December, 1999 - January 2000: vol. 9, nos. 4/5
 

California Colleges For International Education

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International Education Updates

CCIE WORKSHOPS

Watch for information flyers on the upcoming CCIE WORKSHOPS

(1) Creating Orientation Classes for International Students. April 28 at City College of San Francisco. Best practices will be shared at this workshop. Speakers will be listed in the next newsletter.

(2) Health, Safety, and Risk Management for Study Abroad Programs Workshop, hosted by Santa Barbara City College. February 25, from 9:30 - 3:00. Special Guest Speakers will be: Dr. Rod Sangster, U.C.S.B., a representative from the State Department, and Study Abroad Legal Expert, Dr. Gary Rhodes, U.S.C.. Registration includes workshop and luncheon, and will be $ 25 for CCIE Members and $ 35 for Non-CCIE MEMBERS. For reservations, please contact Rosalind at rabyrl@aol.com or Carola Smith at smithc@sbcc.net

CCIE WEB-PAGE

The CCIE Web-Page is finally here! Thanks to the staff at Riverside Community College, CCIE once again has a web-page. The address is: http://www.rccd.cc.ca.us/ccie

The updated home-page highlights 1999-2001 college activities. Only colleges current with their dues will be listed on this page. The information that is put on the web-page comes from the CCIE annual survey. Please return the survey completely to assure that your college is properly represented. Please send all updates and corrections to Rosalind.

CCIE GUIDELINES

One of the many discussions that transpired at the CCIE Annual Meeting, was a need for CCIE to sponsor the creation of guidelines for activities affiliated with international education. If you have suggestions as to themes of these guidelines, or would like to be on a committee for writing such a guideline, please contact Rosalind.

STUDY ABROAD BROCHURE

The CCIE Study Abroad Brochure details programs, including brief description, location, dates, prices, contact and phone numbers. For inclusion in the Summer 2000 Edition, (which lists Summer 2000, Fall 2000, Winter/Spring Break 2001, Spring 2001, and Summer 2001 programs) , and in our Web-page, please mail updates to Rosalind by February 1.

MEMBERS FOCUS

Each month, the CCIE Newsletter would like to highlight the individual achievements of our member colleges. For inclusion in this section, please send an update of your college's current activities to Rosalind.

ANNUAL SURVEY

The CCIE Annual Survey will be sent to all members via e-mail and by regular mail in mid-February. Please respond as promptly as possible so that we can update the Web Page, update our Study Abroad Flyer and begin sharing program information once again. CCIE is regularly asked for information on its members by national and international consortia. Therefore, even though this survey is extremely long and detailed, the information that we get is invaluable. For 1999-2000, CCIE is working with IIE Open Doors to share information. Therefore, in order to accurately represent your college, please submit your survey as soon as you receive it. Thank you in advance for you assistance in this project. The survey will be in both print and web-based forms for your convenience.

IMMIGRATION LAW GROUP

The immigration Law Group offers clients the benefits of experienced counsel when encountering immigration issues often associated with the global marketplace. The Immigration Law Group highlights employment-based immigration in high-tech fields. Lead attorney is Stacy L. Saetta and Immigration paralegal is Ann Keller. For information contact: http://www.kmtg.com

STUDY ABROAD IN DIVERSE SETTINGS

Send information regarding non-traditional study abroad programs to Rosalind.

SUMMER 2000

Ireland: North Orange Co.

Austria: Citrus

Czech Republic: Glendale

Prague: Glendale

Greece/Turkey: ART: Napa

Israel: West L.A.

Bali: Glendale

Australia/New Zealand: Shasta

China: San Francisco

China: MARTIAL ARTS: Saddleback

Mongolia: HORSEMANSHIP: Mt. San Antonio

Japan: San Francisco

Thailand: SPORTS MEDICINE: Saddleback

Thailand: CIV.: Saddleback

FALL 2000

China/Vietnam: Santa Barbara

Winter/Spring Break 2001

Israel: West L.A.

NAFSA NATIONAL CONFERENCE

The 52nd NAFSA Annual Conference, "Developing a Creative Climate for International Education" will be held in San Diego, May 26 - June 2. Some of the workshops will include: "Curriculum and Testing for IEPs", "Health and Safety for Education Abroad"; "Frameworks of International Student Advising: Building on the Foundations". Several more workshops and special sessions are planned.

CIEE SEMINARS

The Council on International Educational Exchange, 1999-2000 International Faculty Development Seminars are cost-effective tools that help to internationalize the campus and curriculum.

June, 2000 - "New Economic and Social Perspectives on Brazil"

June, 2000 - "Economic Reform, Regional Integration, and Democratization" in Chile and Argentina.

June 4-14 - "The Historic Cities of China"

June 6-17 - "Perspectives on Women in a Central American Society" in Costa Rica

June, 2000 - "Historical and Future Perspectives on the Balkans" in Croatia.

