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March 23, 2017

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13th Annual Conference is Next Week!

The Forum’s 13th Annual Conference, Creating and Sustaining the Education Abroad Continuum, is next week and we look forward to welcoming nearly 1,300 colleagues in Seattle! Don’t miss out on all that the Forum Conference has to offer: On-Site Registration
On-site conference registration and check-in will be open during the following hours:
  • Tuesday, March 28:  4-7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 29: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 30: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday, March 31: 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Conference App
All of the information for the 13th Annual Conference is at your fingertips. Download The Forum’s free mobile conference app in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Search for keywords: The Forum 2017.

Meet with Forum President at the Annual Conference

Are you interested in meeting with Forum President and CEO Brian Whalen at the Annual Conference?  If you would like to meet to chat about anything related to The Forum and/or the field of education abroad, contact Nadine Perez at to schedule an appointment.

Register for the 8th Annual Standards Institute on Health & Safety

Registration for the Standards of Good Practice InstituteBeyond the Basics of Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management, is now open. The Institute will be held on Thursday, June 22 at the University of Texas, Austin.
Join colleagues for education abroad’s signature annual event focusing on the education abroad risk management issues faced daily by organizations and institutions. The practical, hands-on focus will include concurrent and plenary sessions that will assist participants to improve their institutional and organizational strategies for risk mitigation, and incident prevention and response.
Register Now

New Literature in the Outcomes Toolbox Assessment Bibliography!

The Assessment Bibliography focuses on studies assessing education abroad outcomes with the aims of disseminating information to The Forum membership and encouraging new research and practice. New updates are added regularly by members of the Outcomes Assessment and Research Committee.
View the Assessment Bibliography

What Is the Primary Assessment-Related Skill With Which You Would Like Help?

Professional Certification Accelerated Residencies Offer In-Depth Professional Development

Are you ready to invest in your staff and/or yourself? Professional Certification in Education Abroad Accelerated Residency offers three days of interactive, in-depth training focusing on ethics, health and safety, student preparation and selection, academic development and more. Learn from colleagues from different types of institutions and perspectives all focused on quality international education. 
Participate in one of two upcoming Accelerated Residencies:
May 22-24, 2017
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
Application Deadline: April 7
June 12-14, 2017
The Forum on Education Abroad, Carlisle, PA 
Application Deadline: April 21
Learn More

Resources for Your Week:
Preparing for The Forum's Annual Conference

Conference time is here! Get the most out of your attendance at The Forum’s Annual Conference in Seattle next week by following a few simple steps.
  • Download the app to plan your sessions and exhibit hall time in advance.
  • First timer? Meet new people and get oriented! Attend the Newcomer Session at 8 a.m. on Thursday morning.
  • Attend a variety of sessions. Think about how your attendance can benefit your future personal and career goals as well as the goals and needs of your office.
  • Be an active participant. Raise your hand. Get engaged and engage others.
  • Follow up. Reach out to people you met and keep the conversation going after you get home.
  • Don’t forget to thank your boss! Show them why your attendance was worth the time and money it cost the office.
Get more advice on getting the most out of professional conferences.

Upcoming Workshops

Friday, April 7, 2017
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Student Learning, Development and Academic Framework (Standards 2 and 3)
Student Selection, Preparation, Code of Conduct & Returning Support (Standards 4 & 5)  

Friday, April 21, 2017
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Focus on Standard 8: Crafting Emergency Action Plans and Protocols

Monday, May 1, 2017
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI
Focus on Standard 8: Crafting Emergency Action Plans and Protocols

Dates and Deadlines:

Tuesday, March 28 - Wednesday, March 29: Pre-Conference Workshops in Seattle
Wednesday, March 29 - Friday, March 31: 13th Annual Forum Conference in Seattle
Friday, April 7: Deadline for feedback on the Strategic Plan draft
Friday, April 7: Standards Workshops in Bethlehem, PA
Friday, April 7: Deadline to apply for Accelerated Residency in Champaign, IL
Monday, April 10: Submission deadline for Spring issue of The Forum Focus
Friday, April 21: Forum Workshop in Louisville, KY
Friday, April 21: Deadline to apply for Accelerated Residency in Carlisle, PA
Monday, May 1: Forum Workshop in Eau Claire, WI
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