CCIE PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES

CCIE PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES

CCIE DUES FOR 2015-2016

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 2015-2016 dues. 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. 19, 9:00 - 12:00 AT THE CCLC CONFERENCE AT THE Hyatt Regency, SFO Burlingame

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. 19. Please RSVP to Rosalind Raby at rabyrk@aol.com.

9:00 - 9:20  Introductions and CCIE Activity Updates Donna Cameron, IELTS-USA
9:20 - 10:15  Invited Speaker: Paul Bardwil, Global Education Foundation: "Legally Conducting Student Mobility Programs with Cuba."
CCIE is also honored to have two representatives of the Cuban Ministry of Culture who will be visiting the US for the first time in over 50 years !
Rita Maria Gonzales Diaz is the commercial director for the U.S. market
Migdalia Regla Torres Valdivia is the general manager
Both of these persons are in charge of arranging all cultural tours to Cuba and have the keys to open educational programs, as well programs in all of the arts.
10:15 - 11:15  Invited Speaker: David Smith, JD, MS, former Director, U.S. Institute for Peace: “The Peacebuilding - Workforce Success Connection: Why Students Need Conflict Sensitive Skills to Succeed at Work in Today's Global Environment.”
11:15 - 11:45  Reports from CCIE 2015 Institutional Grant Recipients
11:45 - 12:00  Open Discussion

CCIE WELCOMES A NEW VICE-PRESIDENTS: Vinicio J. López, Ed.D. & Sally Montemayor Lenz, Ed.D.

The new CCIE Vice-President, North for the 2015-2017 term is Vinicio J. López, Ed.D. who is the Dean of ESL, International Education, and Transitional Studies and City College of San Francisco.

CCIE also welcomes another new CCIE Vice-President, North for the 2015-2017 term, Sally Montemayor Lenz, Ed.D. who is the Associate Vice Chancellor, Educational Services, Contra Costa Community College District.

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarships: Why are so few California community college students accepted?

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is a congressionally funded program sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in education abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities.

Over 2,700 scholarships were awarded in 2014-2015. Of these, 112 were awarded to community college students, which represents 4.1% of the recipients. The Spring semester 2015 awards were given to 27 community college students, of which 9 came from California. The Summer 2015 Early Application awards were given to 7 community college students, of which 3 came from California. In total, 52 awards were given for Summer 2015 to community college students, of which 9 came from California. The Fall semester 2015 awards were given to 26 community college students, of which 9 came from California.

While CCIE is thrilled that so many of our students are earning these scholarships, when compared to universities, the community college award numbers are dismal.

Action needs to be taken. We have over 115 education abroad programs planned for 2015-2016. CCIE is advocating that each of these programs should have at least a few students acknowledged in the awards. There are basic strategies for each college to do to make this happen:

  1. make yourself familiar with the Gilman Scholarships, the application requirements, and their deadlines.
  2. educate your students about these scholarships and encourage them to apply
  3. work with your students to present a strong application
  4. when your students are successful, consider sharing what may have contributed that success to the CCIE Newsletter

Together we can build recognition of California community college study abroad and the needs of our students.

INTERNATIONALIZING CURRICULUM WORKSHOP (INMP)

Since 1993, 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. 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.

All CCIE college members are invited to participate in the 2015-2016 INMP program. This includes attending a free workshop on Internationalizing the Curriculum at Whittier College in November 2015 and then incorporating the INMP in one of their Spring 2016 semester classes. Faculty then work with INMP mentors during the Winter Term to prepare for their Spring Semester 2016 course. For additional information, contact Rosalind (rabyrl@aol.com).

WEST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE GOING GLOBAL CONFERENCE

West Los Angeles College will be hosting its Third Annual “Going Global” Conference on October 9th, from 8:30-12:45 (lunch included). The topic for this year’s gathering is “Creating the Global Educational Experience” and will be co-hosted in conjunction with Cal State Dominguez’s Center for International Study Abroad and Education, and UCLA’s East Asian and Latin American Studies Centers.

Flex credit will also be available to those community college faculty who want it.

The conference will be broken down into three segments. The first, the Open Plenary Session centers around the theme Creating a Global Education and its impact on: 1. the student
2 the college as an institution
3. opportunities for careers and professions
4. opportunities within the business community, commerce and diplomacy
5. as well as connecting people and entities here with counterparts and new opportunities in other countries.

