CCIE Newsletter
Vol. 5, no. 4-5 December/January 2006

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In This Issue:

CCIE ACTIVITIES, MEETING & OTHER IMPORTANT DATES
CCIE DUES FOR 2006-2007

CCIE wants to remind all our members that it is important to pay your 2006-2007 dues promptly. 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 and Faculty Grants. If your college has not already paid their dues, please make sure that the paperwork is being processed. CCIE gives each of you our sincere thanks for your continued support for CCIE.

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Fast Forward: Latin Culture Immersion / CCIE Scholarships

Fast Forward: Latin Culture Immersion is offering CCIE students the following scholarships on any of their programs, including tuition, accommodations, books and materials. Programs include Portuguese language in Brazil (Sao Paulo, Maceio and Rio de Jameiro) or in Portugal (Porto) and Spanish language classes in Argentina (Buenos Aires). Latin Culture Immersion also has Internships and/or Volunteer Work programs with local hospitals and orphanages.
50% scholarship to a student who participates on a Latin Culture Immersion program
10% discount to those who mention the CCIE web-site scholarship offer
For additional information, contact Nathan Robbins, International Program Director nathan@fastforward.com.br
www.fastforward.com.br Brazil and Portugal
www.australidiomas.com Argentina

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U.S. Delegation Tours Asia to Promote American Higher Education

The following is based on an article by Paul Mooney and David McNeill from the Chronicle of Higher Education "U.S. Delegation Tours Asia in an Effort to Promote American Higher Education Overseas."
Last November, a delegation of senior U.S. Government, including Margaret Spellings, the U.S. Secretary of Education, and higher-education officials, visited Japan, South Korea and China to deliver the message that the U.S. still welcomes foreign students and that the process for obtaining a visa has been much improved during the past two years. Two Community College Presidents were part of the delegation: Community College of Philadelphia, Piedmont Community College.

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Fulbright Scholar in Residence Program: Visiting Faculty for Spring Semester 2008

Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program brings visiting scholars and professionals from abroad to lecture at US colleges and universities. In addition to teaching courses, scholars give campus-wide and community lectures, help initiate international programs and contribute to curriculum development. Under the Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) Program, interested institutions submit proposals to invite scholars to teach one or more courses and to be in residence for a semester or an academic year. Proposals are welcome from individual institutions, as well as from consortia of two or more institutions. Institutions may suggest suitable candidates or have CIES recruit scholars from a particular world area. Community colleges are given priority in applications to host a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence. Proposal guidelines and application forms may be downloaded from: http://www.cies.org/sir/ For more information, e-mail Senior Program Officer Karen Watts at kwatts@cies.iie.org or call her at 202.686.4004. The deadline to apply for a Scholar in Residence for the semester beginning in January 2008 is March 1, 2007

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The Institute for International Education's (IIE) Scholar Rescue Fund

IIE is currently seeking colleges and universities around the world that are willing to host a scholar who has been persecuted in his or her home country. In particular, there is a need to place 5 threatened scholars from Cameroon, China, Iraq, and Turkey and who specialize in a variety of fields (including Philosophy, Law, Journalism, Medicine, and Psychiatry). For a complete list of scholars, their fields of specialization and countries of origin, please go to: www.iienetwork.org/?p=SRF.

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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK

International Education Week, in November, is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the US Department of State and the US Department of Education is designed to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.
For November 2006, 17 States issued Proclamations supporting International Education Week. California was not one of these states.
CCIE has updated the web-page to reflect profiles on selected colleges as to their experiences and activities for 2006 International Education Week. To access these profiles, go the the CCIE website and click on Study Abroad. To include your profiles, please send CCIE what your campus did for 2006 International Education Week. Existing profiles can be found on Butte, Hartnell, Community College of Nevada, El Camino, Mesa, San Diego City and San Francisco.

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POCCSA GRANT UPDATES

CCIE was awarded an IFSA Foundation Grant to help further access to community college study abroad semester-length programs in California. The three-year grant, Providing Opportunities to Community College Study Abroad (POCCSA) includes three components:

  1. institutional seed-money to create new semester-length study abroad programs;
  2. student scholarships to study abroad;
  3. Dissemination of Standards of Best Practices

  • Institutional Grants: Each year, CCIE will host two competitions for Institutional Grants. During each cycle a total of 1-3 grants will be awarded. For criteria and application, please visit the CCIE webpage at www.ccieworld.org. Only CCIE member colleges who are current with their dues will be eligible to participate in either competition.
  • GRANTING CYCLE (2007) Semester to Offer Program
  • Spring 2007 (Duedate late February, 2007) Spring 2008 or Fall 2008
  • Fall 2007 (Duedate late September, 2007) Fall 2008 or Spring 2009

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POCCSA Student Scholarships Announced

CCIE is please to announce the recipients of the 1 st POCCSA Student Scholarship Competition. A total of 14 applications were received. The following students were awarded scholarships ranging from $ 250 to $ 1,100. Congratulations to all students.

