Collaboration to Build on Priorities Around Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice and Sustainability
The Forum on Education Abroad is proud to announce the renewal of its partnership with Dickinson College for a fourth term, building on an extraordinarily successful and mutually beneficial relationship between the institutions. The Forum has been headquartered at Dickinson since 2006, and after a competitive review process, The Forum has extended the strategic partnership agreement through 2025.
“Dickinson’s unwavering commitment to international education and The Forum’s expertise and leadership make for an ideal partnership,” said Samantha Brandauer, associate provost and executive director of the Center for Global Study and Engagement, Dickinson’s hub for internationalization. “Our large global footprint which includes over 25 international partnerships and staff and faculty in 10 countries, collaborations across campus, strong engagement of our faculty, and relentless drive to innovate make Dickinson a natural partner and home for The Forum.”
“The Forum’s partnership with Dickinson College has never been more critical,” said Forum President & CEO Melissa Torres. “Our recent conversations with Associate Provost Samantha Brandauer have led to numerous, new and exciting areas of potential collaboration to further expand and deepen this relationship. Dickinson’s launch of a new graduate degree, relationship with high school programs, ongoing work with international partners, and priorities around justice, equity, diversity and inclusion and sustainability are of particular interest in our vision for the future. We look forward to exploring these and other opportunities to ensure the continued success of Dickinson and The Forum.”
Dickinson is a nationally recognized liberal-arts college chartered in 1783 in Carlisle, Pa. The highly selective college is home to 2,000 students from across the nation and around the world. Defining characteristics of a Dickinson education include a focus on global education―at home and abroad―and study of sustainability, which is integrated into the curriculum and the campus and exemplifies the college’s commitment to providing an education for the common good.
The agreement comes on the heels of The Forum adopting an ambitious, new strategic plan that will position our association to expand its impact and grow its membership within and beyond the U.S., and this ongoing strategic partnership with Dickinson College will play a significant role in achieving these goals.