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					Community Colleges for international Development, inC.                                                            SPRING 2009

  CCID 33rd Annual                                                              Delaware Tech
  Conference: Inspiration                                                       helps Jordan
  Galore in Orlando!                                                            address pressing
  By Andrea Siebenmann, CCID Manager                                            environmental
                                                                                According to the World Bank, more than a billion
                                                                                people lack access to safe water, and more than
                                                                                twice that many are without access to basic
                                                                                sanitation. Jordan is one of the hardest hit nations
                                                                                and ranks as one of the 10 most water-deprived
                                                                                countries in the world, according to the United
                                                                                States Agency for International Development.
                                                                                To help Jordan address this challenge to its
                                                                                future economic growth, Delaware Technical
                                                                                & Community College has been awarded a
                                                                                three-year contract to assist the country with
                                                                                establishing a system to certify and recertify water
                                                                                and wastewater operators. The contract is part of
                                                                                a program led by Chemonics International and
                                                                                funded by USAID.

                                                                                Since the mid-1980s, Delaware Tech has been
                                                                                working with the state of Delaware to certify waste-
                                                                                water operators to help its municipalities and in-
                                                                                dustrial corporations achieve compliance with the
                                                                                Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act. The

                                                                                                                      (Continued page 4)
 To be inspired and learn about the multiple facets of global education
 was the theme of the CCID Annual Conference at the Rosen Centre Hotel,         Delaware Tech’s Jerry Williams conducts water and
 Orlando, attended by over 320 attendees who kept the meeting rooms and         wastewater policy training for Jordanian officials in November.
 halls buzzing until the very last presentation on March 3, 2009.

 In 2008 we mentioned that our conference in Long Beach set a higher
 benchmark – and did we ever pass it! But without the assistance, dedication
 and contributions from many, including the presenters and participants
 themselves, the success of our event would not have been possible.

 Pre-conference workshops covered a variety of topics. The annual
 International Membership Forum focused on CCID’s goal for globally
 positioning the organization, and removing communication barriers across
 national boundaries. AACC’s Judy Irwin teamed up with Nichole Johnson
 (Director of Regional Centers from EducationUSA) and Vilma Tafawa
 (Executive Director of International Center at Bunker Hill CC) to talk about
 international student recruitment issues. And yet another group of mostly
 international guests participated in an unusual workshop - a guided tour
 and visit at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, arranged by
 faculty from Brevard Community College.
                                                           (Continued page 3)
                                          Dr. Michael Hatton
                                          awarded Kubsch
                                          Presented annually in honor of Dr. Werner Kubsch
                                          to a community college educator who has made
                                          a significant contribution to global education,
                                          the award recipient this year, by peer selec-

                                          tion, is Dr. Michael Hatton of Humber Institute,
                                          Toronto. He has been Humber’s representa-
                                          tive to CCID since 1991, and during that pe-
                                          riod has held a number of different roles, but
                                          has always held a key college responsibility in
        executive Committee
                                          international education.
                                          Dr. Hatton has developed a variety of programs           Dr. Hatton receives the Kubsch award
          Dr. mary rittling                                                                             from CCID President John Halder
                                          and initiatives specific to internationalizing the
 Davidson County Community College
                                          institution. For example, he was the architect
                                          of Humber’s International Project Management
              Chair elect
                                          Program, an award-winning post-graduate certificate that has to date placed hun-
            Dr. patricia Keir
                                          dreds of interns and graduates in more than 40 countries around the globe.
eastern iowa Community College District
                                          Michael has also been the chief author and implementer for numerous develop-
           past Chairperson
                                          ment projects led by Humber and various other college consortia of which Hum-
         Dr. gwen stephenson
                                          ber has been a member. This includes a five-year project in south India providing
   Hillsborough Community College
                                          strategic planning expertise to 13 polytechnics; two, four-year projects in Bangla-
                                          desh focusing on business development; a four-year program in Zimbabwe de-
                                          signed to re-develop business curricula in a local polytechnic; a five-year program
        Dr. valeriana moeller
                                          in Tanzania working with a local polytechnic to develop a practical approach for
  Columbus state Community College
                                          building a successful microfinance program; and a three-year program for civil
                                          service training in Bhutan.
          Dr. mick starcevich
                                          Canada’s major funding agency for international development – the Canadian In-
     Kirkwood Community College
                                          ternational Development Agency or CIDA – has also relied on Dr. Hatton’s exper-
                                          tise on many occasions over the past few decades. He has, for CIDA, created the
     president/executive Director
                                          framework for major development initiatives in Indonesia and Vietnam; evaluated,
            John Halder
                                          written and published a widely distributed analysis of sustainable, community-
                                          based tourism sites in Asia; evaluated large multi-year development projects in
                                          the Philippines and southern Africa; and edited a text on a regional analysis of
             published by
                                          lifelong learning in the Asia Pacific.
       Daytona state College
            p.o. Box 2811
                                          Most recently, Dr. Hatton has worked with the Province of Ontario to launch a
 1200 W. international speedway Blvd.
                                          study-abroad scholarship program where in less than three years more than 280
   Daytona Beach, fl 32120-2811
                                          college students have received $700,000 in scholarships. This program will be
                                          useful to support the new study-abroad linkages that Dr. Hatton has developed
          executive offices
                                          between Humber and Kansai Gaida University in Japan, Myongyi University in
       6301 Kirkwood Blvd. sW
                                          Korea, Stuttgart University in Germany, IMC Fachhochschule Krems in Austria and
      Cedar rapids, iowa 52406
                                          Glamorgan University in Wales.
     Phone: (319) 398-5653/1257
                                          A key achievement for Dr. Hatton has been the development and expansion of
         Fax: (319) 398-7113
                                          Humber’s linkage with Ningbo University in China. Now in its 12th year, this linkage
                                          brings anywhere from 80 to 160 students each year to complete their advanced
     Web site:
                                          diploma in Toronto, following which most go on to complete further education in
                                          Canada, the U.S., England and Australia.

                                          The article, “Freedom, democracy and personal responsibility at Hillsbor-
                                          ough Community College,” by Stephen Church, which appeared in the
                                          Spring 2009 edition of this newsletter, incorrectly identified CCI student Amir
                                          Khan as hailing from Egypt. Mr. Kahn’s home is, in fact, Pakistan.

