The Forum’s First Annual Report
The Forum’s 2012-13 Annual Report
is now available.
Dear Forum Colleagues:
I invite you to explore the Forum’s 2012-13 Annual Report to learn about the Forum’s accomplishments last year and the many ways that the Forum continues to serve its members and the field of education abroad. The ongoing participation and support of its institutional members is critical to the Forum’s continued success, and we thank you for your contributions!
President and CEO
Click here to access the report.
Session Spotlight: Standards Institute on Curriculum, Teaching and Education Abroad
Language Learning: Emerging Trends in the Study Abroad Context
Rachel Shively (Illinois State University)
Research on language learning in study abroad indicates that this context is generally productive for developing reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in the target language, although learners often face challenges. This presentation will provide an update on key findings regarding language learning in study abroad, discuss pedagogical models for maximizing language learning, and address emerging trends such as the tendency towards shorter sojourns, availability of new technologies, and pressure to meet oral proficiency standards.
This Standards of Good Practice Institute
is being hosted by the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis on November 19, 2013 (the day before the opening of the annual CIEE conference). To register for the Institute, click here
West Coast Workshop on Standards 2 and 3
The Forum will facilitate a full-day workshop on Student Learning, Development and the Academic Framework of Education Abroad
on Friday, October 4, 2013 at Santa Clara University.
This workshop will be led by Forum-trained facilitators, Kline Harrison of Wake Forest University and Sue Jackson of Whitworth University, and will address Standards 2 and 3
of the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad
. Upon completing the workshop, participants should be able to articulate the importance of these Standards, and be able to use them to improve policies and practices for their own programs.
Forum Workshop on Standards for Short-Term Programs, in conjunction with PaCIE Conference
The Forum will deliver a half-day workshop on the Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs
in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Council for International Education (PaCIE) 2013 Annual Conference
. The goals of this workshop are to assist participants in developing short-term programs in accordance with the Forum’s Standards
and to train participants to assess and improve their short-term programs by using the Standards
as an assessment tool. Participants will explore the importance of managing stakeholder expectations, learn how to manage institutional resources in program design and development, and understand how the Standards of Good Practice
support short-term program management and goals.
Register for this workshop: PaCIE’s conference registration
Revisiting the Forum’s Education Abroad Glossary
The 2nd edition of the Forum’s Education Abroad Glossary
was published in 2011 and remains the authoritative resource for education abroad terminology and definitions. The terminology of the field is as diverse as its practices, sometimes resulting in a degree of semantic ambiguity. Several terms may be used for the same concept, or the same term may have several different meanings. The Glossary provides an agreed-upon set of definitions upon which education abroad professionals can base their work.
How many Glossary
terms can you find?
*Photo credit: This issue's photo comes to us from University of St. Thomas