CCIE DUES FOR 2017-2018

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, Institutional Grants and Student Scholarships. Pl ease make sure to place CCIE in your budget for the 2017-2018 and for 2018-2019 academic year. 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 wants to extend a warm greeting to our new Vice-President, South, Dr. Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh. Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh is the President of Grossmont Community College.


CCIE announces the 2018 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 three 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 2018 Institutional Grant applications is February 9. Please contact Rosalind at for an application.

UCLA Faculty Grant to Internationalize Curriculum - DUE February 23

The UCLA Asia Pacific Center and Latin American Institute announce Faculty Grants for any faculty at a CCIE member college that is current with their dues to internationalize their curriculum. With support from the U.S. Department of Education, these grants are available to faculty to create a new course or enhance an existing course to introduce international topics or perspective into the curriculum. Projects must be related to Latin America or Asia. For an application, please contact Rosalind Raby at

Five $ 1000 grants for faculty, from any discipline to internationalize their curriculum. NOTE: These grants are for work done in Spring and Summer 2018 for implementation in a Fall 2018 course. APPLICATION DUE: FEBRUARY 23. Faculty grants can be used grants to pay for travel expenses or to reimburse their time to revise curriculum. Faculty work in Spring and Summer 2018 for a final product to be included in a class in Fall 2018. The award includes access to the UCLA Library Collections. A project report, final syllabus or lesson plan, and a personal statement which reflects on the internationalization process is due on August 27, 2018. All faculty recipients are invited to present their findings at the CCIE Annual Meeting in November, 2018 at the Community College League of California convention.

CCIE-Asian Institute Student Scholarships to Study in Asia: DUE MARCH 12

In an effort to support the global competencies and knowledge of California community college students, CCIE and The Asia Institute will offer scholarships for California community college students to study in Asia. From 2018-2020, the Asia Institute will award a total of $ 7,500 to students from CCIE member colleges. Each year, two awards of up to $ 1,250 will be awarded. Scholarship applications are due March 12 and will be awarded by April 16.
1) Participate in an education abroad or internship abroad program in Asia between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.
Length: Short-term faculty-led program (2-8 weeks in length), semester length program, full year study abroad program, or an 6-week internship
Destinations: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong SAR), India, Indonesia, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
2) Scholarship monies can be used to reimburse tuition, airfare, or for use while abroad.
1) complete one semester at a California community college prior to submitting the application
2) attend a California community college at the time of application submission
3) participate in an abroad program offered by a California community college that is a current member of CCIE
4) students must travel to a destination which is different from the country that issued passport.
5) Applications include three short essays and description of an out-reach project that reflects on experiences abroad.

CCIE-Asian Institute Faculty Grant to Develop/Augment a Study Abroad Progam in Asia: DUE MARCH 16

In an effort to support the global competencies and knowledge of California community college students, CCIE and The Asia Institute will offer 1 faculty grant of $ 1,000 to develop or augment an education abroad program in Asia.

CCIE-KOREA SCHOLARSHIP: Fall 2018 Semester: Due April 23

For over 12 years, CCIE has worked in collaboration with Soonchunhyang University in Korea to provide full-scholarships for students to study for a semester in Korea. Scholarships are only for students from CCIE member colleges who are current with their dues. The application deadline for the Fall 2018 semester will be DUE April 23. The scholarship includes the following:
∙ Tuition (3,794,000 KRW/semester)
Global Village dorm fees (755,000 KRW/semester)
The Scholarship does not include
∙ airfare
∙ meals, books or daily expenses

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



Headquartered in San Francisco, ACCENT is a leading provider of customized study abroad programs to Europe. Since 1991, ACCENT has supported over 50,000 U.S. college and university students on over 2,500 customized study abroad programs based in Paris, Florence, London, Madrid and Rome. Beginning with its first community college partnerships in California in 1991, ACCENT has continued to offer affordable short-term and semester-length custom study abroad programs designed to meet the unique academic needs of the community college population. Through these efforts, ACCENT has enabled over 8,000 students from over 25 U.S. community colleges to study abroad over the past 25 years. In a given academic year, ACCENT currently partners with community colleges to design and support 10-12 custom study abroad programs, which send approximately 200 students abroad annually.

Building off of this long partnership with California community colleges, we are pleased to announce the launch of the ACCENT Community College Scholarship program as our pledge to increase access to study abroad among underrepresented students. In partnership with our travel agent, FROSCH Student Travel, ACCENT pledges to offer multiple merit and need-based scholarships of up to $3,000 in value for each semester study abroad program, and up to $2,000 in value for each short-term program with ACCENT. With the first student cohort set to launch in Spring 2018, selected students will serve as student ambassadors, contributing blog and newsletter posts that reach both student and professional audiences.

The goal of this initiative is twofold: to increase access to study abroad for community college students, while also continuing to place organizational resources and outreach into areas that support community colleges in order to address this critical gap in study abroad programming.

