CCIE Newsletter

Vol. 10, No. 4 January 2012 Click Here to View Past Newsletters

In This Issue:

CCIE PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION – GENERAL INFORMATION
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CORNER
College Highlights
GENERAL CCIE INFORMATION
CCIE PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES

CCIE DUES FOR 2011-2012

CCIE wants to remind all our members that, now, more than ever, it is important to pay your dues. CCIE dues are collected on the academic year - July 1 - June 30. It is critical that every member be current with their dues in order for CCIE to continue to support activities such as the Newsletter, Web-Page, Workshops, and Student Scholarships. Please consider processing your 2011-2012 dues now. During our economic crisis, CCIE does appreciate the effort that all of you are doing to help support international education at our colleges. However, advocacy needs to continue on many levels, and support of CCIE is central in this process.

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CCIE Annual Meeting Updates

All members of the California community college community were invited to this free meeting held at the CCLC conference. This year, we were honored to have Dr. George Boggs, CEO Emeritus, American Association of Community Colleges and Superintendent/President Emeritus, Palomar College as our keynote speaker. The following is an outline of the remarks made by Dr. Boggs.

International Education Session
CCIE/CCLC
November 17, 2011

  1. Need for International Education
    1. Must prepare students for increasingly global economy & society
      1. European (Greece, Italy, etc.) Economy
      2. Tsunami in Japan, Arab Spring
      3. More than 25% of US domestic product is trade-related
      4. US is world’s largest importer ($1.9 trillion)
      5. US is 3rd largest exporter (China, Germany, US) ($1.3 trillion)
      6. Corporations are multi-national (GE, 3M, Siemens, Toyota): jobs
      7. National security: After 9/11, President Bush pushed to strengthen foreign language and cultural learning
  2. Ways to implement internationalism (Poll)
    1. Partnerships with institutions in other countries (Houston & CCQ)
    2. College Brain Trust Project to find an American Community College to partner with a proposed community college in Kuwait
    3. Internationalization of curriculum
    4. Strengthening foreign language and culture courses
    5. Recruiting International students
    6. Study Abroad
    7. Sabbaticals and exchanges for faculty and administrators
    8. Global learning mission statement
  3. Barriers
    1. Lack of understanding or commitment (Poll for exemplary methods)
      1. Community (What are economic benefits)
      2. Board
      3. Administration
      4. Faculty
      5. Students
    2. Lack of resources (ideas and exemplary programs)
      1. Use of endowments, foundations
      2. 2.2. Gilman Scholarships from State Dept.
    3. Student Abroad
      1. Out of 12 million students, 5,000 study abroad (time, money, commitments to family, jobs, mortgages)
      2. Shorter-term programs
  4. International Students
    1. International students bring $21 Billion to the US economy
    2. CC international students add $1.87 billion annually to economy
    3. Unfamiliarity with US CC model (See AACC's International Student Guide)
    4. Advantages: smaller class sizes, greater contact with professors, intensive English programs, ability to transfer to a university, less cost
    5. Services needed: housing, medical care, insurance, transportation, counseling, advising, socialization.
  5. Strategies
    1. Engage community by hosting strategic conversations on campus with trustees, community members, and representatives form local corporations.
    2. Use profits from international student enrollment for more aggressive recruiting and to support faculty and staff exchanges
    3. Require at least one course in global awareness for an associate degree
    4. Focus all international activities in a comprehensive Center for International Education
    5. Ensure that the International Program Coordinator reports to a high-level administrator
    6. Advocate endlessly

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CCIE FACT SHEET

CCIE has developed a Fact Sheet that highlights a) basic applications of community college international education; b) commonly perceived myths related to California community college international education. The goal is for this Fact Sheet to be used for adovcacy of international education programs. We welcome commonts on this Fact Sheet. The link for this Sheet will soon be avaiable on our homepage.

