CCI LIVE: Amplify Your Impact

On Saturday, July 29, 2019 the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program hosted CCI LIVE: Amplify Your Impact, a virtual conference for CCI alumni. The 3.5-hour conference brought CCI alumni together in a virtual space to learn from subject matter experts who encouraged them to think purposefully about the impact they […]

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CCI 2018-19 in Sedona

The 2018-2019 Year in Review

In July 2018, the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program welcomed 146 participants from 12 countries to the United States. During the 2018-19 program year, participants engaged in a holistic learning and exchange experience by concentrating on the five pillars of the CCI Program: academics, internships, service learning, cultural exchange, and […]

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CCI 2018-19 at Grand Canyon

The CCI Pathways to Success Program 2019: Ignite Your Intentions

During the second week of January, all 146 CCI participants representing 12 countries came together in Arizona for the CCI Program’s annual mid-year Pathways to Success Program. The Pathways to Success Program (PSP) is a week-long program designed to build participant skills in leadership, reflection, and goal-setting. Under the theme […]

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International Education Week 2018

Last week, Community College Initiative (CCI) Program international exchange participants joined events at their host community colleges to celebrate International Education Week (IEW) 2018. 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 to celebrate the […]

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International Volunteer Day 2017

In honor of International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2017, the CCI Program is celebrating this year’s theme of #VolunteersActFirst. IVD 2017’s theme #VolunteersActFirst. Here. Everywhere. recognizes the contributions of volunteers as first responders in times of crisis. #VolunteersActFirst The impact of volunteers as first responders is especially relevant to this year’s […]

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CCI COD IEW 2017

International Education Week 2017

Last week, CCI international exchange students participated in and hosted a series of events at their host community colleges to celebrate International Education Week (IEW) 2017. 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 to […]

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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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