CPCC Recognized for International Service-Learning Programs

last modified Nov 28, 2012 08:13 AM

Community Colleges for International Development, Inc. (CCID) , in partnership with Cross-Cultural Solutions (CCS), has announced CPCC, a CCID member institution, has been approved to administer a faculty-led service learning program during the 2012-13 academic year. CPCC was selected because it supports its faculty’s time and travel as they strive to develop an international service learning component to CPCC's curriculum.

“CCID appreciates the opportunity to support Cross Cultural Solutions’ effort to reach a more diverse set of students who, without this fellowship, may not otherwise travel abroad,” said Carol Stax Brown, president of CCID. “The student applications thus far reveal a deep interest among our community college students to gain experience with people from other cultures and a new perspective that they can bring into their chosen professions. I particularly appreciate our member institutions’ contribution to making these programs accessible to their faculty and students.”

Named in recognition of a true service leader in the U.S., the Harris T. Wofford Global Service Fellowship covers 100 percent of the program fees to students who meet specified criteria, including financial need, a commitment to serve the global community and an interest in an intercultural experience to support their career and/or educational goals. CPCC was selected because of its programs to such locations as Brazil and Peru.

CCID was graciously awarded 100 fellowships from CCS in 2011 and again in 2012, an approximate value of $400,000 annually. For more information on CCID or CCS, please visit www.ccid.cc and www.crossculturalsolutions.org.

For more details on 2013 study abroad programs, visit the CPCC Global Learning website.

CCID is a 36-year-old purpose driven non-profit international membership organization dedicated to expanding local access to global opportunities through relationship building, education, and development by providing a network for community colleges to further their internationalization initiatives and the development of a globally competent workforce for the communities they serve.