CCIE Newsletter

Vol. 7, No. 2 October 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, 9:30 – 12:00

CCIE would like to welcome everyone to attend our annual Business Meeting and Leadership Skills Workshop on Thursday, November 20 from 9:30 - 12:00 at the CCLC convention, located at the Anaheim. The meeting will occur in the Manhattan Room. The theme is Strengthening California Community College: Perspectives from Emerging Community College Leaders. The agenda will include:

  1. information on how your college can win a CC-OEA institutional grant of up to $ 6,500 and student scholarships for studying abroad;
  2. building new leadership with an understanding of international education;
  3. how we, together can make a difference during this budget crisis.Community

Colleges must reexamine their role and function in preparing the next generation of students to live and work locally, but within a global economy. AACC and ACCT 2006 Joint Statements, seeks a rededication to global education to inspire and shape new educational strategies initiated to promote the shared goals of global connectedness and understanding. Emphasis will be placed on barriers that exist, and those that are perceived and how to move forward. This workshop will explore how California can take part in this rededication, especially for emerging leaders. This workshop will also help inform emerging leaders about resources and initiatives to help internationalize their colleges. Finally, this workshop will share the objectives of a Bureau of State Grant given to CCIE and College of the Canyons to promote study abroad in the fields of agriculture, public health, hospitality and tourism. 4 Institutional grants are available. Details on the first award, College of the Canyons will be provided. The workshop will end in a dialogue about creating interdisciplinary programs.

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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. Invoices for 2008-2009 have been mailed to your college. If you would like another invoice, please contact Rosalind at rabyrl@aol.com

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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 for 2008. 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. CC-OEA grant activities include:

  • 4 Institutional Grants so that CCIE member colleges can develop and/or augment a education abroad program in agriculture, hospitality, public health or tourism. Programs should also include a service-learning component. Each grant is up to $ 6,500.
  • A total of 77 Student Scholarships to participate in these newly designed programs.
  • Thematic Workshops and travel-grants for faculty/staff to attend.
  • Student Survey

Announcements for applications for the Institutional Grants and Student Scholarships will be forthcoming. Details on these programs will be offered at the CCIE Annual Meeting on Nov. 20 at the CCLC Convention.

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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 are invited to participate.

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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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POCCSA GRANT UPDATES

CCIE was awarded an IFSA Foundation Grant to help further access to community college study abroad semester-length programs in California. We are now in the final year of the grant, Providing Opportunities to Community College Study Abroad (POCCSA). Planned activities for 2008-2009 include:

  1. student scholarships up to $ 1,500 that will provide financial support for students who want to study abroad.
  2. On-line survey to assist with dissemination of Standards of Best Practice

Spring 2009 Student Scholarships (5th Cycle):

Scholarships range from $ 250 - $ 1500 and are available for students participating in a CCIE member college SPRING 2009 semester-or quarter length program. For Student Scholarship criteria and application, please visit the CCIE webpage at www.ccieworld.org. The Due date is DECEMBER 29. Awards will be announced by January 23, 2009.

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CIEE FACULTY/ADMINISTRATORS SUMMER INTERNATIONAL SEMINARS (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 faculty and administrators. 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 2009. You can also visit www.ciee.org for applications. CIEE is offering CCIE members two special opportunities:

  1. 5% discount if five or more members from CCIE colleges participate in any of the Seminars
  2. A designated Ping Fellowship for a faculty, administrator or staff from a CCIE member college

For additional information, please contact: Teri Coviello, Manager, International Faculty Development Seminars, CIEE International Work & Study Programs
Tel: +1.207.553.4042, Fax: +1.207.553.5042, Email: tcoviello@ciee.org
Web: www.ciee.org

The following Seminars are being offered for 2009:

