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 ANNUAL MEETING: NOV. 15, 9:30 - 12:00 AT THE CCLC CONFERENCE AT THE Los Angeles Millennium Biltmore Hotel

All members of the California community college community are invited to this free meeting held at the CCLC conference. The meeting is open to all Board members, administrators, faculty, international education practitioners and student government representatives. This year, we are honored to have Manny Baca (Member, Board of Governors, representing Mt. San Antonio Board of Trustees) and Linda S. Wah (Member, Board of Trustees - PCC Area 5).

We hope everyone can join us on Nov. 15. Please RSVP to Rosalind Raby at

  •  9:30 – 10:15  Updates on International Education around the state
  • 10:15 – 12:00  Special Speakers: Manny Baca and Linda S. Wah


Please plan to attend the CCIE Sponsored panel at the CCLC Conference : "Global Education Models for International Student Programs." Speakers: Robert Frost, Vice President Student Learning, College of the Siskiyous; Andreea Serban, Vice Chancellor Educational Services & Technology, Coast CCD; Bill Scroggins, Superintendent/President, Mt. San Antonio College; Rosalind Raby, Director, California Colleges for International Education.

This session provides a framework to strategically develop, advance, and assess the continuous cycle of international student recruitment and retention. Best practices for understanding the myths of the field, the state of the field, and examples from the field for building successful collaborations for comprehensive internationalization will be shared.


The objectives of the conference are to offer oppportunities to reflect on experiences gained for study abroad returnees and international students who will soon be study abroad returnees to their home countries. The conference allows students from regional colleges to reflect on their recent international experiences, connect with other study abroad alumni, network with professionals from international organizations, and gain important skills for continual learning and application in their future career and academic paths. The keynote presentation will offer insight into how study abroad translates socially, academically, and professionally. Other conference highlights include an “Opportunities Fair" of internationally-focused organizations, various panel discussions and workshops on resume-building, graduate schools, career and volunteer opportunities, job interviewing and more!

This is a great opportunity for students to network, so we ask that they dress business casual and bring several copies of their resume.


Saturday October 6, 2012 at San Francisco State University for our fifth year (6th conference) of workshops, round-table discussions and presentations designed with your students international interests, future goals and current global trends in mind!
San Francisco Bay Area - Saturday October 6, 2012
Attendee Registration:
Registration cost is$20 ($30 for two - bring a friend!). Registration fee includes lunch, snacks, conference materials, (Please note this is a non-refundable fee). After completing the registration form below, registrants will be directed to the payment screen which can be found here:


Date: Saturday, November 3, 2012 (9:30 am - 5:00 pm)
Location: Loyola Marymount University
Registration Fee: Only $10 for students (until Oct. 15) and $ 20 for College Faculty/Staff
Register at :
Registration includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, and parking.
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CCIE has been awarded Full scholarships for Spring Semester 201e 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


The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and the Institute of International Education (IIE) announce the U.S. Institute of Peace Public Education for Peacebuilding Support Program. Funding is given to help colleges hold events that advance and promote the understanding of peacebuilding and international conflict resolution.

For more information and to download an application, please go

USIP is an independent, nonpartisan institution established and funded by Congress to increase the nation’s capacity to manage international conflict without violence. By supporting events across the country that cover a wide range of peace and conflict mitigation topics, USIP aims to contribute in a significant way to the national conversation on addressing and preventing international conflict.

This initiative will provide $2,000 each to 250 U.S. institutions and public libraries. Funding may be used for a variety of activities, including educational or training workshops, lectures, speaker programs, library forums, or web-based forums. The activity must address issues of international conflict and its resolution, and be held during the spring 2013 academic semester. The application deadline is November 1, 2012. For more information and to download the application, please go to or email


The USIP announces the Global Peacebuilding Center at

Though the site overall is directed mostly to secondary audiences, the resources are also useful at the college and university level. A portion of the site is devoted to study abroad ( site includes testimonials ( from USIP staff who have studied abroad, some featured schools (which will periodically be changed) (, USIP resources that can assist in promoting study abroad (, additional resources consisting mostly of entities that focus on study abroad (, and finally an overview of study abroad, designed particularly for those who are interested in making the connection between peacebuilding and study abroad (


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.


World Education Services (WES) has published a report, "Not All International Students Are the Same: Understanding Segments, Mapping Behavior" by Dr. Rahul Choudaha, Director of WES Research & Advisory Services. Drawing on a survey of nearly 1,600 prospective international students from 115 countries, the study highlights differences in students’ academic preparedness and financial resources, and how they impact both what information they look for and where they look for while applying to U.S. higher education institutions. Some other key findings explored in the report include: (A) The segmentation of international students into four profiles based on academic preparedness and financial resources: strivers, strugglers, explorers, and highfliers ; (B) The use of information channels and importance students place on different sources; (C) Profile of students using recruitment agents as compared to students who do not use agents; (D) Comparison of student segments for the top two source countries: China and India; and (E) Role of social media in recruitment and its relevance in meeting student information needs.

