Welcomes You to the Community College Experience! Community Colleges for International Development
Community College Initiative for Egypt Sponsored by U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA ) Administered by Community Colleges for International Development (CCID ) Fellowship in Technical Education for Egypt Community College Summit Initiativ e
WHY ? <ul><li>Better understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Public diplomacy </li></ul><ul><li>Conversations between America and other countries </li></ul>
Program Partners U.S. Agency for International Development ( USAID ) Department of State – Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs ( ECA ) Fulbright Commission
Community Colleges for International Development ( CCID ) www.ccid.cc A non-profit organization founded over 30 years ago, CCID is a consortium dedicated to building global relationships that strengthen educational programs and promote economic development. CCID membership is growing and consists of 170 community colleges in 14 nations. 25 community college presidents comprise the CCID Board of Directors.
Cycle 2008 INITIATIVE Community College Summit Initiative CCID TRAINING 120 students from Brazil, Indonesia, Pakistan, South Africa and Turkey Fellowship in Technical Education 20 Faculty & Administrators from Egypt’s technical colleges Community College Initiative for Egypt 175 students from Egypt
Community College Summit Initiative Participant Profile <ul><li>Egypt </li></ul><ul><li>Turkey </li></ul><ul><li>Pakistan </li></ul><ul><li>Indonesia </li></ul><ul><li>South Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Brazil </li></ul>
Community College Initiative for Egypt January-August 2008 8 months pre-academic English as a Second Language in Egypt Fall 2008 CCID member colleges train 175 students Program length: either 12 or 21 months approximately
Professional/Technical Training gain professional competence in one of the following fields of study <ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Applied Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul><ul><li>Information Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism & Hospitality Management </li></ul>
Project Coordinator Your main contact at your college The Project Coordinator is employed by your host college and has been designated by the college to work on this CCID program. Works with the support of Regional Program Manager based at the regional centers .
The Project Coordinator is responsible for: Identifying mentor families; supporting students and families Offering orientation and support throughout the project Advising/monitoring students' academic progress throughout the 12-month or 21-month program (English language acquisition, technical training, internships, etc.), including completing an individual Student Education Plan Guiding design and implementation of Freedom, Democracy and Personal Responsibility programming Holding a weekly meeting for thoughtful discussions, guest speakers and activities Disbursing monthly allowances and ensuring housing needs are met throughout the program.
Housing <ul><li>Will be different depending on where you go: </li></ul><ul><li>Each college has its own system : </li></ul><ul><li>Dormitories ( less common ) </li></ul><ul><li>Apartments </li></ul>
Mentor Families Your mentor family is an American family that will be an additional source of support for you during your stay. During your first week on campus you will stay with your mentor family for several days. They will invite you to attend family gatherings, cultural outings, and help you adjust to life in the United States.
Health Care in the United States The United States does not have a government medical plan or health care service that covers the whole population. Instead, most people have private health insurance. To help students with expenses while they are in the United States, the U.S. Department of State and CCID provide basic healthcare insurance.
Freedom, Democracy and Personal Responsibility ( FDR ) CCI program goal: to give you a first-hand understanding of American society. The goal of FDR programming is to introduce you to the values and beliefs of American society. The FDR program will be a little different at each college. Through coursework, group activities and field trips, and community service activities we hope that you will: – Develop an understanding of democracy and government in the United States – Build leadership skills – Build a sense of personal empowerment and social responsibility .
Freedom, Democracy and Personal Responsibility ( FDR ) FDR is a required element of your CCID program. We expect that you will come prepared to take initiative, assume responsibility for your growth as leader and professional , and to actively participate in the opportunities offered. Activities: movies; field trips to State Capitols, courts, museums, local attractions; volunteering in the community; joining student groups on campus; sharing information about your country in the local community; classes related to U.S. history and democracy. Weekly Meeting: During these meetings you will participate in group discussions about FDR activities and experiences, listen to and interact with guest speakers from the community, and develop a portfolio that captures your academic and professional achievements as well as other experiences in the program.
Thank You! Mary Beth Hartenstine Program Manager, CCID [email_address]