In this Issue:

Dates and Deadlines:

Thursday, August 15
Membership renewal payments are due
Friday, August 16
Session and Workshop proposals for the Tenth Annual Conference are due

Member Comments on VIEW Guidelines are due
Tuesday, August 27
Early-bird registration deadline for Denver Workshops

Monday, September 16
Early-bird registration deadline for Standards Institute: Curriculum, Teaching and Education Abroad

Free member webinar on Standards Guidelines: Global Health Programs

Thursday, September 26
Full-day workshop in Denver: Implications of the New Clery Handbook - What Does it Mean for Education Abroad?
Friday, September 27
Full-day workshop in Denver: Focus on Standard 8: Crafting Emergency Action Plans and Protocols

Monday, October 21
Free member webinar on Standards Guidelines: Institutional Relations
Thursday, October 31
Early-bird registration opens for Tenth Annual Conference

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Last Chance to Submit Proposals for the Tenth Annual Conference!

Collegial…dynamic…challenging…focused… a meeting charged by an intellectual energy and a passion for ideas that advance the field of education abroad.

Be part of the excitement and submit a session or workshop proposal today!  The deadline for submissions is tomorrow, August 16.
The Forum has already received proposals on a number of innovative topics:
  • Using focused writing assignments to encourage connecting the before, during and after of education abroad;
  • Having a conference common reading that proposes challenging ideas from outside the field;
  • Developing a “paradigm of mindfulness” for education abroad.
Add your own creative approaches to "New and Emerging Paradigms for Education Abroad."
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The Forum’s Critical Incident Database is Live!

The Critical Incident Database (CID), a new tool for use by Forum members in tracking critical incidents that occur while their students are abroad, is available for use TODAY! Download the application to participate at We will provide an online demonstration of how the CID can be used on Monday, August 19 at 12:00 p.m. (EDT). To register for the live demonstration, send an email request to

AIFS/AIFS Foundation Education Abroad Special Collection

The education abroad special collection is growing!  Please help us continue to build this excellent resource. 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.

This special collection is the first-ever repository of materials that contribute to an understanding of the history and development of the field of education abroad in U.S. higher education.  The collection is housed within the Archives and Special Collections Department of Dickinson College, and was established with financial support from the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS) and the AIFS Foundation.  An index of materials received will be available online by the end of the fall semester.

If you are interested in submitting materials to or have questions about the Special Collection, please contact Elizabeth Frohlich, Associate Director and ACLS Public Fellow, by e-mail at or by telephone at 717-245-1031.

Register Now for Forum Workshops in Denver

Forum workshops hosted at University of Colorado at Denver, September 26 and 27, 2013 will help you start the new academic year on the right track!  The two separate full day workshops are being offered to help institutions and organizations understand Clery compliance and improve practices. The first workshop, Implications of the New Clery Handbook – What Does It Mean for Education Abroad, co-sponsored by the Forum and the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), will take place on Thursday, September 26. During this workshop expert presenters will discuss in depth the implications of changes to the Clery Handbook for the field of education abroad, and Clery-related reporting for all types of education abroad activity. The workshop will provide ample opportunity for discussion and for presenters to answer participant questions.
The second workshop, Focus on Standard 8: Crafting Emergency Action Plans and Protocols, takes place the following day (Friday, September 27). The goal is to assist participants in developing custom protocols and procedures in accordance with Standard 8 of the Forum’s Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad. This workshop will train participants to assess and improve programs they operate, or to which they send students, focusing on issues surrounding health and safety.

Click here to register for one or both of these workshops; sign up for both and automatically receive a $50 discount!

Annual Membership Dues

All members should have received invoices for annual membership dues, which have not increased. The deadline for renewal is today, August 15. Questions about your invoice?  Contact Michael Landis, Associate Director of Finance, at or call 717-245-1031.

“Studying Abroad in the 21st Century”

Forum President and CEO Brian Whalen was featured as a guest speaker on The Kojo Nnamdi Show Wednesday afternoon, along with Karin Fischer of the Chronicle of Higher Education and Mark Salisbury of Augustana College. Listen to their segment on the evolution of study abroad programs here!

*Photo credit: This issue's photo comes to us from the Institute for American Universities (IAU).
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