CCIE Newsletter
Vol. 6, no. 4-6 December 2007 - February 2008

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In This Issue:

CCIE ACTIVITIES, MEETING & OTHER IMPORTANT DATES INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION - GENERAL INFORMATION INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CORNER COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS GENERAL CCIE INFORMATION
NAFSA EDUCATION ABROAD TASK FORCE REPORT

NAFSA convened a NAFSA task force composed of 12 college and university presidents and senior administrators, who met in late 2007. The task force issued its report, in January 2008, outlining 14 criteria for effective institutional management of study abroad. The report, titled Strengthening Study Abroad: Recommendations for Effective Institutional Management, is intended to prompt discussion and reflection at the highest levels on university and college campuses about how each institution can effectively integrate, sustain, and strengthen study abroad. 

The report concluded that Study Abroad Is a Public Good that provides opportunities for learning that are critical to the education of American college students and, over the long term, to the ability of the United States to lead responsibly, collaborate abroad, and compete effectively in the global arena. Such learning includes foreign language skills, crosscultural understanding, and an appreciation of our diverse and interconnected world—essential tools of citizenship and leadership in the 21st century.  The growth of study abroad—an integral part of any campus internationalization effort—brings with it new challenges for presidents, senior administrators, and study abroad professionals. Like any other rapidly expanding activity, study abroad needs the attention of top campus leaders to ensure that it is integrated into the academic program; operates in a fashion that is consistent with sound business practices related to contracting, risk management, and accountability; and serves the needs of students. Getting that balance right is ultimately the responsibility of institutional leadership.

This report is endorsed by six Higher Education Associations: American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), the American Council on Education (ACE), the Association of American Universities (AAU), the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), and the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC).
Task Force Members Indlude: John K. Hudzik (Chair), Vice President, Global Engagement and Strategic Projects, Michigan State University; Karen Hunter Anderson, Vice President for Adult Education and Institutional Support, Illinois Community College Board; Joseph Brockington, Associate Provost for International Programs, Kalamazoo College; Robert A. Corrigan, President, San Francisco State University; Everett Egginton, Dean, International Border Programs and NAFSA President-elect, New Mexico State University; Pamela Brooks Gann, President,
Claremont McKenna College; Marlene M. Johnson, Executive Director and CEO,
NAFSA: Association of International Educators; Pamela Jolicoeur, President, Concordia College (Moorhead, MN); Kavita Pandit, Senior Vice Provost, Academic Affairs, The State University of New York; Kathleen Sideli, Associate Vice President for Overseas Study, Indiana University; Thelma B. Thompson, President, University of Maryland-Eastern Shore; and Humphrey R. Tonkin, President Emeritus, University of Hartford

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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK 2007 INFORMATION REQUESTS

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 are planing to do for International Education Week 2007.  We will be happy to post it on our web-site.

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CCIE-POCCSA INSTITUTIONAL GRANT RECIPIENTS

CCIE awarded the last two POCCSA Institutional Grants in Winter 2007.  With funds from IFSA, CCIE has over the past two years awarded a total of 9 Institutional grants and 35 Student Scholarships.  The last two institutional grants were awarded to Berkeley and Chaffey colleges. Berkeley College is developing a program to Mexico for Spanish Language and Mexican Civilization and Chaffey College is developing a program to Turkey (with side trips to Egypt, Crete and Greece) for the Arts of Islam and Islamic Intersection with Western Civilization.  CCIE would like to thank Nancy Wolf, San Jose College for being a reviewer.

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THE SCHOLARSHIP DIVERSITY GRANTS FOR CCIE STUDENTS

The Scholar Ship and CCIE are pleased to announce a new Diversity Grants for CCIE students.  Scholarships will range from $ 2,500 - $ 10,000.  Students must attend a CCIE member college that is current with their dues.

The Scholar Ship is committed to ensuring its student body and staff are as diverse as possible. To make certain it achieves the socio-economic and geographic objectives of its student diversity goals, it has established a generous scholarship fund to help make this opportunity a reality for everyone. Through CCIE, The Scholar Ship is awarding scholarships of up to $10,000 exclusively to students from CCIE Member Colleges. Scholarships will be awarded to students with a demonstrated record of academic achievement and community leadership. Interested students meeting this criteria may complete a Letter of Interest and essay, describing how their participation onboard The Scholar Ship will be of benefit to them and prepare them for their future career.

