CCIE DUES FOR 2014-2015

CCIE wants to remind all our members that, now, more than ever, it is important to pay your dues. CCIE dues are collected for 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, Grants and Student Scholarships. Please process your 2014-2015 dues. CCIE appreciates 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 is proud to announce the recipients for the CCIE 2014 Student Scholarships. Scholarships were awarded to broaden the student population that studies abroad by supporting community college students who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. CCIE would like to thank our reviewers, Frances Lozano, Gavilan College and Judy Patasci, San Diego Mirimar College. The duedate for the 2015 CCIE Student Scholarships competition will be in February, 2015. Congratulations to Jordan Coffey (Solano); Frolian Enriquez (Los Angeles City) and Nkosazana Nkululeko (Peralta District).


CCIE wants to congratulate the following students who won the Soonchunhyang University in Korea Full scholarships for Fall Semester 2014.

  • Daniel Barton, Santa Monica College
  • Alex Jauch, Shasta College
  • Bendan Kallaby, Shasta College
  • Guadalupe Moctezuma, Santa Barbara City College
  • Reiko Sato, Santa Monica College
  • Malauka Watson, Santa Monica College

In addition, three students have been granted a second scholarship to study in Korea for a second semester:

  • Austin Gabel, Shasta College
  • Dalya Hansen, Shasta College
  • Ashley Thomas, Shasta College

Congratulations to all students. Applications for the Spring Semester 2015 will be due in October.


Angeles College held its second global education conference Friday, May 2, 2014. This year's theme was Educating a Global Citizen. More than 80 faculty, staff, and students from West and neighboring colleges gathered to discuss global values and the role of education in transforming global cultural understanding, societal and economic development, and enabling students to develop critical thinking skills that embrace a global perspective. Leading these morning discussions were Carlos Alberto Torres, PhD, director of the Paulo Friere Institute at the UCLA Graduate School of Education, Carl Fisher, PhD, chair of the Comparative World Literature and Classics Department of CSULA, and Ed Park, PhD, professor in the Asian Pacific American Studies Program at Loyola Marymount University. After lunch, invited panelists representing Africa, East Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East engaged faculty in discussions exploring culture, film, language, history, stereotypes, and politics from their unique cultural vantage point. In addition, 15 international students joined in the discussions and were able to personalize many of the points of discussion. We're looking forward to next year's conference and will announce it through CCIE. For additional information, Jack Ruebensaal, Global Studies Initiative Director and Mark Pracher, Dean, sponsored programs


Sarah McNitt has shared her webpage that highlights famous people who studied abroad. This page not only profiles individuals, but their professions as well.



This workshop is for faculty whose students are home speakers of the language you are teaching, i.e. heritage learners? This one-week workshop from June 23-27 targets teaching this population. You'll collaborate with teachers from across the U.S. as you learn to design your own curriculum for heritage learners, whether they are in separate classes or with second language learners. Workshop faculty are experts in both heritage language teaching and bridging the gap between theory and practice, making for a dynamic learning environment.The workshop's goals are for participants to:

  1. Understand the differences and similarities between second language and heritage language teaching.
  2. Set goals for HL instruction that differ from objectives for L2 programs.
  3. Select materials and design a curriculum that takes heritage students' initial proficiencies into account.
  4. Learn about assessment of heritage learners.
  5. Incorporate knowledge of the community including use of demographic tools in curricular design and materials development.
  6. Incorporate the five Cs from the National Standards into teaching heritage learners.

For more information about the teacher workshop, please visit


Deadline: 30 June 2014 at 11:59 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the Australian Government's internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship programme that provides up to AUD$272,500 for study, research or professional development opportunities between Australia and the world. Applicants may be in any discipline and can apply in one of four categories.* Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship provides up to AUD$272,500 for eligible non-Australians including Americans and Canadians to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a Masters or PhD level either by coursework or research in any field in Australia for up to four (4) years.

