California Colleges For International Education
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International Education Updates
Watch for information flyers on the upcoming CCIE WORKSHOPS
(1) Creating Orientation Classes for International Students. April 28 at City College of San Francisco. Best practices will be shared at this workshop. Speakers will be listed in the next newsletter.
(2) Health, Safety, and Risk Management for Study Abroad Programs Workshop, hosted by Santa Barbara City College. February 25, from 9:30 - 3:00. Special Guest Speakers will be: Dr. Rod Sangster, U.C.S.B., a representative from the State Department, and Study Abroad Legal Expert, Dr. Gary Rhodes, U.S.C.. Registration includes workshop and luncheon, and will be $ 25 for CCIE Members and $ 35 for Non-CCIE MEMBERS. For reservations, please contact Rosalind at email@example.com or Carola Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
The address of the updated CCIE Web-Page is http://www.rccd.cc.ca.us./ccie
Thanks to the staff at Riverside Community College, CCIE once again has a web-page. Updates highlight 1999-2001 college activities. Only colleges current with their dues will be listed on this page. The information that is put on the web-page comes from the CCIE annual survey. Please return the survey completely to assure that your college is properly represented. Please send all updates and corrections to Rosalind.
STUDY ABROAD BROCHURE
The CCIE Study Abroad Brochure details programs, including brief description, location, dates, prices, contact and phone numbers. For inclusion in the Fall 2000 Edition, (which lists Fall 2000, Winter/Spring Break 2001, Spring 2001, Summer 2001 programs, and Fall 2001), and in our Web-page, please mail updates to Rosalind by April 1.
The CCIE Annual Survey will be sent to all members via e-mail and by regular mail in along with this newsletter. Please respond as promptly as possible so that we can update the Web Page, update our Study Abroad Flyer and begin sharing program information. CCIE is regularly asked for data on members by national/ international consortia. Therefore, even though this survey is extremely long and detailed, the information that we get is invaluable. For 1999-2000, CCIE is working with IIE Open Doors to share information.
Be sure to answer you Open Doors survey, make a copy, and submit it with your CCIE survey!
Thank you in advance for you assistance in this project. This year, all returned surveys will be used as a prototype for a web-update form that will be available this summer. This will eliminate repetitious questions and considerably shorten the length of future surveys.
UPDATES TO THE U.S.C. WEB PAGE
The Center for Global Education at the University of Southern California has added to its Web the ability to connect to universities and colleges around the world. This link enhances existing data about US, Canadian, International, Community Colleges, or other listings of colleges and universities around the world. There is already listings for about 4,000 institutions around the world as well as for links for each country to the "International Association of Universities - UNESCO World Academic Database" for a background on the system of higher education and reference to the government institution responsible for International Cooperation and Exchanges (1996/97 lists). For each institution, there are links to the College or University Homepage; and to the College or University International Relations Office Website. If you would like your college to be listed on this web-page, send your information to Gary Rhodes. The CCIE web-page is already listed on this web-page and hence all CCIE colleges are linked. You can visit with Gary Rhodes at the SBCC Workshop on February 25. Visit the site at <http://www.usc.edu/globaled/wwcu>
STUDY ABROAD & INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROGRAMS GROW
The 1998-1999 Open Doors indicates a growth in Study Abroad Programs. The number or American students studying abroad is up nearly 15% to a record 113,959 students. This number reflects those colleges who have returned their IIE survey. While still less than 10% of all U.S. students spend academic time abroad, the numbers are increasing. For example, St. Olaf College sends 94% of its students abroad. The Open Doors report also indicates a growth in the number of international students who study in the U.S. to 490,933 international students, a growth of 2% from last year!. What is particularly important is that this growth is evident despite substantial drops in enrollments from Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, and Thailand, hard hit by the Asian financial downturn. Despite these drops, Asian students still comprise the largest population of foreign students in the United States, 56 percent. Overall, the foreign student population contributes more than $13 billion to the U.S. economy.
CHANGES IN VISA REGULATIONS TO RECRUIT MORE STUDENTS?
