CCIE Newsletter
Vol. 4, no. 9 May 2006

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In This Issue:

CCIE ACTIVITIES, MEETING & OTHER IMPORTANT DATES

FOCUS ON INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

General CCIE Information
POCCSA GRANT UPDATES

 

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Glendale & Ohlone Colleges WIN 1st Institutional Grants

The 1st cycle Institutional Grants were due on April 10, 2006. Two colleges submitted applications. The 1st Cycle Institutional Grant Committee included Marion Froehlich, San Diego, Study Abroad Coordinator and Gail Chabran, Rio Hondo, Dean and Study Abroad Coordinator. Additional commentary was provided by Cicely Nebright (Hartnell), one of the original committee members who helped to design the Institutional grants.
CCIE is please to announce that the 1st Cycle for the CCIE/IFSA Institutional Grants were awarded to two CCIE member colleges. Funding was given to Glendale Community College for the development of a semester program in France with an emphasis on French immigrant populations. Funding was also given to Ohlone Community College for the development of a semester program in India.
The 2nd Cycle for the CCIE/IFSA Institutional Grants has a duedate of September 8, 2006. All CCIE Member colleges are invited to submit proposals.

Institutional Grants: There is one more 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

Fall 2006 (Duedate September 29, 2006)  Fall 2007 or Spring 2008 

Spring 2007 (Duedate March, 2007)   Spring 2008 or Fall 2008 

Fall 2007 (Duedate 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.   

Student Scholarships: The Student Scholarship Competition for scholarships ranging from $ 500 - $ 1500 will be available for students participating in a CCIE member college semester-or quarter length program for Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Fall 2007 or Fall 2008.  The Student Scholarship will be announced on April 17 and will be due on May 15.


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CCIE OCTOBER CONFERENCE: CALL FOR PAPERS AND REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

California Colleges for International Education (CCIE) announces the 3rd Biennial Conference, October 5-7 in Fremont, California at the Fremont Marriott Hotel. The 2006 CCIE Conference will be co-hosted by NCAGE: Northern California Advocates for Global Education; SOCCIS: Southern California Consortium for International Studies and CIES (Comparative and International Education Society) Western Region.
Key-Note and Special Speakers that are confirmed are: Dr. Lou Albert, President, Pima Community College, Robert Henry, Legal Expert on Study Abroad, Val Rust, U.C.L.A..
CALL FOR PAPERS: Send to Rosalind Raby at rabyrl@aol.com

Individual Paper Proposals: Send a 100-150 word abstract along with the following information: name, address, affiliation, email address, telephone & fax number.
Panel Proposals: Send a 100-word overview, listing all participants including contact information (name, address, affiliation, email address, telephone, and fax number).
Pre-Registration at a special rate is now open. There are three opportunities to register for this conference. We have a pre-summer rate of $ 150 until June 30. From July 1 - September 1, there will be a pre-registration rate of $ 165 and after September 1 the rate is $ 200.
To register, please go to http://dev.ohlone.edu/org/foundation/ccie
 

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CCIE WELCOMES OUR NEW MEMBER: Solano College.

Thank you for supporting CCIE and showing through your membership the importance of international education for our California community colleges.

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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. Contact Gary Rhodes for RSVP.

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

The CCIE/ Soonchunhyang University Fall Semester Scholarship Application is due May 1. 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. 

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. For a copy of the Scholarship Application, please e-mail Rosalind Raby at rabyrl@aol.com.

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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 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 hosted its annual conference on Friday April 28th from 9am-2pm. The theme of this year's conference is, "Globalizing the Curriculum: One World".
    • Hartnell College English instructor Dan Petersen was selected as the 2006 Boronda International Study Program instructor. He and four students will visit New York City June 6-17 where they will be immersed in the cultural aspects of the city. Students who are awarded Boronda scholarships must be “students of unusual promise in the arts, namely painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, drama, music or dance.” Additional funding for the program comes from the International Scholars Program provided by the college's scholarship endowments. In addition to the June trip, students are enrolled in a Boronda International Study course this spring to learn more about the cultural aspects of New York City.In the Boronda's program's 21-year history, students have studied in Japan, Taiwan, Hungary, China, England, Spain, Guatemala, Argentina and other countries