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CCID Conference (cont.)
One of the conference highlights was the opening of a new              Thomas, a long-term U.S. Foreign Service officer, did not stop
student presentation track. Seven students from area colleges          at challenging us with current world issues. She suggested
presented on their study abroad and international student              preparing a better generation of lay ambassadors working in
experiences. This new track was appropriately launched by              many different roles and at the same time promoting world
fellow students on Sunday evening when a mixed student choir           peace and understanding.
and band from Hinds Community College, MS, and Bridgewater
College in the UK sang and danced for us during the banquet            A Monday afternoon plenary featuring Father Jack Davis
reception. The music course is a joint curriculum exchange             provided us with genuine insights into life in Peru. After
project between the two institutions.                                  dedicating more than 30 years of his life there, his stories of
                                                                       the people, their struggles, and the way others have assisted
Another highlight of the conference program was the Sunday             his Mission in Chimbote was eye opening. A Service Learning
keynote speaker, Mr. Harris Rosen, COO and owner of Rosen              Program for CCID college students in Chimbote is being
Hotels and Resorts. His unassuming and down–to-earth                   developed with him .
demeanor was as refreshing as his life story that he shared.
Mr. Rosen captivated the audience not only by how he grew              The conference closing plenary on Tuesday featured four
up and developed his business, but also by his philanthropic           panelists, science and space program experts, who explained
endeavors in supporting education at all levels. One of                why it is critical today for our institutions to prepare students
Orlando’s neighborhoods has felt the positive impact of his care       well-grounded in hard sciences. The presentation inspired
and vision. The applause from the audience at the end of his           discussions which carried well into the hallways.
speech reflected everyone’s agreement with his philosophy.
                                                                       We hope to see everyone at the annual conference in Woodlands,
Former US Ambassador Elam-Thomas keynoted the conference               TX, in 2010, sponsored by Lonestar College District – please
proceedings on Monday morning by pointing to the need for              mark your calendars for February 20 -23, 2010!
students and teachers to better understand the world. Elam-

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Delaware helps Jordan (cont.)
Environmental Training Center in Georgetown, Delaware, opened                Now, building on its prior success, the College is assisting Jordan
in 1994 with full certification courses for water and wastewater             in the development of water/waste water certifications, regulations
operators and on-site technicians. Since then, Delaware’s plants             and policy by helping officials build collaboration among stake-
have dramatically improved compliance with environmental regu-               holders in government, private industry and academia -- a strat-
lation, and state and federal officials attribute much of this suc-          egy that was key to the success of the training programs in Dela-
cess to Delaware Tech’s training programs.                                   ware. Late in 2008, Jerry Williams, ETC chair, and Delaware Tech
                                                                             Project Manager Carla Stone, flew to Jordan where they helped
The College soon began sharing its expertise with nations abroad.            stakeholders select a model and draft policies for certification and
According to College President Dr. Orlando J. George, Jr., “Dela-            training of water and wastewater operators. In February 2009,
ware Tech’s Environmental Training Center has trained water and              Williams and ETC instructor Stephen Rohm began helping the Jor-
wastewater operators to do their jobs and do them well. We want-             danians adapt the Delaware Tech operator certification curriculum
ed to share the technology and best practices that we had learned            for use in their country. In the fall, senior Jordanian representatives
with our colleagues to assist them in their efforts to improve their         from government, industry and academia are expected to come
water treatment infrastructure.” And so from 2003 to 2005, using             to Delaware Tech for intensive training. “This is another exciting
the College’s own training center as a model, Delaware Tech aided            opportunity for us not only to share our expertise but to learn from
Bulgaria in establishing a wastewater training center.                       our colleagues and most importantly strengthen our relationships
                                                                             abroad,” George said.

Forty-four graduate from
Shoreline HTC program
It wasn’t a vacation, although it may have felt like one on occasion
to the 44 students who graduated from Shoreline Community
College’s HTC (Hospitality and Tourism College) Program on Jan.
30. Over the last 10 months, the students who left Japan last April
to improve their English language skills, investigate career options
and explore American culture, enjoyed field trips to numerous
museums, beautiful sites such as Mt. Rainier and a professional
gospel performance.
                                                                             “The program is very much project-based,” Zwingli said. He
“The trips provided real-life experiences for the students to                and the other ESL instructors make sure all students experience
explore the history, sports, nature and cultural variety of the state        how to give formal presentations, complete research, give
of Washington,” said International Programs Special Programs                 drama performances, participate in debates and participate in
Manager Bob Zwingli, the ESL coordinator and an instructor for               simulations. Some students complete internships in local hotels
HTC.                                                                         such as the Westin, Renaissance Madison, Hilton and Pacific
                                                                             Plaza. Others intern in sales positions at places like the Mariners
The students were here thanks to a partnership between SCC and               Team Stores and Tillicum Village on Blake Island. Some spend
TRAJAL, the largest hospitality industry training school in Japan.           part of their 10 months doing longer internships in Las Vegas and
The program prepares students to work in hotels, restaurants,                Hawaii.
theme parks and the bridal industry. In addition to improving
their English skills, these students were also here to learn about           HTC students have countless opportunities to participate in
American culture and history and to prepare for their future                 campus and educational activities. Some volunteer at the Parent/
careers.                                                                     Child Center, or as teacher’s aides in Japanese classes, and
                                                                             some join music groups, clubs, sports teams and academic ESL
“The program has been at Shoreline for years and provides                    classes.
great learning opportunities for both the Japanese students and
the American students,” says Executive Director of International             At the end of the 10 months, HTC students take the TOEIC (Test
Programs Thalia Saplad.                                                      of English for International Communication) exam – and according
                                                                             to Zwingli, “many nearly double the baseline score they had when
The TRAJAL students spend half the day in the ESL classroom                  they first arrived.”
where they focus on speaking and listening skills. The rest of their
day is spent learning about American history and culture, career             More than 1,200 Japanese students have studied ESL and US
options and preparing for exams.                                             culture at SCC since 1993.

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Promoting the teaching of global
peacebuilding at community colleges
By David J. Smith, United States Institute of Peace

