CCIE Newsletter

Vol. 7, no. 5 April 2009 Click Here to View Past Newsletters

In This Issue:

CCIE PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION – GENERAL INFORMATION
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CORNER
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS
SPONSOR UPDATES
GENERAL CCIE INFORMATION
CCIE PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES

CCIE DUES FOR 2008-2009 and PLACE CCIE IN YOUR BUDGETS FOR 2009-2010

CCIE wants to remind all our members that not only is important to pay your dues. CCIE dues are collected on the academic year - July 1 - June 30. It is critical that every member be current with their dues in order for CCIE to continue to support activities such as the Newsletter, Web-Page, Workshops, and Student Scholarships and Faculty Grants. If your college has not already processed your 2008-2009 dues, please make sure that the paperwork is being processed. In addition, as your college plans the 2009-2010 budget, please remember to include CCIE in your budget plans. If you would like an invoice, please contact Rosalind at rabyrl@aol.com

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CHANCELLOR JACK SCOTT SPEAKS AT NAFSA COMMUNITY COLLEGE LUNCHEON: MAY 28

The NAFSA Community College Luncheon, Thursday- May 28, theme will be "International Education & Workforce Development in a Time of Economic Crisis." The keynote speaker is Jack Scott, Chancellor of the California Community College System. Special invited guests are EducationUSA advisers from around the world. For information and to register for the luncheon: http://www.nafsa.org/annual_conference.

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POCCSA GRANT UPDATES

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

  • Fall Semester, 2009 and Spring Semester, 2010 student scholarships up to $ 1,500 that will provide financial support for students who want to study abroad.

Fall 2009 Student Scholarships (6th Cycle):

Scholarships range from $ 250 - $ 1500 and are available for students participating in a CCIE member college FALL 2009 semester-or quarter length program. For Student Scholarship criteria and application, please visit the CCIE webpage at www.ccieworld.org The Due date is MAY 8

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INTERCULTURAL EDUCATION SUMMER SEMINARS

The Summer Institute of Intercultural Communication is designed for professionals in diverse, interculturally related fields ranging from business to study abroad, from healthcare to international student advising, the Summer Institute has for 34 years offered a stimulating and supportive environment that helps participants gain knowledge and skill, gather resources, and build networks. This years Institute will take place in Portland, Oregon, July 15-29, 2009.The Intercultural Communication Institute www.intercultural.org or e-mail: ici@intercultural.org.

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GLIMPSE STUDENT PHOTO COMPETITION

Glimpse.org (http://www.glimpse.org) announces a student photo competition. “Getting Places”, whether it's by bus, train, boat, or animal, we want your students to show us how people in their host country get places. One winner will receive a $250 travel voucher, and runners-up will be featured on Glimpse.org. For information and submission: http://glimpse.org/contests/submit/

GLIMPSE STUDENT CORRESPONDENT COMPETITION

Glimpse.org (http://www.glimpse.org) http://www.glimpse.org) will be selecting 10 Correspondents for Fall 2009, who will receive a $600 stipend, a professional editor, career training in writing and photography, and guaranteed publication on Glimpse.org. In the 1st cycle, an El Camino Community College student won one of the Correspondent positions. For information, please visit: http://glimpse.org/contests/submit/
The application deadline is June 15, 2009.

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ISIC CARD ORDER FORM ON CCIE WEB-PAGE

CCIE is pleased to announce a direct link on our web-page to have your students or faculty order a STA Travel ISIC card (International Student Identity Card) with the CCIE stamp: http://www.ccieworld.org/saprograms.htm

  • Income generated from the purchase of the cards will go directly into a STA Travel / CCIE Scholarship fund. CCIE member colleges whose students participate in this program will have 1st right to these funds.
  • If you are going to have your students order an ISIC card, please make sure it is one with the CCIE stamp so that we can add to our scholarship fund for the future.
  • Provide information to your students in your program information packages, program application, other registration materials and at orientation / information meetings.

