Data Collection

New! State of the Field Data from 2020-21

The latest data on key issues and trends in education abroad as investigated by the State of the Field Survey since 2006.

INFOGRAPHICS: How COVID-19 Is Shaping Education Abroad: October 2020 data | June 2021 follow-up

Past State of the Field Surveys

The Forum State of the Field Survey is a signature initiative which takes the pulse of the field on a wide range of issues for all education abroad constituents.

Comparing College Student Mortality Rates in the U.S. with Mortality Rates while Abroad

This 7-year expansion of The Forum’s 2017 investigation of critical incidents using insurance claims data finds that students are less likely to die during participation in education abroad than when they are studying on domestic campuses.

Insurance Claims Data and Mortality Rate for College Students Studying Abroad

This Report provides for the first time information on the mortality rate for U.S. students studying abroad with a comparison to students studying on campuses in the U.S. The key finding of the Report is that college students studying abroad are less likely to die than college students studying on campuses in the U.S. The Report is beneficial to The Forum membership and the field by providing a context by which we can understand the relatively rare occurrence of the death of a student abroad.

Critical Incident Database

The Critical Incident Database (CID) is a tool for Forum members to use in tracking critical incidents that occur while their students are abroad. It also serves as a method for tracking required information on incidents that should be reported for a member’s Annual Security Report as required by the Department of Education in compliance with the Clery Act.

Other Surveys