CCIE Newsletter
Vol. 4, no. 3 November 2005

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In This Issue:

CCIE Annual Business Meeting & Workshop on “International Student Recruitment and Retention”
The CCIE Annual Business Meeting will be held at the CCLC Convention on Thursday, Nov. 17 at the San Francisco Marriott Hotel in the BAYSIDE II room. The Business meeting will be held from 8:30 - 9:30. This meeting is open to everyone. Following the Business Meeting will be a special workshop from 9:45 - 12:00 on International Student Recruitment and Retention. This workshop is free to all administrators, faculty, and staff from CCIE member colleges. Speakers for this Workshop are: Darryl-Keith Ogata, Santa Monica City College: “Balancing Recruitment and Retention for International Students” Joanne Low, City College of San Francisco: “Organizational Changes to Maintain International Students” Marilyn Jacobson, Riverside College: “Best Practices in Recruiting and Maintaining International Students” John Ayala - Fullerton College: “Using International Student Revenue to Support Other International Activities” Please RSVP to Rosalind by November 10 if you are planning to attend the Workshop.


An article in the October 14, 2005 Chronicle of Higher Education highlights a recent survey by the British Council on the preferred choice in destination for international students. The article, “Foreign Students at Australian Collages Prefer them to British or American Competitors, Survey Finds” by David Cohen, claims that fee-paying foreign students now prefer Australia over all other higher educational destinations. In total 332 undergraduates from 10 leading Asian markets for higher education in the English-speaking developed world were surveyed as part of an on-going survey that has been conducted since 1997. In 2000, fewer than half of all international students in Australia regarded the country as a destination of choice over Britain or the United States. In 2005, however, 81% reported Australia as their first choice even with current inflation which makes it more expensive to study in Australia than the U.S.. In the last five years, Australia’s international-student numbers have doubled, to 200,000 at a time when enrollments in the United States are stagnating. Australia has, in general, emphasized international education as a national policy and have openly expressed their delight in welcoming international students. At the same time, these international students still see American institutions of higher learning as leading the world in the quality of both their teaching and research, but they also maintain “a widespread perception that the United States is simply not as welcoming as it once was.” As a result, they are choosing not to come to the United States, which is impacting each and every one of our colleges.



  • The competition for the CCIE Full scholarships for Spring Semester 2006 for Soonchunhyang University in Korea has been extended to Oct. 31.  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:


    1) e-mail or Rosalind Raby for the application.

              2) send one copy of your application along with your official transcript to 

    3) send a 2nd copy of your application along with your unofficial transcripts to

                4) have the study abroad coordinator on your campus include a letter                         indicating that s/he is aware that you are applying for this scholarship.




INMP Fall Workshop for Internationalizing the Curriculum

International Negotiations Module Project (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.

 Since 1995, the INMP project has included community college faculty from over 30 colleges nationwide and in disciplines ranging from Art to Zoology.  Faculty have given a very positive evaluation to this project, noting that participation was a career-altering experience.  Many note that they will never be able to teach their classes again without an international perspective.  Students also acknowledged 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 INMP project gets students involved in active participation in international education. 

 The INMP Simulation is conducted each Spring Semester with a Fall orientation workshop. At the Fall orientation 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.  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 orientation workshop Friday, November 11 (9:00 - 5:00)  & Saturday , November 12 (8:00 - 11:00) at Whittier College in Southern California.   Lunch and a continental breakfast is included on both days.  For additional information, contact Rosalind



California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) needs Spanish speaking faculty who have a background in any of the following: agriculture, agriculture finance (lending, insurance, mico-finance, strategic planning) and agricultural cooperative marketing (international marketing and finance) for an on-going USAID-funded training program.  Cal Poly Pomona hosts 20 agricultural finance and micro-lending professionals from 5 countries in Central American and the Dominican Republic for six months of training each year.  CCIE faculty are invited to join the next cohort to help lecture to this group.  For additional information, please contact Kristen Torguson, International Grants & Contracts Coordinator, (909) 869-3125 or