* Endeavour Research Fellowships provides up to AUD$24,500 for American and Canadian postgraduate research students and postdoctoral researchers to undertake 4-6 months of research in Australia.

* Endeavour Executive Fellowship provides up to AUD$18,500 professional development opportunities of (1 to 4 months) for high achievers in business, industry, education or government from eligible participating countries.

* Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Scholarship provides up to AUD $131,000 financial support for non-Australians to undertake vocational education at a Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree level in any field in Australia for up to two and a half (2.5) years.

For more information or to apply, visit


The objectives of the conference are to offer opportunities 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!

Lesson from Abroad Conference - Los Angeles: November, 2014

Lesson from Abroad Conference - San Diego: Spring 2015

Lesson from Abroad Conference - SF Bay Area: Spring 2015


The Institute of Study Abroad Ireland was founded in 1996, with the aim of helping faculty-led trips to Ireland. We are an educational organization, made up of several partners, including the Irish Tourist Board, The Office of Public Works Ireland, The Yeats Society, Donegal Adventure Centre & many others. Our function is to encourage study trips to Ireland, and we do not charge for our advice or support in arranging trips to Ireland. For the past three years, we get a small amount of funding to encourage new colleges to explore our programs. We do a familiarization trip each October, and we invite 10-12 representatives from universities in the USA to come to Ireland and see what is available.What we are interested in is reaching out to professors and teachers who would be keen to bring students to Ireland. I meet the visiting faculty and take them around our campus, the field trips and the places we would recommend for study abroad trips. We would like to extend an invitation to CCIE member colleges to apply for a place on the familiarization trip in October 2014. For information, please contact Niamh Hamill, Director, Institute of Study Abroad Ireland at


Richard Barnes, who is Head of International Academic Development at Aberdeen Business School, part of the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, has been working with a growing number of Community Colleges to develop a Bachelors Link programme whereby Community College scholars with a two year Diploma or Associate Degree are able to enter the 3rd year of our comparable programmes in order to gain a UK Bachelors within one academic year (or a Bachelors with Honours after two years). The Business School has been able to guarantee scholarships to students from partner institutions and there are also ‘Saltire Scholarships' from the Scottish Government available to encourage US and Canadian students to come and study in Scotland (However, the Saltire Scholarship cannot be guaranteed, but students on this programme stand a good chance of getting one if they apply early). Richard will be attending NAFSA San Diego in May and would be keen to speak to any Californian Community colleges who may be interested in providing a degree-link opportunity to Europe for their students. He can be contacted via Conference Connection or email him at


The following shares examples of community college Peace Building programs. For additional information view: – Neslon Mandela Honored by Community Colleges Across the Nation

Many of the Northern California community colleges are engaged in advancing civic engagement and democracy education at their institutions. A recent meeting included representatives from Laney, Alameda, Merrit College, San Jose City, Contra Costa, Solano, Diablo Valley and Chabot. Please read a new Blog post by David Smith on how these diverse culturally and ethnically colleges are providing students with the tools of empowerment.

2014 Teaching About Global Conflict and Peacebuilding: A Seminar for Community Colleges to be held October 17-20, 2014 at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, Virginia, USA and sponsored by the college's Institute for Public Service. The seminar is designed to provide an opportunity for community college professionals to learn from national and international policymakers, educators, and practitioners on issues of global peacebuilding, conflict resolution, international affairs, and war and peace.


The "KAKEHASHI Project-The Bridge for Tomorrow" is a youth exchange project, promoted by the Ministry Foreign Affairs in Japan, to heighten potential interest in Japan and increase the number of overseas visitors to the country, as well as enhance international understanding of the "Japan brand," and the nation's strengths and attractiveness. The KAKEHASHI Project- provides a fully funded short-term study tour to Japan for undergraduate and graduate students (ages 18-25 years old at the time of application) in the United States.

