A group of CCI participants sprawl out in funny gestures for a group photo in the lobby of Kirkwood Community College.

The 2020-2021 Year in Review

In January 2021, the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program welcomed 93 participants from 10 countries to the United States. During the 2021 program year, participants came from Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Cote D’Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Ghana, India, Indonesia, South Africa, and Turkey. Prior to their arrival in the United States, the […]

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Introducing the 2020-2021 CCI Program Participants

Earlier this year, the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program welcomed 93 participants from 10 countries to the United States to participate in the program’s 14th year. The 2020-21 cohort represent countries including Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Ghana, India, Indonesia, South Africa, and Turkey. Unique to this year, from October through […]

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The 2019-2020 Year in Review

In July 2019, the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program welcomed 142 participants from 12 countries to the United States. After settling into their host cities, the CCI Program began with the Gateway to Success Program (GSP). The GSP is a pre-academic and orientation program that immerses participants in English language […]

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MLK Day of Service 2020

Last week, Community College Initiative (CCI) Program participants studying across America observed the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service by engaging in a variety of service and learning activities on campus and in the community. At Northern Virginia Community College, CCI participants joined their host college’s 11th annual MLK […]

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IEW 2019 at VC

International Education Week 2019

From November 18-22, Community College Initiative (CCI) Program international exchange participants celebrated International Education Week (IEW) 2019. 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 benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. […]

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Honoring Native American Heritage Month

Learning about Native American peoples is one of many ways that Community College Initiative (CCI) Program participants develop a greater understanding of the United States as exchange visitors. In recognition of National Native American Heritage Month, here is snapshot of how the 2019-20 CCI participants have engaged with Native American […]

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Observing the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance

In observance of the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, Community College Initiative (CCI) Program participants at all CCI host colleges volunteered on campus and in their host communities. On September 11, participants at Scottsdale Community College in Arizona learned about the history of the 9/11 attacks during […]

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Introducing the 2019-2020 CCI Program Participants

Throughout July and August, the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program welcomed 142 participants from 12 countries to the United States to participate in the program’s 13th year. This year, participants represent Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, South Africa, and Turkey. During their exchange […]

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