The Forum FocusJune 2015 cover

The Forum Focus is an online publication that provides perspectives on current education abroad topics and issues in the field.

The Forum invites colleagues to submit articles for consideration and ideas for future topics. The word limit for articles is 1,200 and is strictly enforced. Please send submissions to: info@forumea.org.

Volume 5 | Issue 2 | November 2018

  • “Standards Update: A Call to Action,” by Emily Gorlewski, Associate Director, Office of Study Abroad, Wesleyan University
  • “Education Abroad: The Cure to Cultural Despair?” by Janet Alperstein, Assistant Vice President, Office of Global Programs, New York University
  • “The Case for Going Global, Like China,” by Matt Meltzer, Founder and CEO, Sage Corps
  • “Critical Issues in Education Abroad: Have They Changed?” by Jon V.C. Booth, Interim Executive Director, The Forum on Education Abroad

Volume 5 | Issue 1 | August 2018

  • “A Message from the Forum Board Chair,” by Enda Carroll, Associate Director, UCD International
  • “Forum Working Group on Inclusive Excellence: Challenges, but Also Commitment,” by Joy Gleason Carew, Professor of Pan-African Studies; Former Associate Director of the International Center, University of Louisville; Member, Forum Board of Directors
  • “Resident Director Abroad: Misperceptions, Challenges, & the Importance of Support Systems On-Site,” by Pia K. Schneider, Resident Director, College of Design Rome Program, Iowa State University
  • “Broadening the Circle of Education Abroad,” by Leo Rowland, Director of Study Abroad, University of Redlands

Volume 4 | Issue 4 | May 2018

  • “Intercultural Competence: Literacy for the 21st Century,” by Tracy Rundstrom Williams, Director, Center for International Studies, Texas Christian University
  • “International Education 2020: Do We Need a Bigger Boat, a Different Boat, or Something Else?” by Adam Rubin, International Education Consultant, AWR International
  • “APUAF: Reflecting on 10 Years of Community,” by Loren Ringer, President, APUAF (Association des Programmes Universitaires Américains en France)
  • “A Message from the Forum Board Chair,” by Mary Anne Grant, President Emerita, ISEP

Volume 4 | Issue 3 | February 2018

  • “Ten Years Since: Ethical Imperatives and the Field of Education Abroad,” by Andrea Custodi, CET Academic Programs
  • “Your Guide to the New U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories,” by Julie Anne Friend, Northwestern University; Jaime Molyneux, University of Pennsylvania; Kalpen Trivedi, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Volume 4 | Issue 2 | November 2017

  • “Confronting the Challenge of Rationalization in Education Abroad; Part 4: Control,” by David English, Co-Founder, Study Abroad Mendoza
  • “Creating Global Citizens: Is It Enough?” by Carlise Womack Wynne, Associate Director, Center for Global Engagement, University of North Georgia – Gainesville
  • “Bridging Leadership Gaps for Women International Educators,” by Sarah E. Spencer, Director of Study Abroad, University of St. Thomas; Global Leadership League

Volume 4 | Issue 1 | August 2017

  • “Engaging our Local Communities as Education Abroad Professionals,” by Brian Whalen, Forum President and CEO
  • “Confronting the Challenge of Rationalization in Education Abroad; Part 3: Calculability,” by David English, Co-Founder, Study Abroad Mendoza
  • “Avoiding the Echo Chamber: A Need for Outside Voices and Perspectives,” by Nick J. Gozik, Director of the Office of International Programs and McGillycuddy-Logue Center for Undergraduate Global Studies, Boston College

Volume 3 | Issue 2 | May 2017

  • “Growth, Outreach, and Community,” by Brian Whalen, Forum President and CEO
  • “Confronting the Challenge of Rationalization in Education Abroad; Part 2: Predictability,” by David English, Co-Founder, Study Abroad Mendoza
  • “Setting New Standards of Excellence in Education Abroad,” by Alma R. Clayton-Pedersen, Ph.D., CEO, Emeritus Consulting Group, Senior Scholar, Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • “From the Forum Board Chair: Strategic Planning & Advocacy,” by Mary Anne Grant, President Emerita, ISEP

