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CCIE DUES FOR 2013-2014

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 2013-2014 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.


All members of the California community college community are invited to this free meeting held at the CCLC conference. The meeting is open to all Board members, administrators, faculty, international education practitioners and student government representatives.

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

  • 9:30 – 10:15 Updates on International Education around the state
  • 10:15 – 12:00 Special Speakers


The objectives of the conferences 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 conferences allow 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.

  • Lessons from Abroad Returnee Conference - SF Bay Area

    Saturday, October 5th, 2013 at the City College of San Francisco. Check out photos from the 2012 SF Bay Area conference! Registration information to be announced. For more information go to

  • Lessons from Abroad Returnee Conference - Los Angeles

    Sunday, November 3rd, 2013 at the University of Southern California. Check out photos from the 2012 LA conference! Registration is $10 for students and $ 20 for College Faculty/Staff. will open on August 1st. For more information, go to

    Register at :

    Registration includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, and parking.

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  • Lessons from Abroad Returnee Conference - San Diego. To be announced


For two decades, CCIE member colleges have participated in INMP, which is an on-line simulation of international negotiation that allows community college faculty from across the curriculum to infuse an international perspective into their classes. This is a specific program to help ALL faculty in ALL disciplines internationalize their curriculum ( Students negotiate on a range of international issues selected by the faculty members so that they can support the substance of their classes. Each participating classroom adopts the role of a different country and negotiates from the point of view of that country. At the conclusion of the project, students are familiar with the culture, economy, history and politics of other countries, the interrelationship of nations, the art of negotiation, and with the Internet. Community college faculty from all disciplines are invited to participate and former students acknowledge that this was an exceptional learning experience as they not only learn more about current issues and negotiations in general, but that they become more aware of the ways in which such issues affect them personally.

All CCIE college members are invited to a FREE workshop on Internationalizing the Curriculum, at Whittier College. The Date will be announced shortly. At the Fall Workshop there is a chance to talk about important international issues, have a presentation by experts in the field, and meet with others who will be involved in the Spring simulation. For additional information, contact Rosalind.


CCIE will be hosting an Education Conference and Faculty/Staff Development Program in Cuba. This eight-day program (includes one day to get to Miami) will enable California community college faculty and staff to meet and interact with Cubans educators to get an understanding of the Cuban higher education system, and to exchange views and information on the pedagogy and practice of education in Cuba and in the United States. The education conference will emphasize schools that are analogous to community colleges in Cuba. As early as 1962 when Fidel Castro declared it the year of education, thousands of Cubans marched across the country in a “literacy brigade” to substantially increase literacy in Cuba. Schools and teachers tripled and free education became a cornerstone of Cuban culture. As a form of faculty/staff development, this program will use personal reflection to build on the development of inter-cultural skills so that participants can return home to their colleges to internationalize curriculum that will then enhance students in their classes and the larger community in college activities. Participants will need to pay their own way, but if there are institutional funds, allocation will then be at the discretion of the institution. The anticipated dates are : January 10 - January 18, 2014. For details and RSVP information, please contact Rosalind at


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. In further support of ongoing advocacy efforts to secure a common sense immigration process that works for all of us, NAFSA has developed a new web-based, interactive tool designed to highlight the economic value international students and their dependents contribute to the U.S. economy. The tool was developed working closely with Indiana University-Bloomington's Office of International Services Information Services team, led by Jason Baumgartner, director of information services. In addition, for the first time, NAFSA's analysis includes data on the number of jobs created/ supported by the contributions of international students and their families 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 course work, 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.

Source: NAFSA: The International Student Economic Value Tool"


Below is a summary of the Economic Benefit for California from the NAFSA International Student Economic Value Tool

  • 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%

Source: NAFSA: California Fact Sheet


A report examining the California community college information is now on the CCIE web-page. This reports details a) international student numbers from California Community colleges in 2005, 2010 and 2012; and b) percentage of international students when compared to the college total student population.

SUMMARY: There are nineteen fewer international student programs in 2012 than there were in 2012, which resulted in fewer international students attending California community colleges which resulted in a loss of $ 59,176,000 for the state.

