April 2003: vol. 12, no. 2

California Colleges For International Education

PHONE (818) 882-9931 FAX (818) 882-9837 E-mail: rabyrl@aol.com
URL: http://www.usc.edu/ccie


CCIE is extremely proud to announce that despite the budget crisis at our colleges, we will still be able to offer the 2002-2003 CCIE Student Scholarship competition. Due to the budget we are downsizing the competition this year and will only have $ 1,600 to award. As a result, we are limiting the competition this year to students. We will be able to award 4 awards of $ 400 each. This competition is open only to those colleges who are current with their dues.


The CCIE Student Scholarship is awarded to any student who attends a CCIE member college and participates in an internationally oriented program. In case a student is unable to claim their award, the money will be returned to CCIE and given to competition alternates.

Awards will be considered for students who enroll in a CCIE member college study abroad program for Summer Session 2003, Fall Semester 2003, or Spring Semester 2004.

Awards will be considered for students who help initiate, organize, or sponsor a domestic college-based internationally themed program:

  1. Student must provide a 500 word essay describing:
    1. why s/he wants to attend the study abroad program or be involved in a college-based internationally themed program
    2. why s/he wants to learn/master a new language or experience a new culture if studying abroad;
    3. why s/he wants to become involved in a campus-based international program if staying on-campus;
    4. future goals from knowledge s/he will attain as a result of gained international literacy
    5. how will international experiences affect their future career decisions;
    6. how the international experience will affect their future academic work.
    7. why s/he deserves the award
  2. Student submits transcripts
  3. Student must submit one letter of reference.

Application Due Date: MAY 5

Send application materials to Dr. Rosalind Latiner Raby

20630 Romar St. Chatsworth, CA. 91311

(818) 882-9931 (FAX) 818-882-9837


The Summer 2003 CCIE Study Abroad Brochure is attached to this e-mail. Please review this brochure to make sure that your college is represented. This Brochure has been uploaded to the CCIE web-page.

Please send revisions and updates to Rosalind for the Fall 2003 edition which will go on-line in June. Starting July 1, inclusion in the CCIE web-page will be open only to those colleges who are current with their dues.


Due to the current budget situation, the CCIE Spring Conference that was scheduled for May 1-3 in Monterey has been postponed. We hope to be able to hold the conference again next year.


The International Education Council, in collaboration with the Chancellor's Office, has established a scholarship program to provide California Community College instructors an opportunity to study world languages and culture abroad. The purpose is to promote cultural exchange and study abroad opportunities; to enhance language teachers' cultural and linguistic competencies; and to strengthen effectiveness of instruction in the classroom. The program has recently expanded to include scholarship opportunities for California Community College administrators involved in International Education.


The Coast District along with USC Center for Global Studies and CCIE are working on an FII grant to research the current status of study abroad programs for all 108 California Community Colleges. In particular, we are focusing on three areas:

  1. institutionalization of study abroad at your college/district;
  2. identification of barriers that prohibit your students from participating in study abroad programs; and
  3. steps taken at your college to overcome these barriers.

Our research involves learning about the barriers to study abroad from a range of California Community College stakeholders. Surveys will soon be e-mailed to the following individuals at each of the 108 California Community Colleges:

  1. CEOs of colleges/districts;
  2. CIOs of colleges/districts; and
  3. Academic Senate Presidents.

Please encouarge your CEO, CIO and Academic Senate President to complete the survey and promptly return it.


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.


CCIE would like to create a file on all scholarship opportunities for international education that are available to our students as well as a data base on how many of our students have been awarded these scholarships. Please send information on any scholarship that your students have been rewarded that assist them gain international literacy skills.

The following scholarships have been identified for the field of Study Abroad:

Gilman Awards

CEA (Cultural Experiences Abroad)

Freeman Scholarships


With the economic difficulties facing our colleges there is an urgent need for CCIE members to find innovative ways for collaboration. Please share your ideas with CCIE so that we together can build a stronger international education program at California community colleges.

GLENDALE COLLEGE: Needs students for summer 2003 programs in Ireland; Vienna; Baja. If you have any students interested in these locations or are offering similar programs and would like to collaborate - please contact Jose Mercade.

LONG BEACH COLLEGE: Needs 4 students for Summer 2003 programs in Madrid. If you have any students interested in these locations or are offering similar programs and would like to collaborate - please contact Chris Carter.


Like many organizations within the California community college system, for the past few months, CCIE has been in survival mode. We are in the final stages of becoming a non-profit organization and have introduced a new dues format for our member colleges. This change in status will allow us to seek external funding and support that will then enable us to keep our membership dues as low as possible.


Until we officially become non-profit, your membership dues are the only source of income for CCIE. CCIE is no longer receiving any financial assistance from the Chancellor*s Office. We understand that all the California community colleges are facing a budget crisis, but we urge you to remember CCIE by paying your 2002-2003 dues AND by placing CCIE in your budget for next year.

As of April 1, 2003, we have received dues from the following colleges/districts:

    Contra Costra District; Hartnell; Lake Tahoe; Los Rios District; North Orange Co. District; Ohlone; Rancho Santiago District; San Diego District; San Diego City; San Diego Mesa; San Diego Mirimar; Santa Rosa; State Center District; Fresno City College; Yosemite District

CCIE gives each of you our sincere thanks for your continued support for CCIE.

CCIE also notes that several more colleges have their paperwork in to pay their CCIE dues and would like to thank them in advance for their support.


  1. Membership in CCIE allows each dues paying institution, (college or district office), to have voting privileges and representation in all CCIE activities.
  2. Members of full status shall be entitled to:
    1. ability to vote in all elections and to enjoy other rights and privileges accord to all members
    2. access of CCIE Website and inclusion of college / institution in Website
    3. access to a collaborative network of community colleges who are devoted to international / intercultural education
    4. access to CCIE Annual CEO Global Competence Summit supported by CCLC and AACC (to be held Spring 2004)
    5. access to CCIE thematic workshops at reduced rates
    6. access to the CCIE International Negations Modules Project (INMP) and to the UCLA Title VI Community College Leadership Seminars at a reduced rate
    7. access to technical assistance team on global competence and its development on community college campuses
    8. eligibility for CCIE faculty and staff grants
    9. eligibility for CCIE student scholarships
    10. eligibility for officer positions
    11. 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
    12. inclusion of College in CCIE list-serve
    13. participate in the annual meeting
    14. receipt of CCIE glossy paper biannual Newsletter that will include profiles of individual college programs and individuals in the field and highlights of special topics
    15. receipt of CCIE on-line monthly newsletter
    16. receipt of the CCIE Reference Manual and quarterly Directory of Study Abroad Programs
    17. receipt to reports and publications prepared by CCIE experts
    18. reduced CCIE conference and workshop registration fees

Please Support CCIE With Your Active Participation!

Rosalind Raby, Ph.D.