  • Reginal Jarmillo. San Diego City College. Program in Florence
  • Courtney Gregg. DeAnza College. Program in London
  • Leslie Perea. San Diego City College. Program in Florence
  • Paul S. Wong. San Diego City College. Program in Florence
  • Tara Williams. Santa Rosa College. Program in Spain.
  • Jasmine Reichardt. Lake Tahoe College. Program in London
  • Nellie Whitlock. Santa Rosa College. Program in Spain
  • Jessica Stephens. Santa Rosa College. Program in London

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CCIE CHALLENGE - CREATE POSTER AND WIN !

CCIE, in collaboration with the PLATO project, which is administered by Gary Rhodes and the Center for Global Education is happy to announce a Competition for the best “Poster” that will help conduct outreach to diverse California community college students. $ 150 prize will be awarded to the best poster received. Students, faculty and staff are eligible to submit a design for a poster that will be used to promote Study Abroad at all of the California Community Colleges. Deadline for Submission is November 15. Please send all submissions to Gary Rhodes at grhodes@lmu.edu

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LOOKING FOR FACULTY TO WORK ON THE ScholarShip

The Scholar Ship is an academic program for undergraduate and post-graduate students aboard a dedicated passenger ship that traverses the globe as an oceangoing campus. Students and staff from around the world together form a transnational learning community designed to enhance their personal and professional development. The Scholar Ship embarks on this semester-long journey (16 weeks) around the world twice each year, commencing in September 2007 and each January and September thereafter. There are over 80 four month in duration professional development opportunities available for qualified individuals for each voyage. These include academic teaching staff, Intercultural Resident Counselors and other supervisory, academic support, administrative leadership and mental health counseling staff. CCIE Faculty and Staff are invited to find out more about our program and/or to apply for positions, please visit our website at www.TheScholarShip.com or contact Alfred Flores, Director, Transnational Onboard Life aflores@theScholarShip.com Positions include, meals and lodging on a modern cruise vessel along with a stipend and travel budget. This is a perfect opportunity for your sabbatical.

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United States Institute of Peace Summer Institute

U.S. Institute of Peace is accepting applications for its summer seminar for community college faculty and administrators, Global Peace and Security in Community Colleges and the Communities They Serve, May 29-June 3, 2007 in Washington, DC. The seminar will give participants the opportunity to carefully examine the nature of international peace and security and how community colleges can relate this to their students and local communities. Presenters will include leading authorities on global peace and conflict, as well as from the field of community college education. The application process is competitive. The Institute will cover the costs of lodging, and contribute to travel and incidental expenses. Community college faculty and administrators from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds are urged to apply. The application can be found at www.usip.org/ed/seminars/ccfs07.html. Deadline for applications is March 16, 2007.Contact David Smith, Senior Program Officer, Education, at dsmith@usip.org for more information

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Peace Corps Volunteers Available for Community College Graduates

Students who have two-year college degrees will be able to earn a bachelor's degree while they're overseas under a pioneering distance-education agreement with Metropolitan State University in St. Paul. This new collaboration will help the Peace Corps recruit more community college graduates. The opportunity to work on a four-year degree during their Peace Corps service and get credit for some of their volunteer activities could be an additional lure for those volunteers.

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Work Study Scholarship for CDS Program in Germany

CDS International is offering a scholarship program exclusively for community college students to spend a summer in Germany taking language classes and gaining practical work experience. The Work Immersion Study Program (WISP) is open to all community college students who have studies at a community college for at least one year. The program runs from June through August 2007. The program starts with a one-month language course at the Carl Duisberg Centrum http://www.cdc.de/de/wirueberuns/standorte/article_301.htm language school located in Radolfzell, Germany. Participants then complete 2-month internships in a variety of business and technical fields with German host companies in the Baden-W ürttemberg region. Generous financial support for WISP is provided by the Baden-Wü rttemberg-STIPENDIUM, a Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg program.
More information about WISP can be found at http://www.cdsintl.org/fromusa/wisp.htm
For additional information, please contact Melissa Graves, Program Officer, Internships Abroad CDS International, Inc. Tel: 212 497-3502. Fax: 212 497-3535. E-mail: mgraves@cdsintl.org Website: www.cdsintl.org

