CCIE Newsletter
Vol. 4, nos. 4/5 Dec/Jan 2005/2006

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In This Issue:

CCIE WINS IFSA Foundation GRANT
CCIE has been awarded an IFSA Foundation Grant to help further access to community college study abroad semester-length programs in California. The three-year grant program totals $ 135,600 and is called Providing Opportunities to Community College Study Abroad (POCCSA). POSSA includes the following components:

a) institutional seed-money for the creation and/or augmentation of semester-length programs especially for non-traditional students in non-traditional locations and in non-traditional disciplines. Seven institutional grants will be awarded to CCIE members who are current with their dues.

b) student scholarships that will provide financial support for students who want to study abroad. Thirty-Two scholarship will be awarded over the three-year period.

c) Dissemination of Standards of Best Practice Detailed information on the institutional grants and student scholarships will be forthcoming. Those interested in applying should contact Rosalind for details.

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LINCOLN COMMISSION REPORT RELEASED
On November 3, 2005, the Commission on Abraham Lincoln Study Abroad Fellowship Program approved its report to the President and Congress. The final report was released on November 14, 2005 on the first day of International Education Week. To view the report, go to www.lincolncommission.org. The report, subtitled One Million Americans Studying Abroad, provides an action plan with six recommendations to reach and sustain the goal of 1 million students studying abroad on an annual basis.

Marlene M. Johnson, Executive Director of NAFSA says of this report that “This is a seminal moment for the field of study abroad. The Lincoln Commission’s report introduces study abroad as a topic for national discussion. The fact that the Administration and Congress appointed this bi-partisan commission to recommend a national program to greatly increase the number of Americans studying abroad, particularly in diverse locations, demonstrates the priority our government has given to Americans becoming better educated about the rest of the world.” David Larson of Arcadia University, a NAFSA Board Members said that “International educators must seize this opportunity to accomplish our longstanding objective to make study abroad the norm, rather than the exception, for undergraduate students.”

The Commission recommended three key points for a national program to dramatically increase study abroad, particularly in developing countries and serving diverse populations of students.

1) National Leadership is required within the highest levels of government;

2) Higher education leadership will have to step up to the plate more than ever and internationalize campuses across America; and

3) The diversification of destinations, students, and fields of study will help both to serve our national interests and to democratize study abroad.

Specifics of the Proposed Plan are

1) Students are to receive at least 88% of the funding.

2) A new national direct grant program is called for with diversity of students, institutions and destinations considered defining criteria.

3) Community colleges, minority serving institutions and low income, first generation college students are key population groups desired in new and expanded programs which will vary in term and credits earned.

4) Minimum credit and demanding quality control should characterize awards made under the new federal program.

5) Funding is initially recommended at $50 million, growing to $125 million on an annual basis. This will allows for sustained growth in the field

6) Current growth at 9.7 % would provide 640,000 students on study abroad in 10 years. Adding $50 million new federal dollars in FY 2007 and various incentives for growth to institutions and consortia engaged in study abroad could boost the current rate of growth such that more than 1 million students would be studying abroad in just 10 years.

7) Support for current programs and those campuses with extensive programs would continue, as would outreach to private sector supporters.

8) Location of the new program has yet to be specified. Several alternatives are discussed.

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LINCOLN COMMISSION REPORT HIGHLIGHTS TWO CCIE COLLEGES: CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO & EL CAMINO

The Lincoln Commission Reports contains quotes from students from a variety of post-secondary institutions. ONLY TWO COMMUNITY COLLEGES ARE INCLUDED AND BOTH ARE CCIE MEMBERS! Congratulations to City College of San Francisco and El Camino College. The quote from El Camino is from Julie Carlton who attended their Italy program. This quote is found on page XVI. The quote from City College of San Francisco is from Kristine Kh who attended their Italy program. This quote is found on page 10. There are in total, 20 student quotes and/or pictures are included. Other institutions represented are: Brown University; Indiana State University; Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Linfield College; Louisiana State University; San Diego State University; University of Minnesota; University of Notre Dame; University of Tennessee; University of Washington; Wake Forest University; Whitworth College; and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Congratulations to San Francisco and El Camino!

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SENATE RESOLUTION DESIGNATES 2006 AS YEAR OF STUDY ABROAD

On November 10, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution, S. Res 308, designating 2006 as the “Year of Study Abroad.” The resolution, introduced by Senator Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), encourages initiatives to promote and expand study abroad opportunities. The resolution was also co-sponsored by Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID), Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.), Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.), Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-HI) and Sen. Thad Cochran ®-Miss.). The resolution can be found on http://thomas.loc.gov by using the keyword search “Year of Study Abroad” and has 3 components: (1) Designates 2006 as the “Year of Study Abroad”; (2) Encourages secondary schools, higher education institutions, businesses, and government programs to promote and expand study abroad opportunities; and (3) Encourages Americans to: a) support initiatives to promote and expand study abroad opportunities and b) observe the “Year of Study Abroad with appropriate ceremonies, programs, and other activities.

