CCIE Newsletter
Vol. 4, no. 7 March 2006

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In This Issue:

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

a) institutional seed-money for the creation and/or augmentation of semester-length programs especially for non-traditional students in non-traditional locations and in non-traditional disciplines. 

b) student scholarships that will provide financial support for students who want to study abroad.  Thirty-Two scholarship will be awarded over the three-year period.

c) Dissemination of Standards of Best Practice

A Team of Consultants has been put together to review the institutional grant criteria and the students scholarship criteria.  The first round of Institutional Grants was announced on Feb. 28.  The Student Scholarship competition will be announced in mid-April.

 Institutional Grants: There are two granting cycles for Institutional Grants for 2006 and another two granting cycles for 2007.  During each cycle a total of 1-3 grants will be awarded. 

GRANTING CYCLE                                                            Semester to Offer Program

Spring 2006 (Due date April 4, 2006)                               Spring 2007 or Fall 2007 

Fall 2006 (Due date late September, 2006)                    Fall 2007 or Spring 2008 

Spring 2007 (Due date March, 2007)                               Spring 2008 or Fall 2008  

Fall 2007 (Due date late September, 2007)                    Fall 2008 or Spring 2009 

For Institutional Grant 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.  Detailed information on the institutional grants and student scholarships will be forthcoming.  Those interested in applying should contact Rosalind for details.

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CCIE Welcomes our Newest Sponsor: CULTURAL EXPERIENCES ABROAD (CEA)

CCIE would like to welcome our newest sponsor, Cultural Experiences Abroad. CEA provides more than 100 study abroad programs in Argentina (Buenos Aires), Australia (Sydney), Costa Rica (San Jose),  Czech Republic (Prague), England (Brighton), France (Aix-en-Provence, French Alps, Paris),  Hungary (Budapest), Ireland (Cork), Italy (Florence, Rome), Mexico (Guadalajara), and Spain (Alicante, Barcelona, Granada, Madrid, Salamanca, Seville).  Their programs are for a semester, trimester, year, summer or short-term designed individual for a college.  CCIE students can self-enroll in any CEA program.  CCIE Colleges can also use CEA to help them design their faculty led programs.  In addition to partnering with international universities, CEA has also created study centers in Spain and France to add to the cultural and academic options students can experience abroad. The study centers provide not only a quality education approved by U.S. and International schools, but also turn the cities of Paris and Barcelona into the students’ true classroom.  CEA strives to provide quality academic programs and superior customer service to not only the students, but to the schools as well. In addition to student programs, CEA works closely with their advisory board to ensure the academic quality and integrity of their programs. They also provide faculty-led and custom programs, site visits for schools, affiliate programs and more.  http://www.gowithcea.com/

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Health, Safety And Legal Issue Workshop

The 2006 - Spring - Health and Safety Workshop will be offered on May 8 at Pepperdine University.  This all-day free workshop is sponsored by: Overseas Security Advisory Council, U.S. Department of State; Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Department of Public Safety, Pepperdine University; Center for Global Education, Loyola Marymount University; University of California Education Abroad; Program Systemwide Office; California State University Office of International Programs; California Colleges for International Education (CCIE); and Southern California Consortium for International Studies (SOCCIS).  The Workshop will be held at Pepperdine University.  Details on Speakers and Registration will be forthcoming.  Due to the size of the room, space is limited for this workshop.  In order to reserve your space, please e-mail Rosalind Raby at rabyrl@aol.com

 

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M - 1 Survey For Community Colleges