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CCIE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COMPARISONS: 2005 -2010

International Student programs have gained sufficient attention among California community colleges over the last year. Growth and decline of the number of students continues to ebb and flow. More importantly, these numbers provide an understanding of how international student programs are applicable for all California community colleges, large and small, urban and rural. CCIE has developed a report that a) compares international student numbers at our member colleges from 2005 and 2010; and b) provides the current percentage of international students when compared to the college total student population. In summary, 56% of California community colleges have less than 1% of their students being international students; 20%. The link for this Sheet will soon be avaiable on our homepage.

Summary: Percentage of International Students Compared to Total Student Population

  • 56% of colleges have less than 1% of their students being international
  • 20% of colleges have 1% - 1.9% of their students being international
  • 15% of colleges have more than 4% of their students being international

Many smaller colleges have larger percentages of international students than larger colleges. This shows that a large presence of international students is not dependent on college location nor size.

There is indication that most all colleges can significantly increase their international student population

Summary: Comparing International Student Numbers from 2005 - 2010

  • 38% of colleges had gains or losses of 1-50 students. This can be accounted for normal flow of student enrolment.
  • 30% of colleges had gains of 100 or more students. Of these, 1 college increased their numbers by 615 students and another by 795 students. This illustrates a concentrated effort at increasing student enrolment.
  • 19% of colleges had decreases of 100 or more students. These large increases, including those that lost hundreds of students, illustrates a lack of policy to support international student populations

It is important to remember that for every 15 international students, the college gains in extra tuition $75,000. In addition, revenue to local community taxes increases to $444,000.

Thus, those colleges that have significant decreases are losing a large amount of funds at a time when resources are scarce, and economic needs are the greatest.

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CCIE INSTITUTIONAL GRANTS 2011-2013

CCIE announces the 2011-2013 Institutional Grant competition. The key elements to increasing international education at our colleges are the availability of programs and the building of a cohort of leadership. Hence, the purpose of these grants is to provide start-up funding for institutions wanting to either create a new international program or augment an existing international program and to create a new cohort of CCIE international education mentors. Over a two-year period, a total of four CCIE Institutional Grants will be competitively awarded to assist colleges overcome institutional barriers by better planning and implementing international education programs. Those leading the grant projects will help form the first CCIE Mentor cohort.

Amount of Grants: Each year, two institutional grant of up to $3,000 will be awarded to a CCIE member college that is current with their dues.

The Duedate for the 2012 Institutional Grant applications is February 13, 2012.

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BOREN SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

The applications for the 2012-2013 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit our website.

Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

National Application Deadlines

  • Boren Fellowship: January 31, 2012
  • Boren Scholarship: February 9, 2012

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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK

International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education. IEW was first held in 2000 and today is celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide. IEW is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This annual initiative aims to promote international understanding and build support for international educational exchange by encouraging the development of programs that prepare Americans to live and work in a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study in the United States.

Exchanges are critical to developing mutual understanding and respect, building leadership abroad, fostering an appreciation for the U.S., and investing in the future relationship between Americans and people around the world.

According to Open Doors, 260,327 U.S. students studied abroad in 2008-09.

International education prepares U.S. citizens to live, work, and compete in the global economy. International education is also a vital service industry, bringing more than $20 billion into the U.S. economy in 2009-10. According to Open Doors, 690,923 international students studied in the U.S. in 2009-10. The more than 40,000 students, scholars and other exchange participants that the Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs supports are in the vanguard of the hundreds of thousands of students and scholars who come to the United States and study abroad each year. International cooperation on education contributes to education reform and education solutions for the U.S. and for our partner nations.