For more information and to download the report, please visit:


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:


British Council Going Global 2013 Conference in Dubai will host the conference: "Knowledge-based Economies for 21st Century Nations" March 4-6, 2013 at the Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Deadline to Submit Proposals: September 17, 2012

Early-Bird Registration Deadline: December 14, 2012

In the twenty-first century, knowledge-based economies will create the wealth, prosperity, and well-being of nations. Research and tertiary education systems are primary drivers of these, playing three key roles. They produce cutting-edge knowledge; they transfer, exchange, and apply that to drive innovation; and they educate knowledge workers. The British Council’s Going Global 2013 conference examines the extent to which these roles and systems are already internationalized and what impact they have on the wealth, prosperity, and well-being of nations, communities, and cultures. The conference examines current practices, systems, and delivery mechanisms and what can be learned from these. It will identify future trends, and explore the challenges and opportunities these present for research and tertiary systems in creating knowledge-based economies and 21st century nations.

For more information, including how to register and submit proposals, please visit:


The British Council Higher Education Series is a two-year series of one-day conversational conferences, with a focus on diverse higher education themes. The purpose of the series is to create opportunities throughout North America to increase partnerships and collaborations between U.S. and UK institutions. The series is designed for U.S.-based, senior-level representatives, and will feature both U.S. and UK speakers on panels and sessions. CCIE members are invited to attend when the Series comes to California in February 2013.

For more information about future Series events, please contact Libby Rosenbaum, HE partnerships manager, at


The Fulbright International Education Administrator Seminars are designed for U.S. higher education administrators who are interested in spending an intensive two-week seminar in one of five countries: India, Japan, South Korea, Germany, or France. Each seminar offers participants an in-depth look at the higher education system, culture, and society of the host country, and provides an invigorating opportunity for networking with international and U.S. colleagues. Participants return to their home institutions empowered with firsthand knowledge, new professional connections, and an enhanced ability to build partnerships, encourage study abroad participation, and support international students. Please consider applying for one of these unique Fulbright seminars for U.S. higher education administrators. The application deadlines and more information about each program can be found at

Japan: Application deadline is November 1, 2012. Seminar takes place in June 2013.
South Korea: Application deadline is November 1, 2012. Seminar takes place in June 2013.
Germany: Application deadline is February 1, 2013. Seminar takes place in October 2013.
France: Application deadline is February 1, 2013. Seminar takes place in October 2013.

Application Instructions
Instructions for completing an IEA application can be found at

Please contact Tanya Janes, Senior Program Officer, at or Anna Valiante, Program Associate, at with any questions about the Fulbright IEA programs. A list of upcoming webinars can be found at


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:


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

Faculty-Led Programs with AEA
Academic Experiences Abroad (AEA) creates customized, affordable, faculty-led programs around the world. AEA offers student scholarships of $ 500 - $ 1000. The possibilities are virtually endless and no two programs are alike. Program costs are typically around $3,000 - $4,000 per person (with lower rates for some destinations), and include international flights, highly specialized programs with a strong academic focus, unique visits, knowledgeable guides, and reliable hotels and transportation. A sampling of other AEA programs include: culinary arts in Thailand, wildlife and photography in Cambodia, business in India, law in China, art history in Taiwan, engineering in Brazil, and geology in Vietnam. For more information or to inquire about a faculty-led program for your students and faculty, please contact AEA at 1-800-556-7068 or by email at AEA is based in Portland, OR.


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


OPT Application Denials

USCIS currently seems to be enforcing that OPT applications must be received no more than 30 days from the date OPT is REQUESTED in SEVIS. If not received within 30 days of the SEVIS request, the application is denied. This is based on 8 CFR 214.2(f)(11)(i)(B)(2) which states:

For post-completion OPT…The student must also file the Form I-765 with USCIS within 30 days of the date the DSO enters the recommendation for OPT into his or her SEVIS record.

Previously, some schools found that if a student did not get the packet mailed within 30 days of original OPT I-20 generation, a reprint of the OPT I-20 with the updated date for DSO signature, sufficed for an approved application. It now appears that this is no longer occurring and denials are being issued. Currently, it is unclear if an appeal to reverse these denials will be considered.

Automation of I-94 card
DHS has announced that it will be automating the I-94 card, potentially by the end of this year. The intent is for the paper forms that are filled-out on the plane to be phased out and for numbers to be automatically generated as travelers pass through the ports.

It is unclear at this time if the final system will be completely online that travelers can access later or if some type of paper receipt will be printed by CBP and given to the traveler. For more information:

Launch of ELIS system

On May 22, 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) launched the first phase of the new electronic immigration system, known as USCIS ELIS. Currently, USCIS ELIS is available for certain students and visitors who need to file a stand-alone Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status (Form I-539).


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.



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


  • 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 October 1, CCIE Supporting Members for 2012 - 2013 are: Barstow; Butte; Cabrillo; Coast CCD; El Camino; Gavilan; Mt. San Antonio; Santa Barbara; San Bernardino; Santa Rosa; Shasta; Siskiyous; Solano;

Thank you all for processing 12/13 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!