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May 14, 2015
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In this Issue:

Integrate The New York Times into Your Education Abroad Curriculum

As an outcome of its collaboration with The New York Times, The Forum is pleased to announce that its member institutions are now able to subscribe to and to The NYTimes smartphone apps at an exclusive discounted rate.

The Offer:
For only $1 per student, access to and smartphone apps, for a year, for all students studying abroad!

Forum members also receive access to The Forum-New York Times Education Abroad Digital Resource Center, set to launch in fall 2015.
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May is AIFS/AIFS Foundation Education Abroad Special Collection Month!

What qualifications were necessary to enter the education abroad field 38 years ago? Find out in this document from the AIFS/AIFS Foundation Education Abroad Special Collection.

In its second year, the Collection has received significant donations of materials from a number of donors. This month, we ask for your help in continuing the Collection’s growth. The Forum is currently accepting contributions, such as documents, correspondence, publications, manuscripts, photographs and other material relating to the history of U.S. education abroad from its beginnings until and including the 1990s.

Learn how to donate in May!
Browse the Collection

Free Webinar for New Forum Members

The Forum invites its new members to participate in A Member’s Orientation to The Forum: Programs, Projects, Services and Benefits” scheduled for Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 12 p.m. (EDT). Facilitated by Forum staff, this free webinar will describe the benefits of membership and introduce ways to get involved in The Forum’s work. We welcome new members and new colleagues to participate, as well as anyone else from a Forum member institution interested in refreshing their knowledge of what The Forum has to offer.
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Still Time to Register for the 6th Annual Standards of Good Practice Institute

The Forum's 6th Annual Standards of Good Practice Institute, Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management, will be held on Saturday, May 30 at MIT, immediately following the NAFSA conference. Register by May 14 to avoid paying a late fee.
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In Memoriam: M. Jean White

The Forum was saddened to hear of the passing of M. Jean White on May 7. A member of the Board of Trustees of IFSA-Butler, White served also on the Board of Directors of the IFSA Foundation, which provided grants to The Forum to assist with the development of the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad and the Quality Improvement Program (QUIP), as well as grants in support of the publication of volumes on the History of Study Abroad and examples of undergraduate research abroad. The Forum extends its sympathies to Jean White’s family and to the IFSA-Butler community.
Welcome New Member

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

Sprachcaffe/GEOS Languages Plus - SC Study Centers
Interested in membership:
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Forum Receives Donation from Sara’s Wish Foundation in Support of Professional Certification

The Forum is very pleased to announce a generous gift from Sara’s Wish Foundation that will assist colleagues from member institutions to participate in The Professional Certification in Education Abroad program. The gift will provide scholarships to help fund participation for those who cannot afford to enroll because of lack of institutional resources or support. The Forum thanks Sara’s Wish Foundation for its generosity and its commitment to enhancing the quality of education abroad.

Visit The Forum Booth at NAFSA

The Forum is very pleased to have an exhibit booth at the NAFSA Conference this year in order to interact with our members, prospective members and constituents. Please stop by booth #134 to discuss the details of The Forum’s many services and benefits. During The Forum Annual Conference, it can be difficult to find enough time to talk at length, so we are looking forward to meeting you at NAFSA. Forum staff members Brian Whalen, Natalie Mello, Annmarie Whalen, and Elizabeth Frohlich will be joined by members of The Forum Council and Forum Trained Facilitators.

Standards of Good Practice Workshops at UW-Madison

Two Forum workshops will be hosted by the University of Wisconsin Madison on Monday, June 8. In the morning, join the Standards workshop on Student Learning, Development and Academic Framework (Standards 2 & 3) and bring into line the best academic intentions with meaningful education abroad experiences. The second Standards workshop will be offered in the afternoon and will focus on Student Selection, Preparation, Code of Conduct and Returning Support (Standards 4 & 5). Register for both workshops and save $50!
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Forum Workshop at Middlebury College: The Clery Act, VAWA and Title IX

The Forum 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, July 13 at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. Co-sponsored by the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), this 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.
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Evaluation of Member Relations and Communications

Thank you to institutional representatives for recently completing The Forum’s membership survey. 217 responses were received, resulting in a response rate of 31.4%. Information collected will be used to improve The Forum’s member relations and communications. A full report of data is now available.

Which membership benefit is most beneficial to your institution/organization?

How do you typically receive information or news from The Forum?

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Dates and Deadlines:

Thursday, May 14: Regular registration deadline for the Standards of Good Practice Institute
Monday, May 18: Clery workshop at Ramapo College of New Jersey
Wednesday, May 20: Free member webinar at 12 noon (EDT)
Saturday, May 30: 6th Annual Standards of Good Practice Institute
Sunday, May 31: Deadline to submit regional workshop proposals
Monday, June 1: Voting closes for Forum Council election
Monday, June 8: Standards Workshops at UW-Madison
Friday, June 12: QUIP Peer Reviewer application deadline
Tuesday, June 30: Deadline for Undergraduate Research Award nominations

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