For information: Ashley Spinelli at or 414-835-3744. To learn more about ACCENT, please visit


The US Dept of State announced a new Travel Advisory System that appears to now be online as of January 10th. More information can be found at the US Overseas Advisory Council -
OSAC Report: Understanding the Consular Travel Advisory System - Understanding the Consular Travel Advisory System. The Travel Advisory System purpose is to help U.S. citizen travelers abroad make the right decisions to keep themselves safe and secure. That system has now changed, and many of the products travelers have come to know (such as Travel Warnings and Emergency Messages) are being reformatted, rethought, and simplified. The overview can be found at Travel State Gov: About Our Mew Products.

Other reports include:
The Rise in Homicides and Drug Trafficking in Costa Rica
Traveler's Checklist: Travel State Gov: Traveler's Checklist
Travelers with Special Considerations: Travel State Gov: Travelers with Special Considerations
Travel to High-Risk Areas: Travel State Gov: High Risk Travelers
Country Information: Travel State Gov: International Travel Country Information Pages

The new levels are: Level 1 - Exercise Normal Precautions, Level 2 - Exercise Increased Caution, Level 3 - Reconsider Travel, Level 4 – Do Not Travel.

The complexity as well as the potential depth of the new advisory system is outlined in the following news story (implication is one must read and understand the advisories on every destination at all times, Travel State Gov: Travel Advisories): Article titled: Mexico travel warning: U.S. urges citizens to avoid 5 Mexican states Travel State Gov: Mexico Travel Warning Urges Citizens Avoid 5 Mexican States

Collaboration with institutional/organizational risk management, research compliance, business offices (re travel in particular), legal counsel, PR offices and other related units (including your institutional 24/7 International emergency, security, and natural disaster providers) is going to be critical as this new language and system becomes part of the risk management response and assessment processes.


Greentrek Sustainable Travel ( works with the University of California Davis to provide students with an opportunity to spend a week living with an indigenous tribe in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Students learn about the complexities of indigenous people’s land rights, how they are coping with the pressure from the oil and gas industry in their territories, habitat restoration, conservation and eco-friendly agricultural practices. Greentrek is an Ecuador-based sustainable student travel operator that offers targeted assistance to professors, study-abroad offices, and student travel organizations in the design of international academic and service learning expeditions. Greentrek provides its services in Ecuador and Peru, countries that offer easy and safe access to an amazing diversity of ecosystems and cultures, vast indigenous heritage and unique archaeological sites. For information:
Contact Felipe


ALZEA has been working in the field of education abroad for ten years ans is currently the number one for paid internships in Culinary Arts. ALZEA will provide your students with a great opportunity to strengthen their professional and multicultural skills in a country worldwide recognized for its gastronomy. Based in Lyon, the French gastronomy capital, ALZEA has established partnerships all over France with the best restaurants and Relais et Chateaux and find placement for students of number of schools and Universities from different countries: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, India, Morocco, Peru, Tunisia, Thailand, Uruguay and more recently, the United States. ALZEA services for your students are as followed: customized internship search, administrative follow-up and Visa application assistance, immersion program in Lyon and Individualized support throughout the internship. All of our internships are paid and in most options, room and board are included in the package!

The program starts with a five day immersion program in Lyon which includes French classes, professional workshops and some cultural activities. To complete the immersion, students will stay with a French family while in Lyon to become acquainted with the culture and guaranty a better adjustment. This immersion program is arranged several times a year: early January, July and October to accommodate students under quarter and semester systems. Upon request, ALZEA can organize any additional welcome program at a more convenient time for your institution. The immersion program is followed by a three to six month internship. Students are placed all over France according to their experience and professional objectives. Interested students must submit an internship request, at least 4 month before expected departure, online by clicking on the link below:

Students will then have a Skype interview with ALZEA to further develop their motivation and background. The cost of the package is 4800€. Room and board are provided and included in the package. In addition, interns receive a gross monthly allowance of 570€ per month. Discount is granted for early registration.

For more information contact Dominique Bert at
Dominique BERT
Chairwoman- Présidente
BD International Education Consulting
ALZEA France
Skype ID dombert1234
Assocation Alzea


The CLS Program is a fully-funded, highly-structured overseas immersive language program for American students who are internationally minded or interested in learning a foreign language overseas. There is a special emphasis to recruit students from community colleges. Applications from community college students tripled last year. 1st year, 2nd year and part-time community college students enrolled in the Fall semester are eligible. The application opens in early September and closes in Mid-November. Staff from CLS are able to come to selected cities in California. In the past, student recipients were stronger as a result of these personal visits. In 2016, there were 5,760 applications and 568 awardees. Summer programs are offered in 14 languages. No prior study is required for Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Swahili, Turkish and Urdu. 1 year of study is required for Arabic and Persian.