About The Scholar Ship:
The Scholar Ship is a semester-long academic program aboard a dedicated passenger ship that traverses the globe as an oceangoing campus. Students and staff from around the world come together to form a transnational learning community designed to develop their intercultural competence and leadership skills. The Scholar Ship is an international education initiative developed in collaboration with seven international universities and a host of multinational organizations. The program's Consortium of Academic Stewards collaborates on the quality oversight and accreditation of all academic offerings and standards. Academic programs offered by The Scholar Ship meet the same quality standards as those on the campuses of the Consortium's member institutions: Al Akhawayn University (Morocco), Cardiff University (UK), Fudan University (China), Macquarie University (Australia), Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico), University of California, Berkeley (USA), and University of Ghana (Ghana).

How to Apply:
Scholarships will be awarded to students with a demonstrated record of academic achievement and community leadership. Interested students meeting this criteria may complete a Letter of Interest and essay, describing how their participation onboard The Scholar Ship will be of benefit to them and prepare them for their future career. Each award will be contingent on the student's admittance to The Scholar Ship program.

For more information and to access the Letter of Interest form, please
visit: http://www.ccieworld.org/tssgrant.html

Contact Information: Belinda Yanda, West Coast Institutional Relations Manager
Tel: +1 410.962.7344 ext. 39 or 1 410 864-8324 Email: BYanda@TheScholarship.com
www.TheScholarShip.com

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ISIC CARD ORDER FORM ON CCIE WEB-PAGE

CCIE is pleased to announce a direct link on our web-page to have your students or faculty order a STA Travel ISIC card (International Student Identity Card) with the CCIE stamp: http://www.ccieworld.org/saprograms.php

  •             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.
  •             If you are going to have your students order an ISIC card, please make sure it is one with the CCIE stamp so that we can add to our scholarship fund for the future.
  •             Provide information to your students in your program information packages, program application, other registration materials and at orientation / information meetings.
If you need ISIC card applications with the CCIE stamp, go directly to : http://www.ccieworld.org/saprograms.php or contact Stuart Walker swalker@statravel.com with the number of applications that you need and they will be mailed directly to you for information meetings, orientations, pre-departure meetings.

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NEW STUDENT WEB PAGE TO SHARE STUDY ABROAD INFORMATION

Chris Carter, the Long Beach City College study abroad coordinator from 2003-2007 has created a central place to share study abroad information. The web-page is in the “beta” testing phase, www.vagaboo.com and has three ways for students to share their study abroad knowledge and experience. A “Wiki” for each country (kind of like Wikipedia) where students can write about issues of housing, food, daily life, relationships, etc. A Discussion Board for announcing upcoming events and posting questions. A Chat function for live conversations. To ontribute to the Wiki pages. Just click on a region and follow the links to the wiki page for a country. Here you can write information that covers your study abroad student’s commonly asked questions. Forward this email to former study abroad students who can share their experiences. Once a critical mass of information is attained, the site will be immensely useful for prospective study abroad students. Let me know what you think. You can email me at ccarter@lbcc.edu or comments@vagaboo.com

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CAPA SUPPORTS CCIE THROUGH ISIC CARD

The Provider, CAPA, is helping to support California community college students, and CCIE by including the ISIC Card Application, with the CCIE stamp, to all California community college students who participate in the CAPA programs. The CCIE Student Scholarship Fund will benefit greatly from this very generous effort. For additional information on CAPA, its programs, and especially on the individually designed faculty-led programs, please contact Edward Helgeson, CAPA West Program Development Consultant at ehelgeson@capa.org or Web: www.capa.org

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CIEE INTERNATIONAL FACULTY DEVELOPMENT SEMINARS (IFDS)

The CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars Programs are for community college faculty or administrators and aims to take an interdisciplinary look at its theme. As such, educators from all academic disciplines and administrative offices to apply. The IFDS seminars are concentrated, short-term, educational experiences designed to explore fascinations, challenge preconceptions, and open eyes to a wide variety of issues shaping the world today. Educators return to campus motivated to incorporate a new international dimension into course design, teaching, research, and advising. 26 seminars are on offer for Summer 2008:

Australia - Climate Change: The Reefs and Waterways of Australia
Botswana - Social and Political Transformations
Brazil - The Environmental Impact of Brazil's Economic Growth
Denmark - Social Welfare and Public Health in Scandinavia
Georgia & Azerbaijan - The Caucasus in Transition
Italy - Presenting the Past: History, Visual Arts, and the Case of Ferrara
Jordan - Middle East Conflict and Cooperation
Mongolia - Empire and Democracy
Peru - A Fusion of Identities: Examining Peru's Complex Past, Present, and Future
Senegal - Balancing Tradition and Change
Spain - The Mediterranean City at the Crossroads: Bringing the Past into the Future
United Arab Emirates & Oman - Sharia, Islamic Finance, and Contemporary Society

