CCIE PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES

CCIE DUES FOR 2015-2016 and 2016-2017

CCIE wants to remind all our members that, now, more than ever, it 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. Please process your 2015-2016 dues and place the 2016-2017 dues into your budget. CCIE does appreciate the effort that all of you are doing to help support international education at our colleges. However, advocacy needs to continue on many levels, and support of CCIE is central in this process.

CCIE THANKS DR. DEBORAH BUDD FOR SERVICE TO THE FIELD

Dr. Deborah Budd, President, Berkeley Community College has assumed the duties of Chancellor at San Jose-Evergreen District. Dr. Budd was the CCIE Treasurer since 2009 and has been an advocate for all programs related to international education. On behalf of CCIE, I would like to thank Dr. Budd for her service to furthering international education at California community colleges.

CCIE WELCOMES DR. JOI LIN BLAKE: NEW CCIE TREASURER

Dr. Joi Lin Blake, President, Alameda Community College has assumed the duties of CCIE Treasurer. Dr. Budd has over fifteen years of experience in the field of education and was a former Dean of Student Development and Matriculation at San Diesgo Mesa College, a former Dean of Admissions and Records at Skyline College, and as a Policy Assistant and Doctoral Intern for the U.S. Department of Education. We warmly welcome Dr. Blake.

FULL SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDY IN KOREA FOR FALL 2016: DUE APRIL 8

CCIE has been awarded Full scholarships for Fall Semester 2016 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 $ 700). Students must buy their own tickets. When they arrive in Korea, there will be a bank account already in their name with half of the airfare amount reimbursed for their initial living expenses. When they complete the program, they will receive the second half of this money.
  • room/board (not meals, books or daily expenses)
  • weekly living expense support of 150,000 W (approximately $ 100). It is suggested that students bring with them $ 100 - $ 200 for the first few weeks, especially if they want to travel prior to the beginning of school.

Students take courses in Korean Language; Korean Cultural Experience and Heritage; Social & Cultural History of Korea; Korean/American Relations; Korean Political Economy; Korean Business and Economics; Understanding Korean Education; Comparative Family Systems. 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, which is a fully accredited 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. Your study abroad advisor on campus will be able to assist you with this criteria.

Soonchunhyang University was founded in 1978 and offers undergraduate programs in 5 colleges: Humanities; Social Sciences; Natural Sciences; Engineering and Medicine; and Graduate programs in 3 schools: Graduate School; School of Education and School of Industrial information. The university is located on Central West Coast of South Korea, and is located nearby famous resort destinations and cultural attractions. There is a custom of consuming alcohol, sometimes in excess, including in the dormitories on Korean campuses.

For an application, please contact Rosalind Raby at rabyrl@aol.com

DONALD R. CULTON STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP: DUE APRIL 27

CCIE is pleased to announce the Donald R. Culton Study Abroad Scholarship. Dr. Culton was the first-full-time administrator for international education at a California community college and laid the groundwork for community college study abroad that expanded opportunities for more students to have an internationalized experience. Each year, one scholarship of $ 500 will be awarded to a student to be utilized for any aspect of the study abroad experience including reimbursement of tuition, airfare, or for use while abroad. Qualifications and conditions include:

  1. study abroad program must be offered by a CCIE member that is current with their dues;
  2. the program must be a minimum of one month in duration;
  3. the student must have a 2.0 GPA and have completed 1 modern language course while in high school, community college, or university;
  4. the student must agree to volunteer for 10 hours prior to or upon return from the program to assist the study abroad coordinator in outreach efforts;
  5. the student must complete an out-reach project that promotes expanding study abroad opportunities at the student’s home institution or within the local community.
For applications, please contact Rosalind Raby: rabyrl@aol.com

WEBINAR: SENATOR HARRIS WOFFORD GLOBAL SERVICE FELLOWSHIP: Cross-Cultural Solutions: April 29

Senator Harris Wofford is a human rights advocate, co-founder of the Peace Corps, and global citizen. Cross-Cultural Solutions offers volunteer abroad programs throughout the world. The Fellowship is awarded to underserved students as well as to faculty-led groups for 1 - 3 weeks volunteering abroad programs. The Webinar will describe the Fellowship and how to establish faculty-led programming to support the Fellowship. To register, please contact Rosalind Raby at rabyrl@aol.com

CALABROAD TOWN HALL: May 6

The Spring 2016 California Study Abroad Town Hall Meeting will be at California State University at Dominguez Hills on Friday, May 6, 2016. We will focus on important issues to help expand cooperation and support for study abroad between colleges and universities in California. The program will include presentations, small group discussions and open dialogue to share ideas and best practices. Following the recent tragic events in Brussels, Belgium, and the U.S. Department of State Travel Alert for Europe, health and safety issues will be an important topic of discussion.

There will be hosted continental breakfast and lunch with informal networking along with the formal program. You can find the current draft of the agenda on the CalAbroad website at: http://calabroad.org/townhall.html.

Please RSVP to: Racheal M. Wangui, M.P.A., CSUDH Study Abroad Office at: rwangui@csudh.edu

INNOVATIVE MARKETING FOR STUDY ABROAD IN YOUR CLASSROOMS

Heith Hennel from Valencia College in Florida has created an innovative way to market his faculty-led study abroad programs using Blackboard. He creates a YouTube announcement and then asks faculty throughout his college to “drop” it in their Blackboard so that all students will see it when they access their class. Information is simple in terms of the opportunity and for students to contact him via text-messaging if they want additional information. Since the announcement is in the Blackboard class - most students will open it and at least view it. Here is a video that Dr. Hennel made on how to add the link to Blackbroad from YouTube for Video Advertisements: http://screencast.com/t/kWtshbJvdMmd Here are a few sample videos as well. Chile - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kLJFl2D89U London - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go3DHNCTDow

If anyone wants to try this, please let me know how well it works (!) Rosalind.

VOTING WHILE ABROAD

Below is information to share with U.S. students who are going to be studying abroad during this election year. Study abroad students must register to vote and can request an absentee ballot electronically. The ballot will also have instructions on how to return it back to the U.S., which may vary by state.

Overseas Vote Foundation: https://www.overseasvotefoundation.org/ An Initiative of U.S. Vote Foundation. Absentee ballot request and voter registration services for all U.S. voters in all states at home and abroad. Select "U.S. Citizen Residing Outside the U.S. Temporarily and I Intend to Return" to register to vote and request an absentee ballot. Must have address overseas already known. Students can list their study abroad center/international office address or wait to do this when they arrive. Other information includes -Election Info - link on home page, where you can search by State to obtain contact details and requirements of your State's election office; Election Dates & Deadlines - link on home page where you can see all States' registration and election dates in one place; State Voter Information Directory - link on home page, where you can search by State for relevant election dates and deadlines, options for receiving/submitting voter materials, and resources about the voting process in your State and Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot - link on home page, providing instructions for how to vote even if your requested absentee ballot has not arrived in time.

http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/abroad/legal-matters/benefits/voting.html: U.S. Department of State information about overseas voting. In August/September, they will do online events like a Twitter Q&A to answer questions that students have about voting while studying overseas.

https://www.fvap.gov/. Federal Voting Assistance Program. A faculty member stated "I'm currently abroad on a sabbatical, and received this information from the Embassy. I just voted in the Ohio primary. Every embassy has a voters' contact person, and the one at my Embassy is very responsive. Students will need access to a printer and scanner (because a signature is needed) if they request ballots while abroad. If their Board of Elections provides a postage-paid envelope, they can return it to the Embassy for mailing."

