CCIE PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES

CCIE DUES FOR 2011-2012 and 2012-2013

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. In addition, please consider adding CCIE dues to the 2012-2013 budget. 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.

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.

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.

FULL SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDY IN KOREA FOR FALL 2012

CCIE has been awarded Full scholarships for Fall Semester 2012 to study in Soonchunhyang University in Korea. These scholarships for only for students from CCIE member colleges who are current with their dues. The scholarship includes the following:

  • Tuition
  • Airfare (up to $700). Students must buy their own tickets. When they arrive in Korea, there will be a bank account already in their name with half of the airfare amount reimbursed for their initial living expenses. When they complete the program, they will receive the second half of this money.
  • Room/board (not meals, books or daily expenses)
  • Weekly living expense support of 150,000 W (approximately $100). It is suggested that students bring with them $100 - $200 for the first few weeks, especially if they want to travel prior to the beginning of school.

Students take courses in Korean Language; Korean Cultural Experience and Heritage; Social & Cultural History of Korea; Korean/American Relations; Korean Political Economy; Korean Business and Economics; Understanding Korean Education; Comparative Family Systems. In addition, students will spend 15 hours per week in the “cultural and language ambassador” program in which they converse with Korean students studying at Soonchunhyang University and share cultural information. Academic credits offered by Soonchunhyang University, which is a fully accredited university. Students DO NOT NEED TO KNOW ANY KOREAN TO APPLY.

This is not a group study abroad program, but rather an individually designed program and as such, medical insurance must be obtained privately by an international insurance provider before arrival on campus. Your study abroad advisor on campus will be able to assist you with this criteria.

Soonchunhyang University was founded in 1978 and offers undergraduate programs in 5 colleges: Humanities; Social Sciences; Natural Sciences; Engineering and Medicine; and Graduate programs in 3 schools: Graduate School; School of Education and School of Industrial information. The university is located on Central West Coast of South Korea, and is located nearby famous resort destinations and cultural attractions. There is a custom of consuming alcohol, sometimes in excess, including in the dormitories on Korean campuses.

For an application, please contact Rosalind Raby at rabyrl@aol.com

DIVERSITY NETWORK INNOVATION GRANT

The 2012 Diversity Network Innovation Grant, sponsored by CAPA International Education, provides support to institutions that have exhibited a commitment to addressing issues of diversity, equity and underrepresentation in international education through innovation. The 2012 competition offers a special opportunity for institutions to be supported in their work to advance diversity in international education with the following student groups:

  • Ethnically/racially diverse
  • Economically disadvantaged
  • First generation
  • Disability (all apparent or non-apparent including mobility, blindness, deaf, emotional, diagnosed learning disability)
  • Non-traditional academic discipline
  • International students (a full degree or visiting student)
  • Community college students

Although the award is open to all institutions, both U.S. and non-U.S., all applicants must either be a current member of the Diversity Abroad Network consortium or officially nominated by a current Diversity Network member. CCIE is a member of the Diversity Network, so all CCIE members, current with their dues are eligible to apply for the Diversity Network Innovation Grant. However, if you apply, you must inform Rosalind Raby so that a proper nomination can be made.

Grants will be awarded in varying amounts up to $4000. The proposal submission process will end May 7, 2012. If you are interested in applying please find more details here

GOABROAD INNOVATION AWARDS 2012

GoAbroad is accepting nominations for the 2012 GoAbroad Innovation Awards!

These awards recognize and celebrate those who are creating initiatives to move the field forward and commend leaders in the community for their efforts to go beyond the conventional. The GoAbroad Innovation Awards are divided into the following eight categories:

  1. INNOVATION IN MARKETING : Creative and groundbreaking marketing
  2. INNOVATIVE NEW PROGRAM : Inventive global programs
  3. INNOVATIVE USE OF TECHNOLOGY : Technological advancement towards education
  4. INNOVATIVE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA : Unique communication using social media
  5. INNOVATION IN SUSTAINABILITY : Commitment to environmental conservation
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  7. INNOVATION IN GLOBAL EQUITY & ACCESS : Established leader in the area of diversity
  8. INNOVATIVE STUDENT VIDEO : Captures the true essence of international education
  9. PEOPLE'S CHOICE : Nominated by advisers, chosen by students

FILL OUT THE 2012 NOMINATION FORM - DUE APRIL 6 at

http://www.goabroad.com/news/innovation-awards-2012

If you have any questions about the GoAbroad Innovation Awards, please contact Tiffany Harrison, by email: tiffany.harrison@goabroad.com or Nikki Powers, by email: nikki.powers@goabroad.com

