CCIE PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES

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 INSTITUTIONAL GRANTS 2013

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

Amount of Grants: A minimum of two institutional grant of up to $ 3,000 will be awarded to a CCIE member college that is current with their dues. Please contact Rosalind Raby at rabyrl@aol.com for the "Call for Application."The Duedate for the 2013 Institutional Grant applications is February 25, 2013.

CCIE ANNUAL MEETING AT THE CCLC CONFERENCE

CCIE sponsored two events this year at CCLC. A panel on "Global Education Models for International Student Programs" which shared strategies from three districts on developing, advancing, and assessing international student recruitment and retention. Presentations included "Shoestring Recruitment" from Robert Frost, Vice President Student Learning, College of the Siskiyous; "International Student Development Plan" from Bill Scroggins, Superintendent/President, Mt. San Antonio College and "Key Issues in Successful International Student Programs" from Andreea Serban, Vice Chancellor Educational Services & Technology, Coast CCD. All presentations will be available on the CCIE website shortly.

The CCIE Annual Meeting was open to all Board members, administrators, faculty, international education practitioners and student government representatives. This year, three of the CCIE Institutional Grant recipients shared updates on their international projects funded by CCIE. All four recipients are profiled under the College Highlights section of this newsletter.

This year, CCIS was 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).

Linda Wah Remarks: CCIE Annual Meeting: Nov. 15, 2012

CHANGING ROLE OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES IN GLOBAL EDUCATION

We are in business of educating a global workforce who can compete anywhere in the world. International education has support of the President, Board, faculty/staff and community. A new Dean position will soon be announced. The following are highlights of what Pasadena Community College has done and is planning.

Current State of PCC - IE Program

  • International Student Program
    • overall surplus revenue generated by international students for 2012-2013: $ 4 million
    • rough computation: 667 added sections for local students or 1335 FTE
    • emphasize natural branding (i.e. Rose Parade)
    • Goal: 1000 student cap to increase
  • Recruitment with Instituto Brasil-Estados Unidos (IBEU) in Brazil.
  • Sister College Collaborative with Tokushima University, Japan.
    PCC & TU students pay home institution fees and study at host institution at no additional cost besides airfare and personal expenses. TU awarded ¥80,000 full tuition scholarships to PCC students in Winter and Summer 2012.
  • Collaboration with Cheju Tourism College, Korea.
    This is a 1+2 program. Students begin their English and some GE course work at CTC for 1 or 2 semesters and then transfer to PCC to complete their majors in regular PCC courses.
  • Collaboration with Halstad University, Sweden.
    PCC sand HU students pay home institution fees and study at host institution at no additional cost besides airfare and personal expesnes.
  • Collaboration with University of Versailles, France.
    PCC and UV students pay home institution fees and study at host institution at no additional cost besides airfare and personal expenses.
  • Collaboration with CSUN
    • PCC Hebrew offered through CSUN Fall 2011 and CSUN Chinese offered at PCC Spring 2012
  • Study Abroad Programs
    • Taiwan Education programs with courses in medicine, technology, hospitality
    • Russian State University for the Humanities. In collaboration with CSUN Strategic Language Initiative program, PCC students can participate in a full-tuition scholarship to 2-4 PCC students annually summer intensive, academic year scholarships and second summer intensive scholarships in language and culture training in Moscow. Pending housing options, RSUH will be sending a cohort of students to PCC as regular F1 students.

Future

  1. Adding verbiage to original Mission: "Global Business Opportunities Awareness"
  2. Developing Satellite Campus in Beijing: Yihai Branch.
    Students pay PCC fees/tuition + Yihai fees. PCC provides faculty/staff housing and 50% airfare. Upon successful completion of student coursework in Beijing, students would complete final year at PCC with assistance to transfer to four-year university
  3. Plan for a TAG (transfer admissions guarantee) for students to complete Chinese language training at PCC and transfer to CSUN’s China Institute. PCC would provide lower division of Chinese language classes while CSUN would offer the upper division instruction.
  4. Armenian instructor Kevok Halladjian is leading a fund-raising campaign, Hasmig Tashjian Fund for Armenian Studies for expansion of PCC Armenian program with a major transferable to CSU.

