February 2002: vol. 11, no. 7

California Colleges For International Education

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International Education Updates

CCIE WORKSHOP SERIES: `01-`02

The 3rd workshop will be held in Lake Tahoe on the theme of Study Abroad: Establishing Priorities for the Next Decade May 3-4. Roundtables will be on defining best-practice for initiating implementing and evaluating Programs; Legal & Safety Issues; and Contractor's Profiles. Pre-Registration for CCIE members is $ 75 ($ 85 after March 15) and $ 85 for non-members ($ 95 after March 15). Arrangements have been made with Embassy Suits for reduced rates for that weekend. For registration, please contact Rosalind.

MEGA-CONFERENCE

The Chancellor's Office is sponsoring a special session on International Student Data Collection at the Mega Conference on April 11. Details to come.

NAFSA R & T WORKSHOPS

Region XII Northern District will offer two Roundtable & Training (R&T) Workshops. Pre-registration is April 5.

  • CAFSS R&T WORKSHOP: City College of San Francisco - Phelan Campus, April 19
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE R&T WORKSHOP: Foothill Community College, April 29, 2002: 9:00 - 3:00

NAFSA STUDY ABROAD AND FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP

NAFSA is hosting a "Study Abroad and Financial Aid" workshop at CSU Sacramento on March 8 from 9:00 - 5:00. Cost is $ 35 for NAFSA Members. The workshop is a great opportunity for financial aid and study abroad administrators to develop a better understanding of each other's role on campus and to collaborate on problem solving. Study abroad professionals and their financial aid colleagues should register for the workshop together. The workshop will be conducted by Workshop Chairpersons Charles Gliozzo (Michigan State University), Susan Pugh (Indiana University), and a panel of CSU, Sacramento educators. The workshop is being co-sponsored by AIFS and NAFSA. For registration visit: www.nafsa.org and click on "Professional and Educational Resources," "Training" and "Upcoming Training."

STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS

GILMAN AWARDS

2nd Cycle Winter/Spring 2002 Awards: up to $5,000 are open to undergraduates who satisfy the following:

  1. Applicant is a citizen of the United States. Permanent Residents are not eligible.
  2. Applicant is in good standing (community colleges ARE eligible)
  3. Applicant is receiving federal Pell Grant funding during the academic term of his/her application
  4. Applicant is applying to OR has been accepted to a credit-granted study abroad program that begins January 1 - April 30, 2002. Proof of program acceptance is required for the FINAL award disbursement.
  5. Applicant will not study in a country which is currently under a Travel Warning issued by the United States Department of State.
  6. Applicant must comply with the Fly America Act, which stipulates that recipients of federal funds fly on US Flagged Carriers.

For more information contact: gilman@iie.org

INS FEES GO UP

After February 19, many of the fees that DSO's use will increase. Any application arriving at the CSC on this date or after must have the new fee or it will be returned. See the INS for more information. Some forms affected are: I-102; 100I-539 & I-824; 140I-765; 120.

CEA STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS

Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA) gives 7 scholarships at $ 700 each to promote international understanding among students by providing them with the means to study abroad. Although community colleges are welcome to compete, none of the winners this year were community college students. All under-graduates are eligible, but preference is given to students with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, who meet the requirements for the study abroad program and the scholarship to which they are applying. Applicants must submit a completed application and an essay on how they anticipate studying abroad will impact their personal and academic lives.

Upcoming Scholarship Application Deadlines are:

  • March 15 - Summer Session
  • April 15 - Fall Semester
  • October 15 - Spring Semester

None of this year's recipients were from community colleges and they are anxious to award community college students. Please let CCIE know if any of your students are applying for these awards. For more information, visit www.gowithcea.com/r/secussa-scholar.asp

FREEMAN SCHOLARSHIPS

Application deadline for the SIT Freeman Grant is March 15, 2002 for fall semester, 2002. The School for International Training, SIT Study Abroad, offers a merit award to undergraduates applying to a SIT Study Abroad semester in China, Viet Nam or Mongolia. The SIT Freeman Grant will fund a significant portion of the program cost. SIT has received generous funding from the Freeman Foundation for the purpose of educating undergraduates about Asia through our field-based study abroad programs. The SIT Freeman Grant can be applied to the following programs:China, Yunnan Province: Languages and Cultures Viet Nam: Culture and Development Mongolia: Culture and DevelopmentAwards are based on academic performance, curricular interest and the ability to carry out independent field study. Ideally, reference letters are written by faculty in the student's field of study that are relevant to the program curriculum and to the proposed independent study project. Students who win the award must complete all required application and supplementary materials in order to participate on the program. Only undergraduate students are eligible. For information contact: studyabroad@sit.edu or visit SIT's Study Abroad website.