Founded by Congress in 1984, the United States Institute                    CCID Web site is a paper titled “Teaching About Contemporary
of Peace (USIP) focuses on supporting peacebuilding and                     Conflict in Community Colleges: The Child Soldier Crisis” which
international conflict resolution efforts around the globe. USIP’s          discusses not only the nature of the crisis and efforts at solving
efforts are felt primarily in places where intractable and violent          it, but strategies that faculty can use to integrate teaching about
conflict is endemic. Through training and education efforts, as             the issue in their class. Teaching about the child soldier issue –
well as research and publishing, practitioners have depended                an inherently multidisciplinary and multifaceted topic – is ideally
on the Institute to support strategies to end conflict. For the past        suited for bringing global content into the classroom. The nature
25 years, non-governmental organizations and other entities                 of the problem has dimensions that cover all disciplines from
working “on the ground” have looked to USIP to fund and support             the sciences and humanities, to business and career areas. In
creative efforts at promoting peace.                                        particular, teaching about the issue permits a community college
                                                                            faculty member, especially one teaching in a vocational field such
USIP also works in the U.S. to promote the teaching and learning of         as nursing or law enforcement, to present to their students ways
global peacebuilding. This work crosses all educational sectors.            in which they can direct students into international careers.
In high schools, the Institute has for over 22 years sponsored the
National Peace Essay Contest, which permits students to engage              USIP will continue in its next 25 years to work with community
in critical questions of international conflict. In higher education,       colleges in order to further the work of international education
the Institute has sponsored faculty seminars, student simulations           and raise global competency levels.         One outcome of the
and consulting efforts to build capacity to teach about peace.              Institute’s efforts has been the dramatic increase in programs
                                                                            at the community college level that focus on peace and conflict
A particular focus of my work has been in America’s community               issues. In 2005, only a handful of programs existed that had as a
colleges. As a former community college professor (Harford                  primary focus teaching peace and conflict issues, today there are
Community College [MD], 1992-2005) I am keenly aware of                     nearly 30 programs in community colleges designed to promote
the importance of supporting faculty in two-year colleges in                peacebuilding issues and career paths. Much of this increase
building capacity to teach about global issues, particularly those          has come about as a result of the Institute’s annual seminar held
centering on issues of war and peace. I am convinced that if we             in Washington, DC in early June for community colleges.
are to promote a culture of peace and create the next generation
of peacebuilders, we must engage students in America’s 1,200                To find out more about the U.S. Institute of Peace, including the
community colleges.                                                         building of our National Headquarters and Public Education
                                                                            Center, go to
I spend much of my time speaking to community college audiences
around the U.S. Since joining USIP in 2005, I have visited nearly
30 community colleges in 21 states, and worked with nearly 100              David J. Smith, a senior program officer in the Institute’s Education
community colleges. I often speak on issues of civil society,               and Training Center/Domestic Programs, can be reached at
promoting peacebuilding in youth, and the international crisis in  and 202/429-4709.
the use of child soldiers. This last topic in particular is appealing
to students because of the interest that young people have in
learning about their peers around the world. Posted on the

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Joliet faculty broaden their
perspectives in China
When describing his recent trip to China, Dr. Kueiming “Max” Lee            Professor Roxanne Munch, English and World Languages
looked to this ancient proverb: Travel broadens our horizon, far            Department; and Susan Prokopeak, JJC access services librarian—
superior to wide-reading.                                                   attended lectures and visited cultural and historical sites while
                                                                            partnering with instructors from Xi’an University to learn about the
“Or literally,” Lee said, “‘You can know more by traveling thousands        institution’s academic practices and Chinese pedagogy.
of miles than by reading thousands of books.”
                                                                            The group’s general consensus was that the United States is
Lee was one of eight Joliet Junior College employees representing           fortunate to have the resources it does. Susan Prokopeak, JJC
multiple academic departments who traveled to China in October              librarian, said that many Chinese educational resources are
2008—a trip supported by a federal grant from the US Department             scarce. For instance, in the Xi’an library, there was no wireless
of Education—to gather information to help the college continue             network and library patrons had to pay to access some materials.
internationalizing its curricula and to create new world language

The trip was so influential that Lee, a JJC
physics professor, came back and began
reading Fareed Zakaria’s new book, The
Post American World. Lee explained that
the book is not about the decline of America,
but rather about the rise of other countries
like China and India and the formation of
a true global society. Now, he wants his
students to understand this shift and be
prepared to successfully traverse the new
international terrain.

“We need to teach our students how to
think, how to be creative and imaginative,”
Lee said.

Dr. Berta Arias, JJC’s international
education coordinator, wrote the grant and
spearheaded the trip. JJC was one of four
community colleges in the nation to receive                                  JJC international education coordinator Dr. Berta Arias on the Great Wall
the $150,000 grant in 2007.

Arias said the goal of internationalizing curriculum is to bring            “All of it was enormously helpful,” she said. “There isn’t a
perspectives from all over the world into courses so they present           thing I learned that I won’t use in my classroom. It’s all about
a broader spectrum of world viewpoints.                                     perspective.”

“We live in an interconnected world,” she said. “Our curriculum             Prokopeak, who teaches library and tech classes at the college,
needs to reflect that if we want to educate and train the students of       said the photos and experiences she plans to share will supply a
tomorrow. If our instructors have that first-hand experience, it adds       new framework of theories and concepts.
a rich dimension to classroom work.”
                                                                            “[In China], they have different ways of organizing and arranging
Lee and seven other JJC faculty members—Dr. Julie Delfinado,                their materials and different ways of using technology and
English and World Languages Department; Dr. Jim Ethridge,                   infrastructure,” she said. “This gives my students context.”
Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences Department; instructor
Eileen McKee, Veterinary Medical Technology Department; Dr.                 Besides broadening their global perspective in education, the
Fredric Miller, Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences Department;         group learned firsthand some of the ancient country’s paradoxes.

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Joliet faculty in China (cont.)
“[There are] beautiful gardens, exquisite ancient art and                     “On the first day of the spring semester, I told my class that our
architecture, and unforgettable works such as the Great Wall and              outside world is rapidly changing and that we have to compete,”
the terra cotta soldiers of Xi’an alongside incredible crowding, filth,       Lee said.
and pollution,” said Roxanne Munch, chair of the college’s English
and World Languages Department.                                               Through the support of the grant, course content areas that have
                                                                              been internationalized are art history, biology, English, horticulture,
Munch’s colleague, Dr. Julie Delfinado, said the disparities she              literature, physics and veterinary science. The new 14 courses
encountered tested her existing ideas.                                        that now have an international component focusing on Africa,
                                                                              Southeast Asia and Asia add to the already long list of courses
“I pay attention to the details that challenge my perspective.                that have been internationalized across the curriculum over the
There’s nothing like experiencing the energy of a place firsthand,”           last 20 years.
she said.
                                                                              “At the federal level there is incredible support for this,” Arias said.
Despite the uber-modern skylines of Shanghai and Beijing,                     “They see the value in it. China is a major power and an emerging
Delfinado noticed that the interiors of many of the buildings were            economic force. You understand something differently when you
bare and antiquated.                                                          experience it viscerally—it becomes authentic.”

“It made me wonder if the stories presented by the media are true,”           Munch, who has spoken about the trip to students in her technical
she said. “China didn’t seem like an emerging global superpower               writing class, said she will continue to refine her teaching of non-
that could represent an economic or political threat. You wonder              Western literature.
how the aging infrastructure handles this amount of people.”
                                                                              “I think that we all acquired a deeper level of global awareness
For Lee, that question was answered while reading Zakaria’s book.             and it will have its influence on all of us,” she said. I pay much
Like Delfinado, he saw great disparity. But through his readings,             more attention to news about China now, and I feel like I can speak
he now believes the country is in flux and is beginning to invest             from experience a bit when I’m teaching the literature.”
more in its educational system. Because of that, Lee said that his
approach to teaching has changed.

