CCIE Newsletter
Vol. 5, no. 8 April 2007

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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
CCIE DUES FOR 2006-2007

CCIE wants to remind all our members that it is important to pay your 2006-2007 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 and Faculty Grants. 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.

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WELCOME NEW MEMBER COLLEGES

CCIE would like to welcome two new member colleges. That you all for supporting CCIE and showing through your membership the importance of international education for our California community colleges.
New Members: Chabot-Las Positas District

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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:

  1. institutional seed-money to create new semester-length study abroad programs;
  2. student scholarships to study abroad;
  3. Dissemination of Standards of Best Practices

  • Institutional Grants: Each year, CCIE will host two competitions for Institutional Grants. During each cycle a total of 1-3 grants will be awarded. For 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.
  • GRANTING CYCLE (2007) Semester to Offer Program
  • Spring 2007 (Duedate late February, 2007) Spring 2008 or Fall 2008
  • Fall 2007 (Duedate late September, 2007) Fall 2008 or Spring 2009

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POCCSA Student Scholarships Announced

CCIE is please to announce the recipients of the 1 st POCCSA Student Scholarship Competition. A total of 14 applications were received. The following students were awarded scholarships ranging from $ 250 to $ 1,100. Congratulations to all students.

  • Reginal Jarmillo. San Diego City College. Program in Florence
  • Courtney Gregg. DeAnza College. Program in London
  • Leslie Perea. San Diego City College. Program in Florence
  • Paul S. Wong. San Diego City College. Program in Florence
  • Tara Williams. Santa Rosa College. Program in Spain.
  • Jasmine Reichardt. Lake Tahoe College. Program in London
  • Nellie Whitlock. Santa Rosa College. Program in Spain
  • Jessica Stephens. Santa Rosa College. Program in London

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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 with the CCIE stamp.

  • 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.
  • The 1st ISIC Card / CCIE Student Scholarship for students studying on Summer Programs will be held this Spring
  • 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.
Please direct your students and faculty to the CCIE web-page under Study Abroad to order their ISIC cards.

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HELP COLLEGES FIND STUDENTS FOR COSTA RICA & SPAIN PROGRAMS

Two CCIE Member Colleges need help in finding students so that their study abroad programs can make their numbers. Please share the information with your own students. Thank you for your support !

  • Siskiyous is offering a summer program to Salamanca and needs 2 more students. Students study Spanish and Culture. Cost is $ 2125 plus air. Send inquiries to Mazariegos@siskiyous.edu
  • Butte is offering a Fall 2007 semester program to Costa Rica and needs many more students. The eight week program is for $ 3900. Send inquiries to GanttIl@butte.edu

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LOOKING FOR FACULTY TO WORK ON THE ScholarShip

The Scholar Ship is an academic program for undergraduate and post-graduate students aboard a dedicated passenger ship that traverses the globe as an oceangoing campus. Students and staff from around the world together form a transnational learning community designed to enhance their personal and professional development. The Scholar Ship embarks on this semester-long journey (16 weeks) around the world twice each year, commencing in September 2007 and each January and September thereafter. There are over 80 four month in duration professional development opportunities available for qualified individuals for each voyage. These include academic teaching staff, Intercultural Resident Counselors and other supervisory, academic support, administrative leadership and mental health counseling staff. CCIE Faculty and Staff are invited to find out more about our program and/or to apply for positions, please visit our website at www.TheScholarShip.com or contact Alfred Flores, Director, Transnational Onboard Life aflores@theScholarShip.com Positions include, meals and lodging on a modern cruise vessel along with a stipend and travel budget. This is a perfect opportunity for your sabbatical.

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THE SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCES STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

The ScholarShip is an academic program for undergraduate and post-graduate students aboard a dedicated passenger ship that traverses the globe as an oceangoing campus. Students and staff from around the world together form a transnational learning community designed to enhance their personal and professional development. Students take a full academic load as well as an emphasis on intercultural education. One-third of the students will be from the United States while the remaining will be from countries around the world. The ScholarShip has given CCIE students the opportunity to participate in this unique program. Not only will some spaces be reserved for CCIE member college students, but scholarship opportunities of up to $ 10,000 will be awarded as well. For additional information visit www.TheScholarShip.com or contact Rosalind at rabyrl@aol.com for scholarship information.

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CCIE CHALLENGE - CREATE POSTER AND WIN !