Scholarships include fully-funded tuition, roundtrip airfare, housing and a living stipend. Academic credit is provided at Bryn Mawr College.
One-page CLS Program flyer to distribute to faculty, staff and students: CLS Program PPT, in pdf format, to share:


USMEXFUSION is offering a speakers series and CCIE members can receive 10% discount.
December 11-16, 2017: Diversity, Inclusion and Internationalisation of the Curriculum at
Home: Elspeth Jones
November 5-10, 2018: Engaging Faculty in Internationalization of the Curriculum: Betty Leask Spanish
Febrero 12-17, 2018: La Gestión de la Internacionalización Institucional: Hans de Wit
Abril 9-14, 2018: La Integración de una Dimensión Internacional e Intercultural en el Ámbito Académico de las IES: Hans de Wit
For additional information, please conteact:
Carlos S. Huerta Jiménez, MA
USMEXFUSION, A.C., Co-fundador y Director
Tel. (U.S.): +1 (281) 771-9254

Third International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages

Please plan to attend this conference on February 16-17, 2018, Covel Commons @ UCLA. Our conference will focus on heritage/community language studies as a multidisciplinary field impacting a variety of educational contexts. We seek submissions from disciplines including but not limited to anthropology, applied linguistics, assessment, bilingualism, demographics, education, linguistics, policy, psychology, and sociology. Registration will include two lunches and a reception on Friday night.

Registration fees are as follows:
Regular Registration: $225 before Jan 5, 2018; $300 starting on Jan 5, 2018
Graduate Student Registration: $125 before Jan 5, 2018; $200 starting on Jan 5, 2018
More information
Conference Website:
Questions re abstract submissions: Contact Arturo Díaz
General questions? Contact: Claire Chik

Select Travel Study: Criminal Justice Education Abroad Classes

Select Travel Study is a British based provider specializing in the finest customized, faculty led, short-term study programs to Great Britain, Ireland, Russia and Continental Europe. The company also has corporate offices in the US. All programs are custom-made specifically for the sponsoring college. Academic integrity underpins every program, each designed to optimize the student’s time spent abroad. The ultimate objective is to furnish students with resume building skills and experiences that could not be duplicated at home.

Select is able to source high level professionals and practitioners in a wide variety of fields of study, including Criminal Justice, Immigration and Social Work, Substance Abuse, Nursing and Healthcare Management, Forensic Science, International Business and Marketing plus Theatre and Dance.

We understand that each institution offers a unique curriculum to a unique set of students, that’s why we custom-build each program to meet your individualized needs, bringing to life your syllabus, reflecting the learning outcomes you are working towards right now. You decide every aspect of the program, the dates, the destinations, the workshops, the site visits and meetings with European practitioners in your field, and we will make all the arrangements seamless so you can focus on teaching.

The immersive short-term and curriculum-based format of our programs make them more accessible, both financially and time-wise to a wider number of students. As the programs are custom-made, they always retain your school’s identity and reflect your curricula.

Established in 1933, Select is one of the pioneers of bespoke educational travel programs. Offices are located in Rome, Madrid, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kiev, Great Britain and United States. The US office provides an easy point of contact, operated by knowledgeable and experienced senior staff.

Contact information:
Nick Squire:


Since 1965, EF has helped people of all ages and nationalities become citizens of the world. Our continuing mission is to break down the barriers of language, culture and geography that divide us. EF has set the international standard as a pioneer in language learning. Our high-quality educational programs have earned us the respect of prestigious monitoring bodies and organizations, including the Independent Schools Inspectorate, British Council, EAQUALS, ACCET, and many other government-approved education associations. EF Learning Labs collaborates with the most prestigious universities worldwide including the University of Cambridge—to define the future of language learning. Together this collective of the world’s leading linguists, scientists and language experts are pioneering initiatives in language acquisition, teaching technology and progress assessment. Preferred partner of the Olympics, World Cup, Whitbread Sailing Race, UNAOC, Harvard University, Cambridge College. Programs are held in 50 countries, 16 divisions, 460 schools and offices with English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Immersive language learning. Schools are centrally located, have week by week pricing, and students can combine Language with Academics and earn college credit! There is also Active online community on My EF (over 1,000,000 million friendships made!), 24 hour personal support abroad and at home, Open to students of all levels, Personalized program, Special Interest Courses, Small class sizes, EFEKTA Learning System and Internships and career experiences. For information:

Fulbright Opportunity for Community College Administrators

Fulbright’s International Education Administrators (IEA) seminars help U.S. international education professionals and senior higher education officials create empowering connections with the societal, cultural and higher education systems of other countries.

Community College Administrators Seminar in Russia focuses on the role of community colleges in higher education and the local community. In the two-week long award, participants exchange knowledge and best practices with Russian administrators and lay the groundwork for institutional relationships and collaborations.The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. For more information, visit

Global Health Security Disease Map

The Global Health Secuiryt Agenda (GHSA) introduces a geospatial map for the 2018 Infectious Diseases. For questions to be part of the mapping process, contact

Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education (JCIHE): Call for Contributors and Reviewers

The Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education (JCIHE) is the official journal of the Comparative and International Education Society’s (CIES) Higher Education Special Interest Group (HESIG). JCIHE publishes three on-line volumes a year: Fall, Spring, and a Special Edition in Winter. JCIHE promotes scholarship opportunities, critical dialogue, and links professionals and academics to the international aspects of higher education. JCIHE has an arrangement with University World News in which articles are cross-listed in each publication. We invite those involved in higher education to contribute articles to advance discussions of current issues on comparative and international higher education. Articles should be 1500 - 2000 words in length and follow the Chicago Style. All articles will undergo a peer-editing process. Acceptance of articles is on-going. We are also asking for volunteers to help with peer reviewing of submissions. Please contact Rosalind Latiner Raby at

ON-GOING PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES Travel Video Contest is now open!

