CCI NOVA 17-18 at Washington Monument

CCI Celebrates J-Day

On August 7, 2017, J-1 visa participants around the country gave back to their host communities by celebrating J-Day, and Community College Initiative (CCI) Program participants and alumni around the world joined the celebration. J-Day is a nationwide and worldwide celebration of the power of international exchanges and is meant […]

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Khadija Tasmia presentation

CCI Alumna Awarded Two Microgrants for Community Workshops

As a CCI participant during the 2015-2016 program year at Santa Rosa Junior College, Khadija Rubaiyat Tasmia studied early childhood education. Although her studies focused on educational methods, she also learned about how aspects outside of a child’s classroom, including everything from parenting methods to social media, can have an […]

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Fajar in Papua

CCI Alumnus Wins Prestigious Photography Award

While participating the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program, participants learn how to build technical skills in applied fields and enhance their leadership capabilities, but they also have to learn how to advocate for themselves and their skills when they return to their home countries after their exchange year. For Fajar Kristianto, […]

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Aldonna at a water plant

Taking Initiative and Following Your Passion

At age 19, Aldonna Purba was already an employee at one of the largest water suppliers in the capital of Indonesia. As a microbiology laboratory analyst at Jakarta Water Supply Concessionaire, Aldonna gained an interest for water treatment and wanted to learn more about the field. When she learned about […]

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Celebrate CCI Seeds

#CCISeeds around the World

To celebrate 10 years of the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program, CCI alumni have been planting #CCISeeds around the world and posting on social media about their experience. So far, CCI alumni from 12 countries have participated in #CCISeeds, sowing seeds of good intentions for the future. The #CCISeeds campaign […]

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