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ERIC Number: EJ828983
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan-16
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
State Department Program Pairs Foreign Students with Community Colleges
Fischer, Karin
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n19 pA22 Jan 2009
Educational exchanges and fellowships are not new; the best known, the Fulbright Program, is more than 60 years old. But the Community College Summit Initiative Program, as this fledgling effort is known, reflects a growing recognition among American government officials that the United States must do a better job in its public-diplomacy outreach to those who are not members of their countries' socioeconomic elite. The program, now in its second year, also underscores the view that community colleges, with their expertise in work-force education, may often be the best places for future leaders in developing economies to get training. The program grew out of the first U.S. University Presidents Summit on International Education, in January 2006, at which Karen P. Hughes, who was then under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, announced plans to double the number of foreign students attending community colleges in the United States. Community Colleges for International Development, a national consortium of two-year institutions also known as CCID, then submitted a successful proposal to run the program, which covers students' tuition and fees, housing, and other study-related expenses while they complete a one-year certificate or a two-year associate degree.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States