CCIE, in collaboration with the PLATO project, which is administered by Gary Rhodes and the Center for Global Education is happy to announce a Competition for the best “Poster” that will help conduct outreach to diverse California community college students. $ 150 prize will be awarded to the best poster received. Students, faculty and staff are eligible to submit a design for a poster that will be used to promote Study Abroad at all of the California Community Colleges. Deadline for Submission is November 15. Please send all submissions to Gary Rhodes at grhodes@lmu.edu

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ACADEMY FOR EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AED FELLOW OPPORTUNITY FOR CCIE STUDENTS

CCIE member college students have a rare opportunity to participate in the Academy for Educational Development (AED) summer and fall programs through it's Fellows Program with a deadline of March 31. This is an education abroad program for students who are interested in gaining work experience on an established development assistance project. This is the first time these programs have been opened to community college students.

The primary objective of the AED Development Fellows Program is to increase the ability of participating students to engage globally through strengthening their cross-cultural and foreign language skills and to nurture the next generation of development leaders by enabling accomplished students of diverse backgrounds to gain overseas development work experience. This fee-based program is an unpaid, work experience-based opportunity, and is best-suited for independent, mature students.

For the first time, placements will be available for community college students in:

Botswana, India, and Morocco. Those who have language skills, prior educational training, and/or work experience may also qualify for selected programs in Armenia. Other countries may be available if students can show prior work experience and/or language skills.

Participants will be self-financed and will usually be responsible for their own local board and room, as well as securing their own travel arrangements. There is a program fee, based on the length of a specific placement. Summer-length placements have a fee of $1,500; semester placements are $2,500. AED will require that students purchase insurance as well. A copy of the application form and background information is available on the AED website http://www.cap-aed.org/index.php?id=150

For more information about this program, please contact Carl A. Herrin Director, Education Abroad Initiative at devfellows@aed.org

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RAINFOREST AND REEF CONSERVATION FUND SEEKS COLLABORATION WITH CCIE COLLEGES

Rainforest and Reef Conservation Fund, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation that has been offering natural history oriented Field Courses since 1998 to a variety of groups including K-12 instructors, University professors, University students and high school and adult groups. The Director, Mike Nolan, is seeking to establish collaborations with CCIE member colleges. University level references are available upon request. Thanks for your time and look forward to hearing back from you. Mike Nolan, Rainforest and Reef 501 (c)(3) non-profit, P.O. Box 141543, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49514-1543 USA, Local/International Phone: 001.616.604.0546, Toll Free U.S. and Canada: 1.877.255.3721, Skype/MS IM: travelwithrandr, AOL IM: buddythemacaw,
E-mail: info@rainforestandreef.org or travelwithrandr@gmail.com
Web: http://rainforestandreef.org
1) Finding a college(s) to help offer College Level credit for the programs that serve an increasing number of k-12 educators. Should qualify this by saying that we have no interest in profiting, dealing with money transfers for credit and other than being responsible for the "field component" of any program, are not interested in influencing the requirements made by any institution that might offer such credits.
2) Many times each year we get inquiries asking about offering an on-line course in Marine Biology. I've received 15 of these in the last month alone. We are looking for institutions that might have an interest in hosting these on-line course
3) Requests from HS teachers, especially from the state of California, asking for California community college credit for attending one of our Field Courses is also rising. If there is an institution interested in this kind of relationship, please feel free to contact us. I see a great deal of potential for an organization to realize a good deal of profit from this kind of collaboration.

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CIEE INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SEMINARS AND PING FELLOWSHIPS

CIEE International Seminars are intensive educational experiences that feature site visits, lectures, and discussions with overseas academics and colleagues. These seminars are open to all post-secondary faculty, administrators, and staff. Particular attention is being given to those from community colleges. Participants return to campus poised to incorporate an international dimension into administration, course design, research and teaching. 96% of attendees polled indicated that the seminar had a significant impact on his/her professional life. Visit www.ciee.org/IFDS.aspx for applications.
The Ping Fellowships provide assistance to faculty, administrators, and staff to participate on IFDS programs. Special consideration is being given to those from community colleges. Awards are in the amount of $1500 and are applied toward the applicant's program fee. Fellowship Application Deadline is January 15, 2007. For an application visit: http://www.ciee.org/IFDS/seminar_details/ping_fellowships.aspx
SUMMER SEMINAR LIST
Ghana Today: Challenges of a Developing Nation 0 6-17-27
Crossing Borders: Culture, Migration and Identity in Senegal + Cape Verde : 6/3 - 6/14
Building a Multiracial, Multicultural society in South Africa: 6/3-6/13
Civil Society, Politics, and Religion in Turkey: 6/19 - 6/30
Uganda : Interdisciplinary Approaches to Public Health: 7/16 - 7/26
Post-war development and reconciliation in Cambodia and Vietnam: 7/1-7/13
China 's Silk Road: 6/13 - 6/26
Exploring China's Southwest: Culture, Society and Ethnicity on the Frontier: 6/13 - 6/25
Cybercities: Exploring the New Business Economies of South India: 6/1- 6/12
Gender and Developing in India : 7/8 - 8/21
Contemporary and Popular Japanese Cultures and Societies: 6/23 - 7/1
Understanding Contemporary Korea: 7/8 - 7/15
International Institutions and the Challenge of Globalization: 6/3 - 6/11
London as text: Art, Theatre and Cultural Identity: 6/11 - 18
Muslim Communities in Contemporary Europe: France & the Netherlands: 6/4 - 14
Transylvania ; at the crossroads of peoples and cultures: 6/11-21
The Celtic Tiger: Reality or Myth: 7/1-7
Reassessing Past and Contemporary Italy : 6/4-11
Eastern Europe and EU Expansion: Dividing line to west or new frontier to east: Poland and Ukraine: 6/9-18
Global Tourism and Sustainability: Spain : 6/21-28
Exploring the coexistence and challenges of neighboring cultures: Spain & Morocco - 5/28-6/8
Changing Social Face fo Brazil - 5/25 - 6/3
Economic Reform, Regional Integration and Democratization: Chile & Argentina - 6/5-14
Development, democracy and human rights in Costa Rica - 7/16-24
Cauldron Caliente - multiple perspectives on racial identity and social privilege - Dominican republic - 5/29 - 6/5
Revolution and neoliberal reform in Nicaragua - 7/3-10

