In this Issue:
Dates and Deadlines

Saturday, June 1
Session Proposal Deadline for Standards of Good Practice Institute: Curriculum, Teaching and Education Abroad
Deadline for submitting courses to the Curriculum Cooperative to be considered for the Forum’s Award for Excellence in Curriculum Design
Tuesday, June 4
Free webinar for members: Understanding the Standards of Good Practice – Standard 9: Ethics and Integrity
Monday, June 10
Regular registration deadline for Standards of Good Practice Institute: Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management
Thursday, June 20
Standards of Good Practice Institute in Santa Barbara, CA: Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management

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Proposals Due Tomorrow: Standards Institute on Curriculum, Teaching and Education Abroad

Session proposals must be submitted by June 1 for the Forum’s first Standards of Good Practice Institute on “Curriculum, Teaching and Education Abroad.” The Institute will be held at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, on November 19, 2013.
This Standards Institute is dedicated to identifying and understanding an array of approaches to curriculum design and teaching in education abroad, and assisting participants to understand how to develop and improve their own education abroad curricula and enhance disciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching. Plenary and concurrent sessions will bring together professionals in instructional design, education abroad faculty and administrators and highlight innovative ways in which Standard 3: Academic Framework may be applied to achieve excellence in curriculum design and teaching.
For more information about the Institute, and to submit a proposal, click here.

Deadline is Tomorrow: Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design

Submit information about your education abroad courses to the Curriculum Cooperative by June 1 in order to be considered for the Forum’s first annual Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design. The award(s) will be granted on November 19, 2013 at the Standards Institute on Curriculum, Teaching, and Education Abroad.  Visit the Curriculum Cooperative to view the current submissions and share information about your own courses.

Annual Undergraduate Research Award

The Forum Undergraduate Research Award is an honor that showcases undergraduate research that occurs as part of education abroad programs. Award projects encompass a wide variety of academic fields, demonstrating that international learning informs many academic and professional fields. Moreover, the quality of the nominated research is a testimony to students' understanding of other cultures and societies. For the award, "research" is understood in its broadest possible sense as encompassing the full range of excellence in the academic products of an education abroad experience.
Every year, award recipients are invited (all expenses paid) to present their research at a plenary luncheon at the annual Forum conference. Over the years, the student presentations have become a much-anticipated event.
This year’s nomination deadline is Monday, July 1. For full information and nomination forms, visit

Standards Institute Plenary will Expand Perspective on Students

Update your knowledge of health, safety, security and risk management issues and best practices in the field and attend the Forum’s Standards of Good Practice Institute, "Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management" on June 20th at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Entertain new ideas in how risk management can be achieved by thinking about our students differently.  A description of Tom Balistrieri’s plenary address, “Repairing the Rainbow: Teaching the Ceremony of Life,” is now available on the website.  Tom uses teachings from indigenous cultures to inform his practice. He will share the Australian Aboriginal Rainbow Story having to do with the ceremony of life and describe the story’s relevance to our work with students.
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Donate to the AIFS/AIFS Foundation Education Abroad Special Collection

The Forum on Education Abroad has established a Special Collection of education abroad historical material within the Archives and Special Collections Department of Dickinson College, with financial support from the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS) and the AIFS Foundation. 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.  We are 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.
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.

Free Member Webinar on the Standards of Good Practice: Standard 9

The ninth and final webinar in the “Understanding the Standards of Good Practice” series has been scheduled for Tuesday, June 4 at 12 p.m. (EDT). Open to Forum members only, this webinar will cover the content of Standard 9: Ethics and Integrity, and will be facilitated by Rob Hallworth, Director of Study Abroad at The George Washington University.

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*Photo credit: This issue's photo comes to us from Lewis & Clark College.
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