CCIE Newsletter
Vol. 6, no. 2-3 October-November 2007

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In This Issue:

CCIE ACTIVITIES, MEETING & OTHER IMPORTANT DATES INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION - GENERAL INFORMATION COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS GENERAL CCIE INFORMATION
CCIE Annual Meeting: Nov. 15 at the CCLC Conference at the San Jose Fairmont Hotel

CCIE held our annual meeting at the CCLC conference at the San Jose Fairmont Hotel. The meeting was held in collaboration with NCAGE (Northern California Advocates for Global Education). Napa Valley College generously provided a raffle of wine produced by some of their students. Rosalind Raby shared with those attending the latest results from the IIE Open Doors survey in which California community colleges are prominently portrayed. For details, see Open Doors article below. The special speaker was Provost Carmen Sigler, San Jose State university. Provost Sigler who shared her own personal story as an international student and former foreign language professor who later became a strong support of all study abroad and international educational programs. In that one in six new jobs have global connections, Provost Sigler reinforced that that international education needs to have:

  1. Centrality to the college mission that is embraced and communicated by leadership and accepted by all stakeholders
  2. Focus on the “greater good” that it will provide to one’s life in terms of workforce preparation and the diversity of knowledge by expanding one’s worldview.

In conclusion, Provost Sigler reminded the audience that international provides a diversity that exists beyond our own local communities.

Following Provost Sigler’s presentation was a roundtable discussion led by Edward Valeau (President Emeritus), Chris McCarthy (Napa Valley); Chui Tsang (Santa Monica); Marylin Cheung (DeAnza) and William Reckmeyer (San Jose State University). Dr. Tsang discussed Santa Monica College’s Global Citizen Initiative which includes cross-disciplinary curricular changes, international student and study abroad enhancements and development of international business programs. Dr. Valeau discussed the need to affirm the challenge to change as there is a current overall lack of focus and vision to advance international education at our colleges. Dr. McCarthy shared inspirational student success stories as a result of their international experiences. Ms. Cheung articulated the link between international education and current diversity initiatives that are being endorsed at California colleges statewide. Finally, Dr. Reckmeyer shared background on the Salzburg Institute, a program for creating a global dialogue on critical issues at the senior seminar level.

Following the meeting was a general NCAGE (Northern California Advocates for Global Education) Board meeting in which NCAGE activities, Spring meeting, and mini-grant competition were discussed. For additional information on NCAGE, please visit http://gs.sjsu.edu/NCAGE

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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK 2007 INFORMATION REQUESTS

International Education Week was 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 an 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 International Education Week 2007. We will be happy to post it on our web-site.

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THE SCHOLAR SHIP DIVERSITY GRANTS FOR CCIE STUDENTS

The Scholar Ship and CCIE are pleased to announce a new Diversity Grants for CCIE students. Scholarships will range from $ 2,500 - $ 10,000. Students must attend a CCIE member college that is current with their dues.

The Scholar Ship is committed to ensuring its student body and staff are as diverse as possible. To make certain it achieves the socio-economic and geographic objectives of its student diversity goals, it has established a generous scholarship fund to help make this opportunity a reality for everyone. Through CCIE, The Scholar Ship is awarding scholarships of up to $10,000 exclusively to students from CCIE Member Colleges. Scholarships will be awarded to students with a demonstrated record of academic achievement and community leadership. Interested students meeting this criteria may complete a Letter of Interest and essay, describing how their participation onboard The Scholar Ship will be of benefit to them and prepare them for their future career.

About The Scholar Ship:

The Scholar Ship is a semester-long academic program aboard a dedicated passenger ship that traverses the globe as an oceangoing campus. Students and staff from around the world come together to form a transnational learning community designed to develop their intercultural competence and leadership skills. The Scholar Ship is an international education initiative developed in collaboration with seven international universities and a host of multinational organizations. The program's Consortium of Academic Stewards collaborates on the quality oversight and accreditation of all academic offerings and standards. Academic programs offered by The Scholar Ship meet the same quality standards as those on the campuses of the Consortium's member institutions: Al Akhawayn University (Morocco), Cardiff University (UK), Fudan University (China), Macquarie University (Australia), Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico), University of California, Berkeley (USA), and University of Ghana (Ghana).

How to Apply: Scholarships will be awarded to students with a demonstrated record of academic achievement and community leadership. Interested students meeting this criteria may complete a Letter of Interest and essay, describing how their participation onboard The Scholar Ship will be of benefit to them and prepare them for their future career. Each award will be contingent on the student's admittance to The Scholar Ship program.

