CCIE PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES

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.

CCIE ANNUAL MEETING: NOV. 21, 9:30 - 12:00 AT THE CCLC CONFERENCE AT THE SAN FRANCISCO HOTEL

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

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

9:30 – 9:45 Share updates
9:45 – 10:00 CCIE Institutional Grant Recipients Updates
10:00 – 10:30 CCC SOAR Project: Linking Study Abroad to Student Success
10:30 – 11:45 Mark Matsumoto
11:45 – 12:00 Collective Action

LESSONS FROM ABROAD STUDENT CONFERENCES

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.

INTERNATIONALIZING CURRICULUM WORKSHOP (INMP)

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 (http://www.icons.umd.edu/inp/index.html). 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 IN CUBA: EDUCATION CONFERENCE AND FACULTY/STAFF DEVELOPMENT: JANUARY 10 - JANUARY 18

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 rabyrl@aol.com.

FULL SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDY IN KOREA FOR SPRING 2014

CCIE has been awarded Full scholarships for Spring Semester 2014 to study in Soonchunhyang University in Korea. These scholarships for only for students from CCIE member colleges who are current with their dues. The scholarship includes the following:

  • Tuition
  • Airfare (up to $ 700). Students must buy their own tickets. When they arrive in Korea, there will be a bank account already in their name with half of the airfare amount reimbursed for their initial living expenses. When they complete the program, they will receive the second half of this money.
  • Room/board (not meals, books or daily expenses)
  • Weekly living expense support of 150,000 W (approximately $ 100)

Students take courses in Korean Language; Korean Cultural Experience and Heritage; Social & Cultural History of Korea; Korean/American Relations; Korean Political Economy; Korean Business and Economics; Understanding Korean Education; Comparative Family Systems. In addition, students will spend 15 hours per week in the "cultural and language ambassador" program in which they converse with Korean students studying at Soonchunhyang University and share cultural information. Academic credits offered by Soonchunhyang University, which is a fully accredited university. Students DO NOT NEED TO KNOW ANY KOREAN TO APPLY.

This is not a group study abroad program, but rather an individually designed program and as such, medical insurance must be obtained privately by an international insurance provider before arrival on campus. Your study abroad advisor on campus will be able to assist you with this criteria.

Soonchunhyang University was founded in 1978 and offers undergraduate programs in 5 colleges: Humanities; Social Sciences; Natural Sciences; Engineering and Medicine; and Graduate programs in 3 schools: Graduate School; School of Education and School of Industrial information. The university is located on Central West Coast of South Korea, and is located nearby famous resort destinations and cultural attractions. There is a custom of consuming alcohol, sometimes in excess, including in the dormitories on Korean campuses.

For an application, please contact Rosalind Raby at rabyrl@aol.com

THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ECONOMIC VALUE TOOL

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"

ECONOMIC BENEFIT FOR CALIFORNIA

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

GoingGlobal.COM PARTNERSHIP: WEBINAR TBA

GoingGlobal.com 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, GoinGlobal.com 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 dwarner@goinglobal.com. 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.

THE FORUM WORKSHOP ON STANDARDS OF GOOD PRACTICE

The Forum on Education Abroad will deliver a full-day workshop, Student Learning, Development and the Academic Framework of Education Abroad, on Friday, October 4th in Santa Clara, California. Hosted by Santa Clara University, this workshop will address Standards 2 and 3 of the Forum's Standards of Good Practice. Standard 2 focuses on topics related to the academics of education abroad, such as inter-cultural understanding, language and communication, and academic growth, and Standard 3 concentrates on the academic policies and structures that support learning, such as credit and coursework, academic integration, advising and career planning. This workshop is designed to be highly interactive, timely and informative, and attendees will actively participate in discussion and analysis of case studies. Upon completing the workshop, participants should be able to use these Standards to improve policies and practices for their own programs.

Standards of Good Practice Workshop: Student Learning, Development and the Academic Framework of Education Abroad
Date: Friday, October 4, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Santa Clara University

Click here to Register!

Source: Workshop Santa Clara 2013

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK 2013 WEBSITE IS LIVE

The US. Sponsored International Education Week (IEW) 2013 website has officially been launched. The new IEW 2013 site includes promotional materials, ideas of how to be involved in activities, and opportunities to post and view planned events around the world. In addition, the IEW Facebook fan page has been updated and may be accessed through the IEW website. You may also join the IEW listserv which will feature regular updates on IEW activities. When referring to IEW on social media, please use the hashtag #IEW2013.

Source: International Education Week

PLEASE share information on your college's upcoming International Education Week activities for the next CCIE newsletter.

GLOBAL LEARNING RUBRIC

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: Global Learning Rubric

ACE MAPPING INTERNATIONALIZATION ON US CAMPUSES

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

FULBRIGHT INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION ADMINISTRATOR SEMINARS

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

Dates

Applications are due November 1 and February 1.