This is the 11th year we have hosted the contest and this year's winner will receive $4,000 and their very own blog on Students studying abroad, and those who want to study abroad are welcome to enter (this includes both international students and study abroad students). To enter, students would need to submit a 5 minute video telling us why they want to study abroad, or if they are already studying abroad, a trip they want to take. You can find further details on our official contest page:


Congratulations to Gilman Awardees for Spring 2017 & Summer 2017 from American River; Canada; Cerritos; Chaffey; Citrus; Cyprus; Diablo Valley; Fullerton; MiraCosta; Mt. San Antonio; Orange Coast; Reedley; Rio Hondo; Saddleback; San Diego Mesa; Santa Barbara; Santa Monica; Santa Rosa; Skyline

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. For more information, please contact

# of Community College Awards # Given to California Community Colleges
SP 2014 NA 11
SU 2014 NA 14
FA 2014 NA 8
SP 2015 27 9
SU 2015-pre 7 3
SU 2015 52 26
FA 2015 36 9
SP 2016 34 9
SU 2016 59 13
FA 2016 15 7
SP 2017 34 16
SU 2017 53 11
SU 2018 29 16

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. For 2015-2016 - about 2,700 California community college students studied abroad. Of these students only 105 students applied for the Gilman award. The rate of acceptance ranged from 25% to 33% for that year. In Fall, 2016, there was a total of 2,900 applications received; 850 awarded of which 15 went to community colleges (1.8%). In Fall 2017, those numbers were roughly the same. However, California community colleges nearly doubled their acceptance rate.

How many students studying on your programs are applying for the Gilman award? Most likely, these numbers need to increase.

Action needs to be taken. We have over 115 education abroad programs planned for 2016-2017. CCIE is advocating that each of these programs should have at least a few students acknowledged in each program for these awards. There are action items for each college to do to make this happen:

  • Make yourself familiar with the Gilman Scholarships, the application requirements, and their deadlines.
  • Educate your students about these scholarships and encourage them to apply
  • Work with your students to present a strong application
  • When your students are successful, share best practices in the CCIE Newsletter.

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


The Institute of Study Abroad Ireland is inviting community colleges to consider sending interested faculty to us on our bi-annual site visits. The site visits take place every April and September. The Institute of Study Abroad Ireland was founded in 1996, to provide authentic cultural and educational experiences in Ireland for visitors from North America. Since then, we have hosted hundreds of students, adults, families and groups, and provided a unique and unforgettable visit to Ireland.Twice each year, we run a partly-funded site visit to Ireland, and faculty are very welcome to apply for a place. For further information, please contact Dr. Niamh Hamill, program coordinator, at or visit the website at


Do you know how many students at your college or university will study abroad before graduation? In the U.S. fewer than 10% of students will study abroad, and only 26% of those students are from underrepresented groups. The Institute of International Education's Generation Study Abroad campaign seeks to address this through mobilizing and supporting higher education institutions to greatly increase the number of students who go abroad. Over 400 colleges and universities across the U.S. have made a commitment. There is no fee for joining, and by making an institutional commitment you will gain access to a network of partners, resources for growing study abroad and access to scholarships for students. The deadline to join is March 1. 2017. @genstudyabroad


Go to to learn more about the Diversity Abroad scholarships, as well as our newest scholarship opportunity with China Institute for $20,000! For information:
Web: and


Aperian Global’s flagship online learning resource, GlobeSmart®, assists students and faculty/staff to develop global awareness & skill-building for more effective interactions across boundaries. The GlobeSmart Profile, validated cultural inventory within GlobeSmart, is often integrated into higher education curriculum on developing a global mindset and assists individuals in bridging style gaps to work more effectively with individuals from other countries. The application ranges from the following:

  • International business/ intercultural communication classes
  • Intercultural training for staff & faculty
  • Support for diversity & inclusion initiatives
  • Student travel programs
GlobeSmart Profile + Country Content Database on 95 countries is available to students and faculty for $50 per person (6-month access). The GlobeSmart Profile by itself is available for $20 per person (6-month access.) More information is available here.

Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) 2017-2018 application cycle is open. Please direct your students to our website: for information. Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Michelle Foley at, or at 202-349- 7356.


IES Abroad shares the results from the 2016 Career Outcomes survey that assesses the impact of study abroad on alumni’s employment outcomes and personal development. These results are compared to the 2012 survey.

