INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROGRAMS
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.
About International Student Programs
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:
Colleges and Student Programs
HTH Worldwide provides health insurance plans and global medical assistance services for students abroad. HTH programs are distinguished by a contracted community of over 5,000 hospitals and doctors in 180 countries. HTH combines its health and safety research, advanced Internet and mobile applications, and extensive experience in designing and delivering international health insurance plans to ensure customers’ health, safety and peace of mind.
IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, the world’s proven English language test. IELTS was one of the pioneers of four skills English language testing over 21 years ago, and continues to set the standard for English language testing today. IELTS is accepted as evidence of English language proficiency by over 8,000 organisations worldwide. Last year, more than 2 million tests were taken globally. IELTS is recognised as a secure, valid and reliable indicator of true-to-life ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation. IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment through
more than 900 test centres and locations in over 130 countries.