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July 28, 2016

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13th Annual Conference: Session Proposal Deadline Coming Up

The Forum’s 13th Annual Conference, "Creating and Sustaining the Education Abroad Continuum," to be held in Seattle, Washington, March 29-31, 2017, focuses on the student’s education abroad experience.

Ideally, the education abroad experience is a continuum that begins long before the student arrives in the host country and carries on after their return, integrating the academic and experiential, supported by fair policies and ethical programming. While this ideal of a continuum may not be the reality for all students, education abroad can take practical steps toward achieving it.

The deadline to submit session and workshop proposals is August 19, 2016.
Read the Call for Proposals

Reserve an Exhibit Table for the 13th Annual Conference

Achieve maximum exposure for your institution or organization at The Forum’s 13th Annual Conference by reserving a booth in the Exhibit Hall. There are only a handful of open tables remaining and they are going fast!

The Conference, Creating and Sustaining the Education Abroad Continuum, will take place in Seattle, WA, March 29-31, 2017 at the Westin Seattle.
Sponsorship Opportunities

It’s Never Too Early to Think Big

The Big Think is a popular annual conference feature that inspires open dialogue about a book from outside - but relevant to - education abroad, challenging education abroad professionals to think beyond their own field.

For this year’s selection, we’d like to crowd-source Big Think options. Suggested titles should address an issue of interest to a range of Forum members, not require specialist knowledge to be understood, be of a manageable length, and be affordable and easily purchased online or in stores.

Have a title in mind? Email it to

Forum Membership Dues

Invoices for the 2016-17 membership dues have been sent to all institutional representatives. The deadline for payment is July 31. 

If there has been a change in the institutional representative at your institution, or if you wish to add an additional person who should receive a copy of the invoice, please contact Mike Landis by e-mail at or by telephone at 717-254-8803.

If your institution or organization is not currently one of the nearly 800 members of The Forum, please consider joining!  If your organization joins, each person at your organization receives the benefits of membership!
Membership Information

Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design: Call for Submissions

The Forum’s Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design honors faculty who develop and implement innovative and effective education abroad curricula. It is the education abroad field’s only award presented to an individual or group of individuals for excellence in the design of an education abroad course.

By recognizing the outstanding efforts of faculty who are committed to the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad, The Forum hopes to inspire the field as a whole to continue to strive for enrichment of education abroad curricula, and to continually reflect on how we may best encourage student learning abroad.

The submission deadline for the 2016 award is September 15, 2016.
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Reminder: Register Now for the 3rd European Conference in Athens, Greece

Planning on attending The Forum’s 3rd European Conference in Athens
(October 5-7)? 

Regular registration rates end on Thursday, August 11, after which late fees will apply. Want to see who else is coming? The attendee list is available on The Forum website.
Living Change: Education Abroad in 21st Century Europe (October 5-7) will address critical issues facing students and programs in contemporary Europe.
The Forum’s 3rd European Conference is hosted by CYA (College Year in Athens).
More Information

Chapman University:
Meeting the Standards

This month, The Forum highlights Chapman University, which
received recognition for meeting the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad in 2014.

Learn about Chapman’s QUIP experience

Find out how your organization can earn QUIP recognition

Welcome New Members

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

Moravian College
FocusPoint International

Interested in membership:
Join The Forum

Upcoming Workshops

U.S. Legislation Packs a Suitcase: The Clery Act, Title IX, VAWA and Related Obligations for Education Abroad
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
University of Dayton, OH

Dates and Deadlines:

Monday, August 1: Deadline to register for Accelerated Residency in Athens, Greece
Thursday, August 11: Regular registration ends for the 3rd European Conference
Friday, August 19: Session/Workshop Proposal Deadline for the 13th Annual Conference
Wednesday, August 31: Clery, Title IX and VAWA Workshop in Dayton, OH
Wednesday, August 31: Nomination Deadline for the Award for Academic Achievement Abroad
Thursday, September 15, 2016: Submission Deadline for the Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design
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