The goals of Japanese American Young Adults Invitation Program are (1) to continue building cooperation between Japanese Americans and Japan, (2) to promote Japanese Americans a better understanding of Japan in a variety of fields including politics, economy and culture, and (3) to encourage Kakehashi alumni to be effective advocates in enhancing U.S.-Japan relations.



Study abroad has always been central to IIE's mission and work. Building on nearly 100 years of commitment to study abroad, IIE will lead the Generation Study Abroad coalition in raising awareness of the need for students to gain language and cultural skills, identifying and breaking down barriers hindering students from studying abroad, sharing strategies and best practices to increase study abroad, and mobilizing additional financial resources. In addition to significantly expanding study abroad, the campaign will encourage and track campus activities that expand diversity in race and ethnicity, academic disciplines, and gender.

The Challenge
According to Open Doors 2013, published by IIE in partnership with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, 295,000 American college students studied abroad in 2011/12 for credit and in non-credit programs. This represents only about 10% of the 2.6 million students who graduated with associates or baccalaureate degrees. In today's increasingly global workplace, the number is far too low. Generation Study Abroad seeks to address this shortfall by bringing employers, governments, associations, and others together to build on current best practices and find new ways to extend study abroad opportunities to hundreds of thousands of college students who are not currently taking part in study abroad. International experience is now one of the most important components of a 21st century resume. Our goal is to change the paradigm so that study abroad is considered an essential part of a college education.


Guizhou Forerunner College is the first and only non-profit charity-based College in China. Guizhou Forerunner is founded under faith-love-hope foundation under VIA technologies, the school aims to provide quality higher education to underprivileged Chinese rural students in Guizhou, the province with the lowest per capita GDP. For contact: Chris at

Many GFC Chinese students come from poor, rural families. It is GFC's goal to provide scholarship to outstanding but underprivileged students so they can finish higher education, to acquire a practical skill, and to find a job. We believe that education can lift their families out of poverty. With the motto: “Integrity, Love, Nobility,” GFC teaches students to be honest, loving and noble while helping them to pursue personal and economic growth. GFC is located in the Hundred Birds Creek Scenic Area, Huishui County, Qiannan Buyi and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou, China. While much of China is suffering from harmful fog and haze due to pollution, GFC has an air quality on par with some of the best in the world.

Since the beginning of the school in 2011, we have emphasized on broadening the students' worldviews. Every year we have around 30 volunteers from all over the world on campus to help these students. Other than providing quality English teaching, they have contributed much to our campus including building up a fitness gym, organizing Frisbee club, making a photowall and so on. Many of the volunteers treasured their time here at GFC, forming bonds with the students and the staff members. In 2013, the school has expanded to include a student/intern program as well to provide study/intern abroad opportunities to all foreigners for them to immerse in an authentic rural Chinese setting and learn Chinese Language, its rich culture and fascinating Guizhou ethnic minority practices. Our Volunteer Program is a one-year commitment; airfare, lodging and monthly stipend will be provided. We offer spring and fall semester study programs for 14 weeks and summer programs for 4 weeks. Internship positions are also available for someone who does not fit the criteria for the full-time volunteer program but still wants to serve at GFC. We are also organizing a combined program in the summer to provide the best experience of both volunteering and studying abroad at GFC.

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The Global Learning Rubric was developed by a committee of faculty participants in AAC&U's Shared Futures: General Education for a Global Century project (funded by the Henry Luce Foundation). It is modeled on the rubrics written for AAC&U's Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) project. The rubric offers a common vocabulary for defining global learning and for identifying the kinds of skills and knowledge associated with its multiple dimensions. Like all rubrics, the global learning rubric reflects the best efforts of a diverse group of faculty members to come to agreement on what learning matters most their students. The resulting document is meant to be provocative, not definitive; the process of defining global learning, we have found, is perhaps more important than the product."

Source: NAFSA: Find Resources | Global Learning Rubric


Fulbright International Education Administrators Program (IEA)
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.

