Come Meet The Forum at NAFSA Booth 1027

Booth 1027, come say Hi!

After a hugely successful Forum conference in Chicago, we are once again excited to attend #NAFSA22! There will be a team of six representing The Forum this year, along with various members of our Board, Council and working groups and we’d love to meet with members, potential members, government agencies, professionals interested in training opportunities and more.

Please connect with us on the NAFSA platform, come along to one of our sessions outlined below or swing by Booth #1027 any time to find out about all our latest activities.

If you’d like to schedule something specific, you can book in a chat about membership and all that that brings using the links below or visit our booth between 2:30 and 3:30 (Tues, Wed, Thurs), to snack on chocolate and talk to our team about Membership, Professional Certification, Customized Training, Consulting Services and more!  




Chat to me about Presentations and Meetings

Melissa Torres

President & CEO

Strategic partnerships with The Forum, the progress of our Strategic Plan and The Forum’s Consultancy Services Take Action: Embedding Sustainable Practices into Education Abroad Programs

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM MDT

Chair and Presenter(s): Melissa Torres, MA, Presenter(s): Thomas Carter, MS, Karen McBride, Ed.D., Daniel Ponce-Taylor, MS

Diversifying the Education Abroad Talent Pipeline Through Mentoring

Friday, June 3, 2022, 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM MDT

Chair and Presenter(s) Elizabeth Strong, MBA, Presenter(s), Eduardo Contreras, Jr., Ed.D., Lily D. Lopez-McGee, PhD, Melissa Torres, MA

Marissa Lombardi

Executive Director or Training, Programs and Services

Talk to me about The Forum’s Council, Working groups, consultancy and all our training opportunities. The Forum Council

The Forum’s Working Groups

Forum Consultancy Services

Customized Training

The upcoming 13th Annual Health and Safety Institute

Amelia Dietrich

Senior Director for Research & Publications; Managing Editor, Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad

The Forum’s research, our Standards in Action Book Series and The Frontiers Journal The Big Picture for Education Abroad

Wednesday June 1, 9:30-10:20am MDT

Amelia J. Dietrich (The Forum on Education Abroad), Kara Inman Pike (UNC Wilmington), Amy Conger (University of Michigan), Darrin Smith-Gaddis (CAPA)*

*This session will also be livestreamed for virtual attendees.

Financial Models for U.S. Education Abroad Offices: A Short Course

Thursday June 2, 11:30-11:55am MDT

Amelia J. Dietrich (The Forum on Education Abroad) and Devin Foxall (School for Field Studies/Forum Council)

Annette Mares-Duran

Membership Services Manager

The many benefits of membership of The Forum Book a meeting at the Booth

Mandy Brookins

Director of Programs and Training

Talk to me about professional certification through the Forum and our “fast track” Accelerated Residencies Professional Certification in Education Abroad

Accelerated Residencies

The Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad

Andy Woods-Ballard


Membership of The Forum and opportunities to sponsor during ForumEA Week in Milan (EMEA and CIGL conferences), our Institutes and the 2023 Annual Conference Book a meeting at the Booth