NASBIT CONFERENCE

The NASBITE Conference will be held April 10-13 at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway in San Francisco. Several CCIE member colleges will have faculty and staff making presentations, including: El Camino College; Santa Ana College; and West Valley College.

TRAVEL IN CUBA

Cuba, the "forbidden" island only 90 miles from Miami, is one of contrast and controversy. With renewed educational exchanges, the question remains: How to travel to Cuba legally and what does the future of trade look like with Cuba?" Under the Clinton administration certain travel to Cuba was relaxed with respect to legal travel. The travel is regulated by the Treasury department, more specifically OFAC, the office of foreign assets control. Global Educational Facilitation recently provided a trip to Cuba for Diablo Valley College that covered Havana and surrounding provinces. Tour participants met with professionals and locals to discuss the "Cuban Reality" and what the future of relations between Cuba and the United States would be. Future trips are also being planned.

By Paul Bardwil, President Global Educational Facilitation

SAFETY, HEALTH, LEGAL, & ETHICAL ISSUES SECTION

In light of recent events, the CCIE Newsletter now includes a monthly section on Safety, Legal, Ethical and Health Issues regarding all international educational programs, including on-going discussions AND responses from our members.

Additional resources:

http://travel.state.gov

State Department Alerts The Department of State distributes information each February on safety abroad. The hope is that this knowledge will allow students not to be caught off-guard by ignorance of local laws and customs or to themselves become victims of crime. It is estimated that over 2,500 American citizens are arrested abroad annually, about half on narcotics charges, including possession of very small amounts of illegal substances, of public intoxication.

For the latest travel safety information, view: http://travel.state.gov

State Department Advisories State Department's website for ALL types of advisories, whether "consular information sheets","public announcements", or "travel warnings." To receive the State Department advisories e-mails, subscribe to "DOSTRAVEL" at http://www.state.gov/www/listservs_cms.html

Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) U.S. Department of State office that foster information exchange between American companies with overseas operations and the U.S. Government. A new University Working Group, task force has sent a letter to 2,200 presidents of national colleges and universities detailing OSAC*s free resources. These resources include: electronic database, publications, e-mail announcements, security-oriented website, access to security analysts and specialists in security issues covering all regions of the world. OSAC works closely with the Department of State's Bureau of Consular affairs, but is part of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security. Obtaining information from both bureaus can provide a broader base for institutional decision-making. OSAC's website is at http://www.ds-osac.org.

AACRAO

The International Education Services of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) has a "Bill of Rights and Responsibilities for International Students and Institutions" document.

STUDY ABROAD & DISABILITIES

The U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights ruled last December that Arizona State University did not have to provide a deaf student who wanted to participate in a study-abroad program with the same interpreter services that, by law, must be provided on campus. The University argued that neither the Americans With Disabilities Act nor Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 required the university to provide auxiliary aids and services in overseas programs that are not run by the university. Arizona State has paid for services for students attending their own study abroad programs. This ruling may have negative repercussions for study abroad students with disabilities for future programs for all colleges.

TRAVEL & TOURISM MOBILE CLASSROOM

The Hogan Family Foundation's Travel & Tourism Institute's Mobile Classroom teaches about the benefits of travel & tourism and is known nationally as a moving billboard for the Travel & Tourism industry for thousands of people across the U.S. For information contact: lacoulson@hoganfoundation.org

STUDY ABROAD FINANCIAL AID BILL CONSIDERED

New York State Assembly is considering Assembly Bill 7318 to create "an undergraduatescholarship program to enable an individual of limited financial means from New York State to spend time studying abroad in a non-English speaking country for up to a full academic year." If approved, a New York International Scholarship will supplement, up to $1,000, funds received by an individual from the newly established, federally funded Gilman International Scholarship Program. Similar legislation was introduced in the New York State Senate on April 17, 2001. Currently, AB7318,has been referred to the Committee on Higher Education. Other states are reportedly also considering introducing similarlegislation.

AREA STUDY GROUP

Two SOCCIS sub-committees are the Latin American Study Group and the China Colloquium. To date, there are very few community college faculty who belong to either group. Membership is free and enables you to get current information on these areas of the world. For the Latin American group, contact and for the China Colloquium contact Richard Gunde.

