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 consider processing your 2011-2012 dues now. During our economic crisis, 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 Annual Meeting: Nov. 17, 9:30 - 12:00 at the CCLC Conference at the San Jose Fairmont Hotel
All members of the California community college community are invited to this free meeting held at the CCLC conference. The meeting is open to all Board members, administrators, faculty, international education practitioners and student government representatives. This year, we are honored to have Dr. George Boggs as our keynote speaker. We hope everyone can join us on Nov. 17.
Please plan to attend the CCIE Sponsored panel at the CCLC Conference : “Role of Boards of Trustees /Presidents /Middle Managers in internationalizing their campuses” Speakers: Bill McGinnis (Butte College); Isobel Dvorksy (Chabot-Las Positas District, Elñora Webb (Laney College) and Edward Valeau.
Community Colleges are under mounting pressure to deliver education and training to a new population of students who interact in a global and interconnected economy. Unlike the past, our students now must be prepared to succeed in a global society and economy, however, to the extent that they cannot do so, we are a nation at risk. This panel will provide a wide-ranging look at what community college leaders are doing and what they can do to meet calls for increased access, quality and responsiveness to global economic and humanitarian needs.
CCIE has developed a Fact Sheet that highlights several of the commonly perceived myths related to California community college international education. The goal is for this Fact Sheet to be used for advocacy of international education programs. The Fact Sheet also includes a report on:
CCIE announces the 2011-2013 Institutional Grant competition. The key elements to increasing international education at our colleges are the availability of programs and the building of a cohort of leadership. Hence, the purpose of these grants is to provide start-up funding for institutions wanting to either create a new international program or augment an existing international program and to create a new cohort of CCIE international education mentors. Over a two-year period, a total of four CCIE Institutional Grants will be competitively awarded to assist colleges overcome institutional barriers by better planning and implementing international education programs. Those leading the grant projects will help form the first CCIE Mentor cohort.
Amount of Grants: Each year, two institutional grant of up to $ 3,000 will be awarded to a CCIE member college that is current with their dues. Details and the official "Call for Application" will be made at the CCIE Annual Meeting on November 17.
TRADE COMMISSION OF THE EMBASSY OF SPAIN WANTS STUDENT AMBASSADORS
The Trade Commission of the Embassy of Spain, an official institution and part of the worldwide network of Commercial Offices of Spain is soliciting CCIE member college students to participate in the Study in Spain Student Ambassadors Program. This program is directed to enhance the image of our country as a destination for American students, as well as to promote partnerships between Spanish and American educational institutions. The“SiS Student Ambassadors“ program is looking for students who can offer the following profile: a) Knowledge of Spanish language; b) Proactive personality; c) Social skills; d) Interested in the people and culture of Spain; and e) Motivated and committed for a minimum of 2 semesters. Each Ambassador will be assigned a geographical area in which he or she will represent Study in Spain. They will receive a Welcome Package with promotional material to be distributed during the events, as well as additional material upon request. Every Ambassador will conduct three main activities during his or her appointment: 1) updating a database; 2) promoting our Facebook community; 3) participating in fairs and promotional events. e or she could also organize complementary rated activities each semester in order to get extra points. Once a month, the Ambassador would submit a brief summary of activities (one page form), including graphic materials of the events organized, if this is the case. At the end of the academic year, the best Ambassadors will be awarded several prizes, with the number one Ambassador receiving a trip to Spain for one week to enjoy the country he or she is representing. The Embassy of Spain-Trade Commission will issue an official diploma to every SiS Student Ambassador which will grant added value to their résumés.
Complete information about this campaign can be found at our website www.spainedu.org.
For additional information please contact Ana Mackliff at (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call us at (305) 446 4387.
Please let CCIE know if any of your students have been chosen to be SiS Student Ambassadors.
ALLIED CULTURES AGAINST DISCRIMINATION OFFERS STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
ACAD offers $250 scholarships to students in the Los Angeles area who have a vested interest in diversity and anti-discrimination. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must fill out the corresponding scholarship application and include an essay on how diversity has impacted their lives and what they are doing in their community to foster tolerance and an appreciation of multiculturalism. THE SCHOLARSHIP IS ELIGIBLE FOR STUDENTS WHO STUDIED ABROAD, FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND DOMESTIC STUDENTS WHO HAVE TAKEN PROGRAMS IN INTERNATIONAL OR MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION.