IEA Checklist and Special Instructions

Read more about Fulbright International Education Administrators Program Awards and Deadline

Contact: Please contact Tanya Janes, Senior Program Officer, at or Anna Valiante, Program Associate, at with any questions about the Fulbright IEA programs.


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.

Learn 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!

Learn more about
Fulbright Specialist Program


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:


Global Education and Career Development Abroad (GlobalEd) works with US community colleges and universities to provide study abroad, internship, and work/study experiences during summers and semesters in Seville, Spain. GlobalEd's programs focus on specific academic disciplines allowing students to develop marketable skills both within their majors and through cultural awareness and Myers-Briggs training sessions.

Scholarships: For 2014 GlobalEd would like to extend a special $2,000 scholarship to students from community colleges for our Fall 2014 semester programs in Seville, Spain and a $500 scholarship for our Summer 2014 internship programs in Seville, Spain.

Please feel free to contact Steven Davis at for more information and references



This section provides updates on the various CCIE Sponsors.

Since 1989, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) has been used to help higher education institutions, governments, organizations, and professional bodies determine the English language proficiency of applicants. Millions of IELTS tests are taken each year, providing secure, valid and reliable results. IELTS is trusted by more than 8,000 organizations worldwide including over 3,000 U.S. institutions and programs, and includes all standard varieties of English – American, Australian and British. Tests are available up to four times per month in more than 130 countries, with over 900 testing locations worldwide. IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment. The U.S. division of IELTS based in Los Angeles, CA, IELTS USA, is responsible for U.S. recognition, stakeholder relations and test center operations. The increasing number of U.S. community colleges focusing their efforts on globalization, and the recruitment of more international students to their campuses are key reasons why IELTS USA is proud to partner with organizations such as California Colleges for International Education.

For more information about IELTS USA, visit

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 your campus, contact or visit

ISIC Card / STA Travel
STA Travel is offering student exclusive pricing on their Airfare Deposit Program that is available to students on financial aid who are going to study abroad. Eligible students can lock into a specific airfare and then pay the full payment seven days prior to departure. The airfare price is guaranteed upon receipt of the deposit. There is a $ 300 nonrefundable deposit. This is a special program designed for CCIE member college students. For more information, call 800-535-7172 or e-mail:

EF College Study Tours
EF College Study Tours partners with colleges and universities nationwide to create enriching and affordable short term faculty-led study abroad programs. With a presence in more than 100 countries, EF offers a wide range of custom-built and ready-made experiential learning options, and as experts in faculty-led travel, our team works to understand your specific needs and help craft the right program for you and your students. Every partnership with EF includes the confidence that comes with end-to-end support at home and while traveling, and the peace of mind that comes with an unparalleled safety and security network. Together, we can build a better faculty-led experience abroad. For more information, please visit

CORT, A Berkshire Hathaway Company
CORT specializes rending office, apartment, and dorm furniture. For our business clients, CORT delivers economic value through a wide range of products and services that find solutions as diverse and varied as touring, home finding and furnishing new or reconfigured offices that get businesses up and running. Providing businesses with financial and operational flexibility is just one way CORT helps business get down to work. We are the nation's largest provider of trade show and event furnishings, helping to create the perfect environment to showcase your company's image, product or get together. For more information, please visit



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

For more information, please click and download 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


ACE has a new free online tool to assess the state of internationalization and global engagement at a higher educational institution. Designed to be simple and easy-to-use, the tool requires users to answer 12 questions about various dimensions of their institution's internationalization strategy. Users then receive a report on how their institution compares to the colleges and universities that participated in the survey that served as a basis for ACE's 2012 survey, Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses.

Using the tool, campus leaders can:

  • Highlight the strengths of their current internationalization initiatives;
  • Identify areas for improvement to become a more comprehensively internationalized institution;
  • Utilize data to make the case for internationalization efforts on campus.

The report and the tool were developed by ACE's Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement.