For more information and to access the Letter of Interest form, please visit: http://www.ccieworld.org/tssgrant.html
Contact Information: Belinda Yanda, West Coast Institutional Relations Manager

Tel: +1 410.962.7344 ext. 39 or 1 410 864-8324
Email: BYanda@TheScholarship.com www.TheScholarShip.com

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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.php

  • 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.php or contact Stuart Walker 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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CAPA SUPPORTS CCIE THROUGH ISIC CARD

The Provider, CAPA, is helping to support California community college students, and CCIE by including the ISIC Card Application, with the CCIE stamp, to all California community college students who participate in the CAPA programs. The CCIE Student Scholarship Fund will benefit greatly from this very generous effort. For additional information on CAPA, its programs, and especially on the individually designed faculty-led programs, please contact Edward Helgeson, CAPA West Program Development Consultant at ehelgeson@capa.org or Web: www.capa.org

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CCIE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SUMMER PROGRAMS

CCIE is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2007 CCIE-STA/ISIC Student Scholarships. A total of 9 applications were received and CCIE was able to fund 5 students with scholarships of $ 340 each. Funding for this Scholarship competition was made possible by STA/ISIC Card. As more CCIE students purchase the ISIC card with the CCIE stamp, the more money we will have in this fund in the future. Congratulations to all the Scholarship Recipients

  • Ruth Castillo       studying on the Mt. San Antonio program in Italy
  • Ruth Falade       studying on the Siskioyus program in Spain
  • Tammika Fergurson    studying on the Long Beach program in Ghana
  • Clara Gaitan       studying on the Glendale program in Italy
  • Melinda Quesenberry     studying on the Long Beach program in Ghana

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IIE Open Doors 2006-2007 Report

The Institute of International Education released on November 12, the Open Doors data related to foreign student enrollments and study abroad participation at U.S. colleges and universities. Increases were found in both categories. Details are available at http://opendoors.iienetwork

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Nationally, there is a 3.2% increase for international students. For community colleges, international student enrollments increased by 3.6, from 83,160 in 2005-2006 to 86,179 in 2006-2007. International students spend $ 14.5 billion dollars in the U.S. on college tuition, fees, health insurance and living expenses. In addition to helping to internationalize their campuses, foreign students have a direct impact on state and local economies. International Student programs are supported by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and AACC.

California remains the leading host state for international students with a total of 77,987 international students attending post-secondary institutions (up 3.5% from last year). However, California community colleges are not as strong in this field as they were in the past. In the 2005-2006 Open Doors report, 14 of the top 40 national community colleges were from California. In the current report, only 12 of the top 40 colleges were from California.

It is important to ensure that the number of international students do not decline. To support these programs, colleges need to emphasize consortia, such as CCIE, new staff or staff time devoted to international recruitment, funding for international recruitment trips, funding for marketing and promotion of programs.

The high ranking colleges from California are: Santa Monica (# 2); DeAnza (# 4); San Francisco (# 8); Foothill (# 11); Pasadena (# 16); L.A. City (# 17); Diablo Valley (# 19); El Camino (# 24); Santa Barbara (# 31); Glendale (# 33); Orange Coast (# 35); and Grossmont (# 39).

STUDY ABROAD

Nationally, there was a 8.5 % growth in the number of students studying abroad, representing 223,534 students. This illustrates that students are eager to learn about different countries and cultures and acquire global skills. The growth is also seen in the number of California community college students who dominate the field. Among the top 15 California community colleges, 2,160 students are studying abroad. The Open Doors Report lists the top 20 AA Institutions and among them are 15 from California. In fact, of the top 10, 9 are from CA.

The high ranking colleges from California are: Santa Rosa (# 1); Chaffey (# 2); Citrus (# 4); Santa Barbara (# 5); Glendale (# 6); San Francisco (# 7); Cabrillo (# 8); Pasadena (# 9); Santa Monica (# 10); El Camino (# 11); Napa Valley (# 14); Sierra (# 15); Mt. San Antonio (# 17); Riverside (# 19); and Lake Tahoe (# 20).

For the first time, the Open Doors report has created a new category of Associate’s and Specialized Institutions. This category has two sections, short-term programs (January term and Summer length) and mid-length Programs (quarter and semester length). Within this new category, California community colleges continue to be strong with the following:

Category of Associate’s and Specialized Institutions

Short-Term Programs
Cabrillo (# 1); Santa Barbara (# 7); San Francisco (# 11) and Pasadena (# 15)

Mid-Length Programs
Santa Rosa (# 3); Sierra (# 4); Santa Barbara (# 6); San Francisco (# 7); Pasadena (# 8); and MiraCosta (# 13)

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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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1ST ANNUAL MEETING OF CALIFORNIA WORLD HISTORY ASSOCIATION, NOV. 16-17 AT CSU, FULLERTON

The 1st Annual Meeting of the California World History Association is scheduled for November 16-17, at CSU, Fullerton. Keynote speakers will include Felipe Fernandez-Armesto and Craig Lockard. For program and information, contact Gayle Brunelle at gbrunelle@fullerton.edu or www.csulb.edu/~ssayeghc/cwha.htm

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NAFSA - HOW STUDENTS CAN FUND EDUCATION ABROAD RESOURCES

NAFAS has released a new resource directory on how students can fund their education abroad. This resource is compiled by the NAFSA Subcommittee on Financial Aid and Resources for study abroad. The resources can be accessed at www.nafsa.org/financialaidfaq

