As part of the process to update the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad, a Consensus Body will be formed and will be responsible for:

  • voting on approval of proposed revisions to the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad;
  • voting on approval of reaffirmation of the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad; and,
  • other matters requiring Consensus Body action as provided in these procedures.

Any directly and materially affected person may apply to serve on the Consensus Body by completing the application, available online March 30, 2019. Membership on the Consensus Body is not conditional upon membership in The Forum on Education Abroad, nor unreasonably restricted on the basis of technical qualifications. Membership term is for five years.

The Consensus Body will be populated by individuals from each of these types of groups:

  • 12 individuals from U.S. Institutions (with an effort toward representation from all groups)
    • Public
    • Private
    • Community College
    • Historically Black College or University
    • Minority Serving Institution
    • Tribal College or University
  • 10 individuals from Universities or Colleges outside the U.S. (with an effort toward representation from both groups)
    • Majority World/Global South
    • Minority World
  • 10 individuals from Education Abroad Providers (with an effort toward representation from both groups)
    • U.S. based
      • Non-profit
      • For-profit
    • Based outside the U.S.
      • Non-profit
      • For-profit
  • 8 individuals from other entities that have general interests in education abroad
    • Charitable Foundations or Professional Associations
    • Service providers that support education abroad
  • 4 individuals that have a general interest in education abroad
    • Parents/families
    • Student Alumni of a Study Abroad Program
    • Government personnel
    • Accrediting agencies
  • 6 individuals from Governing Bodies of The Forum on Education Abroad
    • Board of Directors
    • Forum Council