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Dates and Deadlines:

Friday, October 4
Full-day workshop in Santa Clara, CA: Student Learning, Development and the Academic Framework of Education Abroad
Thursday, October 10
Half-day workshop at PaCIE Conference: Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs
Monday, October 21
Free member webinar on Standards Guidelines: Institutional Relations
Half-day workshop at NAFSA Region III Conference: Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad

Monday, October 28
Deadline to complete the Snapshot Survey

Thursday, October 31
Early-bird registration opens for Tenth Annual Conference

Tuesday, November 19
Standards Institute: Curriculum, Teaching and Education Abroad

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Session Spotlight: Standards Institute on Curriculum, Teaching and Education Abroad

Facilitating Student Learning During Re-Entry: A Comparison of Credit and Non-Credit Models.
Steven Duke (Wake Forest University), Robert Hallworth (The George Washington University)
Many students struggle during re-entry. Yet they often ignore the re-entry events organized for them. One solution is a credit-bearing course that helps them integrate their intercultural learning and overseas experience with personal and career planning and development. This session explores components of a credit-bearing re-entry course.
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!

Snapshot Survey

The Forum is once again collaborating with IIE to gather early data on U.S. study abroad enrollments for the 2012-13 academic year in the Snapshot Survey. This survey is conducted in anticipation of International Education Week in November and the data will also be used to supplement the more detailed Open Doors Report that will be released early next year.

The link to complete the survey will be sent via email to institutional representatives, and the deadline for submitting responses is Monday, October 28. Please provide best estimates, even if the numbers for your institution are not yet final. Questions may be directed to

Standards for Short-Term Programs: Forum Workshop in conjunction with PaCIE Conference

On October 10th, 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

Curriculum Cooperative: Call for Submissions

The Forum Curriculum Cooperative is an online resource center where faculty and administrators from Forum member institutions and organizations share innovative approaches to education abroad curriculum design and teaching. The Cooperative contains education abroad course and program profiles, as well as video and text interviews with faculty and administrators, sample syllabi, and more.

Have you developed an exceptional education abroad course or program? A credit-bearing pre-departure or re-entry course? A unique curricular initiative? Visit the Curriculum Cooperative to find out how to contribute to this dynamic project.  

All courses submitted to the Curriculum Cooperative will be considered for the Forum's Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design.

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