California State University Office of the Chancellor put materials together for their spring pre-departure orientations and referenced the following websites http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/military-overseas-voters/ and http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2012/08/196950.htm along with a Tips guide for California overseas voters including registration deadlines.

RELAUNCH OF FREEMAN AWARDS FOR STUDY IN ASIA

IIE is pleased to announce the relaunch of the Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA), made possible by generous support from the Freeman Foundation. Created to assist U.S. students with demonstrated financial need and limited prior experience in East and Southeast Asia, Freeman-ASIA will fund approximately 400 students over the next two academic years, with awards ranging from $3,000 per student for summer study and $5,000 per semester, to a maximum of $7,000 for a full year abroad. Students may apply online starting February 1st for awards to study abroad beginning in summer 2016.

Prospective students should visit the Freeman-ASIA website (http://www.iie.org/Freeman-ASIA) for eligibility requirements, full application instructions and a list of deadlines. The online application opens on February 1, 2016. Student application deadline: Summer 2016 programs - March 1, 2016; Fall Academic Year 2016 programs - April 1, 2016.

BENJAMIN A. GILMAN SCHOLARSHIPS: WHY ARE SO FEW CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS ACCEPTED?

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is a congressionally funded program sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in education abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities.

Over 2,700 scholarships were awarded in 2014-2015. Of these, 112 were awarded to community college students, which represents 4.1% of the recipients. The Spring semester 2015 awards were given to 27 community college students, of which 9 came from California. The Summer 2015 Early Application awards were given to 7 community college students, of which 3 came from California. In total, 52 awards were given for Summer 2015 to community college students, of which 9 came from California. The Fall semester 2015 awards were given to 26 community college students, of which 9 came from California.

While CCIE is thrilled that so many of our students are earning these scholarships, when compared to universities, the community college award numbers are dismal.

For 2014-2015 - about 2,700 California community college students studied abroad. Of these students only 105 students applied for the Gilman award. The rate of acceptance ranged from 25% to 33% for that year. How many students studying on your programs are applying for the Gilman award ? Most likely, these numbers need to increase.

Fall/Academic Year 2014-15. 27 applicants from California community colleges & 8 acceptances (30% acceptance rate)

Spring 2014. 47 applicants from California community colleges & 11 acceptances (25% acceptance rate)

Summer 2015. 44 applicants from California community colleges & 14 acceptances (30% acceptance rate)

Action needs to be taken. We have over 115 education abroad programs planned for 2015-2016. CCIE is advocating that each of these programs should have at least a few students acknowledged in each program for these awards. There are action items for each college to do to make this happen:

  • make yourself familiar with the Gilman Scholarships, the application requirements, and their deadlines.
  • educate your students about these scholarships and encourage them to apply
  • work with your students to present a strong application
  • when your students are successful, share best practices in the CCIE Newsletter.

Together we can build recognition of California community college study abroad and the needs of our students.

APPLICATION FOR SUMMER 2016 AND FALL 2016

Application is open for students participating in credit-bearing study abroad programs and international internships during the summer 2016 and fall/academic year 2016-17 terms. The Gilman Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go. All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. For more information visit the Gilman website www.iie.org/gilman. Summer 2016 and Fall/Academic Year 2016-17 applications are both due Tuesday, March 1, 2016 by 11:59pm (central) Advisors have until March 8, 2016 to certify summer 2016 applications and fall/academic year 2016-17 applications. Students applying for any academic term must meet the eligibility requirements below:

  • Be a United States citizen undergraduate student at an accredited two- or four-year U.S. institution in good academic standing
  • Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term abroad
  • Applying to or accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for academic credit by the student's home institution
  • Participating in a study abroad program or international internship that is no less than four weeks (28 days) - or two weeks (14 days) for current community college students - in one country and no more than an academic year
  • Studying or interning in any country not currently under a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Cuba. Students applying to programs in Mexico may only apply for scholarships to support study in Mexican states where no advisory is in effect according to the U.S. Department of State Travel Warning.
The Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). Since the program’s inception in 2001, the Gilman Program has awarded over 20,000 U.S. undergraduates of high financial need to study and intern abroad in over 140 countries from more than 1,100 institutions. For more information, please contact the appropriate person below: 832-369-3483 Email: gilmanadvisors@iie.org

LESSONS FROM ABROAD STUDENT CONFERENCES

The objectives of the conferences are to offer opportunities to reflect on experiences gained for study abroad returnees and international students who will soon be study abroad returnees to their home countries. The conferences allow students from regional colleges to reflect on their recent international experiences, connect with other study abroad alumni, network with professionals from international organizations, and gain important skills for continual learning and application in their future career and academic paths. The keynote presentation will offer insight into how study abroad translates socially, academically, and professionally. Other conference highlights include an “Opportunities Fair” of internationally-focused organizations, various panel discussions and workshops on resume-building, graduate schools, career and volunteer opportunities, job interviewing and more!

This is a great opportunity for students to network, so we ask that they dress business casual and bring several copies of their resume.

Lessons from Abroad Returnee Conference - Los Angeles - http://www.lessonsfromabroad.org/losangeles/

Lessons from Abroad Returnee Conference - SF Bay Area http://www.lessonsfromabroad.org/sfbayarea/

Lessons from Abroad Returnee Conference - San Diego. Feb. 21. At San Diego State. http://www.lessonsfromabroad.org/sandiego/

CROSS-CULTURAL SOLUTIONS: SENATOR HARRIS WOFFORD GLOBAL SERVICE FELLOWSHIP: 2016

Cross-Cultural Solutions: Senator Harris Wofford Global Service Fellowship:2016 Cross-Cultural Solutions (CCS) is proud to partner with California Community Colleges for International Education (CCIE) to offer the Senator Harris Wofford Global Service Fellowships. Senator Harris Wofford is a human rights advocate, co-founder of the Peace Corps, and global citizen. CCS offers volunteer abroad programs throughout the world.

This fellowship is awarded to CCIE member colleges who are current with their dues. The Fellowship is awarded to underserved students as well as to faculty-led groups for volunteering abroad in selected cities and on selected dates (see below) for their 2015/2016 1 week, 2 week and 3 week programs. Costs are about $ 3,000 and includes housing, food, airport pick-up, insurance, cultural programming, volunteer placement, structured feedback, 24 hr. secruity and pre-departure/preparation process. Airfare is not included. The Fellowship covers 50% of the published program fee cost at the time of the enrollment. A deposit of $ 350 is due upon enrollment which goes towards the remaining balance of the program fee.

