Community College Initiative (cci) Program

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Community College Initiative (CCI) Program
Scholarship awards for the 2016-2017 Community College Initiative (CCI) Program
are contingent on the appropriation of Federal funding by the United States Congress.

Program Overview

The Community College Initiative (CCI) Program seeks to foster mutual understanding between the citizens of the United States and the citizens of participating CCI countries. The CCI Program provides participants with a non-degree, academic-year program at a U.S. community college designed to build participants’ technical skills in applied fields, enhance their leadership capabilities, and strengthen their English language proficiency. The program also provides opportunities for professional internships, service learning, and community engagement. The CCI Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State.

Eligible fields of study for the 2016-2017 CCI Program include agriculture, applied engineering, business management and administration, early childhood education, media, public safety, and tourism and hospitality management. Participants may earn an academic certificate in their field of study and gain first-hand practical experience through internships. After completing the program, participants return home with enhanced skills and expertise to help them contribute to the economic development of their countries.
Since the program’s inception in 2007, more than 2,600 students from 21 countries have received scholarships for study at community colleges throughout the United States.
The CCI Program demonstrates U.S. commitment to increasing access to higher education for international students from underrepresented and underserved communities in selected countries and highlights the learning environment offered at U.S. community colleges. The program also builds U.S. community colleges’ efforts to deepen international education partnerships and programming.
Community colleges are predominantly publicly funded, inclusive institutions in local communities that welcome all who desire to learn, regardless of wealth, heritage, or previous academic experience. Community colleges offer individual courses (credit and non-credit), certificate programs, workforce development training, and Associate degrees. There are 1,132 public, independent and tribal community colleges across the United States. Community colleges are sometimes referred to as technical colleges or junior colleges.
Fields of Study Summary

Participants will work with their Program Coordinators at each host college to develop an individual development plan in their field of study. Courses and programs of study vary by individual colleges. Participants should develop their goals broadly within these fields of study. Through the application, participants are asked to describe their specific areas of interest, related experience, and long-term goals.

The CCI Program offers the following fields of study:

Agriculture students learn how to use general principles of agricultural research and production to approach practical agricultural problems. These problems could range from soil conservation and animal husbandry to plant cultivation and business management. Potential subjects that students may explore include agriculture business, animal science, farm management, feed and fertilizer marketing, or sustainable agriculture.

Applied Engineering

Applied engineering students learn theoretical and applied skills in a technical field. Some programs are designed to train technicians in fundamental skills for a trade and other programs focus on technical background, system design, equipment troubleshooting, and technology and management issues within a technical field. Potential subjects that students may explore include automotive manufacturing technology, construction management, electronics, energy management, engineering tech, heating ventilation and air conditioning, manufacturing maintenance, and welding. Applicants for applied engineering need to have a solid foundation in math and should anticipate taking a math placement test at their host campus.
Business Management and Administration

Business managers typically plan, organize, direct, and oversee operations and employers. They may become supervisors in a company or a department or territory within a company’s operations; they may seek to start up a business of their own; or they may seek to improve an existing small-scale family enterprise. Exact duties vary depending on the type of business, the company, field, and industry. Potential subjects that students may explore include accounting, banking and finance, bookkeeping, business technology, customer service, energy and sustainability, entrepreneurship, financial management, human resources, international business, leadership development, marketing, project management, office administration, sales, small business management, and supply chain management.
Early Childhood Education

Early childhood education programs combine classroom instruction with supervised, hands-on experience to prepare students for early childhood education and care positions. The programs focus on early childhood development and curriculum development. Potential subjects that students may explore include early childhood development, infant and toddler care specialization, school-age specialization, family childcare specialization, and paraprofessional teacher assistant.

Students in media studies examine content, production, and effects of various media. Potential subjects that students may explore include advertising, computer animation, desktop publishing, digital media, film making, graphic design, public relations, social media, television, and visual communication.
Public Safety

Programs in public safety focus on the technical and logistical issues facing emergency management professionals and the importance of planning and response as they relate to emergency management. Fire science programs in particular are concerned with the science of firefighting and fire prevention as well as the safety and hazards associated with fires. Potential subjects that students may explore include fire science, emergency management, continuity of operations, critical incident management, and disaster management and response.
Tourism and Hospitality Management

Tourism focuses on the range of businesses that serve the needs of travelers, such as tourism planners, marketers, and service providers. Hospitality management covers the study of hotel management and operations, restaurants and institutional food service facilities, culinary arts, customer service, and conference, meeting and event management.
General Application Instructions

  • Submit a completed original application with signature on the last page.

  • Please answer ALL questions on the application in English. Do NOT leave a space blank. If a question does not apply to you, enter N/A (not applicable).

  • Include your full legal name with family name (surname) first as spelled on your international passport (if available).

  • Include complete contact information, including postal codes for all addresses and city/country codes for all phone numbers.

  • Submit the application by the deadline established by the Fulbright Commission located in your country.

Financial Provisions of the Grant

  • J-1 visa support.

  • Round-trip travel from participant’s home city to host institution in the United States.

  • Tuition and mandatory college fees.

  • Housing and meals.

  • Small allowance for books and incidental expenses.

  • Limited Accident and Sickness coverage that is J-visa compliant.

  • A variety of personal and professional development activities.

Community College Initiative Program

Student Application 2016-2017

Personal Information

Name of applicant as indicated on passport if passport is already issued. Please type or print.

_________________­­­___________ ___________________________ ___________________________


Home Address:

Street and number:



Postal code:


Home Phone:

Mobile Phone:



 Male

 Female

Marital status:

 Single

 Married

Do you have a passport?

 Yes

 No

Date of birth (month/day/year):

Month of birth:

Day of birth:

Year of birth:

Country/Countries of citizenship:

Country/Countries of permanent residence:

Place of birth (city or town and country, as listed in passport, if available):

City of birth:


Are you currently a student? Yes No

If yes, what is the course of study you are pursuing?
Are you enrolled in a degree program?  Yes  No
Please list the name of the degree:
How many years toward the degree have you completed?

Name of college/institution where you are enrolled:

Date you anticipate completing your degree:

What is the highest educational degree you have completed? Please list the degree and the number of years of postsecondary of study.

Have you participated in any U.S. government exchange program? Yes  No 

If yes, give name of the program:

Duration of the program : Year you participated:

Your proposed Field of Study to pursue during the Community College Initiative program (check one):

  • Agriculture

  • Applied Engineering

  • Business Management and Administration

  • Early Childhood Education

  • Media

  • Public Safety

  • Tourism and Hospitality Management
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