CCIE DUES FOR 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 process your 2012-2013 dues. 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 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.


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.


IES Abroad just relased results of a survey of 1,008 study abroad alumni who graduated college between 2006-2011, and found that nearly 90% found their first jobs within six months of graduation compared to only 49% of recent college graduates in the general population who found jobs within a year. In addition, the study abroad alumni earned $7,000 more in starting salaries. Finally, more than 65% of students found full-time jobs in a career-related position within a timeframe that met or exceeeded their expectations. Most students majored in liberal arts. Among the IES Abroad study abroad graduates in the survey who went back to or were currently in graduate school, 90% reported getting into their first or second choice graduate school.

50% felt the overseas experience helped them get their first jobs and 84% felt that studying abroad helped them build valuable job skills such as foreign language skills, cultural training, tolerance for ambiguity, adaptability, communication, and more. This survey illustrates a clear benefit of studying abroad.

For More Information See the Attached Document on the Survey:


The Endeavour Executive Award, is a professional development award for mid-career professionals in business, industry, education or government funded by the Australian government. Awards are valued at AUD$18,500 to fund professional development opportunities in Australia for 1-4 months. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2012 for awards taken up in 2013.

The Award enables the recipient to build skills and knowledge in a host work environment through activities such as: management training, peer-to-peer learning, mentoring, and short courses. Applicants must be nominated by an Australian host organisation and the professional development activity must be vocationally useful and not geared toward completion of a degree, academic research or an immediate commercial outcome:


International Education Research Foundation (IERF) is pleased to announce the Sepmeyer Research Grant program, which sponsors research that supports the work of the international admissions and credentials evaluation community. Grants up to $1000 are awarded and is open to all persons, regardless of citizenship and country of residence. Research topics should focus on international education systems and the evaluation of foreign academic credentials. Applications are considered twice a year (February 15 and August 15). For more information, please see go to:


Madison Area Technical College announced a call for applications to participate in grant-funded training for study abroad program development (application deadline is June 25, 2012). Faculty who work in the engineering, renewable energy, sustainable development,technical education, and related fields are invited to attend a funded training workshop on Renewable Energy for International Development in rural Costa Rica, January 2-13, 2013 followed by a program of mentoring and workshop training spring 2013. The project is funded from a grant from the US Department of State Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs. This award is designed to support the creation of new study abroad programs at community and technical colleges that serve underrepresented populations and academic disciplines.

All costs of travel, meals and lodging are paid for selected grant cohort participants. This in-country training will be followed by a three-day workshops on best practices in study abroad program and curriculum development. Participating faculty and their supporting institutions will be empowered to develop a new study abroad course in one of the target subject areas (engineering, renewable energy, sustainable development and technical education) through mentoring, online resources, and networking with colleagues. Participating institutions will join the Community College Sustainable Development Network (comprised of other grantee institutions) to collectively market the new courses and cross-enroll students in grant-developed programs. Sixteen colleges have already participated in training, and several are in the process of launching new programs in the areas of renewable energy and sustainable development.

Benefit to Faculty Participants:
Funding for airfare, local transportation, and lodging to participate in a January 2-13, 2013 training on Renewable Energy for International Development in rural Costa Rica. Participants should expect rustic camp lodging, substantial, but primarily vegetarian meals, and be prepared for semi-strenuous physical activity in a hot and humid tropical climate.

Mileage, lodging and per diem to participate in a three-day workshop in Madison, WI on new study abroad program development.

A stipend of $1,000 for the development of new study abroad course curriculum.

Mentoring and program development support from Madison College’s award-winning staff and network of colleagues who have successfully established new study abroad programs.

Opportunity to apply for additional funds for program-development site visits to Central America or the Caribbean as part of the development of new education abroad offerings.

Responsibilities of Participant Institutions:

Selected faculty members must commit to full participation in all stages of the project including participation in the January 2013 training, spring workshop for new program development, and subsequent planning and development of a new study abroad offering.

Commit to the development of a new credit-bearing study abroad course (either by themselves or in partnership with other institutions) in the target subject areas of engineering, renewable energy,sustainable development, or technical education.

Join the CCSDN consortium to allow the enrollment of students and articulation of credits among a network of other colleges participating in this capacity building program.

Agree to participate in grant-related assessments of new programs including surveys of student participants.