December 1 is the deadline for two funded fellowship programs:
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) funds 75 students to work and study in Germany. Applicants must be between the ages of 18-24 at the start of the program. CBYX is intended for young adults in business, engineering, technical, vocational, scientific, agriculture fields. Previous German language knowledge is not required, but is preferred. The program year consists of:
- 2 months of intensive German language instruction
- 4 months of classroom instruction at a German university or vocational school
- a 5-month internship in the participant's career field
- housing with a host family, shared-apartment, or student dorm for full immersion in the German language and culture
For more information and to apply online, visit www.cbyx.info
Baden-Württemberg Stipendium Work Immersion Study Program (WISP) offers scholarships for community college students who would like to complete an internship in Germany during the upcoming summer. Students must have completed at least one semester of German language training by the time the program starts in June 2012.
The WISP fellowship includes:
- one month of intensive German language training
- a two-month (July-August) internship placement in a German company in the participant's career field
- accommodations living in an apartment or with a German host, plus a range of financial benefits
For more information and to apply online, visit www.wispgermany.org
Reno, the Biggest Little City in the World is proud to be hosting the Biggest Little Conference in the World, November 7-11, 2011. Join your colleagues from all over the Western U.S. as Region I (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia) meets up with Region XII (California, Hawaii, and Nevada)! Bi-Regionals provide a great opportunity not only to get to know NAFSANS from another region, but also to share new ideas and practices.
BRING U.S. SCHOLARS AND PROFESSIONALS TO YOUR CAMPUS THROUGH THE FULBRIGHT 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
Rangsit University in Thailand, a major private institution of over 25,000 students with an active international effort, is looking for a college or university to work with an Introduction to Asian Studies class next summer. Offered by the University's Rangsit International College, with classes in English, the program will be a three-week class designed as a familiarization with the field of Asian studies, with emphasis on Thailand, its politics, social life, religions and culture. Students will be able to attend directly, or go with any participating American schools. For further information contact Don Culton: email@example.com.
Anticipate making 10 awards of $50,000 each and up to $8,500,000 for projects that leverage development assistance and resources to address global challenges through strengthening, enhancing and/or creating alliances between international and local NGOs, the Government of Colombia, colleges and universities, bilateral and multilateral donor agencies, and/or the private sector. Deadline is December 15, 2011.
Anticipates making one or more awards of $500,000 up to $2,500,000 each for developing and supporting youth leaders, men and women between the ages of 15-30, in Bosnia Herzegovina. Successful applications will propose an approach, based on contextual analysis, that leads to concrete changes in youth skills, abilities and confidence to become active citizens and leaders within their community. Proposals should be based on best practices, build capacity of local partners, and incorporate gender analysis into the approach. The application should be feasible from a technical, economic, financial and social perspective and include sustainability plans beyond program implementation. Deadline is December 31, 2011.
Between Perception and Reality: Intersections of Society, Culture, Business, and Religion in the United Arab Emirates
Turmoil and Tenacity: The Progress of Public Health in Botswana
The Energy Sector and a Strategic Vision for Sustainable Development in Chile: Public Policy and Business in South America
Disability in Situation: French Notions of Disability and Difference
Food from a "Glocal" Perspective: Italy, the Mediterranean, and the Globe
Ecology and the City: Modern Design, Urban Planning, and Architecture in Seoul
Consuming Istanbul: Space, Spectacle, and the Politics of Popular Culture
There will also be IFDS seminars in in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Germany and Poland, Ireland, Jordan, Senegal, Spain and Morocco, Sweden, and Tanzania and Kenya.
More information about all 2012 seminars including academic content, host institutions, seminar leadership, fees and funding, Ping Fellowship and Alumni Scholarship awards, and the application process can be found at www.ciee.org/ifds.