For an application to the 2015/2016 Senator Harris Wofford Global Service Fellowship/CCIE, please contact Rosalind Raby at rabyrl@aol.com

Cultural Solutions is also interested in working with colleges to develop faculty-led programs to these locations. For additional information 800-380-4777 or visit www.crossculturalsolutions.org or contact Cassandra@crossculturalsolutions.org Carlton@crossculturalsolutions.org

1-Week Programs

Cartago, Costa Rica |Guatemala City, Guatemala |Lima, Peru
May 22May 14May 7
August 28May 28May 28
Sept. 18Aug. 20
Oct. 9Sept. 10
Oct. 30Sept. 24
Nov. 20Oct. 15
Dec. 4Nov. 5
Dec. 18Nov. 19
Dec. 10

Rabat, Morocco | Volta Region, Ghana
May 7May 14
May 21May 28
Aug 20Aug. 20
Sept. 17Sept. 3
Oct. 1Sept. 17
Oct. 15Oct. 1
Oct. 29Oct. 15
Nov. 19Oct. 29
Dec. 3Nov. 12
Dec. 24Dec. 10
Dec. 31Dec. 31

2 and 3 Week Programs

Cartago, Costa Rica |Guatemala City, Guatemala |Lima, Peru |New Delhi, India
May 22May 7Aug. 13Nov. 5
Aug. 28May 28Sept. 3Nov. 26
Sept. 18Aug 20Sept. 17Dec. 10
Oct. 9Sept. 10Oct. 8Dec. 24
Oct. 30Sept. 24Oct. 22
Nov. 20Oct. 25
Dec. 4Nov. 5
Dec. 18Nov. 19
Dec. 10
Dec. 31

Rabat, Morocco |Kilimanjaro, Tanzania |Volta Region, Ghana
May 7May 7Aug. 20
Aug. 20May 21Sept. 3
Sept. 17Aug. 27Sept. 17
Oct. 1Sept. 10Oct. 1
Oct. 15Sept. 24Oct. 15
Oct. 29Oct. 8Oct. 29
Nov. 19Oct. 22Nov. 12
Dec. 3Nov. 12Dec. 10
Dec. 24Nov. 26Dec. 31
Dec. 31Dec. 10
Dec. 31

ACADEMY OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SOUTHEAST (AIB-SE) AND THE ASIA INSTITUTE SCHOLARSHIPS

In an effort to support the global competencies and knowledge of students interested in Asia, the Academy of International Business Southeast (AIB-SE) and the Asia Institute are collaborating to offer $1000 in scholarships supporting global learning experiences for students traveling to Asia in 2016.

These scholarships are open to all faculty engaged in International Business, so please feel free to share these details with your faculty and students if applicable. For more details on how to apply, please visit: http://www.aibse.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/I-HYPERLINK-AIBSE-Asia-Institute-Scholarship-1.pdf

In addition, the 2015 AIB-SE Annual Conference has received an overwhelming number of proposals, so the conference is sure to be a strong success! If you or your colleagues are interested to attend, please visit the 2015 AIB-SE Annual Conference website: http://www.aibse.org/2015-annual-conference

OPPORTUNITY TO MEET WITH BRADLEY A FEULING, CHAIRMAN and CEO of the ASIA INSTITUTE

Bradley Feuling has expressed an interest to meet with administrators, faculty and students, specifically from Community Colleges to identify future ways of collaboration.

If your college would has an interest to host Mr. Feuling, for discussions around faculty-led programs and student learning in Asia, I would be happy to introduce you. Mr. Feuling has also kindly offered to speak with your students, while on campus, and would be happy to talk about international business, entrepreneurship, or his general experiences living and working in China and Asia, over the past decade.

Asia Institute Background
Over the past nine years, the Asia Institute has worked with over 1400 students and faculty from U.S. educational institutions, primarily on faculty-led programs. What sets the Asia Institute apart, is the organization’s flexibility to build customized learning experiences to meet specific target budgets. For example, the Asia Institute developed the award winning “Follow the Smart Phone Supply Chain Program”, which leads students from the end user experience to the component manufacturing of the smart phone. For more details, please visit the below, however also note this program can be tailored to the needs of Community College students, and the program fees can be reduced even further: http://www.asiainstitute.org/en/service/SCMOpen.html

In addition, the Asia Institute is unique in its incorporation of alumni engagement, for its hosted faculty-led programs. For Community Colleges, this means the Asia Institute will identify your alumni living in Asia, to re-engage them with the college and importantly, current students for learning and career advancement.

Bradley A Feuling Background
For over ten years, Bradley A. Feuling has been engaged in early stage ventures having worked with more than 50 start-up companies, including the founders of LendingTree.com, Hat World Inc. (known as Lids) and JAND Inc. (known as Warby Parker). At the age of 25, Feuling moved to China to officially begin his own entrepreneurial pursuit co-founding Kong and Allan Consulting, which was twice named the Best Supply Chain Partner in Asia. In addition, Feuling co-founded The Asia Institute, a leading host partner for educational institutions with over 80 educational institution partners in multiple countries. In 2011, Feuling was a Keynote Speaker at the Journal of Business and Leadership Annual Conference and in 2013 a Keynote

GLOBAL CAMPAIGN FOR PEACE EDUCATION: GLOBAL DIRECTORY

The Global Campaign for Peace Education is compiling a director of programs including at community colleges that focus on peace education. It is important that the education community know of the good work being done in U.S. and Canadian community colleges. If you haven't done so already, please provide information about your program. http://www.peace-ed-campaign.org/peace-ed-study-survey.html

FULBRIGHT INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION ADMINISTRATOR SEMINARS

The Fulbright International Education Administrator Seminars are designed for U.S. higher education administrators who are interested in spending an intensive two-week seminar in one of five countries: India, Japan, South Korea, Germany, or France. Each seminar offers participants an in-depth look at the higher education system, culture, and society of the host country, and provides an invigorating opportunity for networking with international and U.S. colleagues. Participants return to their home institutions empowered with firsthand knowledge, new professional connections, and an enhanced ability to build partnerships, encourage study abroad participation, and support international students. Please consider applying for one of these unique Fulbright seminars for U.S. higher education administrators. The application deadlines and more information about each program can be found at www.cies.org/IEA. Dates - Applications are due November 1 and February 1. Application Instructions Instructions for completing an IEA application can be found at www.cies.org/IEA/Application.htm. Contact Please contact Tanya Janes, Senior Program Officer, at tjanes@iie.org or Anna Valiante, Program Associate, at avaliante@iie.org with any questions about the Fulbright IEA programs. A list of upcoming webinars can be found at www.cies.org/Webinar/.

BRING U.S. SCHOLARS AND PROFESSIONALS TO YOUR CAMPUS THROUGH THE FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR-in-RESIDENCE SPECIALIST PROGRAM

The Fulbright Specialist Program provides higher education institutions outside the United States with the opportunity to draw on the expertise of U.S. scholars and professionals to accomplish short-term projects (activities include lecturing, teacher training, curriculum development, needs assessments). The program is designed to award grants to qualified U.S. faculty and professionals, in select disciplines, to engage in short-term collaborative 2 to 6 week projects at host institutions in over 100 countries worldwide. International travel costs and a stipend are funded by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating host institutions cover grantee in-country expenses or provide in-kind services. Project activities focus on strengthening and supporting the development needs of host institutions abroad and do not fund personal or clinical medical research and related projects involving patient contact. Eligible activities include short-term lecturing, conducting seminars, teacher training, special conferences or workshops, as well as collaborating on curriculum planning, institutional and/or faculty development. U.S. faculty and professionals apply to join a Roster of Specialists for a five-year term. Roster candidates are reviewed by peers in the same discipline, and by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB).

