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Dates and Deadlines

May 23, 2012
Nomination deadline for Forum Council candidates

May 25, 2012
Registration deadline for Standards of Good Practice Institute: Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety and Risk Management

Registration deadline for Forum/NACUA Clery Workshop

June 29, 2012
Nomination deadline for 2012 Undergraduate Research Awards

July 15, 2012
Session proposal deadline for Forum European Conference 

Find more information on Forum events here

"Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety, and Risk Management": 3rd Annual Standards of Good Practice Institute

The Forum on Education Abroad’s 3rd Annual Standards of Good Practice Institute, "Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety and Risk Management,” will be held at The George Washington University in Washington, DC on June 12, 2012. This Standards Institute is again dedicated to the education abroad risk management issues faced daily by organizations and institutions. The practical, hands-on focus will include concurrent and plenary sessions that will assist participants to improve their institutional and organizational strategies for risk mitigation, and incident prevention and response.

Sessions will feature strategies and take-aways that education abroad professionals should be able to put to immediate use.  A partial list of these interactive sessions includes:
  • Educating Students for Safety: Moving Beyond Typical Orientations
  • Sharing the Responsibility for the 24/7 Emergency Phone; Avoiding Burn Out and Rewarding Collaboration
  • Awareness, Education, Technology: Fire Safety for Study Abroad Programs
  • Mental Health Issues in Education Abroad     
  • Road Safety Considerations for Education Abroad Professionals
  • Using Social Media in a Crisis
More details, including the session schedule, can be found at

Register for the Institute here. Registration will close Friday, May 25, 2012, 5:00 p.m. (EST). Early registration is recommended, as space is limited to 130 participants.

The Institute is open to all; Forum members are eligible for a registration rate of $275.  Nonmembers may register for a rate of $325.

Forum/NACUA Clery Workshop, June 13: Understand How Changes Affect Your Organization's Compliance

The Forum is engaged in an ongoing partnership with NACUA (National Association of College and University Attorneys) to provide Forum members with up-to-date information on Clery Act implications for our field. Since the first Forum/NACUA Clery Workshop, the Department of Education has continued to amend education abroad reporting requirements.
The most comprehensive resource to assist institutions and organizations to understand these new requirements is the full-day workshop addressing recent changes to the Clery Handbook. Implications of the New Clery Handbook - What Does it Mean for Education Abroad? will take place on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 9:00am to 4:00pm at the George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Participants in the January 2012 Workshop hosted by Fordham University told the Forum:
  • “This workshop provided a thorough overview of the Clery Act, identification of specific reporting requirements and plenty of time for Q&A”;
  • “I found the translation and interpretation of the legalese extremely helpful”;
  • “The examples that were provided to demonstrate how the reporting requirements apply (or not) were invaluable”
The deadline to register is Friday, May 25, 2012 by 5:00 p.m. (EST). Please note that registration is limited to 50 participants. For more information and to register, visit:

The Forum's First European Conference: Sponsorships Now Available

Online reservations are now open for member sponsorships of the Forum’s first European Conference, Reinventing the European Experience: Culture, Politics and Diversity in U.S. Education Abroad, (Dublin, December 5-7, 2012). The Forum’s European Conference will bring its trademark sessions of thought-provoking dialogue, and the vibrant and collegial exchange of ideas to colleagues based in Europe. The European Conference is intentionally smaller in scale and shorter in duration than the Forum’s Annual Conference, and sponsorship opportunities are fewer than those for the Annual Conference.
For full information, visit:

Strategic Planning Survey Sent to Members

On Monday April 23, the Forum distributed a survey on Strategic Planning to all member institutional representatives.  The survey will close Monday, May 7, 2012. If you are the Insitutional Representative for your organzation, but did not receive the survey,  please contact the Forum at .

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