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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The CCI Program in Higher Education News

The Community College Initiative (CCI) Program has been featured in U.S. News and World Report in an article about how government funded programs strengthen international exchange at community colleges. U.S. News education staff writer Kelly Mae Ross writes: “Students don’t need to attend a four-year college to have an international education experience. The […]

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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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CCI 2016-17 East Coast participants

Introducing the 2016-17 CCI Program Participants

Throughout July and August, the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program welcomed 211 participants from 13 countries to the United States for one academic year. The participants are attending American community colleges while immersing themselves in U.S. culture, government, and education. On top of taking college courses, participants participate in professional […]

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Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund 2016 – Now Open

Learn more about how to participate in the 2016 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund competition for your chance to win $25,000 to support your innovate solution to challenges in your community. The State Department created the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) in 2011 to support alumni initiatives that promote shared values […]

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CCI cohort at Bunker Hill

CCC Is in the Spotlight!

This article was originally posted on Community College Daily by Ellie Ashford State Dept.-sponsored program promotes global understanding Young people from developing countries spend a year at an American community college, where they gain career skills, engage in the community, learn about U.S. culture and get inspired to make a […]

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Climate Change Research Paper

The 2014-2015 CCI Cohort addressed the importance of Climate Change as part of a group effort in which participants worked together as teams to complete research papers on mutually agreed upon subtopics. The groups then presented their findings to the CCI cohort, the CCC staff, members of the US Department […]

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