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TRADE COMMISSION OF THE EMBASSY OF SPAIN WANTS STUDENT AMBASSADORS

The Trade Commission of the Embassy of Spain, an official institution and part of the worldwide network of Commercial Offices of Spain is soliciting CCIE member college students to participate in the Study in Spain Student Ambassadors Program. This program is directed to enhance the image of our country as a destination for American students, as well as to promote partnerships between Spanish and American educational institutions. The“SiS Student Ambassadors“ program is looking for students who can offer the following profile: a) Knowledge of Spanish language; b) Proactive personality; c) Social skills; d) Interested in the people and culture of Spain; and e) Motivated and committed for a minimum of 2 semesters. Each Ambassador will be assigned a geographical area in which he or she will represent Study in Spain. They will receive a Welcome Package with promotional material to be distributed during the events, as well as additional material upon request. Every Ambassador will conduct three main activities during his or her appointment: 1) updating a database; 2) promoting our Facebook community; 3) participating in fairs and promotional events. e or she could also organize complementary rated activities each semester in order to get extra points. Once a month, the Ambassador would submit a brief summary of activities (one page form), including graphic materials of the events organized, if this is the case. At the end of the academic year, the best Ambassadors will be awarded several prizes, with the number one Ambassador receiving a trip to Spain for one week to enjoy the country he or she is representing. The Embassy of Spain-Trade Commission will issue an official diploma to every SiS Student Ambassador which will grant added value to their résumés.

Complete information about this campaign can be found at our website www.spainedu.org.

For additional information please contact Ana Mackliff at (info@spainedu.org) or call us at (305)446-4387.

Please let CCIE know if any of your students have been chosen to be SiS Student Ambassadors.

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ALLIED CULTURES AGAINST DISCRIMINATION OFFERS STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

ACAD offers $250 scholarships to students in the Los Angeles area who have a vested interest in diversity and anti-discrimination. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must fill out the corresponding scholarship application and include an essay on how diversity has impacted their lives and what they are doing in their community to foster tolerance and an appreciation of multiculturalism. THE SCHOLARSHIP IS ELIGIBLE FOR STUDENTS WHO STUDIED ABROAD, FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND DOMESTIC STUDENTS WHO HAVE TAKEN PROGRAMS IN INTERNATIONAL OR MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION.

Scholarship Application

http://alliedcultures.org/images/stories/Scholarship_Application.pdf

BRING U.S. SCHOLARS AND PROFESSIONALS TO YOUR CAMPUS THROUGH THE FULBRIGHT SPECIALIST PROGRAM

The Fulbright Specialist Program provides higher education institutions outside the United States with the opportunity to draw on the expertise of U.S. scholars and professionals to accomplish short-term projects (activities include lecturing, teacher training, curriculum development, needs assessments). The program is designed to award grants to qualified U.S. faculty and professionals, in select disciplines, to engage in short-term collaborative 2 to 6 week projects at host institutions in over 100 countries worldwide. International travel costs and a stipend are funded by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating host institutions cover grantee in-country expenses or provide in-kind services. Project activities focus on strengthening and supporting the development needs of host institutions abroad and do not fund personal or clinical medical research and related projects involving patient contact. Eligible activities include short-term lecturing, conducting seminars, teacher training, special conferences or workshops, as well as collaborating on curriculum planning, institutional and/or faculty development. U.S. faculty and professionals apply to join a Roster of Specialists for a five-year term. Roster candidates are reviewed by peers in the same discipline, and by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB).

How to Request a U.S. Fulbright Specialist:
Foreign institutions interested in requesting a Fulbright Specialist must make their request through their local Fulbright Commission or the Public Affairs Office at the U.S. Embassy in their home countries. The form for requesting a Specialist is now available online to Fulbright commissions and embassies. Projects must be reviewed and approved by the home-country Fulbright office and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

For more information about the Fulbright Specialist Program, including how to join the roster of Specialists, how to request a Fulbright Specialist, how to develop a project and more, please visit: www.cies.org/Specialists

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RANGSIT UNIVERSITY IN THAILAND

Rangsit University in Thailand, a major private institution of over 25,000 students with an active international effort, is looking for a college or university to work with an Introduction to Asian Studies class next summer. Offered by the University's Rangsit International College, with classes in English, the program will be a three-week class designed as a familiarization with the field of Asian studies, with emphasis on Thailand, its politics, social life, religions and culture. Students will be able to attend directly, or go with any participating American schools. For further information contact Don Culton: drculton@hotmail.com.