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Disaster leads to relationships that may
help win war against gangs and drug lords
throughout the Americas
Sometimes the worst disasters can lead to unintended positive                 Kuttler invited Galileo leaders to attend a session at SPC put on by
outcomes. So it was with Hurricane Stan, a 2005 storm that only               Apple Computer. The session involved Apple’s new iPod product
reached hurricane status for a brief time, but which resulted in 600          as well as a peek into the future of educational technology.
confirmed deaths.
                                                                              “That visit led both institutions to a much-enriched partnership that
Stan brought severe mudslides and flooding, and hundreds of                   exists to this day,” Kuttler said. “One benefit involves attempting to
Guatemalans have never been found. The real death toll probably               deal with the criminal gangs that operate in both countries.”
exceeds 2,000 people, according to most official estimates.
                                                                              The ambassador’s office encouraged SPC to put together a
In addition, crop damage, particularly to the coffee crop,                    regional conference on gangs. SPC hired a professional to put
devastated the country’s farmers and the agriculture industries.              together a degree track that will lead to a four-year gang specialty
                                                                              law enforcement degree – perhaps the only such program in the
But Stan led to a number of positive results. Churches and other              world.
groups from the US, Canada, Europe and elsewhere organized
relief missions to help the country recover. One such mission                 A truly gratifying result of SPC’s relationship with Galileo University
included St. Petersburg College President Carl M. Kuttler, Jr.                has been the gift of about 1,000 SPC computers, which are now
                                                                              used by law enforcement officers throughout Guatemala’s 22
Kuttler saw the damage Stan caused as well as other problems                  provinces to link different law enforcement agencies and improve
and circumstances that had little or nothing to do with the storm –           record-keeping and training.
problems associated with poverty, crime and a lack of reasonable
infrastructure.                                                               As a result of all this, other Florida universities and colleges
                                                                              may be able to donate their out-of-service computers to other
US Ambassador to Guatemala James M. Derham invited Kuttler                    Latin American countries. Together, the dream of helping law
and other college and university representatives to his residence. At         enforcement agencies throughout the hemisphere successfully
that meeting, St. Petersburg College forged a special relationship            advance the war against gangs and drug lords may be realized.
with Galileo University, a private institution serving more than
25,000 students annually.

 Florida universities and colleges may be able to donate their out-of-service computers to other Latin American countries.

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Host Homes Program celebrates its 20th
year at Moraine Valley Community College
For hundreds of international students, coming to the United States         “One of the more rewarding outcomes of the program has not
for an education is daunting enough, what with learning English,            changed over time. In fact, it has probably gotten better as our
new customs and cultural habits. Having a safe place to live and            hosts become accustomed to having students from different
a welcoming host family makes the student’s experience even                 cultures in their homes,” Pearson said. “The program still
more comfortable and worthwhile. That is where Moraine Valley               provides international students and their hosts a time to learn
Community College’s Host Home Program comes into play.                      and share each other’s culture, and promotes understanding of
                                                                            different perspectives and views.”
With hundreds of international students traveling to Palos Hills,
Illinois, to start this past fall school semester, Moraine Valley’s
International Student Affairs Department worked tirelessly to find
homes in the district for 86 students per request, a record number
for the program. This year marks the 20th year of the program, one
of the biggest of its kind at a college, said Diane Viverito, Moraine
Valley director of International Student Affairs.

The Host Home Program began in 1989 when the department
was created. The department was an anomaly for any community
college at that time and helped create a trend for making two-
year colleges attractive to foreign students. Every year as more
students enrolled, more needed homes. Nancy Pearson, student
housing specialist, works with the Host Home Program, which
places students with local community members. By living with a
family, students can learn how to live an American life, improve
their English, build friendships and in turn feel more comfortable
away from home, Pearson said. She has hosted more than 30
international students in her home over the last 20 years. Cecilia
Galvan, international student services specialist, also has been a
host to students from Hong Kong, China, Japan and India since

In the fall semester alone, 317 international students enrolled at
the college, from nearly 50 countries including Nepal, Japan,
Azerbaijan, India, Vietnam, Sweden, Turkey, Cameroon, Brazil,
even Mexico and Canada. For many foreign students, the Host
Home Program provides their main housing as soon as they
arrive in the States. All host families go through a screening and
interviewing process as well as a background check, Viverito said.
Some volunteers have opened their home five, 10 or 20 times.
Service awards are given and some international students provide
musical entertainment.

As the program has developed over the years, more students
and more diverse families have participated. Thanks to an array
                                                                                  Moraine Valley’s international students and their host families gath-
of technology, students are much more aware of the world. They                    ered in spring 2008 for the Host Home Appreciation Dinner.
can share photos of their lives in the US via the Internet, and
sometimes the hosts can talk to the student’s parents in their
native homeland.

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Students learn about moving image techniques
during 2-D animation class offered by GMAI
Twenty students participated in a 2-D Animation Class organized           industry of the Dominican Republic. The Institute seeks to play
by the Global Media Arts Institute, in association with Daytona           a key role in the development of a highly qualified Dominican
State College, that took place Dec. 15–19, 2008, at Fundación             audiovisual industry that significantly contributes to the economic
Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) Headquarters.                   development, competitiveness and modernization of the nation.
Course instruction provided by Daytona State Visual Arts
Professor Bart Christner focused on 2-D animation utilizing               GMAI regularly offers introductory, intermediate and advanced
traditional methods and software applications. Students learned           courses. It also organizes events that promote greater
about the basics of moving images, the creation of storyboards,           understanding of the media arts, such as conferences, screenings
scriptwriting, surface and track lines.                                   and interviews with filmmakers.

GMAI, an initiative of Global Foundation for Democracy and
Development and FUNGLODE, is dedicated to providing
professionals in the television and film industries with
comprehensive instruction in the latest trends in audiovisual
production as part of its overall mission to expand the multimedia

Parkland international students adapt to frigid weather

Parkland College sits in east-central          they all seemed to think they were going           to try skiing, so in February, they packed
Illinois, where the winters can get pretty     to freeze into popsicles before the first          up a Parkland van and headed north to
nasty, so each of this year’s 16 CCI           snow. They went shopping for hats,                 Wisconsin. Everyone had a blast, and no
program students was worried about the         gloves, scarves, insulated underwear,              bones were broken.
approaching winter. It didn’t help that they   winter coats and boots, and look at them
already thought it was “freezing” in early     now! They’ve enjoyed snowball fights,              Perhaps none of them will be sad when
October, but locals kept saying, “It’s only    made snow angels and snow people, and              winter rolls into spring, but they all will have
a little chilly.” Coming from Brazil, South    generally discovered that snow can be              fond memories of trying new activities and
Africa, Egypt, Turkey, and Indonesia,          a lot of fun. They even wanted a chance            surviving an Illinois winter in 2008/2009.

              C o m m u n i t y        C o l l e g e s       f o r        i n t e r n a t i o n a l     D e v e l o p m e n t ,        i n C .

CCI students take a legislative tour
in Washington State
By Raphael Linhares, CCI student, Highline Community College, Des Moines, WA

A group of CCI Students attending Highline Community College                of them shared a little bit of the current situation and how they
had the chance to visit the Washington State capitol of Olympia             are preparing to deal with it. Sen. Karen Keiser also shared her
and learned more about state legislation and its actual problems            concern with health care and how she expects improvements in
due to the economic crisis.                                                 that area with the new government.