GoingGlobal.COM PARTNERSHIP: SEPT. 26 WEBINAR will offer a free Webinar on Sept. 26 for CCIE member colleges to become acquainted with their online resource that supports international programs, international students, study abroad, career offices and alumni. Since 99% of students involved in student mobility want to work abroad, resources allow students and faculty to network, make connections, and informally job search while in-country. The site provides guides for 80 locations across the United States and around the world that highlight:

  1. location-specific and sector-specific database that provides information on: work permit/visa regulations, cultural and interviewing advice that is location specific, professional and social networks, resume writing/CV guidelines that is location specific, employment trends and cost of living information, leading employers that is location specific and contacts, salary ranges, and industry and trade associations that is location specific and contacts.
  2. search engine for all US Department of Labor visa applications and can be queried by occupation, location and employer.
  3. 16 million-plus worldwide internship and job listings that are updated daily and searchable in both the local language and English.

CCIE has a partnership with GoingGlobal to offer a 90-day access for all students for CCIE member colleges this Fall semester. To have this access, representatives from your college need to participate in a one-hour online product demonstration on September 26 at 2:00 pm PST. The webinar requires phone/internet access.

To register, please contact Deborah Warner at If you are not available on the 28th, please let Deborah know and she is happy to register you for another product demo or schedule time to provide you with a personal tour. All CCIE members will receive a discount to GoinGlobal if you decide to purchase after the 90-Day trial access expires at the end of 2013.


Source: Alya Mishra26 June 2013 Issue No:27

India and the United States have announced eight new partnerships in fields including health, technology, energy and sustainable development, and training of human resources – amounting to around US$2 million – as part of the second round of the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative. The announcement was made at the India-US Education Dialogue in New Delhi last week, chaired jointly by Human Resource Development Minister MM Pallam Raju and US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Each project will receive an award of approximately US$250,000, which can be used over a three-year period, with the objectives of cultivating educational reform including online education, fostering economic growth, generating shared knowledge to address global challenges, and developing junior faculty at Indian and American institutions of higher learning. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US President Barack Obama announced the Obama-Singh Initiative in November 2009. Each government pledged US$5 million for the endeavour, for a total of US$10 million.

A memorandum of understanding was signed between the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) to set up community colleges in India. India has announced it will set up 200 community colleges over the next few years. “We will share the best practices and hand-hold Indian institutes in establishing community colleges across India. These will be sector-specific, needs-based courses catering to the markets of specific regions,” said Alice Blayne-Allard, associate vice-president of the AACC. Construction, hospitality, hotel management, healthcare and automobiles are key areas where the AACC will help Indian efforts, she said. According to Raju, the ministry was working with the AACC to develop a framework for community colleges in the country. “We're going to look at the importance of community colleges to meeting the demand for higher education on the horizon. Five hundred million students in India in the next nine years may need opportunities for community college education,” said Kerry while addressing the meeting.

The Institute of International Education also released a white paper titled The US Community College Model: Potential for applications in India.


A new IIE white paper sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in India examines the implementation of the U.S. community college model in India and the opportunities for community colleges to help meet the workforce needs of local communities in the world's third largest economy. The U.S. Community College Model: Potential for Applications in India, edited by IIE/India Director Namrata Jha, reflects a focus on education to equip young people with the skills they need to compete globally and in new fields. In the United States, the community college system works with local industry to produce graduates with immediately applicable skills. This paper explores ways in which the model can be adapted to meet the huge demand of Indian students for higher education and realize the full potential of the youth dividend and the profound way a well-designed, country-wide community college system could advance India's economic growth. The paper was officially presented at the U.S.-India Higher Education Dialogue, held on June 25. Workforce development and continued India-U.S. higher education collaboration were key issues for discussion at the Higher Education Dialogue. The dialogue was co-chaired by Secretary Kerry and India's HRD minister M.M. Pallam Raju.

