March 7, 2016

CCID Spotlight

Please visit CCID's home page to check out our new weekly member spotlight! This week we are featuring CCID Member Tulsa Community College located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA!


Polk State College Welcomes VACC and ITCA-FEPADE Following CCID's 40th Anniversary Conference

On February 22, 2016, Polk State College, located in Winter Haven, Florida, hosted a campus visit for CCID Annual Conference attendees from El Salvador and Vietnam. Visitors included Elsy Escolar SantoDomingo, Rectora of Escuela Especializada en Ingeniería ITCA-FEPADE, Mariela Galeano, Assistant to the Rectora, and Dr. Pham Tiet Khanh, President of Vietnam Association of Community Colleges (VACC).  The visit included a meeting with Dr. Eileen Holden, Polk State College President, presentations from each of our international programs, and campus tours of our Advanced Technology Center and Airside Center for the Aerospace Program.  We enjoyed hosting our visitors and learning more about their institutions.  Thank you CCID for the opportunity!

New Member Offer: Free Year with the College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS)

CCIS is a community of like-minded international education professionals and member institutions providing mentorship, best practices, and personalized support to expand access to study abroad.
-CCIS is a non-profit member organization of two and four-year institutions committed to high-quality, affordable, and accessible education abroad programs
-Two-year institutions comprise 40% of members and the consortium understands and supports the needs of small offices with minimal resources.
“The CCIS model is perfect for community colleges because it allows students to participate in established academic study abroad programs. It is the perfect option for institutions without a study abroad office.”- Amparo Codding, Bergen Community College, 15-year member
-Students receive access to 93 study abroad programs in 27 countries, run by U.S. member institutions.
-Programs are assessed for academic quality and program excellence through a rigorous peer-review process.
-Consortium model allows financial aid and credits to transfer easily.
-Institutions gain peer-to-peer mentoring and support from the consortium to establish or expand education programs abroad.
For more information on the new member offer, please contact Jayme Kreitinger, Executive Director, at and visit us at

Invitation to Join the NAFSA Community College Interest Group

Dear colleagues,
We would like to invite all of you to become a member of the NAFSA Community College Interest Group. This group represents community colleges at NAFSA and provides a forum for support, conversation, and advocacy. Here is some important information:
·  You do not need to hold a NAFSA membership to join this group and access resources and online communications. All NAFSA Member Interest Groups are open to members and non-members alike.
·  Our community is diverse. It includes professionals from the entire International Education spectrum: education abroad, international student services, faculty, administrators, and researchers interested in community colleges.
·  Although the group convenes during the NAFSA national conference every year, the important conversations pertaining the interests of community colleges happen online throughout the year.
We hope that you will take a minute to join our community online at You will be prompted to enter your NAFSA passport information. If you do not have one already, please create your free account and join in.
We are looking forward to engaging in conversation with you online or in person in the near future.
~Jill IzumikawaHarper College, Chair
~Paloma RodriguezSanta Fe College, Chair Elect
~Betty JensenTallahassee Community College, Immediate Past Chair
~Jen SydowScottsdale Community College, Past Chair

Invitation for CCID members to participate in this new and exciting summer program at Humber College: Leadership Beyond Boundaries

Dates: May 27 – June 11, 2016
Location: Humber’s scenic Lakeshore campus in vibrant Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Program Details: Please refer to this brochure and learn more by visiting our website:
Academic credits: Students who successfully complete the program will receive 3 academic credits from Humber (i.e. 6 ECTS credits / 12 CATS credits)

Nomination deadline: April 1, 2016 (Nominations must be made by a representative of the student’s home institution)
Questions? For more details and to nominate students, please contact Michelle Krivacic, Manager, International Programs, the Business School:

Capacity Building Grants for U.S. Undergraduate Study Abroad - March 15 deadline!

On behalf of the U.S. Department of State Office of Global Educational Programs, U.S. Study Abroad Branch and Partners of the Americas (Partners), we are pleased to announce the Capacity Building Grants for U.S. Undergraduate Study Abroad. These 17 grants of up to $50,000 will further the mission of the U.S. Study Abroad Branch by increasing the participation and diversity in study abroad through enhancing higher education institutions' capacity to send their students overseas for academic credit, internships, or other experiential learning opportunities.
Through capacity building grant projects, U.S. institutions will receive initial funding to establish or expand study abroad offerings within their institution in a strategic manner.

The newly developed or expanded programming created with these grants should ensure that U.S. institutions are able to:
  • Provide students at the home institution with an opportunity to gain global knowledge and skills through a study abroad opportunity
  • Increase the overall number and diversity of student participation in study abroad
  • Find and maintain strong international partnerships
  • Broaden the fields of study of participating students and the countries where students are traveling
  • Ensure standards of best practice in study abroad programming are applied
Successful proposals will endeavor to expand access to students underrepresented in study abroad on their respective campus or campuses, including first-generation college/university students, students of diverse race or ethnic backgrounds, students with disabilities, and students in underrepresented disciplines in study abroad. The Department of State and Partners encourage applications from a diverse range of U.S. institutions, including but not limited to minority-serving institutions and community colleges.

Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2016 5:00PM (EST). Please visit this website for information on the application. You can also click here to view the Request For Proposals.

Should you have any questions regarding the Capacity Building Grants, you may contact me at

Janira Romero Reyes
Program Officer, U.S. Study Abroad
Partners of the Americas
1424 K Street NW, Suite 700 Washington DC 20005

Spring Quarterly Newsletter Submissions Deadline - March 31st!

The CCID Quarterly Newsletter now has rolling deadlines, so your institution can submit exciting news stories as they happen! And right now, it is time to submit your articles for the 2016 Spring Edition of CCID International News. This publication is a resource for CCID Members to share all of the exciting and innovative international activities happening at your institutions.

Deadline for submissions: Thursday, March 31st!

The link is here:
Spring 2016


CCID Offices Closed for Spring Break!

CCID Offices will be closed March 14 - 18, 2016 as Lone Star College will be on spring break. The next XChange will be sent out on March 14th. 

CCIDXChange - March 7, 2016