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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KCC CCI students and globe

International Mother Language Day

Yesterday was International Mother Language Day—a worldwide annual observance held on February 21 to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. In the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program this year, CCI students speak over twenty different languages and dialects, including English, and many grew up bilingual or multilingual. […]

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making Paracord Bracelets

MLK Day of Service 2017

After an eventful midyear program, our determined CCI students continued their commitment to serve their host communities in support of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. In line with Dr. King’s mission of civic activism, our students took on a variety of service activities, and the following are […]

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Exchange Programs Collaborate for IEW in Côte d’Ivoire

During her time in the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program, Axelle “Stephanie” Amani was inspired by Miami Dade College’s involvement in International Education Week (IEW). Between dressing in national garb, sharing food, and presenting about their home countries, Stephanie says that the 2013 celebration of IEW “helped us all understand […]

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International Education Week 2016

Last week, Community College Initiative (CCI) participants participated in and hosted a series of events at their host community colleges to celebrate International Education Week (IEW) 2016. International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education and is an opportunity […]

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CCI 10 Year Banner

10 Years of the CCI Program

Let’s Celebrate! This year the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program is celebrating its 10th year of international exchanges at community colleges across the United States! To celebrate our alumni and commemorate this milestone, during the CCI Pathways to Success Midyear Program in January 2017, this year’s 211 CCI participants and […]

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NOVA Group at GWU

MLK Day Of Service 2016

The PSP was a great success! And if the eventful week wasn’t enough, after returning on Sunday evening, our determined CCI students got up early the following day to show their support for the Martin Luther King Day of Service. The following are a few examples of our student’s exemplary […]

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