We are pleased to announce the publication of Study Abroad Opportunities for Community College Students and Strategies for Global Learning (IGI-Global). This is the first book on community college education abroad.  The chapters in the book showcase education abroad at rural community colleges, within technical and career programs, and for racially and economically diverse students. IGI-Global is offering a 40% discount for books ordered through www.igi-global.com. Use the code:  IGI40

Malveaux, Gregory F., and Rosalind Latiner Raby. “Study Abroad Opportunities for Community College Students and Strategies for Global Learning.” IGI Global, 2019. 1-324. Web. 14 Jan. 2019. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-6252-8


Direct link to chapter 11 – https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/low-cost-initiatives-for-expanding-study-abroad-opportunities/219832

Gephart, Drew A. “Low-Cost Initiatives for Expanding Study Abroad Opportunities” (Chapter 11 – pages 158-171)

ABSTRACT: Community colleges without a budget strictly allocated to study abroad programs need to be creative in how they expand opportunities for their students. This chapter will focus on the strategies developed by the Peralta Community College District’s Office of International Education to develop a stronger study abroad program with limited resources and staffing. After the Peralta Colleges committed to the Institute of International Education’s Generation Study Abroad initiative in 2014, it created new study abroad programs, organized annual study abroad fairs, was awarded a scholarship of $7,500, created new promotional materials and an administrative procedure, launched a new website and newsletter, organized financial aid workshops and professional development day presentations for faculty and opened a study abroad scholarship through its Foundation. The chapter will share how other colleges can learn from these efforts and institutionalize study abroad on their campuses.

BIO: ​Drew Gephart, M.S., is the International Services Manager for the Peralta Community College District located in Oakland, California. He currently develops and manages enrollment for special programs related to international education, as well as oversees all study abroad programs. Drew organized the district’s first annual study abroad fair in 2014 and was awarded a scholarship of $15,000 to provide six Peralta students $2,500 each to study abroad. He also presented at the Institute of International Education’s conference on “Models and Best Practices in Internationalization at the Community College” and NAFSA’s Region XII conference on “Designing Effective Familiarization Tours for International Recruitment Partners”. Drew has written two successful proposals for the California Colleges for International
Education (CCIE) grants to support the internationalization of the Peralta Colleges and strengthening of the international programs. Drew earned his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from California State University, East Bay