CCIE Newsletter
Vol. 5, no. 3 November 2006

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In This Issue:

CCIE ACTIVITIES, MEETING & OTHER IMPORTANT DATES ISSUE HIGHLIGHT: INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ISSUES COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS 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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CCIE WELCOMES RETURNING SPONSORS for 2006-2007: CULTURAL EXPERIENCES ABROAD (CEA) and LEONARDO WORLD

CCIE would like to welcome returning sponsors for 2006-2007. Cultural Experiences Abroad. CEA provides more than 100 study abroad programs in Argentina (Buenos Aires), Australia (Sydney), Costa Rica (San Jose), Czech Republic (Prague), England (Brighton), France (Aix-en-Provence, French Alps, Paris), Hungary (Budapest), Ireland (Cork), Italy (Florence, Rome), Mexico (Guadalajara), and Spain (Alicante, Barcelona, Granada, Madrid, Salamanca, Seville). Their programs are for a semester, trimester, year, summer or short-term designed individual for a college. CCIE students can self-enroll in any CEA program. CCIE Colleges can also use CEA to help them design their faculty led programs. In addition to partnering with international universities, CEA has also created study centers in Spain and France to add to the cultural and academic options students can experience abroad. The study centers provide not only a quality education approved by U.S. and International schools, but also turn the cities of Paris and Barcelona into the students’ true classroom. CEA strives to provide quality academic programs and superior customer service to not only the students, but to the schools as well. In addition to student programs, CEA works closely with their advisory board to ensure the academic quality and integrity of their programs. They also provide faculty-led and custom programs, site visits for schools, affiliate programs and more. http://www.gowithcea.com/ CCIE would like to welcome returning sponsors for 2006-2007. Leonardo World. Leonardo World is a leader in educational travel to Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia. Their experience, creativity and flexibility ensure study abroad programs custom designed to their clients’ specific needs. Leonardo World has the knowledge of the legal and safety issues that California Community Colleges need in order to have successful Study Abroad Programs. Leonardo World has been working with California community colleges for over two decades and supports programs in all continents. http://www.leonardoworld.org/

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CCIE WELCOMES OUR NEWEST SPONSOR for 2006-2007: ROADPOST Inc. - STUDENTFONE

Roadpost Inc. Is a leader in cellular and satellite communications. Studentfone is a low cost mobile solution for talking and text messaging while studying abroad. Roadpost is able to cut through the red tape and usual challenges of setting up international communications by ensuring the student receives their phone, international accessories and their telephone number before they leave for their trip. As an added bonus, 60 minutes of free air-time back to North America is provided so that students can call their parents on a regular basis. The free incoming calls and low cost text messaging ensures that even students traveling on a budget can easily communicate with their friends and faculty members. There is no minimum billings, activation or connection fees. The Studentfone service also includes student orientation kits, HTML templates for school websites, online ordering services, information alerts and a dedicated 24/7 Roadpost resource to answer questions. Studentfone is available for travel to seven countries: United Kingdom, Italy, France, Greece, Germany, Switzerland and China. For information: www.studentfone.com or call 1-866-252-3008.

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CCIE would like to welcome five new member colleges. That you all for supporting CCIE and showing through your membership the importance of international education for our California community colleges. New Members: Los Angeles Community College District, with member colleges, L.A. City; East L.A.; L.A. Harbor; L.A. Pierce and L.A. Valley Colleges.

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CCIE CONFERENCE: OCTOBER 5-7P