During their visit, the students were greeted by several state              Sen. Tracey Eide focused on her career and the steps she followed
legislators, and received brief explanations on what it is like to be a     to reach where she is. She also mentioned her visit to Egypt and
legislator and how they are working to deal with the ever increasing        how much she enjoyed it, much to the delight of the Egyptian
economic crisis. While sharing their day-to-day challenges and              students present there.
duties, some legislators also shared some of their own personal
experiences, how they started their career and what kept them               Other legislators, including Rep. Skip Priest, R-Federal Way,
going.                                                                      explained how the new government decisions are going to impact
                                                                            the current state budget and how difficult it is to make decisions
For the students, it was a unique experience to be able to see              these days.
live what they have been learning in their Freedom, Democracy
and Responsibility classes. With a good understanding of how                Overall, the experience was very enriching and most students
the state legislatures work, and how different the states are, the          felt as if the class lessons were coming to life, especially during
students went prepared to learn more about it.                              challenging periods such as these, it is good to know that there
                                                                            are people working really hard to make things right once more.
Upon arrival, they were all greeted by Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Des             As state Rep. Zack Hudgins, D-Tukwila, said, “You’ve got to be
Moines, followed by Sen. Tracey Eide, D-Federal Way. Both                   hopeful for this job.”

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 CCID Report
           by Michael Abdalah

One of the great opportunities I have had since I came to the
United States was when I was chosen by the Student Senate to
go on a trip to Washington D.C. with Kirkwood’s president, staff
and the Board of Trustees. I was one of six students representing
Kirkwood on this trip. The chosen students were members of the
Kirkwood Student Senate who represent different clubs at the

The main purpose of this trip was to lobby and advocate with
US senators and congressmen for more funding for community
colleges. Kirkwood likes to bring students to represent the
student body. First, we had many meetings with representatives
of some non-governmental organizations who work closely with
                                                                                   Michael Abdalah, center, poses with Kirkwood President Dr. Mick
Kirkwood. I met with Mr. John Sedlins, branch manager for the                   Starcevich, left, and John Sedlins, US Department of State’s head of
Department of State. We also went to Capitol Hill, where we met                     Humphry Fellowships and Global Linkage Education programs.
with Iowa’s senators and congressmen, including Sen. Chuck
Grassley and Congressman David Loebsack, and the staff of
Sen. Thomas Harkin.                                                         of Trustees. One of those times, Congressman Loebsack and his
                                                                            wife joined us. It was a great chance to have different kinds of
In addition, we had many chances to visit some great places. The            conversation with the Board and staff, asking them how they are
best one, in my opinion, was when we went to the Capitol. We                planning for the future of the college, and having some funny
toured the inside the Capitol with a guide who explained to us              talks with them as well.
many things regarding the history of the Capitol. At the end of this
tour we went to the Senate Gallery. We were lucky that we went              We had the chance to do some sightseeing. We took an open-top
while the Senate was discussing the Stimulus Bill. The session              bus tour. I saw almost all of the important places from this bus.
we were attending was the last session; the senators were voting            My advisor took a picture of me when the bus was passing in
for either closing the discussion or not. I am so glad I was in             front of my country embassy, Egypt.
this session to see how the voting system works in Congress,
especially for this very important bill.                                    This trip was one of my highlights in the USA. I enjoyed spending
                                                                            a week with the Board of Trustees and the staff, and I have learned
We had time for entertainment, too. Kirkwood’s president invited            a lot. I will defiantly remember this trip for many years to come.
us many times to have dinner with him, the staff and the Board

      Student Senators with David Loebsack,               In front of the Egyptian                                 With the Student Senate members
United States House of Representatives, Iowa                 embassy during the                                            in front of the White House
                                                                open-top bus tour

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Roane State’s international students take
advantage of ESL classes
HARRIMAN, Tenn. — Roane State Community
College instructor Suzanne Angelini gave
her class a unique assignment: practice a

“Betty Botter bought some butter. “But,” she
said, “the butter’s bitter. …”

First, Angelini’s students tried it in English.
Then, for fun, Angelini asked the students
to share tongue-twisters in their native

Angelini’s students are from countries such
as South Korea, Egypt and Japan. The
English as a Second Language classes that
Angelini teaches are part of the college’s
growing international education efforts.

Thanks to the college’s international education
program, 16 students from countries such
as China, Egypt, Germany, South Korea,
Belgium, France, the Netherlands and
Japan have studied at Roane State during
the 2008-09 academic year. Seven students
came to Roane State through Community
College Initiative for Egypt, eight through              English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor Suzanne Angelini, left, leads an exercise
                                                         on tongue-twisters during one of her classes. Roane State students Saleh Ali Saleh Mo-
Youth for Understanding, and one through                 hamed Ibrahim of Egypt, center, and Asumi Ueta of Japan enjoy the fun lesson.
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for
Young Professionals.
                                                                         need a course to help them become better English speakers,”
Community College Initiative for Egypt is made possible by
                                                                         Angelini said. “Through ESL classes, we can help these students
funding from the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational
                                                                         overcome language barriers that could hinder their academic
and Cultural Affairs through Community Colleges for International
Development. Youth for Understanding and Congress-
Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals are separate
                                                                         For more information about ESL classes, contact Roane State’s
                                                                         Humanities Division at (865) 882-4567.

Many of these students have participated in semester-long, for-
                                                                         Roane State Community College is a two-year college in East
credit ESL classes offered primarily at the college’s Oak Ridge
                                                                         Tennessee providing transfer curricula, career-preparation
                                                                         programs and continuing education. Founded in 1971, the college
                                                                         has campuses in Crossville, Harriman, Huntsville, Jamestown,
The courses are also open to any enrolled Roane State student
                                                                         Knoxville, LaFollette, Lenoir City, Oak Ridge and Wartburg.
who is not a native English speaker.
                                                                         For more information, visit
“More and more people with international backgrounds are
coming to this community, and when they go to college, they may