CHALLENGES/OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHANGE

  • Growing Competition (domestic and international). The response is to focus on Strengths and Build
  • Curriculum - readiness to take action; Agility to Change Relevant/In-Demand Curriculum
  • Legislation - Post-Graduate Working Provisions
  • Articulated Goals: that position the college to grow and compete successfully
  • Concurrent HS Offerings/Entry
  • College to College Collaboration
  • Sister Colleges
  • Articulated Agreements with 4 year Transfer Universities
  • Eliminate redundant placement testing and coursework

"LESSONS FROM ABROAD STUDENT CONFERENCE"

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.

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.

DAAD SAN FANCISCO CONFERENCE

DAAD will be hosting a conference December 6th & 7th in San Francisco: The European Union, and its Member States, will showcase the vibrant and exciting research and innovation culture in Europe and the opportunities available to researchers, from anywhere in the world, interested in working in Europe. The conference will be held at The Renaissance Stanford Court Hotel. There is no charge, but registration is necessary. For information: daadsf@daad.org

DAAD GRANTS FOR STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES IN GERMANY

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is offering the following two summer study abroad programs to North American students:

  • University Summer Course Grant: This program provides scholarships to attend a broad range of three-to-four-week summer courses at German universities which focus mainly on German language and literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Extensive extracurricular programs complement and reinforce the core material. Please find further information at: www.daad.org/summercourse.
  • Intensive Language Course Grant: DAAD offers grants to graduate students at North American universities to attend 8-week intensive language courses at leading institutes in Germany. For further information please visit: www.daad.org/languagecourses.

Deadline: December 15th, 2012

SEPMEYER RESEARCH GRANT

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: http://ierf.org/index.php/institutions/research_grants/.

FUND FOR EDUCATION ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS

Applications are open for the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) scholarships for students to study abroad in summer 2013, fall 2013, and spring 2014. Scholarshps are up to $ 5,000 per semester. FEA also offer the Rainbow Scholarship, awarded to a deserving LGBT student who aims to participate in an education abroad program.

For additional information, contact Program Manager Beth Lokken at 202-349-7340 or blokken@fundforeducationabroad.org or visit our website www.fundforeducationabroad.org.

Deadline is January 18.

Application: http://www.fundforeducationabroad.com/applicants/

HONG KONG AMERICA CENTER CHINA INTERNSHIPS

Under a new grant from Ford Foundation, the Hong Kong America Center – a non-profit consortium of Hong Kong universities –is announcing the South China Internship Program (SCI) a national competition for 20 American undergraduates to participate in a low-cost, high-quality "tandem internships". The twenty American undergraduates will team-up with twenty same-age Chinese university students to spend eight weeks together in summer 2013 as interns in companies and NGOs in the booming Pearl River Delta of south China. The intern teams will work together in small teams on joint projects for their company hosts. Some knowledge of Chinese language is preferred.

The deadline for applications is January 14, 2013.

Application is at: www.cuhk.edu.hk/hkac/scip.html.

Prospective applicants may contact Mr. Ray Tran of the HKAC at: raytran@eservices.cuhk.edu.hk

BRITISH COUNCIL GOING GLOBAL CONFERENCE IN DUBAI

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: http://ihe.britishcouncil.org/going-global.

BRITISH COUNCIL HIGHER EDUCATION SERIES

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 libby.rosenbaum@britishcouncil.org

FULBRIGHT INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION ADMINISTRATOR SEMINARS

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 www.cies.org/IEA.

Dates
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 www.cies.org/IEA/Application.htm.

Contact
Please contact Tanya Janes, Senior Program Officer, at tjanes@iie.org or Anna Valiante, Program Associate, at avaliante@iie.org with any questions about the Fulbright IEA programs. A list of upcoming webinars can be found at www.cies.org/Webinar/.

