In this Issue:
Dates and Deadlines:

Thursday, June 19
Workshops in Denver, CO: Standards 4 & 5 and Standard 8
Friday, June 20
Standards of Good Practice Institute: Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management
Nominations due for 2014 Undergraduate Research Award
Monday, June 30
Voting closes for Forum Council elections
Tuesday, July 15
European Conference travel grant application deadline
Deadline for Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partners to apply for the Forum’s Education Abroad Capacity Review
Wednesday, August 27
Early-bird registration deadline: The Forum’s Second European Conference in Barcelona

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2013 Undergraduate Research Award Recipients

Narintohn Luangrath, Boston College

Madison Stevens, Franklin University Switzerland/ SIT Study Abroad

Forum Launches Education Abroad Capacity Review for Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partners

The Forum on Education Abroad is pleased to announce the launch of a new program supporting IIE's Generation Study Abroad initiative. The Education Abroad Capacity Review will engage a select group of 12-15 U.S. higher education institutions in their efforts to strategically expand their study abroad capacity while ensuring quality and standards of their programs. The program is open to all Generation Study Abroad Commitment partners.
The Education Abroad Capacity Review is a customized 6-month QUIP review exclusively for Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partners. The processes and exercises of this Education Abroad Capacity Review are designed to evaluate the organization’s mission and goals and assess enabling conditions and challenges in light of the Forum’s Standards and best practices in the education abroad field.
The deadline to apply is July 15, 2014. The 6-month program will begin in late August.
Click here for more information and to apply.


Forum Council Elections

The Nominations Committee of the Forum Council is pleased to announce the following slate of candidates for the five open positions in this year’s Forum Council election:
  • Trevor Goddard, Monash University (Australia)
  • Heather Barclay Hamir, Boston University
  • Stacey Hansen, University of Virginia
  • Kristen Mallory, Claremont McKenna College
  • Sarah E. Spencer, University of St. Thomas (MN)
  • Alicia Stanley, Northwestern University
  • Lorna Stern, Arcadia University, College of Global Studies
To learn more about the candidates, read their statements.
The Forum Council election is held by e-mail ballot; all Institutional Representatives have received an email with a link to an online ballot. Voting is now open, and will close at 5 p.m. EDT, Monday, June 30.


Nomination Deadline for the 2014 Undergraduate Research Award

The deadline to submit nominations for the 2014 Undergraduate Research Award is tomorrow, 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


European Conference in Barcelona: Registration and Hotel Information

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 open and early-bird pricing will be effective through August 27. Click here to register!
Hotel information for the conference is now posted at Unlike the annual conference, the Forum’s European Conference does not use one conference hotel. The site lists many options at a range of price points and within varying distances to the UPF Ciutadella Campus.


The Forum Joins the Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange

The Forum is pleased to announce its membership in the Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange. The Alliance is an association of 83 nongovernmental organizations comprising the international educational and cultural exchange community in the United States. Its mission is to formulate and promote public policies that support the growth and well-being of international exchange links between the people of the United States and other nations.


*Photo credit: This issue's photo is from Madison Stevens of Franklin University Switzerland/ SIT Study Abroad.

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