Broadening the Circle of Education Abroad

We find ourselves living in a time of growing fear of the unfamiliar, as we experience significant global political, economic, and demographic shifts. Simultaneously, international education is permeated by its own unique tensions. We encounter competing voices of students and parents, of faculty and staff, and of colleagues in the home office and on site. These voices are often joined by competing priorities when it comes to resources and budgets, institutional missions and goals, as well as issues of health, safety, security, and risk management.

The goal of The Forum’s 15th Annual Conference is to create a space for shared dialogue to explore the pressing issues of our field for today and for the future. As education evolves, as demographics shift, as resources are redirected, as technology advances, and the world changes, so must our field. Let’s explore these issues and listen to all voices at the table.

The Forum invites you to participate in a conference that affirms one of our organization’s foundational principles: to provide a forum where every voice is welcome, and a forum where everyone belongs.


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Host Institutions

The Forum is pleased to announce the following host institutions for its 15th Annual Conference. The Forum thanks these members for their support:

Alamo Colleges
Brigham Young University
CEA Study Abroad
Colorado College
Colorado State University
International Studies Abroad (ISA)
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Semester at Sea
Texas A&M University
Texas Tech University
University of Arizona
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University of Providence
University of Wyoming
University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)


Conference Committee

John Sunnygard (Chair), Western Kentucky University
John Tansey (Past Chair), Dartmouth College
Sabuur Abdul-Kareem, Delaware County Community College
Maria Jose Angel Mex, Lorenzo de’ Medici
Maria del Mar Aponte, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
Camila Arosemena, Universidad Casa Grande
Catherine Break, Metropolitan State University
Elena Corbett, AMIDEAST
Annia Dowell-Wiltshire, University of Virginia
Thea Gilien, Boston College in Ireland
Jonathan Larson, Grinnell College
Julie Maddox Korenko, Forum Council, MIT
Rachel Massey, Coastal Carolina University
Amy Mckelvey, EDU Africa
Chris Nicolussi, New York University Global Programs
Alyssa Nota, University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)
Susan Popko, Forum Board of Directors, Santa Clara University
Leo Rowland, SACI Florence
Vince Schaff, Institute for Shipboard Education/Semester at Sea
Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler, Elon University


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