affordability with quality, and effective curricula with high standards. This award honors his legacy by recognizing colleagues who design education abroad programs that increase opportunities for underrepresented constituencies.
Colleagues from Forum Member institutions are invited to apply, particularly those from community colleges, minority-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs). The deadline to apply is December 7.
Apply Now

Nominate a Colleague for the Peter. A. Wollitzer Advocacy Award

The Forum’s Peter A. Wollitzer Advocacy Award honors a colleague who has been remarkably effective in influencing institutions of higher learning to understand and support education abroad through the promotion of The Forum's mission: developing and disseminating comprehensive standards of good practice, resources and training, advocating for education abroad and its values, and engaging the field in critical dialogue. The 2019 award will be presented at the 15th Annual Conference in Denver, CO.
The deadline to nominate a deserving colleague for the 2019 Wollitzer Award is December 14.
Submit a Nomination

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

The Forum is now accepting session proposals for the 10th Annual Standards of Good Practice Institute, Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management, to be held at the University of San Francisco on June 27, 2019.
Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management is education abroad’s signature annual event focusing on the risk management issues faced by organizations and institutions. Education abroad professionals gather each year at this Standards Institute to debrief, train, improve and learn the latest in best practices in risk management, including regulatory compliance.
The deadline to submit proposals is January 15, 2019.
Read the Call for Proposals

Stay Up to Date with the Latest Education Abroad Research

The Fall 2018 issue of Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad includes fresh new research on education abroad program design, intercultural learning, and student motivations for studying abroad. Read Frontiers, the only peer-reviewed, open-access, academic journal in our field.
Read Frontiers

The Forum Focus - Volume 5, Issue 2

The Forum Focus is an online publication that provides a platform for colleagues to voice their perspectives on current education abroad topics and issues. The November 2018 issue includes the following short articles:
  • “Standards Update: A Call to Action,” by Emily Gorlewski, Associate Director, Office of Study Abroad, Wesleyan University
  • “Education Abroad: The Cure to Cultural Despair?” by Janet Alperstein, Assistant Vice President, Office of Global Programs, New York University
  • “The Case for Going Global, Like China,” by Matt Meltzer, Founder and CEO, Sage Corps
  • “Critical Issues in Education Abroad: Have They Changed?” by Jon V.C. Booth, Interim Executive Director, The Forum on Education Abroad
Read The Forum Focus
The Forum invites colleagues to submit articles for consideration and ideas for future topics for The Forum Focus. The word limit for articles is 1,200 and is strictly enforced. Please send submissions to:

Upcoming Workshops

Wednesday, December 12
University System of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

Friday, January 11, 2019
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Dates and Deadlines:

Thursday, December 6: Online Standards information and listening session
Friday, December 7: Deadline to apply for Annual Conference travel grant & Ron Koehn Award
Monday, December 10: Deadline for graduate students to apply for the Annual Conference volunteer opportunity
Wednesday, December 12: Standards workshops in Atlanta, GA
Friday, December 14: Nomination deadline for the Wollitzer Award
Thursday, January 10: Online Standards information and listening session
Friday, January 11: Forum workshop on Mental Health Issues in Chestnut Hill, MA
Tuesday, January 15: Proposal deadline for Standards Institute on Health & Safety
Wednesday, January 30: Online Standards information and listening session
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