The second segment consists of two breakout sessions. Session A, deals with Study Abroad and what does the data show regarding student success; as well as, opportunities to study abroad for the community college student AND Session B will focus on Case Studies in All Things Global from a Community College perspective. Participants can choose which session they would like to attend.

For Registration Contact: RuebenJ@wlac.edu
URL: http://www.wlac.edu/Global-Studies/News-Events.aspx

FULBRIGHT US SCHOLAR PROGRAM IN RUSSIA: APPLICATION DUE: OCTOBER 15

Community College Administrators Seminar
Objective: to prepare U.S. and Russian institutions to internationalize their campuses, broaden the scope of their programs and provide mobility opportunities.

Professional Profile: this award is open to community college administrators, such as presidents, vice presidents, provosts, deans, with the institutional authority for program development and international outreach. A PhD is not required, and applicants must have a minimum of five years' experience in community college administration.

Date/Length of Seminar: April 2016 for two weeks
Application Essentials:
* The deadline is October 15, 2015.

For application: Contact Rachel Boylan, Program Coordinator, Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), Institute of International Education (IIE)
rboylan@iie.org | www.iie.org/cies

ASIA INSTITUTE: ACADEMY OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SOUTHEAST SCHOLARSHIPS: DUE OCTOBER 15

The Asia Institute is offering the Academy of International Business Southeast Scholarship for students traveling to Asia in 2016. This is open to any students studying in Asia, not solely students on Asia Institute programs.
Total Amount: $1000
Open To: Undergraduate, Graduate and PhD Candidates involved in Asia based study abroad programs and/or research
Deadline: October 15, 2015
How to Apply: http://www.aibse.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/I-HYPERLINK-AIBSE-Asia-Insti tute-Scholarship-1.pdf

For information: Contact Bradley Feuling at info@asiainstitute.org.

FULL SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDY IN KOREA FOR SPRING 2016: DUE OCT. 30

CCIE has been awarded Full scholarships for Spring Semester 2016 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). It is suggested that students bring with them $ 100 - $ 200 for the first few weeks, especially if they want to travel prior to the beginning of school.

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

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.

CROSS-CULTURAL SOLUTIONS: SENATOR HARRIS WOFFORD GLOBAL SERVICE FELLOWSHIP: 2015/2016

Cross-Cultural Solutions (CCS) is proud to partner with California Community Colleges for International Education (CCIE) to offer the Senator Harris Wofford Global Service Fellowships. Senator Harris Wofford is a human rights advocate, co-founder of the Peace Corps, and global citizen. CCS offers volunteer abroad programs throughout the world.

This fellowship is awarded to CCIE member colleges who are current with their dues. The Fellowship is awarded to underserved students as well as to faculty-led groups for volunteering abroad in selected cities and on selected dates (see below) for their 2015/2016 1 week, 2 week and 3 week programs.

For an application to the 2015/2016 Senator Harris Wofford Global Service Fellowship/CCIE, please contact Rosalind Raby at rabyrl@aol.com

CCS is providing in-kind donations to cover the Fellowship portion of the program fee. This includes 50% of the published program fee cost at the time of the enrollment. A deposit of $ 350 will be due upon enrollment, which goes toward the remaining balance of your program fee. Program costs are approximately three thousand dollars for a two-week program and includes housing, food, airport pick up, insurance, cultural programming and events, volunteer placement assignment, structured feedback, 24 hr security, and detailed and comprehensive pre-departure and preparation process. Airfare is not included. Fellowships cannot be awarded alongside any existing discounts. Programs do fill-up and a hold can be placed on an available date up to 120 days before the program start date.

If a faculty-group would like to travel outside of the Fellowship start dates, Cross-Cultural Solutions can offer other start dates throughout the year at the regular and applicable group discount rate.