If you need ISIC card applications with the CCIE stamp, go directly to : http://www.ccieworld.org/saprograms.htm.

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

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

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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION – GENERAL INFORMATION

IIE NETWORK UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS INTERVIEW SERIES

IIE has launched a University Presidents Interview Series to help provide readers with a perspective on how the upper levels of higher education administration interpret the importance of internationalization and the role fo the university in promoting it. These interview will also discuss how international experiences have impacted the careers of the Presidents interviewed and how best to equipt today’s students for an increasingly global world. The first series of interview include President John B. Simpson, University at Buffalo; President Stephen M. Curtis, Community College of Philadelphia; and President Ruth J. Simmons, Brown University. To access these interviews go to www.iienetwork.org/?p=InterviewSeries.

To nominate a President, contact Shannon Bishop at sbishop@iie.org

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IIE GET A PASSPORT CAMPAIGN

The Institute of International Education encourages community colleges to join the Get a Passport: Study Abroad campaign as a Partner Campus to encourage more students to study abroad and to view passports as essential to becoming globally competent professionals. Click here for more information and to become a partner campus, or contact Jessica Angelson at jangelson@iie.org or 212-984-5360.

Things Your Campus Can Do:

Put IIE’s Get a Passport: Study Abroad campaign logo on your website; Encourage Student Government Reps to Get a Passport: Study Abroad activities; Pay for or subsidize students’ passport application fees; Send a passport application to every incoming student; ave a passport table at all study abroad fairs and international events; Hold a raffle for students to win a prize by completing a passport application; Hold a Get a Passport Day for students to complete passport applications; Encourage Student Government to sponsor; Send a passport application to every incoming student; Have a Get a Passport event during new student orientation

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NEW BOOK - COMMUNITY COLLEGE MODELS: GLOBALIZATION AND HIGHER EDUCATION REFORM

Community College Models: Globalization and Higher Education Reform, Edited by Raby, Rosalind Latiner and Valeau, Edward J. has been published by Springer Publishers. ISBN: 978-1-4020-9476-7. Information can be found at http://www.springer.com/education/comparative+education/book/978-1-4020-9476-7

About the book: Increasingly, students worldwide are seeking post-secondary education to acquire new skill-sets and credentials. There is an explosion of community college models that provide educational opportunities and alternative pathways for students who do not fit the traditional higher educational profile. This book focuses on economic models to help local and national economies develop strong workforce training, humanitarian models to bring about social mobility and peace, transformative models to help institutions expand and keep up with societal needs, and newly created models that respond to the educational and training needs of a constantly changing world. These models seek to capture the imagination of those who are committed to learning about what works in higher education and in particular, the impact community college models are having on the changing nature of world social, political and economic landscapes. With contributors representing 30 countries, this book presents an international perspective.

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Survey about Education Abroad Programming at the Community College

NEW - A Survey about "Education Abroad Programming at the Community College." GlobaLinks, the primary sponsor, is seeking responses from community colleges involved in study abroad. Please forward this request to the appropriate person at your college if you are not involved in study abroad (i.e., directors, advisors, faculty coordinators, etc.). The survey designed in part to build upon the September 2008 IIE white paper, Expanding Education Abroad at U.S. Community Colleges, will take a closer look at education abroad on college campus, including current activity, gaps in program availability, student participation and underrepresented groups, advising and promotion, and specifics of short-term programming. A summary of the results will be shared with all survey participants, as well as with other relevant industry groups within NAFSA, AACC, etc. As a thank-you for your time, each respondent will receive a 1-year subscription to National Geographic TRAVELER magazine. To access the survey, contact Ashley Borden at GlobaLinks. Deadline is May 1, 2009.