Diversity Network Student Scholarships for Summer 2012

In cooperation with the STA Travel, Diversity Abroad Network will offer twenty summer scholarships in the amount of $500 for full-time undergraduate (both community college and university level) students who attend a member institution. Applications are now open: http://www.diversitynetwork.org/scholarships. DUE APRIL 13

CCIE member colleges who are current with their dues are eligible to apply

CALIFORNIA STUDY ABROAD TOWN HALL MEETING

There will be a California Study Abroad Town Hall Meeting on Friday, April 13, 2012 at UCLA. This will follow the programs for the past three years. The program will be hosted by Jean-Xavier, Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director from the University of California Education Abroad Program Systemwide Office, Leo Van Cleve, Director, Office of International Programs at the California State University International Programs Systemwide Office, Rosalind Raby, Director of California Colleges for International Education, and the Center for Global Education at UCLA. The program will be supported by generous sponsorship from HTH Worldwide; International SOS; Ascension Benefits & Insurance Solutions, Student Health; and the Study Abroad Committee of the Southern California Consortium for International Studies (SOCCIS), so that there will be no cost to attend and a Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Parking will be provided to attendees.

Issues to be discussed with include the current status of study abroad support and opportunities for Collaboration in California; Responding to Financial Challenges and Creating Opportunities for New Resources; Making Study Abroad Central to Critical Issues on Campus - Special Focus on the Impact of Study Abroad on Retention and Success; Health and Safety Key Issues, Challenges, and Resources, as well as opportunities to network with colleagues in the field.

Please RSVP to Katie Calvert at the Center for Global Education at kcalvert8@ucla.edu as soon as possible, as there is limited space to attend the Spring 2012 California Study Abroad Town Hall Meeting.

Information about the program is also available online at: www.calabroad.org/meeting.html. We look forward to seeing you there.

UPDATE ON CHINA STUDY ABROAD BY COLIN SPEAKMAN

Colin Speakman, Director of China Programs, CAPA

http://www.capa.org/beijing/why-china

There has never been a more important time to learn about China, and the CAPA Beijing Program has been designed to give a very personal and exciting opportunity to understand just why. We have now entered 2012, China’s auspicious “Year of the Dragon”, and the world is facing many challenges including economic difficulties across the planet. Conversely, China has achieved a remarkable 32 years of near double digit growth since reform and opening-up to the West in 1978. This year the Chinese economy is expected to grow by at least 8% and may well contribute over half of world growth. Beijing is the seat of power for the world’s fastest growing economy and has become one of the most influential political capitals of the world. Students studying with CAPA in Beijng are able to learn first-hand about China's growth through the Chinese Economic Development: 1978 Onwards course offered every semester and summer.

A recent survey of citizens in China and the U.S. showed that 60% of Chinese believe that their country will become the leading global power in the future. Notably 42% of U.S. citizens also think the same about China! President Obama has said that “the U.S.’s relationship with China is the most important of the 21st Century,” and his administration has established a goal to see 100,000 Americans studying in China over the next four years. China and its global importance are not easy to fully grasp. Its production and exportation of many of the world’s goods, rapidly expanding economy, growing consumption of natural resources, and entanglements with the global financial system create a complex love-hate relationship that western media loves to sensationalize. To understand China and truly appreciate this importance, it is necessary to see it, breathe it and live it!

The CAPA Beijing Program does not require prior knowledge of Mandarin as many courses are in English and designed for students wishing to study China through relevant courses. All levels of Chinese language for students who are interested in pursuing Mandarin as a much sought after future skill. CAPA’s specialized course on Beijing as a Global City is uniquely designed to help explore and analyse Beijing as a global power. This is achieved by getting you out of the classroom and into the city to understand how Beijing fits into the global scene. One of the other ways CAPA helps you engage with the local culture through our innovative My Education initiative. Students get a calendar of events that they can choose how they want to learn about Beijing and China. This is done in many ways including guest lectures on relevant topics, guided excursions, and opportunities to engage the local culture throughout Beijing. In addition the program includes an extended excursion to Shanghai as a way of exploring another global city in China! The importance of understanding China as a boost to a career cannot be overstated. Its importance on the global scene is only going to increase.For a more detailed look at how China’s relationship with the West has developed, see my recent article in the China English national newspaper China Daily – and look for more each month: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/opinion/2012-01/16/content_14450334.htm.