For additional information or to speak to program Alumni: 800-380-4777 or visit www.crossculturalsolutions.org or contact mailto:Cassandra@crossculturalsolutions.org/ Carlton@crossculturalsolutions.org

1-Week Programs

Cartago, Costa Rica Guatemala City, Guatemala Lima, Peru

October 11, 2015

May 14, 2016

September 12, 2015

November 8, 2015

May 28, 2016

September 26, 2015

December 6, 2015

October 10, 2015

December 13, 2015

October 31, 2015

January 10, 2016

December 12, 2015

January 31, 2016

January 2, 2016

February 14, 2016

January 16, 2016

February 28, 2016

February 6, 2016

March 27, 2016

February 20, 2016

April 10, 2016

March 5, 2016

April 24, 2016

April 2, 2016

May 22, 2016

May 7, 2016

August 28, 2016

May 28, 2016

September 18, 2016

August 20, 2016

October 9, 2016

September 10, 2016

October 30, 2016

September 24, 2016

November 20, 2016

October 15, 2016

December 4, 2016

November 5, 2016

December 18, 2016

November 19, 2016

December 10, 2016

Rabat, Morocco Volta Region, Ghana

September 12, 2015

October 3, 2015

October 3, 2015

November 14, 2015

November 28, 2015

December 12, 2015

December 19, 2015

December 26, 2015

January 16, 2016

January 9, 2016

January 30, 2016

January 23, 2016

February 13, 2016

February 6, 2016

February 27, 2016

February 20, 2016

March 12, 2016

March 5, 2016

April 9, 2016

March 19, 2016

April 23, 2016

April 2, 2016

May 7, 2016

April 16, 2016

May 21, 2016

April 30, 2016

August 20, 2016

May 14, 2016

September 17, 2016

May 28, 2016

October 1, 2016

August 20, 2016

October 15, 2016

September 3, 2016

October 29, 2016

September 17, 2016

November 19, 2016

October 1, 2016

December 3, 2016

October 15, 2016

December 24, 2016

October 29, 2016

December 31, 2016

November 12, 2016

December 10, 2016

December 31, 2016

2 & 3-Week Programs

Cartago, Costa Rica Guatemala City, Guatemala Lima, Peru New Delhi, India

September 27, 2015

May 14, 2016

September 12, 2015

September 5, 2015

October 11, 2015

May 28, 2016

September 26, 2015

September 19, 2015

October 25, 2015

October 17, 2015

October 3, 2015

November 8, 2015

October 31, 2015

October 24, 2015

November 22, 2015

November 14, 2015

November 14, 2015

December 6, 2015

December 12, 2015

December 5, 2015

December 20, 2015

January 2, 2016

December 19, 2015

January 10, 2016

January 16, 2016

January 9, 2016

January 31, 2016

February 6, 2016

January 23, 2016

February 14, 2016

February 20, 2016

February 6, 2016

February 28, 2016

March 5, 2016

February 20, 2016

March 27, 2016

March 19, 2016

March 5, 2016

April 10, 2016

April 2, 2016

March 19, 2016

April 24, 2016

May 7, 2016

April 9, 2016

May 22, 2016

May 28, 2016

August 13, 2016

August 28, 2016

August 20, 2016

September 3, 2016

September 18, 2016

September 10, 2016

September 17, 2016

October 9, 2016

September 24, 2016

October 8, 2016

October 30, 2016

October 15, 2016

October 22, 2016

November 20, 2016

November 5, 2016

November 5, 2016

December 4, 2016

November 19, 2016

November 26, 2016

December 18, 2016

December 10, 2016

December 10, 2016

December 31, 2016

December 24, 2016

Rabat, Morocco Kilimanjaro, Tanzania Volta Region, Ghana

August 29, 2015

August 22, 2015

September 5, 2015

September 5, 2015

September 12, 2015

September 19, 2015

October 3, 2015

September 26, 2015

October 10, 2015

October 17, 2015

October 17, 2015

October 31, 2015

October 31, 2015

November 7, 2015

November 21, 2015

December 19, 2015

November 21, 2015

December 12, 2015

January 16, 2016

December 5, 2015

December 26, 2015

January 30, 2016

January 2, 2016

January 9, 2016

February 13, 2016

January 16, 2016

January 23, 2016

February 27, 2016

January 30, 2016

February 6, 2016

March 12, 2016

February 13, 2016

February 20, 2016

April 9, 2016

February 27, 2016

March 5, 2016

April 23, 2016

March 12, 2016

March 19, 2016

May 7, 2016

March 26, 2016

April 2, 2016

August 20, 2016

April 9, 2016

August 20, 2016

September 17, 2016

April 23, 2016

September 3, 2016

October 1, 2016

May 7, 2016

September 17, 2016

October 15, 2016

May 21, 2016

October 1, 2016

October 29, 2016

August 27, 2016

October 15, 2016

November 19, 2016

September 10, 2016

October 29, 2016

December 3, 2016

September 24, 2016

November 12, 2016

December 24, 2016

October 8, 2016

December 10, 2016

December 31, 2016

October 22, 2016

December 31, 2016

November 12, 2016

November 26, 2016

December 10, 2016

December 31, 2016

FOUNDATION FOR GLOBAL SCHOLARS (FGS) SCHOLARSHIPS