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CITY COLLEGE OF CHICAGO REQUIRES FOREIGN LANGUAGE FOR GRADUATION

Elizabeth Redden of Inside Higher Education reported on March 26, 2009 that all Associate of Arts students are now required to take eight credit hours of a foreign language to graduate with the transferable credential at City Colleges of Chicago. The requirement does not apply to students seeking vocational two-year degrees. In addition to exposure to the languages, students will also be exposed to different cultures. Currently only about 694 of the 14,000 A.A. students enroll in foreign languages, so this requirement will mean additional hiring of faculty. The Modern Language Association shows that in 1998-1999, 31% of two-year colleges had language requirements for graduation for at least some academic program.

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THE IMPACT OF ECONOMIC DECLINE ON STUDY ABROAD

This new article by Chris Musick, Director of International Academic Services at the University of Mary Washington, is based on a snapshot survey conducted in February and March 2009 on behalf of the NAFSA Education Abroad Developing and Managing Programs Abroad Network, provides a timely snapshot on the impact of the current economic climate on study abroad participation. For the full article, visit: http://iienetwork.org/page/139632/

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BROOKINGS INSTITUTE INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERING AND SERVICE SITE

The Brookings Institute has invited community colleges to its newly launched Initiative on International Volunteering and Service - the Building Bridges Coalition. As part of this initiative, Global Service Fellowships legislation was introduced in both the Senate and House last session proposing $50,000,000 to help offset the costs of volunteering abroad. To sign up as partners to remain apprised of all related activities, see website. AACC contact: Gail Robinson, grobinson@aacc.nche.edu, (202) 728-0200, x254.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE TWO ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKS

The U.S. Department of State Two Online Social Networks are designed to enable collaboration and information exchange among current grantees, alumni and prospective candidates:

State Alumni is an online global community for current and past participants of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs - including the Fulbright Program, where photos, blogs, stories and articles documenting programs can be shared. Members also have access to a variety of research, funding and career resources. To join, contact webmaster@alumni.state.gov

ExchangesConnect is a growing global community of people interested in cross-cultural dialogue and international exchange. It is open to anyone who wishes to join. There are several affinity groups within ExchangesConnect, including one for the Fulbright Program. It is particularly useful in helping prospective candidates learn more about the Fulbright Program. http://connect.state.gov/main/authorization/signUp

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AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION'S THE INTERNATIONALIZATION TOOLKIT

American Council on Education's The Internationalization Toolkit is an online resource providing a wealth of information about, and tools for, internationalization. The toolkit includes research, sample mission statements, implementation and evaluation plans, and examples of good practice. Visit http://www.acenet.edu/programs/international/toolkit

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IIE SCHOLAR RESCUE FUND

Institute for International Education's (IIE) Scholar Rescue Fund is seeking colleges and universities around the world that are willing to host a scholar who has been persecuted in his or her home country. They are currently seeking to place 5 threatened scholars. These scholars are from various countries (including Cameroon, China, Iraq, and Turkey) and specialize in a variety of fields (including Philosophy, Law, Journalism, Medicine, and Psychiatry). For a complete list of scholars, their fields of specialization and countries of origin, please visit http://www.iienetwork.org/?p=SRF.

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FULBRIGHT OPPORTUNITIES

The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) invites U.S. faculty and professionals (including those at community colleges) to submit applications to the 2010-2011 Traditional Fulbright Scholar Program Competition. The program sends hundreds of U.S. scholars abroad each year to over 130 countries to lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. For more information http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/. Application deadline is August 1, 2009.

Host a Foreign Language Teaching Assistant through the Fulbright FTLA Program. An FLTA will further the goal of increasing global understanding and enhancing or complimenting your foreign languages program. FLTAs often teach beginning and intermediate classes or offer tutorial sessions to improve students' foreign language skills. On many campuses they serve as directors of language houses or language floors. Schools wishing to host an FLTA are free to tailor the program to meet their unique needs. For information: http://www.flta.fulbrightonline.org/become.html

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AACC and ACCT Joint Statement on the Role of Community Colleges in International Education

Please click here to see the the Joint Statement.

