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Gaining International Teaching Experience through Organizations

HCC faculty can expand their international teaching capabilities by joining one or more of several organizations that support international education. Following is information on some leading international education organizations. Contact HCC’s Center for International Education for other sources or with questions.

Community Colleges for International Development (CCID)

American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)

International Consortium for Educational and Economic Development (ICEED)

NAFSA: Association of International Educators

Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA)

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)

World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) 

Community Colleges for International Development (CCID) provides opportunities for faculty members to build global relationships that strengthen educational programs, and promote economic development.  CCID activities and programs are well-suited to HCC staff: All CCID programs are broad, deep and focused on global education issues as they relate primarily to two-year colleges and the equivalent outside the United States. Visit http://ccid.cc/index.htm for more information.  

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Office of International Programs and Services assists community colleges in promoting global awareness, responsibility, intercultural understanding, and engagement among students, faculty, staff, and decision makers. The AACC office raises faculty members’ recognition of the community college role in global education.  http://www.aacc.nche.edu/Resources/aaccprograms/international/Pages/default.aspx 

The International Consortium for Educational and Economic Development (ICEED) was created to bring together higher education and other educational institutions from Mexico, Canada and the United States to support community and economic development. The consortium meets its objectives through resource sharing and the development of mutually beneficial projects, programs and relationships.  http://iceed.com/ 

NAFSA: Association of International Educators is a member organization promoting international education and providing professional development opportunities to the field. Hundreds of NAFSA members volunteer to serve the association and thousands advocate for international education. http://www.nafsa.org/ 

The Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) is a membership organization composed of institutional leaders engaged in advancing the international dimensions of higher education. http://www.aieaworld.org/index.htm 

The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization with a mission “to help people gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world.” To fulfill that mission, CIEE provides outbound international education experiences for university students, faculty, and administrators, as well as study, work, and internship opportunities for people coming into the U.S. http://www.ciee.org/.  

The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) is a national not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to the promotion of Canada's international relations through international education. It promotes the free movement of ideas and learners across national boundaries. http://www.cbie.ca/ 

The World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) is an international network of colleges and associations of colleges established at a World Congress in 1999 in Quebec City (Canada). It provides leadership in the delivery of workforce education and lifelong learning which benefit society and the global economy. The WFCP gives members an opportunity to promote their college’s contributions to communities; share information, best practices and experience; enhance staff and student mobility; and influence the development of policy. http://www.wfcp.org