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									Study at a U.S. Community College




    Insert Institution Name, Your Name,
              Title, Department
          Why Study in the U.S.?

• Create Global Awareness
• Learn About Yourself
• Enhance Academic Learning
• Develop Leadership Skills
• Advance Your Career
• Experience Personal Growth
• Learn English
    My Experience in the U.S.
Create several slides here to show your
 time spent in the U.S. about where
 you lived, daily life, culture, what you
 did, and who you met. Insert your own
 pictures.
    My Experience in the U.S.
Create several slides here to show your
 time spent in the U.S. about where
 you lived, daily life, culture, what you
 did, and who you met. Insert your own
 pictures.
     Top 10 Reasons to Study in the U.S.

1.    Studying abroad is a life-altering experience!

2.    A chance to learn about yourself and be
      independent.

3.    Gain perspective on your own country and
      culture.

4.    Learn English in a country where it is spoken.

5.    See the U.S. (or at least a part of it).
       Top 10 Reasons (Continued)
6.    Programs can work with any major.
7.    Looks great on a resume.
8.    Unique academic structures.
9.    Make connections that can last a lifetime.
10.   Travel and study in the U.S. are fun and
      exciting!
Advancing Tolerance and Understanding

         “Clearly, we need to use education to
          advance tolerance and understanding.
          Perhaps more than ever, international
          understanding is essential to world peace
          - understanding between faiths, between
          nations, between cultures. Today, we
          know that just as no nation is immune to
          conflict or suffering, no nation can defend
          itself alone. We need each other - as
          friends, as allies, as partners - in a
          struggle for common values and common
          needs.”
          -Kofi Annan, Former U.N. Secretary-General
             Global Competencies
• Individuals must acquire and demonstrate a number of skills
  or competencies to be able to live and work successfully in a
  global economy and a diverse society of people from
  different backgrounds, cultures and countries.
• These skills are characterized as global competencies.
Impact on Personal Growth for
those Who have Studied Abroad

  98% feel that study abroad made them more
   mature.
  96% feel that study abroad increased their self
   confidence.
  89% feel they were better able to tolerate ambiguity.
 http://www.yearofstudyabroad.org
       Preparing For Your Future

“In the 21st Century, there will be only two kinds of
  people: Those who think globally and those who
                              are looking for work.”
                                     Peter F. Drucker,
                 Writer, Management Consultant and
                                            Professor
             Community College
        Study Opportunities in the U.S.
They exist in the form of short-term summer, winter/spring
  break, and semester-length courses that concentrate on
  English instruction, as well as instruction in the
  humanities, arts, social sciences, natural history, and
  occupational fields. Most academic courses in the U.S.
  are acceptable for graduation and transfer credit.
   Study in the U.S. After Transfer
• Students coming from community colleges are able to
  transfer in the U.S. to a 4-year institution
• Recent research on community college transfer
  performance shows that transfer students typically are
  academically well focused and high achievers while on
  programs abroad (University of California EAP
  program, www.eap.ucop.edu)
      Transfer Students say….
“Add a testimonial here about what
 other community college
 students have said including their
 picture…”
    The Future of Community Colleges
       and International Education
• Community colleges have made their mark on
    "traditional" international education, and that
        impact has been deep in recent years.
 • Community colleges represent a growth area
   in international education, and there is a huge
      potential for growth in the future. The role
   which community colleges will play in shaping
      international education and trends in U.S.
       higher education will be an exciting one.

  From The Impact of Community Colleges on International Education,
    Institute for International Education (IIE) Open Doors Report 2003
Why I Studied In the U.S.

Now that students have heard various reasons to
study in the U.S., you can help to inspire them and
personalize your presentation by telling them what
motivated you to study in the U.S. You may offer a
unique perspective, or what ultimately made you
study abroad might be what a student needs to hear
to decide to study in the U.S. themselves.
            Room and Board
• Living arrangements vary from one location to
  another. Possibilities include university residence
  halls, staying with a host family in a private home,
  sharing an apartment, and boarding houses.
• In some cases you will have a meal plan similar to
  those at your home institution. In other cases, you
  or your host family will be responsible for providing
  meals.
                  Coursework
• Degree programs in the United States
  offer a wide variety of courses at top
  quality institutions.
• Depending on the program chosen, it is
  likely that there will be courses available in
  any major or minor, or courses which
  apply toward completion of elective or
  General Education requirements.
        Changing Perspectives

“It boils down to changing your perspective in
hopes of expanding your mind. Luckily for me, I
was used to changing my perspective like I
changed schools. In this sense transfer students
are well suited to study in other countries.”

Danielle Foster, UC San Diego
University of Bristol, 1997-98
Transfer student, Grossmont Community College
UC Education Abroad website, www.eap.ucop.edu
Where Can You Go?
     Destinations for Study in the U.S.

