In this Issue:
Dates and Deadlines:

Friday, September 5
Deadline to submit session proposals for the Eleventh Annual Conference in New Orleans

Monday, September 8
Online demonstration of The Forum’s Critical Incident Database (CID)

Wednesday, September 10
Application deadline to participate in The Forum on Education Abroad/New York Times in Education Digital Resource Center project

Monday, September 15
Deadline to submit courses to be considered for the Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design

Early-bird registration deadline: The Forum’s Second European Conference in Barcelona

Wednesday, September 17
Workshops at Hobart & William Smith Colleges: Standard 8 and Standards 2 & 3

Monday, September 29
Workshop at Augsburg College: U.S. Legislation Packs a Suitcase: The Clery Act, Title IX, VAWA and Related Obligations for Education Abroad

Tuesday, September 30
Deadline to submit application to be a Forum Trained Facilitator

Wednesday, October 22 - Thursday, October 23
Pre-conference workshops in Barcelona, Spain
Thursday, October 23 - Saturday, October 25
The Forum’s Second European Conference in Barcelona: What Does it Mean to be a "Traditional" Destination? Challenges & Opportunities for Education Abroad in Europe

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Last Chance to Submit Proposals for the 11th Annual Conference!

This is the final call for session and workshop proposals for The Forum’s Eleventh Annual Conference. The deadline for submissions is tomorrow, September 5.
The full call for proposals and the link to submit can be found at
The conference, It Takes a Campus and More: The Faces of Education Abroad, will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 25-27, 2015.


Attend Webinar to Learn About The Forum’s Critical Incident Database

The Forum’s Critical Incident Database (CID) is the only objective source for information on the types and numbers of critical incidents that occur on education abroad programs. Collecting this information is more important now than ever before amid calls for greater transparency and accountability in higher education. The CID assists Forum member institutions in tracking critical incidents that occur while their students are abroad, and it serves as a method for tracking required information on incidents that should be reported in a member’s Annual Security Report as required by the Department of Education in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the Clery Act) and Title IX. 
The Forum will provide an online demonstration of how the CID can be used on Monday, September 8 at 12:00 p.m. (EDT). Click here to register for the live demonstration. Download the application to participate in the CID at


European Conference in Barcelona: Session Spotlight

A World Café: "Is Europe Passé?"
J. Kline Harrison (Wake Forest University); Jessica Francis (Wake Forest University); Javier Garcia Garrido (Wake Forest University); representative from University of Salamanca
An article in The Chronicle of Higher Education titled, "Is Europe Passé?" raised questions regarding geographic changes in higher education's international strategy. Using this article as a foundation and the World Café model as a discussion format, we will facilitate discourse and deliberation around significant issues raised in the article.
The Forum’s Second European Conference, What Does it Mean to be a “Traditional” Destination? Challenges and Opportunities for Education Abroad in Europe, will be hosted by Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, October 23-25, 2014. Early-bird registration rates end on September 15.


Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design: Call for Course Submissions

The Forum’s Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design honors an individual or group of individuals at a Forum member institution or organization for excellence in the design of an education abroad course. All courses submitted to the Curriculum Cooperative by September 15 will be considered for award. View the award criteria here, and please share with any colleagues who may be eligible.
The Curriculum Cooperative is an online resource center where colleagues from Forum member institutions and organizations share their unique approaches to encouraging student learning abroad. The Cooperative contains education abroad course and program profiles, as well as video and text interviews with faculty and administrators, sample syllabi, and more.


Draft of Revised Standards Available for Member Comment

The draft of the revised Forum Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad is available exclusively for member review and comment. Over the past 10 years, The Forum has been accumulating input from its members on content areas to be addressed by Standards, and this newest draft aims to continue to capture and reflect that content in a more concise and accessible format.
All institutional representatives have received an email with more information, and the draft is now available in the Standards Toolbox. Please submit comments and suggestions to by September 15.


Call for Participants: The Forum-New York Times in Education Digital Resource Center

The Forum is now accepting applications from its member institutions to participate in a groundbreaking project to develop a one-of-a-kind education abroad resource: the Education Abroad Digital Resource Center. Institutions/organizations chosen for this project will be able to assign selected faculty and staff full access to the unparalleled resources of during the 2014-15 academic year, including news, opinion and analysis in all content areas, searchable according to a program’s location and discipline and in various media. Users will be able to draw on a wide range of material in the development of their courses and programs, including daily news briefs; political analysis and editorials on contemporary issues; book, film, art, and music reviews; and food and travel resources. Participants in the project will share their experiences in applying these materials, which will aid in the development of the Digital Resource Center.
For more information, and to apply, please visit:


Announcing Forum Workshops at Texas Christian University and MIT

The Forum will deliver in November two workshops on Standards 4 and 5 of the field’s Standards of Good Practice. The half-day workshop, Focus on Standards 4 and 5: Student Selection, Preparation, Code of Conduct and Returning Support, will first be hosted by Texas Christian University on Sunday, November 2, prior to the NAFSA Region III Conference. For colleagues on the east coast, the half-day workshop will again be offered at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Wednesday, November 5.
Links to register for these workshops can be found at and
Although open to all colleagues, the workshop on Standards 4 and 5 serves as a module for colleagues who are enrolled, or considering enrollment, in The Forum’s Professional Certification in Education Abroad Program.


Forum Workshop at Augsburg College: Clery Act, VAWA and Title IX

The Forum will deliver a full-day workshop, U.S. Legislation Packs a Suitcase: The Clery Act, Title IX, VAWA & Related Obligations for Education Abroad, on Monday, September 29 at Augsburg College. Co-sponsored by the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), this workshop will address implications for education abroad as a result of recent federal activity: the Violence Against Women Act; Title IX and the revision to the Handbook for the Clery Act.
This workshop is filling up quickly—Register now!


Forum Workshops at Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Looking for ways to assess your health and safety protocols? Wrestling with how to bring into line the best academic intentions with a meaningful education abroad experience? On Wednesday, September 17, The Forum will deliver two half-day workshops at Hobart and William Smith Colleges to address these concerns. The first workshop will focus on Standard 8: Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management. In the afternoon, the second workshop will address Standards 2 and 3: Academic Framework, Student Learning and Development.
Register for both workshops and receive a $50 discount off the total cost. Click here to register!


Annual Membership Dues

If your institution’s membership dues for 2014-15 have not yet been paid, please contact Michael Landis, The Forum’s Associate Director of Finance, at or call 717-245-1031.

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