IN-STATE TUITION RATES FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

There is wide disagreement to the issue of allowing in-state tuition rates for illegal immigrants. While there is Federal policy, several states have taken their own paths. Federal mandates state: "An alien who is not lawfully present in the United States shall not be eligible on the basis of residence within a state (or political subdivision) for any postsecondary education benefit unless a citizen or national of the United States is eligible for such a benefit (in no less an amount, duration, and scope) without regard to whether the citizen or national is such a resident." However, in California and Texas bills were signed to provide in-state tuition rates to some immigrants living in the state illegally. In California this applies to those who attend a California high school for at least three years and graduate and sign an affidavit pledging to apply for permanent residency as soon as they are eligible. Proponents say the bill complies with federal law because it bases eligibility for cheaper tuition on where a person went to high school rather than on residency status. New York and Wisconsin have taken reverse action and are now denying in-state tuition rates.

CCIE COLLEGE SPOTLIGHTS

Spotlights on CCIE member colleges are provided in every Newsletter. Please send updates of any information that you would like to share about your college and related international educational activities to Rosalind.

FIRST GLOBAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE By Don Culton

The American community college is a useful model for other nations struggling to meet the educational needs of the 21st Century. But, the American example is difficult to transfer to other environments where university elitism, entrenched interests and lack of funding are the norm. In Thailand an experiment in two-year, post-secondary education copied from the United States has been developing for the past six years. The First Global Community College in rural Nong Khai, eastern Thailand, has had growing pains but now enrolls several hundred students seeking to escape the poverty they were born into.

Much of the top echelon of government, industry, and education of the nation carries degrees from American universities. Though this government scholarship funded cadre tends to perpetuate a university dominated educational system, some have observed and studied the democratic, decentralized, open-door, two-year American college. Meetings between American and Thai educators are taking place with a goal of increasing contacts. Their officials express interest in creating a Thai version of the community college. They see the potential, especially in under served rural areas, to extend learning opportunities to the Thai population by emulating the American example. It is not so easy to do, however. In spite of only casual support from Thai educational authorities, FGCC has survived its infancy and is advancing to toddler status.

With many words of encouragement, a steady stream of interested visitors, but little financial investment, the U. S. community college establishment has participated in the growth of this college. Active past involvement has included members of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. By necessity FGCC has begun as a private venture, not the publicly funded example that we know. It also has had to depend on low paid local instructors and volunteers from abroad to fill teaching assignments. Classes are taught in English.

In meetings recently with Dr. Pramote Nakornthab, President of the University Foundation of Thailand, and principal backer and advocate of FGCC from the start, his appeal to this observer was for American community college faculty to come to Thailand and to give their time and expertise to the College of 173 students.. He can offer no significant pay, but gives living expenses and the generous, smiling hospitality of the Thai students and the local community. The College is located in a lovely, quiet setting on the Mekong River, near the Laos border. Living arrangements are modest, but comfortable. Instructors across the curriculum are encouraged to offer their assistance. Several instructors have spent a sabbatical at Nong Khai; others come for summer or winter break assignments. Three Saddleback College faculty, Phil Littell, Teri Whitt (nursing) and Ann Haggerty (librarian) have offered lecture series over the past year. The College also welcomes a discussion of possible study abroad or service learning programs for American students. Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, has discovered the locale for its students and the next group to arrive will number almost 50. Nong Khai recently was named by the AARP as one of the fifteen best places for Americans to retire. Potential instructors for First Global Community College can contact Dr. Nakornthab.

Don Culton will be happy to discuss the subject more.

STUDY ABROAD BROCHURE

The CCIE Study Abroad Brochure details programs, including brief description, location, dates, prices, contact and phone numbers. To have your college included in the Summer 2002 Edition, (programs from Summer 2002 - 2004), and in the CCIE Web-page, please mail updates to Rosalind by March 1.

DIVERSE STUDY ABROAD LOCALS

Please send Rosalind information regarding your colleges' non-traditional study abroad programs.

Summer 2002

  • Ireland: Citrus; Coast CCD; Foothill/DeAnza CCD; Glendale; North Orange Co.
  • Germany: San Diego CCD - Art History
  • Prague: Glendale
  • Austria: Citrus; Santa Monica
  • Greece: Glendale; South Orange Co. CCD - Drama
  • Poland: West L.A.
  • Turkey: South Orange Co. CCD
  • Bali: Glendale
  • Tahiti: Santa Monica
  • Australia/New Zealand: Shasta
  • Vietnam: Foothill/DeAnza CCD
  • Japan: Glendale; Riverside; South Orange Co. CCD
  • China: L.A. Pierce & WLAC - Business; Long Beach - Environ. Geology; South Orange Co. CCD - Civilization and Martial Arts
  • Mongolia: San Francisco
  • Thailand: South Orange Co. CCD: Sports Medicine
  • Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia: San Francisco
  • Brazil: State Center
  • Venezuela: Siskiyous
  • Guatemala: Siskiyous
  • Peru: Siskiyous
  • Mexico/Cuba: South Orange Co. CCD - Anthropology
  • Quebec: Foothill/DeAnza