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REQUEST FOR FACULTY EXCHANGE

Dr. Dimas Figueroa, from Germany would like to apply for a faculty exchange position in the disciplines of Philosophy or Spanish language. He currently teaches at the Tuebingen University in West Germany and has taught at the Universidad Autónoma de Santo omingo, Dominican Republic. For additional information, please contact direct at Dr. Dimas Figueroa: DimasFigueroa@gmx.de Scheffelstr. 20, 79199 Kirchzarten, Deutschland, Tel: 07661 & #8211; 907795; E-Mail: Dimasfigueroa@gmx.de

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FOCUS ON INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

CHANGES TO INCREASE STUDENT VISA PROCESS

International Student enrollment is down 2.4% from 2004 and another 1% from 2005. Allan Goodman, President of IIE stated that the decrease is due in part to “the complex process of adjustment to tighter screening of visa applicants.” Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced in January a renewed effort to streamline the student visa process which includes getting student visa earlier - 120 days before classes begin (up from 90 days) and allowing students to enter the country 45 days before school starts (up 30 day). A pilot program was initiated in the UK to test videoconferencing for visa interviews in lieu of traveling to meet consulars in person. Lisa Tischler, spokeswoman for the US Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs said that since these changes were made, staffing has increased and outdated systems have been automated. Despite the changes, the perception remains about the difficulties involved in the visa process. This perception is resulting in less student applicants to the point that Teich says, “American does not have an exclusive patent on brain power.”
Universities in Canada, Australia and New Zealand are capitalizing on the negative publicity about the U.S. visa system as it spreads through the international academic community. Other countries are starting to build their own programs to keep their students at home. Another competition to the US is the Bologna Process which was launched in 1999 and now includes 40 nations that have a collaboration agreement for border-less exchanges. The need to come to the United States continues to decrease which negatively effects our international student population.

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NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN UK INCREASED BY 6% - PLAN TO INCREASE NUMBERS BY 100,000 by 2011

The number of foreign students coming to the UK increased by 6.1% from 300,055 to 318,400 in 2004/05, according to the Higher Education Statistics Agency. This was a smaller rise than the previous year, which saw a 9% increase. China is the leading sending country with 52,675 students, an increase of 10.3% from the previous year. China is followed by India (16,685), United States (14,385), Malaysia (11,475), and Hong Kong (10,780).
The Prime Minister’s Initiative for International Education has been expanded to attract an additional 100,000 students from countries outside the European Union to British Universities by 2011. The 1st step is the new UK-India Education Research Initiative which is designed to strengthen ties between Britain and India.
For more detailed information, please go to: http://www.hesa.co.uk/press/pr97/pr97.htm and http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/4917642.stm and http://chronicle.com/daily/2006/04/2006041906n.htm
 

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AUSTRALIA NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INCREASES

Australian Education International (AEI) reports that 163,930 international students were enrolled in higher education institutions in Australia in 2005. This represents an increase of 8%, although the number of new students, or commencements, increased by only 1%. The leading five places of origin are: China (40,054), India (22,279), Malaysia (15,375), Hong Kong (10,703), and Indonesia (9,543). More than half of enrollments were in the fields of study ‘Business Administration, Management’ and ‘Computer Science, Information Systems’. For more information, please go to:
http://aei.dest.gov.au/AEI/MIP/Statistics/StudentEnrolmentAndVisaStatistics/2005/Default.htm Two recent news articles indicate a downturn in international student enrollments in several states in Australia and wonder if Australia's market for international students is now mature. To read these articles, please go to:
Round Table: Vital lessons to be learned (The Advertiser) http://www.theadvertiser.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,18215395%255E913,00.html
Unis falling out of favour with foreign students (Sydney Morning Herald) http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/unis-falling-out-of-favour-with-foreign-students/2006/03/02/1141191796977.html

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MALAYSIA TARGETS 100,000 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS BY 2010