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CIEE ANNOUNCES 2012 FACULTY DEVELOPMENT SEMINARS

JANUARY 2012
Between Perception and Reality: Intersections of Society, Culture, Business, and Religion in the United Arab Emirates
(http://www.ciee.org/ifds/seminars/uae/index.aspx)

SUMMER 2012
Turmoil and Tenacity: The Progress of Public Health in Botswana
(http://www.ciee.org/ifds/seminars/botswana/index.aspx)
The Energy Sector and a Strategic Vision for Sustainable Development in Chile: Public Policy and Business in South America
(http://www.ciee.org/ifds/seminars/chile/index.aspx)
Disability in Situation: French Notions of Disability and Difference
(http://www.ciee.org/ifds/seminars/france/index.aspx)
Food from a "Glocal" Perspective: Italy, the Mediterranean, and the Globe
(http://www.ciee.org/ifds/seminars/italy/index.aspx)
Ecology and the City: Modern Design, Urban Planning, and Architecture in Seoul
(http://www.ciee.org/ifds/seminars/korea/index.aspx)
Consuming Istanbul: Space, Spectacle, and the Politics of Popular Culture
(http://www.ciee.org/ifds/seminars/turkey/index.aspx)
There will also be IFDS seminars in in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Germany and Poland, Ireland, Jordan, Senegal, Spain and Morocco, Sweden, and Tanzania and Kenya.

More information about all 2012 seminars including academic content, host institutions, seminar leadership, fees and funding, Ping Fellowship and Alumni Scholarship awards, and the application process can be found at www.ciee.org/ifds.

Questions about the programs can be directed to Teri Coviello - tcoviello@ciee.org - or Kate Shalvoy - kshalvoy@ciee.org.

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STUDY LANGUAGE IN CHINA OR EGYPT

Intensive Summer Language Institutes (ISLI) provides fellowships for U.S. classroom teachers to spend six weeks overseas studying intermediate and advanced-level Arabic in Alexandria, Egypt, and Chinese in Changchun, China. Current K-12 teachers, community college instructors of Arabic and Mandarin Chinese, and students enrolled in education programs who intend to teach these languages can apply. Participants earn ten hours of graduate credit through Bryn Mawr College, and are provided with peer tutors and roundtrip airfare. All travel and study-related costs are fully covered. For more information, please visit www.americancouncils.org/isli or email isli@americancouncils.org.

Program Application Deadline: March 2, 2012

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ANNUAL PARTNERSHIP SOLICITATION (APS): PARTNERSHIPS IN MCA COUNTRIES GRANT

Program anticipates making 12 awards of up to $2,000,000 each for work in certain focus areas including vocational institution development, curriculum development and training, hospitality and tourism, entrepreneurship, green technologies, health and nutrition. Funding is provided through the Millenium Challenge Corporation, a U.S. Federal Corporation created to execute government to government agreements/compacts, with the goal of reducing poverty and spurring sustainable economic activity, trade and investment in Indonesia, Zambia, Cape Verde, Ghana, Lesotho, and Tanzania. Deadline is February 17, 2012.

Invitation to Innovate - Annual Partnership Solicitation (APS): Partnerships in MCA Countries

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USAID AmaZONAS Andinas grant competition

USAID

AmaZONAS Andinas grant competition anticipates making 3 awards of about $1,500,000 each for proposals to reduce net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the forest and land use sector in Ecuador, Colombia, and Peru through: (1) strengthening forest monitoring systems in each country, and (2) supporting one demonstration project in each country designed to show how, through combining a variety of flexible projects and programs, countries can move toward achieving net zero deforestation. Deadline: May 31, 2012

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JOINT U.S.-INDONESIA COUNCIL FOR HIGHER EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP