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



A new publication from the American Council on Education funded by the Ford Foundation examines the issues of how colleges and universities internationalize their curricula and student experiences.  In so doing, the report defines basic strategies that are common among institutions that are actively pursuing internationalization and what distinguishes 'high activity' institutions from other institutions.  A special section on Community College has been released that draws on data from two national surveys conducted in 2001 and 2003.  These surveys measure at community colleges, internationalization across six key dimensions: articulated commitment, academic offerings, organizational infrastructure, external funding, institutional investment of faculty and international students and student programs.  Each publication distinguished “high activity” institutions and presents examples of successful internationalization strategies.  The publication is available in PDF but printed copies may be obtained by contacting ACE’s International Initiatives at or



CIEE International Seminars are intensive educational experiences that feature site visits, lectures, and discussions with overseas academics and colleagues. These seminars are open to all post-secondary faculty, administrators, and staff.  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. Visit for applications. 

The newly established PING FELLOWSHIPS provide financial assistance to those who want to participate on the IFDS programs.  Awards are in the amount of $1500 and are applied toward the applicant’s program fee.  Seminar costs do not include international airfare.  Summer Fellowship Application Deadline: February 1, 2006.  If anyone from a CCIE member college is planning to apply for this Fellowship, please contact Rosalind for additional information at

            May 30-June 10            Civil Society, Politics, and Religion in Turkey: $ 2,500

            June 3-12            The Changing Social Face of Brazil: $ 2,600

            June 4-12            International Institutions and the Challenge of Globalization (Belgium): $ 2,750

            June 4-11            Looking Westward: Croatia’s Evolution from Balkan Disintegration to European Integration: $ 2,850

            June 4-16            Crossing Borders: Migration, Identity, and Culture in Senegal and Cape Verde: $ 2,850

            June 4-14            Building a Multiracial, Multicultural Society in South Africa: $ 2,600

            June 5-17            China’s Southwest: Culture, Society, and Environment: $ 2,900

            June 5-15            Muslim Communities in Contemporary Europe (France & the Netherlands): $ 2,950

            June 5-12            Reassessing Past and Contemporary Italy: $ 2,700

            June 6-15            Economic Reform, Regional Integration, and Democratization in Chile and Argentina: $ 2,850

            June 12-19            A New Britain: The Disunited Queendom: $ 2,850

            June 13-23            Challenges of “New Europe” within the EU: The Central European Perspective (Hungary & the Czech Republic): $ 2,700

            June 13-22            Crossing the Border: Peace, Conflict, and Irish Society: $ 2,700

            June 18-28            Jordan: Contemporary Arab Culture and Society: $ 2,700

            June 24-July 2            Contemporary and Popular Japanese Cultures and Societies: $ 2,850

            June 30-July 9            Religion and NGOs in Taiwanese Society: $ 2,600

            July 1-15            India’s Complexities: The Interplay of Geography, History, and Religion: $ 2,700

            July 2-14            Post-War Development and Reconciliation in Cambodia and Vietnam: $ 2,700

            July 16-24            Development, Democracy, and Human Rights in Costa Rica: $ 2,400

            July 17-27            Interdisciplinary Approaches to Public Health Interventions in a Low Resource Setting: A Case of Uganda: $ 2,850



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.



Please visit the new CCIE web-page for updates on member Study Abroad Programs.  Please send any updates for SPRING 2006 to Rosalind by November 15.  Inclusion in the CCIE web-page is open only to those colleges who are current with their dues. 

Winter/Spring Break 2005/2006

Australia: Santa Barbara; Santa Monica

Australia/New Zealand: El Camino

Belize: Santa Monica

Caribbean: College of Canyons

Galapagos Island: Santa Monica

New Zealand: Glendale

North Vietnam & Laos: San Francisco

Peru: Sierra


Spring Semester 2006

Australia: San Diego City; Santa Rosa

Costa Rica: Santa Monica


Summer 2006

Armenia: Glendale

Australia: Cypress/Fullerton; Long Beach ; Santa Barbara; Shasta

Austria: Sierra

Austria/Italy: Santa Monica; Citrus

Belize: Santa Monica

Chile: Cabrillo

China: Contra Costa; Cypress; Foothill/DeAnza; Los Rios; San Francisco; Santa Monica; South Orange Co.;

