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August 11, 2016
 

In this Issue:

Attend The Forum’s 3rd European Conference! Regular Registration Ends Today


In the past year, Europe, the most popular education abroad destination for U.S. students, has seen historic political change, lives touched by terrorism, and the impact of economic realities. Our response as international educators to these unsettling times will determine how our students view the world and their future in it.
 
At The Forum’s European Conference, sessions and workshops will directly address shared challenges and solutions of supporting U.S. students as they study abroad in today’s Europe. Education abroad practitioners and faculty from across Europe will engage in open, critical dialogue on these issues.
 
Register today to receive the regular registration rate!
Full information on conference sessions and training opportunities

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

Contribute to the Field: Apply to Become a Forum Trained Facilitator


The Forum invites experienced colleagues to apply to become a member of the Forum Trained Facilitator Team that delivers the Standards of Good Practice workshops. 
These workshops are a primary way that the field’s Standards of Good Practice are disseminated as part of The Forum’s mission as the Standards Development Organization for Education Abroad. Many of the workshops also form the basis of the Professional Certification Program. As part of their training, facilitators are required to become certified by completing the Professional Certification program. Becoming a Forum Trained Facilitator is an important way to give back to the field, as well as to advance your own professional development. Facilitators are chosen based on their education abroad experience and skills, and their demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Standards of Good Practice.
 
The deadline to apply is September 30.
Apply here

Forum Awards for Students and Faculty


Nominate Your Students for the Award for Academic Achievement Abroad

The deadline for nominations for the 2016 Award for Academic Achievement Abroad is approaching. The award (formerly called the Undergraduate Research Award) recognizes rigorous and significant academic projects that undergraduate students conduct as a part of education abroad programs. Award recipients will be invited to present their work at a plenary luncheon during The Forum’s 13th Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington.

Nomination deadline: August 31, 2016
 
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.

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2016



Sponsor the Opening Reception at the 13th Annual Conference


Become our Welcome Reception sponsor! This is the opportunity to have your logo front and center at our Welcome Reception on Wednesday, March 29. Your logo will be printed on beverage napkins, placed on signage and in the Conference Program, insuring high visibility for your program or institution. You’ll also have a table display during the duration of the reception, and will receive two complimentary registrations.
Reserve the Sponsorship

Apply to Become a Forum Certification Assessor


The Forum seeks experienced professionals in the field of education abroad to serve as Forum Certification Assessors for the Professional Certification in Education Abroad program. Assessors will be rigorously trained to review and evaluate Standards Assignments submitted by program participants. Qualified applicants will be experienced colleagues from Forum member institutions and organizations who have consistently demonstrated their skill in the articulation and application of the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad.

The deadline to apply is September 30.
Apply here

Submit a Proposal to Frontiers: Special Issue on Religion and Education Abroad


Frontiers is now accepting proposals for a special issue on the topic of religion and education abroad. This volume, to be released in January 2018, will examine the intersection of religion and study abroad to explore the impacts that religion may have on students and their experiences abroad.

Proposals due December 1, 2016.
View the Call for Proposals
Welcome New Members

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


Hartwick College

Waukesha County Technical College


Interested in membership:
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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

Overview of the Standards of Good Practice
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Delaware County Community College, Media, PA
 

Student Selection, Preparation, Code of Conduct and Returning Support (Standards 4 and 5)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Delaware County Community College, Media, PA
 

Overview of the Standards of Good Practice

Thursday, October 20, 2016
DePauw University, Greencastle, IN

Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management (Standard 8)
Thursday, October 20, 2016
DePauw University, Greencastle, IN


Mission, Ethics & Integrity (Standards 1, 9 & The Code of Ethics)

Monday, October 24, 2016
SIT Study Abroad/SIT Graduate Institute, Brattleboro, VT

Student Learning, Development and Academic Framework (Standards 2 & 3)
Monday, October 24, 2016
SIT Study Abroad/SIT Graduate Institute, Brattleboro, VT
 







Dates and Deadlines:



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: Submission Deadline for the Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design
Friday, September 30: Deadline to apply to become a Forum Trained Facilitator
Friday, September 30: Deadline to apply to become a Forum Certification Assessor

 
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