How to Request a U.S. Fulbright Specialist: Foreign institutions interested in requesting a Fulbright Specialist must make their request through their local Fulbright Commission or the Public Affairs Office at the U.S. Embassy in their home countries. The form for requesting a Specialist is now available online to Fulbright commissions and embassies. Projects must be reviewed and approved by the home-country Fulbright office and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

For more information about the Fulbright Specialist Program, including how to join the roster of Specialists, how to request a Fulbright Specialist, how to develop a project and more, please visit: www.cies.org/Specialists

JAPANESE AMERICAN CITIZEN LEAGUE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

The “KAKEHASHI Project-The Bridge for Tomorrow” is a youth exchange project, promoted by the Ministry Foreign Affairs in Japan, to heighten potential interest in Japan and increase the number of overseas visitors to the country, as well as enhance international understanding of the “Japan brand,” and the nation’s strengths and attractiveness. The KAKEHASHI Project- provides a fully funded short-term study tour to Japan for undergraduate and graduate students (ages 18-25 years old at the time of application) in the United States.

The goals of Japanese American Young Adults Invitation Program are (1) to continue building cooperation between Japanese Americans and Japan, (2) to promote Japanese Americans a better understanding of Japan in a variety of fields including politics, economy and culture, and (3) to encourage Kakehashi alumni to be effective advocates in enhancing U.S.-Japan relations. For application: http://jacl.org/news/Kakehashi.htm

CCIE MEETING THE CHALLENGE FOR IIE GENERATION STUDY ABROAD

Study abroad has always been central to IIE’s mission and work. Building on nearly 100 years of commitment to study abroad, IIE will lead the Generation Study Abroad coalition in raising awareness of the need for students to gain language and cultural skills, identifying and breaking down barriers hindering students from studying abroad, sharing strategies and best practices to increase study abroad, and mobilizing additional financial resources. In addition to significantly expanding study abroad, the campaign will encourage and track campus activities that expand diversity in race and ethnicity, academic disciplines, and gender.

The Challenge According to Open Doors 2013, published by IIE in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, 295,000 American college students studied abroad in 2011/12 for credit and in non-credit programs. This represents only about 10% of the 2.6 million students who graduated with associates or baccalaureate degrees. In today’s increasingly global workplace, the number is far too low. Generation Study Abroad seeks to address this shortfall by bringing employers, governments, associations, and others together to build on current best practices and find new ways to extend study abroad opportunities to hundreds of thousands of college students who are not currently taking part in study abroad. International experience is now one of the most important components of a 21st century resume. Our goal is to change the paradigm so that study abroad is considered an essential part of a college education.

MEETING THE CHALLENGE From 2012-2013 to 2013-2014, CCIE member colleges increased both their study abroad program offering and the overall number of attending students. During the 2013-2014 academic year, 27 more study abroad programs were added state-wide and 481 more students. Growth is continuing for 2014-2015 with an expected 115 programs being offered during Fall Semester, Winter Break, Spring Semester and Summer sessions to California community college students.

COMPARISON BETWEEN 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 PROGRAMS

ProgramsProgramsStudent Increase
Fall Semester 2012-201316Fall Semester 2013-20141439 (decrease)
Winter/Spring Break 2012-201313Winter/Spring Break 2013-2014791 (decrease)
Spring Semester 2011-201218Spring Semester 2014182 (decrease)
Summer 2011-201246Summber 201469520 (increase)
TOTAL PROGRAMS93108

CCIE CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP UPDATES

This section provides updates on the various CCIE Sponsors.

American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS)
AIFS is one of the oldest, largest and most respected cultural exchange organizations in the world. Since 1964, AIFS has organized cultural exchange programs for more than 50,000 participants each year. Our programs include college study abroad, au pair placement, camp counselors and staff, gifted education, high school study/travel and insurance services.

The Andean Center for Latin American Studies (ACLAS)
facilitates customized, faculty-led study programs for a wide range of academic disciplines. Support and facilitation services include instruction, service learning, homestays, etc. For information, please contact Stacy West: swest@aclas.org

CEA GLOBAL EDUCATION

We are committed to helping more students study abroad in 2018. Students who apply for selected semester study abroad programs with CEA will receive a $1,000 Student Universe travel voucher to offset the cost of their airline ticket. Students who apply for a Summer program will receive a $500 travel voucher. We also offer a number of other ways for your students to fund their education abroad, including CEA Scholarships and a dedicated Student Accounts Team that will help them navigate funding sources like financial aid and payment plans. Contact us at 1.877.449.2775 to learn more or visit our website for full details on how your students can take advantage of our Summer and Fall travel vouchers. http://www.ceastudyabroad.com/summerfall15.html

Never has international higher learning been more important than it is today for college students who are interested in joining an increasingly globalized workforce. The ability to work across multicultural environments, communicate across language barriers and lead increasingly diverse project teams has gone from what makes a job candidate leap to the top of the resume stack to what hiring managers use to weed out the unqualified. CEA Global Education shares in your commitment to connect more students with the education they need to succeed in today's world through study abroad. We've designed our Global Campus programs to foster hands-on intercultural learning through: a) Behind-the-scenes tours of museums and significant sites of interest, such as art restoration labs and government legislatures; b) Guest lecturers who contribute first hand experience and/or expertise regarding class discussions on topics ranging form the Holocaust to sustainability; c) Excursions to surrounding cities and countries to deepen students' cultural understanding of the surrounding region. The result is our students' ability to return to their home campus better equipped to articulate their experiences, newly acquired intercultural skills and, in many cases, improved language proficiency. We realize universities and colleges face a tough budget outlook this year. In recognition of those declining resources, we've redoubled our efforts to provide the kids of services universities and colleges need to connect more students to the advantages of international education. Those services include: a) Flexible programming; b) Integrated curriculum, approved and transcripted by the University of New Haven; c) Internationalfaculty and staff who reside in the cities they work and teach; d) Financial resources for student and faculty, including additional grants and scholarships for affiliate schools; e) One-on-one guidance to help students select the program that best fists their academic needs and goals. To find out more about how CEA Global Education can assist your campus, contact universityrelations@GoWithCEA.com or visit www.GoWithCEA.com/GlobalCampus

CORT, A Berkshire Hathaway Company
CORT specializes rending office, apartment, and dorm furniture. For our business clients, CORT delivers economic value through a wide range of products and services that find solutions as diverse and varied as touring, home finding and furnishing new or reconfigured offices that get businesses up and running. Providing businesses with financial and operational flexibility is just one way CORT helps business get down to work. We are the nation's largest provider of trade show and event furnishings, helping to create the perfect environment to showcase your company's image, product or get together. For more information, please visit www.cort.com