Where possible, colleges will release or otherwise allow the faculty member to devote 10% of their workload for one year to participation in this project.

College President, Provost, or Chief Academic Officer will sign a Memoranda of Understanding that outlines the terms of this agreement as a condition of participation.

For more information, visit:
Or link directly to application materials at:


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:


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:


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:


STEP Into The World is committed to providing short-term study abroad programs that blend an education in intercultural communication alongside a cultural immersion experience to students from a wide range of educational backgrounds. Working directly with in-country partners, our programs combine rich interdisciplinary coursework, service-learning opportunities, a homestay, cultural studies, adventure, and exploration as students build communication skills and an enhanced global perspective. Each of our programs are book ended with an orientation and re-entry workshop aimed at preparing them for their experience and deepening their intercultural learning.

Upon returning home, student’s will have gained the ability to better understand their own culture, developed an expanded worldview, learned concrete intercultural communication strategies and methods, and, often times, improved their language abilities. This summer we travel to Malawi, known as “The Warm Heart of Africa”, for an experience of a lifetime. Over the course of a month students will be introduced to local attempts at sustainable development and have the opportunity to volunteer at schools, orphanages, and clinics.

To learn more about STEP Into The World please contact us as or visit


This section provides updates on the various CCIE Sponsors.

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 or visit

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

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.


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

The Joint Statement can be found at AACCACCT Joint Statement.


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



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:


For more information, please visit:


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:

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


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.

Orange Coast College

In June, a small delegation of culinary students from OCC are traveling to London with faculty members Brenda Shine and Jill Bosich to participate in something called the Global Hospitality Competition. This event is being hosted by Westminster Kingsway University. At the event, students from five different colleges will compete in order to showcase their culinary skills. The colleges involved are truly international as they are located throughout the globe: the United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. Part of the goal is to lay the groundwork for further relationships among the five colleges and to use culinary arts as a means of making students more globally aware. For more information, please contact Michael Mandelkern, Dean, Literature and Language.

Gilman Scholarship Summer 2012 recipient

Veronica McGinnis, CCSF China
Veronica is the ONLY California community college awardee. Congratulations!


The following students were 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.

For information on the Spring 2013 competition, please contact Rosalind Raby at

17 AWARDS GIVEN FOR SPRING SEMESTER 2012 !!! Congratulations to all

  • Hailey Atkins, Shasta
  • Bryan Areyalo, SDCC
  • Diana Bahena, SDCC
  • Brian Bowers, Sac City
  • Chen Chao, CCSF
  • Sarah Dugo, Shasta
  • Erica Gasca, SDCC
  • Janet Ko, CCSF
  • Janeth Lacave, SDCC
  • Rick Daniel Parada, LACC
  • Josh Reynolds, Shasta
  • Cheng Satern, Shasta
  • Robert Simmons, Shasta
  • Paulo Sultanum, CCSF
  • Johannes Westin, SMC


  • Angela Lam, CCSF
  • Garett Peterson, Shasta
  • Miguel Gonzalez, CCSF
  • Barbara Capillos, CCSF
  • Patrick Ponikva, CCSF
  • Pamela Gasca, SDCC
  • Sean Hart, CCSF
  • Ryan Lightner, Shasta
  • Rebecca Herden, Shasta
  • Rebecca Martin, Shasta

Rotary Foundation of Rotary International

2012-13 Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship for studies abroad: Gottesfeld, Jennifer Michelle, Santa Monica College

For more information, please visit , please visit: Ambassadorial Scholarships program



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

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:


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


  • June 12-15: 2012 Global Internship Conference in Berkeley. Contact: Matt Byrnes; Email:
  • October 22 - 26: NAFSA Region XII. San Jose
  • October 25-27: Western Regional CIES 2012 Conference at Arizona State University. Contact: Prof. Carlos Ovando, School of Transborder Studies; Email:
  • November 3: Re-Entry Workshop LA at Loyola Marymount University.
  • November 15: CCIE Annual Meeting at the CCLC Convention. Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel.
  • December 5-7:The Forum on Education Abroad: 1st European

    Conference. "Reinventing the European Experience: Culture
    Politics and Diversity in U.S. Education Abroad,” in Dublin, Ireland
    For more information, click

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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 April 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!