Costa Rica: Foothill/DeAnza; Rio Hondo; Santa Barbara; Santa Rosa

Costa Rica & Nicaragua: College of Canyons

Ecuador: Santa Monica

Ghana: Long Beach

Greece: Lake Tahoe; Sierra

Greece/Italy/Turkey: Coast District

Guatemala: Cabrillo

Japan: Cypress

New Zealand: El Camino

Peru: Napa; Siskiyous

Scotland: Lake Tahoe

Thailand: Santa Barbara

Venezuela: Siskiyous

Vietnam: Foothill/DeAnza; Napa



Australia: Sierra

Austria: Sierra

Chile/Argentina: Santa Barbara

China/Vietnam: Santa Barbara


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.



 CEA (Cultural Experiences Abroad): <> $ 500 scholarship for use on any of their direct enrollment programs

                     Ecole des Sciences et Techniques Commerciales (ESTC) in France - higher education school of business in Marseille: mailto:parmaobar@estc.fr

                  Otranto Nel Mondo-Italian Language School

Ping Fellowship for CIEE International Seminars: Deadline for Summer Seminars: February 1



Scholarship Deadlines

CCIE has a section on that lists various scholarship opportunities for students studying abroad and for international students studying at California community colleges.  Please send information on any scholarship that your students have been rewarded that assist them gain international literacy skills.

            Please note the Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines

Freeman Scholarships                DEADLINE for Fall, 2006: APRIL 5

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Upcoming Events

November 3-4: NCAGE.  Sacramento City College.  The Thursday afternoon,  November 3, meeting will be devoted to lobbying legislators and their staffs to support more international education in California.


November 17:          CCIE ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING AT THE CCLC CONFERENCE: San Francisco Marriott: Bayside II

          8:30 - 9:30          CCIE Annual Business Meeting (everyone is welcome to attend)

          9:45 - 12:00          Workshop on “Recruiting & Retaining International Students”


November 16-19 CIIE Conference.  “Experiential Learning in Education Abroad,” Miami.

November 30 - December 2 ACIIE Fall Conference         

          “Resource Development” Washington, D.C.

February 22 - 25: Association for International Education Administrators (AIEA).  Holiday Inn in San Diego

April 17 - 20: The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
in San Diego

April 22 - 25: AACC Convention in Long Beach


                                          CCIE and Center for Global Education: Workshop on Risk & Crisis Management for Study Abroad

                                          October 2006 - - - Fremont Hilton - - - CCIE Bi-Annual Conference


CCIE Corporate Sponsorship provided by:

As of November 1, CCIE Supporting Members are:          

Cerritos; Contra Costa CCD; El Camino; Los Angeles Valley; Long Beach; Los Rios CCD; Mt. San Antonio; Monterey Peninsula; Napa Valley; Ohlone; Rio Hondo; Riverside CCD; Santa Barbara; Santa Clarita; State Center CCD; West Valley/Mission CCD




Members of full status are entitled to:
a) ability to vote in all elections and to enjoy other rights and
privileges accord to all members; b) access of CCIE Website and inclusion
of college / institution in Website; c) access to a collaborative
network of community colleges who are devoted to international /
intercultural education; d) access to CCIE thematic workshops at reduced rates
(TBA); e) access to the CCIE International Negations Modules Project
(INMP); f) access to technical assistance team on global competence and its
development on community college campuses; g) eligibility for CCIE
faculty and staff grants; h) eligibility for CCIE student scholarships; I)
eligibility for officer positions; j) inclusion in CCIE annual reports
that documents the individual activities of member colleges and which is
shared with colleges and organizations throughout the state and
nationally; k) inclusion of College in CCIE list-serve; l) participate in the
annual business meeting; m) receipt of CCIE on-line monthly newsletter;
n) receipt of the CCIE quarterly Directory of Study Abroad Programs; o)
receipt to reports and publications prepared by CCIE experts; p)
reduced CCIE conference fees.

Please Support CCIE With Your Active Participation!