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.

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

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.

PERRITIS COLLEGE IN GREECE

Perrotis College is the higher education branch of the American Farm School (AFS) in Thessaloniki, Greece. Don Schofield, Dean, is a community college graduate from Yuba community college and would like to connect to community colleges throughout California.

AFS has been in Thessaloniki for over a century and is doing strong despite the recent economic problems facing the country. Of importance to CCIE members is:

  • New state of the art residence hall (which recently won an award as a “representative sustainable building” at the 2011 EcoWeek International Conference) opened last fall.
  • Day care center, which, in the context of study abroad, creates possibilities for education majors to do internships or service projects in teaching English as a second language.
  • New educational dairy has gone into full operation, enabling us to produce low fat milk and a variety of cheeses, with yogurt and ice cream slated for the near future that coincides with a Food Science & Technology major in the College
  • New study abroad summer courses—Service Learning, The Greek Palate (Greek cuisine)
  • Options for four-day sailing trip, service-learning projects and homestays

This summer they will be hosting a a culinary arts group from Fresno State.

For more information contact: Don Schofield, Dean of Special Programs
Perrotis College, American Farm School
P.O. Box 23
551 02 Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30 2310 492 819, fax: +30 2310 492 815
E-mail: dschof@afs.edu.
www.perrotiscollege.edu.gr
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CIEE 2012 FACULTY DEVELOPMENT SUMMER SEMINARS

Turmoil and Tenacity: The Progress of Public Health in Botswana

The Energy Sector and a Strategic Vision for Sustainable Development in Chile: Public Policy and Business in South America

Disability in Situation: French Notions of Disability and Difference

Food from a "Glocal" Perspective: Italy, the Mediterranean, and the Globe

Ecology and the City: Modern Design, Urban Planning, and Architecture in Seoul

Consuming Istanbul: Space, Spectacle, and the Politics of Popular Culture

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.

USAID GRANTS

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

Apply here

CIEE 2012 FACULTY DEVELOPMENT SUMMER SEMINARS

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) Internationalfaculty 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.

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 and here

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

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 IMMIGRATION ISSUES

For more information, please visit: www.nafsa.org

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

April 5, 2012 Joint CSC/VSC External Stakeholder Meeting

The California and Vermont Service Centers are hosting a joint external stakeholder meeting on Thursday, April 5, 2012 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (Pacific Time). It will be held at the California Service Center, 24000 Avila Road, Room 1500, Laguna Niguel, California.

Leadership from USCIS Service Center Operations and the directors from all four USCIS Service Centers nationwide will be in attendance. They will provide a general overview of their programs, processes, and initiatives.

CSC and VSC leadership will also offer filing tips and best practices and will discuss crucially relevant issues. In addition, we will provide time for a question and answer forum where in-person and teleconference participants can ask questions or raise significant topics of interest relating to the CSC and VSC.

Please keep in mind that we will be unable to address any case-specific inquiries or questions relating to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program at this venue.

You have the option to attend this meeting in person or via teleconference. If you decide to participate via teleconference, a call-in number and pass code will be provided to you upon registration.

In order to facilitate a more efficient interactive meeting, we request that you submit questions and/or topics in advance to Community Engagement Officer Ana Rili at ana.rili@dhs.gov by COB Friday, March 9.

To register for this meeting, please provide the following information to Ana Rili by COB Wednesday, March 28:

  1. Your full name
  2. Your organization
  3. Manner of participation: in-person or teleconference

For in-person attendees, be sure to bring a valid government issued photo I.D. and arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow extra time to be processed through security.

We look forward to your participation.

EducationUSA Internship Opportunities for American Students

American students are invited to assist EducationUSA through internship opportunities at participating advising centers around the world. This is an excellent opportunity for a student planning to study abroad or for recent college graduates. Possible intern projects at participating EducationUSA centers worldwide include:

  • Presentations on student life in the United States
  • Social media outreach
  • Compiling scholarship information
  • Mentoring students on the Opportunity Fund program
  • Organizing pre-departure orientations

For more information on this exciting internship opportunity and other programs for American students, please visit http://www.educationusa.info/for_us_students.php#internships.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS

Please send updates on your college for future CCIE Newsletters

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.

CCIE GENERAL 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)
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: www.miusa.org/ncde.

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

CCIE Corporate Sponsorship provided by:

Thank you!

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