CCIE Newsletter
Vol. 7, No. 1 September 2008 Click Here to View Past Newsletters

In This Issue:

CCIE PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION – GENERAL INFORMATION INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CORNER COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS GENERAL CCIE INFORMATION

CCIE PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES

CCIE ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING & LEADERSHIP SKILLS WORKSHOP: November 20, 9:00 - 12:00

CCIE would like to welcome everyone to attend our annual Business Meeting and Leadership Skills Workshop on Thursday, November 20 from 9:00 - 12:00 at the CCLC convention, located at the Anaheim. Please join us for this important meeting. The agenda includes: a) information on the CC-OEA institutional grant and student scholarships; b) building new leadership; and c) making a difference: International Education and Community Colleges

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CCIE DUES FOR 2008-2009

CCIE wants to remind all our members that not only is important to pay your dues. 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 processed your 2008-2009 dues, please make sure that the paperwork is being processed.

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CCIE AND COLLEGE OF CANYONS WIN STATE DEPARTMENT GRANT TO ENHANCE COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDY ABROAD

CCIE and College of the Canyons won a State Department Grant, Community College - Opportunities for Education Abroad (CC-OEA). This was the only community college awarded grant in education abroad given by the State Department. CC-OEA will expand education abroad opportunities at California community colleges by providing a model multi-disciplinary program, incentives for cross-institutional collaboration, and avenues to sustain internationalization efforts. The CC-OEA grant will document and disseminate best practices for future implementation by community colleges nationwide. Details on grant activities and institutional grant and student scholarship competition will be forthcoming.

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FALL WORKSHOP FOR INTERNATIONALIZING THE CURRICULUM: INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS MODULE PROJECT (INMP)

The INMP is an on-line simulation of international negotiation that allows community college faculty from across the curriculum to infuse an international perspective into their classes. Students negotiate on a range of international issues selected by the faculty members so that they can support the substance of their classes. Each participating classroom adopts the role of a different country and negotiates from the point of view of that country. At the conclusion of the project, students will be familiar with the culture, economy, history and politics of other countries, the interrelationship of nations, the art of negotiation, and with the Internet. Community college faculty from all disciplines are invited to participate and former students acknowledge that this was an exceptional learning experience as they not only learn more about current issues and negotiations in general, but that they become more aware of the ways in which such issues affect them personally.

The Fall Workshop will be Nov. 7-8 at Whittier College At the Fall Workshop there is a chance to talk about important international issues, have a presentation by experts in the field, and meet with others who will be involved in the Spring simulation. The special guest speaker is Steve Lamy, renown Internationalizing the Curriculum Expert.

While there is a $ 1,000 registration free for participation in the Spring Simulation, the Fall workshop is free and open to everyone.

All CCIE faculty and administrators are invited to a Free 2-day Fall workshop at Whittier College in Southern California. Lunch and a continental breakfast is included on both days. For additional information, contact Rosalind

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CCIE COLLEGES LEAD NATION WITH THE NUMBER OF GILMAN AWARDS FROM COMMUNITY COLLEGES

Since 2001, IIE Gilman Scholarship Program has awarded students from 66 community colleges nationwide. Twenty-One of these colleges are from California: Butte-Glenn; Cabrillo; Citrus; San Francisco; Contra Costa; Cuesta; Cypress; Diablo Valley; Fresno City; Golden West; Lake Tahoe; Mira Costa; Mt. San Jacinto; Orange Coast; Pasadena; Reedley; San Diego City; San Diego Miramar; Santa Monica; Santa Rosa; and West LA.

For 2007-2008, the Top Receiving Community Colleges were:

  1. San Diego City - 11
  2. Citrus - 9
  3. Santa Monica - 8
  4. Central Oregon - 5
  5. Tacoma - WA - 5

Congratulations to all for helping to advance international education.

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FULL SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDY IN KOREA FOR SPRING SEMESTER 2009

CCIE announces the Spring 2009 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.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE OCTOBER 15.

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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK 2008 INFORMATION REQUESTS

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 are planing to do for International Education Week 2008. We will be happy to post it on our web-site.