CENTRO UNIVERSITARIO DE IDIOMAS SPANISH PROGRAMS IN ARGENTINA

Centro Universitario de Idiomas - CUI has several Spanish language courses/programs that are offered to California community college students. These courses/programs are offered each month for a four-week program. The cost is registration $ 50 (US) and tuition $ 550 (US). Housing options include home-stays and residence halls, all of which are for additional rates. For additional information contact www.studyinbuenosaires.edu.ar or e-mail idiomas@agro.uba.ar.

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.

SPONSORSHIP UPDATES

This section provides updates on the various CCIE Sponsors.

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.

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

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT MOBILITY CHARTERS

Several charters from governments and associations around the world have been created to provide rights to international students. Three are profiled below:

International Student Mobility Charter from the European Association of International Education. The European Association of International Education calls for a framework of support in order to secure international students' rights and welfare. EAIE recommends the following points:

  • Governments and higher education institutions must take measures to ensure equity of treatment of international students
  • Inter-cultural competencies of faculty and staff must be well-developed in order to improve quality of education
  • Integration of international students at an academic and community level is needed
  • International students should have the opportunity to complete their studies under the same rules and regulations that apply to local and national students
  • National student loans and grants should always be portable
  • Students' status in both host and home countries should be protected
  • Transparent and accelerated visa application process is needed in all countries
  • Information that facilitates informed decision making should be available to students and educational institutions
  • An independent authority in both host and home countries should be available in order to ensure students' rights
  • A quality assurance system should be in place at a national and institutional level

International Association of Universities: "Affirming Academic Values in Internationalization of Higher Education: A Call for Action". International Association of Universities (IAU) proposes higher education institutions to pay attention to the potentially unintended consequences of the internationalization of higher education. Highlighting the importance of the ever-changing face of international education, globalization and international mobility, IAU expresses the need to reexamine internationalization's values, purpose, goals and means, among other things. IAU recommends the following principles:

  • Commitment to promote academic freedom, institutional autonomy and social responsibility
  • Engage in socially responsible practices
  • Follow accepted standards of scientific integrity and research ethics
  • Placement of academic goals and global problem solving at the center of their internationalization efforts
  • Internationalization of the curriculum and extra curricula activities that can benefit non-mobile students as well
  • Opportunity to create international communities of learning, research and practice
  • Promote partnership based on reciprocal benefits, respect and fairness
  • Respectful and ethical treatment of international students and scholars
  • Engage in innovative forms of collaboration that addresses resource differences and enhance human and institutional capacity internationally
  • Promotion and safeguarding of cultural and linguistic diversity, as well as respecting local concerns and practices
  • Regular assessment of the impact of internationalization activities on other institutions
  • Use international dialogue that combines consideration of fundamental values with the search for practical solutions to respond to new internationalization challenges

International Students in Australia "Bill of Rights". These principles follow the release by the Australian Human Rights Commission of a set of principles to promote and protect the rights of international students (http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20121010081225503)

The principles are set out under four main headings, with summary translations in 10 other languages:

  • Enhancing the human rights of international students.
  • Ensuring all international students have access to human rights and freedom from discrimination protections.
  • Understanding the diverse needs of international students.
  • Empowering international students during their stay in Australia.

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: http://nafsa.org/resourcelibrary/default.aspx?id=33618

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

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.

NOT ALL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ARE THE SAME REPORT

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: www.wes.org/ewenr/12aug/feature.htm.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK HIGHLIGHT

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK PROFILES

The following colleges have share with CCIE examples of activities they celebrated during International Education Week 2013:

