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January 16, 2015
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Review Health and Safety Protocols

The increase in terrorist actions and threats in Europe have brought to the forefront the importance of safety policies and procedures for students abroad. We strongly encourage all constituents to review their emergency protocols, and use Standard 8: Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management of The Forum's Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad and resources in the Standards Toolbox as a guide for accepted best practices.
In addition, The Forum will offer a free member webinar for members to share their thoughts, experience and strategies and to learn from each other on Thursday, January 22 at 1 p.m. EST.
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Speaking the Same Language: Advocacy in Education Abroad

The Forum is pleased to offer a Fireside Dialogue to be held in conjunction with the 11th Annual Forum Conference in New Orleans in March 2015. Speaking the Same Language: Advocacy in Education Abroad is intended for senior professionals in education abroad seeking to develop strategies to advance the profile of education abroad within their institution or organization.

The Fireside Dialogue will be limited to 30 participants in order to foster in-depth discussion. The deadline to submit an application to participate has been extended to January 23.
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6th Annual Standards Institute on Health and Safety

Big changes coming to this year’s Health and Safety Institute – mark your calendar for Saturday, May 30th at MIT. Details to follow!

Workshop on Student Learning, Development and Academic Framework

Wrestling with how to bring into line the best academic intentions with a meaningful education abroad experience? The Forum will deliver a workshop on Student Learning, Development and Academic Framework (Standards 2 & 3) on Friday, February 27, 2015, at The Ohio State University.

This workshop will focus on these areas and will help participants to identify the resources and design programming to assist in their efforts. Through simulations involving specific examples, participants will address critical issues often introduced by colleagues in higher education who are unfamiliar with the importance of tying these two areas together in education abroad. The early-bird registration deadline for this workshop is Friday, January 30.
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11th Annual Conference: Early-Bird Registration

Register for The Forum’s 11th Annual Conference and take advantage of early-bird pricing before January 28. The conference, It Takes a Campus and More: The Faces of Education Abroad, will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 25-27 at the Sheraton New Orleans.
More information, including hotel details, schedule of events and session and workshop descriptions, is available on the website.

Last Chance to Nominate a Colleague for the Peter A. Wollitzer Advocacy Award

Today is the deadline for nominating a deserving colleague for The Forum’s Peter A. Wollitzer Advocacy Award, which honors a Forum member who has been remarkably effective in influencing institutions of higher learning to understand and support education abroad through the dissemination of The Forum's goals: standards of good practice, data collection and research, curricular development and academic design, and assessment. The award will be presented at the 11th Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA, on Friday, March 27.
Forum members may submit nominations for the award to by the end of the day.
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Welcome New Members

The Forum welcomes the following institutional members committed to the Standards of Good Practice:
Interested in membership:
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Dates and Deadlines:

Friday, January 16:  Nominations due for the Peter A. Wollitzer Advocacy Award
Friday, January 23:  Application deadline to participate in Fireside Dialogue
Wednesday, January 28:  Early-bird registration deadline for the 11th Annual Conference
Friday, January 30: Early-bird registration deadline for workshop at The Ohio State University
Friday, February 27:  Standards workshop at The Ohio State University

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