June 2000 - "Facing Old and New Challenges" in Germany

June 2000 - "Hungary at 1000 Years of Statehood"

June 2000 - "Jordan and Geopolitics"

May 28 - June 6 - "Mexico's Transition to a Free Market Economy"

June 2000 - "Strengthening the Peace Process" in Ulster

June 20 -27 - "Art Treasures of the Romanov at the Hermitage Museum"

June 2000 - "Post-Mandela South Africa"

June 2000 - "Past and Present: Camino de Santiago"

June 11 - 12 - "Transformations in Turkey: Economics, Polity, and Religion

July 8-18 - "Contemporary Vietnam"

For more information contact: 1-800-40-STUDY or <http://www.ciee.org/conf>

INCREASE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE ENROLLMENTS

A significant increase in the number of student taking foreign language courses was announced in the Chronicle of Higher Education. A 4.8% increase since 1995 is good news for those of us you seen foreign language instruction as an important part of a college experience. Significant declines are found in only two languages: French is down 3.1% and German is down 7.5%. Chinese is up 7.5%, Spanish is up 8.3%, Italian is up 12.6%, Korean is up 34% and American Sign Language is up 165.3%. For the complete article see < http://chronicle.com/daily/99/10/99101503n.htm>

CCIE HIGHLIGHTS

Every issue, the CCIE Newsletter highlights specific international education programs offered by it's members. The highlight for the February CCIE Newsletter will be on Internationalizing the Curriculum Programs. If you have specific information on this topic that you would like to share, please send it to Rosalind.

The highlight for December/January is FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS

CCIE colleges all offer a range of foreign language programs. Nineteen CCIE colleges offer five or more foreign language programs. Twenty-five different foreign languages are offered by CCIE colleges. The most frequently offered foreign languages are: Cantonese, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

American Sign Language: Coast CCD; Glendale; San Francisco; State Center CCD Arabic: Coast CCD; Pasadena; Riverside

Armenian: Glendale; Pasadena;

Cantonese: DeAnza/Foothill; Glendale; Long Beach; Mt. San Antonio; North Orange Co. CCD; Pasadena; Saddleback CCD; San Diego Mesa; San Jose/Evergreen (working on getting it approved); San Francisco; Santa Barbara; Santa Rosa

Dutch: Coast CCD

Filipino: Coast CCD; San Diego CCD

French: Chaffey; Citrus; Coast CCD; College of Desert; DeAnza/ Foothill; East L.A.; El Camino; Glendale; L.A. Pierce; Long Beach;; Mt. San Antonio; Napa; North Orange Co. CCD; Pasadena; Riverside; Saddleback CCD; San Diego CCD; San Francisco; San Jose/Evergreen; Santa Barbara; Santa Rosa; Shasta; State Center CCD; Vista; West Valley/Mission; Yosemite CCD

German: Chaffey; Citrus; Coast CCD; DeAnza/Foothill; Glendale; Long Beach; Mt. San Antonio; North Orange Co. CCD; Pasadena; Saddleback CCD; San Diego CCD; Santa Barbara; Santa Rosa; Shasta; State Center CCD; West Valley/Mission; Yosemite CCD

Greek: Coast CCD; Pasadena

Hebrew: Coast CCD; West L.A.

Hmong: State Center CCD

Italian: Coast CCD; College of Desert; DeAnza/Foothill; East L.A.; Glendale; L.A. Pierce; Mt. San Antonio; Napa; North Orange Co. CCD; Pasadena; Riverside; Saddleback CCD; San Diego Mesa; San Francisco; Santa Barbara; Santa Rosa; West Valley/Mission

Japanese: Coast CCD; College of Desert DeAnza/Foothill; El Camino; Glendale; L.A. Pierce; Long Beach; Mt. San Antonio; North Orange Co. CCD; Pasadena; Riverside; Saddleback CCD; San Diego CCD; San Jose/Evergreen; San Francisco; Santa Barbara; Santa Rosa; Shasta; Ventura CCD (Oxnard); West Valley/Mission

Korean: Coast CCD; Glendale; Riverside; Saddleback CCD

Latin: Coast CCD; Pasadena; San Diego Mesa; Santa Rosa

Mandarin: Coast CCD; DeAnza; San Diego Mesa; West Valley/ Mission

Polish: Coast CCD;

Portuguese: Coast CCD; San Diego Mesa; Yosemite CCD

Romanian: Coast CCD

Russian: Coast CCD; DeAnza; Glendale; Pasadena; San Diego Mesa; San Francisco; Santa Rosa Spanish: Chaffey; Citrus; Coast CCD; College of Desert; Compton; DeAnza/Foothill; East L.A.; El Camino; Glendale; L.A. Pierce; Long Beach; Mt. San Antonio; Napa; North Orange Co. CCD; Pasadena; Riverside; Saddleback CCD; San Diego CCD; San Jose/ Evergreen; San Francisco; Santa Barbara; Santa Rosa; Shasta; Siskiyous; State Center CCD; Ventura CCD (Oxnard); Vista; West Valley/Mission; Yosemite CCD.