  • Mesa College Celebrates International Education Week
    Mesa College celebrated International Education Week, Nov.13-15. Our exhibitors fair was on Tuesday, Nov.13. For more details please visit: http://international.sdccd.edu.
  • Santa Monica College Celebrates International Education Week
    Santa Monica College celebrated their diverse campus community which includes more than 3,200 international students from more than 100 nations around the world. During the week lectures, performances, field trips, social events, and curriculum that promotes Global Citizenship among students, faculty, staff and the campus community was given. Some of the events were: CLAC-ing Across the Curriculum: Lessons Learned: Dr. Judy Krutky, a visiting professor of political science at The Rand Corp. in Santa Monica, talked about ways to integrate culture and language into many disciplines. Global Citizenship Day Festival, featured a kaleidoscope of free food, music, international dances performed by SMC Global Motion, and games. GE Anderson – Designated Drivers: State Capitalism in China’s Auto Industry in which Author, consultant, and former international finance executive, GE Anderson’s research focused on business-government relations in Asia, state-owned enterprises, and China’s auto industry. A former teacher at the University of Chengdu, he provided advice in political risk mitigation, business-government relations, and business strategy – through his consulting practice, Pacific Rim Advisors – to firms ranging from Silicon Valley startups to Fortune 500 multinationals with operations in East Asia. An Evening with Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker Christine Choy who is a true global citizen and one of the most fascinating documentary filmmakers of our time. SMC Professor Salvador Carrasco lead the conversation with Ms. Choy and screen excerpts from her impressive filmography, which spans all continents and raises all kinds of thought-provoking global issues. Christine Choy is a film professor at New York University, a prominent role model in the Asian American film community, and a Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and Fulbright Fellowship recipient. For more information on all these programs, please visit: www.smc.edu/international
  • Solano College Celebrates International Education Week
    Solano College celebrated with a Harvest Festival that bought together ELS and international students to experience the American culture’s Thanksgiving. The Solano International Education Program (SIEP) is placing efforts to conduct more American culture based activities, in order to enhance the students experience while they are studying abroad. The festival was the first of many events the committee plans to coordinate. Approximately 30 students (ESL and international) were in attendance, in addition to the Superintendent-President, ESL faculty, Academic Deans, and a few supporters of the SIEP. Committee members provided the traditional Thanksgiving meal items, while the students were asked to bring a potluck dish representative of their culture. We played games, mingled, and did a craft activity to celebrate the event! Everyone enjoyed the experience and looks forward to more fun cultural exchanges in the near future.

CCIE Offered the 2012 Institutional Grant competition earlier this year

Four colleges are the recipients. The following are updates on the various programs funded. The 2013 Institutional Grant competition will have proposals due in February 2013. For additional information, please contact Rosalind Raby, rabyrl@aol.com

Solano College International Student Program Enhancement
Solano Community College received a CCIE Institutional Grant for 2012. The college is in the process of developing an international education program. We have always accepted international students; however, we have never actively recruited and marketed the College internationally. The small group of international students enrolled are here by word-of-mouth from current international students. It is our goal to market the College globally to diversify, collaborate, create an environment of mutual respect, and transform domestic and international students' lives. SCC has come a good way into laying the foundation for international students to study here. An MOU with a local homestay organization was created and implemented to institute a primary housing option for incoming students, a sub-committee of Enrollment Management meets monthly to discuss the infrastructure of the program and brainstorm on ideas to build, international program brochures have been developed and distributed to Education USA partners, website has been revamped, application has been placed online for convenience, we are one of 40 institutions participating in studycalifornia.us initiative with the U.S. Commercial Service, we are in discussions with a sister college's English Immersion program looking at partnering in order to offer the program at SCC, and we have spoken with a CSU and UC that are willing to partner on recruitment efforts, and we have begun actively recruiting in China and Korea. Any potential partnerships with ELS centers that the group members are aware of please share.

