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July 23, 2015
 
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2015-2016 Forum Workshop Schedule


The Forum’s schedule of 2015-2016 workshops is now available to view 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 workshop offerings also count towards The Forum's Professional Certification in Education Abroad program.
 
The first workshop on the schedule, U.S. Legislation Packs a Suitcase: The Clery Act, Title IX, VAWA and Related Obligations for Education Abroad, will be hosted in conjunction with IFSA-Butler’s NAC Conference in Indianapolis on September 10.
 
View the 2015-2016 Workshop Schedule

AIFS/AIFS Foundation Education Abroad Special Collection: New Acquisition


The Forum is pleased to announce a substantial donation from Jean-Marc Hachey, Publisher and Founder of MyWorldAbroad (formerly The BIG Guide to Living and Working Overseas). Mr. Hachey’s donated over 100 education publications from the 1980s and 1990s.
 
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.
 
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Forum BEVI Project


The Forum is pleased to announce the publication of "The Forum BEVI Project: Applications and Implications for International, Multicultural, and Transformative Learning" in Frontiers Journal. This article presents a full discussion of the outcomes of the BEVI instrument pilot project, begun in 2007, to assess the processes and outcomes of international, multicultural, and transformative learning. Forum member institutions were central participants in the project, and are featured in the article.

Bruce Sillner Joins Forum Board of Directors


Bruce Sillner, Dean of The Center for International Programs at The State University of New York at New Paltz, joined The Forum Board of Directors at its July meeting after being unanimously voted to the Board. 

Sillner has been a leader in the field of international education for the past 30 years and has overseen the expansion of SUNY New Paltz’ international education programs. He has regularly played a leadership role in SUNY System international initiatives. Mr. Sillner wrote in a statement: 
 
“I have long admired the work of The Forum on Education Abroad and share the organization’s commitment to best practices in study abroad. Our profession is at an exciting juncture. I look forward to working with other Board members, The Forum staff, the Council and the membership as we plan for the future of the profession.”

Advocacy Alert: Proposed Cuts to Title VI and Fulbright-Hays


On Monday The Forum joined other members of the Coalition for International Education in signing letters to the House and Senate to express deep concern for the proposed 35% reduction in Higher Education Act—Title VI and Fulbright-Hays 102(b)(6) funding. If adopted, this reduction would mean an aggregate loss of 63% over the past five years.
 
Read the Letters
Welcome New Member

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

Academic Centers Abroad
 
Interested in membership:
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Greetings from the 12th Annual
Conference Chair


Intersections.  In our lives and work as international educators, we encounter "intersections" daily, if not hourly. But how do we approach such intersections? Do we embrace and explore such complexities, reduce and resolve them, or strive to find some middle ground?  
 
For many years now, The Forum on Education Abroad has pioneered cutting edge theory, research, and practice within our field and profession. This conference—the 12th of The Forum on Education Abroad—suggests that we may navigate the intersections, a stance that is, from my perspective, wise, substantive, and hopeful.  
 
So, whether you are an educator, scholar, practitioner, student, or administrator, please consider submitting a session proposal. Together, we will navigate these intersections in a way that honors our past, informs our present, and enlightens our future. 
 
I look forward to seeing you in Atlanta! 
 
Lee Sternberger, Ph.D.
Conference Chair
 
The Forum is now accepting session and workshop proposals for its 12th Annual Conference, Navigating the Intersections: The Cultures of Education Abroad. Read the full Call for Proposals. The deadline to submit is September 4.
 

Dates and Deadlines:


Saturday, August 1: Early-bird registration deadline for Forum workshop in Indianapolis, IN
Friday, September 4: Proposal deadline for 12th Annual Conference
Thursday, September 10: Forum workshop in Indianapolis, IN
Tuesday, September 15: Deadline to submit courses for the Curriculum Award

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