Standards of Good Practice
The Forum's commitment to developing and promoting standards of good practice for the field of education abroad lies at the core of the Forum's mission. The ultimate goal of the Standards is to improve practices in education abroad, so that our students' international educational experiences are as rich and meaningful as possible.
The goals of the Forum's standards work are to:
- Provide a forum for discussion and generation of good practices.
- Develop, publish and disseminate agreed upon standards of good practice.
- Develop and provide tools for measuring good practices.
- Advocate for global adoption of standards of good practice.
NOW AVAILABLE for comment: Draft Guidelines for Volunteer, Internship Experience and Work (VIEW) Programs
The Standards Toolbox
The Standards Toolbox is multi-faceted resource developed to support Forum members by providing examples of best practices, and access to proprietary resources developed by the Forum on Education Abroad for use by its members. The Standards Toolbox is also the place where the Forum posts communications to its members, such as drafts of documents reserved for member comment, and acts as the portal to the Forum's Ethics Corner discussions.
QUIP (Quality Improvement Program)
To further its strategic goal of developing and implementing standards to improve the quality of education abroad programs, the Forum on Education Abroad provides its institutional members with the opportunity to participate in its Quality Improvement Program (QUIP) for Education Abroad.
The goal of QUIP is to promote high standards of practice throughout the field of education abroad.
QUIP consists of a guided self-study and peer review process, resulting in a comprehensive report and recommendations in the areas of program design, evaluation and assessment, marketing and promotion, student advising, and resources and operations.
Customized Standards of Good Practice Workshops
The Forum on Education Abroad’s Customized Standards Workshops provide timely training grounded in the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad. Workshops can be tailored to focus on issues of concern to your organization such as training of faculty program leaders; review of Standard 8 on health, safety, security and risk management; or using the Standards as a means to assess and improve your organization’s programs and operations. Or perhaps your organization would like to host a workshop to benefit other organizations and institutions in your area.