Is seeking U.S. community colleges as members and leaders in the formation of higher education partnerships that advance President Obama’s and President Yudhoyono’s desired historic government-to-government educational cooperation initiatives. AACC is an initial Core Executive Committee Member of the Council, which plays an important role in the creation and dissemination of funding opportunities to the U.S. higher education community. If your college has an interest in Indonesia, AACC encourages you to participate; Indonesia needs U.S. community college involvement now.

http://www.aacc.nche.edu/Resources/aaccprograms/international/Pages/otherpartnerships.aspx

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REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS (RFA): TUNISIA: JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUSINESS SCALE-UP (JOBS) 2011

Deadline: February 15, 2012

HED anticipates making two (2) awards of up to $500,000 each for three-year higher education partnerships. The first award will be for a partnership with the Institut Supérieur des Etudes Technologiques de Sidi Bouzid (ISET Sidi Bouzid). The second award will be for a partnership with the Institut Supérieur des Etudes Technologiques de Médenine (ISET Médenine) and the Institut Supérieur des Etudes Technologiques de Tataouine (Tataouine). The two partnerships will focus on improving higher education and workforce development programs at these Tunisian institutions to produce a workforce with the relevant skills to support the country development goals.

Please contact HED Senior Program Specialist Marilyn Crane via email at mcrane@hedprogram.org with any questions. You may also reach her by phone at (202) 243-7685. For more information, please visit:
http://hedprogram.org/tabId/66/itemId/244/Tunisia-Job-Opportunities-for-Business-ScaleUp-.aspx.

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REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS (RFA): ENERGY AND CLIMATE PARTNERSHIP OF THE AMERICAS (ECPA)/CARIBBEAN REGION CLIMATE ADAPTATION (CRCA) PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE

Deadline: February 22, 2012

Higher Education for Development (HED), in cooperation with USAID and the Office of Economic Policy and Summit Coordination at the U.S. Department of State, is issuing a request for applications for the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA)/Caribbean Region Climate Adaptation (CRCA) Partnership Initiative.

HED expects to make one (1) award of up to $770,500 for three (3) years for a higher education partnership between one U.S. institution and the University of the West Indies/Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (UWI/CERMES). This partnership will build additional permanent, local capacity in the area of climate adaptation at UWI/CERMES. The partnership will focus on research and policy and will result in tangible products such as expanded research, outreach to policy makers, short-course development for academic, public, and private sector audiences and strategic planning to secure long-term funding. It is expected that during the next three years UWI/CERMES will be internationally recognized as a Caribbean center of excellence in climate adaptation research and data collection and that this partnership initiative will help UWI/CERMES down that path. Through its academic offerings, expanded research, and graduate level degree programs and continuing education offerings for professionals, UWI/CERMES will lead the way for the region in utilizing the latest data collection and analysis techniques to inform policy and address the many climate adaptation challenges facing the Caribbean region.

Please contact HED Director of Programs Roy Zimmermann via email at rzimmermann@hedprogram.org. with any questions. For more information, please visit:
www.hedprogram.org/tabId/66/itemId/246/Energy-and-Climate-Partnership-of-the-Americas-EC.aspx

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SPONSORSHIP UPDATES

This section provides updates on the various CCIE Sponsors.

CEA GLOBAL EDUCATION

Never has international higher learning been more important than it is today for college students who are interested in joining an increasingly globalized workforce. The ability to work across multicultural environments, communicate across language barriers and lead increasingly diverse project teams has gone from what makes a job candidate leap to the top of the resume stack to what hiring managers use to weed out the unqualified.

CEA Global Education shares in your commitment to connect more students with the education they need to succeed in today's world through study abroad. We've designed our Global Campus programs to foster hands-on intercultural learning through: a) Behind-the-scenes tours of museums and significant sites of interest, such as art restoration labs and government legislatures; b) Guest lecturers who contribute first hand experience and/or expertise regarding class discussions on topics ranging form the Holocaust to sustainability; c) Excursions to surrounding cities and countries to deepen students' cultural understanding of the surrounding region.