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STUDYABROADFUNDING.ORG : INCREASE STUDY ABROAD PARTICIPATION BY UNDERREPRESENTED GROUPS

The Institute for International Education (IIE) announces an online directory StudyAbroadFunding.org to help increase diversity in study abroad. In addition to the traditional country and field of study search options, award entries are now searchable by categories such as race and ethnicity, gender, and selections for student leaders and athletes, low-income students, students with disabilities and a variety of other designations. We also plan to add a new search by US state to the website.
Add Your Programs:
If your organization or institution offers special funding programs for underrepresented students, please make sure to include them in the directory. You can add your scholarships online at http://www.studyabroadfunding.org or by contacting feedback@studyabroadfunding.org.

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SHASTA COLLEGE HOSTS SOONCHUNHYANG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

Shasta College is the newest CCIE member college to participate in the Exchange Program with Soonchunhyang University in Korea. This is an on-going program, supported by CCIE, in which a CCIE member college participates in a student exchange program with Soonchunhyang University. In this exchange program, Korean students study at a CCIE member college for one semester and CCIE students study for one semester in Korea. As a result of Dr. Keith Brookshaw’s international recruiting trip to South Korea and Japan last November, Shasta College will now be hosting two Korean students for Fall 2007. In this full exchange, Shasta will be providing room/board and a tuition exchange. Shasta will also be sending some of their students to Korea for the same semester. For other colleges interested in participating in this exchange, please contact Rosalind at rabyrl@aol.com

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ENROLLMENT IN UK GROWS BY 3.7%

According to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), the number of international students in the UK increased by 3.7% from 318,400 to 330,080 in 2005/06. The growth largely comes from a near 15% rise in students from India. To view the complete press release, go to: http://www.hesa.ac.uk/press/pr108/pr108.htm

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COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS

NCAGE April Meeting to Outline a Common Global Studies Course

NCAGE will host a meeting in April to outline a common Global Studies course that can be used at all CCs and will transfer to CSUs and Ucs. The initiative to have a common course is being led by Joan Powers, Mission College. Course outlines from various UC, CSU and Private Universities have been compiled. Any community college that has a similar course is encouraged to send their outlines to Rosalind at rabyrl@aol.com prior to this meeting. Additional information will be forthcoming.

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General CCIE Information

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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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.

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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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

October 5-7: CCIE CONFERENCE at the Fremont Marriott Hotel October 12: FACCC Annual Conference: Wilshire Grant Hotel, L.A. November 1-3: NAFSA Region XII Conference: Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas November 1-3: ACIIE Fall Conference - Washington DC November 16: CCIE ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING AT THE CCLC CONFERENCE: Costa Mesa Hilton     8:30 - 9:30 CCIE Annual Business Meeting (everyone is welcome to attend)     9:30- 12:00 POCCSA Grant Recipients Share Best Practices March 1-3, Forum Conference “Standards in a Diverse World: The future of Education Abroad” http://Www.ciee.orgAustin Marriott at the Capitol February 18-22, 2007: AIEA Conference “The Global University: Challenges and Opportunities” Washington D.C. February 22-24, 2007: Association of Academic Programs in Latin American and the Caribbean (AAPLAC) Conference: New Haven, Connecticut. www.aaplac.org

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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.

 
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