Foundation for Global Scholars (FGS) is offering scholarships for students who are going to study abroad. Students beginning their study abroad program between January 1, 2016 – June 30, 2016 (inclusive), may lodge their scholarship applications starting on October 12, 2015. Applications will close November 20, 2015, 5:00 pm Mountain Time. Previously this application cycle/award period included program start dates from January through March only.

Program details, including criteria & requirements, as well as, timelines & deadlines can be found here: https://fgscholars.org/apply/

FGS, a Denver-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, inspires and equips young adults to tackle global challenges through international experience, leadership skills, and cultural competence.

2016 Summer Study Abroad Fellowship Opportunity, the Ifugao Archaeological Project in the Philippines

UCLA is offering community college faculty and students a 2016 summer study abroad fellowship opportunity, the Ifugao Archaeological Project in the Philippines. This program is open to all community college students who have finished their AA and/or transfer degree requirements. This is a six-week archaeological dig project in the northern Philippines run by UCLA Anthropology professor Stephen Acabado. Funding comes from a National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates grant. Students will receive $ 300/week stipends; round trip airfare; room & board; ground transportation expenses

Interested students can apply directly from the website (http://www.ifugao-archaeological-project.org/., The deadline is February 1, 2016.

English Language Fellow Program - Due Nov. 30

The English Language Fellow Program application for 2016-2017 AY cycle opens on September 8, 2015 and the priority submission deadline is November 30, 2015. This is a U.S. Department of State English Language Programs, Administered by Georgetown University CIED.

INTERNATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPS, AN ACE PUBLICATION

International Higher Education Partnerships, an ACE publication, provides a global review of standards and practices. This report identifies key issues in developing and implementing sound international partnerships, and explores strategies for addressing them effectively. It is based on an analysis of standards of good practice set forth by organizations in the U.S. and around the world, and includes examples and advice from a variety of programs and institutions. Download your PDF copy here.

Topics include:

  • Program administration and management:
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Faculty and staff engagement
  • Quality assurance
  • Strategic planning and the role of institutional leadership
  • Cultural and contextual issues:
  • Cultural awareness
  • Access and equity
  • Institutional and human capacity building
  • Ethical dilemmas and "negotiated space"

For more information, download the paper on best practices in international partnerships (International Higher Education Partnerships: A Global Review of Standards and Practices)

GLOBAL CAMPAIGN FOR PEACE EDUCATION: GLOBAL DIRECTORY

The Global Campaign for Peace Education is compiling a director of programs including at community colleges that focus on peace education. It is important that the education community know of the good work being done in U.S. and Canadian community colleges. If you haven't done so already, please provide information about your program.

Website: http://www.peace-ed-campaign.org/peace-ed-study-survey.html

3rd Annual National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar, October 23-26, 2015, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, VA

Registration is now open for this year's National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar to be held 10/23-26. Last year's program brought together 35 faculty from 16 community colleges in 12 states. Over 30 organizations and professionals from the areas of conflict resolution, peacebuilding, human rights, global education, and public policy presented. We screened two films, and visited the U.S. Institute of Peace, Organization of American States, U.S. State Department, and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. The 2015 program will look similar, but new presenters and site visits are planned.

For more information, please visit: http://www.nvcc.edu/campuses-and-centers/alexandria/academic-divisions/libarts/ips/peace.html

NOTE: Come meet David Smith at the CCIE Annual Meeting on November 19 at the CCLC convention.