Department of Homeland Security officials and SEVIS officials are developing a nationwide policy that all certificates at Community Colleges (and institutions offering certificates) must be issued I-20MN for M-1 status instead of I-20ABs that are issued for F-1 status. M-1 I-20s not F-1 I-20s.  During the re-certification process that followed the implementation of SEVIS, some schools were directly informed that they must begin issuing M-1 I-20's or lose their authorization to enroll any international students while other schools were informed not to change anything until an official policy is introduced by DHS.  DHS and SEVIS officials have stated that they want to receive input from schools on the issue of certificates. In discussing the matter with DHS and SEVIS officials it has become apparent to many schools that SEVIS and DHS officials are not aware of all of the academic issues regarding certificates and are not in a position to make informed decisions about certificates. SEVIS and DHS officials are not educators and are not involved in academic issues on a daily basis. If these officials do not hear from community colleges, they are likely to interpret existing regulations in a manner that prevents all two-year institutions (and others who confer certificates) from offering any certificate programs as F-1. Also, as community colleges are feeder schools for bachelor degree programs this issue is extremely important for bachelor programs.

A team of community college representatives will be made to address the issues with DHS and SEVIS before they take the lead and mandate a policy that is not in the best interests of community colleges or their students.

Please complete a short, one-page survey, regarding the types of programs you offer as M - 1 and F-1.  Please complete the survey by March 14.  Access the survey at http://www.dvc.edu/isas/m1survey.htm or at www.bapier.com.  Please return the survey to Arthur Levine at Foothill College at levinearthur@foothill.edu or (650) 949-7162.

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The Forum Pilots Standards Of Conduct For Study Abroad Programs With 10 CCIE Colleges Participating

 The Forum’s Standards of Good Practice represents the product of over three years of collaboration and reflects the input and shared vision of study abroad professionals from around the world. The Justice Department, Anti-Trust Division has designated The Forum as a standards development organization (SDO) to develop standards for the education abroad profession in the U.S..  What the reader will not find in the Standards are simplistic solutions to the myriad complex challenges inherent in international education.  The Forum affirms that there are certain basic principles that ought to be accepted without question by study abroad practitioners and programs and these include: a) providing students with clear information and goals for a program; b) non-discrimination; c) strong and careful financial management; d) the need for a plan for academic oversight; e) attention to safety in planning and d) observance the U.S. and host country laws.  The Forum recognizes that the is not a “one-size fitsall” answer and that it makes no sense to impose monolithic standards on all international programs.  Throughout 2006, field tests of the Standards will be conducted on colleges, universities and providers both in the U.S. and abroad.  The only community colleges nationwide that are participanting are 10 CCIE member colleges: Butte; College of the Canyons; Contra Costa District; Fullerton: Glendale; Los Angeles Valley; Los Rios District; Mt. San Antonio; San Diego; and West Valley.  It is anticipated that a Standards of Best Practice will be developed as a result of this year-long project.

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CCIE To Sign MOU With Soonchunhyang University In Korea

A MOU between CCIE and Soonchunhyang University in Korea was signed in early March to promote friendship and cooperation through a mutually beneficial association and in the interests of expanding educational opportunities.  The MOU will facilitate the sending of CCIE member college students to Korea for a 1 semester study abroad program.  CCIE has been sending students on this study abroad program since Spring Semester 2005.  A total of 23 students from 9 colleges have received scholarships that include airfare reimbursement (up to $800); tuition; room; and a monthly living stipend.  The experience for all has been extremely positive.  CCIE now hopes to be able to bring up to 5 Korean students to study for 1 semester at CCIE colleges starting in Fall 2006.

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Seeking CCIE Colleges To Participate In Exchange Program With Soonchunhyang University In Korea

 

CCIE will begin it’s 1st full exchange program with Soonchunhyang University in Fall, 2006.  The stipulations of the exchange are:

a) All students will remain enrolled as regular degree candidates at the home institution and pay regular tuition and student fees to the home institution

            b) All students must maintain full-time status while at the host institution

c) Application fees will be waived

            d) Students will pay for their own books and materials.

e) The Host institution will find, arrange, and cover the costs for the  accommodation in dorms, homestays or other locations. 

            f) Students will provide their own health insurance and visa requirements

Each CCIE member college will accept one or two Korean students each semester.  Students will take ESL and basic English courses.  For those CCIE colleges that do not offer I-20s, the Korean students will enroll in academic classes to receive their F-1 visa.

