CCIE Newsletter
Vol. 5, no. 1 September 2006

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In This Issue:

CCIE ACTIVITIES, MEETING & OTHER IMPORTANT DATES College Highlights General CCIE Information
CCIE DUES FOR 2006-2007

CCIE wants to remind all our members that it is important to pay your 2006-2007 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 CONFERENCE: OCTOBER 5-7

CCIE announces the 3rd Biennial Conference, October 5-7 in Fremont, California at the Fremont Marriott Hotel. Fremont is a ten-minute drive from the San Jose Airport and a 25 minute drive from the Oakland Airport. 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.

A World of Cultures United in Learning will include a series of specially highlighted and break-out sessions that will focus on advancing community college international education. The key-note speakers are

  • William B. Delauder, Executive Director, Lincoln Commission (Thursday)
  • Lou Albert, President, Pima Community College, Arizona (Thursday)
  • Val Rust, University of California, Los Angeles and past-CIES President (Friday)
  • Congressman Mike Honda (Friday)
  • John Couch, VP Apple Computers (Friday)
  • Robert Henry, California School and Colleges Legal Service (Saturday)
Special Activities include:
  • 3rd Annual CCIE Golf Tournament with proceeds going towards CCIE Student Scholarships
  • CEO Roundtable - Friday, October 6 1:00 - 5:00
  • The Shanghai Dance Company will be holding a special performance on Oct. 6, which will be made available to conference attendees for an additional cost.
For additional information on program, speakers and registration, please visit the web-site at www.ccieworld.org and click on Conference.
Pre-Registration Rate has been extended to September 6

POCCSA GRANT UPDATES

CCIE was awarded an IFSA Foundation Grant to help further access to community college study abroad semester-length programs in California. The three-year grant, Providing Opportunities to Community College Study Abroad (POCCSA) includes three components

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dissemination of Standards of Best Practice
Institutional Grants: 1-3 Institutional Grants will be awarded for the 2nd cycle competition.  Another two granting cycles will be held in 2007. 
GRANTING CYCLE                                       Semester to Offer Program
Fall 2006 (Duedate September 8, 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: Each year, CCIE will host two competitions for Student Scholarships. Scholarships range from $ 250 - $ 1500 and are available for students participating in a CCIE member college semester-or quarter length program for Spring 2007, Fall 2007 or Fall 2008. For Student Scholarship criteria and application, please visit the CCIE webpage at www.ccieworld.org The Fall Student Scholarship Competition duedate is November 15

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POCCSA STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS ANNOUNCED:

CCIE is please to announce the recipients of the 1st POCCSA 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 14 applications were received. The following students were awarded scholarships ranging from $ 250 to $ 1,100. Congratulations to all students.

Reginal Jarmillo. San Diego City College. Program in Florence

Courtney Gregg. DeAnza College. Program in London

Leslie Perea. San Diego City College. Program in Florence

Paul S. Wong. San Diego City College. Program in Florence

Tara Williams. Santa Rosa College. Program in Spain.

Jasmine Reichardt. Lake Tahoe College. Program in London

Nellie Whitlock. Santa Rosa College. Program in Spain

Jessica Stephens. Santa Rosa College. Program in London

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CCIE CHALLENGE - CREATE POSTER AND WIN !

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 November 1. Please send all submissions to Gary Rhodes at grhodes@lmu.edu

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EDUCATION FOR GLOBAL LEADERSHIP REPORT

 

CCIE will begin it’s 1st full The Committee for Economic Development (CED), has issued a report, Education for Global Leadership: The Importance of International Studies and Foreign Language Education for U.S. Economic and National Security. This report asserts that the lack of Americans educated in foreign languages and cultures is hampering efforts to counter terrorist threats, and warns the United States will become less competitive in the global economy because of a shortage of strong foreign language and international studies programs at the elementary, high school, and college levels. The report suggests the following recommendations: a) International content should be taught across the curriculum and at all levels of learning, to expand American students' knowledge of other countries and cultures; b) National leaders--political leaders, as well as the business and philanthropic communities, and the media--should inform the public about the importance of improving education in foreign languages and international studies; and c) Expand the training pipeline at every level of education to address the paucity of Americans fluent in foreign languages, especially critical, less commonly taught languages. To read the complete report, please go to: http://www.ced.org/docs/report/report_foreignlanguages.pdf

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN STUDY ABROAD FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

The Commission on the Abraham Lincoln Study Abroad Fellowship Program launched a new web site to serve as a hub for information sharing related to the year 2006 as the 'Year of Study Abroad.' The site provides resources and an events calendar for organizations planning activities during the 'Year of Study Abroad.' Visit the site at http://www.yearofstudyabroad.ws/index.asp

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GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM GETS MORE FUNDING

The Gilman Scholarship Program has received an increase of over 1 million dollars and will be able to award over 700 scholarships. Recipients can receive up to $ 5,000 to study abroad for a minimum of 4 weeks. The process of selection is highly competitive. The purpose is to bring diversity to study abroad and community college students are particularly encouraged to participate.

