CCIE Updates: Electronic Newsletter     Vol. 19, no. 3     December 2020
In this issue:

●    DUES for 2020 - 2021
  • #AtGivingTuesday (and beyond)
●    CCIE Institutional Grant Cycles: March 1
●    CCIE-Asia Institute Faculty Grants & Student Scholarships
●    CCIE Education Abroad Working Group: Invitation to Join
●    French Embassy “Community College in France” Programs
●    Study Abroad Association Community College Initiative
●    Study Abroad Association: Global Educational Technology and Supplemental Learning Materials
●    AsiaSociety Internationalizing Curriculum Program
●    New Federal Website to Support Language Learning
●    Forum on Education Abroad Webinar Series
●    Weekly Chats with Program Providers
●    Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Faculty Seminars
●    Diversity Abroad Global Diversity & Inclusion Institutes
●    Fund for Education Abroad Breakout Scholarship for Community College Students
●    Spring 2021 Scholarship Recipient: Lizbeth Luna, Fullerton College
●    Studying Abroad As An Online Student
●    CCIE and CCIS Announce New Collaborative Agreement
●    JCIHE: Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education: Call for articles and peer reviewers

●    AACC and ACCT Joint Statement: 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 

∙    Global Student Mobility (GSM)
●    Shifting focus: Vietnamese students & overseas study destinations
●    FPP EduMedia Opportunities: California Virtual Fair
●    KeyStone Academic Solutions
●    Vietnamese student enrolment in the US holds steady

Please send updates on your college for future CCIE Newsletters
∙    Peralta District International Education Week Summary

    ○    AIFS
    ○    Asia Institute
    ○    CIEE iNext Insurance
    ○    CEA
    ○    CSCC
    ○    Global Student Mobility
    ○    IELTS-USA
●    Update your Colleges’ International Programs on 
●    Upcoming Events & Scholarship Deadline
●    New Grant Opportunities
●    Benefit of Membership
●    Request Donations for The Donald R. Culton Fund for Advancing International Education at Community Colleges
●    List of Colleges Current with their 2018-2019 Dues

CCIE DUES FOR 2020 - 2022
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 listing and Institutional Grants, Faculty Grant, and Student Scholarships.  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.

Make an Impact #GivingTuesday
2020 has been a unique and challenging year for California Community Colleges and the field of International Education. Yet, I see promise for the future as our colleges are re-imaging the promotion and support of international education. 

#GivingTuesday 2020, your donation goes directly to support CCIE projects, such as the institutional grants and student scholarship programs.

Thank you to those who have already given to the campaign. Your generosity is deeply appreciated!

Should you wish to make a contribution, you may send a gift to California Colleges for International Education (CCIE)
To receive information on credit card donations please contact Ava Lee-Pang:
For checks please mail to
Att: Ava Lee-Pang, CCIE Treasurer Assistant, Sr. Supervisor, Business & Administrative Services, College of Alameda, 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway, Alameda, CA.  94501 

CCIE announces the 2020-2021 Institutional Grant competition.  The purpose of the grant 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. CCIE Institutional Grants of up to $ 2,500 each will be competitively awarded to CCIE members current with their dues. 

CCIE-Asia Institute Initiatives
In an effort to support the global competencies and knowledge of California community college students, CCIE and The Asia Institute has been awarding faculty grants of $ 1000 each and student scholarships to develop or augment an education abroad program in Asia.  CCIE hopes to be able to offer these again in early 2021 for Summer 2021 programming.