May 23 - May 30 Social and Political Challenges of the New Russia
May 24 - June 1 India: Religion in Society
May 24-June 2 Social and Political Transformations in Botswana
May 25 - June 5 Exploring the Coexistence and Challenges of Neighboring Cultures: Spain and Morocco
May 28 - June 6 A Fusion of Identities: Examining Peru’s Complex Past, Present, and Future
May 31 - June 10 Building a Multiracial, Multicultural Society in South Africa
June 1- June 11 Economic Reform, Regional Integration, and Democratization: Chile and Argentina
June 4 - June 11 Religious Diversity and Conflict in France
June 4 - June 12 Contemporary History and Society in the United Arab Emirates and Oman
June 7 - June 15 Jordan: Middle East Conflict and Cooperation
June 7 - 18 Senegal: Balancing Tradition and Change in Senegal
June 8 - June 19 China: Diversity and Social Change on the Soutwest Frontier (add-on tour, 6/19-24 in Tibet).
June 9 - June 18 Building a New Reality in Poland and Ukraine: Challenges, Successes, and Failures
June 10 - June 18 Korea: Understanding Modern Korea
June 10 - June 18 Contemporary Italy: A Country in Crisis?
June 11 - June 23 China’s Silk Road
June 14 - June 25 Ghana: Challenges of a Developing Nation
June 16 - June 27 Identity, Community, and Culture in Contemporary Turkey
June 21 - June 28 Contemporary Mexico through Art, Literature and Cinema
June 21 - July 1 Empire, Democracy, and Contemporary Mongolian Culture (add-on tour: Trans-Siberian Railroad to Gobi Desert, July 1 - 5).
July 21 - July 31 Climate Change: The Reefs and Waterways of Australia
June 28 - July 5 After the Celtic Tiger: The Politics and Sociology of Ireland
June 30 - July 7 Revolution and Neoliberal Reform in Nicaragua

CIEE PING FELLOWSHIPS FOR IFDS

The Ping Development Fellowships provide assistance to faculty, administrators, and staff to participate on IFDS programs. Special consideration is being given to those from community colleges, and at least one Ping Fellowship will be earmarked for a CCIE member college. Awards are in the amount of $1500 and are applied toward the applicant’s program fee. As the awards do not cover the full cost of the seminar participation, applicants are advised to seek additional funding from other sources. 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 15, 2009. A complete application includes a Statement of Purpose and Letter of Support. For an application, visit the Ping Fellowship site on the CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars page, http://ciee.org, email to: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 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.

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 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 nation-wide. The Forum on Education Abroad was created in 2001 to meet the needs of the education abroad profession. Members include educational institutions, consortia, agencies, and organizations, as well as individual leaders in the field. Together, Forum members work 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. Look for announcements regarding upcoming opportunities or visit the Forum web-site at www.forumea.org

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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STUDENT DIPLOMAT ESSAY COMPETITION

This competition is hosted by NAFSA and “Abroad View”, the global education magazine for students. All students who have participated in an education abroad program since Spring 2004 can submit a compelling story that articulates how their undergraduate international experiences have helped meet the U.S. need to understand global situations and compete in the global arena. Community college applicants are especially wanted. All submissions will be considered for publication with cash prizes given to top awards. Deadline: Nov. 14. For guidelines, e-mail studentdiplomat@nafsa.org or visit www.nafsa.org/studentdiplomat

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GLIMPSE CORRESPONDENTS PROGRAM

Glimpse Correspondents Program, an exciting opportunity for your students to hone their skills, to jump-start a career in international journalism, and to be published with National Geographic Glimpse. Glimpse is a new nonprofit National Geographic platform (print magazine and website) about the experiences of young Americans abroad. We provide professional editorial support to help students learn the craft of storytelling, with the larger goal of using stories to inspire others to care about the world. Glimpse has offered students a platform for their stories for the past six years. Now with National Geographic, we are hoping to take our work to the next level. To read past stories, visit glimpse.org. (The new and improved website will be up soon!)

The Correspondents Program is for especially talented students specializing in writing, photography or video. We will select 10 correspondents and each will receive a $600 stipend, a professional editor, and guaranteed publication in Glimpse. The demands of the program are not extreme, but we do expect our correspondents to commit to a professional editorial process.

How can my students get involved?Students should visit http://www.glimpse.org/glimpse.org/correspondents and register their email address to receive a link to the application.

Application DueDate is Nov. 2. www.glimpse.org

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IIE WHITE PAPER ON COMMUNITY COLLEGE EDUCATION ABROAD - WRITTEN BY ROSALIND RABY

Institute of International Education (IIE) white paper entitled: "Expanding Education Abroad at U.S. Community Colleges" is the third in a series of white papers on "Meeting America's Global Education Challenge." It provides an overview of education abroad at U.S. community colleges, addresses the challenges in expanding study abroad, and provides recommendations for institutional reform. Written by Rosalind Latiner Raby, the Director of California Colleges for International Education (CCIE), this report grew out of a 2008 workshop on "Education Abroad at the Community College" hosted by IIE in cooperation with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).

