CCID is a global network of community, technical, and vocational institutions dedicated to creating globally engaged learning environments.

Members engage within the network to improve practices, participate in learning communities, and collaborate to advance global opportunities at the college level. 

CCID's Framework for Comprehensive Internationalization (FCI 1.5) is here!

A task force of CCID members and partners were deeply involved in the revisions. Some highlights include:

  • Clarified & simplified language for consistency

  • Reduced number of indicators

  • Updated study abroad indicators to reflect changing terminology in the field

  • Added "Don't Know" response option

CCID also provides services that include a Framework-based online data collection tool and report that highlight the areas of consensus from staff, faculty, and leaders at your institution. Additionally we can build an onsite workshop to further engage a broad representation of all constituencies in the internationalization process; this workshop also provides an opportunity to vet and validate results from the online report. If you are interested in either of these, or just have general questions, please Contact Us today!


Contact Us if your institution would like a copy of FCI 1.5.
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CCID Spotlight! (New!)

September 28, 2015

Timor-Leste Natives Come to Joliet Junior College to Study Agriculture

Sergio Silva and Armindo Goncalves, natives of Timor-Leste, have come nearly halfway around the world to study agriculture at America’s first community college. They came to Joliet Junior College through the USAID-funded Timor-Leste Hillary Clinton Scholarship Program, which gives Timor-Leste natives the opportunity to study in the United States and return to their country to contribute to its economic and social development. JJC is one of only six community colleges in the United States participating in the Timor-Leste program.
“My hope is to make a difference and transformation, and do whatever it takes to help my people with the knowledge that I’ve acquired here,” said Silva. “I want to help my local farmers make their field operations systems more pragmatic and profitable while at the same time applying the highest technology possible.”
Goncalves has similar ambitions, hoping to use his JJC education to transform farming and export/import practices in his home country. “I want to use my JJC education to help the farmers improve their agriculture technology, and also improve exports,” he said.

Armindo Goncalves, left, and Sergio Silva, right, came from Timor-Leste to study agriculture at Joliet Junior College.

While both Silva and Goncalves admit that the cultural adjustment has been significant since they came to JJC, they both believe their time away from home, getting an education at JJC, will benefit their home community greatly when they are able to return.

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