The result is our students' ability to return to their home campus better equipped to articulate their experiences, newly acquired intercultural skills and, in many cases, improved language proficiency. We realize universities and colleges face a tough budget outlook this year. In recognition of those declining resources, we've redoubled our efforts to provide the kids of services universities and colleges need to connect more students to the advantages of international education.

Those services include:
a) Flexible programming; b) Integrated curriculum, approved and transcripted by the University of New Haven; c) International faculty and staff who reside in the cities they work and teach; d) Financial resources for student and faculty, including additional grants and scholarships for affiliate schools; e) One-on-one guidance to help students select the program that best fists their academic needs and goals.

To find out more about how CEA Global Education can assist yoru campus, contact universityrelations@GoWithCEA.com or visit www.GoWithCEA.com/GlobalCampus

ISIC Card / STA Travel

STA Travel is offering student exclusive pricing on their Airfare Deposit Program that is available to students on financial aid who are going to study abroad. Eligible students can lock into a specific airfare and then pay the full payment seven days prior to departure. The airfare price is guaranteed upon receipt of the deposit. There is a $300 nonrefundable deposit. This is a special program designed for CCIE member college students. For more information, call (800)535-7172 or e-mail Programforms@statravel.com

EF College Study Tours

EF College Study Tours provides short-term study abroad opportunities for college students and professors. With a focus on international experiences on college campuses, EF College Study Tours provide easy and affordable opportunities for community college students to acquire the international experience they need to compete and succeed in today’s global economy. Short-term programs have proven to be effective in helping college students become globally engaged, and EF’s one- to four-week tours allow professors to incorporate their curriculum and academic goals into any of more than 50 itineraries to 33 countries around the world.

EF College Study Tours is a division of EF Education First, the world leader in international education. With 400 offices and schools in more than 50 countries, EF offers a range of 16 educational programs focused on language learning, educational travel, cultural exchange and academic degrees. Since its founding in 1965, EF has helped more than 15 million students learn a language, discover the world or earn an academic degree.

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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION – GENERAL INFORMATION

AACC and ACCT Joint Statement on the Role of Community Colleges in International Education

The Joint Statement can be found at AACCACCT_Joint_Statement.pdf

IIE WHITE PAPER: INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AS AN INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITY HOW CAN TRUSTEES HELP MAKE "INTERNATIONAL" A PART OF EVERYONE'S EDUCATION

The Institute of International Education has released an updated version of its most recent white paper, "International Education as an Institutional Priority: What Every College and University Trustee Should Know." The white paper is intended help U.S. college and university presidents secure buy-in from Trustees and other leaders who may not be thinking globally, yet, and to help those who are doing so to articulate their vision.

To remain competitive, our nation's higher education must keep pace with the rapid globalization of our society over the last few decades, made possible by ever more rapid flows of ideas, technology, people, and information.

Leading higher education institutions have recognized this by "going global" and internationalizing their campuses. Yet surprisingly few colleges and universities make "international" a central part of what it means to become educated.

This paper distills some of the most essential information about international education that Trustees need to know as they address their institutions' strategic growth and planning, and help them formulate their institutional foreign policies.

For more information and to download the white paper free of charge, visit www.iie.org

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CORNER

SEVIS II IMPLEMENTATION

SEVP announced it hopes to have SEVIS II ready for implementation in Spring 2012 for Batch users and Spring 2013 for RTI with full implementation in late Fall 2012 for Batch users and late Fall 2013 for RTI users. To get all the details about SEVIS II, SEVP highly recommends joining the Yahoo SEVIS II user groups at the links below. In August 2011, a transition workshop will be held by SEVP with selected school DSO’s and workshop materials from this meeting will be posted in the Yahoo Groups.