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ISIC CARD ORDER FORM ON CCIE WEB-PAGE

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: http://www.ccieworld.org/saprograms.htm

  • 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: http://www.ccieworld.org/saprograms.htm or contact Stuart Walker at swalker@statravel.com with the number of applications that you need and they will be mailed directly to you for information meetings, orientations, pre-departure meetings.

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CCIE JOINS THE FORUM - OPPORTUNITIES FOR MEMBER COLLEGES

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.

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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION – GENERAL INFORMATION

STATE DEPARTMENT WEBSITE FOR INTERNATIONAL AUDIENCES LAUNCHED

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced the launch of a State Department new interactive Website for International Audiences, America.gov. The interactive Web site provides in-depth material on U.S. policies, culture, and values, incorporating the latest in multi-media, video, forum discussions, polls, and quizzes. www.america.gov

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IIE NETWORK UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS INTERVIEW SERIES

IIE has launched a University Presidents Interview Series to help provide readers with a perspective on how the upper levels of higher education administration interpret the importance of internationalization and the role fo the university in promoting it. These interview will also discuss how international experiences have impacted the careers of the Presidents interviewed and how best to equipt today’s students for an increasingly global world. The first series of interview include President John B. Simpson, University at Buffalo; President Stephen M. Curtis, Community College of Philadelphia; and President Ruth J. Simmons, Brown University. To access these interviews go to www.iienetwork.org/?p=InterviewSeries.

To nominate a President, contact Shannon Bishop at sbishop@iie.org

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AACC/IIE WORKSHOP- STUDY ABROAD AT COMMUNITY COLLEGES

This first ever workshop was held on March 14, 2008, at IIE Headquarters in New York City, was highly successful with over 85 attendees. It included a presentation by the 2008 IIE Heiskell Award winner St. Louis Community College. PowerPoints from the workshop are available on the IIE website at http://www.iienetwork.org/page/102232/.

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NCDE New Website

The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange has a redesigned website http://www.miusa.org/ncde. That highlights Foreign Language Programs, Community College Exchanges, and Diversity & Disability Links. The NCDE, administered by Mobility International USA and sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, assists international exchange programs in the process of including people with disabilities in all types of international exchange programs. For more information, please visit http://www.miusa.org/ncde.

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BROOKINGS INSTITUTE INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERING AND SERVICE SITE

The Brookings Institute has invited community colleges to its newly launched Initiative on International Volunteering and Service - the Building Bridges Coalition. As part of this initiative, Global Service Fellowships legislation was introduced in both the Senate and House last session proposing $50,000,000 to help offset the costs of volunteering abroad. To sign up as partners to remain apprised of all related activities, see website. AACC contact: Gail Robinson, grobinson@aacc.nche.edu, (202) 728-0200, x254.

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IIE SCHOLAR RESCUE FUND

Institute for International Education's (IIE) Scholar Rescue Fund is seeking colleges and universities around the world that are willing to host a scholar who has been persecuted in his or her home country. They are currently seeking to place 5 threatened scholars. These scholars are from various countries (including Cameroon, China, Iraq, and Turkey) and specialize in a variety of fields (including Philosophy, Law, Journalism, Medicine, and Psychiatry). For a complete list of scholars, their fields of specialization and countries of origin, please visit http://www.iienetwork.org/?p=SRF.

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HIGHER EDUCATION FOR DEVELOPMENT (HED) GRANTS

HED in cooperation with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has issued the following Request for Applications. For more information, visit http://www.hedprogram.org/