Shemila Johnson, Shemila.Johnson@solano.edu

SANTA BARBARA CITY COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
Santa Barbara City College received a CCIE Institutional Grant for 2012. SBCC is heavily invested in the development of programs that respond to the needs of the Santa Barbara community and that support student academic success. An important student success factor is participation in extra-curricular activities, which contribute to the personal and professional development of our students. For many students, this manifests in participation in student organizations and leadership roles on campus. The International Student Support Program has developed a pilot program designed to increase students' intercultural competence, expand leadership approaches and skills, and enhance peer mentoring capacities that will prepare them to participate in the global workplace. The International Student Ambassador Program is a structured training program that provides select international students and U.S. students with tools to increase cultural sensitivity, frameworks to successfully lead and inspire multicultural groups, and skills to mentor their peers in culturally appropriate contexts and ways. The training is theory-based, and employs use of the Connective Leadership Model (Lipman-Blumen & Leavitt, http://connectiveleadership.com/) as a basis for the leadership training section, framed within an intercultural context. CCIE has provided our program with the necessary funds to evaluate this program to determine the ways in which an extra-curricular structured intercultural training program impacts student participants and how peer support systems might be affected. The evaluation uses a mixed methods approach, incorporating the Global Perspectives Inventory (Braskamp, Carter Merrill, Braskamp, & Engberg, http://gpi.central.edu) with participant questionnaires, a focus group, and interviews. To date, we have completed the first data set collection, made improvements to our evaluation methods, and are currently collecting the second data set. We hope that the results of the study contribute to needs-driven programming that supports the success of international students, and to supplement internationalization efforts on our campus.

Shelby Harrington, HarringtonS@sbcc.edu

West Los Angeles College International Business Certificate Program
West Los Angeles College received a CCIE 2012 Institutional Grant. Over the summer months, developed four courses which would form the basis of our International Business certificate program. These four courses are; Introduction to International Business, International Trade, International Marketing, and International Management. In addition to the course outline, student learning objectives (SLOs), and a rubric for assessment were incorporated into each of the four courses. These courses are currently being approved by the College’s Curriculum Committee and, should be up and operational by the Spring 2013. The State certification process will begin once the courses have been approved. The initial mode of instruction will probably be a hybrid on-line format and marketing will include, among others, international students who are interested in taking these courses through their home college of university. The web site which would accompany the launching of this certificate has been placed on hold in order to plan for West’s first International and Globalization Conference which is to be held the afternoon of April 18 and the morning of April 19th 2013. The planning committee for this conference has been at work during most of the Fall term developing three tracks …. one, for students, the second for faculty and staff, and the third titled governance. Participation will be open to all of West’s faculty, staff and students as well as to all faculty, and administrators involved in the development of international programs throughout the great Los Angeles area. Guest speakers will be invited as well as developing some sessions through the mode of teleconferencing and webnars. West is developing a web site regarding the conference, and more information will be available along with topics regarding the sessions and workshops and registration within the next month. All of my fellow colleagues who were awarded our grant through the CCIE would be invited and encouraged to attend. We hope that through a method of best practices we can learn as well as share what has been working on our respective campus.

Jack Ruebensaal

UPDATES ON OTHER CCIE MEMBER COLLEGES

RIVERSIDE COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDY IN CHINA
Riverside College is offering five $500 CAPA scholarships and one more $500 from a former study abroad faculty member’s foundation scholarship, for students to participate in the Riverside Spring Semester Study Abroad program to China. For additional information, Email jana.gray@rcc.edu or jan.schall@rcc.edu or bill.despres@rcc.edu

FOOTHILL/DEANZA DISTRICT WINS AWARD
Foothill/DeAnza District has been awarded the 2012 US State Department of Commerce Export Achievement Award. The award was announced at the NAFSA Region XII Conference in San Jose. Congratulations on this tremendous achievement!

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.

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Note: Special Scholarship Opportunities just for CCIE member colleges

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BENEFITS OF COLLEGE & DISTRICT CCIE MEMBERSHIP

Members of full status are entitled to:

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

As of December 1, CCIE Supporting Members for 2012 - 2013 are:Barstow; Butte; Cabrillo; Coast CCD; El Camino; Gavilan; Mt. San Antonio; Napa Valley; Ohlone; Peralta District; Santa Barbara; San Bernardino; San Mateo CCD; Santa Rosa; Shasta; Siskiyous; Solano;

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