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.


The deadline for the CCIE Annual Survey has been extended to Dec. 23.

There are 4 different surveys to be completed by different individuals on your campus. Please share this survey with the appropriate individual on your campus. Please be sure to complete all the pages in the survey.

Chancellor / President / CEO Survey: to be completed by the District Chancellor, the College President and/or CEO. If you are this person, please click here

CIO or International Education Director Survey: to be completed by the District or College CIO. This survey can also be completed by a campus International Education Director that holds a Dean or above position. If you are this person, please click here

International Student Director or Coordinator: to be completed by the individual who is responsible for the International Student Program. If you are this person, please click here

Education Abroad Director or Coordinator: to be completed by the individual who is responsible for the Education Abroad Program. If you are this person, please click here


CCIE announces the 2013-2014 Institutional Grant competition. The key elements to increasing international education at our colleges are the availability of programs and the building of a cohort of leadership. Hence, the purpose of these grants is to provide start-up funding for institutions wanting to either create a new international program or augment an existing international program and to create a new cohort of CCIE international education mentors. A total of two CCIE Institutional Grants will be competitively awarded to assist colleges overcome institutional barriers by better planning and implementing international education programs. Past grant recipients will help to mentor new awardees.

Amount of Grants: An institutional grant, up to $ 3,000, will be awarded to a CCIE member college that is current with their dues. The due date for the 2013-2014 Institutional Grant applications is February 10, 2014.


CCIE is extremely proud to announce the 2014 CCIE Student Scholarship competition.

The CCIE Student Scholarship is awarded to any student who attends a CCIE member college and participates in a study abroad program for Summer Session 2014. In case a student is unable to claim their award, the money will be returned to CCIE and given to competition alternates. There will be a total of four awards, each for $ 500.

This competition is open only to those colleges who are current with their dues.

For additional information and applications, please e-mail Rosalind Raby at


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 by getting an understanding of the Cuban educational system. 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. This program will emphasize the building of inter-cultural skills as well as provide enhance inter-cultural skills as well as provide internationalization materials that will allow participants to internationalize their classes and/or college programs. Please contact Rosalind Raby for additional information. For additional information, please contact Rosalind at Deposit deadline is November 4


CCIE offered a free annual meeting at the CCLC conference. This year, we were honored to have Mark Matsumoto from California ETEC as our special speaker. Highlights of the presentation will be placed on the CCIE web-site in a few weeks.


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!

Lessons from Abroad Returnee Conference - San Diego
LFA-San Diego will be on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at the University of San Diego!. Check out photos from the 2013 SD conference! Registration is $15 for students and will open soon. For more information go to

Lessons from Abroad Returnee Conference - San Francisco
March 1, 2014 at City College of San Francisco. Check out photos from the 2012 SF Bay Area conference! This is a great opportunity to network with other students and professionals. For more information go to

Lesson from Abroad Conference - Los Angeles: November, 2014.
Information forthcoming.


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: The International Student 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%

For more information, view California Fact Sheet

Source: NAFSA: The International Student Economic Value Tool

GOINGLOBAL.COM offers an 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:

a) 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.

b) search engine for all US Department of Labor visa applications and can be queried by occupation, location and employer.

c) 16 million-plus worldwide internship and job listings that are updated daily and searchable in both the local language and English.

For additional information, please contact Deborah Warner,


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


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 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


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 Dates - 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:


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.

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:



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




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.