To join:

Also, SEVP has provided screen shots from SEVIS II as an opportunity to give feedback and comment on the transition:

FINDING ASSISTANCE WITH AN IMMIGRATION ISSUES

http://www.nafsa.org/regulatoryinformation/default.aspx?id=7923

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EDUCATIONUSA LAUNCHES YOUR FIVE STEPS TO U.S. STUDY

EducationUSA announces the release of "Your Five Steps to U.S. Study" on the international student section of the EducationUSA website. To help students navigate their way through the sometimes overwhelming college search, application, financial aid, visa, and pre-departure process, EducationUSA recommends that students take the following steps: (1) Research Your Options; (2) Complete Your Application; (3) Finance Your Studies; (4) Apply for Your Student Visa; (5) Prepare for Your Departure

Whether seeking an undergraduate, graduate, English language, or short-term/exchange program, international students will traverse their way through these different steps. EducationUSA’s goal is to broaden the reach of what their advisers on the ground can do by providing these useful, interactive guides online to better prepare students for the road ahead and to propel them closer to achieving their dream of U.S. study. U.S. colleges and universities are encouraged to direct international student applicants to this site for assistance throughout the admission process.

For more information, please visit:
www.educationusa.info/5_steps_to_study/

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COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS

Spotlights on CCIE member colleges are provided in each Updates. Please send any information that you would like to share about your college, including information on faculty, students, international guests who have recently visited your college, and related international educational activities. In addition, if any of your students or faculty have received international related scholarships or grants, please share that with CCIE so that we can publicly congratulate your students.

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SANTA MONICA COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK ACTIVITIES

Santa Monica College celebrated International Education Week Nov. 14-18 with dance, music, food, film screenings and an engaging lecture by Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan. All events are free, and the public is invited.

“This is SMC’s 11th annual celebration of International Education Week, and through special events during the week we celebrate our diverse campus community and global perspectives,” said International Education Dean Kelley Brayton. “SMC has one of the largest international student programs in the U.S. with 3,100 students representing more than 100 countries.”

Kelley said International Education Week is “an opportunity to celebrate how our international students enrich our campus, our classrooms, our communities and our lives on a daily basis. SMC’s commitment to global citizenship is reflected in our curriculum, campus activities, study abroad programs, and diverse campus community.”

The lineup of events, all held on the main SMC campus at 1900 Pico Blvd., is:

  • Monday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. (Humanities & Social Science Lecture Hall 165): Film & Discussion – “The Other Conquest” (“La Otra Conquista”). Written and directed by SMC film studies professor Salvador Carrasco, “The Other Conquest” is an epic film that brings to life the world of 1520s Mexico in the aftermath of the Spanish Conquest from the vantage point of the Aztec people. “The Other Conquest” became the highest-grossing Mexican dramatic film in history, receiving wide critical acclaim during its run in the United States and ranking as one of the Los Angeles Times’ Top 10 films of the year. A post-show discussion will be led by Carrasco, film studies professor Josh Kanin, and the film’s star, Damian Delgado (“Men with Guns,” “Law & order,” “Numb3rs”).
  • Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Campus Quad): “Global Citizenship Day,” featuring limited free samples of international foods, music, and dance performances from SMC’s Global Motion World Dance Company. Information will also be provided on how campus departments are engaged in SMC’s Global Citizenship initiative.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. (Humanities & Social Science Lecture Hall 165): Film by Muhammad Yunus – “To Catch a Dollar,” which addresses how the global phenomenon of microfinance is helping grow new businesses in the U.S. The film follows the birth of Grameen America and the compelling story of the first borrowers and Nobel Peace Prize winner Yunus as he brings his unique program to the U.S. (NOTE: This event repeats at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 in the same location)
  • Thursday, Nov. 17 at 11:15 a.m. (Humanities & Social Science Room 165): Kenneth Turan: “Foreign Films in a Global Community: Their Impact & Evolution.” Turan, film critic for the Los Angeles Times and National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” will discuss foreign language films in the current international landscape.

SMC is one of the many organizations nationwide that will celebrate International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. State and Education Departments.