Fall 2002

  • China: Santa Barbara; South Orange Co. CCD;
  • Colonial America: Glendale

Winter/Spring Break 2002/2003

  • Israel: WLAC
  • Australia/New Zealand: Glendale
  • Vietnam: San Francisco
  • Japan: San Francisco
  • Bali: South Orange Co. CCD - Culinary Arts

Spring 2003

  • Australia: Santa Rosa: Work

CALL FOR CAMPUS HOSTS: 2002

The College Board has a call for Campus Hosts: 2002 U.S. Based Training Program for Overseas Educational Advisers for two- and four-year higher education institutions. Selected institutions will host participants in the 2002 U.S. Based Training Program for Overseas Educational Advisers (USBT) Spring and Fall cohorts. This annual program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, under authority of theFulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended. Program dates:

Spring 2002: Three clusters of varied institutional types/missions sought for groups of 5 advisers each

  • Sunday, May 19 through Saturday, May 25

Fall 2002: Four mini-clusters sought for groups of 3 - 4 advisers each

  • Group 1 - Wednesday, October 30 through Tuesday, November 5
  • Group 2 - Sunday, November 3 through Saturday, November 9

These advisers-in-residence will share information and resources on their home country/region while obtaining hands-on experience in college admission, international student advising, campus services, curriculum, ESL, career planning, technology, ESL, financial aid, etc. Each cluster should name a lead coordinator to facilitate joint programming, which should include 1 day of advanced technology training (web site design/maintenance; database systems; or other enhanced software - to be determined) andcultural activities related to the geographic area. One-day planning meetings will be held in Washington, DC for cluster representatives in March and July 2002, respectively. Airfare and per diem for the advisers and the coordination meetings are included in USBT funding, along with modest reimbursement for cluster administrative expenses. If interested, e-mail: College Board International Education Office at ; or fax: (202) 822-5234 for more information.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR LANGUAGE FACULTY

The International Education Council (IEC) offers scholarships from institutes worldwide to promote global study and cultural exchange, enhance teachers' linguistic and cultural competencies, and strengthen effectiveness of language instruction in California Community Colleges. Look for information on the 2002 competitions.

CIEE SEMINARS

Faculty/Staff Development CIEE 2002 international programs: 1-800-40-STUDY ifds@ciee.org

  • Australia: Contemporary Perspectives - June 17 - 26
  • Changing Economic and Social Face of Brazil - June 11-19
  • Silk Road of China - June 8-19
  • Health & Public Policy- Costa Rica and Latin America - July 14-23
  • Evolution of South-Eastern Europe: Croatian Perspective - May 29-June 7
  • Contemporary Cuba -June 9-19
  • Democracy & Multiculturalism in the Andean World - June 1-12
  • London as Text: Art, Theater, and Cultural Identity - June 2- 10
  • Ghana - Dynamics of Economic Development - July 7 - 17
  • Hungary & the Czech Republic: From Communism Toward the European Union - June
  • Cross-Disciplinary Look at Today*s India- July 1 -13
  • Social Trends, Social Problems, and Social Policy in the Netherlands - June 2 - 10
  • Peace and Conflict in Northern Ireland - June 9-15
  • Senegal: June 29 - July 9
  • Nation-Building in South Africa - June 8 - 19
  • Spain Today and European Integration - June 7 - 19
  • Tunisia: The Legacy of Ancient Carthage - June 16 - 28
  • Economics, Polity and Religion in Turkey - June 9 - 20
  • Tradition and Transformation in Vietnam - July 6 - 16
  • Ecuador: Democracy & Multi-Culturalism in the Andean World

EAST-WEST INSTITUTES

Applications for the East-West Center Asian Studies 2002 summer institutes are now due for:

  • Institute on Korean Culture & Society (June 3-28) Deadline: February 22
  • NEH Institute on Empowering Relationships: Ways of Authority in Japanese Culture (June 17-July 19) Deadline: March 1
  • Institute on Teaching About China and the United States (July 7-28) Deadline: March 12
  • Institute on Infusing Asian Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum (July 23-August 9) Deadline: March 20

SOCCIS SCHEDULE OF PUBLIC EVENTS

SOCCIS, the Southern California Consortium on International Studies supports various Public Events. All CCIE members are welcome to attend. Information is from the Asian, East-Asian and Japanese Studies Events Calendar, the Center for Globalization and Policy Research and the UCLA Burkle Centre for International Relations Series.