ANNUAL PARTNERSHIP SOLICITATION (APS): PARTNERSHIPS IN MCA COUNTRIES GRANT
Program anticipates making 12 awards of up to $2,000,000 each for work in certain focus areas including vocational institution development, curriculum development and training, hospitality and tourism, entrepreneurship, green technologies, health and nutrition. Funding is provided through the Millenium Challenge Corporation, a U.S. Federal Corporation created to execute government to government agreements/compacts, with the goal of reducing poverty and spurring sustainable economic activity, trade and investment in Indonesia, Zambia, Cape Verde, Ghana, Lesotho, and Tanzania. Deadline is February 17, 2012.
AmaZONAS Andinas grant competition anticipates making 3 awards of about $1,500,000 each for proposals to reduce net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the forest and land use sector in Ecuador, Colombia, and Peru through: (1) strengthening forest monitoring systems in each country, and (2) supporting one demonstration project in each country designed to show how, through combining a variety of flexible projects and programs, countries can move toward achieving net zero deforestation. Deadline: May 31, 2012
JOINT U.S.-INDONESIA COUNCIL FOR HIGHER EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP
Is seeking U.S. community colleges as members and leaders in the formation of higher education partnerships that advance President Obama’s and President Yudhoyono’s desired historic government-to-government educational cooperation initiatives. AACC is an initial Core Executive Committee Member of the Council, which plays an important role in the creation and dissemination of funding opportunities to the U.S. higher education community. If your college has an interest in Indonesia, AACC encourages you to participate; Indonesia needs U.S. community college involvement now.
This section provides updates on the various CCIE Sponsors.
CEA GLOBAL EDUCATION
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) International faculty 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.
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
EF College Study Tours
EF College Study Tours provides short-term study abroad opportunities for college students and professors. With a focus on international experiences on college campuses, EF College Study Tours provide easy and affordable opportunities for community college students to acquire the international experience they need to compete and succeed in today’s global economy. Short-term programs have proven to be effective in helping college students become globally engaged, and EF’s one- to four-week tours allow professors to incorporate their curriculum and academic goals into any of more than 50 itineraries to 33 countries around the world.
EF College Study Tours is a division of EF Education First, the world leader in international education. With 400 offices and schools in more than 50 countries, EF offers a range of 16 educational programs focused on language learning, educational travel, cultural exchange and academic degrees. Since its founding in 1965, EF has helped more than 15 million students learn a language, discover the world or earn an academic degree.
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION – GENERAL INFORMATION
AACC and ACCT Joint Statement on the Role of Community Colleges in International Education
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.
Leading higher education institutions have recognized this by "going global" and internationalizing their campuses. Yet surprisingly few colleges and universities make "international" a central part of what it means to become educated.
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
SEVP announced it hopes to have SEVIS II ready for implementation in Spring 2012 for Batch users and Spring 2013 for RTI with full implementation in late Fall 2012 for Batch users and late Fall 2013 for RTI users. To get all the details about SEVIS II, SEVP highly recommends joining the Yahoo SEVIS II user groups at the links below. In August 2011, a transition workshop will be held by SEVP with selected school DSO’s and workshop materials from this meeting will be posted in the Yahoo Groups.
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.
English-language classes to recent Iraqi immigrants began last week. Two 3½–week classes of 30 students each will be offered free of charge at facilities at the Rancho San Diego church, which primarily serves East County’s Chaldean community. One class will focus on preparing for community college, while students in the other class will learn basic language skills to help them enter the workforce. The college district’s continuing education program developed the classes as a start toward addressing a major need for additional English as a second language (ESL) classes for the thousands of Iraqi immigrants who have made their new home in San Diego County.
STUDENT SUCCESS NEWSLETTER: LA SOUTHWEST COLLEGE -2011
This past summer, a group of students from LASC’s Anthropology 102: Human Ways of Life class, facilitated by Dr. Jenks, spent two weeks immersing themselves in Seville, Spain. A former tobacco factory, the University of Seville served as their formal classroom while away from LASC. Living with home-stay families provided the opportunity for both the students and Dr. Jenks to engage with locals as travelers rather than as tourists, and to gain a greater understanding of Andalusian culture. Wandering through Roman ruins and exploring the old Jewish quarter, gaining insight into the history of the Spanish Inquisition, studying the traditional art forms of flamenco dancing and bullfighting, coupled with opportunities for self reflection allowed program participants to become global citizens.