In a report by the Committee on American Leadership in International Education, it was indicated that the U.S. may be losing it's edge in the competition for foreign students and is now examining whether US. Laws and visa regulations are hurting efforts to attract students from abroad. This committee is also studying possible ways to improve the recruitment of international students, including better coordination by U.S. institutions of their overseas recruiting activities. While international student enrollment has increased by 2%, the U.S. is losing it's market share for more than a decade, which has shrunk from 40% in 1980s to 32% today. Last spring, the British government announced a push to attract 75,000 more international students and has included a well-financed marketing campaign, changes in visa regulations that will make it easier for international students to enter and work in Britain. The panel will be presenting its findings and recommendations at the NAFSA Conference in San Diego in May. Chronicle of Higher Education, October 22, 1999: p. A71
WORK ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES
Opportunities for working abroad are one of the more popular forms of study abroad, and SECUSSA estimates that over 30,000 students work abroad annually. The following are some of the deadlines for major work abroad programs. Most of these deadlines have passed, but you can help your students plan for next year:
Some of the major PAID work abroad programs have application deadlines.
JOB FAIRS FOR TEACHING ABROAD -- apply in November for the February Fair. This is for teachers who have certification for K-12 teachers. See website for articles on "Teaching Abroad Without Certification" and "Teaching Abroad for Qualified Teachers" at <www.umich.edu/ ~icenter/overseas>
Dec 1 - CDS CONGRESS- BUNDESTAG PROGRAM (GERMANY) This all-expenses-PAID program consists of 2 months intensive German study, 4 months study at a German university, and a 5-month internship. Summer internships are also offered. German language knowledge is helpful, but not required. Applications <www.cdsintl.org> For more options, see website's article on "Working in German- Speaking Countries" <www.umich.edu/~icenter/overseas.>
DEC 1 - PRINCETON-IN-ASIA offers postions for teaching English in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam. PiA also offers engineering positions in Singapore. Applicants will need to have graduated by the time the job starts. Applications <www.princeton.edu/~pia>
DEC 8 - JET PROGRAM, JAPAN offers positions with no knowledge of Japanese required: 1) Assistant Language Teacher (ALT), to assist teachers of English; 2) Coordinator of International Relations (CIR), to assist local governments with international activities. Assignments are for one academic year and are open to recent graduates. Applications<www.jet.org>
JAN 1 - IAESTE SUMMER INTERNSHIPS IN ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE in over 60 countries. Must have finished junior year by the time of the internship. Applications <www.aipt.org/iaeste.html>
JAN 1 - AMERICAN- SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION INTERNSHIPS IN ENGINEERING OR TEACHING ENGLISH (Feb 1 for Teaching English). Engineering internships available in Finland, Sweden, & Norway. No foreign language knowledge necessary. Application<www.amscan.org>
THE FOLLOWING HAVE NO EXACT DEADLINE - but still require applications.
COUNCIL VOLUNTEER ABROAD: Work in Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, Costa Rica, Canada, China, Australia or New Zealand.
These programs provide a work permit and assistance in looking for a job once you arrive. The average time for finding a job is under 5 days!' Must be a current student to participate. Applications <www.bunac.or>
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM offers paid work placements (with housing provided) in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Finland (technical), Japan (unpaid) and Singapore (engineers).
Applicants must have studied or have working knowledge of at least one year of one of these foreign languages: German, French, Italian, Dutch/Flemish, Chinese or Japanese. Interview will be conducted in the language in which applicant wishes to work (i.e. not English!). Applications <www.icemenlo.com>
PEACE CORPS - no deadline, but apply 9 months in advance. PAID grassroots work in over 90 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Russia, Newly-Independent States, Latin America and the Caribbean. Two-year assignment. Eligibility: US citizens who will have graduated by the time the assignment starts. All majors -- assignments according to major and other skills. Applications <www.peacecorps.gov>
For more options for working abroad, check out the University of Michigan International Center's website (which links to dozens of other selected relevant websites) <www.umich.edu/~icenter/overseas>
NAFSA NATIONAL CONFERENCE
The 52nd NAFSA Annual Conference, "Developing a Creative Climate for International Education" will be held in San Diego, May 26 - June 2. Some of the workshops will include: "Curriculum and Testing for IEPs", "Health and Safety for Education Abroad"; "Frameworks of International Student Advising: Building on the Foundations". Several more workshops and special sessions are planned.