The 2012 survey showed that 97% percent of alumni who graduated from college between 2009 and 2011 had secured full-time employment within a year of graduating. In comparison, a Rutgers University 2012 study of the general U.S. population showed that in the same time, only 49% of graduates had secured employment within a year of graduation. Study abroad students who graduated between 2006 and 2011 earned, on average, $7,000 more in starting salaries than U.S. college graduates during this same period from the general population. The 2016 survey shows that of alumni who graduated from 2012-2015, 73% secured their first job within two months or less of graduation, up from 67% of our alumni who graduated during 2006-2011. The median full-time starting salary increased nearly 7%. Nearly 90% of alumni who applied to graduate school earned admission into their first or second graduate program. More than 75% of reported that study abroad had a direct impact on their development of key employability traits, such as communication skills, adaptability, self-confidence, and cultural understanding. For full report, please visit:


Heith Hennel from Valencia College in Florida has created an innovative way to market his faculty-led study abroad programs using Blackboard. He creates a YouTube announcement and then asks faculty throughout his college to “drop” it in their Blackboard so that all students will see it when they access their class. Information is simple in terms of the opportunity and for students to contact him via text-messaging if they want additional information. Since the announcement is in the Blackboard class - most students will open it and at least view it.
Here is a video that Dr. Hennel made on how to add the link to Blackbroad from YouTube for Video Advertisements:
Here are a few sample videos as well.
Chile -
London -

If anyone wants to try this, please let me know how well it works (!) Rosalind.


The Forum’s Curriculum page now includes two new resources aimed at providing inspiration and sharing ideas for education abroad curriculum design from pre-departure through re-entry. The Curriculum Toolbox features syllabi, assignments, and course and program profiles submitted by faculty and practitioners in the field of education abroad, including past winners of the Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design. All contributions have been vetted against a rubric based on the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad.


The U.S. Department of State has launched a new State Department resource for U.S. students studying abroad. Our Students Abroad website ( is a newly launched, mobile-friendly site designed to provide students, parents, and study abroad coordinators vital information related to studying abroad. This includes everything from how to get a passport to safety information while abroad.

We have also launched a #StudentsAbroad social media campaign to promote our new website. We encourage you to share our #StudentsAbroad social media content on your organization's accounts to help make sure this important information gets to your students. We have content on both Facebook and Twitter @TravelGov. This is especially important since so many students use social media as a source of information.

There will also be webinar opportunities for those who manage study abroad programs. Topics will include what to tell your students about obtaining passports and visas, how to stay up to date on safety information, and resources offered to students abroad by the State Department. For additional information contact Lori Lawson:


Cross-Cultural Solutions: Senator Harris Wofford Global Service Fellowship

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 to attend a Cross-Cultural Solutions 1 week, 2 week, or 3 week programs. Airfare is not included. The Fellowship covers 50% of the published program fee cost at the time of the enrollment.

For an application please contact Rosalind Raby at

Cultural Solutions is also interested in working with colleges to develop faculty-led programs to these locations. For additional information 800-380-4777 or visit or contact


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, please visit: Asia Institute Scholarship


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.


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:

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX)

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is currently looking for host colleges for German participants for the 2017-2018 program year. CBYX is a reciprocal scholarship program funded by the U.S. Congress and German Parliament (Bundestag). Now entering its 34th year, the program annually brings 75 German young professionals between the ages of 18- 24 to the United States, and sends 75 college-aged Americans to Germany. Each participant lives with a host, studies at a local college, and completes a six-month paid internship in his or her career field.

Hosting a CBYX German exchange student is a great opportunity to diversify your campus and increase awareness of international issues. Our participants bring knowledge of their professional fields, and all students complete community service projects during the fall semester. Through their involvement with groups and activities on campus, the participants heighten awareness of the benefits of working and studying abroad, specifically for local students who may be interested in our reciprocal exchange to Germany. CBYX will provide funding for a semester of study as well as health insurance and TOEFL-scores. And due to our direct working relationship with the Department of State, host colleges are never asked to handle any visa or SEVIS paperwork for the student, and we are even able to partner with colleges that do not normally admit international students

For information:


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:


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.

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


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 2012-2016, 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 a total of 124 programs.

COMPARISON BETWEEN 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 PROGRAMS

Fall Semester Winter Break Spring Semester Summer Term TOTAL
2012-2013 16 13 18 46 93
2013-2014 14 7 18 69 108
2014-2015 18 11 21 74 124
2015-2016 18 11 14
5 "break"
70 118
15 8 19
5 "break
69 116


This section provides updates on the various CCIE Sponsors.

American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS)
AIFS is one of the oldest, largest and most respected cultural exchange organizations in the world. Since 1964, AIFS has organized cultural exchange programs for more than 50,000 participants each year. Our programs include college study abroad, au pair placement, camp counselors and staff, gifted education, high school study/travel and insurance services.

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:

We are committed to helping more students study abroad in 2018. Students who apply for selected semester study abroad programs with CEA will receive a $1,000 Student Universe travel voucher to offset the cost of their airline ticket. Students who apply for a Summer program will receive a $500 travel voucher. We also offer a number of other ways for your students to fund their education abroad, including CEA Scholarships and a dedicated Student Accounts Team that will help them navigate funding sources like financial aid and payment plans. Contact us at 1.877.449.2775 to learn more or visit our website for full details on how your students can take advantage of our Summer and Fall travel vouchers.