FORUM ANNOUNCES 5TH EDITION OF STANDARDS OF GOOD PRACTICE IN STUDY ABROAD

The Forum on Education Abroad announces the publication of the 5th edition of the *Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad.* The Standards offer authoritative and comprehensive guidelines for the development, management, assessment and improvement of education abroad programming in order to make the experience as rewarding and meaningful as possible for students. Standards Committee Chair Andrea Custodi, (Alliance for Global Education) notes that the new Standards represent the strength, confidence, and expertise of a mature field—they clearly set and articulate a high bar for quality in education abroad programming, yet at the same time serve the needs of a wide and diverse membership. A new feature of this edition of the Standards is a dynamic, interactive web site that offers tools for users to navigate through multiple layers of content, ranging from broad principles and prompts for evaluation to essential expectations for implementing the Standards and best practice examples. The *Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad,* 5th edition (2015) is available to the public: www.forumea.org/resources/standards-of-good-practice.

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES, TECHNICAL COLLEGES, AND FURTHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS - REVISED EDITION

Paul Elsner, George Boggs and Judith Irwin announce the Revised Edition of their book Global Development of Community Colleges, Technical Colleges, and Further Education Programs - Revised Edition: International Research / Resource Guide. This book incorporates the work of more than 50 authors to profile the postsecondary or tertiary education systems in 35 countries. This publication is an important resource for policymakers and educational leaders who realize the necessity of preparing people for a changing, increasingly complex, technologically driven, and Interdependent global economy.

The book can be purchased at CreateSpace.com or Amazon.com"

AMERICAN STUDENTS STUDYING IN THE ENGLAND

Bath Spa University is one of many universities throughout the UK who welcome overseas students. Although a relatively small, close knit community of around 7,000 students, International students come from over 80 different countries and the USA is the second most popular cohort. Bath is renowned for being one of the most beautiful cities in the UK and boasts stunning architectural and historical sites such as the Roman Baths and the Royal Crescent. Bath is England’s only UNESCO World Heritage city and has been voted the ‘safest student city.’ Throughout the year, Bath Spa University students play a key role in many of Bath’s festivals, including the Bath Literature Festival, the Food Festival, the Song-writing Festival, and the world famous Jane Austen festival. The University is recognised as being a leader in the creative industries with a course portfolio ranging from art and design, creative writing, music, performing arts and fashion. A strong cultural element also runs through other subjects available including history, English literature, heritage and film. There are also various science and business related programmes available both at undergraduate and post graduate level. Students from the USA have the option to come to Bath for a full degree or an exchange, transfer or study abroad option.

Please do get in touch to find out more. We want to ensure students enjoy their university experience and take full advantage of what's out there!

International Relations team: m.white1@bathspa.ac.uk, www.bathspa.ac.uk/international

ACADEMY OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SOUTHEAST (AIB-SE) AND THE ASIA INSTITUTE SCHOLARSHIPS

In an effort to support the global competencies and knowledge of students interested in Asia, the Academy of International Business Southeast (AIB-SE) and the Asia Institute are collaborating to offer $1000 in scholarships supporting global learning experiences for students traveling to Asia in 2016.

These scholarships are open to all faculty engaged in International Business, so please feel free to share these details with your faculty and students if applicable. For more details on how to apply, download ASIA Institute Scholarship Information (.pdf)

In addition, the 2015 AIB-SE Annual Conference has received an overwhelming number of proposals, so the conference is sure to be a strong success! If you or your colleagues are interested to attend, please visit the 2015 AIB-SE Annual Conference website: http://www.aibse.org/2015-annual-conference

ASTANZA Q-SWITCHED LASER ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

Amount Awarded: $2,500 per recipient

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Eligibility: US citizens or permanent residents with a minimum GPA of 3.0 enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college or university in the upcoming semester.

Scholarship Page: http://www.astanzalaser.com/q-switched-laser-annual-scholarship

Please visit http://www.astanzalaser.com/q-switched-laser-annual-scholarship to see the details of our newly established scholarship.

CCIE MEETING THE CHALLENGE FOR IIE GENERATION STUDY ABROAD

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

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

MEETING THE CHALLENGE
From 2012-2013 to 2013-2014, CCIE member colleges increased both their study abroad program offering and the overall number of attending students. During the 2013-2014 academic year, 27 more study abroad programs were added state-wide and 481 more students. Growth is continuing for 2014-2015 with an expected 115 programs being offered during Fall Semester, Winter Break, Spring Semester and Summer sessions to California community college students.