CCIE - EA Working Group: Invitation to Join
CCIE has creating a Working Group to talk about future prospects for Education Abroad. The group meets monthly and everyone is invited to join. In previous meetings, the following topics were discussed: 
a) virtual internationalizing the curriculum programs
b) virtual guest speakers from international partners
c) virtual internships (paid and voluntary)
d) building assessment for any virtual opportunities offered in the future
e) ‘go/no-go’ planning dates
f) re-opening plans (for whenever it happens)
    g) what new legal issues, health issues, logistics for social distancing, and crisis management are now needed
h) build assessment for any virtual opportunities offered in the Fall and/or Spring
NEXT MEETING: December 10 at 4:00 pm
Please contact Rosalind for the ZOOM invitation

French Embassy “Community College in France” Programs
The French Embassy is offering affordable, high quality academic and professional study abroad opportunities for Community College students. We are very impressed with community colleges’ internationalization efforts and would be delighted to welcome your students in our programs. In 2019, the overall feedback of the students was extremely positive with over 87% of them saying they had an excellent or very good experience. Our aim is to be even better in 2021. The bootcamps will be offered again in 2021.
    The IUT Le Havre will offer a bootcamp on "Female business founders", from May 25th to June 7th.
    The Université Grenoble Alpes will offer a bootcamp on "Mountains in a Changing World", from June 22nd to July 10th.
    ENSAD (Graduate School of Decorative Arts) in Paris will offer a bootcamp on "Sustainable design" from July 6th to 19th.

For the 42 granted students, the program fee is $1000 and airfare is to be covered by participants. For the non-granted students, the fees are $2.400 and airfare: we strongly encourage your students to apply for the grant! More information (programs, provisional schedule and the bootcamps’ description) are available on our website. 
Bootcamp program: Deadline January 15th 2021
1) Student submits an online form here
2) Student sends their transcript to
3) Community College sends a nomination of the student(s) applying through email (to 
If several students of your Community College are applying, you can provide a ranking or a personal recommendation (but not

Study Abroad Association: Global Educational Technology and Supplemental Learning Materials
The Study Abroad Association invites CCIE members to watch their 3-minute promo video to introduce the 360° Global Learning Materials. These materials were developed with the main focus of providing accessibility to all. We wanted to ensure that every student and faculty member can have access to in-depth, interactive, globally infused educational materials no matter the circumstances. These materials 
- Provide faculty and institutions an efficient way to internationalize their curriculum 
- Enhance the learning experience with up-to-date, real-world globally infused content
- Build globally competent students and faculty
- Make international education accessible to all
- Promote and inspire traditional study abroad when time allows
 The digital global learning materials are divided into 2 main categories:
    - International virtual classroom exchanges
    - Seminars from experts in the field in diverse areas of study
    - Hands-on workshops
    - Walking tours
    - Site visits
    - Virtual internships
    - Language exchange
    - Virtual homestay exchanges and much more
    - Interactive 360° Global Learning Materials. (See the unit in Florence)
These self-paced supplemental learning materials are produced in collaboration with educational and governmental institutions across the globe, as well as NGOs, international organizations, small businesses, corporates, and other local projects. The materials are in-depth, globally infused and provide users an enhanced and interactive educational experience, while allowing the exploration of locations around the world and the opportunity to learn from local experts in the field in diverse disciplines. 
There are various levels of subscription to access these virtual learning materials, designed to fit the budget of every institution providing unlimited access and unlimited users for a full calendar year. For information on pricing please contact Leonardo.
For our first year content, we will be featuring 9 countries: Costa Rica, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Greece and India. Each year based on the requests from member institutions we will add new destinations and areas of study. Guest speakers featured in the Interactive 360° Global Learning Materials include: Directors of European Environmentalist Associations; Expert Food & Agriculture Scientists; Local Politicians & Community Leaders; and Editors for Prestigious Publishers.
For information: Leonardo Gubinelli

The Center for Global Education at Asia Society (CGE) is a national non-profit organization that prepares students for work in the global economy. CGE has received funding to assist community college CTE faculty and adjunct faculty with internationalizing their curriculum. This new project will create, pilot, evaluate, and disseminate free online and in-person professional development resources and accompanying tools. It will also create in-person professional development workshops as well as modules and content for students. The Center for Global Education is seeking interested CTE faculty (full-time and adjunct) who would like to be involved in the project through any of the following ways: 

During the last week of October, CGE will virtually convene groups of CTE faculty interested in giving input into draft outlines for the online professional development modules and the student modules. If interested, you would need to review materials in advance and participate in a 60 - 90 minute long virtual roundtable discussion. (About a 2.5 hour time commitment total). Faculty from any of the CTE pathways are welcome to participate, but CGE is especially seeking representation from Architecture, Construction, Education, Health, Human Services, IT, Corrections, and Manufacturing. See all 16 pathways here:

Pilot participants: Finally, CGE is looking for faculty interested in being part of the pilot process to review the professional development modules in August of 2021 or piloting the student module during fall of 2021.