CCIE had it’s biennial conference on October 5-7 in Fremont, California. This conference was held in collaboration with the Comparative and International Education Western Region (CIES) and was co-hosted by NCAGE: Northern California Advocates for Global Education and SOCCIS: Southern California Consortium for International Studies. The purposeful blending of voices interested in comparative and international education resulted in an unique and powerful meeting of the minds. The Conference theme “A World of Cultures United in Learning” was borrowed from the mission statement of Ohlone Community College. The President of Ohlone, Doug Treadway, was one of the featured speakers at the conference and Ohlone College hosted the event. What emerged was not only a “world of cultures” in terms of international theories and perspectives, but a “world of cultures” in terms of educational constructs that saw a blending of institutional interests, needs, and programs. In total, over 140 people attended from over 60 community colleges. Attendees largely came from California, but were also from Arizona, Georgia, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington State, and Washington D.C.. International attendees came from Canada, China, Mexico, Japan, Taiwan, and Vietnam. While the interests of each individual group was unique to their institutional or work affiliation, the cross-interests prevailed. University faculty and graduate students had opportunities to meet and dialogue with Community College faculty and administrators to see that while their institutions service different students, their interest and support of comparative and international education remain the same. This also gave each an opportunity to learn what is being done in various sectors of post-secondary education and to perhaps even consider future forms of collaboration. Presentations provided perspectives from community college and graduate students, faculty, administrators, government officials and those who work in the Study Abroad field. Conference special speakers and break-out sessions attempted to mix community college and university speakers who shared strategies and lessons learned as efforts to advance comparative and international education. This type of pairing has not been done before, and this conference showed how successful creating a forum for diverse perspectives could be. Specifically the following themes were explored as they relate to changing the institution, be it the community colleges or the four-year institution: a) Internationalizing the Curriculum. The emphasis on not only on bringing international perpsectives into existing courses, but on how to establish Glboal/International Associate Degree programs that can then articulate into Four-year institutional B.A. or M.A. programs; b) Study Abroad: Logistical, Health, Safety and Legal Issues with an emphasis on making the opportunity for study abroad a democratic one in which all students have access to an educational format that is life-altering; c) International Student Programs and the Current Visa Situation - with emphases on Changes since 9/11; and d) Importance of Including International Education Programs on your Campus through a variety of academic, support and student initiated programs. The key-note speakers were: Lou Albert, President, Pima Community College, Arizona; John Couch, VP, Education, Apple Computers; William B. Delauder, Executive Director, Lincoln Commission; Julia Furuta-Toy, Director of the Office of Public and Diplomatic Liaison for Visas Services in the Department of State; Robert Henry, California School and Colleges Legal Service; Val Rust, University of California, Los Angeles and past-CIES President; and Doug Treadway, President, Ohlone College. Many of the special addresses will soon be on the CCIE website at www.ccieword.org

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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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CCIE CHALLENGE - CREATE POSTER AND WIN !

CCIE, in collaboration with the PLATO project, which is administered by Gary Rhodes and the Center for Global Education is happy to announce a Competition for the best “Poster” that will help conduct outreach to diverse California community college students. $ 150 prize will be awarded to the best poster received. Students, faculty and staff are eligible to submit a design for a poster that will be used to promote Study Abroad at all of the California Community Colleges. Deadline for Submission is November 15. Please send all submissions to Gary Rhodes at grhodes@lmu.edu

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LOOKING FOR FACULTY TO WORK ON THE ScholarShip

The Scholar Ship is an academic program for undergraduate and post-graduate students aboard a dedicated passenger ship that traverses the globe as an oceangoing campus. Students and staff from around the world together form a transnational learning community designed to enhance their personal and professional development. The Scholar Ship embarks on this semester-long journey (16 weeks) around the world twice each year, commencing in September 2007 and each January and September thereafter. There are over 80 four month in duration professional development opportunities available for qualified individuals for each voyage. These include academic teaching staff, Intercultural Resident Counselors and other supervisory, academic support, administrative leadership and mental health counseling staff. CCIE Faculty and Staff are invited to find out more about our program and/or to apply for positions, please visit our website at www.TheScholarShip.com or contact Alfred Flores, Director, Transnational Onboard Life aflores@theScholarShip.com Positions include, meals and lodging on a modern cruise vessel along with a stipend and travel budget. This is a perfect opportunity for your sabbatical.

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CIEE INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SEMINARS AND PING FELLOWSHIPS