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

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

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

Global Student Mobility (GSM)
was founded in 2013 and initially arranged events to connect UK educators and mainland Chinese agencies. Through 2015 GSM has been expanding its business to cover South and SE Asia as well as moving it's focus to the US. In September 2015 it partnered with American International Recruitment Council (AIRC) for a successful roadshow which visited California, Colorado and Texas and was attended by 19 agencies and over 50 educators. In the regions GSM operates many countries have historically had a stronger focus on the UK and/or Australia but are looking to build their partnerships in the USA, generally students form these regions are not very rankings driven and are cost conscious looking for cost effective ways to get a high quality US education. CCIE members who are current with their dues are offered discounts to attend in-person fairs. There is also free membership to the GSM portal.
For more information please visit:

IELTS USA is thrilled to be partnering with CCIE, and we are pleased to announce 25 community colleges enrolling international students in California accept IELTS for admissions and are CCIE members. We are also happy to share the following CCIE member schools accept IELTS for admissions and enroll large numbers of international students: Santa Monica College, De Anza College, Diablo Valley College, City College of San Francisco, and Foothill College. We are also excited to share our new efforts to collaborate with community colleges because English language proficiency testing is becoming increasingly important as more community colleges work towards increasing their international student enrollment. We are happy to offer campus visits to any college that would like more information about IELTS (please email for more information). In addition, we hope you had the opportunity to speak with Donna Cameron (IELTS Stakeholder Relations Officer) at the recent CCIE Annual Meeting, November 21 in San Francisco.

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

iNext Insurance Provides Simple, Straightforward Travel Insurance that assists both Individuals and Groups Traveling Abroad. iNext offers a complete portfolio of travel/medical insurance coverage underwritten by Nationwide. Choose from 11 insurance plans, 24 Hour worldwide assistance services, Easy online enrollment for groups and individuals, International ID card, Access to travel discounts, and Free international cell phone and SIM card.

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:

Travel & Education
Travel & Education (T&E) is an organization dedicated to the promotion of language and culture through meaningful and authentic study abroad opportunities in a growing number of destinations. T&E official destinations for both individual and group participation are Spain and Cuba. Group travel can be contracted to additional destinations in various countries throughout Europe and Latin America. Whether you are interested in individual or group programs, T&E provides essential support to faculty through personalized, timely and expert attention, flexibility and competitive pricing to create a seamless experience from inception to delivery and beyond. Visit or contact T&E at to find out more.



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

The Joint Statment can be found at AACC ACCT Joint Statement.


The white paper is intended help U.S. college and university presidents secure buy-in from Trustees and other community leaders. 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. 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


AIEA new paper, Toward a Research Agenda for U.S. Education Abroad, builds on the 1996 AIEA publication, A Research Agenda for the Internationalization of Higher Education in the United States. This paper provides SIOs with a concise overview of research in the area of U.S. education abroad. Beginning with a brief discussion of the changing role of U.S. higher education, the emphasis on assessing and documenting outcomes, and major trends in the field.

Source: AIEA World


International Higher Education Partnerships, an ACE publication, provides a global review of standards and practices for developing and implementing sound international partnerships. 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.

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; and Ethical dilemmas and "negotiated space"

Source: International Higher Education




International Student Insurance, an Envisage International Company offers a video for use on Mental Health Awareness for International Students.
International Student Insurance Video



GSM announces a that is in English and Vietnamese and will soon be in Thai, Khmer (Cambodia) and Burmese (Myanmar) languages. CCIE member colleges that join the website will have their educator profiles translated into these languages. Registration for the portal is at Cost and benefits are explained in the website. Students first register to the web-site and then complete their profile in English. There is a section where students can submit questions to educators. Profiles and questions will come to GSM and once approved will be sent on to educators along with contact details, academics, English level and areas of interest. For more information contact:

Our Spring roadshow to New England went well and we are now focused on a West coast event this Fall. This will visit OR, WA and ID from October 2nd and details are here. Educators from CA are welcomed to attend this year in the state most convenient for them. This roadshow will bring 22 study abroad agencies with a focus on SE Asia and a main focus of Vietnam. There is a 20% early bird discount if registering before August 18 and a 10% discount after. Please choose Other and type "CCIE20%" when registering to obtain this discount.


CCIE is working with IELTS USA to support international student programs. IELTS USA’s mission is to support individuals and organizations within the United States in evaluating English language proficiency through high-stakes testing for the purpose of education, employment, professional accreditation and global mobility. In 2016, 2.7 million students took the IELTS tests.

IELTS hosted their first Stakeholder Workshop in San Diego. At this workshop, stakeholders have the opportunity to learn more about the test, including recommendations on how to conduct IELTS standards setting sessions, and details about IELTS test security. There will be three additional workshops in 2016. In addition, there will also be numerous IELTS webinars, including the Online Results Verification Service.

World Education Services New Research Report, Improving the International Student Experience: Implications for Recruitment and Support.

International students often face unique challenges to success while studying in the United States. Understanding those challenges and helping international students overcome them is key for higher education institutions that want to recruit and retain top international students. This report examines international students’ experiences, satisfaction, and expectations in U.S. colleges and universities. The research shows:

  1. The greatest area of dissatisfaction is career services (66% overall satisfaction rate), especially when it comes to assistance in finding employment and internships after graduation (64% overall satisfaction).
  2. Students from the Middle East & North Africa struggle the most with English skills (38%) and are more dissatisfied compared to other international students with the English language courses at their institutions.
  3. International students who are satisfied with their U.S. experience are more likely to recommend their institutions to others.