Application Instructions

Instructions for completing an IEA application can be found at www.cies.org/IEA/Application.htm.

Contact

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

2014 CIEE INTERNATIONAL FACULTY DEVELOPMENT SEMINARS

CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars offer faculty and administrators access to the rich academics, diverse intercultural experiences, and innovative approaches to learning and problem-solving needed to enhance syllabi, internationalize curriculum, and increase global understanding on campus-bringing international education directly to students. For more information, visit www.ciee.org/ifds.

BRING U.S. SCHOLARS AND PROFESSIONALS TO YOUR CAMPUS THROUGH THE FULBRIGHT SPECIALIST PROGRAM

The Fulbright Specialist Program provides higher education institutions outside the United States with the opportunity to draw on the expertise of U.S. scholars and professionals to accomplish short-term projects (activities include lecturing, teacher training, curriculum development, needs assessments). The program is designed to award grants to qualified U.S. faculty and professionals, in select disciplines, to engage in short-term collaborative 2 to 6 week projects at host institutions in over 100 countries worldwide. International travel costs and a stipend are funded by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating host institutions cover grantee in-country expenses or provide in-kind services. Project activities focus on strengthening and supporting the development needs of host institutions abroad and do not fund personal or clinical medical research and related projects involving patient contact. Eligible activities include short-term lecturing, conducting seminars, teacher training, special conferences or workshops, as well as collaborating on curriculum planning, institutional and/or faculty development. U.S. faculty and professionals apply to join a Roster of Specialists for a five-year term. Roster candidates are reviewed by peers in the same discipline, and by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB).

How to Request a U.S. Fulbright Specialist: Foreign institutions interested in requesting a Fulbright Specialist must make their request through their local Fulbright Commission or the Public Affairs Office at the U.S. Embassy in their home countries. The form for requesting a Specialist is now available online to Fulbright commissions and embassies. Projects must be reviewed and approved by the home-country Fulbright office and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. For more information about the Fulbright Specialist Program, including how to join the roster of Specialists, how to request a Fulbright Specialist, how to develop a project and more, please visit: http://www.cies.org/Specialists

RANGSIT UNIVERSITY IN THAILAND

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

SPONSORSHIP UPDATES

This section provides updates on the various CCIE Sponsors.

IELTS-USA
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 www.ielts.org/usa.

CEA GLOBAL EDUCATION
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 universityrelations@GoWithCEA.com or visit www.GoWithCEA.com/GlobalCampus

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: Programforms@statravel.com

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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION - GENERAL INFORMATION

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.

IIE WHITE PAPER: INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AS AN INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITY HOW CAN TRUSTEES HELP MAKE "INTERNATIONAL" A PART OF EVERYONE'S EDUCATION

The Institute of International Education has released an updated version of its most recent white paper, "International Education as an Institutional Priority: What Every College and University Trustee Should Know." The white paper is intended help U.S. college and university presidents secure buy-in from Trustees and other leaders who may not be thinking globally, yet, and to help those who are doing so to articulate their vision.

To remain competitive, our nation's higher education must keep pace with the rapid globalization of our society over the last few decades, made possible by ever more rapid flows of ideas, technology, people, and information.

Leading higher education institutions have recognized this by "going global" and internationalizing their campuses. Yet surprisingly few colleges and universities make "international" a central part of what it means to become educated.

This paper distills some of the most essential information about international education that Trustees need to know as they address their institutions' strategic growth and planning, and help them formulate their institutional foreign policies.

For more information and to download the white paper free of charge, visit www.iie.org

MAKE "INTERNATIONAL" A PART OF EVERYONE'S EDUCATION

The Institute of International Education has released an updated version of its most recent white paper, "International Education as an Institutional Priority: What Every College and University Trustee Should Know." The white paper is intended help U.S. college and university presidents secure buy-in from Trustees and other leaders who may not be thinking globally, yet, and to help those who are doing so to articulate their vision. To remain competitive, our nation's higher education must keep pace with the rapid globalization of our society over the last few decades, made possible by ever more rapid flows of ideas, technology, people, and information. Leading higher education institutions have recognized this by "going global" and internationalizing their campuses. Yet surprisingly few colleges and universities make "international" a central part of what it means to become educated. This paper distills some of the most essential information about international education that Trustees need to know as they address their institutions' strategic growth and planning, and help them formulate their institutional foreign policies. For more information and to download the white paper free of charge, visit www.iie.org

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CORNER

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION IS BENEFICIAL FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

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

VIDEO ON USA HEALTH CARE

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 blindblom@envisageinternational.com | http://www.EnvisageInternational.com

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COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS

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.