Swedish: Coast CCD;

Tagalog: San Diego Mesa

Thai: Coast CCD

Vietnamese: Coast CCD; DeAnza; San Diego Mesa; State Center CCD; West Valley/Mission;

NUMBER OF LANGUAGES OFFERED BY EACH COLLEGE

0-4 Languages: 20

5-7 languages: 11

7-13 languages: 5

Over 13 languages: 1

NEW BOOKS

Higher Education Through Open and Distance Learning:

World Review of Distance Education and Open Learning"

Edited by Keith Harry, 1999, Routledge

This book examines the development of distance education over the past three decades. 23 authors contribute papers on developments in their regions. Part I covers the broad themes in the field such as the internationalization of higher education and the impact of rising telecommunications structures on academia and lifelong learning. The remainder of the book is devoted to papers by practitioners working in different regions of the world and addresses issues that relate to quality, cost, tasks, innovations and obstacles that distance learning has encountered. This is a recommended reading for all interested in distance learning around the world.

STUDY ABROAD FEES SURVEY

A recent SECUSSA web-survey was released by Tanith Fowler, Geroge Mason University on Fees for Study Abroad Administration. The following is a summary of her findings based on 32 responses.

26 of the 32 colleges charge a study abroad admin fee. Four charge only for their own programs.

Administrative fees range from $40 - $800 depending on length of the study abroad. Average fees are between $ 100 - $ 300.

These fees are for the following, and are reported to the students as such: a) offset the costs for labor, time. and materials; b) to help students avoid the $ 75 foreign transcript evaluation fee; c) office expenses and logistical costs; d) study abroad enrollment fee which is a standard operating procedure; and e) covers group excursions abroad and other additional expenses.

18 of the respondents believed that they should give students a detailed breakdown of the administrative fees if asked. For more information on this survey contact: <tfowler2@gum.edu>

WEB-LINKS

Please note the following new Web-Sites that offer information on sustainable development

Applying Sustainable Development

< http://www.applysd.co.uk>

Centre for a Sustainable Economy

<http://www.sustainableeconomy.org>

The European Sustainable Cities & Towns Campaign

<http://www.sustainable-cities.org>

Florida Sustainable Communities Center

<http://sustainable.state.fl.us>

The National Centre for Sustainability Society (Canada)

<http://www.islandnet.com/~ncfs/ncfs/>

CALL FOR PAPERS

A call for papers has been made for the upcoming 7th Annual EDINEB International Conference, "Educating Knowledge Workers for Corporate Leadership." This will be held June 21 - 23, at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel, Newport Beach. Themes should consider the growth of intellectual capital; professional training programs and other formats to provide different platforms for learning by participants. Send abstracts to <EDINEB@FACBURFDEW. UNIMAAS.NL>

EDINEB can be found at <http://www.unimaas.nl/~edineb>

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The following are upcoming events of interest to CCIE members

February 23-26, 2000. Association of Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean Oaxaca,Mexico Conference. <lamsadm@ uconnv. uconn.edu>

February 25, 2000 CCIE Study Abroad Legal Issues and Orientation Workshop. To be held at Santa Barbara City College, from 9:30 - 3030. Registration is $ 25 for CCIE Members. For reservations, contact Rosalind.

April 6-8. "Infusing Global Education in the Third Millennium: Systems, Strategies and Support for Community Colleges." ACIIE Spring Conference. Hilton, Crystal City at National Airport, Arlington, VA.

April 28: International Student Orientation Classes and Programs. Hosted by City College of San Francisco. For more information, please contact Rosalind.

MAY 28 - JUNE 2: NAFSA 2000 in San Diego: "Developing a Creative Climate for International Education" <http://www.nafsa.org/sandiego>

CCIE TREASURER's REPORT

The following colleges have submitted their 1999-2000 CCIE Dues, as of December 15, 1999. Thank you for your continued support. If your college is not listed, please check to see if your 1999-2000 dues have been processed.

Cerritos College; Chaffey College; College of the Desert; Contra Costa CCD; El Camino College; Glendale College; Mt. San Antonio College; North Orange Community College District; Riverside College; San Diego CCD; San Francisco CCD; Santa Barbara City College; Santa Monica College; Santa Rosa Jr. College; Shasta College; State Center CCD; West-Valley/Mission CCD; Yosemite CCD

Please Support CCIE

Editor, Rosalind Raby, Ph.D. Director, CCIE