Volume 3 | Issue 1 | January 2017

  • “Appreciating the Varieties of Education Abroad and Its Students,” by Brian Whalen, Forum President and CEO
  • “Confronting the Challenge of Rationalization in Education Abroad; Part 1: Efficiency,” by David English, Co-Founder, Study Abroad Mendoza
  • “Evaluating Study Abroad Campuses in a World of Risks,” by Jim Hutton, Chief Security Officer, On Call International
  • “From the Forum Council Chair: Calling All Members to Provide Input on The Forum’s Next Strategic Plan,” by Nick J. Gozik, Director of the Office of International Programs and McGillycuddy-Logue Center for Undergraduate Global Studies, Boston College

Volume 2 | Issue 3 | June 2016

  • “What is the Importance of the Insurance Claims Data Report? A Look Behind the Scenes,” by Brian Whalen, Forum President and CEO
  • “Perspectives on the Profession,” by William Gertz, President and CEO, AIFS, and Kris Holloway, President, CISabroad
  • “Education Abroad is Inaccessible and Our Administrative Systems Might Be Part of the Problem,” by Lily Lopez-McGee, George Mason University
  • Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, A Valuable Resource to Add to Your Toolbox,” by Amelia J. Dietrich, Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow and Assistant Director for Digital Resources, The Forum on Education Abroad, Assistant Editor of Frontiers

Volume 2 | Issue 2 | March 2016

  • “Is Legislation of Education Abroad Necessary?” by Brian Whalen, Forum President and CEO
  • “The Greek Crisis: Oxi and Bella Ciao in Syntagma Square,” by Michael Woolf, Deputy President for Strategic Development, CAPA: The Global Education Network
  • “Post-Paris Attacks: Education Abroad and the New Normal,” by Joanna Holvey Bowles
  • “Study Abroad: Legal and Operational Guidance Contained within the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad,” by William Hoye, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, & COO, IES Abroad
  • “From the Forum Board Chair: The Forum Engages in Strategic Planning,” Mary Anne Grant, President Emerita, ISEP

Volume 2 | Issue 1 | October 2015

  • “Why Does The Forum Collect Data, and Why Should You Care?” by Brian Whalen, Forum President and CEO
  • “Reframing Diversity: Inclusive Excellence and Education Abroad,” by Karyn L. Sweeney, Peace Corps, Southwest Regional Office
  • “Filling the Education Abroad Historical Glass,” by William W. Hoffa, Adjunct Faculty, SIT Graduate Institute
  • “From The Forum Council Chair,” by Kelly McLaughlin, Assistant Dean of Assessment & Deputy Director of the Center for International and Professional Experience, Yale University
  • “From The Forum Board Chair,” by Mary Anne Grant, President, ISEP

Volume 1 | Issue 2 | June 2015

  • “Building U.S. Education Abroad Capacity Based on Standards of Good Practice” by Brian Whalen, Forum President and CEO
  • “The Authority of the Standards,” by Andrea Custodi, Director of Academic Affairs & Strategic Initiatives, CET Academic Programs
  • “From The Forum Council Chair,” by Kelly McLaughlin, Assistant Dean of Assessment & Deputy Director of the Center for International and Professional Experience, Yale University.

Volume 1 | Issue 1 | March 2015

  • “Responding to Calls for Regulation of Education Abroad” by Brian Whalen, Forum President and CEO
  • “The Value Question: Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Education Abroad,” by Forum Vice President for Programs and Resources, Annmarie Whalen
  • “New Law Requires Incident Reporting by Minnesota Colleges & Universities,” by Jodi Malmgren, Director of International and Off-Campus Studies, St. Olaf College