  • Paraguay. One award of up to $450,000 for a three-year partnership to improve the health of underserved populations through strengthened training of health care practitioners. For clarification or questions regarding this RFA, please contact Jennifer Sisane: (202) 243-7692; jsisane@hedprogram.org Applications due: September 24, 2008. For more information see http://www.hedprogram.org/tabid/96/itemid/147/
    Paraguay-Strengthening-Training-in-Health-Informa.aspx
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  • South Africa. Two awards of up to $250,000 each for three-year partnerships - one focused on building capacity in transportation through higher education and training programs with the University of Johannesburg, the other focused on undergraduate and post graduate-level studies in tourism and hospitality management in partnership with Tshwane University of Technology. For further information regarding this RFA, please contact Program Associate Lisa Leander: (202) 243-7680; lleander@hedprogram.org Applications due: October 28, 2008. For information updates visit the HED website http://www.hedprogram.org/CurrentRFAs/tabid/66/Default.aspx.
  • Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence (S-I-R) Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, brings faculty and professionals from abroad to U.S. college campuses for a semester or an academic year, primarily to teach undergraduate courses. Scholars-in-Residence also assist in developing curricula and serve as a resource for faculty, students and the community. Community colleges are among the category of institutions that will be given priority and are strongly encouraged to apply for this grant program. Grants take place during the 2009-2010 academic year. Subject fields include the social sciences, humanities and a range of other fields. Institutions may request a Scholar-in-Residence by name or request that a U.S. Embassy or Fulbright Commission abroad recruit one for them. For additional information and application materials, see http://www.cies.org/sir/ or contact Alma Ford at 202/686-6252 or aford@iie.org. Deadline: October 15, 2008

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Free Gilman Study Abroad Workshops

The Gilman International Scholarship Program and the Institute of International Education are reaching out to advisers at underrepresented institutions and those who work with underrepresented students through a series of one-day workshops entitled "Diversifying the Kinds of Students Who Study Abroad and the Regions Where They Go." These workshops are designed to provide faculty and administrators with tools to help increase the number of students studying abroad on their campus and to prepare them to better assist students in submitting competitive applications for the Gilman Scholarship. The Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education. Fall 2008 Gilman Study Abroad Workshops:

November 10, 2008 - Honolulu, HI

NOTE - THIS EVENT WILL BE AT THE NAFSA Region XII Conference

If you are interested in attending, please email gilmanadvisors@iie.org.

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AACC and ACCT Joint Statement on the Role of Community Colleges in International Education

The Joint Statement can be found at http://www.aacc.nche.edu/Content/NavigationMenu/ResourceCenter
/Services/International/AACCACCT_Joint_Statement.pdf
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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CORNER

AACC cosigned a letter to the Department of Homeland Security’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program regarding SEVIS Fee Increases

AACC cosigned a letter to the Department of Homeland Security's Student and Exchange Visitor Program, along with the other five major presidential associations (ACE, AAU, NAICU, NASULGC, AASCU), raising concerns with proposed increases of fees for the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and related policy changes. SEVP has proposed raising the fee that international students pay to support SEVIS from $100 to $200. Fee increases for colleges would be even more significant. Schools wishing to be recertified for the SEVIS system would have to pay $1,700 for the certification petition fee and $655 for each necessary site visit, up from $230 and $350, respectively. The higher education letter objected to the fact that DHS is proposing to fund all SEVIS related enforcement costs through user fees. The letter also raises concern with the extensive increase in the breadth of data relating to international students that institutions would have to maintain and provide to the DHS upon request. See for details: http://www.aacc.nche.edu/Template.cfm?section=GovernmentRelations.

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6TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE TOOLKIT FOR INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT

This event is co-sponsored by AACC and The College Board, is scheduled for February 16-17, 2009, in Atlanta. Registration materials coming soon! For more information or to express interest email ieworkshops@collegeboard.org or jirwin@aacc.nche.edu.

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COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS

Highlights on Lake Tahoe, San Diego City, West Valley, El Camino

Spotlights on CCIE member colleges are provided in each Updates. Please send any information that you would like to share about your college, including information on faculty, students, international guests who have recently visited your college, and related international educational activities. 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.

COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS

Won with CCIE a State Department Grant, Community College - Opportunities for Education Abroad (CC-OEA). This was the only community college awarded grant in education abroad given by the State Department.

EL CAMINO COLLEGE

  • One student was selected as one of five Glimpse Photo Correspondents for the Spring 2008 pilot launch of the Glimpse Foundation c/o National Geographic Society. This is the one and only community college awardee.
  • Awarded a Business and International Education (BIE) grant for an International Trade Compliance Initiative (ITCI) to raise the level of U.S. business compliance with international trade regulations, to strengthen curriculum and faculty competency in this area for credit and certificate courses, and to establish an International Trade Compliance Institute for U.S. exporters and importers. For additional information, contact Bozena Morton.

LAKE TAHOE COLLEGE

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!

