CCIE Newsletter
Vol. 4, no. 1 September 2005

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In This Issue:

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
2005-2006 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 and Faculty
Grants. 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.

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CCIE NEW WEB-SITE: www.ccieoworld.org
CCIE is pleased to announce our newly renovated website:
www.ccieworld.org Thanks to Gary Rhodes and his web-masters at the Center for Global Education at Loyola Marymount University, the CCIE web-site has a more
professional look. In addition, we are now able to keep current with
changing information to best serve our members. If there are any
changes that you need made to information regarding your college/district,
please let Rosalind know at rabyrl@aol.com.

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CCIE WELCOMES TWO NEW SPONSORS:

  • GLOBAL EDUCATION SERVICES, INC.
    Global Education Services (GES) was established to foster global
    understanding through education. They create and manage study abroad and
    language/cultural programs, recruit students, conduct feasibility studies,
    develop strategic internationalization plans for universities, and
    market university programs abroad. Global Education Services has
    partnerships with institutions in Taiwan, Australia, Japan, Canada, and the
    United States. For more information : http://www.ges.org/
  • STA TRAVEL / INTERNATIONAL STUDENT IDENTITY CARD (ISIC)
    STA Travel issues the International Student Identity Card (ISIC). ISIC
    is a discount card for students that provides over 32,000 discounts on
    local travel, food and entertainment in countries worldwide. New
    discounts have been added for the U.S. and the section on California has
    been greatly expanded. The ISIC card is utilized by both international
    students who study in California community colleges and by community
    college students who are studying abroad. Finally, in addition to the
    discounts, the ISIC card provides a minimal student insurance policy for
    students traveling abroad. For more information visit:
    http://myisic.com/MyISIC/

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CCIE WORKS WITH STA TRAVEL TO ISSUE ISIC CARDS
Currently none of the California Community Colleges are licensed to
issue the ISIC discount card. CCIE is pleased to announce that it is
working with STA Travel to issue ISIC card applications directly to
colleges which in turn can share them with their international students and
with their study abroad students. Gary Rhodes from the Center for Global
Education says of the ISIC card that "I continue to consider the ISIC
Card a critical piece of smart student travel and also think that
getting students connected to ISIC puts them a step forward in terms of both
quality personal service and support in case of a challenge during
their travel."
The advantages of this arrangement are the following:

  • Colleges are able to offer the ISIC card to their students without
    any paperwork or process time and without the need to pre-pay for the
    card in bulk.
  • The only work required from the Study Abroad office is to inform the
    students about ISIC and give them the application. Students submit the
    application directly to ISIC.
  • 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.
    Please contact Rosalind if you are interested in having the ISIC cards
    for your students.

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CCIE Annual Business Meeting & Workshop on "International Student
Recruitment and Retention"

The CCIE Annual Business Meeting will be held at the CCLC Convention on
Thursday, Nov. 17 at the San Francisco Marriott Hotel. The Business
meeting will be held from 8:30 - 9:30. This meeting is open to everyone.
Following the Business Meeting will be a special workshop from 9:45 -
12:00 on International Student Recruitment and Retention. This workshop
is free to staff from all CCIE member colleges. Speakers for this
Workshop are:

  • Darryl-Keith Ogata, Santa Monica City College: "Balancing Recruitment
    and Retention for International Students"
  • Joanne Low, City College of San Francisco: "Organizational Changes to
    Maintain International Students"
  • Marilyn Jacobson, Riverside College: "Best Practices in Recruiting
    and Maintaining International Students"
  • John Ayala - Fullerton College: "Using International Student Revenue
    to Support Other International Activities"
     

Please RSVP to Rosalind by November 1 if you are planning to attend the
Workshop.

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CIEE FACULTY/ADMINISTRATORS INTERNATIONAL SEMINARS FOR WINTER & SUMMER - IFDS
CIEE International Seminars are intensive educational experiences that
feature site visits, lectures, and discussions with overseas academics
and colleagues. These seminars are open to all post-secondary faculty,
administrators, and staff. Particular attention is being given to
those from community colleges. Participants return to campus poised to
incorporate an international dimension into administration, course design,
research and teaching. 96% of attendees polled indicated that the
seminar had a significant impact on his/her professional life. The CCIE
web-page www.ccieworld.org will have a link for information on all the
Faculty Seminars for 2005-2006. You can also visit
www.ciee.org/IFDS.aspx for applications. International Faculty Seminars are being offered
for January Term and Summer Term:
WINTER TERM
January 2-10 Sustainable Environmental and Community Development in
Costa Rica
January 4-11 A New Britain: The Disunited Queendom
January 3-8 Mexicanidad: 20th Century Mexican Identity, Culture, and
History
January 3-10 Revolution and Neoliberal Reform in Nicaragua
SUMMER TERM
May 30-June 10 Civil Society, Politics, and Religion in Turkey
June 3-12 The Changing Social Face of Brazil
June 4-12 International Institutions and the Challenge of
Globalization (Belgium)
June 4-11 Looking Westward: Croatia's Evolution from Balkan
Disintegration to European Integration
June 4-16 Crossing Borders: Migration, Identity, and Culture in
Senegal and Cape Verde
June 4-14 Building a Multiracial, Multicultural Society in South
Africa
June 5-17 China's Southwest: Culture, Society, and Environment
June 5-15 Muslim Communities in Contemporary Europe (France & the
Netherlands)
June 5-12 Reassessing Past and Contemporary Italy
June 6-15 Economic Reform, Regional Integration, and Democratization
in Chile and Argentina
June 12-19 A New Britain: The Disunited Queendom
June 13-23 Challenges of "New Europe" within the EU: The Central
European Perspective (Hungary & the Czech Republic)
June 13-22 Crossing the Border: Peace, Conflict, and Irish Society
June 18-28 Jordan: Contemporary Arab Culture and Society
June 24-July 2 Contemporary and Popular Japanese Cultures and
Societies
June 30-July 9 Religion and NGOs in Taiwanese Society
July 1-15 India's Complexities: The Interplay of Geography, History,
and Religion
July 2-14 Post-War Development and Reconciliation in Cambodia and
Vietnam
July 16-24 Development, Democracy, and Human Rights in Costa Rica
July 17-27 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Public Health Interventions
in a Low Resource Setting: A Case of Uganda