Source: ACE: Mapping Internationalization Assessment Tool




An article by Samantha Gordon, "International Collaboration Proves Beneficial to College Students" (2013) shows that spending more time with international peers benefits students throughout life. A new study from Duke University found that students' ability to interact with those from other nations has a positive effect on not only their global perception but also certain applicable skills that could benefit them after graduation.

Duke University researchers examined a 2005 survey of 5,675 alumni from four elite private research universities who graduated in 1985, 1995 and 2000. Participants were asked about their experience interacting with classmates. The respondents, who were all American, were also questioned about their participation in academic and extracurricular activities while enrolled as well as the impact their experiences at college have had on their lives in a number of different categories of "skill development."

International Friendships in College Promote Personal
Growth The data showed that in the 1985 class, only 67% reported interacting with foreign classmates. The numbers increased over the years - 75% of the class of 1995 and 79% of graduates from 2000 indicated they spent time with peers from overseas. Among those who spent time with international students, the research revealed higher levels of nine different skills. This included the ability to relate to people of different backgrounds, improved independent learning surrounding new skills and education, developing creative ideas and solutions, using computers, and understanding the role of science and technology in society. Being able to acquire an in-depth knowledge of a specific subject, speak or read a foreign language, gaining quantifiable abilities, and integrating ideas and information were also more prominent in these groups than among those who did not spend much time with foreign classmates.

Number of International Students Continues to Grow
Connecting with peers from other countries will likely only become easier and more accessible, as the number of foreign students coming to the U.S. to pursue bachelor's degrees and master's degrees has been increasing in recent years. The most recent data from the Institute for International Education shows that the number of foreign enrollees in domestic colleges and universities jumped 5% from the 2009-2010 school year to the 2010-2011 academic period. The majority of international students are coming from China, as the 23% growth of Chinese students seeking degrees in this time frame outpaced that of any other nation, and most of these students (45%) were enrolling in undergraduate programs. This detail may be especially beneficial to those hoping to enter international affairs careers, as China is one of the major economic players in the world, giving students a leg up on relations between these countries.

Full article at US News: International Collaboration Proves Beneficial to College Students


Envisage International Corporation has released a video designed to educate international students on the healthcare system in the USA:

Watch Video on USA Health Care

For information on the video, please contact Bryanna Lindblom |


Each year, NAFSA and the Institute for International Education produces a detailed regional, state-by-state, and congressional district analysis on the economic benefits of spending by international students and their dependents to the U.S. economy. International students not only contribute economic value, they build bridges between the United States and other countries; bring global perspectives into U.S. classrooms and research labs; support U.S. innovation through science and engineering coursework, making it possible for U.S. colleges and universities to offer these courses to U.S. students; and support programming and services on campus for all students by paying out-of-state tuition, funded largely by non-U.S. sources. Use the tool to explore detailed breakdowns of the data and analysis, including new data on the number of jobs created/supported in your state.

Source: NAFSA: Explore International Education - The International Economic Value Tool


Below is a summary of the Economic Benefit for California

  • Fall 2002 Number of International Students: 81,395
  • Fall 2011 Number of International Students: 102,789
  • Fall 2002 Economic Benefit: $ 1,770 Million
  • Fall 2011 Economic Benefit: $ 3,215 Million
  • Fall 2002 Jobs supported by International Students: 32,762
  • Fall 2011 Jobs supported by International Students: 39,265

Nationally in 2011 - 2012, 2,089 direct jobs and 3,472 indirect jobs resulted from having international students on campus.

In California in 2011 - 2012, 16,318 direct jobs and 22,947 indirect jobs resulted from having international students on campus.

The following results in the creation of jobs from SPENDING within each category for California:

  • Higher Education 68%
  • Accommodation 14%
  • Dining 7%
  • Retail 6%
  • Telecommunications 3%
  • Transportation 1%
  • Health Insurance 1%

CALIFORNIA FACT SHEET:NAFSA: The Economic Benefits of International Students to the U.S. Economy Academic Year 2011-2012

Source: NAFSA: Explore International Education - The International Economic Value Tool

SEVP Director Lou Farrell Discusses Next Steps for SEVIS

Watch the short video on the Study in the States website to hear the enhancements to SEVIS that SEVP is working on. You may be pleased to see some you've been hoping for, such as easier navigation to and from alert lists.

