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September 8, 2016

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In this Issue:

Apply to Become a QUIP Peer Reviewer

Peer Reviewers play a critical role in making The Forum’s Quality Improvement Program (QUIP) the only objective, independent review system in education abroad, based on the field’s Standards of Good Practice. Peer Reviewers, who are experienced international education professionals trained by The Forum, assess education abroad operations of organizations participating in QUIP Reviews. These reviewers provide suggestions and recommendations for quality improvement, and make the recommendation of whether the organization is in substantial conformity with the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad.
The deadline to apply is September 16.
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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.
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The Forum is also seeking applications for Forum Trained Facilitators. Learn more»

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

Submit an education abroad course to be considered for The Forum’s Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design. The award honors colleagues 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.

The submission deadline for this year’s award is September 15.
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Share Your Advocacy Resources: Call for Advocacy Clearinghouse Submissions

The Advocacy Committee is seeking new submissions for the Advocacy Clearinghouse. Please share any helpful resources that highlight the importance of education abroad through the submission link below. The committee is looking for a variety of resources, especially those focused on funding, recruitment, student development and health and safety.
Submit a Resource

Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities Available

Sponsorship, exhibit and advertising opportunities are available to all Forum members for the 13th Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington.

Sponsorships are an excellent way to show your organization’s support of The Forum’s mission. All sponsors will be recognized on The Forum website, conference signage and in the program, providing maximum exposure.
Reserve a Sponsorship

3rd European Conference:
Session Spotlight

Re-Reading the City: By the Sea
Michael Woolf (CAPA The Global Education Network); Christine Anderson (University of Minnesota); Petros Babasikas (University of Patras/CYA); Anthony Gristwood (CAPA The Global Education Network); Hila Oren (The Tel Aviv Foundation)

Study in urban spaces challenges not only the perception of students but offers opportunities to redefine curriculum in crucial ways. At the end of our session, attendees are invited to go on a city walk after the reception: we will go from classroom to streets to illustrate the ways in which we can read/re-read the city.

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The Forum Participates in Conference in South Africa

Professor Bradley Rink of the University of the Western Cape, Chair of The Forum’s Curriculum Committee and Forum Trained Facilitator, represented The Forum at the recent Global Conference on Internationalisation of Higher Education. Sponsored by the International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA), the Conference attracted delegates from 29 countries and was held in the middle of the Kruger National Park.
Rink reports on his experience: “My participation in the Global Conference on Internationalisation of Higher Education on behalf of The Forum marked another important step in strengthening The Forum’s place in broader networks of international educators. Following on the opening plenary address by IEASA’s President, Dr Nico Jooste at The Forum Annual Conference in Atlanta, participation in the Global Conference provided an opportunity to bring The Forum and its work into the view of international educators from across Africa and beyond. These events provide the framework for developing closer cooperation between The Forum and IEASA in the years to come.”

The Forum Collaborates with 32NCSI to Offer Webinar for NASPA

In cooperation with 32 National Campus Safety Initiative, The Forum will be offering a Live Briefing on the Standards of Good Practice for members of NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. The Live Briefing, “Standards do exist for Education Abroad: Focus on Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management,” will take place on September 20.
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The Forum Collaborates with IIE and ACA in Upcoming Seminar

The Forum, in collaboration with the Institute of International Education (IIE), will be offering its expertise in a seminar to be held in Brussels on October 13. Sponsored by the Academic Cooperation Association (ACA), the full day seminar, Crisis management in international higher education, will feature Forum representative Erin Wolf, the International Risk & Insurance Analyst at The University of Texas System.
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Upcoming Workshops

Tuesday, October 18
Delaware County Community College, Media, PA
Overview of the Standards of Good Practice
Student Selection, Preparation, Code of Conduct & Returning Support (Standards 4 & 5)

Thursday, October 20
DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
Overview of the Standards of Good Practice
Health, Safety, Security & Risk Management (Standard 8)

Monday, October 24
SIT Study Abroad/SIT Graduate Institute, Brattleboro, VT
Mission, Ethics & Integrity (Standards 1, 9 & The Code of Ethics)
Student Learning, Development & Academic Framework (Standards 2 & 3)

Friday, November 4
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Overview of the Standards of Good Practice
Program Resources, Policies & Procedures (Standards 6 & 7)
Monday, November 14
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Mental Health Issues in Education Abroad


Dates and Deadlines:

Thursday, September 15: Submission Deadline for the Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design
Friday, September 16: QUIP Peer Reviewer Application Deadline
Tuesday, September 20: Live Briefing for NASPA members
Friday, September 30: Forum Trained Facilitator Application Deadline
Friday, September 30: Forum Certification Assessor Application Deadline
Monday, October 3-Wednesday, October 5: Pre-Conference Workshops/Accelerated Residency
Wednesday, October 5-Friday, October 7: 3rd European Conference in Athens, Greece
Saturday, October 8: Post-Conference Workshop: After the Paris Attacks
Friday, November 4: Standards Workshops in Columbus, OH
Monday, November 14: Forum Workshop in Bozeman, MT
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