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ENROLLMENT OF FOREIGN STUDENTS FALLS FOR A 2ND YEAR

According to an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education “Enrollment of Foreign Students Falls for a 2nd Year - But recent surveys suggest the decline could end soon” by Eugene McCormack, Volume 52, Issue 13, Page A1, the number of international students fell for the 2nd consecutive year in 2004. Undergraduate numbers declined by 2.9%. However, students who were not working toward degrees rose by 22.8% which includes English language programs, optional practical training and certificate programs. McCormack sites that one of the biggest problems that students encounter are the difficulties and massive regulations required to come to the United States to Study. Another is aggressive recruitment efforts by other countries, notably Australia. Finally, the anti-foreigner stereotype about the United States continues as "there is a perception in many parts of the world that the U.S. doesn't welcome foreign student."

It is important to note that International Students contributed more the $ 13-billion to the U.S. economy during the 2004-05 academic year. Therefore, a loss in their numbers is especially problematic for both our colleges and our nation.

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CCIE WELCOMES NEW MEMBER: CABRILLO COLLEGE
CCIE would like to welcome our newest member, Cabrillo College. Thank you for supporting CCIE and showing through your membership the importance of international education for our California community colleges.

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CCIE WORKSHOP ON “INTERNATIONAL STUDENT RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION”

The CCIE Annual Business Meeting and Workshop on International Student Recruitment and Retention was held at the CCLC Convention on Thursday, Nov. 17. The primary speaker was Joanne Low, City College of San Francisco who talked about “Organizational Changes in the College to Maintain International Students.” A lively group discussion followed in which best practices where shared. About 20 people attended the workshop.
 

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CIEE FACULTY/ADMINISTRATORS INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SEMINARS AND PING FELLOWSHIPS: DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1

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 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 rabyrl@aol.com

            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

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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. The Mission of INMP is to place students in the role of the decision makers and negotiators on issues of global importance and to allow students, working in teams, to model real-world international relations among countries by researching their assigned country and formulating their country’s policy. The Projected Outcomes are to: 1) Increase knowledge of the world around them; 2) Demonstrate an understanding of current global issues; 3) Develop an ability to write clear [opening] statements as a result of the negotiating process; 4) Demonstrate the ability to critically and effectively perform in-depth research, including the use of technology-based research; and 5) Develop the ability to negotiate complex international issues from the perspective of their assigned roles. The INMP Simulation is conducted each Spring Semester with a Fall orientation workshop. There is still an opportunity for any CCIE faculty to participate in the Spring 2006 semester INMP. Please contact Rosalind immediately if you are interested.


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FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR PROGRAMS FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGE FACULTY & ADMINISTRATORS DEADLINE: FEB. 1

The Fulbright Scholar Program is looking for Community College faculty and administrators to participate in their Summer Seminars in Germany and on the Muslim World. The Germany program is offered in the Summer and the Fall and examines opportunities for exchanges with Germany. The Muslim World program offers courses on the Muslim world and civilization and an emphasis on reaching out to the surrounding communities. For additional information, contact Richard Pettit:

rpettit@cies.iie.org

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CCSF HOSTS FULBRIGHT VISITING SPECIALIST FROM THE “DIRECT ACCESS TO THE MUSLIM WORLD” PROGRAM
CCSF is hosting a Fulbright Visiting Specialists from the "Direct Access to the Muslim World" Program. Our Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Jamil Ahmed from the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh, is a specialist in Islamic Theatre and has been a delight to host. He has met with faculty, staff and students and given a number of fascinating lectures in issues relating to Islam and Theatre. Fulbright Visiting Specialists Program: Direct Access to the Muslim World is designed to promote understanding of the Muslim world and civilization by providing opportunities for U.S. colleges and universities to host specialists from the Muslim world for short-term programs of intensive lecturing and public outreach. Specialists will lecture in a variety of humanities and social science disciplines, including arts, with some relevance to Islamic society or civilization. They will also conduct specialized seminars on their field of expertise. Specialists come from the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and several countries in Central Asia, Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Balkans. Jill Heffron, City College of San Francisco, encourages all CCIE member colleges to apply for their own Fulbright Visiting Specialist that is facilitated by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) at
http://www.cies.org/Visiting_Specialists/us_institutions.htm
Program Officer Mamiko Hada at vstngspec@cies.iie.org.

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CCIE-KOREA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED. FALL 2006 SEMESTER APPLICATIONS: DEADLINE: MAY 1

 CCIE is working with Soonchunhyang University in Korea to provide Full-Scholarships for students who want to spend a semester studying abroad in Korea. For the Spring 2006 Scholarships, CCIE received 15 applicants from throughout the state and is pleased to announce that 8 students received Scholarships for Spring semester 2006.

