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Dates and Deadlines

Sunday, February 19
Forum Conference room rate at Sheraton Denver Downtown expires

Friday, February 24
Regular Registration rates for Annual Conference and Standards Institute close

Last day to submit topics for Denver Lunch Discussions to

March 9, 2012
Last day to sponsor items/events at the Annual Conference

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First Recipient of Ron Koehn Conference Grant Named

Colin Ireland, recently retired as Resident Director of Arcadia University’s College of Global Studies Ireland Programs, is the first recipient of the Ron Koehn Conference Grant Award for Innovative Education Abroad Programs. The Award is named in honor of Ron Koehn, an education abroad colleague who has played a significant role in advancing the education abroad field, especially through his contributions to innovations in program design.  The grant award is given annually to someone who has been especially effective in contributing to innovations in education abroad program design. Ireland will receive a stipend to help underwrite the costs of attending the Forum Annual Conference in Denver, March 21-23, 2012.
Ireland, an American who is an expert on medieval Irish literature, served as Resident Director of Arcadia University’s Ireland programs for nearly 20 years, bringing a comparative perspective to the study of Irish and American cultures and societies. He stated, "I am honored to receive the first Ron Koehn Conference Grant Award. The grant is a productive way to ensure that members can benefit from and contribute to the necessary work of the Forum on Education Abroad."
For more information on the Ron Koehn Conference Grant Award, visit:

Forum - NACUA Clery Workshop to be offered again in June 2012

The Forum and NACUA (National Association of College and University Attorneys) will offer again the full-day workshop addressing recent changes to the Clery Handbook.  “Implications of the New Clery Handbook - What Does it Mean for Education Abroad?”will take place on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 9:00am to 4:00pm, at the George Washington University, Washington, DC.  This workshop will be held the day following the 3rd annual Forum on Education Abroad Standards of Good Practice Institute: Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety and Risk Management. The workshop is intended for institutional teams from offices such as education abroad, risk management, campus police and safety, and legal counsel, as well as program provider organizations. 

Participants in the January 2012 Workshop hosted by Fordham University told the Forum:
  • “This workshop provided a thorough overview of the Clery Act, identification of specific reporting requirements and plenty of time for Q&A”;
  • “I found the translation and interpretation of the legalese extremely helpful”;
  • “The examples that were provided to demonstrate how the reporting requirements apply (or not) was invaluable”
Registration will open in early March; rates are: $275/Forum or NACUA member, $325/nonmembers. The deadline to register is Friday May 18, 2012 by 5:00pm (EST). Please note that registration is limited to 50 participants. For more information, visit:

New to the Annual Conference Schedule: Work in Progress featuring the Forum Council, Committees and Working Groups

The Forum Council and its Committees and Working Groups are essential to advancing the Forum’s mission and goals. At the Annual Conference during the extended coffee break on Friday morning, March 23, Forum Council, Committee and Working Group members will share their work. This is an excellent opportunity for conference attendees to learn more about current projects, how to get involved, and provide input, ideas and suggestions.

Annual Conference Registration Reminder

Regular Registration rates close next Friday, February 24, 2012; Late Registration rates take effect February 25. If you have not yet registered for the Annual Conference, please do so today by visiting

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