With the increased presence of globalization and its incorporation into societies, cultures are becoming increasingly integrated through vast and expansive networks spanning the globe. Growing econo-mies, new technologies, environmental concerns, languages, political policies, and popular culture intermingle across borders and into the lives of the “other” with in-creasing frequency. Developing global citizens who possess a strong sense of self and global consciousness are now needed to perform in today’s global marketplace, even for those who never leave the borders of their own country. The demand to possess these traits calls for meth-ods in delivering cross-cultural information to current student generations. Access to quality cul-tural exchange and study abroad programming are an effective way to promote global citizenry and a strong sense of self.
Cross-cultural excursions enable individuals to explore multicultural relations, gain experien-tial knowledge of real-world problems, and be provided with the tools to promote civic engagement. Programs such as the LASC Study Abroad in Seville, Spain are important because they provide individuals with the skills to turn positive civic involvement into community action and, in turn, promote social responsibility for global concerns.
The International Student Services Office is currently working with faculty to develop additional education abroad opportunities, so look for more details about these events soon. Please contact Darren Grosch at 323-241-5277 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Submitted by Darren Grosch
LASC Student Rita Wade was one of four LASC students who accompanied Professor Angela Jenks on the first LASC Study Abroad trip to Seville, Spain. Ms. Wade has also participated in other programs offered by Darren Grosch of the International Student Services office, such as the Connect: L.A. program where LASC students visited L.A.’s Chinatown.
Dear Darren Grosch,
Thank you for putting together the programs that have led to marvelous changes within me. Like other students from an economically challenged state, my exposure to other places has been greatly limited. The trip to Chinatown was the starting point that propelled me in the direc-tion of discovering my interest in looking at cultures other than my own; up until then I was some-what ethnocentric. Connect L.A. is a wonderful program that led me to open my mind towards unfamiliar foods, places, and people. I learned that Chinese youth in LA are more alike than different from children in other cultures. Until our visit to Chinatown, I never seriously thought about educational international travel. Now I will shout from the rooftops, “Visit another country!” A new sensitivity towards the right of another person to think the way he/she wants to think was formed.
The experience of international The experience of international travel has forever marked my educational experiences with a profound insight into a new skill set and into myself. It is interesting that on my trip to Spain, my choice of majors was narrowed. This took place by getting a clearer picture of what I like and do not like. An assessment that I have taken many times before, the Myers-Briggs instrument, was instrumental in providing clarity along with observing the residents in Seville. The most impor-tant thing I have learned from my cultural experience is that different does not mean wrong. I be-came aware that, like most people, I judged other cultures by my own values. That has dramati-cally shifted now.
Some have told me that traveling is not part of my education. I vehemently disagree with that opinion. As the world shrinks, it is imperative that students have the opportunity to interact with others in their home culture as well as with those who have immigrated to other lands. I fully ex-pect that there will be a continued unfolding of benefits from these experiences. Because of the Seville, Spain trip, I have a sense of empowerment - I faced my fears of being out of my comfort zone and I won.
I look forward to the next opportunity to visit other areas in California and maybe nationwide that are culturally different from mine, and to experience study abroad again. These opportunities are an essential component of my continuing education.
Thank you again, Rita Wade , Los Angeles, CA
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 email@example.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: http://www.miusa.org/ncde.
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:
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS Eurasian Regional Language Program: Scholarships $ 5,000 - must have two years language training. www.americancouncils.org
National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Scholarship and Fellowship: Scholarships ranging from $ 20,000 - $ 30,000 www.iie.org/nsep
National Geographic Society - Young Explorer Grants: Scholarships from $ 2,000 - $ 5,000 to individuals 18-25 years old to pursue research, conservation, and exploration-related projects consistent with National Geographic’s existing grant programs, including the Committee for Research and Exploration; the Expeditions Council and the Conservation Trust. Rolling deadlines. Link: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/field/grants-programs/yeg-application/
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.
CCIE Supporting Member for 2011 - 2012
As of September 1, CCIE Supporting Members for 2011 - 2012 are: Contra Costa District; Ohlone; San Mateo District; State Center District
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