Standards Guidelines

NEW! GUIDELINES NOW AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

The Forum is currently undertaking a comprehensive update of the Guidelines series to keep pace with changes in the field and respond to member needs. Each set of guidelines is being thoroughly revised and reviewed by members of The Forum Council, Standards Committee, staff, and advisors with specialized experience in the particular area of education abroad that the guidelines address. After these revisions, the Guidelines will be made available for public comment for a period of twelve (12) days.

The Guidelines series is intended to be used in conjunction with the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad to address the specific needs and challenges presented by particular aspects of education abroad or specific types of experiences abroad. Forum members and non-members are welcome to comment. We also invite professionals from outside of the field of education abroad who have relevant experience to share their perspectives. All comments and suggestions will be considered for inclusion in the final document, and a report of the comments received will be posted here on this page after the comment period closes. Once complete, Guidelines will be published on this page, and print copies will be available for purchase.

 

Guidelines for Service-Learning, Community Engagement, and Volunteering Abroad

Coming soon in 2018!


Guidelines for Undergraduate Health-Related Experiences Abroad (November 9-20, 2017)

The comment period for these guidelines has now closed.

»Review the Guidelines for Undergraduate Health-Related Experiences Abroad

»Comments received


Guidelines for Internships Abroad (November 2-13, 2017)

The comment period for these guidelines has now closed.

»Draft of the Guidelines for Internships Abroad

»Comments received


Standards Guidelines

Recognizing that Forum members were seeking guidance on specific practices and types of programs, particularly where these practices and programs are significantly different from the same in the home campus context, Standards Committee Working Groups have developed sets of guidelines:

Additional Guidance: