Data Collection

Funding Models of Education Abroad Offices (2023)

How are education abroad offices funded at U.S. institutions? What are the benefits and drawbacks to the prevailing models? What are creative strategies for fundraising and building financial sustainability into education abroad operations? The 2020-21 Financial Models and Structures Working Group explored this.

»See the survey results and takeaways.

2022 State of the Field

Data collection is now complete for our 2022 State of the Field Survey, the most comprehensive survey of the professional field of education abroad we’ve ever conducted. We look forward to publishing the results in April 2023.

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Past State of the Field Surveys

The latest data on key issues and trends in education abroad as investigated by the State of the Field Survey since 2006.

Comparing College Student Mortality Rates in the U.S. with Mortality Rates while Abroad

This 7-year expansion of The Forum’s 2017 investigation of critical incidents using insurance claims data finds that students are less likely to die during participation in education abroad than when they are studying on domestic campuses.

Insurance Claims Data and Mortality Rate for College Students Studying Abroad

This Report provides for the first time information on the mortality rate for U.S. students studying abroad with a comparison to students studying on campuses in the U.S. The key finding of the Report is that college students studying abroad are less likely to die than college students studying on campuses in the U.S. The Report is beneficial to The Forum membership and the field by providing a context by which we can understand the relatively rare occurrence of the death of a student abroad.

Critical Incident Database

The Critical Incident Database (CID) is a tool for Forum members to use in tracking critical incidents that occur while their students are abroad. It also serves as a method for tracking required information on incidents that should be reported for a member’s Annual Security Report as required by the Department of Education in compliance with the Clery Act.