ERIC Number: ED465388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Internationalizing the Community College.
Romano, Richard M., Ed.
Global competency is defined as a continuum of behavior that begins with personal awareness of cultural differences and culminates in a person successfully functioning in another culture or country. The importance of increasing the numbers of community college students who will live, study, or work abroad is stressed. The workforce in the United States is becoming increasingly international, and community college students who have a higher level of global competency will certainly become more effective and valuable employees in this environment. In addition, student involvement in international activities provides opportunities for personal diplomacy and adventure. The economic benefits of having international students on college campuses and in the local community is outlined. Foreign students typically spend $20,000 per year for tuition, fees, and living expenses. Curriculum in initiatives, study-abroad programs, global fairs, and college partnerships are ways in which community college leaders can build global connections. An ESL program is a crucial element of the recruitment process. Community colleges should have a Web site linked to search engines. The colleges should advertise in reliable markets such as Japan and Western Europe by sending mailings to these countries. They should also attend overseas fairs. A list of federal funding sources and AACC international sources is included. (NB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Culture, Foreign Students, Global Approach, Intercultural Communication, International Cooperation, International Education, International Programs, International Relations, Languages, Multicultural Education, Second Language Learning, Second Language Programs, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.
Note: Foreword written by Kent A. Farnsworth.