COMPARISON BETWEEN 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 PROGRAMS

Term Programs Term Programs Student Increase
Fall Semester 2012-2013 16 Fall Semester 2013-2014 14 39 (decrease)
Winter/Spring Break 2012 - 2013 13 Winter/Spring Break 2013 - 2014 7 91 (decrease)
Spring Semester 2011 - 2012 18 Spring Semester 2014 18 2 (decrease)
Summer 2011-2012 46 Summer 2014 69 520 (increase)
TOTAL PROGRAMS 93   108  

ABERDEEN BUSINESS SCHOOL, SCOTLAND

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

JAPANESE AMERICAN CITIZEN LEAGUE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

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

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

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 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/.

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.

Learn more information about the Fulbright Specialist Program, including how to join the roster of Specialists, how to request a Fulbright Specialist, how to develop a project and more!

Learn more about
Fulbright Specialist Program

A TRIBUTE TO DONALD R. CULTON

California Colleges for International Education (CCIE) is saddened to share the passing of Dr. Donald R. Culton on April 2, 2015. Dr. Culton was the first-full-time administrator for international education at a California community college and was one of the pioneers in the field since the 1960s. He began his career as a faculty member in History at Shasta Community College and continued his teaching at Los Angeles Harbor College where he later became the Dean of Off-campus Education. In this position, in the 1970s, he initiated one of the first community college study-abroad programs in the nation to Mexico. In the next few years, Don pioneered several semester study abroad programs which later became the norm for California community colleges. Don was among the first in the nation to develop Branch campuses in Asia for community colleges, initiated wide-spread internationalizing curriculum programs, and championed unique student services for international students. Don retired as Director of International Education for the Los Angeles Community College District in 1998. In his post-retirement career, he continued to consult for colleges and universities on study abroad and international student programs. CCIE extends its deepest sympathies to Dr. Culton's family at this difficult time.

There is no question but that Don was the founder of study abroad in California community colleges. His leadership, intelligence, knowledge and willingness to share inspired the development of generations of international educators. Don loved to mentor the next generation and would freely share his time, historic memory, and stories of pioneers in the field. Don formed the non-profit consortia California Colleges for International Education (CCIE) which continues to serve community college internationalization advocacy needs today. Don fully believed in and supported the community college mission of open access. He loved the concept and outreach provided by community colleges and believed that education in general, and international education in particular, should be experienced by all students and not just the wealthy. His international educational policies celebrated open access and made international education accessible to everyone, regardless of college size or income and regardless of student standing or GPA. Throughout the decades, Don remained loyal and dedicated to his mission to provide international experiences to community college students and faculty.

Don was a maverick, a entrepreneurial pioneer, a compassionate leader, and a man of the highest integrity. Don's passion for health, safety and legal issues led him to develop the first policies and standards in the field of community college international education, including how to start a program, how to protect the college legally, how to build contracts with third party study abroad providers and lay the groundwork for the shared program construct which resulted in enhancing offerings, internationalization experiences, and of course how to reach more students. Most of these policies are still being used by community colleges throughout the country today. His belief in collaboration resulted in his bringing together like-minded voices from throughout the state, at a time, when communication was limited due to physical distance. Don was also a founding member of the Southern California Consortium on International Studies (SOCCIS), a voluntary association of public and private colleges and universities established in 1972 for the purpose of sharing resources to further international studies in the southern California region. He loved to connect international educators across institutions and across the globe with the intent to create innovative low-cost abroad opportunities for faculty and students. Finally, Don's trust in advocacy worked to change state laws, and create a context where, at one time, the community colleges were sending more students to study abroad than the UC and CSU universities combined.

For those of you who would like to write to Don's family, he is survived by his wife, Josefina, and his two sons Christian and Ryan, letters and cards can be sent to : Josefina Culton, 5701 S. Kiyot Way # 6. Playa Vista, CA. 90094.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, that donations be sent to the Dr. Donald R. Culton Fund for Advancing International Education at Community Colleges. Should you wish to make a contribution, you may send a gift to California Colleges for International Education (CCIE) with a notation indicating that it is for the Dr. Donald R. Culton Fund: Att: Thomas Torres. Peralta Community College District. 333 East Eighth St.. Oakland, CA. 94606.

Please join with me in extending our memories and sympathy to Don's family during this time of loss and remembrance.