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Korean teachers
“TEE” off at
Humber College Institute of Technology            around four com-
and Advanced Learning, Toronto, Cana-             ponents: Language
da, recently hosted a group of 30 Korean          Knowledge for ESL
teachers. Part of an initiative by the Kore-      Teachers, Method-
an government to augment the way Eng-             ology, Pedagogical
lish is being taught in the country’s public      Grammar, and the
schools, the teachers were enrolled in an         ESL Classroom. In
eight-week, intensive TESOL (Teaching             addition to learning                                comfort of the Korean language…so that
English for Speakers of Other Languag-            about the latest theories and approaches            when I have to teach some difficult no-
es) certificate program.                          to teaching ESL and becoming familiar               tion or grammar point, I sometimes end
                                                  with the most recent software available for         up choosing the easiest way—to speak
The Korean government is in the midst             practicing CALL (computer-assisted lan-             in Korean. Here, however, my native lan-
of an ambitious five-year plan designed           guage learning), the teachers spent 20              guage wouldn’t work.”
to improve the English language compe-            hours observing and teaching in the Cen-
tency of high school graduates. Known             tre’s English for Academic Purposes pro-            The program also opened doors and
as TEE for “Teaching English in English,”         gram and Summer Language Program.                   created a community of learners. Or
the plan calls for all English classes in                                                             as another teacher put it, “Through the
middle and high schools to be conducted           The teachers found the program a richly             micro-teaching, I couldn’t help but look
solely in English by 2012. Thousands of           rewarding experience in more ways than              up to our Korean teachers for their pas-
teachers are now taking part in specially-        one. As one teacher said, “It was my first          sion, creativity and professionalism. All of
designed professional development pro-            experience teaching English to interna-             them had brilliant ideas and created very
grams at home and abroad.                         tional students, and it was certainly the           useful material, which they were willing to
                                                  newest and most awakening experience                share. If we combine what we learned
Humber’s English Language Centre                  in my life. The fact that I had to teach            from each other, we will definitely make
custom-designed a TESOL certificate               English to non-native speakers made me              our classes more exciting and helpful to
program for the Koreans consisting of             both excited and nervous. In Korea, when            our students in Korea. I am so proud of
190 hours of instruction and structured           I try to teach English in English, I have the       my colleagues.”

                                                  Training women entrepreneurs
                                                  in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is one of the poorest and most         desh Women Chamber of Commerce and                   capacity had fallen into place. With the re-
densely populated countries in the world.         Industry (BWCCI) since 2005. The goal of             quired skills to train women entrepreneurs,
Nonetheless, the country has made consid-         the partnership is to reduce poverty and the         BWCCI launched a Business Support Cen-
erable strides over the last two decades in       vulnerability of women by enabling them to           tre (BSC) on Jan. 22, 2009. The launch was
addressing poverty. Particularly impressive       establish, manage and grow their own busi-           attended by members of the Dhaka press
has been the promotion of private sector de-      nesses. The partnership has pursued this             as well as four representatives of Humber
velopment, especially in terms of providing       goal by building the capacity of BWCCI to            College. The launch was a big success and
greater access to credit for micro- and small     develop trainers, curriculum, and training           provided BWCCI with significant momen-
business entrepreneurs. Yet critical gaps still   materials in order to deliver entrepreneur-          tum for its training activities. BWCCI is now
remain. Women remain largely marginalized         ship training to women wanting to establish          well placed to provide on-going training and
within the private sector. The Bangladeshi        micro-enterprises. The intent is to build this       support to women entrepreneurs. In the long
government has identified the promotion of        training capacity within BWCCI in a manner           term, the training and support offered by
women’s participation within the market as a      that enables it to provide training in a sustain-    BWCCI will help unleash the entrepreneurial
key aspect of poverty alleviation.                able way long after the partnership is over.         potential of Bangladeshi women, generating
                                                                                                       higher income levels and leading to poverty
In this context, Humber College of Toronto,                          the
                                                  By January 2009, 10 various pieces of                reduction.
Canada, has been working with the Bangla-         building BWCCI’s entrepreneurship training

             C o m m u n i t y       C o l l e g e s       f o r       i n t e r n a t i o n a l       D e v e l o p m e n t ,        i n C .

Mentor families offer CCI program
students at Hillsborough a home
away from home
Jodi Haller, Project Coordinator, CCI Programs at Hillsborough Community College

Mentor families are playing a vital role in helping 15 international     Mentors are quick to share the positive impact that this experience
students at Hillsborough Community College’s Ybor Campus                 has on them and their families. In a recent survey one mentor
adjust to life in America. The students, studying toward a one-year      commented, “They have given us greater insight into the interests
certificate in business through the Community College Initiative         and motivation of students from other countries.” Another remarked
Program, have been paired with a family for the duration of their        that the lives and perceptions of the family have been significantly
stay at HCC. Mentor families, which include HCC faculty and staff,       enriched, especially those of the children. “As a result of this great
connect with their students on a regular basis, either in person,        opportunity,” the mentor stated, “our thoughts, beliefs, customs,
over the phone, or by email, and they provide a safe, caring             etc. have been forever changed.”
environment where the students can ask questions and share their
concerns while gaining valuable insight into American culture.           Without our mentor families, the international students’ experiences
                                                                         in the United States and at HCC would not be as rewarding. As
Since the students arrived in August 2008, their mentor families         stated by Dean Jack Evans, “The relationships that have formed
have included them in many fun and exciting activities. Students         have a positive impact on both the mentor families and the
have visited Busch Gardens with their mentor families, they’ve           students, and that impact will be felt well beyond the one year
toured local museums, they’ve spent time at their mentor families’       these students spend at HCC. On behalf of HCC and the Ybor
homes, and they’ve attended a variety of family functions. Several       community, I wish to thank the mentor families for everything they
mentor families have coordinated group activities, taking students       do for our international students.”
to the beach or opening their home to students for Thanksgiving
dinner. Even the students have gotten involved, planning and             The CCI Programs are administered by Community Colleges
hosting an international dinner where they shared dishes from            for International Development (CCID) and funded by the U.S.
their home countries with mentor families, instructors, and HCC          Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
administrators and support staff.                                        (ECA). Gwendolyn W. Stephenson, Ph.D., HCC President, is a past
                                                                         chair of CCID (2006-2008).

             C o m m u n i t y        C o l l e g e s       f o r       i n t e r n a t i o n a l        D e v e l o p m e n t ,         i n C .

Hillsborough joins with Barbados Community
College to address Barbados Fire Service’s
training needs

Hillsborough Community College enjoys a partnership with                     and hands-on application, thus enabling the students to tour
Barbados Community College and the Barbados Fire Service                     various vessels in order to learn the particular characteristics and
to deliver highly specialized fire science technology training in            hazards associated with shipboard fires. In addition to members
Barbados. In the context of this collaborative effort, HCC sends             of the Barbados Fire Service, two students representing the
qualified faculty to Barbados to deliver specialized Fire Fighting           Barbados Coast Guard brought a multi-agency dimension to the
and Protection courses earning BCC credit. The Barbados Fire                 class cohort.
Service identifies qualified trainees and offers appropriate training
facilities. BCC aligns their core curriculum with fire science               Barbados is a Caribbean island-nation approximately 200 square
courses in order to offer firefighters the option of pursuing an             miles in size and with an estimated population of nearly 300,000.
Associate of Applied Science degree. To date, this partnership               The Barbados Fire Service provides fire protection to the entire
has delivered three fire science courses in Barbados with 12                 island, including the Sir Grantley Adams International Airport and
more planned in the next two years.                                          an active seaport. Each year, the Fire Service averages 2,000
                                                                             calls for service from six fire stations, and on an average day,
During the week of Feb. 23-27, 2009, Keith Williams, the current             three cruise ships and many types of cargo ships and other
fire chief of Zephyrhills Fire Rescue, Florida, served as a visiting         vessels, such as fishing trawlers, tugboats, etc., visit Barbados.
HCC instructor to deliver a 40-hour course in Marine Firefighting
for Land-based Firefighters. The course consisted of both lecture