EF College Study Tours
EF College Study Tours partners with colleges and universities nationwide to create enriching and affordable short term faculty-led study abroad programs. With a presence in more than 100 countries, EF offers a wide range of custom-built and ready-made experiential learning options, and as experts in faculty-led travel, our team works to understand your specific needs and help craft the right program for you and your students. Every partnership with EF includes the confidence that comes with end-to-end support at home and while traveling, and the peace of mind that comes with an unparalleled safety and security network. Together, we can build a better faculty-led experience abroad. For more information, please visit efcollegestudytours.com

Global Student Mobility (GSM)
was founded in 2013 and initially arranged events to connect UK educators and mainland Chinese agencies. Through 2015 GSM has been expanding its business to cover South and SE Asia as well as moving it's focus to the US. In September 2015 it partnered with American International Recruitment Council (AIRC) for a successful roadshow which visited California, Colorado and Texas and was attended by 19 agencies and over 50 educators. In the regions GSM operates many countries have historically had a stronger focus on the UK and/or Australia but are looking to build their partnerships in the USA, generally students form these regions are not very rankings driven and are cost conscious looking for cost effective ways to get a high quality US education. CCIE members who are current with their dues are offered discounts to attend in-person fairs. There is also free membership to the GSM portal.
For more information please visit: http://gsm-uk.co.uk/

IELTS-USA
IELTS USA is thrilled to be partnering with CCIE, and we are pleased to announce 25 community colleges enrolling international students in California accept IELTS for admissions and are CCIE members. We are also happy to share the following CCIE member schools accept IELTS for admissions and enroll large numbers of international students: Santa Monica College, De Anza College, Diablo Valley College, City College of San Francisco, and Foothill College. We are also excited to share our new efforts to collaborate with community colleges because English language proficiency testing is becoming increasingly important as more community colleges work towards increasing their international student enrollment. We are happy to offer campus visits to any college that would like more information about IELTS (please email kshibata@ieltsusa.org for more information). In addition, we hope you had the opportunity to speak with Donna Cameron (IELTS Stakeholder Relations Officer) at the recent CCIE Annual Meeting, November 21 in San Francisco.

Since 1989, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) has been used to help higher education institutions, governments, organizations, and professional bodies determine the English language proficiency of applicants. Millions of IELTS tests are taken each year, providing secure, valid and reliable results. IELTS is trusted by more than 8,000 organizations worldwide including over 3,000 U.S. institutions and programs, and includes all standard varieties of English – American, Australian and British. Tests are available up to four times per month in more than 130 countries, with over 900 testing locations worldwide. IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment. The U.S. division of IELTS based in Los Angeles, CA, IELTS USA, is responsible for U.S. recognition, stakeholder relations and test center operations. The increasing number of U.S. community colleges focusing their efforts on globalization, and the recruitment of more international students to their campuses are key reasons why IELTS USA is proud to partner with organizations such as California Colleges for International Education.

For more information about IELTS USA, visit www.ielts.org/usa.

iNext Insurance Provides Simple, Straightforward Travel Insurance that assists both Individuals and Groups Traveling Abroad. iNext offers a complete portfolio of travel/medical insurance coverage underwritten by Nationwide. Choose from 11 insurance plans, 24 Hour worldwide assistance services, Easy online enrollment for groups and individuals, International ID card, Access to travel discounts, and Free international cell phone and SIM card. www.inext.com

ISIC Card / STA Travel
STA Travel is offering student exclusive pricing on their Airfare Deposit Program that is available to students on financial aid who are going to study abroad. Eligible students can lock into a specific airfare and then pay the full payment seven days prior to departure. The airfare price is guaranteed upon receipt of the deposit. There is a $ 300 nonrefundable deposit. This is a special program designed for CCIE member college students. For more information, call 800-535-7172 or e-mail: Programforms@statravel.com

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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION - GENERAL INFORMATION

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

The Joint Statment can be found at AACC ACCT Joint Statement.

IIE WHITE PAPER: INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AS AN INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITY HOW CAN TRUSTEES HELP MAKE "INTERNATIONAL" A PART OF EVERYONE'S EDUCATION

The Institute of International Education has released an updated version of its most recent white paper, "International Education as an Institutional Priority: What Every College and University Trustee Should Know." The white paper is intended help U.S. college and university presidents secure buy-in from Trustees and other leaders who may not be thinking globally, yet, and to help those who are doing so to articulate their vision.

To remain competitive, our nation's higher education must keep pace with the rapid globalization of our society over the last few decades, made possible by ever more rapid flows of ideas, technology, people, and information.

This paper distills some of the most essential information about international education that Trustees need to know as they address their institutions' strategic growth and planning, and help them formulate their institutional foreign policies.

For more information and to download the white paper free of charge, visit www.iie.org

AIEA RESEARCH AGENDAS FOR THE INTERNATIONALIZATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION

AIEA Research Agendas for the Internationalization of Higher Education The newly released paper, Toward a Research Agenda for U.S. Education Abroad, builds on the 1996 AIEA publication, A Research Agenda for the Internationalization of Higher Education in the United States, and provides SIOs with a concise overview of research in the area of U.S. education abroad. Beginning with a brief discussion of the changing role of U.S. higher education and the ever-increasing momentum toward assessing and documenting outcomes, it then looks at the major trends in contemporary education abroad research and provides an overview of the major methodological and design challenges.

Source: AIEA World

ACE MAPPING INTERNATIONALIZATION ON US CAMPUSES

ACE has a new free online tool to assess the state of internationalization and global engagement at a higher educational institution. Designed to be simple and easy-to-use, the tool requires users to answer 12 questions about various dimensions of their institution's internationalization strategy. Users then receive a report on how their institution compares to the colleges and universities that participated in the survey that served as a basis for ACE's 2012 survey, Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses.

Using the tool, campus leaders can:

  • Highlight the strengths of their current internationalization initiatives;
  • Identify areas for improvement to become a more comprehensively internationalized institution;
  • Utilize data to make the case for internationalization efforts on campus.

The report and the tool were developed by ACE's Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement.

Source: ACE: Mapping Internationalization Assessment Tool

INTERNATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPS, AN ACE PUBLICATION

International Higher Education Partnerships, an ACE publication, provides a global review of standards and practices. This report identifies key issues in developing and implementing sound international partnerships, and explores strategies for addressing them effectively. It is based on an analysis of standards of good practice set forth by organizations in the U.S. and around the world, and includes examples and advice from a variety of programs and institutions. Download your PDF copy here.

Topics include: Program administration and management; Transparency and accountability; Faculty and staff engagement; Quality assurance; Strategic planning and the role of institutional leadership; Cultural and contextual issues; Cultural awareness; Access and equity; Institutional and human capacity building; and Ethical dilemmas and "negotiated space"

Source: International Higher Education

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CORNER

BETiNS.COM INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

The application for the 2016 BETiNS.com International Student Scholarship is now open. Deadline is June 30. Recipients will be announced on Aug. 31. This is a $5000.00 Scholarship. All of the details and the eligibility will be found by clicking on the BETiNS Scholarship link located on the upper mid right or our home page, www.betins.com.