If your college is interested in accepting one or two Korean students for study for Fall Semester 2006 or Spring Semester 2007, please contact Rosalind at rabyrl@aol.com

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CCIE-KOREA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED.  FALL 2006 SEMESTER APPLICATIONS: DEADLINE: MAY 1

As part of the CCIE/Korea MOU, Soonchunhyang University will continue to provide CCIE students with Full scholarships for Fall Semester 2006.  These scholarships for only for students from CCIE member colleges who are current with their dues.  The scholarship includes the following:


                                             Tuition

                                             airfare (up to $ 800).  Students must buy their own tickets.  When they arrive in Korea, there will be a bank account already in their name with half of the airfare amount reimbursed for their initial living expenses.  When they complete the program, they will receive the second half of this money.

                                               room/board

                                               weekly living expense support of 150,000 W (approximately $ 125).  It is suggested that students bring with them $ 100 - $ 200 for the first few weeks, especially if they want to travel prior to the beginning of school.

For the Fall Semester, students depart in late August and return in mid-December and will take courses in Korean Language; Korean Cultural Experience and Heritage; Social & Cultural History of Korea; Korean/American Relations; Korean Political Economy; Korean Business and Economics; Understanding Korean Education; Comparative Family Systems.  In addition, students will spend 15 hours per week in the “cultural and language ambassador” program in which they converse with Korean students studying at Soonchunhyang University and share cultural information.  Academic credits offered by Soonchunhyang University, which is a fully accredited university. http://www-english.sch.ac.kr Students DO NOT NEED TO KNOW ANY KOREAN TO APPLY.  This is not a group study abroad program, but rather an individually designed program and as such, medical insurance must be obtained privately by an international insurance provider before arrival on campus.  Your study abroad advisor on campus will be able to assist you with this criteria.

For a copy of the Scholarship Application, please e-mail Rosalind Raby at rabyrl@aol.com.    ALL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY MAY 1

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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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Institute For International Education Seminar

The Institute of International Education (IIE) will offer a seminar “Lead your Campus to the Top: Best Practices in Internationalizing the Campus” a seminar that features 5 years of lessons learned from IIE’s Heiskell Award winners.  The Seminar will be held on March 31 in New York City.  To register go to www.iienetwork.org/?p=Seminar

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CCIE STUDENTS INVITED TO TALK BY McGOVERN

CCIE students are invited to attend a presentation by McGovern to be held at the University of La Verne on Thursday, April 20.  For details on the presentation, please contact Kenneth Marcus, (909) 593-3511 or marcusk@ulv.edu

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SPACES STILL OPEN FOR SUMMER STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS

Lake Tahoe has openings for their Summer 2006 program in Mexico.  The dates are July5-22.  The cost is $ 2,503 (including air and most meals) and is offered in Mexico City and Guanajuato.  For more information, contact Melonie Guttry at guttry@ltcc.edu

Lake Tahoe has openings for their Summer 2006 program in Greece.  The dates are August 23 - September 2.  The cost is $ 3,970 (including air, four-day cruise, and most meals) and is offered in Athens, Delphi, Olympia, Patras and some of the Greek Islands.  For more information, contact Melonie Guttry at guttry@ltcc.edu

DIVERSE STUDY ABROAD LOCALS

Please visit the new CCIE web-page www.ccieworld.org for updates on member Study Abroad Programs.  Please send any updates for FALL 2006, WINTER 2007, SPRING 2007 - to Rosalind by April 15. Inclusion in the CCIE web-page is open only to those colleges who are current with their dues.

