CCIE Updates: Electronic Newsletter     Vol. 19, no. 6     May-June 2021
In this issue:

●    DUES for 2021 - 2022 - PLEASE PAY FOR YOUR DISTRICT!
●    CCIE Institutional Grant 2021-2022 Cycle: DUE Oct. 1
●    College of the Canyons - CCIE Institutional Grant Completion Summary
●    CCIE Education Abroad Working Group: Invitation to Join
●    IIE American Passport Project
●    Postsecondary Leadership Success Program
●    French Embassy “Community College in France” Programs
●    AsiaSociety Internationalizing CTE Curriculum Program
●    Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Faculty Seminars
●    Sprintax online software for nonresident federal tax e-filing and state tax return preparation
●    Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholarship Winners
    ○    Izzy Herrera, Skyline College. Who will study in the United Kingdom
    ○    Lizbeth Luna, Fullerton College. Who will study in Prague
    ○    Sebastian Araujo, Los Angeles Pierce College
    ○    Nicole Banuelos, Skyline College


CCIE DUES FOR 2021 - 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.
In  order for CCIE to continue to offer institutional grants and students scholarships, we need all members to pay their dues.
Thank you for your support

CCIE announces the 2021-2022 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. CCIE Institutional Grants of up to $ 2,500 each will be competitively awarded to CCIE members current with their dues. 

