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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HCC Logistics Club offices

CCI Participant Establishes New Student Club at Host College

Community College Initiative (CCI) Program participant Kandiosky N’guessan from Cote d’Ivoire began his exchange year with a clear goal: “Coming to the U.S., I wanted to be part of something great in my school. My objective was to get leadership skills through my participation in the campus activities.” Kandiosky, who […]

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Ziadah reads to children

CCI Global Impact – Sumatra and Lombok, Indonesia

The CCI Global Impact series is a collection of digital stories that showcase the impact of the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program through alumni projects and contributions in their home communities. To create this series, a small team of filmmakers from StoryCenter traveled around the world to film the stories and […]

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COD's International hall

Celebrating the CCI Impact at College of DuPage

International exchange programs like the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program have an undeniable impact on exchange participants. With increased workforce development skills, a better understanding of U.S. culture, and a strong academic foundation, CCI participants return to their home countries as changed individuals. But exchange programs transform more than the […]

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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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