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Koning Willem l College international
student and faculty mobility
Through the Center for International Projects         Two weeks before actually going to Belfast,           life goals and how to achieve them. And you
of Koning Willem l College, the Netherlands,          Lorraine Daisly, Centre Manager for Business          could see their self confidence grow during the
much student and faculty mobility is organized.       IT, scheduled a video conference among her            course of the week, not only did their English
Besides the annual US-the Netherlands faculty         students from the Private Secretary’s Diploma         improve, they also improved their social skills.
exchange program, we organize European-               and the Dutch students. This was the first time       Even the students who were at first a bit shy,
funded mobility programs and also mobility            the students got to see each other and had            now dared to take the initiative and start a con-
programs sponsored by the College. Students           the chance to get acquainted. For Lorraine’s          versation. Lamya wrote in her final report about
go to countries such as Kenya, South Africa,          class it covered the topic of video conferencing      the trip: “I have learned that you have to make
Bolivia, China, Nepal, Canada, the United             and for the Dutch students it was a first test to     contact to come further. It is a new life experi-
States, Equador, Azerbardjan, Aruba, Kosovo           see if they could actually understand their fel-      ence for me.”
and also, of course, within the European Com-         low students from Belfast. It turned out to be a
munity.                                               very good meeting, in which the itinerary was         In conclusion it can be said that the trip was
                                                      finalized and the Dutch students gained con-          absolutely a great success. For Project Man-
But we also organize curriculum-related lan-          fidence that they could understand what was           agement the whole organization of the trip
guage mobility. We want to share with you             being said.                                           was a very useful experience. For English the
the experiences of four students and a faculty                                                              students had to prove that their reading, writ-
member who visited the Belfast Metropolitan           The highlight of the week in Belfast was the          ing, listening and oral skills were sufficient to
College from Jan. 26-30. That in itself is not very   classes at College Square.                            be able to survive in an English speaking en-
special. What made it different was that these        The students were impressed with the way the          vironment. Thanks to our wonderful hosts at
students were actually doing their English exam       subjects were taught. In Holland, students are        the Belfast Metropolitan College who made us
while they were in Belfast.                           often asked to find things out by themselves,         feel welcome and did their utmost to provide a
                                                      and when they have questions they can ask the         worthwhile itinerary that offered us the opportu-
Sharon, Sanne, Nora and Lamya are four stu-           teacher. But during the classes they attended         nity to get into contact with fellow students and
dents from the Netherlands who are in the last        in Belfast, Employability Skills, ICT Skills, Busi-   teachers.
year of their secretarial education. Their English    ness Administration and Audio-Transcription,
teacher, Els Keultjes, decided it would be nice       all teachers gave very clear explanations first,
if she could take the four students abroad for a      then asked the students to do the tasks.              Els Keultjes
week and have them do their English exam in a                                                               Language Academy
real-life situation.                                  “The biggest room in the world is the room            Peter van Amelsfoort
                                                      for improvement,” Aurelia Kelly, the teacher of       Director Center for International Projects
For the students this meant they had fewer Eng-       Employability Skills, told her students in class.     Koning Willem I College, the Netherlands
lish classes but had to organize the trip them-       And improvement is what happened during the
selves as part of their Project Management            course of the week. The girls loved Aurelia’s
class.                                                class, talking about personal development and

CCI programs students at Hillsborough Community
College observe the Presidential Inauguration
At Hillsborough Community College’s Ybor City         them. Among several observations, one of the          noted that in their countries, the public is not
Campus, 15 international students from Brazil,        most noteworthy was the prevalence of Chris-          allowed or invited to inauguration ceremonies
Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, South Africa and          tianity throughout the ceremony. After learning       and the president is sworn in before a select
Turkey gathered to watch the Presidential In-         about the separation of church and state in this      group of officials. Joao Paulo Quege, also from
auguration in January. The students, studying         country, many students were surprised to see          Brazil, brought up another striking difference:
for a certificate in business through the Com-        a Christian prayer and benediction as integral        the length of the American inaugural process.
munity College Initiative (CCI) programs, are         parts of the ceremony. The role of the Bible and      Quege found it interesting that official events
also learning about freedom, democracy and            multiple references to God in the President’s         began days before the actual swearing-in and
personal responsibility during their year in the      inaugural address also caught their attention.        lasted well into the night.
United States through both curricular and ex-         However, Flavio de Lima Queiroz, from Brazil,
tracurricular activities. Their American Govern-      interpreted the President’s remark about the          Reactions from the students ranged from amaz-
ment instructor, Dr. Michael Reichard, asked          United States being “a nation of Christians and       ing to overwhelming and surprising to wonder-
the students to watch the inauguration and            Muslims, Jews and Hindus — and non-believ-            ful. Zeeshan Butt, from Pakistan, summed up
discuss what they found most interesting and          ers” as the President seeking to involve people       the experience stating, “I am convinced that
what they learned about the American political        of all backgrounds in the American political          this is the way a democracy works, where lead-
system. He also asked them to compare and             process.                                              ers are elected without prejudice, racism or
contrast the event with inaugurations in their                                                              color distinction. Hats off for the people of USA
home countries.                                       According to the Brazilian and South African          who gave a unique lesson to the world.”
                                                      students, inauguration ceremonies in their
The students represent a wide range of cul-           countries are also large events open to the pub-      The CCI Programs are administered by Com-
tures and political systems, and experiencing         lic where the president is sworn in and makes         munity Colleges for International Development
an American inauguration from within the Unit-        a speech for all to hear. In contrast, students       and funded by the US Department of State, Bu-
ed States presented a unique opportunity for          from Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan and Turkey            reau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