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DAAD OFFERS INTERNSHIPS IN GERMANY FOR STUDENTS OF APPLIED SCIENCES

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is granting 45 scholarships to study and intern in Germany for students of Applied Sciences. This is a unique opportunity for students to accelerate their personal and intellectual growth and to add invaluable academic and professional credentials to their resume. The scholarship includes a full academic semester of study abroad at one of the UAS7 universities in Germany; AND a one-semester professional internship experience in a company or research institute in Germany. In addition, selected students will receive a generous monthly scholarship and stipend. Sophomores in engineering, science, life sciences, business, management, economics, architecture, art, design, journalism or social work are invited to apply. German language knowledge is an asset, but not mandatory. DUEDATE is February 15, 2008. For the application visit http://www.uas7.org

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS

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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HELP SUPPORT OTHER CCIE COLLEGES : SHARE INFORMATION ON STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS

Glendale Community College would like to share information on their Winter Break New Zealand/Australia intersession program from January 3-February 5. The cost, including airfare, is only $ 3995 ! This includes transportation, transfers, and a variety of activities. Courses include Regional Geography with a focus on New Zealand and Australia; Humanities with a focus on contemporary Maori and Aboriginal literature and Statistics with a focus on demographic comparisons. For additional information view
http://www.glendale.edu/studyabroad/Programs/New%20Zealand/glendale_AUNZ_v4.pdf

College of the Canyons would like to share information on their Winter intersession program to Florence, Pompeii, and Rome, Italy from January 5-16. Courses include Interior Design, Architecture, Architectural Drafting and Sketching. Cost includes airfare, transportation, transfer and activities. The cost is $ 2,746. For information, contact Dorothy Minarsh at dorothy.minarsh@canyons.edu or visit www.canyons.edu/travel

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WEST VALLEY COLLEGE WINS FIPSE AWARD FOR STUDY STUDY IN BRAZIL

The Department of Education awarded funds to San Jose State Univeristy and West Valley College to send students to one of three Brazilian universities for a semester. Students will receive $3,500 plus language instruction. Students will pay tuition here and pay for travel and expenses while abroad. Most fields of study are available

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STATE CENTER DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL TRADE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The Fresno Center for International Trade Development at the State Center District as received a U.S. Department of Education grant to increase agribusinesses through training, counseling and technical assistance. It also enhances international business program through faculty development and internationalization of business and agribusinesses courses. In addition, a virtual office of International Education will be established supported by a Web-site which will improve access to information about international students and study abroad.

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UPDATE YOUR COLLEGES’ INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS ON WWW.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.

Check the web-site for deadlines for:

  • Gilman Awards: Scholarships up to $ 5,000: www.iie.org/gilman
  • Freeman Scholarships: Scholarships $ 5,000 - $ 7,000 to study in Asia www.iie.org/freeman-asia
    • Summer program deadline: March 7
    • Fall Semester program deadline: April 4
    • Spring Semester program deadline: Oct. 17
  • Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program www.ed.gov/programs/iegpssap/index.html
  • American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS Eurasian Regional Language Program: Scholarships $ 5,000 - must have two years language training. www.americancouncils.org
  • Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan www.colorado.edu/ealld/atj/Bridging/scholarships.htm
  • Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA): Scholarships for study in Egypt or Syria www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/casa
  • Congress-Bundstag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals - Scholarships for students going to Germany - no language study required. www.cdsintl.org/dbyx
  • DAAD Group Study Visit to Germanywww.daad.org/?p=groupvisits
  • National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Scholarship and Fellowship: Scholarships ranging from $ 20,000 - $ 30,000 www.iie.org/nsep

Note Special Scholarship Opportunities just for CCIE member colleges

  • CEA (Cultural Experiences Abroad): www.gowithcea.com/r/secussa-scholar.asp $ 1000 scholarship for use on any of their direct enrollment programs
  • TheScholarShip Diversity Awards. Up to $ 10,000 to use on their January 2008 Voyage www.TheScholarShip.com

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • February 22 -2 6: CCID Conference: Long Beach
  • March 18 - 22: Comparative and International Education Society Conference: New York City
  • April 2 - 4: Forum Conference: Boston
  • May 25 - 30: NAFSA Conference: Washington DC

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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.

MEMBER COLLEGES CURRENT WITH 2007-2008 DUES AS OF NOVEMBER 1
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.
Butte; Cabrillo; Citrus; Coast District; Contra Costa District; College of the Desert; El Camino; Foothill/DeAnza; Hartnell; Lake Tahoe; Long Beach City; Los Rios District; Marin; Ohlone; Peralta District; Rio Hondo; San Bernardino Valley; San Jose/Evergreen District; Santa Barbara; Santa Rosa; Shasta; Sierra; Solano; Southwestern; State Center District; West Valley-Mission District Please Support CCIE With Your Active Participation!

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