International students are germane to the community college mission, as they provide academic and cultural richness not found elsewhere. The presence of international students alters domestic students' perceptions and understanding of a world society, serves as a human resource in both class discussions and student activities, and becomes the basis for friendships that often filter into future social, political and economic relationships. International students take courses that will enhance career, business or transfer education, many of which have low enrollments for the college in general. In addition, international student non-resident tuition is particularly attractive during times of fiscal difficulty and at times becomes a form of export education. The importance attributed to individal international students by individual campuses correlates with numbers enrolled, which range from a few dozen to over a thousand. During the 1999-2000 academic year, CCIE started working with
Open Doors in data collection collaboration.
Requiring faculty to examine their curriculum for international themes applicable to their courses. Student activities; Student Equity Committee. Utilizing foreign students in college classes to help them adjust, e.g. intercultural communications. Students interact on campus through student government, campus newspaper; classroom participation and work.
4 Levels of Intensive English Language Program.
In classrooms, students are urged to share and exchange information on their countries and cultures. Events sponsored at OCC and GWC through their international student centers on cultural and country themes. Future plans are to involve international students in orientation of study abroad students. Housing aid, cultural adaptation and general help in acclimating to U.S. culture is offered to international students. Social programs such as diveristy week, student leadership involvment, student newspaper, interclub council.
COLLEGE OF DESERT
Students get involved in campus activities and make positive contributions to the campus and into the classroom. The amount of time and dedication that international students tend to put into their studies sets an example of excellence for all students. Intensive English Program.
CONTRA COSTA CCD
Diablo Valley: 713
Have office for Spanish speakers
International Student Club offers on and off campus social affairs and holds discussions on international themes as applicable to student’s campus socialization. In addition to a special course for F1's, “Strategies for Success in College”, next year will offer a special section of U.S. History for international students.
FOOTHILL/ De ANZA
De Anza: 2340
They are in all classes across the college and share their cultural viewpoints every day. Our international student club - One World Society - sponsors international cultural events.
Active on-campus club in both social and cultural activities.
International students are frequently invited to participate/ present at various community events/activities. New International Student Club and Advisory Committee.
Students can participate in International Club to help promote their culture. The club does not necessarily internationalize our campus
International Student Handbooks, classes and workshops. Cultural Role Models.
Faculty are utilizing international students as rich resources and are asking them to give their perspectives more in class. Some faculty ask for students to come to their class to discuss topics of interest. Luncheon series discussed global issues. International students are involved as student leadership officers and as members in a wide variety of campus clubs.
LOS RIOS CCD
American River: international Club and special social activities; International Day for the campus community
MONTEREY PENINSULA CCD
MT. SAN ANTONIO
International Fair - Festival of Cultures. International Student Office proposed for new Student Services Building. International Students club, language tutoring.
Active international student club sponsored by student body.
NORTH ORANGE CO. CCD
Cypress: Participation on panel during International Education Week. Booth at World Fest, an Associated Students intercultural activity
We have a culture Fair each year sponsored by ASOC. We also have library displays for different international clubs.
Established a cross-cultural center. Inter-club council sponsors international "awareness" days, lectures, etc. to acquaint campus with diverse cultures.
RANCHO SANTIAGO CCD
Have an active International Club. Annual International Festival.
Active International Club.
SAN BERNARDINO VALLEY
Guidance and counseling services for international students and a person on the counseling staff specifically devoted to international student issues. International Student Club with formal/informal (on and off campus) meetings. Sponsor an “International Tea”, and intercultural social/fund raising event. Mesa College: Student clubs and annual events in which international students participate
Language Partners Program. Students are employed by college in Work Study and Lab Aid positions; International Faire that shares culture, food, music, dance, with entire college. International students with one semester or more of education at CCSF mentor incoming Students through the Big Brother/Big Sister program; Institute for International Students has flourishing Intensive English Program. Peer advisor positions; language partner program and international student clubs that are open to all.
SAN JOSE/ EVERGREEN
Counseling department is trying to get them interested in international business.
SAN MATEO CCD
San Maeo: 225
Student organization, guest speakers, class resources program, mix with International Studies Majors. Workshops held for faculty on how to incorporate international students' experiences more in the classroom. Class exchanges.
Interactions with other students helps to foster growing awareness of international and cultural concerns.
International Student Orientation Day in Fall and Spring coordinated by Counseling Department. International Student Club with both international and domestic students as members. ESL department sponsors a number of activities for F1 students enrolled in their courses.
Active International Club; 1996 NAFSA art/culture grant for International students and those in residence halls; 10% tuition reduction program for 4 international students who in turn offer cultural service. Some students volunteer in classes; Annual celebrations. 10 Micronesia “eligible non citizens.”
Diversity waiver for 3-4 students for which they do “cultural service” or play on a tem. Waiver is for $ 2,000.
SOUTH ORANGE CO. CCD
Irvine Valley: 420
Have an active International Club. Students are active in giving input on courses and program development. a recent example is our cross-cultural studies program.
STATE CENTER CCD
Importing themes into daily student life (Moorpark). Some work as volunteers in Children’s Center (Oxnard). International Student Club. Students participate in staff development activities and in the International Friendship Club (Ventura).
WEST VALLEY/ MISSION CCD
(ISS - non-credit): 90 West Valley: 125
International student committee sponsors get-together from time to time. Global Education Committee provides the college with a weekly one hour video series played twice daily/ in-house video. Work with new district Center for International Trade & Development.
International Club is very active in college affairs. International students are frequently used as resources for a variety of classes. They give broader perspective in all of the classes they participate in.
California Colleges for International Education (CCIE) - Initiatives and Programs is an outreach program that was created to assist our 78 CCIE member colleges to compete effectively in increased international student enrollment, trends, explore global opportunities and overall support college International Student offices.
Our mission is to assist in the multifaceted marketing strategies and incorporate them all together through global education to expand and increase the colleges and students involvement in international education, as well as advancing California's economic growth and global competencies through education, training, and services.
CCIE initiatives and programs goals are to continue efforts in increasing international understanding through education by:
Working with the state of California and other organizations to raise funds for international education, international student programs, and scholarships to establish California as the number one destination for higher education in the world.
Supporting existing International Student Offices at CCIE member colleges
Creating a guide that will highlight all the unlimited advantages and opportunities available in California.
Create and work with existing social networks online, being a forum for all students to answer and share any questions dealing with California and its colleges.
Creating relevant workshops, orientations, and programs for the incoming class of international students, which will empower them to ultimately achieve their goals.
Creating 500 post practical, one year pilot positions in the top leading industries and corporations.
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