August 2003: vol. 13, no. 1

California Colleges For International Education

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Even though CCIE is still in survival mode, we are making progress on becoming a non-profit organization. Once we secure this change in status, we will then be able to seek external funding and support that will then enable us to keep our membership dues as low as possible. Until we officially become non-profit, your membership dues are the only source of income for CCIE. CCIE is no longer receiving 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 2003-2004 dues AND by placing CCIE in your budget for next year.


For the 2002-2003 academic year, CCIE introduced a new dues format to help become financially independent. However, due to the high increase for multi-college districts, this dues restructuring was not successful. Therefore, CCIE has revised the dues format for the 2003-2004 academic year. The new dues are as follows:

  • $400 Single Colleges
  • $650 Multi-College districts with 2 colleges (District Membership)
  • $850 Multi-College districts with 3 or more colleges (District Membership)

CCIE knows that all California colleges are struggling financially, but we hope that you will be able to maintain your membership in CCIE.


CCIE is extremely proud to announce that despite the budget crisis at our colleges, we were still be able to offer the 2002-2003 CCIE Student Scholarship competition. The competition was open only to those college who were current with their dues. Out of the 20 applicants, we were able to provide scholarships to 7 students. Congratulations to the following 2003 CCIE Student Scholarship Recipients:

  • San Diego City: Julie Caseo, $400 Fall semester in Florence
  • Diablo Valley: Rebecca Erb, $400 Fall semester in London
  • Los Medanos: Maria Smith, $400 Fall semester in Paris
  • Santa Rosa: Chauntel Wiggins, $400 Fall semester in Costa Rica; Ryan Keating, $225 Fall semester in London; Veronica Rotondo, $225 Fall semester in London; Alison Tang, $225 Fall semester in Costa Rica

We hope that we will have enough CCIE colleges pay their dues so that we can offer the Student Scholarships again for 2004.


City College of San Francisco, in partnership with NAFSA and with funding from theDepartment of State, will be hosting a Country Culture Workshop on Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos from October 3 - 5, 2003. The workshop will give participants an enhanced understanding of contemporary Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, their politics, economy, society, arts, and culture and of the Southeast Asian community in the United States. Usually these workshops are hosted by four year colleges such as Stanford and Harvard, so CCSF is proud to be a leader in having two-year colleges sponsor this type of workshop. This will be an extremely important workshop to attend and for those in need of financial assistance, NAFSA is offering travel grants. Register before August 15 to take advantage of the early-bird rates. For more information and to register, visit the website or contact Advanced Education Services staff. You can also get additional information from Jill Heffron, Study Abroad Programs Coordinator, City College of San Francisco (415) 239-3778.


  • Friday, October 3, 2003
    3:30 PM
    • Plenary : Welcome from Chancellor Day
    • Welcome from the Vietnamese Consulate of San Francisco
    • Plenary lecture on History and Overview of Region (Professor Chuong Chung)
    5:30 PM
    • Reception
    6:30 PM
    • Vietnamese Dinner (catered)
    7:30 PM
    • Film Presentation of Academy Award nominated documentary,"Daughter from DaNang," followed by discussion with Filmmakers (G. Dolginand V. Franco) and/or (T.T. Nhu) Interpreter
  • Saturday, October 4, 2003
    9:00 AM
    • Panel Discussion: Ethnic Diversity of Southeast Asia
    11:00 AM
    • Professional Workshops: Vietnamese, Cambodian and Laotian Students Study Abroad and International Students. Separate sessions for: a) International Student and Faculty Advisers; b) Study Abroad Advisers
    12:30 PM
    • Cambodian Lunch (catered)
    1:30 PM
    • Journey along the Mekong: Travel Tips for the Region (Nguyen Qui Duc)
    2:30 PM
    • Ethnic Chinese Community in Vietnam (Dr. Minh Hoa Ta)
    4:45 PM
    • Economic Opportunities in the Region (Steven Glick, Dean of Business, CCSF and Mark Chandler, Director of International Trade (City of San Francisco)
    6:00-8:00 PM
    • Southeast Asian Cultural Dinner and Evening (Four-course-dinner at Vietnamese restaurant), and Dance and Music Performance
  • Sunday, October 5, 2003
    9:00 AM
    • Field Trip to "Little Saigon", Northern California Language Lesson on Field Trip Visit to the Vietnamese Community of San Clara Valley
    10:30 AM
    • Lunch (Catered) in Century Mall Plaza, San Jose (Vietnamese Businesses)
    12:00 Noon
    • Visit Duc Vien, Vietnamese Buddhist Temple
    3:00 PM
    • Return to San Francisco. Conclusion of Workshop


There is still 1 scholarship open to the International Education Council Foreign Language Scholarship Program in Mexico. The scholarship includes tuition and home-stays. This Council works in collaboration with the Chancellor's Office to offer a scholarship program to provide California Community College instructors an opportunity to study world languages and culture abroad. The purpose is to promote cultural exchange and study abroad opportunities; to enhance language teachers' cultural and linguistic competencies; and to strengthen effectiveness of instruction in the classroom. The program has recently expanded to include scholarship opportunities for California Community College administrators involved in International Education. Further information can be obtained at their website.


The CCIE Fall Study Abroad Brochure is now available on the CCIE web-page. Please send revisions and updates to Rosalind for the Winter 2004 edition which will go on-line in October. Starting July 1, inclusion in the CCIE web-page is now open only to those colleges who are current with their dues.


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.


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:


Please mark in your calendar - Thursday, November 20. CCIE will host its annual business meeting from 8:30 - 12:00 at the CCLC Conference in Oakland. The special guest speaker will soon be announced.


  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!

Rosalind Raby, Ph.D.