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December 18, 2014

In this Issue:

Report from The White House Summit

Read the report of Forum President and CEO Brian Whalen attending The White House Travel Blogger Summit on Study Abroad and Global Citizenship last week.
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Speaking the Same Language: Advocacy in Education Abroad

The Forum is pleased to offer a Fireside Dialogue to be held in conjunction with the 11th Annual Forum Conference in New Orleans in March, 2015. Speaking the Same Language: Advocacy in Education Abroad is intended for senior professionals in education abroad seeking to develop strategies to advance the profile of education abroad within their institution or organization.

The Fireside Dialogue will be limited to 30 participants in order to foster in-depth discussion. The deadline to submit an application to participate is December 19. Applications to participate in the Fireside Dialogue will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Workshop on Student Learning, Development and Academic Framework

Wrestling with how to bring into line the best academic intentions with a meaningful education abroad experience? The Forum will deliver a workshop on Student Learning, Development and Academic Framework (Standards 2 & 3) on Friday, February 27, 2015, at The Ohio State University.

This workshop will focus on these areas and will help participants to identify the resources and design programming to assist in their efforts. Through simulations involving specific examples, participants will address critical issues often introduced by colleagues in higher education who are unfamiliar with the importance of tying these two areas together in education abroad. The workshop also counts as a Professional Certification workshop.
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Critical Incident Database Alert!

Users of the CID are reminded that ALL incidents that occurred during the 2014 calendar year (January 1 – December 31) need to be uploaded to the CID before January 15th. This data will be presented in the aggregate at the 11th Annual Forum conference in New Orleans. Click here for more information about the CID.

Application Deadline Extended: Education Abroad Capacity Review

The Forum will offer Education Abroad Capacity Reviews in Spring 2015 for Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partners and the deadline to apply has been extended to January 12. Offered in support of IIE's Generation Study Abroad initiative, this customized QUIP review focuses on assessing and expanding education abroad capacity at all types of institutions and organizations. The Education Abroad Capacity Review evaluates the organization’s resources, opportunities and challenges according to The Forum’s Standards and offers practical advice for meeting Generation Study Abroad commitment goals. Six institutions are currently completing Capacity Reviews.

This program is exclusively for Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partners. The deadline to apply is January 12.
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Welcome New Members

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

Interested in membership:
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Forum Facilitates Workshops in New Delhi

Last week The Forum conducted workshops in New Delhi for representatives from 13 higher education institutions from across India. The goal of the workshops was to assist Indian universities to increase their capacity to attract and support U.S. education abroad students, and it was the third time over the past few years that The Forum has offered such workshops in India. The workshops were hosted by the United States Indian Educational Foundation (USIEF) Office of the U.S.-India Higher Education Cooperation, and supported by a grant from the U.S. embassy in New Delhi. The Forum Workshop Facilitators were Brian Brubaker from IES Abroad and Mark Odenwelder from CEDEI in Cuenca, Ecaudor.

Dates and Deadlines:

Friday, December 19: Application deadline to participate in Fireside Dialogue
Monday, January 12: Application deadline for Education Abroad Capacity Review
Friday, January 16: Nominations due for the Peter A. Wollitzer Advocacy Award
Wednesday, January 28: Early-bird registration deadline for the 11th Annual Conference
Friday, February 27:  Standards workshop at The Ohio State University

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