Forum Publications

The Forum on Education Abroad’s printed publications may be purchased as individual copies, or in packages designed to meet your institution or organization’s needs.

View The Forum’s digital publications:

  • Forum News, weekly e-newsletter that provides informative updates on The Forum’s activities and initiatives;
  • Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, an open-access, peer-reviewed academic journal that communicates the latest research on education abroad within a multi-disciplinary forum to reflect on critical issues and concerns for academics and professional practitioners.


Standards in Action Book Series, 2022- Order today!
Current titles include:

  • A House Where All Belong: Redesigning Education Abroad for Inclusive Excellence
  • The Half Yet to Be Told: Study Abroad and HBCUs
  • Voices from the South: Decolonial Perspectives in International Education
  • Sustainable Education Abroad: Striving for Change
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Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad, 6th edition, 2020

The Forum’s commitment to developing and promoting standards of good practice for the field of education abroad lies at the core of The Forum’s mission. The Standards specify minimum requirements, quality indicators, and a framework for continuous improvement for education abroad. It is applicable to undergraduate, graduate, professional, and continuing education, whether for credit or not for credit.

View the Standards online or download the pdf


Order print copies of the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad, Enhanced Sixth Edition (2022) for your professional library:

– includes the Standards and the Code of Ethics in one convenient volume

Members: $13.00/copy | Non-members: $19.99/copy


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Code of Ethics for Education Abroad, 3rd edition, 2020

The Code of Ethics is designed to guide ethical decision-making and assist organizations as they seek to provide education abroad experiences and services in accord with the highest ethical standards. The Shared Values and Principles of Professional Practice outlined are essential to the fair and just administration of education abroad programs and the welfare of the learners that we serve.

View the Code of Ethics online or download the pdf

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Education Abroad Glossary, 2nd edition, 2011

The terminology of the field of education abroad is as diverse as its practices, resulting in a degree of semantic ambiguity that at times borders on anarchy. Several terms may be used for the same concept, or the same term may have several meanings. This glossary is a beginning attempt to establish an agreed-upon set of definitions upon which education abroad professionals can base their work.

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A Guide to Outcomes Assessment in Education Abroad, Mell C. Bolen (editor)

The field of education abroad is always seeking better data about learning outcomes to improve programs and advocate for the value of education abroad. To support this work, the Forum has published a Guide to Outcomes Assessment in Education Abroad which debuted at the Forum Conference in Austin, Texas. Edited by Mell C. Bolen (Brethren Colleges Abroad), this essential publication provides tools for implementing outcomes assessment as a part of education abroad programming.

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A History of US Study Abroad: Beginnings to 1965, William W. Hoffa

A special publication of the Forum in partnership with Frontiers journal, this work examines the evolution of the field of education abroad, bringing greater meaning to the field through its documentation of its past. | ISBN 978-1-952376-11-5

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A History of US Study Abroad: 1965-Present, Stephen C. DePaul and William W. Hoffa (co-editors)

Published through a special agreement with Frontiers journal, Forum members received a copy of this Frontiers publication upon its release. This volume explores the complex and often intersecting topic areas in the development of the field of education abroad from 1965 to 2010. | ISBN 978-1-952376-12-2

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