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Virtual Open Forums (Part 3 of 3)

Thursday, October 13, 2022, 2:00 PM @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In the lead up to the European, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Conference in mid-October, The Forum is offering a series of three virtual Open Forums that provide accessible opportunities for learning, dialogue, and networking around topics of critical importance to education abroad in the EMEA region.  The Open Forums are included in the registration fee for attendees of the CIGL and EMEA conferences during ForumEA Week in Milan.

Unable to join us in Milan?
Colleagues who aren’t attending the in-person events can register for the Open Forum series for just $69 USD.
This fee covers attendance at all three scheduled forums.

To learn more about each of the Open Forums, select the appropriate link below.  Register at: Forum Week in Milan 2022 (forumea.org)

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Open Forum I: Conversational Learning – Engaging theory and practice to mediate burnout and foster whole person learning

Thursday, September 22, 2022 (Virtual)

2:00 – 4:00 pm Central European Summer Time (CEST)/UTC+2.

Conversation is a ubiquitous dimension of human experience; it is also fundamental to learning and well-being. As international educators work resume programs, we continue to examine our capacities and practices, which can facilitate whole person learning and engagement among students and educators with diverse lived experiences. How is a focus on the work of conversation integral to our growth, resilience and effectiveness as advisors, collaborators, educators, and mentors? How does an intentional focus on conversation, particularly “learning conversations,” offer practitioners tools to respond to the complexity of global education contexts, resource constraints and learner needs?

Open Forum II: Addressing the Hidden Curriculum in Academic–Host Community Relationships

Thursday, September 29, 2022 (Virtual)

2:00 – 4:00 pm Central European Summer Time (CEST)/UTC+2.

Many education abroad programs claim to foster mutually beneficial outcomes for learners and receiving communities. Too often, community voices are not included in either program planning, instructional planning, or assessment efforts, raising questions of the implicit and explicit messages learners take away about receiving communities. When do our programs reinforce stereotypes rather than challenge them? When do they weaken local community capacity rather than enhance it? What are the benefits and challenges of working with receiving community groups and what models and tools are available to address power differentials in these relationships?

Open Forum III: Thinking Decolonially with International Educators Working “On the Ground” 

Thursday, October 13, 2022 (Virtual)

2:00 – 4:00 pm Central European Summer Time (CEST)/UTC+2

Just, equitable, sustainable education abroad puts an end to replication of colonial and settler-colonial thoughts and patterns in present-day programming. It also works to challenge historical hegemonies and redesign programs to model and encourage decolonial approaches to intercultural interactions and knowledge exchange for students. Join colleagues with extensive experience in education abroad on-site for a frank discussion about how to bring balance to long-time power inequities between individuals and institutions engaging in education abroad.

Do not miss them and Register here to add it to your agenda!


Thursday, October 13, 2022, 2:00 PM
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


The Forum on Education Abroad