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CIEE PING FELLOWSHIPS FOR IFDS
The newly established Ping Fellowships provide assistance to faculty,
administrators, and staff to participate on IFDS programs. Special
consideration is being given to those from community colleges. Awards are
in the amount of $1500 and are applied toward the applicant's program
fee. Applications are evaluated based on the connection between the
Fellowships mission and the applicant's projected plan of action upon their
return. Examples of such activities include a) creation of new
courses; b) furthering and/or developing research projects; c) contributing to
campus-wide curricular development; d) developing international
exchange programs; e) developing study abroad opportunities; f) encouraging
inflow of international students and g) giving presentations related to
seminar content

Fellowship Application Deadlines: January Seminars: October 1, 2005 and
Summer Seminars: February 1, 2006. For an application visit the Ping
Fellowship site on the CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars
page: www.ifds@ciee.org

If anyone from a CCIE member college is planning to apply for this
Fellowship, please contact Rosalind for additional information at
rabyrl@aol.com.

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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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CCIE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS ANNOUNCED:
CCIE is please to announce the recipients of the 2004-2005 CCIE Student
Scholarship Competition. Students who attended CCIE member colleges
who are current with their dues and were planning to participate in a
study abroad program were eligible to apply. A total of 32 applications
were received. The following students were awarded scholarships ranging
from $ 100 to $ 350. Congratulations to all students.
Hamzah Al-Rawi - El Camino College. Summer New Zealand program
Benjamin Freedland - El Camino College. Summer New Zealand program
Caitlan Ragsdale - San Francisco. Summer Mexico program
Flavia Draganus - San Francisco. Fall semester Paris program
Kelly Muelrath - Santa Rosa College. Fall semester London program.
Christopher Thorne - Lake Tahoe College. Fall semester Salamanca
program.
Julie Ward - Santa Rosa College. Fall semester Paris program.

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CCIE STUDENTS RECEIVE GILMAN SCHOLARSHIPS
Two students from San Diego City College were granted Gilman
Scholarships to study in the Fall 2005 Semester to Italy. The students are
Michelle Magarowicz and Eunice Zuniga. Congratulations to both!

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FULL SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDY IN KOREA FOR SPRING SEMESTER 2006
CCIE has been awarded Full scholarships for Spring Semester 2006 for
students 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: http://www-english.sch.ac.kr
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

  1. e-mail interpro@sch.ac.kr or Rosalind Raby rabyrl@aol.com for the
    application.
  2. send one copy of your application to interpro@sch.ac.kr and a 2nd
    copy to rabyrl@aol.com
  3. send a copy of your official transcripts to interpro@sch.ac.kr and
    a copy of your unofficial transcripts to rabyrl@aol.com
  4. have the study abroad coordinator on your campus include a letter
    indicating that s/he is aware that you are applying for this
    scholarship.


ALL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY OCTOBER 22

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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. Please send to CCIE
examples of what you did last year for International Education Week and
what you are planning to do this year.

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LINCOLN COMMISSION UPDATES
The Lincoln Commission was created to recommend a program to expand
study abroad options for 500,000 students at higher educational
institutions. Legislation to create the Commission was introduced in
Consolidated Appropriations Legislation for FY 2004 (H Rpt. 108-401). Congress
approved a budget of $ 250,000 to establish the 17-member Commission.
Three Commissioners were appointed each by the Senate Majority and
Minority Leaders, the Speaker of the House, the House Minority Leader, and
four Commission members were appointed by the President with advice given
by the Secretaries of State, Education, Commerce and Defense. The Chair
of the Commission was named by joint appointment of the leadership of
the Congress. For information visit:
www.nafsa.org/content/publicpolicy/NAFSAontheIssues/lincolnbriefing.htm
The Commission will report its recommendations to Congress and the
President no later than December 1, 2005. To date, the Commission is
looking to recommend:

  • awards for participation in programs that are at minimum 3 credit
    hours that meet accreditation and requirements for graduation
  • consideration is for awards of up to $ 7,000 for each student
  • consideration is for a combination of individual student
    scholarships and institutional capacity building grants

In the Spring, two Community College representatives were invited to
address the Commission. In April, 2005, Missy Gluckman, Rockland
Community College was invited
to the Open Hearings in Washington D.C. to present in from of the
Commission information on community college study abroad programs. In May,
2005, Rosalind Raby was asked to attend the NAFSA invitational meeting
with leaders in the Education Abroad Community and the representatives
from the Lincoln Commission on Wednesday, June 1. Based on comments
made at the NAFSA General Meeting with the Commissioners, the following
key issues were shared with the Commissioners:

  1. Funding should be for both institutional capacity building &
    infrastructure development as well as for individual student scholarships.
    An 80% student and 20% institutional weight was suggested.
  2. Funding should be for programs that are short-term (2 weeks or
    longer) and are offered in January term, Spring or Summer.
  3. Consideration should be given to middle class and working class
    students who
    are not eligible for Pell Grants, but who still need substantial
    financial support.
  4. Funding should be for traditional locations in Western Europe,
    including English-speaking countries as well as for non-traditional
    locations. Many community colleges only offer programs in Western Europe and
    should not be penalized for those programs.
  5. It is important that funds be earmarked with minimum of caveats.
    Easy instructions are also important and keeping hurtles to a minimum
    will help with the administration.
  6. Basing the grants on existing consortia could be limiting,
    especially since not all community colleges belong to or can afford membership
    in existing consortia.

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THE FORUM PREVIEWS STANDARDS OF CONDUCT FOR STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS
The Forum exclusive purpose is to serve the field of education abroad
and to meet the needs of the profession. The Forum members represent
60% of the U.S. student population studying abroad. No other association
provides the services and products provided by the Forum. Standards of
Good Practice represent the product of over three years of
collaboration and reflect the input and shared vision of study abroad professionals
from around the world and remains an accurate reflection of best
practices. The Justice Department, Anti-Trust Division has designated the
Forum as a standards development organization (SDO) to develop standards
for the education abroad profession in the U.S. The criteria for SDO
standards definition are openness, balance, transparency, consensus and
due process. If your college is interested in previewing the Standards
of Good Practice, please contact Rosalind at rabyrl@aol.com for a copy.

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STUDY ABROAD BROCHURE
The CCIE Winter Study Abroad Brochure is attached to this newsletter
and will be uploaded to the new CCIE web-page www.ccieworld.org by
October 15. Please send revisions and updates to Rosalind. Inclusion in the
CCIE web-page is now open only to those colleges who are current with
their dues.

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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.

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SCHOLARSHIP UPDATES
CCIE now 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.
Please note the Upcoming Deadlines
Gilman Awards: www.iie.org/gilman. DEADLINE FOR SPRING is
September 20
Freeman Scholarships: <www.sit.edu/studyabroad/sit_freeman.html> or
<www.iie.org/freeman-asia> DEADLINE FOR FALL is April 5
Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan
www.colorado.edu/ealld/atj/Bridging/scholarships.html
DEADLINE FOR Spring is October 8
DAAD Group Study Visit to Germany www.daad.org/?p=groupvisits
DEADLINE FOR Fall is Sept. 10

Note Special Scholarship Opportunities just for CCIE member colleges

  • CEA (Cultural Experiences Abroad):
    <www.gowithcea.com/r/secussa-scholar.asp> $ 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:
    mailto:parmaobar@estc.frhttp://estc.fr/
  • Otranto Nel Mondo-Italian Language School
    http://www.otrantonelmondo.com
     

UPCOMING EVENTS
October 7: FACCC Annual Conference: San Francisco Bay area. CCIE will
host a session at this conference
November 3-4: NCAGE. Sacramento City College. The Thursday
afternoon, November 3, meeting will be devoted to lobbying our legislators and
their staffs to support more international education in California. We
are working with advisors to arrange the most effective communication,
and we are working with staff who can help us to make appointments with
your legislators and their staffs.

November 17: CCIE ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING AT THE CCLC CONFERENCE: San
Francisco Marriott
8:30 - 9:30 CCIE Annual Business Meeting (everyone is welcome to
attend)
9:45 - 12:00 Workshop on "Recruiting & Retaining International
Students"

November 16-19 CIIE Conference "Experiential Learning in Education
Abroad," New Orleans. Www.ciee.org
November 30 - December 2 ACIIE Fall Conference "Resource Development"
Washington, D.C. www.aciie.org
February 22 - 25: Association for International Education
Administrators (AIEA). Holiday Inn in San Diego
April 17 - 20: The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and
Admissions Officers
(AACRAO) in San Diego
April 22 - 25: AACC Convention in Long Beach


Upcoming:
* CCIE and Center for Global Education: Workshop on Risk & Crisis
Management for Study Abroad
* October 2006 - - - San Francisco Area - - - CCIE Bi-Annual
Conference

CCIE Corporate Sponsorship provided by:

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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!

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