Building on Strong Foundations: Best Practices for an Evolving Field

Each year, education abroad strives to adapt to shifting student populations, developments in higher education in the U.S. and internationally, and an evolving global landscape.

In this dynamic environment, widely-accepted standards provide a solid foundation, and the necessary tools to face new challenges.

As a community of practice, we have come to expect that we will gather, discuss, and cultivate best practices. Through critical dialogue, we reflect, rethink and reevaluate what we do, to improve education abroad for students, and for all stakeholders in education abroad.

The Forum’s 14th Annual Conference invites attendees to revisit the foundations of good practice, while elevating the discussion to address current realities of international education. Join us to engage in substantive dialogue, and return to your office with concrete takeaways that support quality education abroad programs.

The 14th Annual Conference will be held in Boston, MA, March 21-23, 2018.


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Host Institutions

The Forum is pleased to announce the following host institutions for its 14th Annual Conference. The Forum thanks these members for their support:

Arcadia University, The College of Global Studies
BCA Study Abroad
Bentley University
Boston University
Bryant University
CAPA The Global Education Network
Center for University Programs Abroad (CUPA)
Colby College
Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad
CYA (College Year in Athens)
Dartmouth College
EPA Internships in Europe
EUSA – Academic Internship Experts
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Humber College
Lehigh University
Middlebury College
Northeastern University
Providence College
Regis College
Roger Williams University
Sarah Lawrence College
SEA Semester
Studio Art Centers International (SACI)
Suffolk University
SUNY New Paltz
Syracuse University
Temple University
Tremont Global Education
Tufts University
University of Massachusetts – Amherst
University of Scranton
Wheaton College (MA)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Conference Committee

John Tansey, Dartmouth College (Chair)
Sue Jackson, Whitworth University (Past Chair)
Janet Alperstein, New York University
Maria Jose Angel Mex, Lorenzo de’ Medici
Carolyn Becker, Texas Woman’s University
Chris Carroll, Florida State University
David Crisci, Regis College
Alanna Dick, Education New Zealand
Timothy Lynn Elliott, Brigham Young University
Caroline Enright, Dublin City University
Lili Folsom, Lodestone Safety International
Darren Gallant, Brandeis University
Emily Gorlewski, Wesleyan University
Cara Lane-Toomey, Where There Be Dragons
Lisabeth Lassiter, The University of Texas at Dallas
Gareth McFeely, Boston University
Katie Sievers, College Year in Athens
Leslyn Tonge, University of the Virgin Islands
Tracy Weber, University of California Berkeley
Marcy Yeager, Northern Essex Community College


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