CCIE Newsletter
Vol. 5, no. 10 June 2007

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In This Issue:

CCIE DUES FOR 2007-2008

CCIE wants to remind all our members that not only is important to pay your 2006-2007 dues - but it is equally important to begin the paperwork so that your 2007-2008 dues are paid promptly. CCIE dues are collected on the academic year - July 1 - June 30. 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 2006-2007 dues, please make sure that the paperwork is being processed. At the end of this newsletter is a list of all the colleges that are current with their dues as of June 1, 2007. CCIE gives each of you our sincere thanks for your continued support for CCIE.



CCIE was awarded an IFSA Foundation Grant to help further access to community college study abroad semester-length programs in California. We are now in the 2nd of the three-year grant, Providing Opportunities to Community College Study Abroad (POCCSA) includes:

  1. institutional seed-money for the creation and/or augmentation of semester-length programs especially for non-traditional students in non-traditional locations and in non-traditional disciplines.
  2. student scholarships that will provide financial support for students who want to study abroad. Thirty-Two scholarship will be awarded over the three-year period.
  3. Dissemination of Standards of Best Practice

4th and FINAL Cycle Institutional Grants: There will be one final competition which will have a duedate of September 28. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to support your Study Abroad programs. For Institutional Grant criteria and application, please visit the CCIE webpage at Only CCIE member colleges who are current with their dues will be eligible to participate in either competition.

4th Cycle Student Scholarships: Scholarships range from $ 250 - $ 1500 and are available for students participating in a CCIE member college semester-or quarter length program. For Student Scholarship criteria and application, please visit the CCIE webpage at The Fall 2007 Student Scholarship Competition duedate is October 22.



CCIE is please to announce the recipients of the 3rd POCCSA Institutional Grant Competition. A total of 2 applications were received and both were funded. Congratulations to all institutional recipients:

  • San Diego City College. Will design a semester abroad program to Argentina for a three-course program that will include the social sciences and Spanish language.
  • Sierra College. Will design a semester abroad program to Argentina for a program on Earth Science/Geology and Communications.

Thanks to committee members: Nancy Wolfe, San Jose College and Rosemary Swade, El Camino College



CCIE is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2007 CCIE-STA/ISIC Student Scholarships. A total of 9 applications were received and CCIE was able to fund 5 students with scholarships of $ 340 each. Funding for this Scholarship competition was made possible by STA/ISIC Card. As more CCIE students purchase the ISIC card with the CCIE stamp, the more money we will have in this fund in the future. Congratulations to all the Scholarship Recipients

  • Ruth Castillo studying on the Mt. San Antonio program in Italy
  • Ruth Falade studying on the Siskioyus program in Spain
  • Tammika Fergurson studying on the Long Beach program in Ghana
  • Clara Gaitan studying on the Glendale program in Italy
  • Melinda Quesenberry studying on the Long Beach program in Ghana



CCIE is pleased to announce a direct link on our web-page to have your students or faculty order a STA Travel ISIC card (International Student Identity 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.
  • 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 for the future.
  • Provide information to your students in your program information packages, program application, other registration materials and at orientation / information meetings.
If you need ISIC card applications with the CCIE stamp, go directly to or contact Stuart Walker with the number of applications that you need and they will be mailed directly to you for information meetings, orientations, pre-departure meetings.



CCIE is pleased to announce the recipients of the Fall Semester 2007 CCIE-Korea Scholarships. All 6 applicants were awarded full scholarships to study for a semester in Korea. Congratulations to all :

  • Shannon Costa (Shasta College)
  • Atousa Farahani (Mission College)
  • Matthew Gzowski (West Valley College)
  • Andrea Keldrauk (El Camino College)
  • Caleb Scroggins (Shasta College)
  • Jonathan Sharp (Shasta College)



CCIE announces the Spring 2008 Student Scholarships to study in Soonchunhyang University in Korea. 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); 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, Culture, Business and Korean/American Relations. 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. 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: For a SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION, please e-mail Rosalind Raby at APPLICATIONS ARE DUE OCTOBER 15



CCIE is pleased to announce the recipient of the Fall Semester 2007 Cultural Experience Abroad Student Scholarship. Joseph Baek from San Diego City College has been awarded $ 1,000 to participate on the CEA program in France. Congratulations ! For additional information on future CEA programs, please visit or contact Colleen Miller at



