CCIE Newsletter

Vol. 9, no. 3 February 2011 Click Here to View Past Newsletters

In This Issue:


DUES FOR 2010-2011

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. If your college has not already processed your 2010-2011 dues, we urge you to please make sure that the paperwork is being processed. If you can place CCIE as part of your 2011-2012 budget, we also greatly appreciate the effort.


NEW COLLEGE: Kern Community College District - Welcome !

CCIE wants to welcome the Kern Community College District as our newest member.


CCIE hosted the annual Business Meeting and Leadership Skills Workshop on Thursday, November 18 at the CCLC convention. The agenda included: collaboration in light of economic challenges and building new leadership to support International Education. The Powerpoint slides from both special speakers are now accessible on the CCIE Web-page.

The first special speaker was Dr. Barry Russell, Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Chancellor’s Office. He provided updates from the Chancellor’s Office on issues ranging from legal points to the intersection of distance education and international education. Some of the topics that he raised discussion were on:

  • myth that international students take seats away from domestic students
  • question feasibility to lower fees for international students attending distance education programs while residing abroad.
  • feasability to do contract education in other countries with companies (as opposed to doing business with individual students which is not allowed). Connected to this is the inability for colleges to own property outside of California, but that ability of Foundations to own property.
  • accreditation of contract programs (i.e. if more than 50% of the degree/ certification program requirements are through contract, then there is a need for accreditation)
  • need to get all stakeholders supportive of international education

The second special speakers were Dr. Barbara Beno, the President of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges and Dorte Kristoffersen, the former Deputy Executive Director of the Kong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications. Dr. Beno and Ms. Krisoffersen began their presentation with broad definitions of International Student, Education Abroad, Branch Campuses and On-line education offered internationally. The purpose for the broad definition is to cover all institutional types while defining a foundation of quality education for all students. Some issues of concern that they raised for maintaining that quality are:

  • serving constituency
  • adhering to accreditation regardless of where instruction is held
  • adhering to marketing and recruitment of International Student code of ethics (which allows payment to companies but not per head (student).
  • adhering to understanding that International and Domestic students have same requirements for support and quality (with sufficient learning support services)
  • connection of international education to accreditation issues. This means ensuring that the college mission mentions International Education; there are requirements for admission to international programs; there is integrity of recruitment approach; there are sufficient support measures for orientation, counseling, and recognition of international students and students who study abroad in graduation statistics; and there is faculty and staff cultural awareness.

Both Dr. Beno and Ms. Krisoffersen recognized that currently, there are no repercussions for colleges not maintaining ethical and basic standards for international education. However, CCIE will be working with AACJC to define and promote these in the future.

Community College Financial Model Panel at CCLC

CCIE hosted a panel at the CCLC Convention: “Community College Financial Model: Global Perspective for a Global Economy.” The panel included authors of a book which will be published in June . The presentations discussed how community college leadership must resolve revenue shortages, increased and inflated operating costs, student demand, and secure a work force that is literate, competitive, and capable of functioning in a globally dependent society. This panel will profile excellence at developing a viable financial construct and performance indicators to ensure success.

  • Speakers: Robert Frost, Vice-President, College of Siskiyous; Steven Kinsella, President, Gavilan College, Edward Valeau, CEO, ELS Group; Andreea Serban President, Santa Barbara City College (Discussant); Rosalind Raby, Director, California Colleges for International Education (CCIE) (Chair);



The American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) released Raising the Bar: Employers' Views in the Wake of the Economic Downturn on January 20. Among the findings concerning learning outcomes on which employers want colleges to place more emphasis are global issues (67 percent), intercultural competence (71 percent), and intercultural knowledge of global issues (67 percent). While not specifically cited, there is a clear link to international education. Related to the survey, AAC&U also released a policy paper, The Quality Imperative, which calls on academe and policymakers to commit to civic, ethical and cross- cultural learning for every degree program and every student. To access this report:


International Faculty Development Seminars 2011

There are a range of locations and themes fo the 2011 Faculty and Administrator Development Seminars sponsored by the Council on International Educational Exchange. The seminar options can be found at:

Information on the Ping Fellowships to help offset some of the costs:

Examples of some of the Seminars include:

  • Contemporary Senegal through Literature and Arts
  • Landscapes and Culture: Human Geography in East Africa
  • Germany and Poland: Ruin and Revival: History, Modern Memory, and Identity
  • Truth and Reconciliation: Ongoing Conflict Resolution in Northern Ireland
  • Russia and the Republic of Tatarstan: Window to the West or Gateway to the East?
  • Exploring Global Energy Issues: Promises and Threats: Sweden
  • Salvador da Bahia: Identity, Race, and Culture in the Afro Brazilian Heartland
  • Cultural Identity and Development: Chile & Argentina in the 21st Century



The applications for the 2011-2012 National Security Education Program’s David L. Boren Scholarships for undergraduate students and Fellowships for graduate students are now available at Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations. Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad. Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 for language study and international research. The application deadline for the Boren Fellowship is February 1, and the deadline for the Boren Scholarship is February 10. Please contact the Boren Awards staff at or 1-800-618-NSEP with any questions.



A former Director of Grants at El Camino College, Bo has always had a passion for international education. During her tenure between 2000-2010, ECC received 13 grants for international projects. Bo will be providing CCIE members with information about grants that can be used to fund the colleges’ international activities. Please contact Bo directly at if you have any questions about any of these grants, funding sources for international projects or finding an international partner.

Grant: European Union-U.S. Atlantis Program
Description: The program, jointly administered and funded by the U.S. Department of Education and the European Commission's Directorate General for Education and Culture, provides grants for four to five years to add a European Community-United States dimension to international curriculum development and related student exchange.
Deadline: April 7, 2011
Link to announcement or program page: The announcement and link to application should appear on this page soon . It has already been announced on the EU site:

Grant:National Endowment for the Humanities Sumer Seminars and Institutes
Description: These grants support faculty development programs in the humanities for school teachers and for college and university teachers. NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes may be as short as two weeks or as long as five weeks. These are not specifically for international education, but could lend themselves to global/international topics.
Deadline:March 1, 2011
Link to announcement or program page:Not Available

Grant:International Research and Studies (IRS)
Description: The IRS Program provides grants to eligible applicants to conduct research and studies to improve and strengthen instruction in modern foreign languages, area studies, and other international fields.
Deadline:March 1, 2011
Link to announcement or program page:Not Available

Grant:Business and International Education Program
Description:BIE Program provides grants to enhance international business education programs and to expand the capacity of the business community to engage in international economic activities.
Deadline:March 1, 2011
Link to announcement or program page:

Grant: International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) Grants
Description:IREX seeks US community-based, non-profit or other grassroots organizations, government offices or legislative bodies that actively engage in community development projects to host, mentor and guide global community leaders from August to December of 2011.. Community Solutions fellows are among the best and brightest global community leaders working in Transparency & Accountability, Tolerance/Conflict Resolution, Environmental Issues, and Women’s Issues
Deadline:January 31, 2011
Link to announcement or program page:

Grant:Short-Term Travel Grants (STG)
Description:The Short-Term Travel Grants Program (STG) is a flexible fellowship offering support to postdoctoral scholars and professionals to conduct research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia on issues relevant to the US Government. Because STG supports research for a maximum of eight weeks, fellows have the ability to conduct shorter research trips without significantly affecting their teaching and work schedules.
Deadline:February 2, 2011
Link to announcement or program page:Not Available

Grant:Short-Term Travel Grants (STG)
Description:The National Council for Eurasian and East European Research seeks humanities and social science policy research on Russian, Eurasian and East European social, political, economic, and historical development. National Research Competitions support collaborative and individual research. Hewett Fellowships support research under a United States government agency. Short-term Travel Grants and other awards are also available.
Deadline:varies depending on program (check the website)
Link to announcement or program page:

Grant:NSF: Developing Global Scientists and Engineers (International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) and Doctoral Dissertation Enhancement Projects (DDEP))
Description:Developing Global Scientists and Engineers program provides highest quality international research experiences for U.S. students. Whereas the International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) component of the program supports groups of U.S. undergraduate or graduate students conducting research abroad in collaboration with foreign investigators, the Doctoral Dissertation Enhancement Projects (DDEP) component supports the dissertation research abroad of one doctoral student in collaboration with a foreign investigator. In addition to the activities described in this solicitation, the Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) supports other targeted international research and education experiences for early-career scientists and engineers via the Research Experience for Undergraduates program, the East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students, the Pan-American Advanced Studies Institutes (for advanced graduate students and post-doctoral fellows), and the International Research Fellowship Program (for post-doctoral fellows or new faculty).
Deadline:February 15 annually; some proposal accepted at any time (see website)
Link to announcement or program page:Not Available

Description:smARTpowersm will send fifteen U.S. artists abroad to work with local artists and young people around the world to create community-based art projects. Travel opportunities of up to 45 days will be awarded to selected artists to design and develop programs in cooperation with local arts organizations in host countries including China, Ecuador, Egypt, Ghana, India, Kosovo, Lebanon, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Turkey, and Venezuela. smARTpower will support the development and implementation of community-based art projects that engage youth and other local residents, including artists. Emerging to mid-career artists are encouraged to apply
Deadline:February 28, 2011
Link to announcement or program page:Not Available

Grant:USAID/Peru Development Assistance Fund Program
Description:The objective is to create the competitive environment for small development activities that benefit the communities within the USAID/Peru operating environment. USAID-Peru seeks responses/grant ideas from local communities that:

  • Advance local economic growth.
  • Promote human health and education.
  • Foster stronger democratic practices and community level organizations.
  • Pursue licit livelihoods in former coca-growing regions.
  • Conserve the environment. Only NGOs/NPOs in Peru are eligible to apply so if you have partners in Peru, please inform them of this opportunity.

Deadline:September 30, 2011
Link to announcement or program page:Contact Bo

Grant:National Geographic Society -Young Explorer Grants
Description:Young Explorers Grants (YEG) offer $2,000-$5,000 grants to individuals ages 18 to 25 to pursue research, conservation, and exploration-related projects consistent with National Geographic's existing grant programs, including: the Committee for Research and Exploration (CRE), the Expeditions Council (EC), and the Conservation Trust (CT).
Deadline:Rolling – pre-application
Link to announcement or program page:Not Available


  • Imponderabilia, a multidisciplinary student journal to share ideas and reflections on anything anthropological
  • US Institute of Peace has free online courses in peace and conflict management
  • Best way to internationalise universities is to encourage a robust exchange of students, says IIE CEO Allan Goodman: http://bit. ly/eetCY6
  • As of October 1, 2010 the Program for North American Mobility in Higher Education, the European Union-U.S. Atlantis Program, the U.S.-Brazil Higher Education Consortia Program, and the U.S.- Russia Program were moved from FIPSE to the International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) Service.



This section provides updates on the various CCIE Sponsors.

EF College Study Tours provides short-term study abroad opportunities for college students and professors. With a focus on international experiences on college campuses, EF College Study Tours provide easy and affordable opportunities for community college students to acquire the international experience they need to compete and succeed in today’s global economy. Short-term programs have proven to be effective in helping college students become globally engaged, and EF’s one- to four-week tours allow professors to incorporate their curriculum and academic goals into any of more than 50 itineraries to 33 countries around the world.

EF College Study Tours is a division of EF Education First, the world leader in international education. With 400 offices and schools in more than 50 countries, EF offers a range of 16 educational programs focused on language learning, educational travel, cultural exchange and academic degrees. Since its founding in 1965, EF has helped more than 15 million students learn a language, discover the world or earn an academic degree.