SPONSORSHIP UPDATES

This section provides updates on the various CCIE Sponsors.

AIFS
AIFS is recognized as a leading provider of study abroad programs. Since 1964, over 1.5 million students have traveled abroad with AIFS. With more than 50 years of experience, we have the resources and experience to provide what our students want and need in a study abroad program, and to safeguard their welfare around the globe.

Unlike many other study abroad programs or independent study options, AIFS program fees are guaranteed in dollars. Our program fee is also all-inclusive, making it simple for you to live and study abroad and experience all that the world has to offer.

AIFS offers a wide range of unique programs in Asia, Australia, Europe, South Africa and the Americas. Most AIFS campuses offer courses in English or in foreign languages from beginner to advanced levels, so you don't even have to know a foreign language to study abroad.

For more information, visit http://www.aifsabroad.com/

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

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

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

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.

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

The Andean Center for Latin American Studies (ACLAS) facilitates customized, faculty-led study programs for a wide range of academic disciplines. Support and facilitation services include instruction, service learning, homestays, etc. For information, please contact Stacy West: swest@aclas.org

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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

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

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CORNER

USCIS Updates

Written by Amy Yan, NAFSA Region XII Community College Rep
- USCIS takes longer the 90 days to process OPT requests. Please remind students when they apply for OPT.
- USCIS will deny students' requests (I-539 reinstatement or I-765 employment) if they use different names from the one in their passports. Please remind students who have changed their names.
- All documents submitted to USCIS must be translated into English and the translation must be certified.
- All documents submitted must be clear and legible. Otherwise, requests/petitions can be denied.

Types for a Paperless Office
- Scan documents to PC instead of mass storage.
- Scan passport information page and visa page or other required documents with an iPod or iPhone during check in.
- Use a clear clipboard to press documents to be scanned for a high quality document.
- Do not save documents in shared drive for data security. Use USB.
- Save documents with student college ID.
- Use software to guarantee multi-page documents quality, for example, use Ex Turbo Scanner
- Consider jpeg to conserve storage space.
- Document image and management software: NOLIJ, ISSM, Terra Dotta, Supasis.
- Provide on-line workshops. (I'll find out what A &R uses to store e-files and create a section for the ISC files.)
- Presenter suggested to buy an ID scanner from Amazon at $30. It can be used for check-in, walk-in, and appointments.

Types for E-files
- Create web forms which are fillable on-line, example, application, request forms
- E-newsletters (software to generate newsletter at price of $100 with a 30-day free trial Email notifications

When Mistakes Are Made: Dealing with Advising Error
- Mistakes are part of business and they happen. When error occurs, remain calm. Don't rush to apologize to students.
- Never play blame game. There is no judgment.
- Tell student that you need time to resolve it and you will do some research to find the best way to solve the problem.
- Consult with you colleague, PDSO, attorneys you trust; call your region peer for different perspective to help you find another solution.
- Discuss the scenario in the office and avoid the same mistake from happening in future.
- Create standardized quality control checklist.
- Stamp all appointments and documents received.
- Develop a buddy system in your office. Have a second advisor review or proof read any requests that go to USCIS.
- Create a small contingency fund for the cost of mistakes. For example, refiling reinstatement, OPT etc.
- Don't let paper mountain grow. Ask for help when you feel overwhelmed.
- Schedule time at the end of each day to review your advising notes and paperwork. Give opportunities to catch errors or follow up on complex advising situations. At University of Oregon, ISSS has the policy to save 1 hour before office close each day for all advisors to focus on reviewing potential possible errors made during the day.

Create system in place to stream line priorities.
- Be open and flexible.
- It is also important to know when DSOs can band the law and policy.

WES ORGANIZATION BRIEFS ON INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

WES ORGANIZATION new Briefs on International Students

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

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

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

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

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT INSURANCE OFFERS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS VIDEO

International Student Insurance, an Envisage International Company is now offering a video for use on Mental Health Awareness for International Students.

To watch the video, visit http://www.internationalstudentinsurance.com/explained/mental-health-video.php

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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.

CCIE Institutional Grant Recipients

CCIE is proud to announce the recipients for the CCIE 2015 Institutional Grants. Grants were awarded to increase international education at our colleges and at the same time to build a cohort of leadership. Institutional Grants were awarded to Los Angeles City College, Lake Tahoe College, Peralta District and Shasta College. Description of the awarded projects will be included in the September newsletter. The duedate for the 2016 CCIE Institutional Grants competition will be in February, 2016.