The Malaysian government hopes to woo 100,000 foreign students to study in local institutions of higher learning by 2010, a senior education official said. Malaysia has the potential to become the choice country for foreign students to pursue tertiary education abroad, Higher Education Minister Mustapa Mohamed was quoted as saying by the Bernama news agency on Sunday. He said the social stability and reasonable cost of living were among those factors which helped draw foreign students to come to this country. The government will intensify promotion efforts to attract more students from neighboring southeast Asian nations, China and west Asia, Mustapa told reporters Saturday night in the Malacca state. Currently, there are 40,000 foreign students in Malaysia, said the higher education minister, adding that the number is rather small compared with the facilities available. Source: Xinhuahttp://english.people.com.cn/200603/06/eng20060306_248157.html

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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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International Business Student Exchange program with Ecole des Sciences et Techniques Commerciales in Marseille, France

Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA), one of the CCIE Sponsors has a new link on their web-page to commemorate the U.S. Senate’s Declaration of 2006 as the “Year of Study Abroad.” This link will enable schools from around the country to share what events and activities they will be sponsoring to help promote and encourage study abroad. If your college has specific programs, please send a description to CEA so that they can add it to their list.
CEA has developed the MyCEA Passport to help make planning and organizing the process of study abroad simpler. MyCEA Passport is a free way to request information and gain access to specialized content on the CEA site. The MyCEA Passport can also be an online organizer for your study abroad program, with itineraries, program information, resources and contact information.
CEA has also offered a Scholarship for any CCIE student of $ 500 to attend any of their self-enrollment programs. CEA offers programs in several non-traditional areas, including: Applied Ecology, Archeology, Architecture, Art Psychotherapy, Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Multimedia, Australian Studies, Biodiversity and Conservation, Caribbean Studies, Celtic Civilization, Computer Sciences, Dance Movement Therapy, Deaf Studies, Engineering, Fashion Design, Food Business and Development, Graphic Design, Herbal Medicine and Integrated Health, Indigenous Studies, Interior design, Irish Cultural Studies, Jewelry Design, Museum Studies, Music Appreciation, Occupational Health and Safety, Plan Science, Population Studies, Pre-Law, Pre-Med, Printmaking, Resource and Environmental Management, Textiles and Zoology. Many of these subjects are quite unique to study abroad, but fit in perfectly with those courses and programs offered at our community colleges.


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DIVERSE STUDY ABROAD LOCALS

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


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  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 
 

WINTER BREAK 2006/2007

Australia: Santa Barbara; Santa Monica

Australia/New Zealand: El Camino

Egypt: West Valley/Mission CCD

New Zealand: Glendale 
 

SPRING SEMESTER 2007

Australia: Santa Rosa

Chile - Long Beach

China - State Center

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SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES JUST FOR CCIE MEMBER COLLEGES
 

                    

  • CEA (Cultural Experiences Abroad):
  • 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

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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.

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

              Gillman Scholarships  DEADLINE for Fall, 2006: APRIL 4

      http://www.iie.org/gilman

              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

May 8 - Workshop of Health and Safety at Pepperdine University

June 21-22: Community College Toolkit for International Recruitment at Georgetown University in Washington DC. For on-line registration: https://apps2.collegeboard.com/olrWebApp/olrWebApp/meetingDetail.do?meetingID=0160606213

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

November 1-3: NAFSA Region XII Conference. Las Vegas, Flamingo Hilton. http://www.region12.nafsa.org/

November 16-19: ACTFL Conference “Discovering the Future . . . Discover Languages!” at the Nashville Convention Center and Renaissance Nashville Hotel. http://www.actfl.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=4302

November 16: CCIE Annual Conference at the CCLC Convention


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CCIE Corporate Sponsorship provided by:

 

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      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. 

Cabrillo; Cerritos; Citrus; Coast CCD; Contra Costa CCD; College of the Desert; 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; Marin; Mt. San Antonio; Monterey Peninsula; Napa Valley; North Orange Co. CCD; Ohlone; Rio Hondo; Riverside CCD; San Diego CCD; San Francisco (for 05/06 and 06/07); Santa Barbara; Santa Clarita; Santa Rosa (for 05/06 and 06/07); Sierra; Siskiyous; Solano; State Center CCD (for 05/06 and 06/07); West Valley/Mission CCD

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

 

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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!