The application deadline is February 15, 2008. ifds@ciee.org or brascoe@ciee.org

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2008 U.S. INSTITUTE OF PEACE: ANNUAL SEMINAR FOR COMMUNITY

The United States Institute of Peace is now accepting applications for its annual seminar for community college faculty and administrators - Global Peace and Security in Community Colleges and the Communities They Serve - to be held May 27-June 1, 2008 in Washington, DC. The Institute is an independent nonpartisan national institution established and funded by Congress. Its mission is to help prevent, manage, and resolve violent conflicts by empowering others with knowledge, skills, and resources, as well as through direct involvement in peacebuilding efforts. 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/ccfs.html. The deadline for applications is March 14, 2008. WHEN YOU APPLY, MENTION THAT YOU ARE A MEMBER OF CCIE.

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AACC AND IIE WORKSHOP FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGES: "PROMOTING STUDY ABROAD AT THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE: WHAT WORKS BEST"

Workshop: March 24 - New York City at IIE Headquarters.

Limited travel grant funding is available. Contact Judith Irwin for application:

AACC is working to develop more services for community college study abroad administrators. Therefore, please send me the contact information for the study abroad person on your campus, so that we can communicate with them directly about these various activities and opportunities. If you are the contact person, please let us know.
This community college workshop will take place on the day after IIE's 3rd Annual Best Practices Conference. You can attend both events for an additional fee or attend only the March 14 workshop. See the registration form enclosed.
Topics will include best practices, overcoming challenges, funding opportunities for study abroad and more. Please forward this email to the relevant person on your campus. See information included below and also available at:
http://www.iienetwork.org/?p=IIE_AACC_2008

WORKSHOP TOPICS INCLUDE (an agenda is enclosed):
- Funding Opportunities for Study Abroad
- Best Practices: Effective Ways to Expand Study Abroad on Your Campus
- Overcoming Challenges in Promoting Study Abroad at Community Colleges
- Internationalizing Community Colleges: A World of Opportunities
- Tracking Student Mobility: How to Use Open Doors Data to Promote International Education on Your Campus

EARLY-BIRD PRICE (a registration form is enclosed):
Early-bird Registration Deadline: February 15

$120 Member Price (for AACC or IIE members)
$150 Non-Member Price
$105 Campus Teams (for each additional person from same institution)

For registration and logistical details (hotels, airports):
http://www.iienetwork.org/?p=IIE_AACC_2008

Optional:
Participants can also register for IIE's 3rd Annual Best Practices Conference which takes place on Thursday March 13, 2008. Fees are also listed on the registration form enclosed. For further information and registration, visit:
http://www.iienetwork.org/?p=IIE_AACC_2008

Contact: Shannon Bishop at sbishop@iie.org or at (212) 984-5370 or Judy Irwin at jirwin@aacc.nche.edu or (202) 728-0200, ext. 233.

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STATE DEPARTMENT WEBSITE FOR INTERNATIONAL AUDIENCES LAUNCHED

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced the launch of a State Department new interactive Website for International Audiences, America.gov. The interactive Web site provides in-depth material on U.S. policies, culture, and values, incorporating the latest in multi-media, video, forum discussions, polls, and quizzes. www.america.gov

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CCID 32ND ANNUAL CONFERENCE: "GLOBAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE: STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS " (GROWING GLOBAL PROGRAMS AT THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

This is an invitation to all community and technical colleges in the State of California to attend our 32rd Annual Conference in Long Beach, California which is set to take place February 23 - 26, 2008. The conference program is currently set so please go to the CCID web-site for more details.

The registration is still open, and we would definitely encourage your participation as the conference is practically in your neighborhood. If you plan on attending, please notify on the registration form that you are from the California college [in the space under "International Guest Luncheon"] and we will still honor "EARLY BIRD" rates: http://www.kirkwood.edu/site/index.php?p=726

Hotel reservations can be also submitted through our website: http://ccid.kirkwood.cc.ia.us/calendar/annualconfer/index.htm Please note that in order to receive the guaranteed rate, hotel reservations must be made prior to January 25th, 2008.

