For the 2015-2016 Program Year, the Community College Consortium is excited to welcome two new partner institutions to join our growing consortium! Kirkwood Community College and Northampton Community College will join our six partner institutions (nine campuses) to offer CCI participants an exciting and rigorous year.
Kirkwood Community College
Kirkwood Community College is committed to international education as a core component of our campus. Kirkwood is an experienced international education provider having hosted thousands of international students for the past forty years and having a dedicated and experienced International Programs department with committed staff and faculty. Kirkwood’s International Programs departmental vision is that every Kirkwood faculty, staff and student have an intercultural experience as an integral part of their Kirkwood education. To accomplish this, Kirkwood is involved in a diverse array of international projects including student mobility. Kirkwood sends faculty and students overseas for educational exchange opportunities and welcomes students from over 70 different nations providing extensive services to meet their needs. Kirkwood currently enrolls over 400 international students with a total enrollment of 15,000 students. Kirkwood has enjoyed hosting many sponsored international students including CCI students for 6 years, as well as Tunisian CCI students for the past 3 years. Each international student offers a new cultural perspective that enriches of classrooms and college environment.
For more information about Kirkwood Community College please visit: http://www.kirkwood.edu/.
Northampton Community College
For over 20 years, NCC’s Center for International Education has provided a full array of social, cultural, and emotional supports to international students studying at the Bethlehem, PA campus. As one of the few community colleges with residential living facilities, NCC hosts over 120 international students each semester and each summer hosts an international ESL and American Culture program for international college students who will go on to study at community colleges throughout the United States. NCC has hosted students through U.S. Department of State programs such as the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program and Global UGRAD. NCC participated in the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program from 2009-2013, hosting more than 80 CCI students. In addition, NCC had provided the pre-academic international ESL and American Culture program for CCI students who went on to study at other community colleges. International students at NCC are an active part of the campus community and are encouraged to participate in extracurricular events, clubs and community organizations. International staff provide an early and intrusive series of support interventions carried out by experienced and dedicated personnel. These interventions include personal/career counseling, “intrusive” advising, close monitoring of classroom performance and extracurricular involvement, English language acquisition, and service-learning opportunities, all delivered in a caring and secure environment, conducive to trust building.
For more information about Northampton Community College please visit: https://www.northampton.edu/.