June/July 2004: vol. 13, no. 7

California Colleges For International Education

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URL: http://www.usc.edu/ccie

In this issue:

    * Dues for 2004-2005
    * CCIE Student Scholarships/Faculty Grants
    * 5 FULL Scholarships to Study in Korea
    * MBITA WEB-CONFERENCE
    * International Education Week
    * Study Abroad Summer Brochure
    * CCIE College Spotlight Requests
    * Scholarship Updates
    * Diverse Study Abroad Locals
    * Upcoming Events
    * Benefit of Membership

CCIE DUES FOR 2004-2005

CCIE no longer receives 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 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.

CCIE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS/FACULTY GRANTS

Due to insufficient funds, CCIE was unable to host the Annual CCIE Student Scholarship/Faculty Grants for 2003/2004. We are, however, optimistic about hosting the 2004-2005 academic year and are making plans to begin the competition in early Spring. This competition will only be open to those colleges who are current with their dues. An announcement regarding the competition will be made in early March.

5 FULL SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDY IN KOREA FOR SPRING 2005

CCIE has been awarded 5 Full scholarships for Spring Semester 2005 to study in Soonchunhyang University in Korea. These scholarships are only for students from CCIE member colleges who are current with their dues. The scholarship includes the following: Tuition; airfare (up to $ 800); room/board; weekly living expense support of 150,000 W (approximately $ 125). Students depart in early March and return in mid-June 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. 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.

Soonchunhyang University was founded in 1978 and offers undergraduate programs in 5 colleges: Humanities; Social Sciences; Natural Sciences; Engineering and Medicine; and Graduate programs in 3 schools: Graduate School; School of Education and School of Industrial information. The university is located on Central West Coast of South Korea, and is located nearby famous resort destinations and cultural attractions. For more information on Soonchunhyang University, visit their website.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Send via e-mail the following:

  1. a 500 word essay indicating why you want to study in Korea and how your studies will benefit you in your future studies/profession
  2. a letter of recommendation
  3. a letter of permission by the study abroad coordinator on your campus

Send via regular mail a copy of your official transcripts.

ALL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 22.

    Dr. Rosalind Raby, Director CCIE
    rabyrl@aol.com
    20630 Romar St.
    Chatsworth, CA. 91311

MBITA WEB-CONFERENCE

CCIE in conjunction with Monterey Bay International Trade Association (MBITA) announces a Web-Conference.

    DATE: October 1
    TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    TOPIC: CBT Course Work for Global Trade
    DESCRIPTION: The CBT Course Work curriculum has been made available to MBITA for dissemination to California community colleges. This is an innovative on-line interactive curriculum for students and faculty interested in issues related to Global Trade. The CBT course was developed in Ireland by the Electronic Business School of Ireland (eBSI). This CD Rom based course has been proven very successful in Western and Eastern Europe. Its strong points are that it is very graphic in content providing an interesting computer based learning experience. This CD Rom course has periodic online tutoring for testing and review and the training staff of MBITA and eBSI would provide the tutorial aspects of the course to students.
    PARTICIPATION FEE: This is a free event

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS

  • participating colleges need to provide a space with a
    • Computer (preferably with a large projected screen)
    • Internet Access
    • Separate telephone line with speaker phone so audience can hear the audio portion of the web conference
  • RSVP to tlivoti@mbita.org before September 1

Upon reservation, simple instructions for participation will be provided by e-mail. This includes the URL for the video portion and an 800 telephone number for the audio portion of the web-conference.

For more information, please contact:

    Tony Livoti
    Monterey Bay International Trade Association
    725 Front St., Suite 104
    Santa Cruz, Ca. 95060
    831-469-0148
    831-469-0917 Fax
    tlivoti@mbita.org
    http://www.mbita.org

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 Fall Study Abroad Brochure is attached to this newsletter and will be uploaded to the web-page by August 15. Please send revisions and updates to Rosalind for the Winter 2005 edition which will go on-line in October. Inclusion in the CCIE web-page is now open only to those colleges who are current with their dues.

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.

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.

CCIE ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING AT THE CCLC CONFERENCE

Please mark in your calendar - Thursday, November 18. CCIE will host its annual business meeting from 8:30 - 12:00 at the CCLC Conference in San Jose. The special guest speaker will soon be announced.

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

Please Support CCIE With Your Active Participation!

Editor,
Rosalind Raby, Ph.D.
Director