This is open to both inbound and outbound students. See the web site for full details. We are looking for the best original 500 word essay on "Your Life's Goals" and how this scholarship will assist in attaining those goals. For additional information, contact Kent Corrick (866) 552-8834. Kentc@betins.com. Please mention your college is a member of CCIE. www.betins.com scholarship@betins.com

NEW RULE FOR F-1 STEM STUDENTS AND OPTIONAL PRACTICAL TRAINING (OPT)

There is a new rule allowing F-1 students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (“STEM”) fields to obtain a total of 36 months of Optional Practical Training (“OPT). This rule also includes continued authorization for students on all forms of OPT to receive an automatic extension of employment authorization to cover the gap between April 1, when H-1B petitions can be filed for them, and October 1, which is the effective date for those H-1B petitions that are selected in the H-1B lottery and approved. The following are the highlights of the final rule:

  • For all F-1 OPT students whose OPT ends between April 1 and October 1, the rule continues the “cap gap” employment authorization for those students who have a cap-subject H-1B filed on their behalf. As in the current rule, the new rule continues employment authorization until the H-1B petition on behalf of the student is rejected in the lottery, denied, revoked by USCIS, or until October 1, whichever is latest.
  • The new rule also clarifies that employment authorization ends when the petition is withdrawn by the employer, and that it ends if the H-1B petition is approved, but the student’s change of status portion of the petition is denied.
  • The rule does not make any changes to the one year of post-completion OPT that can be obtained by any F-1 student. The rule also does not make any changes to pre-completion OPT or to Curricular Practical Training.
  • The new rule provides that a student in a designated STEM field (available from ICE SEVP here) can receive a 24-month “STEM extension” of OPT after completion of a one-year period of OPT. The rule clarifies that the student’s field of study (as reflected by the most recent I-20 for the program) must be on the list of STEM fields at the time of the STEM extension application, and need not have been on the list at the time the student earned the degree. The rule also contains provisions allowing for double major and dual-degree program students to obtain a STEM extension, so long as one of the majors or degrees was in a STEM field.
  • The new rule provides that students may receive up to two STEM extensions in their lifetimes, an increase from the current rule. Note that a student can only receive a second grant of OPT after completing a higher degree (e.g. a student can complete a bachelor’s degree, use OPT, return to school for a Master’s degree and receive a second one year grant of OPT), and so can only receive a STEM extension based on a higher degree than the first one earned.
  • The new rule expands eligibility for STEM extensions to students whose most recent degree was not a STEM degree, but who earned an earlier STEM degree from an accredited US school. The rule continues the requirement that in order for the student to receive a STEM extension, the student’s employer must be enrolled in the E-Verify program for all the employer’s new hires, at least at the location where the student will receive OPT. The employer continues to be required to inform the student’s school of any termination of the student’s employment (or non-authorized absence from work for 5 consecutive days).
  • The rule contains a significant new requirement for STEM OPT extensions in the form of an “individualized training plan” for each student. The student must complete the training plan form (new Form I-983) and have it countersigned by the employer. The form is submitted to the student’s school, which must review it before recommending a STEM OPT extension. SEVP has launched a web page with resources for completing the training plan, including an explanatory video.
  • As part of signing the I-983, the employer must certify that the duties, hours and compensation of the STEM OPT student are “commensurate” with the employer’s similarly situated workers, or if the employer has fewer than three comparable US workers, with the general wages and working conditions of US workers in the area. The employer also certifies that it has sufficient resources to provide the training and evaluation of the student called for in the training plan, and that the STEM OPT student will not replace a full- or part-time, temporary or permanent U.S. worker.

The rule provides that ICE will enforce the rule through site visits to employers, which will normally be announced unless in response to a complaint or other evidence of noncompliance. ICE will have the ability to prosecute employers who fail to provide competitive compensation, or who replace US workers with STEM OPT students, for false certifications and visa fraud, both felonies. ICE may also pursue civil forfeiture of a company’s assets, or those of its owners.

The rule provides a transition plan for students who have submitted or will submit a STEM OPT extension prior to May 10, 2016 when the rule goes into effect. Those students with an already-granted 17 month extension will continue to be able to use those grants of STEM OPT after May 10 until they expire, without any new requirements. Likewise, pending applications that are granted before May 10 will be granted for only 17 months and will not need to comply with the new rules. Pending applications not granted by May 10 will receive an RFE requesting an updated I-20, which the school will only be able to issue if the student has provided the school with a completed and signed I-983. Such applications, if approved, will be valid for 24 months.

The most significant deadline for students with existing 17-month grants of OPT that expire after May 10, 2016 is 150 days before the end of their current grant of OPT. The transition rule states that students who received a 17 month grant of OPT before the new rule may receive an additional 7 month grant of OPT, so long as they comply with the new rule (including the training plan) and submit the transition 7-month extension at least 150 days prior to the end of their current STEM extension. As a practical matter, this means students whose current grant of STEM OPT ends prior to October 7, 2016 will not be eligible for the transition 7-month extension of OPT.

WES ORGANIZATION BRIEFS ON INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

WES ORGANIZATION new Briefs on International Students

  1. Trends and Strategies for Attracting International Students to U.S. Public Health Programs. This brief examines
  2. International Student Retention and Success: A Comparative Perspective
  3. click here to read the article.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT INSURANCE OFFERS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS VIDEO

International Student Insurance, an Envisage International Company is now offering a video for use on Mental Health Awareness for International Students.

To watch the video, visit http://www.internationalstudentinsurance.com/explained/mental-health-video.php

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT RECRUITMENT AGENCIES: A GUIDE FOR SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES (NACAC)

GLOBAL STUDENT MOBILITY (GSM) UPDATES

GSM was founded in late 2013 by Stephen Clegg after he had conceptualized and implemented the BOSSA Chinese Study Abroad Agency Fair London 2013 which was attended by 40 mainland Chinese agencies and 120 UK educators. In 2014 GSM arranged two roadshows in partnership with BOSSA attended by mainland Chinese agencies in the UK and the US visiting London, Cardiff, Brighton, New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts. 9 of the agencies attending the US roadshow were AIRC certified agencies. In 2015 GSM arranged COSA/GSM Beijing & Shanghai 2015 in the Spring and then the AIRC Certified Agency Western USA Roadshow 2015 in the Fall. The latter visited California, Colorado, and Texas and was attended by agencies from India, mainland China, Bangladesh, and the USA. All 19 attending agencies at the AIRC roadshow were AIRC certified and over 50 educators attended the week. GSM’s shift in focus to SE Asia has been driven by increased interest in the SE Asia region from US Higher Education institutions and increased interest from agencies in the region to develop new partnerships in the US. GSM also believes that tangible results will be obtained in these regions where students are:
a) Not highly rankings driven;
b) Cost sensitive (in terms of tuition fee and cost of living);
c) Familiar with the community college offer;
d) Often benefitting from the extra support provided by community colleges (such as ESL provision and smaller classes); and
e) In most regions seeing lower visa rejection rates from the US compared to the UK and students seeing greater long term benefits afforded by study in the USA.
We aim for a moderate sized event of about 15 educators and 20 agencies. This will continue GSM’s strategy of arranging moderate-sized, high quality events which create tangible results for all parties.

