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Available to Forum Members only, The Forum on Education Abroad’s customized workshops provide timely training grounded in the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad. Trainings are tailored to focus on issues of concern to your organization. Possible training might include:

  • training of faculty program leaders;
  • review of Standard 8 on health, safety, security and risk management;
  • using the Standards as a means to assess and improve your organization’s programs and operations.

Your organization can also host a training to benefit other organizations and institutions in your area.

How It Works

You decide what Standards-based training your organization or region needs. Typically this could involve a review of the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad, followed by focusing on an area of specific concern to you and your colleagues. Submit a proposal or contact to discuss your options. After topics and dates are selected, a member of the Forum staff will contact you to further discuss the training goals and outcomes.

Length of training

Examples of how you might design the training

8 hour (full day) workshop Train faculty leaders on the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad during the morning followed by a focus on health and safety as informed by Standard 8: Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management of the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad.
12 hour (1.5 days) workshop Train staff on the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad while focusing deeply on three specific Standards (i.e., Standard 4: Student Preparation for the Learning Environment Abroad; Standard 6: Policies and Procedures; and Standard 7: Organizational and Program Resources).

You provide:

  • The participants: include as many participants as you wish.
  • The place: a venue conducive to an interactive learning environment that will comfortably accommodate the number of participants.
  • The particulars: arrangements for catering and AV equipment.

The Forum provides:

  • All participant and trainer materials (including a copy of the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad, and other print resources as appropriate for each participant).
  • Forum trained professionals to deliver the workshop.
  • Invoicing for the workshop and all associated travel costs for the trainer(s).

Pricing Structure

Number* of Participants Number of Trainers Length of Training 2018-2021 Customized Training Fees
(Plus trainer(s) travel and accommodation)
1-15 1 4 hours (1/2 day) $1,920
1-15 1 8 hours (1 full day) $2,800
1-15 1 12 hours (1.5 days) $3,440
16-30 1 4 hours (1/2 day) $3,840
16-30 2 8 hours (1 full day) $5,600
16-30 2 12 hours (1.5 days) $6,880
31-50 1 4 hours (1/2 day) $7,440
31-50 2 8 hours (1 full day) $10,850

*For groups larger than 50 participants, please contact us for pricing.

Standards-Based Workshops Available for Customized Training

  • Overview of the Standards of Good Practice
  • Mission, Ethics and Integrity (Standards 1, 9 and The Code of Ethics)
  • Student Learning, Development and Academic Framework (Standards 2 and 3)
  • Student Selection, Preparation, Code of Conduct and Returning Support (Standards 4 and 5)
  • Program Resources, Policies and Procedures (Standards 6 and 7)
  • Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management (Standard 8)
  • Mental Health Issues in Education Abroad
  • Focus on Standard 8: Crafting Emergency Action Plans and Protocols
  • From A to Z: Developing an Assessment Plan to Promote Student Learning and Development


Submit Proposal


“Whitworth [University] chose to host a customized training because I wanted specific information to be shared with our faculty. The training was primarily for our faculty who either lead or might lead programs, but the study abroad staff also attended. I wanted our faculty to get a better idea of what the professional field of study abroad looks like and that I don’t recommend policies and best practices in a vacuum. About 14 people attended and the consensus was that it was a very worthwhile event. A wonderful outcome was increased appreciation for the field, the Standards of Good Practice and all the resources that go with them. For me though, the best outcome was that a chemistry professor who had never led a program abroad before, was inspired and encouraged enough to propose one. It was accepted, and she already has students signed up to go.”

~ Sue Jackson, Whitworth University