The Scholar Ship and CCIE are pleased to announce a new Diversity Grants for CCIE students who will attend The Scholar Ship September 2007 or January 2008 voyages. Scholarships will range from $ 2,500 - $ 10,000. Students must attend a CCIE member college that is current with their dues. Watch for announcements on the 1st set of CCIE Student Scholarship Recipients! The Scholar Ship is committed to ensuring its student body and staff are as diverse as possible. To make certain it achieves the socio-economic and geographic objectives of its student diversity goals, it has established a generous scholarship fund to help make this opportunity a reality for everyone. Through CCIE, The Scholar Ship is awarding scholarships of up to $10,000 for the September inaugural voyage and the January 2008 voyage of The Scholar Ship exclusively to students from CCIE Member Colleges. Scholarships will be awarded to students with a demonstrated record of academic achievement and community leadership. Interested students meeting this criteria may complete a Letter of Interest and essay, describing how their participation onboard The Scholar Ship will be of benefit to them and prepare them for their future career.

About The Scholar Ship:The Scholar Ship is a semester-long academic program aboard a dedicated passenger ship that traverses the globe as an oceangoing campus. Students and staff from around the world come together to form a transnational learning community designed to develop their intercultural competence and leadership skills. The Scholar Ship is an international education initiative developed in collaboration with seven international universities and a host of multinational organizations. The program's Consortium of Academic Stewards collaborates on the quality oversight and accreditation of all academic offerings and standards. Academic programs offered by The Scholar Ship meet the same quality standards as those on the campuses of the Consortium's member institutions: Al Akhawayn University (Morocco), Cardiff University (UK), Fudan University (China), Macquarie University (Australia), Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico), University of California, Berkeley (USA), and University of Ghana (G ana).

How to Apply: Scholarships will be awarded to students with a demonstrated record of academic achievement and community leadership. Interested students meeting this criteria may complete a Letter of Interest and essay, describing how their participation onboard The Scholar Ship will be of benefit to them and prepare them for their future career. Each award will be contingent on the student's admittance to The Scholar Ship program. For more information and to access the Letter of Interest form, please visit: Contact Information: Belinda Yanda, West Coast Institutional Relations Manager Tel: +1 410.962.7344 ext. 39 or 1 410 864-8324 Email:, Website:


Looking for Faculty to Work on The ScholarShip

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. 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 or contact Alfred Flores, Director, Transnational Onboard Life 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.



One of the goals of CCIE is collaboration and information sharing. Towards this end, CCIE maintains a web-page with updated information on various Study Abroad programs. Please share information on all CCIE programs with your students. Sometimes a few extra students makes the difference between a program that goes and one that is cancelled. Information on a variety of Study Abroad programs can be found at

One CCIE Member Colleges needs 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 !

  • 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



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 April 1. Please send all submissions to Gary Rhodes at



CCIE has officially become a member of The Forum. In so doing, CCIE has become the 1st community college representative member. The Forum on Education Abroad was created in 2001 to meet the needs of the education abroad profession. Our members include educational institutions, consortia, agencies, and organizations, as well as individual leaders in the field. Together, we have worked to establish standards of good practice, improve study abroad curricula, and promote data collection and outcomes assessment, all to advocate for high quality education abroad programs. As recognition of the Forum’s work, the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission have designated the Forum a Standards Development Organization (SDO) for the field of education abroad. CCIE member colleges are invited to apply for individual memberships at the rate of
$ 150/year. Individual members would receive all Forum resources, mailings, and conference rates.



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: or Web:

  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.



The sixth online issue of A World Awaits You (AWAY), published by Mobility International USA and the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange, highlights Community College Students with Disabilities who are Going Abroad. “Focusing on Community College Students with Disabilities Going Abroad and International Students Arriving on Your Campus” includes a discussion by international educators at community colleges as they share their experiences advising students with disabilities going on study abroad programs or coming from overseas to study on their campuses. This web-based, cross-disability journal describes successful experiences, lessons learned, and frequently asked questions, such as: a) What would make study abroad accessible to community college students?; b) Are international students covered by U.S. disability laws?; c) How do I accommodate students with disabilities going abroad or coming from abroad?; d) What are the issues specific to community colleges? and e) How is disility perceived and access conceived in other countries? Several CCIE member colleges are featured in this article. This issue is available online at: NCDE is administered by Mobility International USA and sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.