CCIE 2015 STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

CCIE is proud to announce the recipients for the CCIE 2015 Student Scholarships. Scholarships were awarded to broaden the student population that studies abroad by supporting community college students who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. The duedate for the 2016 CCIE Student Scholarships competition will be in March, 2016. Congratulations to the following:
Brenda Guzman (Los Angeles City College) who studied in Spain
Laura Bleeker (Shasta College) who studied in Honduras
Julia Carillo (Los Angeles City College) who studied in Spain
Jordan Abrams (College of the Canyons) who studied in Rome
Bawo Ijirigho (San Diego Mesa College) who studied in Paris
Crystal Homicz (Shasta College) who studied in Honduras

MEET A SADDLEBACK FACULTY WHO HAS BEEN LEADING STUDY ABROAD FOR 22 YEARS

Camenmara Hernandez-Bravo is a Professor of Spanish language, civilization, and literature and is the Department Chair of the International Languages and the Language Lab at Saddleback College. She has also been leading study abroad for 17 years. She has lead study abroad programs to Salamanca for 17 years and programs to Santander for 22 ears. She has also led study abroad programs to Peru, Brazil, and Cuba.

WEST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE STUDENT YOUTUBE PRESENTATION

Marceel E. Marchena who is an ASO Senator at WLAC studied abroad in Korea as part of the CCIE and Soonchunhyang University in Korea scholarship program. He created a short YouTube presentation regarding his experiences.

Please see the forth thumbnail at : www.Quiksnip.com/media-gallery

Thank you from Former Student Study Abroad Scholarship Recipient

Dear Miss Raby,

I am writing to tell you how I spent my scholarship funds I received. I received a $400 scholarship to help fund my trip to Honduras. I spent $135 on scuba equipment, $150 on my vaccination, $100 on scuba rentals and the rest on in-country spending. I'm also attaching some pictures from trip. My trip was so amazing and I was so grateful for the scholarship! Thank you so much!

Crystal Homicz
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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
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

  • October 1-2. IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad. Washington D.C.
  • October 8 - 10. Global Learning in College: Defining, Developing and Assessing Institutional Roadmaps. Hyatt Regency Pier 66. Fort Lauderdale, FL. Download Program (.pdf)
  • October 26 - 30. NAFSA Region XII. Hawaii
  • NOVEMBER 19: CCIE ANNUAL MEETING AT THE CCLC CONVENTION, SAN FRANCISCO
  • Nov. 22-25. Canadian Bureau for International Education Conference. Niagara Falls, CA.
  • February 19-22. CCID Conference. Orlando
  • February 21 - 24. AIEA Conference. Montreal Canada. For more info, visit AIEAWorld.org
  • March 6-10. CIES Conference. Vancouver
  • March 31-April 1. CSCC Conference. Dallas
  • April 18 - 21: AACC Convention. San Antonio, Texas
  • May 29 - June 3. NAFSA. Denver
  • June 1 - 2 : Going Global Conference. British Council. London

CCIE Corporate Sponsorship provided by:

Thank you!

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 2015 - 2016 are: Glendale; Peralta CCD; West Valley-Mission CCD; Ventura CCD
Note - we are in the middle of processing invoices and those received will be acknowledged in the November newsletter issue. Thank you all for processing your 15/16 dues and for helping to support international education at our community colleges

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.

Please support CCIE with Your Active Participation!

THE DONALD R. CULTON FUND FOR ADVANCING INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AT COMMUNITY COLLEGES

Dr. Donald R. Culton was the first-full-time administrator for international education at a California community college and was one of the pioneers in the field. Don helped to form the non-profit consortia California Colleges for International Education (CCIE) which continues to serve community college internationalization advocacy needs today.

The family has requested that donations be sent to the Dr. Donald R. Culton Fund for Advancing International Education at Community Colleges. Should you wish to make a contribution, you may send a gift to California Colleges for International Education (CCIE) with a notation indicated that it is for the Dr. Donald R. Culton Fund: Att: Thomas Torres. Peralta Community College District. 333 East Eighth St.. Oakland, CA. 94606.

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