SEVIS Way Ahead Video


WES ORGANIZATION new Briefs on International Students/p>

International Student Mobility Trends 2014: The Upward Momentum of STEM Fields.
This brief examines :

  • Comparative international enrollment trends in STEM fields in the four major English-language destination countries: U.S., UK, Australia and Canada.
  • Primary STEM markets pursuant to international recruitment in the U.S.
  • Insights on international STEM students' information needs and behavior.

Trends and Strategies for Attracting International Students to U.S. Public Health Programs.
This brief examines:

  • Current mobility patterns and near-term forecast of international students pursuing public health degrees in the U.S.
  • The profile, motivations, information needs and behavior of U.S.-bound international students seeking master's degrees in public health.
  • Actionable strategies to attract best-fit international students to schools or programs of public health.


The China Daily reports that the growth in the number of Chinese students seeking to study overseas is slowing. In 2013, about 413,900 students went overseas to study, an increase of only 3.58% from 2012. In recent years, a number of the world's best-known higher education institutions established schools in China by partnering with Chinese education bodies, providing more options for Chinese parents and students seeking quality education. This partly slowed the pace of Chinese students heading overseas, education experts said. This change may be a result of other factors, alongside the growing number of higher quality joint campuses in China. For example, domestic Chinese universities are improving in quality and in ranking worldwide. Also, a growing number of Chinese are choosing to return to China after working and studying abroad, only to discover that a foreign degree no longer commands a significant premium in the Chinese labor market. International universities and colleges will increasingly be challenged to re-define and broaden the service they are providing their consumer with employment skills development, job experience and job placement post graduation. Recognizing that many international markets are very “outcome” focused in selecting a study destination, the institutions that best compete in global markets may well be those that go beyond thinking of their service as “academic training leading to a degree or diploma” to more broadly package employment and actualization outcomes in their offerings

Source: China Daily: Growth in numbers studying abroad slows


The SoCal District is partnering with LA PIER to sponsor a special LA PIER meeting on July 25 to introduce Southern California’s first SEVP Field Representative, Adeli Nol. Adeli will discuss the role of the Field Reps, how they will interact with schools, answer questions, and explain what to expect during a visit. And, pending final confirmation, Special Agents from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) have also been invited to present and answer questions. We ask that offices initially send no more than two representatives to the meeting so the greatest number of schools can be represented. If space permits, we’ll remove this restriction closer to the actual meeting date. If you previously RSVP’d directly to the LA PIER listserv, you do not need to do so again.

Location: OTIS College of Design (Main Campus), 9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Parking: Parking is free. You may park anywhere in the garage beginning on the 2nd floor

Meeting Room: Ahmanson Hall which is directly across from the parking garage

Food: Continental breakfast provided.

Contact info:



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.


The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. For Summer 2014, 35 awards were given nationally to community colleges - of which 9 went to CCIE member colleges

Congratulations California ! This is the largest group of Gilman Recipients ever !

Congratulations to the following students:

  • Julia Gordon Butte College Costa Rica
  • Vanessa Oropeza Alma Cerritos College China
  • Quinn Lima College of Marin Peru
  • Dorsa Jahanbakhsh Saddleback College Spain
  • Jesika Gonzales San Diego City College France
  • Kyle Tortajada San Diego Mesa College Spain
  • Eric Cho Santa Monica College South Korea
  • Jordan Coffey Solano College United Kingdom
  • David Hodges Southwestern College Spain


The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. For Fall Semester 2014, 11 awards were given nationally to community colleges - of which 5 went to CCIE member colleges

Congratulations to the following students:

  • Becerra Alma Mount San Antonio College United Kingdom
  • Brunston Brianna Mount San Antonio College Costa Rica
  • Quinn Lima College of Marin Peru
  • Campos Nancy Mount San Antonio College Costa Rica
  • Vossburg Mercedes Mount San Antonio College Costa Rica
  • Ochoa Mariluz San Diego City College United Kingdom


Steven Davis, Director, Global Education and Career Development Abroad created a video profiling the Los Angeles Southwest College Spain 2013 program. This is an inspiring video that captures the benefits of studying abroad for all students. For additional information, contact Steven Davis at

Here's a video of the LASC summer 2013 program: GlobalEd Presents LASC's Summer 2013 Seville, Spain Program


San Jose City College invited David Smith to be part of its Middle Eastern Heritage Week


Coordinated a Street Law faculty development program to emphasize Peace Studies, community mediation, and advancing the notion that a community college should be in the forefront of peace in the community.


With the gracious grant we received from CCIE, College of the Canyons seeks to further internationalize the campus by promoting an increase in the number of multicultural activities and events offered. In Fall 2014, students, staff, and faculty will be given an iCOC (International COC) Passport to experience the diversity on campus. The passport includes a list of the cultural activities for that semester. Currently, we have a plethora of programs coordinated by different offices, committees, faculty, staff, and students on campus that have a cultural diversity theme. Some of these include international film showings, cultural heritage potlucks, and diversity speakers' series. iCOC will bring all these under one umbrella and help highlight, celebrate, and promote the international dimensions of these campus programs. iCOC will solicit program information to be included in the passport. Participants will receive a stamp in their passport after attending the program. At the end of the semester, those who attend at least 4 of the activities on the passport will be entered into a drawing for a raffle prize. The raffle prize winners (1 student and 1 faculty/staff) will be crowned as the “iCOC Ambassadors” of the year at a celebratory gala.


San Diego City College is offering a program in Antigua, Guatemala and need a few more students. Please share this information to help them. In additional to studying Spanish at the Union College of Spanish, there are also opportunities for students to volunteer in local social work projects. 2 week program: June 28-July 12 ($ 2575, includes air) or 4 week program: June 28-July 26 ($ 2975 includes air). Please contact Rosalinda Sandoval 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 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


  • May 26-31: NAFSA: Association of International Educators, San Diego.
  • May 25-27. Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE). Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario
  • June 13-14. Organizing Education – Sociological Approaches, Analyses and Findings 13–14 June 2014, Basel, Switzerland
  • June 16-18. International Consortium for Educational Development (ICED) 16-18 June 2014, Stockholm, Sweden
  • July 2-3: Higher Education Academy (HEA). 2-3 July 2014, Aston University, UK
  • August 25-27. Higher Education and its Principal Mission: Preparing Students for Life, Work, and Civic Engagement. 11th International Workshop on Higher Education Reforms. Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland
  • August 27-30. European Association for Institutional Research (EAIR) 27-30 August 2014, Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • September 1-5. European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) 1-5 September 2014, Porto, Portugal
  • September 8-10. Consortium for Higher Education Researchers (CHER) 8-10 September 2014, Rome, Italy
  • September 16-19. European Association for International Education (EAIE) 16-19 Sept 2014, Prague, Czech Republic
  • November 20-22. International Forum pre-conference organized by the Council on International Higher Education (CIHE) of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). Washington D.C.
  • December 10-12. Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE). TBA

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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 June 1, CCIE Supporting Members for 2013 - 2014 are: Butte; Citrus; Coast District; Contra Costa District; El Camino; Gavilan; Hartnell; Lake Tahoe; Long Beach; Ohlone; Peralta District; San Bernardino District; San Diego District; San Jose/Evergreen District; San Francisco; San Mateo District; Santa Barbara; Santa Clarita; Santa Rosa; Shasta; Siskiyous; Solano; State Center District; West Valley-Mission District;

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