Portal GSM offers a free portal that allows educators and agencies to connect directly with each other. Whilst it is in its first iteration and functionality, membership includes 40 US educators and 30 study abroad agencies. The approval process for agencies consists of:
a) A face-to-face meeting or Skype call;
b) A completed questionnaire with 2 references;
c) Confirming references and checking the questionnaire responses;
d) The agency will fill a profile in the portal; and
e) If after everything is checked we believe the agency is reputable, of high quality and has genuine interest in new US partnerships we will approve them.
AIRC certified agencies are accepted to the portal by virtue of their AIRC certification.

All CCIE members are welcomed to join the portal at no cost. A link may be found on the landing page here to register interest. Once registered we will send a link to fill your profile and once completed we will provide full portal access.

Events GSM USA Higher Education Fair Hanoi 2016 and plans for 2017 fairs in Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok. Agencies registered cover Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar and Indonesia at this point. There are many reasons why we believe Vietnam and SE Asia more broadly should be an area of increased focus including:
a) Vietnam is one of Top 4 emerging markets that US institutions should watch to increase and diversify their international student recruitment according to a recent study by World Education Services:
http://thepienews.com/news/wes-urges-us-institutions-to-focus-recruitment-on-emerging-markets/ b) Opportunities to “derisk” dependency on established markets as well as to increase the diversity of the student body by building links in SE Asia
c) Vietnam is currently the US’s 8th largest source market with 15,579 students in the US in 2013/14, 26% growth compared to 2009/10, according to IIE Open Doors figures

GSM USA Higher Education Fair Hanoi 2016 Date: 1st & 2nd April 2016 Link: http://gsm-uk.co.uk/event/gsm-usa-higher-education-fair-hanoi/ Purpose: coordinate relationships between US educational institutions and certified study abroad agencies from American International Recruitment Council (AIRC).

GSM AND NEW WEBSITE GSM announces a new website: www.glosmo.com that is in English and Vietnamese and will soon be in Thai, Khmer (Cambodia) and Burmese (Myanmar) languages. CCIE member colleges that join the website will have their educator profiles translated into these languages. Registration for the portal is at http://gsm-uk.co.uk/8327-2/. Cost and benefits are explained in the website. Students first register to the web-site and then complete their profile in English. There is a section where students can submit questions to educators. Profiles and questions will come to GSM and once approved will be sent on to educators along with contact details, academics, English level and areas of interest. For more information contact: stephen.clegg@gsm-uk.co.uk

IELTS USA SURVEY

CCIE is working with IELTS USA to support international student programs. IELTS USA’s mission is to support individuals and organizations within the United States in evaluating English language proficiency through high-stakes testing for the purpose of education, employment, professional accreditation and global mobility. IELTS has created a survey to learn more about your needs and how IELTS can support them. http://surveys.verticalresponse.com/a/show/524203/3ea389c623/0

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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.

BENJAMIN A. GILMAN SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS - SPRING 2016

The Spring semester 2016 Gilman Scholarship recipients have been announced and in total, 34 community college students nationally were awarded. This is 7 more community college students than Spring 2015. Of these, 9 came from California community colleges and 25 from community colleges throughout the country. Congratulations to all the recipients.

Lisa Masters (Antelope Valley College) attending the Citrus College Spain program
Joseph Makunga (Citrus College) attending the Citrus College Spain program
Tina Ferguson (Fullerton College) attending the Fullerton College UK program
Amanda Lam (Fullerton College) attending the Fullerton College UK program
Dustin Scott (Grossmont College) attending the Grossmont College Spain program
Martin Barajas (Mt. San Antonio College) attending the Citrus College Spain program
Andy Chiu (Mt. San Antonio College) attending the Mt. San Antonio Australia program
Chinwe Mbisike (Mt. San Antonio College) attending the Citrus College Spain program
Desarae Vincent (Saddleback College) attending the Saddleback College Spain program

Nationally, awards were given to: Bergen (China); Demison Area (UK); Jamestown (UK); Jefferson Community College of Kentucky (Croatia); Miami-Dade (UK); Middlesex (UK); Mt. Hood (Tanzania); Portland (Tanzania; Nicaragua; Thailand; Vietnam); Southeast Community College of Kentucky (UK); St. Louis Community College (China); SUNY Community College (Nicaragua; Cambodia); and Valencia Community College (Australia)

CCIE-KOREA STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS: SPRING 2016

CCIE is pleased to announce the following recipients of the CCIE-Kroea Student Scholarship in Soonchunhyang University, Korea for Spring semester, 2016. 5 students were awarded a new scholarship and 3 students were awarded their second scholarship. These 3 students will now be studying for a full academic year in Korea.

First-Time Recipients
Alexander Glasure (Shasta)
Melany Khamsitthisack (Shasta)
Caitlin Saechao (Shasta)
Samantha Torres (Shasta)
Ariel Valluzzi (CCSF)

Return Recipients
Ethan Roman (Shasta)
Tim Saechao (Shasta)
Renee Smith (Sac City)

ETHAN ROMAN (SHASTA COLLEGE): STUDENT REFLECTION FROM STUDYING AT SOONCHUNHYANG UNIVERSITY, KOREA

This first semester (Fall, 2015),. I've spent at SCH University has been a lot of fun! I've spent so much time making new friends, eating new foods, experiencing the culture, and visiting new places. However, the biggest experience from being in South Korea isn't just the fact that I'm in a new country, but I'm in a new country alone. At home, I'm a full time college student, and I do still live with my mother. So being in a new country for an extended period of time such as 2 semester is pretty substantial for me.

However, I can say couple things I can say to help other students or tourists in general for coming here. The biggest things I can say for people coming here, especially if you have "tourist anxiety" is that if you have a decent knowledge or better of English, you'll be able to communicate with a moderate part of Koreans. A lot of Koreans have learned or are learning English as a second language, and the students at SCH are always eager to speak English to better improve their own skills as well.

Navigating is another issue some newcomers may have. I know it was a definite issue for me when I first got here. This is mainly due to not ever being around a subway system my entire life. Back home, I only drive everywhere or ride my bike to most places. In Korea, everyone either takes taxis, buses, or the subway. In most subway stations, if not all, there is the English name for the stops. However, learning how to read a subway map, is what really saved me and allowed me to precisely navigate the metro system here. Taking the bus around though is a bit more complicated if you aren't sure where specific things are and even I still have a lot of issues with it, so I stick with the subway.

Living in Korea alone has allowed me to learn how to budget more appropriately. Since I'm receiving a set amount of money each Friday, its easy to plan a spending budget for food, toiletries, travel, and other necessities.

The classes at SCH aren't all that difficult. The only big difference which was uncomfortable for me was that none of these classes are based around note taking lectures. Let me clarify, none of the classes that I took were heavy in note taking. Back at my home college, nearly all of my classes had a weekly quiz and around two hours of note taking. Learning Korean stumped me greatly though. No matter how much I studied, I couldn't find what clicked to help me learn and memorize the vocabulary, however I learned the rules of grammar. Level 1 at least. I just don't have the vocabulary to make use of the grammar properly.

