The Forum on Education Abroad, of which ASAPI is a reciprocal member, has issued a response to the executive order banning travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations. The Forum states that it "is strongly against President Trump’s actions, which run counter to the international education values that we work so hard to achieve." A running list of University and Higher Education Association responses can also be found at the International Higher Education Consulting Blog.
The Forum on Education Abroad is holding its third European conference in Athens on October 5-7, 2016. ASAPI will be represented by Co-chair Rebecca Woolf and Committee Member Stephen Robinson. ASAPI and the Forum have a reciprocal membership arrangement, so ASAPI members can avail of the discounted rate for the conference as well as pre-conference workshops. Let us know at info (at) asapireland.org if you are planning to attend!
The Forum is now accepting session proposals for its 3rd European Conference, Living Change: Education Abroad in 21st Century Europe. The conference will be hosted by CYA (College Year in Athens) in Athens, Greece, October 5-7, 2016. The theme of the 3rd European Conference explores how U.S. education abroad defines Europe, and how European education abroad partners define Europe to visiting U.S. students, so that students may appreciate the past, understand the present and anticipate the future of the most popular education abroad destination.
The deadline to submit proposals is January 29, 2016.
The Forum on Education Abroad, a non-profit organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission as the Standards Development Organization (SDO) for the field of education abroad, will be holding two workshops on their Standards of Good Practice at UCD on 21 November 2014. The first workshop will be an overview of the Standards, and the second will focus on Focus on Standard 4 (Student Preparation for the Learning Abroad Environment & Returning Student Support) and Standard 5 (Student Selection and Code of Conduct). For more details, see http://forumea.org/UCDworkshops14.cfm