College of the Canyons - CCIE Institutional Grant Completion Summary
COC Global, the College of the Canyons task force addressing Comprehensive Internationalization, was formed in November 2016 as an initiative by the Office of International Services and Programs (ISP). Using the resources of the CCIE grant, the task force has developed international educational experiences that emphasize global awareness, responsibility, and participation. Current programming centered on this year’s International Forum on Youth (IFY), held November 16, 2020 through November 19, 2020, focusing on issues facing today’s youth around the world and zeroing in on the theme of migration. The funding from the CCIE grant enabled the task force to demonstrate the value of this type of international education programming on the COC campus, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and related economic hardship, recent political turmoil, and other challenges. It also allowed the task force to develop content delivery and virtual engagement methods that, through further process improvements, will enhance the effectiveness of such programming in future years. With logistical support from ISP, COC Global organized IFY, a premiere globally- focused event. Event participants included students, staff, faculty, administrators, volunteers, and members of the Santa Clarita Valley and global communities. We are excited about bringing such an amazing event to COC. We have also been able to bring awareness to the COC Global mission and collaborate with other campus departments and organizations. As a task force on campus, COC Global will continue to foster a campus climate characterized by comprehensive internationalization, dialogue, civility, collegiality, and acceptance.
Event Description
One Way Ticket: The African American Experience during the Great Migration, 1915 – 1970: One of IFY’s most prominent presentations was its kickoff lecture, “One Way Ticket: The African American Experience during the Great Migration, 1915 – 1970”, delivered by Dr. Brent Riffel, a member of COC’s History Department. The lecture centered on a discussion of the internal migration of African Americans from the Jim Crow South to the industrial Northern, Midwestern and Western United States, known as the Great Migration. 
Condition #3: The Foundation Environmental System Conditions Underlining the Problem with Rapid Species Migration: That same day, Mr. Tim Honadel, M.S., delivered a lecture called “Condition #3: The Foundation Environmental System Conditions Underlining the Problem with Rapid Species Migration.” This presentation was unique in that it asked the audience to consider the effects of migration through a different lens: that of various non-human species. The key takeaway that Mr. Honadel identified for the audience is the importance of thinking systematically, as this kind of thinking is critical to fully grasping the implications of a complex subject. 
The Importance of the Community College Experience: Interconnectedness Lessons from Opening an American Community College in the Middle East: The final presentation on the first day of IFY was called “The Importance of the Community College Experience: Interconnectedness Lessons from Opening an American Community College in the Middle East”, given by Dr. Reagan Romali, the current Interim Vice President of Administrative Services at Mission College. In delivering this presentation to IFY, Dr. Romali focused on her role in leading the foundation of the first ever community college in the nation of Qatar in 2010.
1945: Letters from Atomic Bomb Survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki: IFY continued the next day with a
presentation entitled “1945: Letters from Atomic Bomb Survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki”, by Haruka 
Sakaguchi, a Japanese American documentary photographer. She recalled studying the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II, framed by her US high school as a “necessary evil”. She challenged the audience at IFY to consider many deep questions, such as “What are the experiences that have shaped you?”
IFY Student Panel: Next, the day’s events continued with one of the highlights of IFY: a student panel discussing the many challenges faced by today’s youth, both in the context of migration and beyond. The panel consisted of six students from all over the world, including Canada, China, Taiwan, the US and Australia. Each student shared unique insights into the myriad challenges facing youth across the globe today.
The Citizen Scholar: How can we ensure our students are prepared for the next Black Swan?: The day was closed out by Dr. James Arvanitakis, the Pro Vice Chancellor and Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at Western Sydney University, who gave a lecture called “The Citizen Scholar: How can we ensure our students are prepared for the next Black Swan?” Dr. Arvanitakis explained that the “Black Swan Theory” holds that a rare event can have a drastic impact on how one sees the world, such as how Europeans had believed all swans were white in color until the 18th century when exploration revealed the existence of black swans.
COVID-19 and International Youth Today: IFY continued the following day with an opening presentation given by Professor Pamela Williams-Paez, a member of the Sociology Department at COC and an expert in subject matters related to race, policing, social deviance and more. Dovetailing on the theme of “migration”, Professor WilliamsPaez focused her lecture on the effects of COVID-19.
The Science of Cancer and Fight Against Disinformation and Myths: The second lecture of the day was delivered by Dr. Kelly Cude, a COC Professor in the Biological Sciences Department and expert on the biology of cancer. Beyond sharing much insight into the basics of cancer and its causes, Dr. Cude’s presentation sought to dispel various myths and disinformation that surround cancer and science in general.
Migrating Youth from China to the United States: Effective Transition Strategies: Dr. Romali returned to deliver the sole lecture on the final day of IFY, entitled “Migrating Youth from China to the United States: Effective Transition Strategies”, discussing her experiences in adopting two young men from China.
IFY Scholarly Panel: Finally, IFY closed with a powerful and insightful scholarly panel composed of the various speakers who had addressed the audience over the course of the series. They spoke at length on the impact of globalization on young people, highlighting the fact that there exists far more opportunities for cross-cultural interaction than before. At the close of the scholarly panel, Dr. Jia-Yi Cheng-Levine, Dean of International Affairs and Global Engagement at COC, delivered short summary remarks noting that as a college that prides itself on innovation and creativity, COC adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic well. She credited in particular the visionary leadership of COC’s Chancellor, Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook, as the key to helping COC continue to excel in its mission of serving students and the Santa Clarita Valley, in addition to providing the inspiration and guidance needed to keep IFY moving forward despite the COVID-19 disruption.
IFY: Participation Summation: IFY was an even bigger success this year than the previous year and plans for a third series of fora in 2021 are already under development. In total, this year’s IFY was viewed by over 1,000 individual participants, more than double the 500 attendees who attended last year.
Video presentations can be found on ISP’s YouTube channel. By recording the presentations and posting on online, we allow access to those who could not attend, make it available for professors to use in future classroom discussions, and showcase what College of the Canyons can offer students.

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  virtual opportunities 
Please contact Rosalind for the ZOOM invitation

IIE American Passport Project
Announcing The IIE American Passport Project
It has long been part of IIE’s mission to increase participation and diversity in study abroad, so that all students can gain the academic and career benefits of international experience. To achieve that, IIE announces the IIE American Passport Project. With the competition launch in 2021, IIE will award funds to U.S.- based IIENetwork member colleges and universities so that they can help their first-year students who are eligible for Pell grants to obtain a US passport. For students of limited means or from underserved communities, studying abroad can require thoughtful, long-term planning. Focusing this program on first-year students gives them time to map out a plan with their advisors to incorporate study abroad into their college career.

