May 31, 2016

CCID Spotlight!

*Welcome back* to Volunteer State Community College! They are a returning member and are also our Spotlight this week. They are based in Gallatin, Tennessee.

Please visit our home page to read their Spotlight about a fantastic project with Mongolia! 


Join a Cultural Activity or Campus Visit in San Antonio at the Latin America & Caribbean Forum this July!

Our gracious host, Alamo Colleges, is putting together two excellent choices for Monday, July 18, as part of the Latin America & Caribbean Forum this July 16 - 18 in San Antonio!

You can choose one of the following:
  1. Take part in a campus visit to an Alamo Colleges campus: Educational Tour San Antonio College
  2. Enjoy a tour of San Antonio’s newly designated UNESCO World Heritage Site: Cultural Activity

For more information on the Forum and to register (regular registration ends June 17th!), please visit

Tenth Annual Broward College Asia (now Eurasia) Conference!

Below is a message from David Moore at Broward College about their Tenth Annual Broward College Asia (now Eurasia) Conference...

Dear Colleague in International Education,

I am writing to ask you to plan ahead and join us for the Tenth Annual Broward College Asia (now Eurasia) Conference!  The Institute of American Education, our BC partners in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam will be our hosts.  Please open and print the attached flyer as a reminder.  This is an important milestone in that it will be the tenth conference held in the region since 2006, so it will begin on 10/10/16!

If you are able to come, we suggest that you plan to arrive by Sunday, October 9 prior to the meetings which begin on Monday morning, October 10.  IAE has a great story to share as they have successfully turned a corner toward creating a strong partnership to deliver the Broward programs in Vietnam.  The conference meetings will continue through Thursday morning, October 13.  Optional side excursions may be planned afterwards. We are working on the many details now with our hosts. More information about the program will be available soon.  However, it is not too early to begin planning to attend this event, so please: SAVE THE DATE!

If there is someone else in your organization, or another college or university you would like us to invite, please send me their contact information. If you are located closer to one of our Latin American partners, you are still welcome to attend the conference in Vietnam, we are not trying to keep anyone away who would like to join us for this exciting event.   
Please take a moment to investigate the IAE website:  Make sure you click on the English version of the website!
All the best!

Promote Women's Entrepreneurship in Laos!

The U.S. Department of State Bureau of East Asia Pacific Affairs (EAP) announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for a project to promote women's entrepreneurship, as part of the Lower Mekong Initiative.

The grantee will establish a physical women's entrepreneurial center in Vientiane, Laos. The Center will provide a safe space for female would-be entrepreneurs and business owners from the formal and informal sectors to receive training, access resources, and connect to a local network of mentors that can provide them real-time, tailored feedback.

The Center will offer women business owners and prospective entrepreneurs ongoing support, advice, resources, and the environment needed to transform their businesses, and in turn create jobs and strengthen local and national economies to provide resources to overcome the challenges women business-owners face. Although the center will be based in Vientiane, the programs at the Center could incorporate women entrepreneurs from other parts of Laos. The authority for this funding opportunity is found in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (FAA) and the source of funding is FY2015 Economic Support Funds.

Additional information: 
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