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Lead Your Campus to the Top: Best Practices in Internationalizing the Campus

31 March 2016

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On Thursday, March 10, 2016 Drew Gephart presented at the Institute of International Education (IIE)’s 2016 Best Practices Conference entitled “Lead Your Campus to the Top: Best Practices in Internationalizing the Campus”. The conference was held at UC Davis and focused on themes such as internationalization strategies, expanding participation in #StudyAbroad, and building international partnerships. Founded in 1919, the IIE is a private not-for-profit leader in the international exchange of people and ideas. In collaboration with governments, foundations and other sponsors, IIE creates programs of study and training for students, educators and professionals from all sectors.

These programs include the flagship Fulbright Program and Gilman Scholarships administered for the U.S. Department of State. IIE also conducts policy research, provides resources on international exchange opportunities and offers support to scholars in danger.

The workshop was called “Models and Best Practices in Internationalization at the Community College”, and explored various tools for internationalization at the community college, ideal for community college representatives who are looking for practical ideas on how to internationalize their campus.

Drew shared the two successful proposals he wrote for the California Colleges for International Education (CCIE) grants to support the internationalization of the Peralta Colleges and strengthening of the study abroad programs. These grants have helped jumpstart international student programs and activities, such as organizing an annual study abroad fair, creating a mentorship program for new international students (CONNECT), and establishing international student clubs on each campus.

To learn more about IIE and the conference please visit www.iie.org

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Peralta Colleges Participate in EducationUSA Expo in Japan

12 October 2015

Ambassador Kennedy speaking at EducationUSA EXPOThe Office of International Education for the Peralta Community College District – Berkeley City College, College of Alameda and Laney and Merritt Colleges in Oakland – was selected to participate in the U.S. Department of State’s EducationUSA Expo, which took place in Tokyo, Japan, last month.

Drew Gephart, Peralta’s Designated School Official, attended the Expo on behalf of the Peralta Colleges, and connected with Japanese educational institutions and promoted the Peralta Colleges’ programs to prospective international students.

EducationUSA is a global network of advising centers supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, and assists in connecting U.S. institutions of higher education with partner colleges and universities around the world.

Gephart also attended a reception to network with Japanese counterparts and met the United States Ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy (pictured at the Expo), at her residence in Tokyo. Ambassador Kennedy has launched the TeamUp campaign, which aims to increase student mobility by promoting strategic partnerships between U.S. and Japanese colleges and universities.

“Peralta’s Office of International Education looks forward to expanding the educational exchange between the U.S. and Japan by working closely with the U.S. Embassy, U.S. Department of State and the EducationUSA centers in Japan,” said Sean R. Brooke, Director of International Education for the Peralta Colleges.

The United States Embassy in Tokyo hosted the Expo in cooperation with the Japan Network for International Education, and the Expo featured a reception, college fair and information seminars for institutions and prospective students. The U.S. Embassy provided the Peralta Colleges the opportunity to attend the free Expo to promote their colleges as a premier destination for Japanese students interested in international education.

 

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