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CCID Mission.


Our mission is to help our members improve practices, participate in learning communities, and collaborate to advance global opportunities at the college level.

Membership is open to any community, technical, or vocational college holding regional, national, or state accreditation that primarily offer short term certificates and associate degree programs or similar academic credentials.



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CCID Events


Application Workshop for Fulbright Programs

Thursday, August 12th, 2021 2:00PM- 3:30PM CT 

Free for members! $75 for non members

Are you interesting in applying for the many Fulbright opportunities available to community college faculty and administrators? Join CCID and Lone Star College-Honors and International for a workshop dedicated to helping you prepare the best possible application for the Fulbright Scholars program and the Fulbright International Education Administrators Program, Participants can bring starter applications and receive feedback from experts and former Fulbright recipients.



U.S. State Department IT Fellowship Opportunity for Community College Students

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 1:00PM-2:00PM CT

Pricing: Free

A two-year program funded by the State Department, the FAIT Fellowship is a path to a career in the Foreign Service for students in IT-related degree programs. The Fellowship provides up to $75,000 in academic funding total for the junior and senior years of college. Plus, FAIT Fellows get two summer internships (with stipends), professional development and mentorship. Upon successful completion of the program and the State Department requirements, FAIT Fellows receive an appointment in the Foreign Service as a full-time Information Management Specialist.

With the goal of attracting top technology talent and increasing diversity in the Foreign Service, the State Department wants to reach more community college students. The program values varied backgrounds, including ethnic, racial, gender, and geographic diversity. Women, members of minority groups underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and those with financial need, are encouraged to apply.  

We hope you join us to learn more about the Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship and how you help encourage and support your students to apply.   




ISA Ireland Fall Forum 2021

September 24-28, 2021

Dublin, Ireland & ISAI Campus in Donegal, Ireland

Interested in creating or increasing capacity at your school to offer high quality, affordable and accessible short-term study abroad programming? Fill out the interest form and CCID will reach out to you with more information about our Ireland Fall Faculty Forum in September 2021. The program is ideal for Early College, Community College & Consortia Administrators, Study Abroad Advisors and Faculty leaders who want to design programs that meet institutional goals, curriculum goals, and faculty and student engagement.


CCID Member Highlights and News


Congratulations to Suzanne LaVenture, Director of International Education at Davidson-Davie Community College, Nadine Russell, Director of the Global Learning Office at Central Piedmont Community College and Melissa Whatley, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research at North Carolina State University for being awarded a Stevens Initiative grant for their research project “ASSESSING EQUITABLE ACCESS AND OUTCOMES IN COMMUNITY COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL EXCHANGE”

Congratulations to Universidad Politécnica de Guanajuato and Fox Valley Technical College for being awarded a 100,000 Strong in the Americas U.S-Mexico Innovation Fund grant for Financial Inclusion and Agricultural Sustainability for Inequality Reduction!


Northampton Community College in the news for global learning on campus 



Congratulations to Dr. Richard Johnson, Director of Office of International Education at Harper College, for being recognized as a 2021 Awards of Excellence finalist for Faculty Innovation



CCID's Framework for Comprehensive Internationalization (FCI)



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