Each month, the CCIE Newsletter would like to highlight the individual achievements of our member colleges. For inclusion in this section, please send an update of your college's current activities to Rosalind.
The new edition of Reference Reviews Europe contains English-language reviews of European reference titles. View <http://www.rre. casalini. com>. Earlier issues can also be accessed there.
STUDY ABROAD IN DIVERSE SETTINGS
Send information regarding non-traditional study abroad programs to Rosalind.
Ireland: North Orange Co.
Czech Republic: Glendale
Greece/Turkey: ART: Napa
Israel: West L.A.
Australia/New Zealand: Shasta
China: San Francisco
China: MARTIAL ARTS: Saddleback
Mongolia: HORSEMANSHIP: Mt. San Antonio
Japan: San Francisco
Thailand: SPORTS MEDICINE: Saddleback
Thailand: CIV.: Saddleback
China/Vietnam: Santa Barbara
Winter/Spring Break 2001
Israel: West L.A.
The Council on International Educational Exchange, 1999-2000 International Faculty Development Seminars are cost-effective tools that help to internationalize the campus and curriculum.
June, 2000 - "New Economic and Social Perspectives on Brazil"
June, 2000 - "Economic Reform, Regional Integration, and Democratization" in Chile and Argentina.
June 4-14 - "The Historic Cities of China"
June 6-17 - "Perspectives on Women in a Central American Society" in Costa Rica
June, 2000 - "Historical and Future Perspectives on the Balkans" in Croatia.
June 2000 - "Facing Old and New Challenges" in Germany
June 2000 - "Hungary at 1000 Years of Statehood"
June 2000 - "Jordan and Geopolitics"
May 28 - June 6 - "Mexico's Transition to a Free Market Economy"
June 2000 - "Strengthening the Peace Process" in Ulster
June 20 -27 - "Art Treasures of the Romanov at the Hermitage Museum"
June 2000 - "Post-Mandela South Africa"
June 2000 - "Past and Present: Camino de Santiago"
June 11 - 12 - "Transformations in Turkey: Economics, Polity, and Religion
July 8-18 - "Contemporary Vietnam"
For more information contact: 1-800-40-STUDY or <http://www.ciee.org/conf>
Every issue, the CCIE Newsletter highlights specific international education programs offered by it's members. The highlight for the March CCIE Newsletter will be on A.A. and Certificate International Programs. If you have specific information on this topic that you would like to share, please send it to Rosalind.
The highlight for February is INTERNATIONALIZING CURRICULUM PROGRAMS
Internationalizing the Curriculum, is the infusion, addition or introduction of international perspectives and themes into existing or new classes through alteration of the curriculum, course activities and lecture focus. Internationalizing the curriculum has been a focus of community college international education programs nationally since the early 1970s. These programs are frequently supported by federal grants, such as Title VIa/b grants, but are also supported by the individual initiatives of each college. In California, since 1984, nine CCIE member colleges have received Title VIa/b grants to internationalize their curriculum. Numerous others received other grants to achieve similar results. On many campuses, however, there are no established programs and faculty work on their own to internationalize their classes.
There are many programs around the country that are specifically designed to assist community college faculty internationalize their curriculum. The growing number of California Community College faculty in these programs reflects the escalating interest in internationalization of the curriculum in our community college classes.
22 CCIE colleges participated in different domestic programs that specialized in teaching faculty how to internationalize their curriculum.
26 CCIE faculty were sent to participate in such domestic programs.
11 faculty added to their list of courses that have been internationalized or incorporated international modules into existing courses.
While it remains critical for individual classes across the curriculum to become internationalized, it is equally important for colleges to offer to their students basic courses that are international in orientation. Since 1990, the number of CCIE colleges that offer such courses is growing annually. Based on those colleges who responded to this section of the survey, the following itemizes the number of CCIE member colleges that offer such courses.
The following colleges sent faculty to participate in the listed domestic international programs.