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CIEE INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SEMINARS AND PING FELLOWSHIPS

CIEE International Seminars are intensive educational experiences that feature site visits, lectures, and discussions with overseas academics and colleagues. These seminars are open to all post-secondary faculty, administrators, and staff. Particular attention is being given to those from community colleges. Participants return to campus poised to incorporate an international dimension into administration, course design, research and teaching. 96% of attendees polled indicated that the seminar had a significant impact on his/her professional life. Visit www.ciee.org/IFDS.aspx for applications.
The Ping Fellowships provide assistance to faculty, administrators, and staff to participate on IFDS programs. Special consideration is being given to those from community colleges. Awards are in the amount of $1500 and are applied toward the applicant's program fee. Fellowship Application Deadline is January 15, 2007. For an application visit: http://www.ciee.org/IFDS/seminar_details/ping_fellowships.aspx
SUMMER SEMINAR LIST
Ghana Today: Challenges of a Developing Nation 0 6-17-27
Crossing Borders: Culture, Migration and Identity in Senegal + Cape Verde : 6/3 - 6/14
Building a Multiracial, Multicultural society in South Africa: 6/3-6/13
Civil Society, Politics, and Religion in Turkey: 6/19 - 6/30
Uganda : Interdisciplinary Approaches to Public Health: 7/16 - 7/26
Post-war development and reconciliation in Cambodia and Vietnam: 7/1-7/13
China 's Silk Road: 6/13 - 6/26
Exploring China's Southwest: Culture, Society and Ethnicity on the Frontier: 6/13 - 6/25
Cybercities: Exploring the New Business Economies of South India: 6/1- 6/12
Gender and Developing in India : 7/8 - 8/21
Contemporary and Popular Japanese Cultures and Societies: 6/23 - 7/1
Understanding Contemporary Korea: 7/8 - 7/15
International Institutions and the Challenge of Globalization: 6/3 - 6/11
London as text: Art, Theatre and Cultural Identity: 6/11 - 18
Muslim Communities in Contemporary Europe: France & the Netherlands: 6/4 - 14
Transylvania ; at the crossroads of peoples and cultures: 6/11-21
The Celtic Tiger: Reality or Myth: 7/1-7
Reassessing Past and Contemporary Italy : 6/4-11
Eastern Europe and EU Expansion: Dividing line to west or new frontier to east: Poland and Ukraine: 6/9-18
Global Tourism and Sustainability: Spain : 6/21-28
Exploring the coexistence and challenges of neighboring cultures: Spain & Morocco - 5/28-6/8
Changing Social Face fo Brazil - 5/25 - 6/3
Economic Reform, Regional Integration and Democratization: Chile & Argentina - 6/5-14
Development, democracy and human rights in Costa Rica - 7/16-24
Cauldron Caliente - multiple perspectives on racial identity and social privilege - Dominican republic - 5/29 - 6/5
Revolution and neoliberal reform in Nicaragua - 7/3-10

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

The Joing Statement can be found at http://www.aacc.nche.edu/Content/NavigationMenu/ResourceCenter/Services/International/AACCACCT_Joint_Statement.pdf

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Roundtable Highlights from CCLC Conference

CCIE hosted a Roundtable Meeting at the CCLC Conference last November. Twenty participants discussed various ways in which CCIE can assist International Student programs. Zepur Solakian, the new CCIE Vice-President of International Initiative and Programs facilitated the discussion. A number of problems and potential activities were discussed. The highlights are listed below.
1) Emphasize the 2 + 2 concept as an advantage for students. There is a need to let students know exactly what to expect with the 2 + 2 process including how long it will take to obtain a BA and the process involved in transferring. This will help meet up with their parents expectations and support the benefits of a community college education.
2) International Student Office Budgets. For almost all of the CCIE member colleges, the majority of income generated from the international student office goes back to support the campus and very little, if any of these monies goes back into the international program itself.
3) Advising centers are still not recommending community colleges and the perception of no visas being issued to the students attending community colleges persists. While the reality of this is happening less, the stereotypes continue.
Suggestions for Action 1) The need of more workshops and support directions for international student professionals.
2) Proof of rejected students who encounter legitimate visa problems. A website with feedback from the students themselves, voicing concerns was suggested.
3) Advocate for the unique 2 + 2 system that California supports. Making the transfer requirements clear is of utmost importance.
4) Advocate that International Student Offices should be able to keep a minimum of 10% of income generated to support future projects.
5) Explore how to use the International student offices as a "enterprise fund" ( i.e. bookstore) to get more funding.
6) CCIE can work to advocate to hep get student visas for those students trying to study at a CC first.