Brayton said she agrees with Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Janice Jacobs’ on International Education Week 2011, in particular her point that “in today’s economy, it is essential that professionals in all fields have a knowledge and understanding not just of facts and figures, but also of foreign cultures and societies. When students from different countries and cultural backgrounds sit together in classrooms, whether in the United States or abroad, they exchange new ideas, break down stereotypes, gain knowledge of each other and their differing cultures, and make connections that last a lifetime.”

International Education Week at SMC is sponsored by the Title VIA Grant, along with SMC sponsors including the Global Citizenship Council, International Education Center, Communication Department, Business Department, Dance Department, and the SMC Associates, a private organization that funds speakers and special programs on campus.

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GENERAL CCIE INFORMATION

UPDATE YOUR COLLEGES´ INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS ON CCIEWORLD.ORG

Please review the CCIE web-site to make sure that you college is accurately listed. The CCIE web-site includes information on all programs related to international education and highlights awards, grants, and other information to showcase your college. Please send any updates to Rosalind at rabyrl@aol.com

The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE)'s Web site

This web-site provides links to information about several initiatives including Foreign Language Programs, Community College Exchanges, and Diversity & Disability. The NCDE, administered by Mobility International USA and sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, assists international exchange programs in the process of including people with disabilities in all types of international exchange programs. Visit: http://www.miusa.org/ncde.

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SCHOLARSHIP UPDATES & DEADLINES

Visit the CCIE web-site section to view various scholarship opportunities for students studying abroad and for international students studying at California community colleges. Please send information on any scholarship that your students have been rewarded that assist them gain international literacy skills.

Check the web-site for deadlines for:

Note: Special Scholarship Opportunities just for CCIE member colleges

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Feburary 24-27: Community College for International Development. In New Orleans. http://www.ccid.cc/
  • March 21-23: Forum on Study Abroad. In Denver
  • April 22-27: Comparative and International Educatio Society. In San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • May 27 - June 1: NAFSA. In Houston
  • June 12-15: 2012 Global Internship Conference in Berkeley. www.globalinternshipconference.org.Contact: Matt Byrnes: matt@academicinternshipcouncil.org
  • October 25-27: Western Regional CIES 2012 Conference. At Arizona State University. Contact: Prof. Carlos Ovando, School of Transborder Studies. email: mailto:Carlos.Ovando@asu.edu

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CCIE Corporate Sponsorship provided by:

Thank you!

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BENEFITS OF COLLEGE & DISTRICT CCIE MEMBERSHIP

Members of full status are entitled to:

a) ability to vote in all elections and to enjoy other rights and privileges accord to all members; b) access of CCIE Website and inclusion of college / institution in Website; c) access to a collaborative network of community colleges who are devoted to international / intercultural education; d) access to CCIE thematic workshops at reduced rates (TBA); e) access to the CCIE International Negations Modules Project (INMP); f) access to technical assistance team on global competence and its development on community college campuses; g) eligibility for CCIE faculty and staff grants; h) eligibility for CCIE student scholarships; I) eligibility for officer positions; j) inclusion in CCIE annual reports that documents the individual activities of member colleges and which is shared with colleges and organizations throughout the state and nationally; k) inclusion of College in CCIE list-serve; l) participate in the annual business meeting; m) receipt of CCIE on-line monthly newsletter; n) receipt of the CCIE quarterly Directory of Study Abroad Programs; o) receipt to reports and publications prepared by CCIE experts; p) reduced CCIE conference fees.

As of January 1, CCIE Supporting Members for 2011 - 2012 are: Cabrillo; Coast CCD: Contra Costa District; El Camino; Los Rios CCD; Ohlone; Peralta District; San Bernardino District; San Mateo District; Santa Barbara; Shasta; Siskiyous; Solano; State Center CCD; West Valley/Mission CCD;

Thank you all for processing your 11/12 dues, especially during these economically challenging times.

CCIE dues help support our activities such as the Newsletter, Web-Page, Workshops, and Student Scholarships and Faculty Grants. CCIE gives each of you our sincere thanks for your continued support for CCIE.

Please Support CCIE With Your Active Participation!

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