The Forum on Education Abroad

The Forum on Education Abroad is the principle US higher education professional association 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. It is a professional membership organization whose exclusive purpose it is to serve the field of education abroad. The Forum's Standards of Good Practice are recognized as the definitive means by which the quality of education abroad programs may be judged.

UIC has full membership through the Study Abroad Office.  Chris Deegan, SAO Director, is a member of the Forum's Standards of Good Practice Committee, the Undergraduate Research Standards Working Group, and the Certification Committee.  He is also a workshop facilitator for Standards training.

About the Forum

Key documents

Standards of Good Practice For Education Abroad, 4th Edition (2011)

Code of Ethics for Education Abroad, 2th Edition (2011)

Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs (2009)

Guidelines for Undergraduate Health-related Programs Abroad (2013)

Guidelines for Language Learning Abroad (2013)

Guidelines for Undergraduate Research Abroad (2013)

Guidelines for Home Institution Academic Advising (2010)

Guidelines for On-site Academic Advising (2010)


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