Faculty and short-term administrative/staff exchanges are conducted between faculty and/or administrators from U.S. and overseas institutions. These exchanges provide a framework for academic, personal and cultural experiences. Students benefit by having the opportunity to study with a foreign educator. When families are involved, a total life experience is felt. The actual number of annual community college participants is small, but the effect on individuals is substantial upon return to their classroom and their campuses. Fulbright Exchanges are the best known vehicles for this opportunity, but colleges sometimes initiate their own exchange programs, usually for periods of less than a year.

ONE-ON-ONE EXCHANGE - direct exchange of tenured positions with an international teacher, each taking on the assignment of the other and obtaining a leave with pay from his/her authority. About 10% of all such exchanges occur at the community college level (about 200 annually).

FULBRIGHT EXCHANGE - is handled through the Teacher Exchange Branch of USIA, in the U.K., through the Central Bureau for Educational Visits and Exchanges, in other countries by various offices. In the U.S., applications are due in October, with interviews in November and matches proposed in April. Because the matches are made so late, there is little time to pre-correspond, and college reviews.

CLOSED CIRCUIT EXCHANGE - Exchanges can be made independently, then "blanketed into" the Fulbright scheme as a closed circuit exchange. After mutual agreement was made between the two faculty and their colleges, the usual Fulbright procedures were followed, making application through the appropriate authorities, who were made aware of administrative approval on both sides. This closed circuit exchange can take up to two years in preparation.

ADMINISTRATIVE EXCHANGES - Administrators, deans, department heads are eligible, are non-simultaneous six week reciprocal exchanges, the dates mutually decided by grantees. Participants typically "shadow" their partner for the duration of an exchange while the hole school is in session, observing all facets of the host administrator's daily schedule.

For information on any type of Faculty Exchange: Contact Ruth Bates (213) 891-2289 for further information.
Please send updates regarding Faculty/Staff International Exchange Programs to Dr. Rosalind Latiner Raby.

SUMMARY: 2004-2005 & 2005-2006 EXCHANGES


2004-2005:  2 faculty members, Business and English visit Universidad Autonoma de Mexico and deliver a 2-day workshop to offer Mexican university faculty instructional design strategies for online courses and provide hands-on web training on how to move course content online, thus creating hybrid (online/in-class) courses; Follow-up activiteis will target universities in Cancun and Hermosillo, Mexico

2005-2006 Business & English faculty will visit Universidad Technologica de Cancun and Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan to offer 2 two-day workshops.


2004-2005 Ukraine & Poland exchanges funded by grants

2005-2006 Poland exchanges

LAKE TAHOE: 2005-2006          1 faculty applied for a Fulbright

LOS RIOS CCD: 2004-2005       

Faculty Development Travel Education Program to South Africa for Summer 2005

OHLONE: 2004-2005                 Fulbright Programs


2004-2005 Cal-Mex-Net Project sponsored 2004 exchanges:

  • ACCESS and ICATMI: Trade & culture Mission to Michoacan that focus on the importation and sale of arts and crafts from Mexico. Investigating possibility of initiating an English language and computer training program in San Diego for migrant workers from Michoacan.
  • ISCET and City College co-host a CECATI Electronics instructor in San Diego for purpose of expanding existing CECATI/SDCCD/ISCET linkages and Certification Program activities
  • U.S. educational representative to develop report and visit CECATI sites in Mexico to determine potential for developing Spanish language Exportation training and certification program with distance education component. Builds on established International Micoenterprise Training (IMET) program 
  • Faculty Representative from National University, San Diego to visit Mexico City and establish contacts with institutions of higher education focusing on the development of internship programs in Teacher Education
  • Miramar Automotive Faculty conduct site visits and develop train-the-trainer modules with Schools designated by Toyota and CECATI ad T-Ten Partners in Mexico. Purpose is to establish cross-border working relationships, share information and identify areas for future development. 1st year: focus on tour of school and industry sites. 2nd year: training the trainer activity.
  • CET Ceramics faculty spent a week teaching Arts & Crafts at Benjamin Franklin Institute in Tecate, Baja.


Dean of Technical Careers and Workforce Initiatives, Miramir will conduct train-the-trainer workshops at CECATI sites in Automotive Technology


2004-2005 Sent faculty to Brazil, China, France, Italy, Mexico and Vietnam. 1 faculty did a Fulbright in China.

2005-2006 Faculty exchange with Netherlands and Thailand

IMPERIAL VALLEY: 2004-2005 Cal-Mex-Net sponsored: Automotive instructor exchanges with Centros de Capacitacion Technologica Industrial (CECATI) sites in Baja. Focus on Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Technician certification procedures and National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) standards and certification

SOUTHWESTERN: 2004-2005 Cal-Mex-Net projects that collaborates small businesses on both sides of California/Baja border and link entrepreneurs from Chula Vista, National City, San Ysidro, Bonita with Tijuana, Rosarito, Mexicalli and Tecate.



The following CCIE colleges conducted exchanges for the 2001-2002 academic year

4 CCIE member colleges reported faculty exchange (one-way or two-way exchanges) for the 2000-2001 academic year. 2 of these colleges hosted two separate exchange programs.

Faculty Exchanges went to the following countries: Czech Republic; Mexico; Brazil

Colleges hosted faculty from: Brazil; England; Mexico


The following colleges conducted exchanges for the 1999-2000 academic year.

Grossmont - Two-way exchange in Math with Mexico

State Center CCE - Hungary (received faculty); England (sent faculty); Costa Rica (sent faculty); France (sent faculty)


The following CCIE colleges conducted exchanges for the 1998-1999 academic year.

Los Angeles Pierce - 2 math faculty went to Barnsley F. E. College in England

San Francisco - Exchange with Amsterdam

Sequoias - 1 faculty went to London

State Center CCD - Received ESL instructor for Fall semester from Technical University of Budapest.

The following CCIE colleges conducted exchanges for the 1997-1998 academic year.

Foothill/DeAnza - ESL & CIS faculty 1 month exchange to Brazil.

LACCD - Administrator exchange with Lithuania

Los Rios CCD - Sacramento City College exchange with Brazil

Monterey Peninsula - Fall Semester exchange with Argentina

Rio Hondo - Exchange with the U.K.

San Diego CCD - Mesa faculty exchange with the U.K.

San Francisco - Exchange with the U.K.

San Jose/Evergreen - Exchange with the U.K.

Santa Ana - Faculty went to Institute Technologica, Leon Guanajuato, Mexico

State Center CCD - United Kingdom faculty went to Kings River College

Non-CCIE Colleges

Grossmont - Faculty in Math/Physics from South Africa

Southwestern - Exchange with France

The following CCIE colleges conducted exchanges for the 1996-1997 academic year.

Foothill/DeAnza - ESL & CIS faculty 1 month exchange to Brazil.

Hartnell - Spanish exchange to Argentina

LACCD - 6 week Administrative exchange: LAHC and Lithuania College

Rancho Santiago - Faculty went to Instituto Technollogica, Leon Guanajuato, Mexico

San Diego District - Exchange with faculty from CECATI, Guanajuato, Mexico. Mesa College business faculty exchanged with faculty from Sydney Institute of Technology.

San Jose/Evergreen - Exchange with faculty from the U.K.

State Center - Continued with Guyana and Hungary exchanges.

Ventura CCD - Possible Japanese teacher interns to come Fall 1996.

Yosemite CCD - Will bring in a counselor from Elgin Community College for Spring Semester.