MIRA COSTA COLLEGE

One student from Mira Costa received that college’s first ever Gilman Scholarship.

OHLONE COLLEGE

Awarded a Business and International Education (BIE) grant by the U.S. Department of Education. The grant will fund, over two years, a development of a Certificate program in International Business which will ultimately lead to a new A.A. degree in the discipline. For additional information, contact Eddie West at ewest@ohlond.edu.

WEST VALLEY COLLEGE

West Valley College and San Jose State received a FIPSE to conduct academic exchanges with Brazil. In Fall, 2007, SJSU and WF hosted five students from Brazil who are studying Engineering and/or Business and in Spring, 2008, WF sent 5 students to study in Brazil in the states of Minas Gerais and Amazonas. For more information on this program: www.westvalley.edu/brazil or contact Margarise Correa at www.svcitd.org.

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CCIE-KOREA STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP FOR FALL SEMESTER 2008 ANNOUNCED

CCIE is pleased to announce the recipients of the Fall Semester 2008 CCIE-Korea Scholarships who received full scholarships to study for a semester in Korea. Congratulations to all :

  • David Baker (Lake Tahoe College)
  • Michael Cook (Shasta College)
  • Fey Saelee (Shasta College)
  • Nicole Simon (Jamestown College - N.Y.)

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GENERAL CCIE INFORMATION

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.

Please note: one of the CCIE member colleges has sold out their Spring Italy program. They are now looking to see what other CCIE colleges are offering programs in Italy where they can send their students. Therefore it is critical that all your information on the CCIE website is updated so that accurate information can be shared with students.

The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE)'s Web site

This web-site provides links to information about several initiatives including Foreign Language Programs, Community College Exchanges, and Diversity & Disability. The NCDE, administered by Mobility International USA and sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, assists international exchange programs in the process of including people with disabilities in all types of international exchange programs. Visit: http://www.miusa.org/ncde.

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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.

Check the web-site for deadlines for:

Note Special Scholarship Opportunities just for CCIE member colleges

  • CEA (Cultural Experiences Abroad): $ 1000 scholarship for use on any of their direct enrollment programs

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UPCOMING EVENTS
  • October 8-10: CONAHEC’s 12th North American Higher Education Conference (Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration-CONAHEC): Monterrey, Mexico. http://conahec.org
  • November 20: CCIE Annual Meeting at the CCLC Convention, Anaheim
  • Feb. 16 - 17: AACC & College Board: 6th Annual Community College Toolkit for International Recruitment: ieworkshops@collegeboard.org
  • February 18 - 20: Annual Meeting of The Forum
  • Feb. 21 - 24: CCID Conference: Long Beach
  • March 17: IIE / AACC Education Abroad Workshop: N.Y. www.iienetwork.org/?p=IIE_AACC_2009
  • March 22 - 26: Comparative and International Education Society Conference: Charelston
  • May 25 - 30: NAFSA Conference: Los Angeles

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CCIE Corporate Sponsorship provided by:

Thank you!

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BENEFITS OF COLLEGE & DISTRICT CCIE MEMBERSHIP

Members of full status are entitled to:

  • ability to vote in all elections and to enjoy other rights and privileges accord to all members;
  • access of CCIE Website and inclusion of college / institution in Website;
  • access to a collaborative network of community colleges who are devoted to international / intercultural education;
  • access to CCIE thematic workshops at reduced rates (TBA);
  • access to the CCIE International Negations Modules Project (INMP);
  • access to technical assistance team on global competence and its development on community college campuses;
  • eligibility for CCIE faculty and staff grants;
  • eligibility for CCIE student scholarships
  • eligibility for officer positions;
  • 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;
  • inclusion of College in CCIE list-serve;
  • participate in the annual business meeting;
  • receipt of CCIE on-line monthly newsletter;
  • receipt of the CCIE quarterly Directory of Study Abroad Programs;
  • receipt to reports and publications prepared by CCIE experts;
  • reduced CCIE conference fees.

CCIE dues help support our activities such as the Newsletter, Web-Page, Workshops, and Student Scholarships and Faculty Grants. CCIE gives each of you our sincere thanks for your continued support for CCIE.

Please Support CCIE With Your Active Participation!

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