Louise from Sweden: The conference was great! Interesting speakers, good networking and lots of new ideas for possible internships and volunteer work. We also went to a resume work shop that I believe all of us thought was very helpful in how to present ourselves and our skills and experiences. And of course getting to see the beautiful USC campus! So thank you Shelby for this opportunity!! I am really glad I went!
Shuwen from China: It was a really awesome conference for all of us. We not only enjoyed the conference, but also appreciated the campus. The very first speakers showed us a video made by a returnee from France, and we shared the same feelings with her. I went to 2 workshops, Travel Blogging & Journalism and Showcasing Your Experience: Resumes, Cover Letters & Interviews. We all felt the last workshop, the resumes one, was very helpful. We were hoping to go for the International Career workshop, but the room was full, so some of us left earlier. We would love to share about what we've learned from the resume workshop to everyone on Friday, since we found out that it may be useful for those who are willing to find an internship. The lady that lead this workshop introduce us about CPT ( Curricular Practical Training), can you explore that more for us on Friday also? Anyway, it was a fantastic journey and great experience. Thank you so much!
Gustavo from Venezuela: I think we all enjoyed it a lot. Their guest speakers were really good and talked about experiences that we all can relate to. They also gave pretty good guidance on how to create a really good resume and how to use our international experience to our advantage. Personally, I think the best part was sitting down with other students (Mostly American) that have gone abroad, and want to talk to you about their experiences. Nowadays, It is not that easy to find people interested in the world around them. So I appreciated being able to sit down with a handful of people who went to South America and had a genuine interest in my culture and my experience here. I definitely recommend it for any future international students, specially ambassadors.


San Diego Mesa College celebrated International Education Week with activities sponsored by the Global Awareness Committee. Details on the events can be found at: and our facebook link:


Fresno City College was awarded a $2200 Institutional Grant from CCIE to pay our Denmark Program Coordinator Rebecca Benas to expand our Denmark exchange program. For the past five years, we have hosted 15 students from Denmark. This year is the first year we are sending students to Denmark from our business and applied tech programs. We are sending students from business, construction, culinary arts, and automotive tech. Our students will study at Mercantec Institute in Viborg, Denmark.


Deputy Chancellor Jim Keller and Vice Chancellor Jing Luan of San Mateo Community Colleges District were invited as Keynoters at the 2013 international conference hosted by CEAIE. China Education Association for International Exchange is the only organization responsible for coordinating international exchange and cross boarder articulation and accreditation in China and is directly affiliated with China Ministry of Education. Mr. Jim Keller talked about how American community colleges operate and confront challenges in an ever-changing global economy. Dr. Jing Luan talked about how Chinese 2-year colleges respond to a market driven economy. Both speeches were well received judged by the number of times others cited our content and post-speech follow-ups. Both Jim Keller and Jing Luan enjoyed a private dinner hosted by the head of CEAIE and discussed the policy and future development of China’s Ministry of Education and international exchange.


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 Spring Semester, 2014, 21 awards were given nationally to community colleges - of which 12 went to CCIE member colleges

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

Congratulations to the following students:

  • Maria Cabrera Citrus College CA Spain
  • Jorge Rodriguez Grossmont College CA Spain
  • Vinson Chao Mt San Antonio College, Walnut CA Taiwan
  • Gloria Gutierrez Mt San Antonio College, Walnut CA Spain
  • Endy Hernandez Mt San Antonio College, Walnut CA Taiwan
  • Emily Le Mt San Antonio College, Walnut CA Taiwan
  • Anthony Mestas Mt San Antonio College, Walnut CA Taiwan
  • Isabel Sandez Mt San Antonio College, Walnut CA Spain
  • San Luz San Diego City College CA Spain
  • Alfonso Solano San Diego City College CA Spain
  • Rachel Gonzales San Diego Mesa College CA Spain
  • Noel Albertsen Sierra College CA Italy



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


  • February 21-24. CCID National Conference, Las Vegas
  • April 2-4. Forum on Education Abroad Conference, San Diego
  • April 29-May1: Going Global 2014 Conference
  • May 26-31. NAFSA: Association of International Educators, San Diego.

CCIE Corporate Sponsorship provided by:

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Members of full status are entitled to:

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

As of December 1, CCIE Supporting Members for 2013 - 2014 are: BButte; Citrus; Coast District; Contra Costa District; Gavilan; Hartnell; Long Beach; Ohlone; San Bernardino District; San Jose/Evergreen District; Peralta District; San Francisco; San Mateo District; Santa Barbara; Santa Clarita; Shasta; Siskiyous; Solano; State Center District; West Valley-Mission District;

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