Source: IIE: US Community College Model Potential For Application in India


Dr. Rahul Choudaha has an article on partnerships in India, which was published by University World News on August 17, 2013. The article, “Branch campus or partnerships – Or both?” includes partnership recommendations for U.S. and Indian higher education institutions. Dr. Choudaha says “The discourse around engaging with India needs to be reframed from a focus on branch campuses and their regulatory requirements to models and opportunities of partnership that align with the expectations of stakeholders."

The full article is accessible at


The Institute of Study Abroad Ireland is offering a visit for Study Abroad coordinators who are interested in setting up study abroad programs to Ireland. This trip will run in October, from 9-15 inclusive. The trip includes a mixture of field trips, sample lectures, cultural and educational amenities and opportunities. The ISAI covers expenses regarding accommodation, breakfast and dinner, all transfers, lectures and field-trips. Airfare to Ireland is not covered. APPLICATION DUE SEPT. 13 Niamh Hamill, Director of overseas marketing,


A new book, Peacebuilding in Community Colleges: A Teaching Resource has been publisehed. The book, published by U.S. Institute of Peace Press, is the culmination of 3 years of work, pulling together the stories of 23 educators, most from community colleges. The book includes outlines, activities, and syllabi to help guide curricular efforts.

Some examples from around the country include San Diego City College effort to make peace studies an approved discipline; Shoreline Community College's program on human rights and listening funded in part by USIP, the role of community colleges in preventing violence, and Montgomery College's collaboration with the City of Rockville, MD in placing interns with its human rights commission. Montgomery College in Germantown, Maryland in partnership with the International Humanitarian Law Program at the American Red Cross will host a 4-day seminar for community college faculty October 12-15, 2013 (with an optional reception on October 11) on global peacebuilding. This is a unique opportunity for faculty from across the U.S. to gather to explore issues of international conflict, peace, war, nonviolent approaches, humanitarian assistance, international law, and other issues that are increasingly important to address in “democracy’s colleges.” For information on the PROGRAM TO INCLUDE ARUN GANDHI (grandson of Mahatma Gandhi), COLMAN MCCARTHY (peace educator), REPRESENTATIVES FROM USIP AND THE OAS The seminar will feature speakers and visits by representatives from a range of DC based entities that focus on global peacebuilding including the U.S. Institute of Peace, Organization of American States, Search for Common Ground, International Humanitarian Law Program at the American Red Cross, and others. Most of the program will be held at Montgomery College’s Germantown campus (located just outside of Washington, DC) with one day of the program taking participants to DC based entities for briefings on their work.

For more information, visit Montgomery College Seminar

For additional information on Peacebuilding in Community Colleges: contact David Smith:


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


Applications are due November 1 and February 1.

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:


The British Council is pleased to announce the themes for Going Global 2014: 'Inclusion, Innovation, Impact'. Going Global 2014 will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center and will explore how innovation systems are formed, structured and driven globally and transnationally. Delegates will consider how talent to drive innovation is developed and how countries meet the challenge of providing sufficient high quality tertiary education to ensure the widespread inclusion and participation of their citizens. The conference will focus on what impact an internationalised higher and tertiary sector can deliver in these twin areas of innovation and inclusion. We will investigate how impact is delivered - and explore the outcomes for policy makers, funders, tertiary education stakeholders and the institutions themselves. The call for proposals is now open. Add your perspective to the debate by submitting a proposal before the deadline of October 4, 2013. Guidelines for submission are available on the Going Global website.

Please note that submissions will only be accepted via the online form.

The deadline for paper proposals is 4 October 2013.

The deadline for poster proposals is 20 December 2013.

For more information please contact:


Rangsit University in Thailand, a major private institution of over 25,000 students with an active international effort, is looking for a college or university to work with an Introduction to Asian Studies class next summer. Offered by the University's Rangsit International College, with classes in English, the program will be a three-week class designed as a familiarization with the field of Asian studies, with emphasis on Thailand, its politics, social life, religions and culture. Students will be able to attend directly, or go with any participating American schools. For further information contact Don Culton:


This section provides updates on the various CCIE Sponsors.