If you are interested in participating in the project in any of these ways, please reach out directly to Heather Singmaster, Director of CTE at the Center for Global Education at

A new website was launched ( to help support the identification of federally funded language programs, Languages.State.Gov.  Included are language programs for individuals and opportunities for U.S. institutions to host a language instructor from overseas and an interactive quiz to help individuals and institutions find a U.S. government language training or study abroad program. 

Weekly Chats with Program Providers
A Provider Collective is hosting weekly chats with program providers to discuss changes in our field due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a Provider Collective, we are finding ways to work together to benefit our community. These are the 11 organizations working collaboratively to host webinars in the coming weeks:  API: Academic Programs International, Academic Solutions, ASA: Academic Studies Abroad, Barcelona SAE, CAPA: The Global Education Network, CET Academic Programs, CIS Abroad, Global Experiences, IAU College, Kaya Responsible Travel and KEI Abroad.  There is no cost to join any of the webinars in this series and all will be held from 1-2 PM EST/ 10-11AM PST.

CAORC is offering Faculty seminars for 2021:

       Myanmar (June 4-21; application deadline, March 9):
        Pakistan (May 31-June 13; application deadline, March 2):
    Mexico: May 23-June 6, 2021; application deadline, February 1, 2021
    Senegal: late May-early June 2021; application deadline, February 1, 2021
    India: late June-early July 2021; application deadline, March 1, 2021

For additional information, contact: 
Glenn J. Corbett, Ph.D., Program Director
202-633-1304 (office)    619-538-7340 (cell)

Diversity Abroad Global Diversity & Inclusion Institutes
Diversity Abroad will host 3 Global Diversity & Inclusion Institutes, virtually, with a specific regional focus in the coming months. These institutes are designed to assist onsite administrators, staff, and faculty in supporting the success of an increasingly diverse U.S. student population studying, interning, or pursuing other global opportunities. The focus is on: 1) Contemporary Diversity & Inclusion Considerations: the US Perspective; 2) Contemporary Diversity & Inclusion Considerations: the "Region-Specific" Perspective; 3) Supporting Program Participants in Navigating Identity-Related Host Country Dynamics; 4) Turning Difficult Dialogues into Learning Opportunities; 5) Personal Narratives: Diversity, Global Learning, and the Participant

Latin America - January 19-21, 2021
Africa - February 2-4, 2021

Learn More:

CCIE and CCIS announce a new collaborative agreement for shared membership.  CCIE member colleges who are current with their dues can participate in CCIS programs.  CCIS members can inform their students about CCIE program that are listed on the CCIE web-site.

The College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS) is a non-profit international education organization located in Washington, DC that facilitates a network of U.S and international colleges and universities dedicated to creating access and opportunity in education abroad. CCIS is a partnership of colleges and universities - two and four year, large and small, public and private, domestic and foreign - encompasses the broad spectrum of international higher education. CCIS was founded over 30 years ago on the values and commitment that all students should have access to and opportunity in education abroad, regardless of background, major, or socio-economic status. CCIS programs are typically 30% less than provider-based programs given the consortium model.

CCIS offers over 100 summer, semeser, intensive language, internship and service programs in 27 countries.  Programs are developed by educators and administered by accredited U.S.institutions. Programs are assessed for academic excellence and overall quality through a review by the CCIS Academic Programs Committee. CCIS also offers  scholarship opportunities for their programs. CCIS sponsors an agreement process that makes it easier to transfer financial aid and academic credits from a U.S accredited institution, offers an education abroad toolkit and customized print materials to highlight specific programs of interest.  CCIS also offers trainings, workshops, and webinars and an annual conference.

