May 2004: vol. 13, no. 6

California Colleges For International Education

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In this issue:

    * International Education Week
    * Study Abroad Summer Brochure
    * Open Doors Study Abroad Survey Deadline
    * CCIE College Spotlight Requests
    * Scholarship Updates
    * Bridging Scholarship Deadline
    * Diverse Study Abroad Locals
    * Upcoming Events
    * Benefit of Membership
    * List of Current Members

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK

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. Colin L. Powell, US Secretary of State says: "I can think of no more valuable asset to our country than the friendship of future world leaders who have been educated here." Please send to CCIE examples of what you did last year for International Education Week and what you are planning to do this year.

STUDY ABROAD BROCHURE

The CCIE Summer Study Abroad Brochure is attached to this newsletter and will be uploaded to the web-page by April 16. Please send revisions and updates to Rosalind for the Fall 2004 edition which will go on-line in May. Inclusion in the CCIE web-page is now open only to those colleges who are current with their dues.

OPEN DOORS SURVEY STUDY ABROAD DEADLINE

Submissions for the Institute of International Education's (IIE) "Open Doors" study abroad survey 2002-03 are due March 31, 2004. If your institution has not received a survey, contact Hey-Kyung Koh at IIE (hkoh@iie.org or 212.984.5348). For more information about the "Open Doors" survey, access the Web at: http://opendoors.iienetwork.org.

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.

SCHOLARSHIP UPDATES

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
    • DEADLINE FOR FALL is April 15
    • DEADLINE FOR SPRING is Oct. 15
  • CEA (Cultural Experiences Abroad)
  • Freeman Scholarships
    • Application Deadline for Summer 2004: March 1, 2004
    • Application Deadline for Fall and Academic Year 2004-2005: April 1, 2004
  • NSEP David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships:National Security Education Program (NSEP) for summer, fall and spring study abroad. These scholarships provide funding for U.S. students to study abroad in Asia, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, the NIS, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Award amounts range from a maximum of $10,000 a semester to $20,000 for an academic year.
  • Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan: The Association of Teachers of Japanese (ATJ) Bridging Scholarship program will award 50 scholarships to American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan that begin in fall 2004. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study and attending any recognized exchange or independent program in Japan are eligible toapply for these scholarships. Recipients of Bridging Scholarships will receive stipends ranging from $2,500 to $4,000, depending on the length of their study program inJapan. Selection will be based on academic potential and financial need.In addition, Morgan Stanley will award two $7,500 scholarships to undergraduate students who will be studying abroad in Japan during the 2004-2005 academic year and who have an interest in economics and international finance. Applicants must submit a research paper on one of several designated public-policy topics together with an application for the Bridging Scholarship program.
    • Fall Semester: Apply by April 5
    • Spring Semester: Apply in October
  • Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
  • German Academic Exchange Service
  • British Council - Funding your Study in the UK

DIVERSE STUDY ABROAD LOCALS

Please send Rosalind updates regarding non-traditional study abroad programs.

SUMMER 2004

    Ireland: Coast CCD; Foothill/DeAnza CCD; Long Beach
    Vienna: El Camino; Santa Monica
    Prague: Foothill/Deanza CCD; Glendale
    Greece: Citrus; Glendale
    Krakow: West L.A.
    Tahiti: Glendale; Santa Monica
    Australia/New Zealand: Shasta
    Japan: Cypress (Journalism)
    China: Contra Costa CCD (Language); Cypress (Business); L.A. Pierce & WLAC (Business); San Francisco (Asian Studies)
    Venezuela: Siskiyous
    Peru: Napa; Siskiyous
    Cuba: Contra Costa; Santa Barbara

FALL 2004

    Austria: Sierra
    China: Santa Barbara
    Chile: Santa Barbara

WINTER/SPRING BREAK 2004/2005

    Vietnam & Cambodia: San Francisco
    Cuba: Contra Costa; Napa; San Francisco; West Valley/Mission
    Cuba/Dominican Republic: Santa Barbara
    Belize: Santa Monica

UPCOMING EVENTS

FACCC Annual Conference: "Mission Possible: Focusing on Choices"

October 7-9, 2004, Huntington Beach.

BENEFITS OF COLLEGE & DISTRICT CCIE MEMBERSHIP

  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) 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

CCIE MEMBERS CURRENT WITH THEIR DUES

As a way to thank our member colleges, we are listing colleges who are current with their 2003-2004 Dues. To be included in our next list, we ask that you process your CCIE invoice as soon as possible. Currently, only 39% of our members are current with their dues. As of April 1, CCIE Supporting Members are:

    Butte; Cerritos; Chaffey; Contra Costa District Office; El Camino; Glendale; Hartnell; Lake Tahoe; Long Beach; Los Rios CCD; Mt. San Antonio; Monterey Peninsula; Ohlone; Rancho Santiago District Office; Riverside; San Diego CCD; Santa Barbara; Santa Monica; Santa Rosa; Sierra; Siskiyous; State Center CCD

Please Support CCIE With Your Active Participation!

Editor,
Rosalind Raby, Ph.D.
Director