Postsecondary Leadership Success Program Fellows 
The Postsecondary Leadership Success Program is a yearlong professional development experience intended to develop the organizational leadership and management skills of postsecondary CTE professionals, with an emphasis on addressing the needs of underserved populations. Fellows who are selected to join this program will build their leadership skills by working as a team with a dedicated mentor, attend monthly webinars with well-known guest speakers, be eligible to earn two semester hours graduate education credit from The Ohio State University, and earn a stipend. The highly diverse cohorts of leaders have received mentoring, trainings, and access to a network of support and expertise to help them be the best leader they strive to be. The application period is open for the third cohort of PLSP Fellows. They are looking for CTE professionals who are responsible for adult students and/or adult postsecondary programs; have two or more years’ experience in leadership and/or administration in a community college, career center, or university offering certificate or associate degree programs or CTE-related organization with regular contact with postsecondary students; and have an interest in addressing the needs of underserved population. 
For information:  Lauren Fillebrown (

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.
As a result of the ongoing pandemic and the uncertainty of international travel, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States have made the decision to offer virtual Bootcamps in 2021. We are proud to offer a high-quality, interactive online experience to your students. 
 The innovative and collaborative online opportunities allow students to still participate in an intercultural experience and broaden their academic perspectives. Students will be able to apply to the below programs, supported by the French Embassy:  
The ENSAD (Higher College of Decorative Arts) will offer an online workshop on sustainable design. Through interviews and a digital workspace, students will create and co-develop a sustainable project for their community. Take a look at their program! (Students can apply between April 1st and 20th). 
Polytech Montpellier offers an online summer school dedicated to the study of Grand Industrial Challenges for students interested in science. With FLOW, students can choose from 3 different tracks and will develop their project management and intercultural skills. (Students can apply ASAP). 
A "Carte blanche" Scholarship: the Cultural Services of the French Embassy puts students in charge! They will be able to choose from a wide range of summer programs organized by French institutions and apply for funding.  
 Bootcamps 2022 – we will confirm the programs in autumn 2021. To get an idea of what they might look like, take a look at the flyer of the Female Business Founders Bootcamp, one of the 4 Bootcamps originally planned in 2021.  
 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:
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

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: 

Center  for  Global Education  at  Asia Society  Seeking  CTE  Leaders Internationalization  of curriculum  helps  community  colleges  meet  their goals  of diversity,  equity,  and inclusion.  It serves  as  the perfect  vehicle  to  create a  culture of  collaborative  learning  that  transcends diversity  and  prepares  students  for  jobs  in  an  economy  that  requires  knowledge  of  global  issues  and  the ability  to  work  with  people  from  diverse  backgrounds. Who We Are The  Center for Global Education  at  Asia Society  (CGE)  is  a non-profit  organization  that  prepares  students for work  in  the  global  economy. What  We  Do CGE  is  to  creating  new  resources  to  assist  community  and  technical college  faculty  with internationalizing  their  curriculum.  This  project  will create  online  professional development  resources for  career  and  technical  education  (CTE)  faculty,  a student  module,  and  an  online  toolkit  of resources  for faculty  and  students.  All  materials  will be  made  available  for free  to  any  community  college  interested  in utilizing  them.   Benefits  to  Community College  Career  and Technical  Education Programs •  Diversity,  Equity  and Inclusion:  Meet  your  DEI  goals  and  recruit diverse students  to  your program. •  Higher Job Placements:  Give students  in-demand  skills  that  employers  are  demanding. •  Professional  Development:  Keep  your  program  on  the  cutting-edge. Get  Involved The Center  for  Global  Education  is  seeking  interested  CTE  faculty  (full-time  and  adjunct)  who  would  like to  be  involved  in  the  pilot  process  to  review  the  module  content  in  August  of  2021.   Time  Commitment There are three  options: 1.     Review the  10  faculty  professional development  modules  (each  is  15-20  minutes  long)  and  fill out a  feedback  survey.  The  time  commitment is  estimated  to  be  between  3.5  to  4.5  hours. 2.     Review  the  one-hour  student  module  and  fill  out  a  feedback  survey.  Time  commitment  is approximately  1.5  hours.   3.     You could  also  review  both  the  student  and  professional  development  modules  for  a  total  time commitment of  approximately  5.5  –  6  hours. Who to  Contact To  indicate  your interest  in  being  involved  in  the  pilot,  please  register using  this  link  by  April 30, 2021:   For  more  information  or if  you  have  questions,  please  reach  out  directly  to  Heather Singmaster,  Director of CTE  at  the  Center  for  Global Education  at  hsingmaster@asiasociety.