So I'm going to be staying a second semester, not mainly for the academic benefits but for the personal experience. Being in a new country like to study abroad like this is generally a once in a lifetime opportunity for anyone so I'm going to take advantage of this experience for a full year. Being able to experience this culture to the fullest extent was my goal when I was signing up for this program. Plus I've heard the sakura trees all around SCH's campus are beautiful. Something to look forward to.

Ethan Roman, Shasta College

Fullerton College Study Abroad Updates from IIE Generation Study Abroad Report

To accomplish our goals we are looking to expand our offerings from a one semester program to a three semester program, create a more robust culture of study abroad on our campus, and help find additional funding sources for our students. We have hired student ambassadors for recruitment and there are also plans to hire a business teacher to conduct financial workshops to help students get more funding.

Peralta Community College District Study Abroad Updates from IIE Generation Study Abroad Report

Last year, our office was very ambitious in its efforts to improve our study abroad program and provide information for our students to give them the opportunities they did not know existed. We hosted a staff development day workshop with over 30 attendees and on October 1, our office organized our first ever Study Abroad Fair at Laney College. We had hundreds of students attend and receive information from eight different outside organizations/institutions, as well as faculty for our own study abroad programs. We also hosted our first financial aid workshop specifically for students wishing to use their aid for our study abroad programs. We have worked with our foundation to create a study abroad scholarship fund for our students, for which we are currently in the process of collecting funds. Our office has attended a number of webinars to learn best practices for study abroad and is currently working on developing an administrative procedure for our District that outlines the process for conducting a study abroad program. We have been active in networking with other colleges and organizations to promote study abroad, as well as providing information to students on the possibilities of earning credit for our colleges through other programs outside of our district. We expanded the number of programs being offered the summer of 2015 from one to four. The locations are Europe (London, Paris, Florence, and Rome), Haiti, Cuba, and Jamaica.

MEET A SADDLEBACK FACULTY WHO HAS BEEN LEADING STUDY ABROAD FOR 22 YEARS

Camenmara Hernandez-Bravo is a Professor of Spanish language, civilization, and literature and is the Department Chair of the International Languages and the Language Lab at Saddleback College. She has also been leading study abroad for 17 years. She has lead study abroad programs to Salamanca for 17 years and programs to Santander for 22 ears. She has also led study abroad programs to Peru, Brazil, and Cuba.

WEST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE STUDENT YOUTUBE PRESENTATION

Marceel E. Marchena who is an ASO Senator at WLAC studied abroad in Korea as part of the CCIE and Soonchunhyang University in Korea scholarship program. He created a short YouTube presentation regarding his experiences.

Please see the forth thumbnail at : www.Quiksnip.com/media-gallery

Thank you from CCIE Student Study Abroad Scholarship Recipients who studied abroad in Summer, 2015

Dear Miss Raby,

I am writing to tell you how I spent my scholarship funds I received. I received a $400 scholarship to help fund my trip to Honduras. I spent $135 on scuba equipment, $150 on my vaccination, $100 on scuba rentals and the rest on in-country spending. I'm also attaching some pictures from trip. My trip was so amazing and I was so grateful for the scholarship! Thank you so much!

Crystal Homicz

Dear Dr. Raby:

My name is Julia Carillo (Los Angeles City College) and I studied in Spain Summer 2015. My scholarship money was used to go explore the city of Italy for five days. Exploring the cities of Bolonia, Rome, and Venice. With this scholarship money I was able to pay for my airplane ticket , hotel, food , and transportation. I really appreciated this scholarship because as a college student. It helped me expand my traveling experience in Europe. Italy was challenging, and yet beautiful. All at once. Here is a picture of me at one of my favorite places in Venice.

Sincerely,
Julia Carillo (Los Angeles City College)
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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

The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE)'s Web site
This web-site provides links to information about several initiatives including Foreign Language Programs, Community College Exchanges, and Diversity & Disability. The NCDE, administered by Mobility International USA and sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, assists international exchange programs in the process of including people with disabilities in all types of international exchange programs.

Visit
miusa.org/ncde

SCHOLARSHIP UPDATES & DEADLINES

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

ON-GOING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARTNERSHIPS AND FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • March 31-April 1. CSCC Conference. Dallas
  • April 18 - 21: AACC Convention. San Antonio, Texas
  • April 21-23. Global Climate Change and Environment Challenges: Approaches to Teaching in Community Colleges. Norther Virginia Community College / Alexandria
  • May 3 - 5: Going Global Conference. Cape Town, South Africa
  • May 29 - June 3. NAFSA. Denver
  • June 1 - 2 : Going Global Conference. British Council. London
  • July 13-15: University of Minnesota and CAPA - Career Integration Education Abroad Conference: Theme: “Minding the Gap: Career Integration Strategies for Educators and Employers.” Boston. PROPOSALS are due February 15, 2016.
  • October 6-8: AAC&U Global Learning in College: Oct. 6-8. Denver
  • October. IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad. Washington D.C.
  • October . NAFSA Region XII. Palm Springs
  • November 16-19. CIEE Conference: Los Angeles
  • November. CCLC Conference & CCIE Annual Meeting: Palm Springs

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.

As of December 1, CCIE Supporting Members for 2015 - 2016 are: Cabrillo; Citrus; El Camino; Gavilan; Glendale; LACCD; Mt. Jacinto; Peralta CCD; Santa Barbara; Santa Monica; Santa Rosa; Shasta; Solano; State Center CCD; Ventura CCD; West Valley-Mission CCD

Thank you all for processing your 15/16 dues and for helping to support international education at our community colleges

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!

THE DONALD R. CULTON FUND FOR ADVANCING INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AT COMMUNITY COLLEGES

Dr. Donald R. Culton was the first-full-time administrator for international education at a California community college and was one of the pioneers in the field. Don helped to form the non-profit consortia California Colleges for International Education (CCIE) which continues to serve community college internationalization advocacy needs today.

The family has requested that donations be sent to the Dr. Donald R. Culton Fund for Advancing International Education at Community Colleges. Should you wish to make a contribution, you may send a gift to California Colleges for International Education (CCIE) with a notation indicated that it is for the Dr. Donald R. Culton Fund: Att: Thomas Torres. Peralta Community College District. 333 East Eighth St.. Oakland, CA. 94606.

As of April 1, CCIE Supporting Members for 2015 - 2016 are:

  • Cabrillo
  • Citrus
  • Contra Costa CCD
  • El Camino
  • Gavilan
  • Glendale
  • Grossmont-Cuyamaca CCD
  • Lake Tahoe
  • LACCD
  • Mt. Jacinto
  • Peralta CCD
  • San Diego CCD
  • San Francisco
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Clarita CCD
  • Santa Monica
  • Santa Rosa
  • Shasta
  • Solano
  • State Center CCD
  • Ventura CCD
  • West Valley-Mission CCD

Thank you all for processing your 15/16 and 16/17 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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