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


IIE has published a Briefing Paper on Study Abroad in Thailand (SAT).

Don Culton, retired LACCD and former Executive Secretary of CCIE was part of the meeting upon which this report was based. The report represents a strong step forward in promoting Thailand as a destination for study abroad for American students. Don mentions that it is significant that the report mentions that half the Thai population in the US lives in Southern California, a fact that gives us locally an advantage in promoting Thailand programs. For a PDF version of the Briefing Paper, please contact Chalintorn N. Burian, Ph.D., Regional Director, Southeast Asia, Institute of International Education at or visit

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

The Joint Statement can be found at




CCIE has section in the i-studentadvisor publications that are based in England and which produce a range of online magazines for international students considering their study options. These magazines have a subscribed readership of 10,000 guidance counselors in schools in 165 countries and a secondary readership of 1/4 million international students.



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.

Long Beach City College CCI Egypt Program

On August 1, 2010, a cohort of eight students from Egypt arrived at Los Angeles International Airport to begin a year-long program of study and cultural exchange at Long Beach City College in Southern California. These students are part of the Community College Initiative –Egypt Program (CCI-Egypt) and the recipients of a grant that is funded by the United States Department of State and implemented by three community college consortia around the country in collaboration with Fulbright Commission in Egypt. For the past three years, CCI program has provided selected students from Egypt with opportunities to attend community colleges in CA and elsewhere to promote mutual cultural understanding, professional development, and enhancement of English language skills. 2010-2011 marks the second year for the implementation of the program in the California consortium with seven host colleges receiving a total of 48 Egyptian students. The Foundation for California Community Colleges (FCCC) is the main administrator of the grant and facilitator of all program’s logistics. The CCC chancellor’s office plays a key role in supporting the foundation and various colleges particularly in matters related to academic and student services. This is the first year that LBCC is a host campus for this program. In addition to being enrolled in full time academic classes in a selected field of study, recipient students are required to actively participate in the American Culture, Democracy, and Civic Responsibility (ACDC) enrichment program which provides greater exposure to various aspects of American life. Furthermore, colleges are to offer opportunities for volunteerism, cultural exchange, development of leadership skills, and professional internship. The experience of the Egyptian students at LBCC has so far been rewarding on both fronts. With full participation in international students’ orientation and enrollment in full course of study either in the intensive English language or other academic fields, students were immediately immersed in the American education system and began to be involved in campus life taking full advantage of the peer mentoring program and other student clubs. For LBCC, the presence of the Egyptian students has contributed positively to the college’s effort and strife toward greater internationality of campus life. For additional information, contact Nassef I. Girgis, Manager, International Student Programs, Long Beach City College




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

The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE)'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. Visit:



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

Check the web-site for deadlines for:

Note Special Scholarship Opportunities just for CCIE member colleges


  • February 4: “Annual IIE and AACC Community College Workshop: Internationalization at the Community College. Houston, Texas
  • March 28 - 31: Education Without Borders at the Higher Colleges of Technology in the United Arab Emirates.
  • April 5 - 8. Making the Connection: Praxis and theory in Education Abroad. The Forum on Education Abroad. Boston.
  • October 15 - 23: AACC Trip to China for Presidents and Vice-Presidents. For information contact Elaine Kontos at
  • May 29 - June 3: NAFSA Annual Conference. Vancouver


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Members of full status are entitled to:

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

CCIE Supporting Member for 2010 - 2011

As of September 1, CCIE Supporting Members for 2010 - 2011 are: Barstow; Cabrillo; Citrus; Coast District; Contra Costa District; El Camino; Glendale; Kern Community College District; LACCD; Los Rios District; Ohlone; Peralta District; San Francisco; Santa Barbara; Sequoias; State Center CCD.

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