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CORNER

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

AACC cosigned a letter to the Department of Homeland Security's Student and Exchange Visitor Program, along with the other five major presidential associations (ACE, AAU, NAICU, NASULGC, AASCU), raising concerns with proposed increases of fees for the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and related policy changes. SEVP has proposed raising the fee that international students pay to support SEVIS from $100 to $200. Fee increases for colleges would be even more significant. Schools wishing to be recertified for the SEVIS system would have to pay $1,700 for the certification petition fee and $655 for each necessary site visit, up from $230 and $350, respectively. The higher education letter objected to the fact that DHS is proposing to fund all SEVIS related enforcement costs through user fees. The letter also raises concern with the extensive increase in the breadth of data relating to international students that institutions would have to maintain and provide to the DHS upon request. See for details: http://www.aacc.nche.edu/Template.cfm?section=GovernmentRelations

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IIE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT DATA AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SNAP-SHOT SURVEY

The Institute for International Education (IIE) 2008 Open Doors Report, indicates that the number of international students in the United States increased 7% (to 623,805) in 2007-2008 academic year. International enrollments at community colleges increased 3.1%. As part of this report, IIE along with AACC conducted a Fall 2008 Online Survey provides a forward-looking snapshot of international student enrollment trends. 56% of all institutions surveyed reported an increase in new international student Fall 2008 enrollments. 50.5% of community colleges reported an increase, while 28.9% reported steady enrollment levels.

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FOREIGN STUDENTS IN THE U.S. PLAN TO RETURN HOME AFTER GRADUATION

The Kauffman Foundation released a report, "Losing the World's Best and Brightest: America's New Immigrant Entrepreneurs, Part V," based on a survey of foreign students in the U.S. The survey found that foreign students are becoming increasingly pessimistic about the state of the U.S. economy, as well as their ability to get visas that will allow them to work here. The survey was conducted in October 2008 through Facebook, the social networking website. The full report is online at: www.kauffman.org/Details.aspx?id=6852

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AACC-IIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE ONLY RECRUITMENT EVENT

AACC-IIE Community College-only Recruitment Event in Vietnam September 21-26, 2009, with fairs in Danang (Sept 24) and Ho Chi Minh City (Sept 26). Check the AACC website for cost and schedule information. To express interest in participating contact Judy Irwin at jirwin@aacc.nche.edu or (202) 728-0200, ext. 233 no later than June 1. Note: IIE will hold all-inclusive fairs, for both 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities, the following week in Hanoi (Sept 28), HCMC (Sept 30), and Danang (Oct 2) and will provide a special discount for those community colleges participating in the AACC-IIE recruitment events.

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COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS

Spotlights on CCIE member colleges are provided in each Updates. Please send any information that you would like to share about your college, including information on faculty, students, international guests who have recently visited your college, and related international educational activities. In addition, if any of your students or faculty have received international related scholarships or grants, please share that with CCIE so that we can publicly congratulate your students.

  • CHAFFEY COLLEGE.Chaffey College won a Honorable Mention in the 2009 Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education for their “Study Near & Far,” program that developed a scholarship-funded study abroad program to South Africa

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SPONSOR UPDATES

AIFS Updates & Scholarships

FREE roundtrip flights to Spain for Fall 2009: AIFS is pleased to offer free roundtrip flights for our AIFS programs in Spain this Fall. Students must apply for these programs by May 15th to be eligible for this special offer, and students who have already applied will qualify. For more details about this promotion, please refer to our website at http://www.aifsabroad.com/articles/free_flight_spain.asp

AIFS Diversity Scholarship: AIFS is committed to increasing the number of students of color who study abroad. Each semester, one scholarship is awarded for 50% of the program fee and roundtrip air. Three runner-up scholarships are given in the amount of $2,000 apiece. That’s four winners per semester – but we usually only receive 30 or so applications, so the odds are good. Why don’t more students take advantage of this? Help get the word out by encouraging your qualified students to apply.

Study Again with AIFS Scholarship: AIFS alumni are eligible for scholarships up to $1000 scholarship towards a semester/academic year program or $500 scholarship for a summer program in a different academic year.