Please let us know if you have any questions:
Hotel information - Andrea Siebenmann (asieben@kirkwood.edu)
Registrations and payments - Amanda Cook (acook@kirkwood.edu)

We will look forward to seeing you in Long Beach!
CCID Office

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IIE NETWORK UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS INTERVIEW SERIES

IIE has launched a University Presidents Interview Series to help provide readers with a perspective on how the upper levels of higher education administration interpret the importance of internationalization and the role fo the university in promoting it. These interviews will also discuss how international experiences have impacted the careers of the Presidents interviewed and how best to equipt today’s students for an increasingly global world. The first series of interview include President John B. Simpson, University at Buffalo; President Stephen M. Curtis, Community College of Philadelphia; and President Ruth J. Simmons, Brown University. To access these interviews go to www.iienetwork.org/?p=InterviewSeries.
To nominate a President, contact Shannon Bishop at sbishop@iie.org

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DAAD OFFERS INTERNSHIPS IN GERMANY FOR STUDENTS OF APPLIED SCIENCES

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is granting 45 scholarships to study and intern in Germany for students of Applied Sciences. This is a unique opportunity for students to accelerate their personal and intellectual growth and to add invaluable academic and professional credentials to their resume. The scholarship includes a full academic semester of study abroad at one of the UAS7 universities in Germany; AND a one-semester professional internship experience in a company or research institute in Germany. In addition, selected students will receive a generous monthly scholarship and stipend. Sophomores in engineering, science, life sciences, business, management, economics, architecture, art, design, journalism or social work are invited to apply. German language knowledge is an asset, but not mandatory. DUEDATE is February 15, 2008. For the application visit http://www.uas7.org

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1ST ANNUAL GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

The Global Leadership Institute, Boulder (GLI-Boulder) is dedicated to uniting international student leaders and giving them the skills and ability to create transformative change in our world. GLI-Boulder is a 5 week intensive international academic and experiential leadership institute that will be held from June 6 - July 6, 2008 in Boulder, Colorado. The uniqueness of GLI-Boulder lies in our purpose: to make the theoretical real. Scholars have the opportunity to compete for $50,000 grants awarded by the Transformative Action Institute at the completion of the program! Rather than just studying principles of change, we will provide our scholars with the real world skills and experience necessary to carry out that change. We will accept 20 student leaders from around the world. www.globalleaders.info/boulder.asp

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COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS

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.

GENERAL CCIE INFORMATION
UPDATE YOUR COLLEGES’ INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS ON CCIEWORLD.ORG
Please review the CCIE web-site to make sure that you college is accurately listed. The CCIE web-site includes information on all programs related to international education and highlights awards, grants, and other information to showcase your college. Please send any updates to Rosalind at rabyrl@aol.com
Please note: one of the CCIE member colleges has sold out their Spring Italy program. They are now looking to see what other CCIE colleges are offering programs in Italy where they can send their students. Therefore it is critical that all your information on the CCIE website is updated so that accurate information can be shared with students.

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HELP SUPPORT OTHER CCIE COLLEGES : SHARE INFORMATION ON STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS

Lake Tahoe Community college Peru Study Abroad
Dates: May 1st - June 28th, 2008. Price: $3995 (Optional Group Airfare is an additional $1,270)
Cusco is considered the archaeological capital of the Americas. It is the largest tourist destination in Peru and known to be the former capital of the Inca Empire. Surrounding areas include the Inca ruins of Saqsaywaman. This monumental complex is considered the first of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Students will tour Inti Raymi and watch a re-enactment of the Festival of the Sun. A professional tour guide will explain the significance of the Inca ceremony to honor the Sun God and plead for his return. Students will live with a host family in single room accommodations including three meals daily, a weekly cultural calendar including half-day guided visit to Koricancha and Santo Domingo complex, local Inca ruins of Saqsaywaman and Tambomachay, and a 5-day trek to Machu Picchu.

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UPDATE YOUR COLLEGES’ INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS ON WWW.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

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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • February 22 -2 6: CCID Conference: Long Beach
  • March 18 - 22: Comparative and International Education Society Conference: New York City
  • April 2 - 4: Forum Conference: Boston
  • May 25 - 30: NAFSA Conference: Washington DC

CCIE Corporate Sponsorship provided by:

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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.

MEMBER COLLEGES CURRENT WITH 2007-2008 DUES AS OF FEBRUARY 1
CCIE dues help support our activities such as the Newsletter, Web-Page, Workshops, and Student Scholarships and Faculty Grants. CCIE gives each of you our sincere thanks for your continued support for CCIE.
Butte; Cabrillo; Citrus; Coast District; Contra Costa District; College of the Desert; El Camino; Foothill/DeAnza; Hartnell; Lake Tahoe; Long Beach City; Los Rios District; Marin; Ohlone; Peralta District; Rio Hondo; San Bernardino Valley; San Jose/Evergreen District; Santa Barbara; Santa Rosa; Shasta; Sierra; Solano; Southwestern; State Center District; West Valley-Mission District

Please Support CCIE With Your Active Participation!

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