* PLEASE CHECK THE CCIE WEB-PAGE TO MAKE SURE THAT THE INFORMATION ON YOUR PROGRAMS IS CORRECT AND UP-TO-DATE *

FALL SEMESTER 2006

Australia: Sierra

Austria: Sierra

Chile/Argentina: Santa Barbara

China/Vietnam: Santa Barbara

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SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES JUST FOR CCIE MEMBER COLLEGES
 

                     CEA (Cultural Experiences Abroad):

 <www.gowithcea.com/r/secussa-scholar.asp> $ 500 scholarship for use on any of their direct enrollment programs

                     Latin Culture Immersion Study Abroad or Internship/Volunteer Work Scholarships:

www.fastforward.com.br.  1 scholarship for 50% discount on any program and 10% off all programs to everyone who mentions the CCIE web-site and who are student in a CCIE member college

                     Ecole des Sciences et Techniques Commerciales (ESTC) in France - higher education school of business in Marseille: mailto:parmaobar@estc.frhttp://estc.fr/

                   Otranto Nel Mondo-Italian Language School http://www.otrantonelmondo.com

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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.

                                                         The Department of Languages at San Diego Mesa College will host its annual conference on Friday April 28th from 9am-2pm. The theme of this year's conference is, "Globalizing the Curriculum: One World".  Anyone interested in submitting a paper should contact Nora Corral at ncorral@sdccd.edu

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UPCOMING EVENTS & SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES

CCIE has a section on www.ccieworld.org that lists 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.

Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines

            Freeman Scholarships                 DEADLINE for Fall, 2006: APRIL 5

            www.sit.edu/studyabroad/sit_freeman.html or www.iie.org/freeman-asia

NSEP Boren Undergraduate Scholarships for Study Abroad: DEADLINE for

                        Fall, 2006 is February 10, 2006.

www.iie.org/programs/nsep/preferences.htm           

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

March 19-22 - League for Innovation Conference www.league.org

April 17 - 20: The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
(AACRAO)
in San Diego

April 19-22 - International Business Education in a Global Context www.nasbite.org

April 21 - NCAGE Spring Conference in San Jose

April 22 - 25: AACC Convention in Long Beach

April 28: Globalizing the Curriculum: One World Conference at San Diego Mesa College

May 8 - Workshop of Health and Safety at Pepperdine University

October 5 - 7: CCIE Conference.  Fremont Marriott Hotel (near Oakland

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CCIE Corporate Sponsorship provided by:

 

i                     Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA) www.gowithcea.com http://estc.fr/

i                     ESTC Ecole des Sciences et Techniques Commerciales).  A French Higher Education School of Business in Marseille http://estc.fr/

i                     LeonardoWorld: www.LeonardoWorld.org

i                     Circa Terras: www.circaterras.com or contact pmainguene@circaterras.com

i                     Otranto nel Mondo School of Italian language and Italian culture  www.otrantonelmondo.com

i                     Global Education Services, Inc.

        www.globaledonline.com

mailto:parmaobar@estc.frThank you!


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CCIE DUES FOR 2005-2006

CCIE understands that all the California community colleges are facing a budget crisis, but we urge you to remember CCIE by paying your 2004-2005 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.  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.  As a way to thank our member colleges, we are listing colleges who are current with their 2005-2006 Dues.  To be included in our next list, we ask that you process your CCIE invoice as soon as possible. 

 

As of February 1, CCIE Supporting Members are:   

Cabrillo; Cerritos; Citrus; Coast CCD; Contra Costa CCD; El Camino; Foothill/DeAnza CCD (for 05/06 and 06/07); Glendale; Lake Tahoe; Los Angeles Harbor; Los Angeles Valley; Long Beach; Los Rios CCD; Mt. San Antonio; Monterey Peninsula; Napa Valley; North Orange Co. CCD; Ohlone; Rio Hondo; Riverside CCD; San Francisco (for 05/06 and 06/07); Santa Barbara; Santa Clarita; Santa Rosa (for 05/06 and 06/07); Siskiyous; State Center CCD (for 05/06 and 06/07); West Valley/Mission CCD

Thank you for processing the 06/07 dues as well!

  •  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.
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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!