On-line information: www.isop.ucla.edu/bcir/seminar_series.htm

Feb. 13: DEEPAK LAL, Department of Economics, UCLA "Globalization and Order"

Feb. 20: ROBERT BRENNER, Director, Center for Social Theory & Comparative History, UCLA; "Boom, Bubble, and Bust: U.S. and World Economy"

Feb. 21: Greg Treverton, Senior Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation: "Terrorism and the Reshaping of Intelligence"

Feb. 22: Mohammed Ayoob, University Distinguished Professor of International Relations: "After the Taliban: the US and the Future of Southwest Asia"

Feb. 25: Raju G.C. Thomas, Allis-Chalmers Distinguished Professor of International Affairs: "State Sovereignty, Self-Determination, and Humanitarian Wars: Lessons from the Former Yugoslavia"

Feb. 27: Thu-Huong Nguyen-vo, EALC and AAS, UCLA: "Class Geographies: Vietnamese Garment Workers' Consumption of Body Products," 10383 Bunche Hall

Feb. 28: Philip E. Coyle, III, Senior Fellow, Center for Defense Information: "Evaluating Missile Defense Programs"

March 1: Barry O'Neill, Professor of Political Science, UCLA:"Conflict Resolution Between Honor-Oriented Societies"

March 4: Martin C. McGuire, Professor of Economics: ""Open Skies" for the 21st Century: A New Approach to Missile Defense and the Global Public Good"

March 8: Angie Tran, CSU Monterey Ban. "Transnational Linkages in Work and Gender: Vietnamese Workers in Electronics and Garment Industries."

Mar 13: Peter Katona, M.D.: "Bioterrorism: Past History and Prospective Futures"

April 8: David Holloway, Director of Center for International Studies, Stanford: "Nuclear Deterrence: The Role of Common Knowledge."

May 3: Challenges to Civil Rights in the 21st Century: A Symposium


CCIE THEMATIC WORKSHOPS

CCIE will be hosting a series of thematic workshops for 2001-2001. Look for flyers with details.

Current Issues in Study Abroad Workshop: Lake Tahoe College May 3 and 4

Student Residency - AD 540: Implications for Our Students: Santa Ana College. Date TBD

If your college is interested in hosting a thematic workshop, please contact Rosalind.

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION FAIR

The eighth TOSA International Education Fair will be held on 3/30 at the Regent Hotel Taipei, Taiwan. Each year, more than 20,000 students, school representatives, embassies and Education centers are invited to introduce their education systems to Taiwanese people. For more information see: http://www.tosa.org.tw

CCIE CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The following are upcoming events of interest to CCIE members:

Feb. 27: TechEd Conference in Long Beach

April 10 -13: NASBITE Conference. Holiday Inn Golden Gateway in San Francisco

April 11: Mega Conference: at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport from 10:00 - 11:15. Special speakers Chase Garwood, SEVP, Program Coordinator and Maura Deadick, Assistant Director, INS Adjudication.

April 18-19: Teaching & Learning About September 11th. California State University, Sacramento. Registration is $ 35.

MAY 3-4: CCIE STUDY ABROAD WORKSHOP: LAKE TAHOE

July 9-12: 7th INRUDA Conference in Sydney, Australia. "Globalization and the role of Universities in Development" For more information, contact: tony.adams@mq.edu.au or visit www.mq.edu.au

BENEFITS OF CCIE MEMBERSHIP

  • allows college faculty, staff and students, to participate in CCIE sponsored meetings and thematic workshop, and receive a monthly newsletter that serves to advance these efforts.
  • participation in annual faculty grant & student scholarship competition
  • provides members with the ability to share information on programs that can lead to collaborative ventures through CCIE clearinghouse webpage and brochures.

CURRENT MEMBERSHIPS

As a way to thank our member colleges, we are listing colleges who are current with their 2001-2002 Dues. To be included in our next list, we ask that you process your CCIE invoice as soon as possible. 87% of our members paid their 2000-2001 dues by June 30, 2001. As of Dec. 1, CCIE Supporting Members are: Cabrillo; Cerritos; Citrus; East L.A., Gavilan, Glendale; Hartnell; Mt. Jacinto; Mt. San Antonio; Napa Valley; Rancho Santiago CCD: Riverside; San Diego CCD; San Francisco; Santa Barbara; Santa Monica; Santa Rosa; Sierra; Ventura CCD and Yosemite CCD.


Please Support CCIE With Your Active Participation!

Editor,
Rosalind Raby, Ph.D.
Director