Congratulations to the following students: Yuen Chian (San Francisco); Joshua Ray McGee (Mission College); William Miner (Sacramento City); Maggie Nguyen (Sacramento City); Jorge Romero (El Camino); Courtney Seliverstova (San Diego City); Lynn Tran (UC Berkeley); and Charles Wesley Wooden (San Francisco)

Look for information on the Fall 2006 Scholarship Competition which will begin in the March CCIE Newsletter with an application due date on May 1, 2006. These scholarships for only for students from CCIE member colleges who are current with their dues. For more information on Soonchunhyang University, visit: http://www-english.sch.ac.kr


 

NEEDED: SPANISH-SPEAKING FACULTY IN AGRICULTURE & INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

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 ktorguson@csupomona.edu

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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 for International Education Week 2005.

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NAFSA RAINBOW SIG’s FALL NEWSLETTER
NAFSA’s Rainbow SIG announces the Fall 2005 Newsletter. This newsletter can be found at: http://www.indiana.edu/~overseas/lesbigay/SIGNewsFall2005.pdf.

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PLACES STILL LEFT IN COLLEGE OF SUMMER PROGRAMS
Mission College still has spaces available for their Spring Break 06 program in Paris. The class is Global Focus (Social Science Credit) which will focus on culture, art history and contemporary life in France. $ 500 travel scholarships are available. March 25 - April 2. COST: $ 1800 - $ 2200. For more information contact Anna Brichko at anna@discoverlanguages.com

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DIVERSE STUDY ABROAD LOCALS
Please visit the new CCIE web-page www.ccieworld.org for updates on member Study Abroad Programs. Please send any updates to Rosalind by February 1. Inclusion in the CCIE web-page is open only to those colleges who are current with their dues.

  • Spring Semester 2006
  • Australia: San Diego City; Santa Rosa
  • Costa Rica: Santa Monica
  • Summer 2006
  • Armenia: Glendale
  • Australia: Cypress/Fullerton; 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: Lake Tahoe; Santa Monica
  • 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
  • FALL SEMESTER 2006
  • Australia: Sierra
  • Austria: Sierra
  • Chile/Argentina: Santa Barbara
  • China/Vietnam: Santa Barbara

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SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES JUST FOR CCIE MEMBER COLLEGES

  • CEA (Cultural Experiences Abroad): www.gowithcea.com/r/secussa-scholar.asp $ 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: parmaobar@estc.fr
  • Otranto Nel Mondo-Italian Language School http://www.otrantonelmondo.com
  • Ping Fellowship for CIEE International Seminars: $ 1,500 for use on any of their Summer Seminars. Deadline for Summer Seminars: February 1

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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.

UAS7 SUMMER STUDY TOURS - GERMANY
UAS7 is a consortium of 7 German universities of applied sciences. UAS7 will offer two Summer Study Tours. DOING BUSINESS IN EUROPE: Berlin, Osnabrueck, Hamburg and Bremen. June 25-July 23. Emphasis on international trade and foreign direct investments in Europe. AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY MARKETING IN GERMANY: Munich, Cologne and Muenster. July 23 - August 13. For information go to www.tempich@uas7.org

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UPCOMING EVENTS & SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES
CCIE has a section on www.ccieworld.org 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.

Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines

Freeman Scholarships DEADLINE for Fall, 2006: APRIL 5 www.sit.edu/studyabroad/sit_freeman.html or www.iie.org/freeman-asia

NSEP Boren Undergraduate Scholarships for Study Abroad: DEADLINE for

Fall, 2006 is February 10, 2006.
www.iie.org/programs/nsep/preferences.htm

UPCOMING EVENTS

February 11 - 14: CCID Annual Conference. Jacksonville, Florida. “Taking Your International Programs to the Next Level.” http://ccid.kirkwood.cc.ia.us

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

March 19-22 - League for Innovation Conference www.league.org

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

April 19-22 - International Business Education in a Global Context www.nasbite.org

April 22 - 25: AACC Convention in Long Beach

October 5 - 7: CCIE Conference. Fremont Hilton (near Oakland).

Upcoming:

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

CCIE Corporate Sponsorship provided by:

ESTC(Ecole des Sciences et Techniques Commerciales). A French Higher Education School of Business in Marseille http://estc.fr or contact parmaobar@estc.fr

LeonardoWorld: www.LeonardoWorld.org

Circa Terras: www.CircaTerras.com or contact pmainguene@ciraterras.com

Otranto nel Mondo School of Italian language and Italian culture www.otrantonelmondo.com

Global Education Services, Inc. www.globaledonline.com

Thank you!

CCIE DUES FOR 2005-2006

CCIE understands that all the California community colleges are facing a budget crisis, but we urge you to remember CCIE by paying your 2004-2005 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. 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. As a way to thank our member colleges, we are listing colleges who are current with their 2005-2006 Dues. To be included in our next list, we ask that you process your CCIE invoice as soon as possible.

As of December 1, CCIE Supporting Members are:

Cabrillo; Cerritos; Coast CCD; Contra Costa CCD; El Camino; Lake Tahoe; Los Angeles Valley; Long Beach; Los Rios CCD; Mt. San Antonio; Monterey Peninsula; Napa Valley; North Orange Co. CCD; Ohlone; Rio Hondo; Riverside CCD; Santa Barbara; Santa Clarita; Santa Rosa; Siskiyous; State Center CCD; West Valley/Mission CCD

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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.
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