Gilman Scholarship Bonus: AIFS will award an additional $500 for each student who applies a Gilman International Scholarship towards an AIFS program.

AIFS-HACU Scholarships: In collaboration with HACU, AIFS is providing up to $50,000 in scholarships for outstanding Latino students to study abroad. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and attend a HACU member institution to be eligible. Scholarships are up to 50% off the full program fee. Please refer to our website for further details.

DiversityAbroad Scholarships & Bloggers. In collaboration with DiversityAbroad.com, AIFS has offered twenty $1,000 scholarships for Fall 2008, Spring 2009 and Summer 2009. Scholarship recipients are responsible for maintaining a blog while they are away, which is posted on DiversityAbroad.com. Kellyn Tanaka from Point Loma Nazarene University is currently studying with AIFS in Salzburg, and Jillian Freitas from Chapman University is participating on our AIFS program in South Africa. You can read about their adventures at http://www.diversityabroad.com/blogs

AIFS Italy Updates. Students who apply by May 1 our AIFS Italy programs for Fall 2009 by May 1st will receive a “Flip Video Mino HD,” a miniature, portable camcorder that is perfect for recording memories at the Coliseum, the Sistine Chapel, and at their favorite cafes in Florence and Rome. Students may opt to receive $200 spending money instead of the Flip Video MinoHD if they prefer. http://www.aifsabroad.com/articles/fall09_italy_promo.asp?source=HP

AIFS welcomes our new Admissions Officer for Italy, Emily Sweeney. Emily can be reached directly at 800.727.AIFS, x5075, or esweeney@aifs.com. I have also attached an updated list of our Admissions Officers for your reference. Our Italian programs are quite popular and can sometimes fill to capacity before the deadline (particularly Florence). Please let us know if you have any students planning to apply at the last minute so that we can notify Emily.

GENERAL CCIE INFORMATION

UPDATE YOUR COLLEGES´ INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS ON CCIEWORLD.ORG

Please review the CCIE web-site to make sure that you college is accurately listed. The CCIE web-site includes information on all programs related to international education and highlights awards, grants, and other information to showcase your college. Please send any updates to Rosalind at rabyrl@aol.com

SCHOLARSHIP UPDATES

Visit the CCIE web-site section to view various scholarship opportunities for students studying abroad and for international students studying at California community colleges. Please send information on any scholarship that your students have been rewarded that assist them gain international literacy skills.

Check the web-site for deadlines for:

Note Special Scholarship Opportunities just for CCIE member colleges

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UPCOMING EVENTS
  • May 24 - 29: NAFSA Conference: Los Angeles. "Fostering Global Engagement Through International Education" http://www.nafsa.org/annual_conference
  • May 31 - June 2. The Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) 2009 Annual Conference : Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island http://conference.accc.ca/
  • October 13-16. Australian International Education Conference. "Transitions and Transformations". Sydney, Australia. http://www.aiec.idp.com/home.aspx
  • February 20 - 23. Community Colleges for International Development (CCID) National Conference: Woodland, Texas.

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CCIE Corporate Sponsorship provided by:

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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.

LIST OF MEMBERS CURRENT WITH THEIR DUES

As of April 1, CCIE Supporting Members are:
Cerritos; Citrus; Chabot-Las Positas CCD; Coast District; Contra Costa District; El Camino; Foothill/DeAnza District; Glendale; Lake Tahoe; Long Beach; Los Rios District; Mt. San Antonio; Peralta CCD; Rio Hondo; San Bernardino Valley; San Diego District; San Francisco; Santa Rosa; Shasta; Siskiyous; Southwestern; State Center; West

Thank you all for processing your 08/09 dues

CCIE dues help support our activities such as the Newsletter, Web-Page, Workshops, and Student Scholarships and Faculty Grants. CCIE gives each of you our sincere thanks for your continued support for CCIE.

Please Support CCIE With Your Active Participation!

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