Never has international higher learning been more important than it is today for college students who are interested in joining an increasingly globalized workforce. The ability to work across multicultural environments, communicate across language barriers and lead increasingly diverse project teams has gone from what makes a job candidate leap to the top of the resume stack to what hiring managers use to weed out the unqualified. CEA Global Education shares in your commitment to connect more students with the education they need to succeed in today's world through study abroad. We've designed our Global Campus programs to foster hands-on intercultural learning through: a) Behind-the-scenes tours of museums and significant sites of interest, such as art restoration labs and government legislatures; b) Guest lecturers who contribute first hand experience and/or expertise regarding class discussions on topics ranging form the Holocaust to sustainability; c) Excursions to surrounding cities and countries to deepen students' cultural understanding of the surrounding region. The result is our students' ability to return to their home campus better equipped to articulate their experiences, newly acquired intercultural skills and, in many cases, improved language proficiency. We realize universities and colleges face a tough budget outlook this year. In recognition of those declining resources, we've redoubled our efforts to provide the kids of services universities and colleges need to connect more students to the advantages of international education. Those services include: a) Flexible programming; b) Integrated curriculum, approved and transcripted by the University of New Haven; c) Internationalfaculty and staff who reside in the cities they work and teach; d) Financial resources for student and faculty, including additional grants and scholarships for affiliate schools; e) One-on-one guidance to help students select the program that best fists their academic needs and goals. To find out more about how CEA Global Education can assist 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:



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


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




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 |



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.


Announces peace studies as an approved discipline


2 Education Abroad Winter term programs.

For additional information, contact Claudia Acosta at Education Abroad to Argentina. College of the Canyons will offer students the opportunity to travel to Argentina to studySpanish, international business and tourism from Jan. 3 to 26, 2014. The cost of the trip is approximately $3,095. Highlights of the trip include a tour of Buenos Aires, a hacienda excursion and a variety of cultural activities. Information sessions will be held on-campus in September and October. Education Abroad to Cuba. College of the Canyons will offer students the opportunity to travel to Cuba to study photography and geology from Jan. 11 to 18, 2014. The cost of the trip is approximately $2,975. Students will be able to tour Old and New Havana, a water treatment center, an orphanage and Las Terrazas, a self-sustained community and ecological reserve in the countryside, and the beautiful Santa Maria beach. Information sessions will be held on-campus in September.


The following students were awarded Full scholarships for Spring Semester 2013 and Fall Semester 2013 to study in Soonchunhyang University in Korea. These scholarships for only for students from CCIE member colleges who are current with their dues.

For information on the Spring 2014 competition, please contact Rosalind Raby at


  • 17 AWARDS GIVEN FOR SPRING SEMESTER 2013 !!! Congratulations to all
  • 10 AWARDS GIVEN FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS. Congratulations to all Students attended from City College of San Francisco, Irvine Valley, Los Angeles City College, Los Rios District, San Diego Mesa, Shasta College


  • 8 AWARDS GIVEN FOR SPRING SEMESTER 2012 !!! Congratulations to all
  • 6 AWARDS GIVEN FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS. Congratulations to all Students attended from Santa Rosa Jr. College, Shasta College, Solano College, Santa Monica College, and West Los Angeles College



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


  • Sept. 10-13. European Association for International Education (EAIE)
    Istanbul, Turkey
    October 22 - 26. NAFSA Region XII. San Jose
  • Oct. 8-11. Australian International Education Conference (AIEC)
  • Oct. 16-18. Conference of the Americas on International Education (CAIE). Monterrey, Mexico
  • Nov. 3-6. Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
    Vancouver, Canada.
  • Nov. 3. Re-Entry Workshop LA. At USC.
  • Nov. 4-8. NAFSA Region XII. San Diego
  • November 21. CCIE Annual Meeting at the CCLC Convention. San Francisco.
  • Feb. 21-24. CCID.
  • April 2-4. Forum on Education Abroad. San Diego
  • May 26-31. NAFSA: Association of International Educators. San Diego.

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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 September 1, CCIE Supporting Members for 2013 - 2014 are: Citrus; Long Beach; San Bernardino District; San Jose/Evergreen District; Peralta District; West Valley-Mission CCD;

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