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

CAORC is offering Faculty seminars for 2021:
        Development Seminars to India, Mexico, and Senegal: Deadline: August 30, 2021 and seminars will take place in 2022.
For additional information, contact: 
Glenn J. Corbett, Ph.D., Program Director
202-633-1304 (office)    619-538-7340 (cell)

The Fulbright Scholar Program Deadline is September 15, 2021. For more information: 
Contact: Obi Nwanze:

Sprintax offers an online software for nonresident federal tax e-filing and state tax return preparation. Sprintax have outlined some of the core things that you need to know for this tax season and have also provided some useful resources that you can share with your international populations.
Who must file tax forms for 2020 tax season?
If individuals were physically in the U.S. in F or J status as a nonresident for tax purposes anytime between January 1 - December 31 2020, they are obligated to send one form, Form 8843, to the U.S. tax agency IRS (Internal Revenue Service), even if they had no income. For the 2020 tax season, if nonresidents earn over $0 of taxable US source income, they may need to file a federal tax return with the IRS. Depending on their individual circumstances, they may also need to file a state tax return(s). 
Tax Filing Deadline
The US federal tax filing deadline has been extended from April 15th to May 17th 2021. State tax deadlines may differ from state to state.
Resident or Non-Resident for Federal Tax Purposes
Generally, most international students & scholars who are on F, J, M or Q visas are considered non-residents for tax purposes. International undergraduate students on J1 & F1 visas are automatically considered non-resident for their first 5 calendar years in the US, whilst Scholars/Researchers on J visas are automatically considered non-residents for 2 out of the last 6 calendar years in the US. If you've been in the US for longer than the 5 or 2 year periods, the Substantial Presence Test will determine their tax residency.
Sprintax Blogs and Resources
The Sprintax blog is updated very regularly with various tax season hot topics. Below are some useful blog articles
∙    Everything a nonresident in the US needs to know about the second COVID stimulus payment
∙    Nonresident aliens: Your guide to navigating the COVID-19 CARES Act Stimulus Payments
∙    Breaking: Sprintax is Now LIVE For Nonresident Federal E-Filing!
∙    How to apply for your ITIN from outside the US
∙    Making a profit from Robinhood? Here's everything a nonresident needs to know about their trading tax requirements
∙    FICA Tax Explained for Nonresident Aliens

Sprintax is offering a series of free open student and scholar tax webinars this tax season. Please contact the web-site for dates and registration. The informational webinars will cover everything you need to know about nonresident tax from who needs to file for 2020 to the stimulus checks and everything in between! You can access a Sprintax Nonresident Tax Webinar recording here. 

Sprintax have created a $5 Federal discount code for CCIE's international populations. The discount code, S20CCIE5, can be used by nonresidents to provide them with $5 off their Federal return if they wish to use Sprintax to prepare their tax returns. 

For more information on how Sprintax can assist with nonresident tax compliance at your institution, please reach out to If your international students and scholars have nonresident tax queries, they can always reach out to the live chat on the Sprintax system, or the Sprintax student support email 
Anna Fitzpatrick

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) eligibility for officer positions; 
c) inclusion of College in CCIE list-serve and in the Web-site 
d) participate in the annual business meeting; 
e) receipt of CCIE on-line monthly newsletter and access to CCIE Website 
f) eligibility for CCIE faculty and staff grants; h) eligibility for CCIE student scholarships; 
g) access to a collaborative network of community colleges who are devoted to international / intercultural educaton; 
i) access to technical assistance team on global competence and its development on community college campuses; 
 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


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