Now Accepting Session Proposals for the Forum's 11th Annual Conference
The Forum's Eleventh Annual Conference
, "It Takes a Campus and More: The Faces of Education Abroad,
" will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 25-27, 2015. Session proposals are now being accepted via an online form
. The deadline to submit is August 22
The value of education abroad for students is undisputed among education abroad professionals. It is the transformative potential of education abroad that inspires their work. However, it takes more than the dedication of the education abroad field to develop and administer successful programs, and to serve students effectively: it takes a campus, and more. Commitment from all stakeholders is essential. The Forum’s Eleventh Annual Conference will examine the many faces of education abroad, their diverse perspectives, and how we can all work together to improve the student experience.
Read the full Call for Proposals
Forum Workshop: Clery Act, VAWA and Title IX
The Forum on Education Abroad and the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) will deliver a full-day workshop
, U.S. Legislation Packs a Suitcase: The Clery Act, Title IX, VAWA & Related Obligations for Education Abroad,
on Monday, August 18th at Dartmouth College. The workshop will address implications for education abroad as a result of recent federal activity: the Violence Against Women Act; Title IX and the revision to the Handbook for the Clery Act.
Travel Grant Application Deadline for European Conference
A limited number of travel grants
are available to education abroad professionals to help defray the costs of attending the Forum’s European Conference in Barcelona. Selection will be based on need and demonstrated benefit from attending the conference. Applicants must be employed by a Forum member institution, and grant awards are expected to range from US$100 to US$250.
for more information. The deadline to submit a grant application is July 15.
Forum Hosts Certification Residency for Facilitators and Certification Assessors
Last week, the Forum hosted 11 colleagues for its first Professional Certification in Education Abroad Residency. The intensive week was designed to train Forum Trained Facilitators and Certification Program Assessors as the first cohort of Certified Professionals in Education Abroad. Workshops Sessions were filmed throughout the week for use in online modules for participants of the Certification in Education Abroad program. The first online module, Overview of the Standards of Good Practice
, will be available by mid-July, with other modules being added throughout the fall. Thank you to this group of energetic colleagues!
Learn more about the Professional Certification in Education Abroad
program. Though the Certification Program is designed to be completed within three years, an accelerated Certification Residency is expected to be offered each summer.
This issue's banner photo is courtesy of Forum member, CEDEI.