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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION – GENERAL INFORMATION

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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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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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/

  • 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
  • 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.
  • The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department Of State, will offer 525 scholarships for intensive summer language institutes overseas in 11 critical need foreign languages for summer 2009. U.S. citizen undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. The CLS Program provides fully-funded, seven to 10 week, group-based intensive language instruction and extensive cultural enrichment experiences at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels in Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish and Urdu (beginning not offered for Azerbaijani, Chinese, Persian or Russian). Please visit www.CLScholarship.org for more information or contact Elizabeth Veatch, Director of the CLS Program at veatch.elizabeth@caorc.org, or 202-633-7012. The application deadline is November 14, 2008.
  • The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is available to community college students and recent graduates throughout the United States who are interested in experiencing German culture and everyday life. CBYX is a scholarship for students in all career fields, and does not require any prior German language knowledge! Participants spend a year studying and working in their career fields while completely immersed in German language and culture. For more information, contact Will Maier at wmaier@cdsintl.org or 212-497-3522, or visit www.cdsintl.org/cbyx Application Deadline is December 1, 2008.
  • The Baden-Württemberg Stipendium Work Immersion Study Program (WISP) is currently accepting applications from students in community and technical colleges throughout the US who are interested in spending the summer working for a German company and studying German. WISP is a scholarship program offered exclusively to students pursuing a 2-year degree who have a strong interest in Germany. It is administered by CDS International in conjunction with the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG), and is funded by the Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg. For more information, contact Will Maier at wmaier@cdsintl.org or 212-497-3522, or visit www.cdsintl.org/fromusa/wisp.htm Application Deadline is December 1, 2008.
  • The NSEP David L. Boren Scholarships for undergraduate students provides unique funding opportunities for U.S. students to add important international and language components to their education. More information and applications for the 2009-2010 academic year are now available online at www.borenawards.org For questions or comments contact the IIE Boren Scholarships staff at boren@iie.org or 1-800-618-NSEP. Application Deadline is February 11, 2009
  • Africa-U.S. Higher Education Initiative was launched in July 2007 to advocate for increased U.S. engagement in African higher education capacity building and to develop a framework for a competitive grants program that will support institutional partnerships. Several higher education associations, including AACC, are members of the Initiative. Below are developments of special interest to our member colleges: HED will be managing the planning grant competition for twenty $50,000 planning grants for U.S. higher education institution collaboration with an African institution. The anticipated posting of the Request for Applications (RFA) is November 2008. The goal is to build African higher educational capacity for instruction and problem-solving to address regional and national economic development priorities. The focus may include program areas such as agriculture, environment and natural resources, health, science and technology, and education and teacher training. The framework for the competition is currently being determined. For more details, sign up for updates at info@africa-initiative.org and view the press release at http://www.hedprogram.org/tabid/225/itemid/172/Higher-Education-for-Development-to-Manage-Plannin.aspx

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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

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AACC SEEKS INFORMATION FROM COLLEGES

AACC is seeking Information about Study Abroad Programs in Brazil, Senegal, or Morocco. AACC is seeking to identify colleges with study abroad programs in Brazil, Senegal, or Morocco. This information will provide institutions the opportunity to participate in a special study being undertaken by the Institute for International Education (IIE) on study abroad capacity building. If your college has programs in these countries, please immediately advise Wayne Wheeler at wwheeler@aacc.nche.edu

AACC is also seeking Information about Language Programs. AACC is seeking to identify colleges with language programs in Arabic, Azerbaijani, Chinese, Indic languages, Korean, Persian, Russian and Turkish. Please email this information to Wayne Wheeler at wwheeler@aacc.nche.edu. This information will help identify colleges for several activities we are planning.

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CORNER

AACC LETTER TO DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY STUDENT AND EXCHANGE VISITOR PROGRAM

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

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 ewest@ohlond.edu

SAN DIEGO CITY

For Fall, 2008, San Diego City has won more Gilmans than any other community college nationwide. Congratulations to : Ryan Ballard, Ryan Robinson, Ellen Kimble, and Beau Demkar who are all currently studying in Argentina. Congratulations also are extended to Salvatore Filipelli who is studying in London through the Southern California Foothills Study Abroad Consortium (Citrus College)

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.

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

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UPCOMING EVENTS
  • November 11-15: NAFSA Bi-Regional, Regions XII and I Conference: Hawaii
  • 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: Portland
  • Feb. 28 - March 3: CCID Conference: Orlando http://www.ccid.cc/programs/annual_conference
  • March 18: 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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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.

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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