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CCIE WORKS WITH STA TRAVEL TO ISSUE ISIC CARDS

CCIE is pleased to announce that it is working with STA Travel to issue ISIC card applications directly to colleges which in turn can share them with their international students and with their study abroad students. Gary Rhodes from the Center for Global Education says of the ISIC card that “I continue to consider the ISIC Card a critical piece of smart student travel and also think that getting students connected to ISIC puts them a step forward in terms of both quality personal service and support in case of a challenge during their travel.”
The advantages of this arrangement are the following:

  • Colleges are able to offer the ISIC card to their students without any paperwork or process time and without the need to pre-pay for the card in bulk
  • The only work required from the Study Abroad office is to inform the students about ISIC and give them the application with the CCIE stamp. Students submit the application directly to ISIC.
  • Income generated from the purchase of the cards will go directly into a STA Travel / CCIE Scholarship fund. CCIE member colleges whose students participate in this program will have 1st right to these funds. Please contact Rosalind if you are interested in having the ISIC cards for your students.

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US Electronic Education Initiative for China

The US Department of Commerce, in cooperation with the US Department of State, is inviting colleges to participate in a landmark initiative to promote US higher education opportunities to audiences in China. The purpose of the initiative is to inform Chinese students who are interested in studying outside of China, their parents and advisors about the breadth and depth of the higher education opportunities available in the US. A major component of this initiative is an interactive Internet landing page that will be promoted through TV broadcasts across China. Regionally-accredited institutions have the opportunity to support this initiative and to raise their profile in China by having their school name and contact information displayed on this landing page. For information : http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20061800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/E6-17868.htm

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International Careers Consortium (ICC)

For the past twenty years, non-profit organization, the International Careers Consortium, ICC, has helped foster relationships between three key university constituents regarding international education: career services, international student advising and study abroad. ICC new publications include, two brochures: "It's Easy to Hire an International Student"; "The Job Search Process in the U.S."; and A Guidebook entitled "A Career Planning Guide for International Students." To order a brochure or learn more about ICC, visit www.intlcareers.org/.

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NCAGE April Meeting to Outline a Common Global Studies Course

NCAGE April Meeting to Outline a Common Global Studies Course

NCAGE will host a meeting in April to outline a common Global Studies course that can be used at all CCs and will transfer to CSUs and Ucs. The initiative to have a common course is being led by Joan Powers, Mission College. Course outlines from various UC, CSU and Private Universities have been compiled. Any community college that has a similar course is encouraged to send their outlines to Rosalind at rabyrl@aol.com prior to this meeting. Additional information will be forthcoming.

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AED Guide to Welcoming U.S. Students to Your Campus

The Academy for Educational Development has written a Handbook that discusses best practices in education abroad for those hosting U.S. education abroad participants. The publication provides a comprehensive picture of the educational, student services, housing, and contractual relationships inherent in being a hosting partner with a U.S. educational institution or education abroad program provider. There are dedicated chapters to U.S. higher education, maintaining a successful collaborative relationship, providing appropriate student orientation, and addressing student health, safety, and security concerns. The publication's 360 pages of text include 25 separate appendices containing sample forms and materials.
The Handbook for Hosting is for sale at $85 per copy. To order, please go to: www.cap-aed.org/index.php?id=138, or email AEDStudyAbroad@aed.org, or call +1 (202) 884-8986.

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AACC Guide to Community Colleges in the USA

AACC's 2006-07, A Guide to Community Colleges in the USA , has been distributed worldwide to EducationUSA Advising offices , Embassies, and at AACC's Asia Fall 2006 Fairs. Advertising for the 2007-08 edition will be available in January/February. a http://dbtext.aacc.nche.edu/dbtw-wpd/data/GuideToStudyingCommunityCollegesUSA2006.pdf

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Globalization 101 - an Online Resource

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has produced Globalization101.org, an online resource for students designed to educate young people both in the United States and abroad about the dilemmas and trade-offs of globalization. This resource includes information on cross-disciplinary subjects such as international trade, worldwide health and environmental issues, and global technological changes. The website draws upon the knowledge and expertise of Carnegie scholars and makes it accessible to high school and college students. The website also offers complete lesson plans on a variety of subjects related to globalization that are easily incorporated into high school curricula. By developing content that meets National Standards of Learning, Globalization101.org is a vital tool for bringing unbiased accounts and analysis of globalization issues into the classroom.