Over three thousand square miles, the vast size of the
     United States offers international students many
    different options for locations to study in the U.S.
The United States has both urban destinations in major
    cities, such as New York City or Los Angeles, but
  also rural country side for a less fast paced life, such
           as the Mid West and Southern states.
North East
South
Mid West
West Coast
There is a big world
in the United States

 Who do I know of who is from the
             USA?




              ?
              Musicians




         Kanye West:                     John Mayer:
Rapper-Songwriter-Producer      Musician and Songwriter who
 who was born in Atlanta but    was born in Connecticut and
raised in south side Chicago.    attended Berklee School of
   He was named in 2005          Music in Boston, MA. John
 Time’s ‘One Hundred Most       won the Grammy in 2007 for
   Influential People in the       Best Pop Vocal Album.
            World.’
                           Athletes
LeBron James is a 24-year-old
basketball player for the Cleveland
Cavaliers. In 2003 he won NBA-
Rookie of the Year award and later
played on the United State’s national
men’s basketball team for the 2008
Olympics, winning a Gold Medal.




                                         Venus Williams is a three time
                                        Olympic Gold Medal winner and
                                        ranked 6th in the world for her tennis
                                        abilities. Born in California, Venus
                                        and her little sister, Serena practiced
                                        tennis and later both became world
                                        famous athletes.
                    Actors
Angelina Jolie, born in
Los Angeles, is famous
actress and a Goodwill
Ambassador for the UN
Refugee Agency.




                             George Clooney, actor,
                             producer, and director, is
                             famous for his blockbuster
                             roles and activism for
                             humanitarian aid in Darfur.
      Getting Started

 Start planning now! Applications for
programs are generally due well in
advance. Start by researching the options
available by researching different schools
on the internet and speaking with academic
program advisors.
            I Studied In…
There is a big world of community college
possibilities in the U.S. However, certain
locations come to mind more than others. Tell
students about your experience in the U.S.,
and explain your motivation for going there to
help them better choose a location to study
abroad.
  International Student Programs at
         Add Your Institution
Here you can add information about the
 International Student opportunities offered
 by your community college. Be creative!
 Add pictures taken by students on the
 programs, student testimonials, and any
 special information that would be helpful to
 share with students in order to encourage
 them to participate.
    How I Found My Community
        College in the U.S.
Students will be interested to hear what
techniques worked for you when you were in
the preliminary stages of studying abroad. By
offering your experience on this matter,
students may be more likely to use your tools
for finding a program.

To find out how you can study in the U.S., please
  contact:

•   Name of Your Institution
•   Office of Study Abroad
•   Location
•   Contact Information
  Tools for Finding a Program

• Home Campus Resource Center: The best place
  to look for a school/study abroad program is your
  home campus study abroad office (where
  available). The staff can help you through the
  process of finding a program, applying,
  participating, and returning home.

• Websites: List some websites here about how to
  find community colleges in the U.S. such as
  http://www.utexas.edu/world/comcol/state/
      Leading Community Colleges by
      Number of International Students

1. Houston Community College System, TX with
  4,241 international students
2. Santa Monica Community College, CA with 3,124
  international students
3. De Anza College, CA with 2,394
4. Montgomery College, MD with 1,994 international
  students
5. North Harris Montgomery College, TX with 1,884
  international students
      Leading Community College by
     Number of International Students
6. CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community
   College, NY with 1,602 international students
7. North Virginia Community College, VA with
   1,500 international students
8. Miami-Dade College, FL with 1,227
   international students
9. Diablo Valley College, CA with 1,207
   international student
10. Nassau Community College, NY with 1,171
   international students
        Funding Your U.S. Study

• Financial Aid
  • At many institutions, financial aid
    transfers to Study Abroad Programs
• Scholarships
Search for and list scholarships available for international students

• Advance Planning and Budgeting
     Funding Your U.S. Study

• The cost of living in the U.S. is less than in
  the some countries.
• Not all schools cost the same - shop
  around.
• Depending on the duration of your studies,
  the flight there can be a significant portion
  of the expenses. Student tickets purchased
  well in advance tend to be cheaper.
    Reasons For Students From Diverse
      Backgrounds to Study Abroad
•   See the world and broaden your experience
•   Gain a new perspective on your own country
•   Explore your heritage
•   Gain new insights and outlooks through new
    relationships
 Reasons For Students From Diverse
Backgrounds to Study Abroad (cont’d)
•   Fight stereotypes by educating others
•   Dispel your own stereotypes
•   Take control of your future
•   See what influenced great leaders
         Questions???

Offer to answer any questions the audience
might have on what studying and daily life is
like in the U.S., or how if feels to be a
foreigner during college, or how if feels to
return home to your native country etc. You
will want to come prepared to answer
questions so consider these issues in
advance and how you may want to respond
to these concerns.

								
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