ERIC Number: ED322984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan-9
International Education Programs.
Charles, Richard F.
In response to global changes and a growing focus on international affairs, Foothill and De Anza Colleges have developed a number of international education programs. Since their beginnings, both colleges have hosted full-time students from other countries under the F-1 Visa Program. Another program, Campus Abroad, is a partnership arrangement between the Foothill-De Anza community college district and the American Institute for Foreign Study to conduct educational programs abroad in cities such as Paris, London, and Salzburg. Other activities of the colleges have included the development of instructional divisions for international studies, efforts towards establishing sister-school agreements with colleges in Japan, and programs to bring groups of students from foreign countries to the colleges for intensive, short-term academic and cultural experiences. At Osaka YMCA College's request, Foothill began offering ESL classes to Japanese students on the Osaka campus in the spring of 1988. This program prepares students to transfer to Foothill to become full-time F-1 visa enrollees. Another international program, founded 18 years ago, is the International Internship Program which provides Americans with much-needed linguistic, cultural, and practical work immersion to supplement their studies of German and French languages. Activities in the planning stages include international support services, additional specialized instructional programs, and short-term ESL efforts. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Foothill-De Anza Community Coll. District, Los Altos Hills, CA.