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 www.ciee.org/IFDS.aspx for applications.
The Ping Fellowships provide assistance to faculty, administrators, and staff to participate on IFDS programs. Special consideration is being given to those from community colleges. Awards are in the amount of $1500 and are applied toward the applicant’s program fee. Fellowship Application Deadline is January 15, 2007. For an application visit: http://www.ciee.org/IFDS/seminar_details/ping_fellowships.aspx
SUMMER SEMINAR LIST
Ghana Today: Challenges of a Developing Nation 0 6-17-27
Crossing Borders: Culture, Migration and Identity in Senegal + Cape Verde : 6/3 - 6/14
Building a Multiracial, Multicultural society in South Africa: 6/3-6/13
Civil Society, Politics, and Religion in Turkey: 6/19 - 6/30
Uganda: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Public Health: 7/16 - 7/26
Post-war development and reconciliation in Cambodia and Vietnam: 7/1-7/13
China's Silk Road: 6/13 - 6/26
Exploring China's Southwest: Culture, Society and Ethnicity on the Frontier: 6/13 - 6/25
Cybercities: Exploring the New Business Economies of South India: 6/1- 6/12
Gender and Developing in India : 7/8 - 8/21
Contemporary and Popular Japanese Cultures and Societies: 6/23 - 7/1
Understanding Contemporary Korea: 7/8 - 7/15
International Institutions and the Challenge of Globalization: 6/3 - 6/11
London as text: Art, Theatre and Cultural Identity: 6/11 - 18
Muslim Communities in Contemporary Europe: France & the Netherlands: 6/4 - 14
Transylvania; at the crossroads of peoples and cultures: 6/11-21
The Celtic Tiger: Reality or Myth: 7/1-7
Reassessing Past and Contemporary Italy: 6/4-11
Eastern Europe and EU Expansion: Dividing line to west or new frontier to east: Poland and Ukraine: 6/9-18
Global Tourism and Sustainability: Spain: 6/21-28
Exploring the coexistence and challenges of neighboring cultures: Spain & Morocco - 5/28-6/8
Changing Social Face fo Brazil - 5/25 - 6/3
Economic Reform, Regional Integration and Democratization: Chile & Argentina - 6/5-14
Development, democracy and human rights in Costa Rica - 7/16-24
Cauldron Caliente - multiple perspectives on racial identity and social privilege - Dominican republic - 5/29 - 6/5
Revolution and neoliberal reform in Nicaragua - 7/3-10

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EDUCATION FOR GLOBAL LEADERSHIP REPORT

The Committee for Economic Development (CED), has issued a report, Education for Global Leadership: The Importance of International Studies and Foreign Language Education for U.S. Economic and National Security. This report asserts thatthe lack of Americans educated in foreign languages and cultures is hampering efforts to counter terrorist threats, and warns the United States will become less competitive in the global economy because of a shortage of strong foreign language and international studies programs at the elementary, high school, and college levels. The report suggests the following recommendations: a) International content should be taught across the curriculum and at all levels of learning, to expand American students' knowledge of other countries and cultures; b) National leaders--political leaders, as well as the business and philanthropic communities, and the media--should inform the public about the importance of improving education in foreign languages and international studies; and c) Expand the training pipeline at every level of education to address the paucity of Americans fluent in foreign languages, especially critical, less commonly taught languages. To read the complete report, please go to: http://www.ced.org/docs/report/report_foreignlanguages.pdf

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN STUDY ABROAD FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

The Commission on the Abraham Lincoln Study Abroad Fellowship Program launched a new web site to serve as a hub for information sharing related to the year 2006 as the 'Year of Study Abroad.' The site provides resources and an events calendar for organizations planning activities during the 'Year of Study Abroad.' Visit the site at http://www.yearofstudyabroad.ws/index.asp

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GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM GETS MORE FUNDING

The Gilman Scholarship Program has received an increase of over 1 million dollars and will be able to award over 700 scholarships. Recipients can receive up to $ 5,000 to study abroad for a minimum of 4 weeks. The process of selection is highly competitive. The purpose is to bring diversity to study abroad and community college students are particularly encouraged to participate.

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YOUNG AMERICANS UNPREPARED FOR GLOBAL FUTURE

The National Geographic Society and Roper Public Affairs have released their 2006 report assessing the geographic literacy of American young adults. This report reveals a serious lack of Geographic knowledge Among Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 and concludes that this lack of knowledge will leave America unprepared for an increasingly global future. The full report can be found at: www.nationalgeographic.com/roper2006/pdf/FINALReport2006GeogLitsurvey.pdf

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (FLAP) GRANTS

The Department of Education has announced a "competitive preference priority" for FLAP grants that support the teaching of critical foreign languages, awarding up to an additional 15 points to projects that include Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Russian, and languages in the Indic, Iranian, and Turkic language families. The application is posted on http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?oppId=9591&mode=VIEW

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CCIE WORKS WITH STA TRAVEL TO ISSUE ISIC CARDS

CCIE is pleased to announce that it is working with STA Travel to issue ISIC card applications directly to colleges which in turn can share them with their international students and with their study abroad students. Gary Rhodes from the Center for Global Education says of the ISIC card that “I continue to consider the ISIC Card a critical piece of smart student travel and also think that getting students connected to ISIC puts them a step forward in terms of both quality personal service and support in case of a challenge during their travel.”
The advantages of this arrangement are the following:

  • Colleges are able to offer the ISIC card to their students without any paperwork or process time and without the need to pre-pay for the card in bulk
  • The only work required from the Study Abroad office is to inform the students about ISIC and give them the application with the CCIE stamp. Students submit the application directly to ISIC.
  • 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. Please contact Rosalind if you are interested in having the ISIC cards for your students.