UCLA SUMMER INSTITUTES Summer, 1998
1 faculty member was sent from each college:
L.A. Pierce; East L.A.; L.A. Valley; L.A. City; L.A. Trade Tech; Glendale; Eastfield College (Texas). L.A. Harbor College sent two faculty.
1 faculty member was sent from each college: Diablo Valley; Mission; Santa Monica; Saddleback and L.A. Valley. Mendocino College sent two faculty
San Diego Mesa (2 faculty); Citrus (1 faculty); San Jose (1 faculty); West Valley/Mission (1 faculty); Saddleback (1 faculty)
INTERCULTURAL SUMMER INSTITUTES
1 Faculty member attended from each of the following colleges: DeAnza; El Camino; Foothill; LASW; Los Rios District; San Jose; Santa Ana; Irvine Valley; and Siskiyous.
2 Faculty members attended from Santa Rosa Jr. College
3 Faculty members attended from Southwestern College
EAST/WEST CENTER IN HAWAII
Citrus (1 faculty); San Francisco (1 faculty); Saddleback (1 faculty)
CCIE COLLEGES THAT OFFER INTERNATIONALLY THEMED COURSES
# of Colleges
Non-European History 29
Cultural Anthropology 36
International Business 24
Cultural Geography 29
Non-European Humanities 27
Intercultural Communications 25
International Relations 13
Ethnic Studies 31
Multicultural Studies 16
International Studies 9
The following CCIE member colleges offered new internationalized modules or classes during the 1998-1999 academic year.
CHAFFEY: Study of Chinese Politics
COLLEGE OF DESERT: Cultural Anthropology and Cultural Geography
L.A. PIERCE: International Management, International Marketing; International Finance; Global Business; Basics of Import; Basics of Export and Introduction to International Trade.
NORTH ORANGE COAST CCD: Cultural Anthropology; International Marketing for Small Business; Understanding Multicultural Markets within the U.S.; International Marketing; African-American History in the U.S. African History; Hispanic Civilization; Introduction to Chicana/o History and Culture; Asian Civilization; History of the Americas; History of Mexico; Introduction to the Middle East; History of the United States; Asian-American History; People and Culture in East Asia; Minority Communities in the U.S.; Voices of America: Studies in Multicultural Literature; Sport and the U.S. Society; Cross-Cultural Conflicts in interpersonal Relationships.
PERALTA: Vista College: We have a grant to do this. We are developing 20 modules/changes to existing courses.
RIVERSIDE: Many courses added international dimensions eight years ago.
SAN DIEGO CCD: Mesa: African, Oceanic and Native American Art.; Survey of Pre-Columbian Art. Intro to Asian History, Humanities, Literature, and Philosophy
Cultural Anthropology; Cultural Geography, Travel Geography, World Geography
Ethnic Studies: Native American Indian Studies; Asian Pacific American Studies; Filipino Studies; Black Studies, Chicano Studies
History of the Americans; History of England and the Commonwealth
International Politics - Contemporary; The Middle East Today
Spanish Civilization World History; Masterpieces of World Literature; World Music
Philosophy of Women in World Culture; World Religions
SAN DIEGO CCD - City: Cultural Anthropology; Cultural Geography and Intercultural Communications.
SISKIYOUS: English 28 - Multicultural Communications
VENTURA CCD: Oxnard: Women, Culture & Society; Int'l. Management; British Authors; History of the Americas; International Relations; Psychology.
WEST VALLEY/ MISSION CCD: The Developing World; Introduction to Peace Studies; and Sex and Gender Issues Around the World.
The Winter Conference of ICEED, International Consortium for Educational & Economic Development will be held on February 24-26, 2000 in San Antonio, Texas at the Radisson Hotel Downtown. ICEED brings together higher education institutions from Canada, Mexico and the United States to advance community and economic development by sharing resources, developing projects, programs and relationships of mutual interest and benefit. For further information please contact the following: Francisco Bertot at email@example.com
San Diego Stat University is offering a Japan Studies Institute 2000, June 5-30, that helps faculty incorporate Japanese Studies Into the Undergraduate Curriculum by scholars, artists, journalists, business and foundation executives, and government officials about Japanese culture, history, civilization, language, business and economics. Sasakawa Fellowships provides tuition, housing, up to $500 for transportation and a $675 stipend for study at the Institute. Institutions whose faculty are accepted for the Institute pay a partial tuition of $500. The Fellowships are available to all Institute participants. For addition information and application materials, contact: Patricia Fesci, Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
The following are new web-links for your review.