As a result of this new partnership, CCIE member institutions are eligible to join CCIS at a discounted affiliate membership rate of $ 300 (as opposed to the regular rate of $ 1,200).

For additional information, please contact Jayme Kreitinger, CCIS Executive Director at

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) received a gift of $12,500 from Sarahann Yeh and John Poor to fund the “Breakout Scholarship for Community College Students,” a scholarship for community college students who have never been abroad. The first-ever funded by a former FEA Scholar and a community college graduate, the scholarship is part of FEA’s “Bringing the World Home” capital campaign.

The named scholarship will fund summer scholarships of up to $2,500, beginning in 2020 and concluding in 2024, connecting deserving community college students with programs that best meet their educational objectives. The first recipient of the Breakout Scholarship is Nicole Banuelos of Skyline College. The summer 2021 application will open on November 16, 2020.

FEA Alumna Sarahann Yeh, who serves as a Foreign Service Officer at the U.S. Department of State, studied in China through an FEA scholarship in 2014. Her partner, John Poor, a GED-recipient and graduate of Whatcom Community College, currently works in supply chain management. “I would not be where I am today without FEA. My FEA scholarship not only enabled me to spend one life-changing semester in China, but it gave me the confidence to look beyond my community and see how I could make a global impact,” said Sarahann. “I am so grateful for the opportunity FEA provided, and I want others to have access to similar experiences.” “Coming from poverty, community college was the first place where someone told me I could be more,” said John. “Considering both of our experiences, we decided to jointly fund a scholarship through FEA to help students with similar educational backgrounds and interests reach their full potential.”

Fund for Education Abroad Spring 2021 Scholarship Recipient
Lizbeth Luna
Breakout Scholarship for Community College Students
Fullerton College

Maryville University Online has created a new college guide, Studying Abroad As An Online Student.  This guide provides information that online students can use to study productively and safely abroad. Studying abroad in college is becoming increasingly popular, and while students have different considerations and concerns to address beforehand, many may not realize that they have the option to study abroad online as well.  We created this guide to help students find the information they need and to make the best decision possible for themselves. For your consideration, the guide can be found here: 
For additional information, contact Robert Wilkins, Outreach Coordinator, Maryville University Online 

Freeman-ASIA Awards for Undergraduate Study in East and Southeast Asia 
    Summer: Due March 14    Fall / Academic Year: Due April 18
    Freeman-ASIA offers scholarships of up to $7,000

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

The white 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. 


GSM announces a 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  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 information on past roadshows videos contact:

World Education Services New Research Report, Improving the International Student Experience: Implications for Recruitment and Support.
International students often face unique challenges to success while studying in the United States. Understanding those challenges and helping international students overcome them is key for higher education institutions that want to recruit and retain top international students. This report examines international students’ experiences, satisfaction, and expectations in U.S. colleges and universities. The research shows:
1) The greatest area of dissatisfaction is career services (66% overall satisfaction rate), especially when it comes to assistance in finding employment and internships after graduation (64% overall satisfaction). 
2) Students from the Middle East & North Africa struggle the most with English skills (38%) and are more dissatisfied compared to other international students with the English language courses at their institutions. 
3) International students who are satisfied with their U.S. experience are more likely to recommend their institutions to others. 
Read our latest research report to learn more about the international student experience in the U.S.:

FPP EDU Media is a family owned company from Brazil which was founded 20 years ago in Sao Paulo.  Our organization specializes in assisting education providers with recruiting international students from around the world through our tours, expos, virtual fairs and digital solutions.  This year we have been invited to serve as a sponsor for California Colleges for International Education (CCIE). Through several conversations with Rosalind and members of this consortium, we learned that we may be able to leverage our resources to help your member schools further expand and diversify their international student enrollments. FPP has been hosting High School Tours in Brazil focused solely on Community Colleges.  These target high school graduates who are mostly likely to be interested attending community colleges.  Our leadership team at FPP has come up with some creative solutions to serve the community college during this pandemic.  We are offering virtual recruitment events and even a virtual transfer fair platform.  We know that each fall community colleges host dozens of universities on their campuses for in person transfer fairs.  We happen to have a virtual platform which community colleges could use for free.  This will allow them to host universities and students virtually taking the planning and expense out of the equation.
For registration: Community College Virtual Transfer Fair:
Michael Maine, Regional Director U.S.A.