Read our latest research report to learn more about the international student experience in the U.S.:

“US: 20% growth in international students seeking high school diplomas” PIE News

Posted on Aug 10, 2017 by Patrick Atack growth-in- international-students- seeking-high- school-diplomas/ USA, International students, higher education, IIEInternational students are targeting US high school diplomas, aiming for access to US universities. Chinese students make up 42% of international students enrolled in US high schools. According to the Institute for International Education, almost three quarters (72%) of international high school students studying at US high schools are on a diploma track, 22% more than in 2013. The figures are based on the number of students on F-1 visas which indicate they are directly enrolled in the schools compared to those on a J-1 visa used for exchange programs. Studying on an F-1 visa, the report argues, indicates a wish to attend US universities or colleges after graduating from high school. “Most of these diploma- seeking students plan to enrol in US higher education institutions following their secondary studies”, it reads. “We’re continuing to see that interest remains high in the US for Chinese students.” Alongside the increasing numbers of students seeking a diploma, the number of exchange students has also dropped by 7% over the same period. While numbers of international secondary students remain high in the US, growth figures have slowed in recent years. Asked about the future of the sector, Christine Farrugia, the IIE report’s author, commented that the US remains a highly popular destination for Chinese students in particular, though students from other areas of the globe do have reservations. “There’s students from other countries like India and from the Middle East, those are the ones who’ve been reporting stronger concerns about coming to the US,” she told The PIE News. “But the Chinese student interest still remains high at the HE level and I expect it would be the same at the high school level.” Indeed, of the Asian students on a path to graduate from high school, Chinese students dominate, making up 42% of international students enrolled in US high schools. The number of F-1 Chinese students increased by over 10,000 between 2013 and 2016.

The IIE report also shows that the intention to graduate with a US high school diploma differs among nationalities. Asian students make up 78% of F-1 secondary students, with only 9% originating from Europe, and even fewer, 8%, from Latin America or the Caribbean. In contrast, 67% of high school students on J-1 visas for shorter term study are European, with 22% Asian students and 8% again from Latin America and the Caribbean. Bradley Farnsworth, the vice president of the Center for internationalization and global engagement at the American Council on Education, told The PIE News he is cautiously optimistic about the growing numbers of international high school graduates. “The results of the report are encouraging, even with the decline in the growth rate. Nevertheless, we remain concerned about the sustainability of the growth rate for international tertiary students in the US, and in particular the potential impact of the domestic political climate,” he said. With more international students coming through domestic recruitment channels, some US admissions offices have been caught off guard, said Farrugia. “Sometimes [domestic recruiters] are not prepared enough with information about what international students will need to do to apply,” she said. “I think that’s impacting the admissions practice at universities because they’re really recognising the need for domestic staff to be trained up on international issues.” Similarly, a recent survey of college admissions counsellors in US high schools found they feel less confident giving advice to international high school students compared to US students. “We remain concerned about the sustainability of the growth rate for international tertiary students in the US” Globally, the US remains the most popular destination for international secondary students, with 81,981 enrolled in 2016 – a 12% increase from 2013. California schools are the most attractive among these students, with 12,201 enrolees. A distant second is New York state, with 6,059 students. The report credits Californian institutions’ strong international engagement for this domination. The picture of international secondary education students around the anglophone world is roughly congruent with that seen in the US. Growth rates are highest in Australia, where the number of foreign high school students has increased by 34% between 2013 and 2016. The growth is similarly driven by Chinese students, who make up 54% of the foreign students in the Australian secondary education system. In Canada and the UK, the sector is also expanding, and though not as impressively as in Australia, the overall figures are still increasing. The UK has experienced a 7% growth to 27,633 international high school students, and 44,510 students in the Canadian system indicate growth of 9%. Again, Chinese students are the major group in Canadian international secondary education, representing 55%. But the UK is the outlier, with only 23% of students from the Chinese mainland. However, a further 17% originate from Hong Kong.



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.

Finally, we request student profiles and stories about their international literacy growth. This includes international students, education abroad students, and domestic students who participate in internationalizing curriculum programs.

Congratulations to California Community College Student Gilman Spring Semester 2018

Gilman Scholarships awarded 29 community colleges with student scholarships to study abroad for the the Spring Semester 2018. Nationally, awards were given to the following community colleges: Brookdale; Kirkwood; Johnson County Community College KS; Madison Area Technical College; Portland; and Tompkins Cortland. An additional 16 awards were granted to students from California community colleges. Congratulations to all recipients

Name Community College Country
Jailene Lazaro Cabrillo College Guatemala
Paul Marland Cabrillo College Guatemala
Sergio Rocha-Fernandez Cabrillo College Guatemala
Elizabeth Flores Medina Canada College Italy
Katherine Martinez Citrus College Costa Rica
Taymara Murillo-Salazar Citrus College Spain
Jennifer Campuzano College of San Mateo Italy
Aaron Van Rossum Fullerton College Italy
Adriana Vivar Mt. San Antonio College Spain
Alejandro Juarez-Ugalde Mt. San Antonio College Spain
Jacqueline Lopez Mt. San Antonio College Spain
Asma Abdi San Diego City College Spain
Jose Toribio San Diego City College Spain
Priscilla Corona San Diego Mesa College Costa Rica
Sierra Fiddler Santa Rosa Junior College Italy
Zhuoying Deng Skyline College Italy

IIE Generation Abroad Scholarship Recipients

CCIE was awarded 4 scholarships from the IIE Generation Abroad Scholarship Competition. Joliette community college was the only other recipient. Congratulations to California winners!

