Next Week in Denver: Standards Institute on Health and Safety
The Forum’s 5th Annual Standards of Good Practice Institute
, "Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management," will be held at the University of Denver in Colorado on June 20, 2014. This annual Standards Institute offers practical strategies and resources at an advanced level, and includes sessions
that are led by experts from within and outside of the education abroad field.
and join us in Denver! Regular registration rates are available through Friday, June 13, after which late registration rates will apply.
Register for the Forum’s Second European Conference in Barcelona
The Forum’s Second European Conference, “What Does it Mean to be a ‘Traditional’ Destination? Challenges & Opportunities for Education Abroad in Europe,” will be held October 23-25, 2014, at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. Registration is now open and early-bird pricing will be effective through August 27.
to register! Conference details, including sessions, pre-conference workshops and sponsorship opportunities, can be found at www.forumea.org/Barcelona2014.cfm
Submit Nominations for the Undergraduate Research Award
The deadline to submit nominations for the 2014 Undergraduate Research Award is Friday, June 20
The Forum Undergraduate Research Award is an honor that showcases undergraduate research that occurs as part of education abroad programs. Award projects encompass a wide variety of academic disciplines, demonstrating that international learning informs many academic and professional fields. The awards validate students' understanding of other cultures and societies. Additional details and nomination instructions can be found at www.forumea.org/research-awards.cfm
Every year, award recipients are invited (all expenses paid) to present their research at a plenary luncheon at the Forum’s Annual Conference.
Contribute to the Forum’s Critical Incident Database
The Forum on Education Abroad is increasing the number of members contributing to the Critical Incident Database (CID)
data set. This research benefits the field and provides the following to your institution:
- An easy and convenient way to track what happens to your students while off campus (types of incidents, locations, etc.);
- A reliable method to identify which incidents should be included in your Annual Security Report to comply with the Clery Act; and
- A confidential way to help the field track critical incidents so that risk management decisions about education abroad programs can be made using appropriate data; program identity is protected.
and submit an application to participate.
*Photo credit: This issue's photo is from Jim Kelly, Indiana University School of Journalism (IU Reporting HIV/AIDS in Africa program).