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YOUNG AMERICANS UNPREPARED FOR GLOBAL FUTURE

The National Geographic Society and Roper Public Affairs have released their 2006 report assessing the geographic literacy of American young adults. This report reveals a serious lack of Geographic knowledge Among Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 and concludes that this lack of knowledge will leave America unprepared for an increasingly global future. The full report can be found at: www.nationalgeographic.com/roper2006/pdf/FINALReport2006GeogLitsurvey.pdf

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (FLAP) GRANTS

The Department of Education has announced a "competitive preference priority" for FLAP grants that support the teaching of critical foreign languages, awarding up to an additional 15 points to projects that include Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Russian, and languages in the Indic, Iranian, and Turkic language families. The application is posted on http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?oppId=9591&mode=VIEW

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REGISTER FOR AACC'S ASIA RECRUITMENT TRIP TO HONG KONG, KOREA, THAILAND AND VIETNAM, OCT. 4-19, 2006

AACC will host Asia Recrutment Fairs in five cities, with visits to embassies, advising centers (Fulbright and IIE) and high schools. Colleges can opt to do the full tour or individual cities. Go to www.aacc.nche.edu/RecruitmentFairs for more information, or contact Judy Irwin at jirwin@aacc.nche.edu

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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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FULL SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDY IN KOREA FOR SPRING SEMESTER 2007

CCIE announces the Spring 2007 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: http://www-english.sch.ac.kr

For a SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION, please e-mail Rosalind Raby at rabyrl@aol.com

ALL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY OCTOBER 22

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FACCC CONFERENCE

The FACCC Conference will be held Oct. 12-14 at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in L.A. One of the keynote speakers, Adolfo Bermeo, is a Senior Scholar with the Pell Institute, and will discuss “Immigration and its Impact on Community Colleges. For registration visit www.faccc.org

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NAFSA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEBINAR SERIES

A cost-effective way to stay informed on key topics in international education. All are scheduled on Wednesdays from 12 noon to 1 pm EST.
September 27: Values, Cultures, and Conflicts
November 29: Millennials Go Abroad
For details, go to: http://www.nafsa.org/events.sec/webinars/

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CCIE STUDENTS RECEIVE GILMAN SCHOLARSHIPS

One student from Lake Tahoe College was granted a Gilman Scholarship to study in the Fall 2006 Semester to London. The student is Anna Roman-Gonzales. Congratulations!

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CCIE-KOREA FALL SEMESTER SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

The following students were awarded a full scholarship to study at Soonchunhyang University for Fall Semester, 2006

Ye Win Hlaing, City College of San Francisco

Alexia Reilly, Pierce College / CSUN

Bianca Schilling, City College of San Francisco

Ava Stanko, El Camino College

Alberto Villasenor, El Camino College

Guangtian Zhu, City College of San Francisco

Congratulations to all of you !

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RIVERSIDE COLLEGE RECEIVES 1ST GROUP OF KOREAN STUDENTS

As part of the new MOU signed between CCIE and Soonchunhyang University, CCIE colleges are encouraged to accept 1-2 Korean students for study for 1 semester. Just as Soonchunhyang University provides CCIE students with free tuition and housing, the CCIE participants in this exchange have also agreed to a similar arrangement. The 1st group of Korean student exchanges will study at Riverside College for Fall Semester. Thank you again Riverside for helping to facilitate this MOU. For other CCIE colleges interested in receiving 1-2 Korean students for Spring 2007 or Fall 2007, please contact Rosalind.

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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 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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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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UPDATE YOUR COLLEGES’ INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS ON CCIEWORLD.ORG

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 rabyrl@aol.com

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SCHOLARSHIP UPDATES

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.
Please note the Upcoming Deadlines
Gilman Awards: www.iie.org/gilman. September 26
Freeman Scholarships: www.iie.org/freeman-asia April 5

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan
www.colorado.edu/ealld/atj/Bridging/scholarships.html October 8
DAAD Group Study Visit to Germany www.daad.org/?p=groupvisits Sept. 10

Note Special Scholarship Opportunities just for CCIE member colleges

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UPCOMING EVENTS

October 5-7: CCIE CONFERENCE at the Fremont Marriott Hotel October 12: FACCC Annual Conference: Wilshire Grant Hotel, L.A. November 1-3: NAFSA Region XII Conference: Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas November 1-3: ACIIE Fall Conference - Washington DC November 16: CCIE ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING AT THE CCLC CONFERENCE: Costa Mesa Hilton     8:30 - 9:30 CCIE Annual Business Meeting (everyone is welcome to attend)     9:30- 12:00 POCCSA Grant Recipients Share Best Practices March 1-3, Forum Conference “Standards in a Diverse World: The future of Education Abroad” http://Www.ciee.orgAustin Marriott at the Capitol February 18-22, 2007: AIEA Conference “The Global University: Challenges and Opportunities” Washington D.C. February 22-24, 2007: Association of Academic Programs in Latin American and the Caribbean (AAPLAC) Conference: New Haven, Connecticut. www.aaplac.org

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CCIE Corporate Sponsorship provided by:

 

                    

      www.globaledonline.com

mailto:parmaobar@estc.frThank you! 


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!