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Virginia Issues Study Abroad Guidelines

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) approved Study Abroad Guidelines at its meeting in October. See page 45 of the SCHEV Agenda Book.

The Forum was able to offer input into the development of the Guidelines, which are consistent with The Forum’s Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad. Steve Bell, Interim Executive Director of the Office of International Programs at Old Dominion University, served on SCHEV’s Ad Hoc Committee that provided expert input and advice in the crafting of the Guidelines. He commented, “Over the past six months, education abroad professionals from public universities across the Commonwealth have been actively collaborating with SCHEV to draft and promote guidelines for Study Abroad. This past week SCHEV formally adopted the Virginia Public Higher Education Guidelines for Study Abroad, which are consistent [with] and developed from The Forum on Education Abroad’s Standards of Good Practice. I want to extend my sincere thanks to The Forum for its assistance to education abroad professionals from Virginia throughout this process.”