Work Abroad Options: University of Michigan International Center's website (which links to dozens of other selected relevant websites) <www.umich.edu/~icenter/overseas>
1999 State Senate Report
It was recently brought to my attention that in the April 1999, Senate Rostrum, Bill Scroggins, then President, Faculty Academic Senate wrote an article, "International and Global Education" depicting his views on international and global education. In this article he discussed the concerns of the Academic Senate. He began by discussing the report "Looking to the Future" and defined the various international and global programs offered by colleges in our state and the frequency of their offerings.
In conclusion, he write:
"The value of giving our students an international perspective is clear. Our students are generally quite insular in their view of the world, a conclusion that is supported by the recent Carnegie Foundation report, Reinventing Undergraduate Education. As with Multicultural Education, which gives our students comparisons among ways of life of groups within our own country, International Education broadens the perspectives of our students and can be a springboard for an understanding and tolerance that is sorely needed in this country.
The problem that I have is with the Global Education portion of this equation, those programs in which we assist our own companies with doing business overseas or in which we assist foreign businesses in learning what American industry has to offer.
Here I think we are straying from our primary mission to educate the residents of California. And I have a problem with the use of this state's precious education dollars for activities that so directly benefit individual businesses - particularly those in foreign countries. In my opinion, these types of activities should be confined to contract education in which the full costs - both direct and indirect-are covered by the businesses which benefit. Until the proposals that I see coming from Sacramento meet these criteria, I cannot support them.
Currently, a Board of Governors grant is supporting the work of the International/ Global Education Network Task Force, chaired by Brice Harris, chancellor of the Los Rios Community College District, and staffed by Juan Cruz of the Chancellor's Office. Our own Executive Committee members Dennis Smith and Mark Snowhite have been liaisons to this group. Those of you who would like to know more about this issue can contact Juan Cruz at (916) 327-2987."
WANTED: COLLEGE PARTNERS
Dr. Brenda Robinson, Dean, Office of International Affairs, at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, wants community colleges that offer a two-year program in social work AND have institutional experience in international work, preferably in China. If your college fits this description and you would be interested in discussing participation in a grant-funded venture in China, please contact Dr. Robinson directly at 616/895-3898 or send an e-mail to email@example.com
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The following are upcoming events of interest to CCIE members
February 23-26, 2000. Association of Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean Oaxaca,Mexico Conference. <lamsadm@ uconnv. uconn.edu>
February 25, 2000 CCIE Study Abroad Legal Issues and Orientation Workshop. To be held at Santa Barbara City College, from 9:30 - 3030. Registration is $ 25 for CCIE Members. For reservations, contact Rosalind.
April 6-8. "Infusing Global Education in the Third Millennium: Systems, Strategies and Support for Community Colleges." ACIIE Spring Conference. Hilton, Crystal City at National Airport, Arlington, VA.
April 28: CCIE WORKSHOP: International Student Orientation Classes and Programs. Hosted by City College of San Francisco. For more information, please contact Rosalind.
MAY 28 - JUNE 2: NAFSA 2000 in San Diego: "Developing a Creative Climate for International Education" <http://www.nafsa.org/sandiego>
CCIE TREASURER's REPORT
The following colleges have submitted their 1999-2000 CCIE Dues, as of January 31, 2000. Thank you for your continued support. If your college is not listed, please check to see if your 1999-2000 dues have been processed.
Cerritos College; Chaffey College; College of the Desert; Contra Costa CCD; El Camino College; Glendale College; Mt. San Antonio College; North Orange Community College District; Riverside College; San Diego CCD; San Francisco CCD; Santa Barbara City College; Santa Monica College; Santa Rosa Jr. College; Shasta College; State Center CCD; West-Valley/Mission CCD; Yosemite CCD
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Editor, Rosalind Raby, Ph.D. Director, CCIE