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Forum on Education Abroad Announces First 22 Community College Participants of the CIBER Consortium for Education Abroad Program

The Forum on Education Abroad is excited to share that 22 community colleges have been accepted into the CIBER Consortium for Education Abroad (CC/FEA) program for community colleges.

This fully funded initiative, in partnership with The Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), is designed to increase the capacity for community colleges to develop education abroad programs and a workforce with a global perspective by providing comprehensive, wraparound support.

About the CC/FEA program

Through the program, community college staff members will enjoy robust programming to help them gain access to resources, experienced practitioners, and fellow community college peers who will help them create and implement a strategic action plan to increase education abroad programming at your institution.

Participating community colleges will also receive free Forum Membership from January 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024. The combined elements of CC/FEA equal about $3,500 in value, with additional discounts available for optional professional development opportunities.

“We are thrilled that institutions that are passionate in receiving education abroad-related resources will now have access to them at no cost,” said Annette Mares-Duran, Members Services Manager for The Forum on Education Abroad. “This is the first time we’re collaborating with CIBER on this program, and we are pleased to welcome our participants as Forum members for the next 18 months!”

How it works

The 22 institutions that were selected for participation will identify a team of two or three administrators and/or faculty members who will commit to formulating a strategic action plan to move education abroad efforts forward at their institution for the next 12-18 months.

Through a series of specially designed workshops, webinars, and networking meetings, participating individuals will be introduced to resources, experienced education abroad practitioners, and fellow community college peers to assist them to create and implement their strategic action plan. Participants will also be matched with an experienced mentor who will work closely with them during this intensive program.

The active portion of the program will occur between January – August 2023 and includes a mandatory series of webinars, workshops, and networking meetings. We will be sure to chronicle the program participants’ experience in the program over the next 18 months.

Meet our 2023-24 program participants

The complete list of selected community colleges include:

  • Blinn College
  • Casper College
  • Clackamas Community College
  • College of the Canyons
  • Community College of Baltimore County
  • Community College of Philadelphia
  • Harper College
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • Jamestown Community College
  • Jefferson State Community College
  • Mesa Community College
  • Miami Dade College
  • Nassau Community College
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
  • Oakton Community College
  • Seattle Community College District
  • Sinclair Community College
  • Snow College
  • South Plains College – Levelland, TX
  • Southeast Community College
  • Southwest Virginia Community College
  • West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

Congratulations to the 2023 CIBER Consortium for Education Abroad program participants!