The Institute for International Education (IIE) announces an online directory 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.



The AED Development Fellows Program is accepting applications for its Fall 2007 internship placement opportunities on development assistance projects in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Central and South Asia. CCIE is working with AED to increase the pool of Community College applicants. Inquiries about this program should be directed to Suzanne Dadzie, AED Development Fellows Program Coordinator,, (202) 884-8986 and cc Carl Herrin at and Rosalind Raby at Acceptance decisions will be made on a rolling basis through this summer.

The AED program provides work experience on an established development assistance project, the AED Development Fellows Program 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 (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) is an unpaid, work experience-based opportunity, and is best-suited for independent, flexible, mature students. The sites where AED Development Fellows placements for undergraduates that are open and available include Armenia, Botswana, India and Morocco, although specializations such as public health, peace and conflict resolution studies, business and marketing, NGO management, information techology, and rural development may be available elsewhere. Founded in 1961, the Academy for Educational Development (AED) is an independent, nonprofit organization committed to solving critical social problems and building the capacity of individuals, communities, and institutions to become more self-sufficient. AED works in all the major areas of human development, with a focus on improving education, health, and economic opportunities for the least advantaged in the United Statesand developing countries throughout the world. More information about AED is available on-line at



AACC Announces their Fall Recuirtment Fairs, September 26 - October 10 to Vietnam, China and South Korea. For information on cost and itinerary visit



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 has received international related scholarships or grants, please share that with CCIE so that we can publicly congratulate your students.


CCIE Member Colleges who’s Students have Received CCIE Scholarships for summer or for Fall Semester:

El Camino College
Glendale College
Long Beach City College
Mission College
Mt. San Antonio College
San Diego City College
Shasta College
Siskioyus College
West Valley College



New Position – JVL for Web/Tech Support for BPSA
Posting Title: Programmer/Analyst I
Requisition #: 6582
Department: Berkeley Programs for Study Abroad
Unit: International and Area Studies
Location: Main campus – Berkeley
Salary: Annually $39,576 - $45,000
Closing Date: 6/12/07

Job Description:
Berkeley Programs for Study Abroad reports to the Dean of International and Area Studies. BPSA administers the UC Education Abroad Program for the Berkeley campus. Every year, BPSA advises approximately 5,000 students, processes 1200 applications, sends 800 students abroad, assists 600 returnees, and welcomes 300 reciprocal exchange students from partner institutions. This is a new position in Berkeley Programs for Study Abroad (BPSA), created to provide dedicated website and technical support within the office. Although carrying technical responsibilities, the Programmer/Analyst will work collaboratively with the advising team and BPSA directors in support of international education activities. With general supervision from the Administrative Director and technical supervision from IAS Information Systems and Services (IASISS) staff, serve as the Web and Database Developer for BPSA. Take the initiative and responsibility for analysis, design, development, testing, debugging and maintenance of new and existing simple application systems, databases and for staff technical support. Work with end-users in developing and refining IT solutions for BPSA student services, intake, applications, advising, academic integration, outreach, statistical analysis/report generation and data management. Consult with advising staff to understand goals and objectives of web-based procedures. Provide user support, technical training, workshops and/or classes, consultation, manuals and technical documentation to staff and users for internally developed, applications software, systems and workstations. As Webmaster, develop, design and refine BPSA web site, including templates for multiple functions of the site aligned with advising operations.