WEST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE HOST IRAQ DELEGATION

On August 29, 2013, West Los Angeles College hosted a delegation of 11 Iraqi university faculty and administrators, along with their State Department chaperon and translators. The delegation was on a tour of institutions of higher education in the United States and while in Los Angeles they visited West Los Angeles College and UCLA. For centuries, Baghdad has had been a key seat of higher education in the Arab world. The current Iraqi higher education system is modeled on the British university system and has suffered greatly over the last two decades. Looking to rebuild and enhanced opportunities for students to start and advance their education, the Iraqi Ministry of Education and Scientific Research is seeking to support Iraqi students who are accepted into graduate programs at US colleges and universities. Our visitors were very interested in learning how students from Iraq might be able to use the community colleges as a springboard for transfer to baccalaureate degree programs at the UC and CSU. The conversation was wide-ranging—from (i) what is a community college and what is its role in the American high education system, to (ii) programs and degrees offered and aligned with the UC and CSU, (iii) how do international student apply, (iv) how can West work with the Iraqi universities to facilitate student readiness for US baccalaureate degree programs, and (v) how community colleges are structured, operated, and governed. Two members of the delegation were fluent English speakers and the delegation was provided with simultaneous translators by the State Department. The conversation was enriched by West's college president, Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh, and two faulty members, Mohamad Alwash, PhD (Mathematics) and Yervant Bohgos, MD (Allied Health)—all of whom are native Arabic speakers. The Iraqi delegation quickly warmed to their hospitality and enthusiasm for the idea and role of West and other community colleges as models as Iraq begins to rethink and rebuild its higher education system. After a fruitful conversation, President Abu-Ghazaleh took the delegation on a tour of college facilities. After Los Angeles, they travelled to Massachusetts and New York before returning to Iraq.

Mark Pracher, Dean, sponsored programs

MERRITT COLLEGE RECEIVES FULBRIGHT-HAYS GROUP PROJECTS ABROAD GRANT

The Department of African American Studies at Merritt College has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education's 2012 Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Program. The title of the project is, Culture as Power: Teaching Afro-Brazilian History, Politics, and Culture--A Curriculum Development Project for Community College and High School Educators. The project reflects Merritt's deep-seated commitment to providing access to global education and Ethnic Studies for underserved, students of color and offers educators opportunity for professional development. Through this GPA project, 12 college and high school faculty and administrators, from Merritt College and its partner educational institutions in OUSD will travel to Brazil to conduct research on Afro Brazilian communities and generate new interdisciplinary curriculum for classroom use, district and statewide dissemination. The key objectives of the project are: Establish a Faculty Team to conduct in depth study and research on Afro-Brazilian history, politics, and culture.; Create new curricular products (i.e., new course outlines, revised course contents, learning modules/lecture content, on-line resources, and theme-based linked course offerings) that will expand course offerings at Merritt's and partner high schools; Increase the Brazilian Portuguese language competency for High School and Community College educators; and Disseminate these curricular products to community colleges and high schools.

COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS: 2 EDUCATION ABROAD WINTER TERM PROGRAMS

For additional information, contact Claudia Acosta at Claudia.Acosta@canyons.edu

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 noon to 1 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 5, 4 p.m. Sept. 17, 4 p.m. Oct. 2 and 6 p.m. Oct. 16 in Room 342 of Mentry Hall on the Valencia campus.

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 at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, and 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9 in Boykin Hall, Room 109.

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CCIE GENERAL INFORMATION

UPDATE YOUR COLLEGES´ INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS ON CCIEWORLD.ORG

Please review the CCIE web-site to make sure that you college is accurately listed. The CCIE web-site includes information on all programs related to international education and highlights awards, grants, and other information to showcase your college. Please send any updates to Rosalind at rabyrl@aol.com

The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE)
This web-site provides links to information about several initiatives including Foreign Language Programs, Community College Exchanges, and Diversity & Disability. The NCDE, administered by Mobility International USA and sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, assists international exchange programs in the process of including people with disabilities in all types of international exchange programs. Visit: www.miusa.org/ncde.

SCHOLARSHIP UPDATES & DEADLINES

Visit the CCIE web-site section to view various scholarship opportunities for students studying abroad and for international students studying at California community colleges. Please send information on any scholarship that your students have been rewarded that assist them gain international literacy skills.

Check the web-site for deadlines for:

Note: Special Scholarship Opportunities just for CCIE member colleges

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Oct. 8-11. Australian International Education Conference (AIEC)
    Canberra. http://www.aiec.idp.com/home.aspx
  • Oct. 16-18. Conference of the Americas on International Education (CAIE). Monterrey, Mexico http://www.caie-caei.org/en/
  • Nov. 3-6. Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
    Vancouver, Canada. http://www.caie-caei.org/en/
  • 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.

CCIE Corporate Sponsorship provided by:

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BENEFITS OF COLLEGE & DISTRICT CCIE MEMBERSHIP

Members of full status are entitled to:

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

As of 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;

Thank you all for processing 13/14 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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