Angelo Domagas, San Mateo College Czech Republic, Summer 2018

“The US is considered the most prosperous economy in the world because of our diversity and mixing different economic practices, but that is not to say it does not have any problems. That is what intrigues me the most, and makes me want to study abroad to essentially study contrasting perspectives on how people from various countries are handling big issues right now compared to the US.”
Michelle Pineda, San Mateo College Italy, Spring 2018
“Studying abroad in Florence will add more value to my career because I will pick up a third language and equally more accessible to potential clients. In addition to the language advantage, my study abroad will serve as a first-hand experience in what I aspire to pursue in the future as an international designer. If I will be traveling professionally to design, I believe that it is so important to gain experience in what it is like to adjust to a new cultural setting and using the heritage of the people to create a space that resonates with their lifestyle.”
Pearl Ibeanusi, San Mateo College South Africa, Summer 2018
“I made a big decision of my life to come to the US [from Nigeria as an adult] to further my education and to be a big woman academically, to make an impact in the community and to leave a legacy [for] women’s education.”
Xueyan Cai, San Mateo College Hong Kong, Summer 2018
“I represent the first generation, first girl from my entire family to pursue my collegiate dream in the United States as a US citizen. Studying in Hong Kong would be my dream come true. I never thought I would be considered for such a wonderful opportunity to enrich my life with so many possibilities.”

College Updates Shared at the NAFSA Region XII Conference:

College of the Canyons: thematic seminars for all students, faculty and staff (see below for description)
MiraCosta College: New Global Studies Certificate of Achievement. Based on 24 units of coursework.
Santa Barbara City College: New AS Degree in Global Leadership
San Mateo College: Summer Camp for local post-high school students and new International Students
Please continue to share your college updates!


Skyline College is happy to share that 3 students receive a Generation Abroad Travel Study Grant to study abroad in Summer 2018.


Please join the ISP and COC Global to celebrate global diversity on our campus during the nation-wide International Education Week (11/13-11/17); and more!

  • Coffee Around the World (back by popular demand): Tuesday, 11/14, 8:30 am- 9:30 am, Mentry 340
  • Global Diversity Panel: Wednesday, 11/15, 12:30 pm-2:00 pm, Student Support Center (SSC) 102
  • International Horror Movie Night: Thursday, 11/16, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm, Location TBA
  • International Potluck, Tuesday, 11/21, 12:00-2:00 pm, in front of the ISP office. Please RSVP to, if you wish to bring a dish of your pride to share!




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)'s Web site

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.


The Jane Gluckmann and Carol Rausch “Go Global” Scholarship.
This scholarship was created in loving memory of two wonderful mothers, departed from this world much too early, who inspired their children to travel the globe and engage with other cultures, ultimately leading to our commitment to the field of international education. To read more about these inspirational women, please visit our memorial page here:

The scholarship will be awarded to a student accepted to study abroad in Mexico, Central America, South America, France, or Germany through the Fund for Education Abroad’s 2017-2018 application cycle which will open on November 16th, 2016:


Scholarship Updates
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



National MatopmScience Foundation Grant Opportunity for Community Colleges
Deadline for submissions is November.

Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity
The Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC) program supports academe-industry. In this program, there is a heavy emphasis on the quality, composition, and participation of the partners, including their appropriate contributions. Deadline: in late September


  • April 6-8: CSCC Conference. Fort Worth
  • April 22 - 25: AACC Convention.
  • April 21-23: Global Climate Change and Environment Challenges: Approaches to Teaching in Community Colleges. Norther Virginia Community College / Alexandria
  • May 5: CalAbroad TownHall Meeting: CSU Dominguez Hills
  • May 3 - 5: Going Global Conference. Cape Town, South Africa
  • May 22 - 24: British Council Going Global 2017 "Global Cities: Connecting Talent, Driving Change"
  • May 28 - June 2: NAFSA. Los Angeles
    NISOD Conference. Workshop on Internationalization in Community Colleges: Integrating Foreign Language and Cultural Training.
  • June 1 - 2: Going Global Conference. British Council. London


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.


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: Ava Lee-Pang,
CCIE Treasurer Assistant, Sr. Supervisor,
Business & Administrative Services,
College of Alameda,
555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway,
Alameda, CA. 94501

As of January 1, CCIE Supporting Members for 2017-2018 are:

  • Barstow CCD;
  • Cerritos;
  • College of the Desert;
  • Contra Costa CCD;
  • El Camino;
  • Grossmon-Cuyamaca CCD;
  • Kern CCD;
  • Lake Tahoe;
  • Mendocino-Lake CCD;
  • MiraCosta;
  • North Orange CCD;
  • Riverside;
  • San Francisco;
  • San Jose/Evergreen CCD;
  • Santa Clarita;
  • Santa Barbara;
  • Santa Monica;
  • Shasta;

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