CCIE Newsletter
Vol. 5, no. 2 October 2006

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In This Issue:

CCIE ACTIVITIES, MEETING & OTHER IMPORTANT DATES 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 ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING & INTERNATIONAL STUDENT RECRUITMENT WORKSHOP

CCIE would like to welcome everyone to attend our annual Business Meeting and an International Student Recruitment Workshops on Thursday, November 16 from 9:00 - 12:00 at the CCLC convention, located at the Costa Mesa Hilton. The new CCIE Initiative for International Student Recruitment and Retention will be presented by the new CCIE Vice-President, Zepur Solokian. Please join us for this important meeting.

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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:

  1. institutional seed-money to create new semester-length study abroad programs;
  2. student scholarships to study abroad;
  3. Dissemination of Standards of Best Practices

  • Institutional Grants: Each year, CCIE will host two competitions for Institutional Grants. During each cycle a total of 1-3 grants will be awarded. For 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.
  • GRANTING CYCLE (2007) Semester to Offer Program
  • Spring 2007 (Duedate late February, 2007) Spring 2008 or Fall 2008
  • Fall 2007 (Duedate late September, 2007) Fall 2008 or Spring 2009

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POCCSA Student Scholarships Announced

CCIE is please to announce the recipients of the 1 st POCCSA Student Scholarship Competition. 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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POCCSA Institutional Grants Announced

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

  • Butte College. Will design a semester abroad program to Costa Rica for an Integrated Studies program in the areas of environmental issues, ecotourism, sustainability and peace studies.
  • Lake Tahoe College. Will design a semester abroad program to Peru for a field-based Ecology and Biology program and Spanish language program.
  • State Center District. Will design a semester abroad program to Costa Rica for marine biology.

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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 NOVEMBER 1.

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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. Congratulations to all of you !

  • 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

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CCIE SEEKS COLLEGES TO RECEIVE KOREAN STUDENTS AS PART OF AN EXCHANGE PROGRAM

CCIE seeks member college to work with Soonchunhyang University on a full exchange program. The stipulations of the exchange are:

  1. All students will remain enrolled as regular degree candidates at the home institution and pay regular tuition and student fees to the home institution.
  2. All students must maintain full-time status while at the host institution.
  3. Application fees will be waived.
  4. Students will pay for their own books and materials.
  5. The Host institution will find, arrange, and cover the costs for the accommodation in dorms, homestays or other locations.
  6. Students will provide their own health insurance and visa requirements.
Each CCIE member college will accept one or two Korean students each semester. Students will take ESL and basic English courses. For those CCIE colleges that do not offer I-20s, the Korean students will enroll in academic classes to receive their F-1 visa. For each CCIE College that accepts Korean students, guarantees will be made for your students to receive the CCIE Korean Scholarships. If your college is interested in accepting one or two Korean students for study for Spring Semester 2007 or Fall Semester 2007 or please contact Rosalind at rabyrl@aol.com

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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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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

scheduled on Wednesdays from 12 noon to 1 pm EST. November 29: Millennials Go Abroad For details, go to: http://www.nafsa.org/events.sec/webinars/

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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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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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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.

 
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