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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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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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ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS: INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ISSUES

NUMBER OF FOREIGN STUDENTS INCREASES IN UK

The Higher Education Statistics Agency Reported that the number of international students in the United Kingdom increased by 6% to 318,395 in 2004/05, up from 300,055 in 2003/04. Students from Asia make up the biggest group of international students at UK universities, with a total of 132,000. Most of these students (52,675) came from China, followed by India (16,685). Universities UK, Patterns of Higher-Education Institutions in the UK, looked at enrollment trends over the past 10 years and found that from 1995/96 to 2004/05, the number of foreign students at British Universities increased from 196,346 to 318,395. The increase was mostly among foreign students from outside the European Union; their numbers nearly doubled in a decade, from 111,480 to 218,395. International students now represent nearly half of all graduate students at British universities. Patterns of Higher-Education Institutions in the UK: 6th Report http://bookshop.universitiesuk.ac.uk/downloads/patterns6.pdf Higher Education Statistics Agency: Statistical information about international students in the UK http://www.ukcosa.org.uk/pages/hestats.htm

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US IS STILL TOP DESTINATION FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS

The OECD annual Education at a Glance report shows an overall 41% increase in the number of foreign university students worldwide between 2000 and 2004 (to 2.7 million total). Asian students comprise the largest group studying abroad, making up 45% of international students in OECD countries, with Chinese students accounting for 15% of this total. The US share of the international education market is still by far the highest, and the US remains the most popular destination among globally mobile students: United States (22%), the United Kingdom (11%), Germany (10%), and France (9%). Nonetheless, the US share of international students dropped from 25% to 22% in four years. Increases in market share were seen in New Zealand, France, and South Africa. The United Kingdom and Canada have seem small decreases in market share. Germany and Australia remain unchanged. While the United States has the most foreign students, they make up a relatively low proportion of overall higher education enrollments (3%). Australia has the highest proportion of international students compared to total enrollments at almost 17%, followed by the UK and Switzerland at 13%. http://www.oecd.org/document/37/0,2340,en_2649_34515_37387877_1_1_1_1,00.html
Education at a Glance: The full report is available as a pdf:
http://www.sourceoecd.org/upload/9606061e.pdf

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FOREIGN STUDENTS IN CHINA HIT RECORD HIGH

With a rapidly growing economy and unique culture, China is becoming one of the world's major education and employment destinations. Last year saw the largest number of overseas students coming to China since 1949 about 141,000, up 27.28 per cent from the previous year, figures from the Ministry of Education show. South Korea and Japan are listed as the top two student exporters to China, with 54,079 and 18,874 students studying here respectively. For the complete article: http://english.people.com.cn/200606/13/eng20060613_273485.html

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ASIAN STUDENTS FLOCKING TO AUSTRALIA

An article by Donald MacLeod in the Oct. 17 Guardian Unlimited Newsletter writes that Australia is growing in popularity among Asian students, while the UK and the US are losing ground as the place to study for a degree. Three quarters of Asian students polled in Australia said it was their first choice, compared to less than half when the same survey was carried out by JWT Education in 2000. In particular, Australia promotion and the “value” seem to be a draw. Australia's overseas student enrolments have doubled since 2000 to 200,000 at a time when they have declined in the US and the UK's share of the global market is declining. Another factor in Australia's growing popularity was the wish of some members of the growing Asian middle class to settle in the country after studying there, she said.

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COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS

CCIE STUDENTS RECEIVE GILMAN SCHOLARSHIPS

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!

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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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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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HARTNELL COLLEGE SIGNS MOU WITH MIYAGI UNIVERSITY OF JAPAN

Officials of Hartnell College in Salinas, Calif., and Miyagi University of Sendai, Japan, signed a memorandum of understanding recently that will permit student and faculty exchanges a well as other educational cooperation agreements. Miyagi University recently incorporated Miyagi College. Hartnell and Miyagi College have had a close relationship for the last 25 years. The agreement will promote faculty and student exchanges, joint research projects, and the exchange of academic information. Each institution must pay their own costs in relation to exchanges of faculty, staff, and students. Coming to Hartnell for the signing ceremony was Miyagi University President Shohken Mawatari; English instructor Yosiaki Sato; and Manabu Takagi, vice director of administration. Hartnell President Edward J. Valeau and other college personnel hosted the Japanese delegation. Speaking about the Miyagi agreement, Valeau said, “This agreement of academic exchange and educational cooperation is critical to Hartnell's mission of providing international and intercultural experiences.”

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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.

 
Please Support CCIE With Your Active Participation!