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Community Colleges Administrators Seminar

The Community College Administrators Seminar (CCAS) seminars help U.S. international education professionals and senior higher education officials create empowering connections with the societal, cultural and higher education systems of Russia. Participants have the opportunity to learn about the host country’s education system as well as establish networks of U.S. and Russian colleagues over the course of an intensive two-week seminar duration. Participants return with enhanced ability to serve and encourage international students and prospective study-abroad students.

The CCAS program is open to community college administrators, including presidents, vice presidents, provosts, deans and other individuals with institutional authority for program development and international outreach. The CCAS participants take part in a group seminar that focuses on the role of community colleges in higher education and the local community. Through engagement with Russian educators at a variety of regional institutions, applicants have an opportunity to discuss issues concerning the U.S. system of higher education, focusing on the model and role of community colleges in this system and in local communities; share best practices in education administration, alternative pathways to higher education, and workforce training. The overall objective is to prepare U.S. and Russian institutions to internationalize their campuses, broaden the scope of their programs and provide mobility opportunities.

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