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Welcome New Members:

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

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Tougaloo College

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Dates and Deadlines:

Friday, October 4
Full-day workshop in Santa Clara, CA: Student Learning, Development and the Academic Framework of Education Abroad
Thursday, October 10
Half-day workshop at PaCIE Conference: Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs
Monday, October 21
Free member webinar on Standards Guidelines: Institutional Relations
Half-day workshop at NAFSA Region III Conference: Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad

Monday, October 28
Deadline to complete the Snapshot Survey

Thursday, October 31
Early-bird registration opens for Tenth Annual Conference

Tuesday, November 19
Standards Institute: Curriculum, Teaching and Education Abroad

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Contribution to the AIFS/AIFS
Foundation Education Abroad
Special Collection

Fireside Dialogue, “Mental Health Concerns in Education Abroad”

The Forum is pleased to offer a Fireside Dialogue for education abroad professionals to be held in conjunction with the 10th Annual Forum Conference in San Diego, CA, in April 2014. "Mental Health Concerns in Education Abroad” is intended for education abroad professionals seeking to understand mental health concerns that can impact students studying abroad and how institutions can best prepare for and respond to these concerns. This Fireside Dialogue will bring together no more than 30 participants in an informal setting for a full day of facilitated, collegial discussion focusing on issues of concern to the field. The leaders, Charlie Morse, director of counseling at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Cory Wallack, Counseling Center director at Syracuse University, both experts in college mental health, will share their experience and expertise while engaging participants in an open, frank dialogue They will be joined in facilitating this event by Brian Brubaker, director of education abroad at Dickinson College, and Mark Odenwelder, executive director of CEDEI Centers for Interamerican Studies in Cuenca, Ecuador.

Click here for more details. Applications to participate in the Fireside Dialogue will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sponsorships Available: Standards Institute on Curriculum, Teaching and Education Abroad

Sponsorships are available for the Standards of Good Practice Institute, Curriculum, Teaching and Education Abroad, which will be held on November 19, 2013, at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Take advantage of these opportunities to gain visibility for your organization and showcase your support of the Forum and its mission. To secure a sponsorship, please contact Jen Brown, or click here for more information.
Don’t forget to register for the Institute by October 21, after which late fees will apply!

Next Webinar in the Standards Guidelines Series: Institutional Relations

The next webinar in this fall’s Standards Guidelines series is scheduled for October 21at 12 p.m. (EDT). Open to Forum members only, the webinar will cover the Guidelines for institutional relations and marketing of education abroad on campuses. Irene Gawel, vice president and director of university relations at the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS), will facilitate the session.

To register, email:

William Hoffa Donates Materials to the AIFS/AIFS Foundation Education Abroad Special Collection

The Forum is pleased to announce the acquisition of the William Hoffa Papers, several boxes of materials which will become part of the AIFS/AIFS Foundation Education Abroad Special Collection. Dr. Hoffa’s gift includes notes, correspondence, photographs, and primary and secondary sources related to the research and composition of  A History of U.S. Study Abroad: Beginnings to 1965 and History of U.S. Study Abroad: 1965 – Present, as well as additional documents of significance to the field. An index of materials received will be available online by the end of the fall semester.

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. Click here for more information.

Sessions Selected for the Forum’s Tenth Annual Conference

Collegial…dynamic…challenging…focused… The Forum’s annual conference is charged by an intellectual energy and a passion for ideas that advance the field of education abroad.
This year’s sessions address an impressive range of topics that balance theory and practice, and promise to encourage rigorous reflection, stimulate lively dialogue, and explore the new and emerging paradigms shaping education abroad.
Click here to view the list of sessions that have been accepted for the Forum’s Tenth Annual Conference in San Diego, CA, April 2014.

*Photo credit: This issue's photo comes to us from Lesley University: Guyana Lesley Abroad Service Semester.

Contribution to the AIFS/AIFS Foundation Education Abroad Special Collection
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