2015 Annual Conference: Call for Proposals
The Forum is pleased to announce the theme of its Eleventh Annual Conference
: "It Takes a Campus and More: The Faces of Education Abroad.
" The conference will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 25-27, 2015.
The value of education abroad for students is undisputed among education abroad professionals. It is the transformative potential of education abroad that inspires their work. However, it takes more than the dedication of the education abroad field to develop and administer successful programs, and to serve students effectively: it takes a campus, and more. Commitment from all stakeholders is essential. The Forum’s Eleventh Annual Conference will examine the many faces of education abroad, their diverse perspectives, and how we can all work together to improve the student experience.
Read the full Call for Proposals
Session proposals are now being accepted via online form
. The deadline to submit is August 22
The Forum thanks the Conference Committee for its work in choosing the theme of the Annual Conference.
2015 Annual Conference Committee
Jane Kucko, Texas Christian University (Chair)
Kristen Mallory, Claremont-McKenna College (Past Chair)
Peter Alongia, Tulane University
Alea Cot, University of New Orleans
Debbie Danna, Loyola University of New Orleans
Anne Haberkern, Portland Community College
Ann Hubbard, AIFS Study Abroad
Shaik Ismail, Linfield College
Richard Nader, University of North Texas
Mark Ritchie, ISDSI, Thailand
Michelle Duran Ruiz, Spanish Studies Abroad
The Forum’s 2014-2015 Workshop Schedule
The Forum’s schedule of 2014-2015 workshops
is now available online.
Workshops focus on issues of concern to the field of education abroad. Led by experienced Forum-trained facilitators, they are designed to be highly interactive, timely and informative, providing participants with current best practices and how these practices can be implemented to meet the Forum's Standards of Good Practice. Many of the workshops offerings also serve as Certification modules in the Forum's Professional Certification in Education Abroad
The first workshop on the schedule, US Legislation Packs a Suitcase: the Clery Act, Title IX, VAWA and Related Obligations for Education Abroad,
will be hosted by Dartmouth College on August 18. Click here
Forum Council Elections
TThe Forum Council election is currently open and will close at 5 p.m. EDT, Monday, June 30
. All Institutional Representatives have received an email with a link to the online ballot.
To learn more about the candidates, read their statements
. Didn’t receive an email ballot? Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
2014 Undergraduate Research Award Nominations
Thanks to all institutions and organizations for submitting their nominations for the 2014 Undergraduate Research Award. We look forward to announcing the reviewers’ decisions in early fall.