The Forum’s Institutes are small-scale, one-day conferences with plenary and concurrent sessions that focus on a specific topic or area within education abroad. The primary purpose of an Institute is to offer participants the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding of The Forum’s Standards of Good Practice and to engage with other colleagues with expertise in the topic area.

Click here for information on the 12th Annual Institute on Best Practices for Health, Safety, Security & Risk Management, hosted on July 22, 2021.

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Institute on Centering Justice in Short-Term Faculty-Led Programs

Friday, November 5, 2021
Cambridge, MA

Throughout the pandemic, education abroad professionals have grappled with complex questions:

  • How do we make education abroad more sustainable and advance the UN SDGs?
  • Have we done enough to address issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in education abroad?
  • What responsibilities do we have to our partner and host communities all over the world?

One of the shifts that needs to take place whether we are faculty, administrator, scholar or practitioner is that we center justice in our work. We can do that by working across campus and across the communities in which we interact and intersect. This Institute will give participants the opportunity to delve into these topics through the lens of The Forum’s Standards of Good Practice, in-depth discussions of relevant case studies, and individual action planning for their own courses and programs.


Registration Type Early-Bird Fee
(ends September 10)
Regular Fee
(ends October 15)
Late Fee
MEMBER $350 $399 $425
NON-MEMBER $399 $425 $449
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Times listed are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). This schedule is subject to change.

 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.  Continental Breakfast
 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Workshops (select one):

  • Advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Supporting Diverse Students
  • Student Learning & Development II: Reflection, Integration & Assessment
 12 – 1 p.m.  Lunch & Networking
 1 – 2 p.m.  Centering Justice: Models of Change
 2 – 5 p.m.  Centering Justice: Take Action!
 5 – 6:30 p.m.  Reception