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Creating opportunities for faculty and
students to study abroad
By Wendi Chen
Minneapolis Community and Technical              pus to interact with Chinese faculty and       lies, which gives the host and the guest
College (MCTC) runs several unique aca-          students any time. This program has ex-        not only opportunities to exchange ideas
demic and cultural exchange programs             isted for three years. Wendi Chen, English     about teaching and learning, but also to
with two Chinese universities. These in-         Instructor and a native from China, has        learn and understand each other’s cul-
volve both faculty and students. As they         led more than seventy people to Jiaxing        tures.
are all short-term programs, they have           University, including some from several
been attractive to faculty and students          other neighboring community colleges.          The third is the exchange program of
alike. One program is the annual faculty         All those who went on the tour agreed          nursing students and faculty between
cultural studies tour for MCTC faculty and       that this was no ordinary tour; it was an      MCTC and Huzhou College in China. For
staff to go to China, one is summer teacher      amazing learning experience because            three years, Jeff Paurus, Nursing Instruc-
training program offered by MCTC for pro-        we were not tourists but respected guests      tor, has led three groups of MCTC nursing
fessors from Jiaxing University in China,        who were invited to hospitals, schools and     students and faculty to Huzhou for a three-
and another is MCTC’s nursing student            even farmers’ homes.                           week summer program, learning Chinese
and faculty exchange program with Hu-                                                           language, calligraphy, Chinese medicinal
zhou College in China.                           Another successful exchange program is         practices, and visiting hospitals and cul-
                                                 summer teacher exchange program of-            tural sites, and most of all, learning about
The faculty/staff cultural studies tour is       fered by MCTC’s Continuing Education           Chinese culture through close contact
offered between the spring and summer            Department to professors from Jiaxing.         with Chinese students and faculty. Each
terms. It is usually seventeen days long.        This is a three-week program, with two         MCTC student is assigned two Chinese
Jiaxing University is our host institution ar-   weeks given to intensive academic and          student partners. Paying only $300 for
ranging all the activities for us. The main      cultural activities in Minnesota, and one      lodging, meals, classes, and sightseeing,
goals of the tour are twofold: to immerse        week to cultural tours of several US cities.   the students get to experience China first
our faculty in the Chinese culture to en-        The program consists of academic or pro-       hand. So far twenty-nine students and
able them to learn about various aspects         fessional training and cultural exploration.   faculty from MCTC have gone to China.
of that culture, and secondly, to gain the       The professional training involves lectures    Seventeen nursing students and instruc-
first-hand experience and understanding          on various topics on effective teaching        tors from Huzhou College have been here
of global education, so that they can bet-       and learning, class discussion, visiting       for a two-week program in the last two fall
ter deliver it to students. The participants     various classes and labs. The cultural ex-     semesters, hosted by MCTC Nursing De-
take part in cultural and educational ac-        ploration takes participants to museums,       partment.
tivities--lectures on history, culture, educa-   the state Capitol, the Minneapolis Public
tion, and various forms of art; well-planned     Library, and other cultural sites, and lets    These types of international exchanges
tours of museums, schools, hospitals, and        them watch Aquatennial Torchlight pa-          has both academic and cultural values.
other cultural and historical sites, as well     rade, listen o music in public parks, and      They have deepened our mutual under-
as an evening party with students, dinner        visit public gardens, and so on. What is       standing and built bridges between two
parties with administrators. As we stay in       unique about this program is the Chinese       very different cultures.
Jiaxing University’s hotel, we are on cam-       professors stay with their US host fami-

Dedication of the Student Success Learning Center
at the BTVI in the Bahamas
                                                 Daytona State College President Dr. Kent       enhance their academic potential. The
                                                 Sharples chats with Bahamas Minister of        parity between industry driven standards
                                                 Education Carl W. Bethel during a recent       and BTVI’s revised curriculum and com-
                                                 dedication of the Bahamas Technical Vo-        petency based programs will be rein-
                                                 cational Institute’s new Student Success       forced through this new technologically
                                                 Learning Center. The center was formerly       advanced learning center. Also pictured
                                                 an old storage building that was remod-        is Daytona State’s Senior Vice President of
                                                 eled and equipped with new hardware            Academic Affairs Dr. Charles Carroll.
                                                 and software that will help BTVI students

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                                   CCID CalEnDar oF EvEnts
                                   Mark your calendars and plan your participation

Plan to attend:
CCID summer Institute, Washington, DC:                                       Presidents’ visit to Egypt (oct. 16-25, 2009)
                                                                             Registration is now open. Please visit our Web site for program
July 18 -20, 2009                                                            details and the draft itinerary:
venue: grand Hyatt Washington Hotel at                                       idents_visits/Egypt2009/index.htm. The goals of this program are
Washington Center (H street nW).                                             multifaceted:
Come and engage in discussions with the Washington-based                     •	 For	 the	 US	 colleges	 that	 are	 hosting	 students	 as	 part	 of	 the	
Government and Non-governmental agencies as they provide                        State Department Awards, this is a way for faculty and admin-
updates on current funding and programming opportunities in                     istrators to learn about the culture from which students come.
global higher education. Various discussion formats will be avail-           •	 The	 program	 will	 provide	 opportunities	 to	 meet	 with	 the	 Ful-
able and college representatives will be involved as well. More                 bright Commission members in Egypt who have responsibility
information and a detailed program to come in Spring 2009.                      for recruiting students.
                                                                             •	 Opportunities	will	be	provided	for	participants	to	further	explain	
CCID troika study abroad Programs in 2009:                                      the nature of the US community college.
                                                                             •	 Opportunities	will	be	provided	to	meet	returned	students	and	to	
                                                                                learn from them of special challenges represented by re-entry.
China’s economic, social and Cultural impact                                 •	 Opportunities	will	be	provided	to	visit	with	US	companies	and	
Due to globalization, China, may 2009                                           the American Chamber of Commerce, to advise on student
                                                                                qualifications and employability.
global Business in the emerging Democracy,                                   •	 To	provide	all	with	an	overview	of	Egyptian	Higher	Education	
ukraine, may 2009                                                            Registration closes on June 15th, 2009, or earlier if we reach pro-
                                                                             gram capacity.
transcultural nursing, ecuador, may and June 2009

environment, tropical and Biological science, Belize,
June 2009                                                                    MarK YoUr CalEnDars!
                                                                             CCID 34th annual Conference
visit the troika Web site at for more
information on individual programs and countries.                            Feb. 20 – 23, 2010

NEW TROIKA PROGRAMS                                                          venue:the Woodlands Waterway marriott Hotel and
We are looking for another college to join the Transcultural Nurs-           Conference Center, Houston, tX
ing program in June (The May group is full). The interested col-
lege could still send faculty with our group traveling June 22 - July        Hosted by: Lone Star College System, Houston, TX
6, 2009. We are also looking for an additional college (preferably
semester-based academic year) to join our planning of the Troika
program to Denmark/ Sweden to be launched in 2010 (Experi-                   More information to arrive on CCID Web site in late spring!
ence Economy).

If your college wishes to submit a new Troika proposal, please
contact Andrea Siebenmann at for more
details on how to initiate a new program or offer an existing one to
the consortium study abroad offering!

Community Colleges for international Development, inC.                     SPRING 2009

                                                 33RD CCID CONFERENCE
                                                 IN ORLANDO

                                                 SPC HELPS POLICE FIGHT
                                                 DRUG LORDS IN LATIN AMERICA

                                                 GLOBAL PEACEBUILDING AT
                                                 COMMUNITy COLLEGES

                                                 DELAWARE TECH AIDS JORDAN
   Joliet Faculty trip                           WITH ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS
   to China

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                                        Community Colleges for international Development
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   Daytona Beach, fl
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