  • WEB, DATABASE, APPLICATION and SYSTEMS 25%. Working with IASISS staff, analyze, design, develop, install, maintain and enhance new and existing systems. Develop and maintain basic application systems; user interfaces, web sites, and relational databases which directly support the services and activities of BPSA. With BPSA staff, determine source data, processing requirements and output formats. Monitor and verify that systems meet performance criteria. Provide timing and cost estimates.
  • Work closely with staff members to develop, implement, document and communicate shared software practices and resources. Work with end-users of systems to interpret and meet goals and objectives of development work. Advise users regarding program techniques and design.
  • DATABASE MAINTENANCE and DEVELOPMENT 20 %. Work with system-wide University Office of Education Abroad Program (UOEAP) staff to streamline and support online application processes and integrate related remote data sources. Monitor and verify that database systems meet performance criteria. Manage databases associated with student web-based services, intake, advising and outreach.
  • WEB DEVELOPMENT and WEBMASTER 35% . Serve as Webmaster for BPSA. Develop and refine, using Adobe Creative Suite and Macromedia tools, multiple areas of the site for functions aligned with study abroad advising operations, academic integration and outreach.
  • Provide for updating and distribution of web-based informational materials for all advising operations. Continually refine site navigation system to meet users' needs and variety of site search styles. Follow the development of technical standards that relate to web and information technologies, including standards to serve accessibility features for a broad user audience. Develop and maintain feedback system to capture user suggestions and facilitate responses to user questions or need for customer support. Maintain online forms and utilitarian data-driven interfaces to relational database systems.
  • EDUCATION, TRAINING and TECHNICAL SUPPORT 20% Consult with IASISS technical staff to verify that systems and networks meet performance criteria. Provide ongoing user support and training including on basic computer skills, data management, and web usage. Instruct users on the technical aspects or use of computer hardware, software packages and applications systems. Consult on the use of software packages. Advise users regarding program techniques and design. Develop written and electronic documentation for users as needed for applications.Provide support for BPSA staff in making web content updates.
  • Ability to design, create, manage and maintain simple relational databases, including Access, as needed. Ability to analyze requirements to interface with externally hosted relational database systems. Required Knowledge of computer systems design with an understanding of integration. Ability to verify systems. Ability to work on multiple projects and to respond positively to changing priorities. Flexibility and willingness to adapt and support staff advising functions and changing needs. Knowledge of computer systems analysis methods and current techniques for troubleshooting applications and systems problems. Experience with general debugging methods. Working experience with a range of Web authoring and graphic applications such as Adobe Creative Suite, Macromedia, Photoshop, and others. Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. Strong customer service values and skills.
  • Demonstrated listening and communication skills for group collaboration, including seeking and respecting the opinions of others, actively listening and ability and willingness to share ideas. Knowledge and ability to provide technical training to users. Ability to author and maintain technical documentation.
  • Demonstrated ability to improve processes by assessing procedures, seeking information and opinions, developing and implementing requested changes as appropriate. Troubleshooting and problem-solving skills. Ability to present technical information clearly and succinctly. Skills sufficient to conduct training sessions and to field questions and facilitate discussions. Knowledge of the mission and goals of BPSA, IAS, and the computing and service environment of the University of California, Berkeley and the University Office of the Education Abroad Program.
  • May be required to work occasional evenings and weekends to participate in job-related activities, receive technical training, and to attend professional conferences.
This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal background Check.

Jan Kieling
Administrative Director
Berkeley Programs for Study Abroad
510/643-8370 (fax)

Payroll Title: Assistant III, Office Manager, International Diploma Program
Department: International Diploma Program, UC Berkeley
Salary: $37,380 - $51,228
Job Overview:
The International Diploma Program provides international students with professional education and training opportunities in all aspects of business and management. The department serves approximately 300 students in 100 courses annually and develops and administers: five certificate programs in business administration, finance, international business, marketing and project management; an internship program which places students in a wide-variety of San Francisco Bay Area companies, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies; and special seminars, site visits, guest lectures and other instructional activities.

The International Diploma Program Office Manager is a key member of the department and reports to the Director of the Department of Business and Management. This position assists the Director and Programmers in the management and oversight of the program including curriculum development and revisions, scheduling, instructor support and logistical support. The position serves as one of the advisors to international students in the program. The Office Manager also provides the Department Director with office management, administrative, fiscal and personnel support for the department.


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



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



Visit the CCIE web-site section to view 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.

Check the web-site for deadlines for:
Gilman Awards:
Freeman Scholarships:
Awards up to $ 7000 to study in Asia
Summer program deadline: March 7
Fall Semester program deadline: April 4
Spring Semester program deadline: Oct. 17
Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program
Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan
DAAD Group Study Visit to Germany

Note Special Scholarship Opportunities just for CCIE member colleges

  • CEA (Cultural Experiences Abroad): $ 500 scholarship for use on any of their direct enrollment programs
  • Ecole des Sciences et Techniques Commerciales (ESTC) in France - higher education school of business in Marseille:



  • November 5 - 9: NAFSA Region XII Conference in San Francico
  • November 15: CCIE Annual Business Meeting at the CCLC Conference in San Jose


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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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