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 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 for the "Call for Application."The Duedate for the 2013 Institutional Grant applications is February 25, 2013.


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 conference is held each Fall in San Francisco and Los Angeles and in the Spring in San Diego. Please plan to share information on this conference to both study abroad returnees and international students so that they can attend one of these conferences in 2013.

Lessons From Abroad: San Diego. Saturday, February 9th at San Diego State University. For information: Please read Invitation to study abroad returnee conference


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 comments on this Fact Sheet. For more information, please read the CCIE Fact Sheet.


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 go to:


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 or visit our website

Deadline is January 18.



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.

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:


San Francisco: February 5, 9:00 - 5:00 at UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center

The emphasis of the conference will be on Building the Pipeline: Incentivizing STEM in Higher Education. There is a tremendous demand for a workforce educated in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in both the US and UK. Both governments have issued calls to action to urge higher enrollments in STEM subjects or risk falling behind in scientific and high-tech industries. But the goal of increasing enrollment is not the job of government alone - higher education institutions, business and independent organizations, and schools all have a role to play in helping to solve this impending economic and scholarly crisis. Speakers represent an international cross-section of organizations and institutions who are working to make sure that both the US and UK continue to lead in the STEM fields.

For information, please contact Sophie Nzaerian

Los Angeles: February 5, 9:00 - 5:00 at UCLA Faculty Center

The emphasis of the conference is on Finding the Balance: Access, new models and internationalization. The focus if for senior-level higher education professionals. For the last decade, the focus for many universities in the US and UK has been a push to internationalize and as a result, study abroad programs, joint degrees, and branch campuses have prolifereated. At the same time, there has also been a push to make higher education accessible to a greater population and to community colleges, online learning and new models of higher education. Does a focus on making education affordable automatically push international programs off the agenda? Can online learning and MOOCs bridge the accessibility gap? For community colleges, which have traditionally focused on affordability, can room be made to internationalize? Are newer schools better at navigating the balance between internationalization and accessibility with innovative ideas? Will there always be a tension between schools looking to both internationalize and increase access?

For information, please contact Sophie Nzaerian


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

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.


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

The Joint Statement can be found at AACC ACCT 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


The U.S. Department of Education has released its online version of the International Strategy document: Succeeding Globally through International Education and Engagement. The publication affirms the Department's commitment to preparing today's youth, and our country more broadly, for a globalized world, and to engaging with the international community to improve education. It is fully integrated with the Department's domestic agenda and designed to simultaneously attain two strategic goals: strengthen U.S. education and advance our nation's international priorities.

The strategy, which the Department has already begun to implement, will be used to guide the Department's activities and allocation of resources to reflect the highest priority and most strategic topics, parts of the world, and activities.

To read or download, please visit



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 (

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.


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:


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 Student & Scholar Regulatory Practice Committee Resources

David Elwell, Chair, NAFSA International Student & Scholar Regulatory Practice Committee shares the following resources:

    Whether it is SEVP, ICE/CTCEU, FBI, or others, it is very important to look to develop a protocol for your institution on dealing with these visits, and involving the necessary offices across your institution who need to be informed and on the same page regarding such events. A DSO/ARO should not operate in a bubble when making such policies/standard practices, as this is an institutional issue: - NAFSA Practice Resource - "How to Prepare for Contact from U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement" (
    - 8 CFR 214.3(g)
    NAFSA Online Advisers Manual link:
    What documentation do you need to keep on file (as well as accessible for government agency requests for information/audits/review).
    - 8 CFR 214.3(k)
    NAFSA Online Advisers Manual link:\
    Please note this reflects issuance of an I-20 for "a prospective or continuing student or a dependent.."; so this would apply not only to initial attendance I-20 issuance.
    - 8 CFR 214.3(h)
    NAFSA Online Advisers Manual link:
    - important to review 8 CFR 214.3(h)(3)(iii) - "(iii) SEVP may review a school's certification at any time to verify the school's compliance with the recordkeeping, retention, reporting and other requirements of paragraphs (f), (g), (j), (k), and (l) of this section to verify the school's continued eligibility for SEVP certification pursuant to paragraph (a)(3) of this section. SEVP may initiate remedial action with the school, as appropriate, and may initiate withdrawal proceedings against the school pursuant to 8 CFR 214.4(b) if noncompliance or ineligibility of a school is identified."
    While I will recommend reading the entire Chapter 3.6 in the NAFSA Online Advisers Manual ("Eligibility for I-20 issuance"), I particular recommend reviewing the NAFSA Online Advisers Manual, Chapter " Conditional or provisional admission" ( which provides an excellent discussion of the issues given current (to date) regulation and guidance.

Based on statements made at a recent AAIEP conference, institutions need to review the regulations governing I-20 issuance as well as the current policy/practice of your institution to see that your practice is in line with the current regulations and guidance.

Given recent questions received by institutions during Recertification and Out-of-Cycle Reviews, DHS is looking closely at a number of different issues to see how institutions are addressing these practices (CPT is another one that has garnered additional attention). It should not come as a shock that DHS is looking at institutional practices given recent investigations of institutions, as well as the conversations that are occurring even at the Congressional level regarding oversight of SEVIS and the student visa programs.

Again, such inquiries may not imply that an institution is not following the regulations, but it would be important for institutions to be sure that it's policies and practices are in line with the regulations and guidance should you face any questions as part of an out-of-cycle review or other audit.


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.

California Community College students received a substantial number of Gilman Spring Semester Scholarships. Congratulations to all of our students

Gularte, Kristen (Butte College). Will study in Costa Rica
Diaz, Marcos (Diablo Valley College) Will study in Italy
Angela (San Diego City College) Will study in Spain
Kokkila, Laura (San Diego City College) Will study in China
Alkhawaja, Nura (San Diego Mesa College) Will study in Spain
Hernandez, Mauricio (Santa Barbara City College) Will study in Italy
Tapia, Elson (Santa Barbara City College) Will study in Italy
Zhou, Jamie (Santa Barbara City College) Will study in Italy
Thomsen, Ellen (Santa Rosa Junior College) Will study in Italy


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 or or


Please share this information with your students:

June 11–25, 2013 Madagascar (Offering a two unit Biology or two unit Geology course)

Experience the unique natural wonders of Madagascar! Explore this world acclaimed 'biodiversity hotspot', where over 80% of plant and animal species are found in no other place on earth! National parks, a World Heritage Site, volcanic landforms, and nature reserves are among the places that will be your classroom for ten exciting days. Land: $3195 (plus tuition) Air: $3450 from San Francisco.

May 22–June 05, 2013 Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia

Explore the three countries formerly known as French Indo-China. Travel to mythical Halong Bay in Vietnam, visit the Plain of Jars and a present day Hmong village in Laos, and visit the World Heritage site of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Land/air (est.) $4,100.00 plus tuition.

Flyers/brochures are on our website at



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


CCIE Corporate Sponsorship provided by:

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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 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;

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.

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