August 16, 2016

Call for Nominations is now open!

The Werner Kubsch Award is presented annually to an international educator from a CCID member institution who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in international education related to community colleges and similar institutions worldwide.

A nominee must be a leading advocate for international education through curriculum/culture development, study abroad, faculty exchanges, educational linkages, or other international projects at his or her institution; and should exemplify career dedication to the field. 

For guidelines and to submit your proposal: 
2017 Dr. Werner Kubsch Award

If you are interested in volunteering to be a part of the review committee in October, please contact Jennifer at

Call for Nominations will close September 30, 2016.

CCID Spotlight!

Please visit CCID's home page to check out our member spotlight. This week we are featuring one of our new members, Southeast Community College, located in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA! 

New 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund Grant Competition!

NAFSA, Partners of the Americas, and the U.S. State Department have announced that applications are now being accepted for a new 100,000 Strong in the Americas grant competition. Institutions in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Mexico, and the United States are eligible to apply for programs promoting study abroad. For more information: 
Competition #12:  Promoting Study Abroad in Engineering, Physics, Geology, and Geophysics (with a focus on petroleum, civil, chemical, and mechanical engineering)

Applications are due by October 16, 2016.

5 CCID Members Awarded Grants to Expand Study Abroad!

Five of our esteemed members have been awarded the 2016 Capacity Building Grants for U.S. Undergraduate Study Abroad through USDOS and Partners of the Americas:

Davidson County Community College, Thomasville, NC 
Highline College, Des Moines, WA
Middlesex Community College, Bedford, MA
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, WI 
Windward Community College, Honolulu, HI

Each has been award a grant to increase and diversify participation in study abroad on their campuses. To see the five projects and for a full listing of the 2016 grant recipients:
2016 Capacity Building Grants for U.S. Undergraduate Study Abroad

Congratulations to all!

AC 2017 Call for Proposals is now open!

We are now accepting proposals for our 41st Annual Conference! This year's theme, Aligning the Stars, challenges participants and presenters to explore how connecting resources, ideas and opportunities promotes global citizenship.  

The CCID Annual Conference will be held February 18 - 20, 2017 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston, Texas.  

For guidelines and to submit your proposal:
AC 2017 Call for Proposals 

The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2016.


AC 2017 Planning Committee:
 We are looking for 1-2 more volunteers who would like to assist in the planning of the AC. Time commitment would consist of biweekly phone calls and additional time outside of the calls based on delegated tasks. Meetings will begin the first week of September.

AC 2017 Proposal Reviewers: We need 1-2 more volunteers who would be willing to take some time to score AC 2017 conference proposals. The review process has been streamlined and typically does not entail a large time commitment. The busiest time would be October 1-7, 2016.

Please contact Jennifer at if you are interested in volunteering.

Join ISAI on a Site Visit to Ireland! Limited spots available!

CCID Outreach Partner ISAI is offering places to CCID study abroad organizers and faculty the opportunity to attend their Ireland site visit this coming October 12-19, 2016. The site visit, which is part-funded, offers faculty and administrators a sample of the short-term faculty led trips that are available for community colleges in Ireland. 

To learn more, please contact Dr. Hamill or those who have participated on previous site visits:
Suzanne LaVenture, Davidson CCC:
Katherine Clyde, Pitt CC:
Tanis Lovercheck Saunders, Casper CC:


Niamh Hamill Ph.D.
Director, Institute of Study Abroad Ireland
Bundoran, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland / tel (+353) 087 2941232

New CCID Outreach Partners!

CCID is delighted to welcome two new Outreach Partners to our network!


The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) represents more than 470 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, and Spain. HACU is the only national educational association that represents Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). For more information:

The objective of Inter-American Organization for Higher Education (IOHE) is to encourage higher education institutions and affiliated partner organizations from pole to pole to participate in a collaborative common area that advocates for cooperative debate, reflection, and action regarding the current state of higher education and its future outlook. For more information:
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