Since 2002, Keystone Academic Solutions has been providing higher education marketing to over 4200 partner schools across the world. With 420+ websites in 46 languages, we receive over 6 million visitors every month, potential students seeking a study course or program.  Originally known as Masterstudies Marketing Group (MMG), we evolved to become Keystone Academic Solutions in 2015 as a reflection of the expansion of our marketing efforts to cover all areas of higher education. In 2019, Keystone now represents eight individual education brands, including Bachelorstudies and Onlinestudies – with more to come in the near future. Through this expansion, we have a wealth of experience connecting potential students from across the world to our partner schools and universities and have grown to an international team of over 90 employees in Oslo, Norway, representing over 40 nations.  The release of our SmartHub marketing automation software in late 2017, Keystone has moved into a new era within the education industry – creating software and marketing automation solutions. Through our partnerships we have identified a need for software solutions that are built with the education industry in mind, not as an afterthought! Taking the unique challenges of the education industry into account, we have developed a suite of tools designed to make many of the headaches experienced by higher education marketers, administrators and enrollment specialists a thing of the past. 
At Keystone Academic Solutions, we work with over 900 American colleges to help them promote their study programs and attract international students. Over 72 million students use our websites to find a study program each year Your programs visible in 46+ languages – generate qualified student leads Automate Your Student Marketing & Communication with SmartHub Marketing Automation Software
Special Offer Available to CCIE Members: For more information, please email us at, mentioning the “CCIE Membership offer”

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. Finally, we request student profiles and stories about their international literacy growth.  This includes international students, education abroad students, and domestic students who participate in internationalizing curriculum programs.

Peralta District conducted a series of events for International Education Week 2020.
November 16th (12:00pm) Study Abroad Panel -
November 17th (9:30am) Modern World Systems -
November 17th (12:00pm) Peace Corps Panel -
November 18th (3:00pm) SOFTIE Virtual Film Screening -
November 19th (1:00pm) Internationals Got Talent Show -

Also for international education week, FREE 360° Global Learning Materials containing 360° virtual tour links below! – When completed, please fill out the 360° Global Learning Materials survey.
360 Virtual Tour of Rome -
360 Virtual Tour of Florence -

Kaya’s International Education Week Webinar Series: Global Internships in Your Academic Area Taking place November 16-20, 2020 @ 10:00am-10:30 pm PST on the following topics:
        Monday, Nov 16 – Global Studies, International Development & Human Rights
    Tuesday, Nov 17 – Health & Social Sciences Wednesday
        Wednesday, Nov 18 – Business Development, Social Enterprise & Communications
    Thursday, Nov 19 – Environmental Sustainability & Animal Sciences
    Friday, Nov 20 – Education & Social Work

As part of a grant requirement three students created videos on the value of studying abroad and their own experiences in Spain this past summer.  Please enjoy


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 

CCIE Corporate Sponsorship provided by:
    Asia Institute
    CIEE iNext Insurance:
        CONAHEC: Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration: 
CEA Global Education 
    FPP Media
    Global Student Mobility: www.
Thank you!

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.

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: Ava Lee-Pang, CCIE Treasurer Assistant, Sr. Supervisor, Business & Administrative Services, College of Alameda, 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway, Alameda, CA.  94501 

As of November 1, CCIE Supporting Members for 2020-2021 are:
Coast CCD; Mira Costa CCD; Riverside CCD; San Diego CCD; San Francisco; Santa Barbara; Santa Clarita CCD; Shasta-Tehama-Trinity CCD; 
Thank you all for processing your 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.

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