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COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS

NCDE New Website

The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange has a redesigned website http://www.miusa.org/ncde That highlights Foreign Language Programs, Community College Exchanges, and Diversity & Disability Links. 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. For more information, please visit http://www.miusa.org/ncde

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Travel Health Clinic Locator

www.InternationalVaccines.com is designed to assist US travelers in determining what precautions and vaccinations may be considered when traveling outside the United States.

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RIVERSIDE COLLEGE RECEIVES 1ST GROUP OF KOREAN STUDENTS

As part of the new MOU signed between CCIE and Soonchunhyang University, CCIE colleges are encouraged to accept 1-2 Korean students for study for 1 semester. Just as Soonchunhyang University provides CCIE students with free tuition and housing, the CCIE participants in this exchange have also agreed to a similar arrangement. The 1st group of Korean student exchanges will study at Riverside College for Fall Semester. Thank you again Riverside for helping to facilitate this MOU. For other CCIE colleges interested in receiving 1-2 Korean students for Spring 2007 or Fall 2007, please contact Rosalind.

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HARTNELL COLLEGE SIGNS MOU WITH MIYAGI UNIVERSITY OF JAPAN

Officials of Hartnell College in Salinas, Calif., and Miyagi University of Sendai, Japan, signed a memorandum of understanding recently that will permit student and faculty exchanges a well as other educational cooperation agreements. Miyagi University recently incorporated Miyagi College. Hartnell and Miyagi College have had a close relationship for the last 25 years. The agreement will promote faculty and student exchanges, joint research projects, and the exchange of academic information. Each institution must pay their own costs in relation to exchanges of faculty, staff, and students. Coming to Hartnell for the signing ceremony was Miyagi University President Shohken Mawatari; English instructor Yosiaki Sato; and Manabu Takagi, vice director of administration. Hartnell President Edward J. Valeau and other college personnel hosted the Japanese delegation. Speaking about the Miyagi agreement, Valeau said, “This agreement of academic exchange and educational cooperation is critical to Hartnell's mission of providing international and intercultural experiences.”

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General CCIE Information

International Business Student Exchange program with Ecole des Sciences et Techniques Commerciales in Marseille, France

ESTC is a fully accredited higher education school of business located in the French Mediterranean city of Marseille.  They offer International Business courses at the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree levels, as well as paid internships in local companies.  ESTC is a certified testing center for the TOEIC and TFI (Test de Francais International).  CCIE Member colleges have an unique opportunity to work directly with ESTC in broadening their international business certificate and degree programs.  If your college is interested in establishing an exchange program with ESTC, please contact Parma O’Bar, International Program Coordinator at parmaobar@estc.fr 

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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the US Department of State and the US Department of Education is part of our effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. Please send to CCIE examples of what you did last year for International Education Week and what you are planning to do this year.

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CCIE COLLEGE SPOTLIGHTS

Spotlights on CCIE member colleges will be provided in future Updates. Please send any information that you would like to share about your college, including information on any international guests who have recently visited your college, and related international educational activities to Rosalind. 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.

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UPDATE YOUR COLLEGES’ INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS ON CCIEWORLD.ORG

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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

October 5-7: CCIE CONFERENCE at the Fremont Marriott Hotel October 12: FACCC Annual Conference: Wilshire Grant Hotel, L.A. November 1-3: NAFSA Region XII Conference: Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas November 1-3: ACIIE Fall Conference - Washington DC November 16: CCIE ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING AT THE CCLC CONFERENCE: Costa Mesa Hilton     8:30 - 9:30 CCIE Annual Business Meeting (everyone is welcome to attend)     9:30- 12:00 POCCSA Grant Recipients Share Best Practices March 1-3, Forum Conference “Standards in a Diverse World: The future of Education Abroad” http://Www.ciee.orgAustin Marriott at the Capitol February 18-22, 2007: AIEA Conference “The Global University: Challenges and Opportunities” Washington D.C. February 22-24, 2007: Association of Academic Programs in Latin American and the Caribbean (AAPLAC) Conference: New Haven, Connecticut. www.aaplac.org

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BENEFITS OF COLLEGE & DISTRICT CCIE MEMBERSHIP

Members of full status are entitled to:

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

 
Please Support CCIE With Your Active Participation!