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December 17, 2015
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In this Issue:

Forum Member Webinar, “After the Paris Attacks: Education Abroad & the New Normal”

Following the November 13, 2015 Paris attacks, education abroad colleagues in Paris and around the world are focused on working in the “new normal” ­of real and perceived terror threats. Join us on Thursday, January 21, 11 a.m. (EST) for a moderated discussion with education abroad professionals in Paris and the U.S. that will address how to support students, parents, and education abroad partners.
Joanna Holvey-Bowles

Julie Friend, Northwestern University
Alexandra Mitchell, CEA Study Abroad France
Loren Ringer, APUAF (Association des Programmes Universitaires Américains en France)

Forum members, click here to register for this free webinar.

Forum Storytellers Podcast:
Episode 4 is Now Available!

Join us as we journey back to 1988, for a special conversation with study abroad pioneer Lily von Klemperer, who was interviewed by Tom Roberts at the time of the establishment of NAFSA’s Lily von Klemperer Award. Listen to Lily describe how she began working at IIE just after the Second World War, the education abroad trends that she witnessed during her career, and her thoughts on the future of the field. Special thanks to William W. Hoffa for donating this video to the AIFS/AIFS Foundation Education Abroad Special Collection.
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CEA Study Abroad Earns Recognition for Meeting Standards of Good Practice

The Forum is very pleased to announce that CEA Study Abroad recently received recognition for being in substantial conformity with the Standards of Good Practice by successfully completing The Forum’s Quality Improvement Program (QUIP).

The Forum’s Quality Improvement Program for Education Abroad is a rigorous process of self-study and peer review that recognizes institutions and organizations for meeting the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad while offering suggestions and recommendations for quality improvement.

Congratulations to CEA Study Abroad!
Learn More about QUIP

Forum Makes Available Special Funding for QUIP

The Forum is offering a specially-funded opportunity for member institutions to participate in a Quality Improvement Program (QUIP) review. Selected institutions must commit to complete the QUIP reviews during the 2016 calendar year, and they will pay only a $500 fee and assume no other costs for the reviews, which include peer review site visits.
The deadline to apply is January 15, 2016.
Learn More

Last Chance to Join The Forum/NYTimes Collaborative

Join The Forum/NYTimes Collaborative and contribute to a new and innovative resource for education abroad. The Education Abroad Digital Resource Center will utilize New York Times news and content to enhance education abroad learning, before, during and after the education abroad experience. Give your education abroad students, faculty, and staff 6 months of free access to the, including the International Herald Tribune and NYTimes Chinese edition, contribute to a new and innovative resource for education abroad, and receive online or on-campus training from NYTimes in Education professionals.
Learn More & Apply

Register for the 12th Annual Conference

Registration for The Forum’s 12th Annual Conference is open. Submit your registration under this year’s budget and take advantage of early-bird pricing.
The Conference, Navigating the Intersections: The Cultures of Education Abroad, will take place in Atlanta, GA, April 6-8, 2016 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza.

Register Now!

Fireside Dialogue: Inclusive Excellence in Education Abroad

The Forum is pleased to offer a Fireside Dialogue to be held in conjunction with its 12th Annual Conference in Atlanta in April 2016. Inclusive Excellence in Education Abroad is intended for education abroad professionals seeking to assist the field to meet its diversity goals by focusing on the more encompassing concept of Inclusive Excellence. The Forum’s Fireside Dialogues foster in-depth, collegial discussion that leads to practical solutions that help to advance The Forum and the field as a whole.

The application deadline is January 15, 2016.
Learn More & Apply

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

The Forum is now accepting session proposals for the 7th Annual Standards of Good Practice Institute, Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management, to be held at Northwestern University on June 23, 2016. This institute is the field’s signature annual event focusing on the education abroad risk management issues faced by organizations and institutions. Education abroad professionals gather to debrief, train, improve and learn the latest in best practices of education abroad risk management, including regulatory compliance.

The deadline for submitting proposals is January 15, 2016.
Read the Call for Proposals

Be Part of the On-Site Dialogue: The Forum’s 3rd European Conference

The Forum’s European Conferences provide the valuable opportunity for on-site education abroad professionals to dialogue with colleagues from across Europe, sharing ideas, strategies and concerns. Join the dialogue by submitting a session proposal for the 3rd European Conference, Living Change: Education Abroad in 21st Century Europe. The conference will be hosted by CYA (College Year in Athens) in Athens, Greece, October 5-7, 2016.
The deadline to submit proposals is January 29, 2016.
Read the Call for Proposals

Join IIE’s Generation Study Abroad Initiative

IIE invites institutions to join the 600+ institutions that are already part of the Generation Study Abroad initiative. The next deadline to join is January 15, 2016. Click here for more information.
Welcome New Members

The Forum welcomes the following institutional members committed to the Standards of Good Practice:

Delaware County Community College
State University of New York at Geneseo
University of the Sunshine Coast

Interested in membership:
Join The Forum

Upcoming Workshops in the New Year

Overview of the Standards of Good Practice & Student Selection, Preparation, Code of Conduct & Returning Support (Standards 4 & 5)
February 3, 2016
In conjunction with the WISE Conference on intercultural skills development, Winston-Salem, NC
Student Learning, Development and Academic Framework (Standards 2 & 3) & Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management (Standard 8)
February 5, 2016
CEA Study Abroad Barcelona Center, Spain
Hurry! Early-bird registration deadline is December 18.
Overview of the Standards of Good Practice
February 8, 2016
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Mission, Ethics & Integrity (Standards 1, 9 & The Code of Ethics) & Student Learning, Development and Academic Framework (Standards 2 & 3)
February 24, 2016
New York University, NY

Dates and Deadlines:

Friday, December 18: Early-bird registration deadline for Barcelona workshops
Friday, January 15: Deadline to apply for Fireside Dialogue
Friday, January 15: Deadline to apply for specially-funded QUIP opportunity
Friday, January 15: Deadline for proposals for the Standards of Good Practice Institute
Thursday, January 29: Deadline for Proposals for the 3rd European Conference
Wednesday, February 3: Standards Workshops in Winston-Salem, NC
Friday, February 5: Standards Workshops in Barcelona, Spain
Monday, February 8: Standards Workshop in Tempe, AZ
Wednesday, February 24: Standards Workshops in New York, NY
Click here for more Forum events.
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