Peralta Colleges

Office of International Education


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Join a free quit smoking with hypnosis workshop on Wednesday, April 23, 2016 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Student Center, Room 410, Laney Wellness II Clinic, at Laney College.

The workshop will be facilitated by Debi Boushey, BCH, CI, a smoking cessation specialist. She has helped thousands of people become smoke free with her Quit Smoking Hypnosis Program.

Hypnosis is proven to be a safe, effective, and highly successful way to end the unhealthy habit of smoking. No patch. No gum. No drugs.

For more information contact Debi Boushey at:

(510) 685-5505

Healed Heart Hypnosis, 2550 Ninth Street Suite 210A, Berkeley, CA 94710



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Applications are now open for 2016 to 2017 Student Ambassadors at Berkeley City College (BCC).

Application period is from March 28 to April 28, 2016.

Looking for eager individuals who are:

Interested in demonstrating leadership
Interested in representing BCC at High School events in our local community
Interested in supporting new and continuing students at BCC
Committed and passionate in promoting educational success

Minimum Requirements:

Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
A copy of your Spring 2016 class schedule
Completed AT LEAST one full Spring or Fall semester at BCC
Have AT LEAST one full year left at BCC (a full year is comprised of three full semesters)
Full time student
 Able to attend mandatory weekly meetings every Wednesday from approximately 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m

If you are interested, pick up an application at the Welcome Desk or from the Campus Life Office (Room 151).


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On March 10, 2016, Drew Gephart, of the Peralta Community College District's Office of International Education, presented at the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) 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 study abroad, 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.

Gephart's 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. He 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

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The Institute of International Education (IIE), in partnership with Go Overseas and other study abroad organizations (AIFS Study Abroad, CET Academic Programs, IFSA-Butler, STA Travel), launched the #GoStudyAbroad contest calling on everyone to encourage U.S. college students to study abroad by the time they graduate. Students who enter the contest can win a $10K study abroad scholarship (along with other prizes). IIE will also be awarding five $500 travel prizes and one $1,500 grand prize to Study Abroad Alumni for a round trip flight back to the study abroad country to the person who nominates the most friends to study abroad.
Students wishing to Study Abroad can enter directly to win a scholarship here:
Study abroad alumni, teachers, community members and students can nominate their friends here:
The contest runs until March 31, 2016.