Students and faculty from the College's Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management programs traveled to China.

2012 Heiskell Award Honorable Mention: Internationalizing the Community College

Community College of Philadelphia

Student-Faculty International Fellowship Program

Students and faculty from the College's Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management programs traveled to China.

Nomination submitted by: Fay Beauchamp, Director of Center for International Understanding

Program Overview
The Student-Faculty International Fellowship Program makes study abroad experiences more accessible to the diverse student population at the Community College of Philadelphia. The majority of the College's students have neither the time nor the financial resources necessary for participation in a traditional, semester-long program. In order to address these students' needs, the College designed an innovative study abroad model that provides short-term programs and fully integrated coursework before and during the trip.

Faculty members from various academic departments participate, offering diverse perspectives and concentrations to the students, making each program unique. While students' time abroad is short, the richness of multiple academic disciplines creates an intensive, wide-reaching learning experience.

The College's Center for International Understanding ensures pre-departure preparation and post-return assessment and dissemination through a one-credit Interdisciplinary Studies course. In the first three years of the Student-Faculty International Fellowship Program, 65 students in 11 groups have traveled to such locations as Turkey, China, India, Ghana, Greece, Belize, Peru, and France.

Program Implementation 
Read the winning nomination, including details on how the program achieves its objectives

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2014 Awards Presentation
IIE will present the annual IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards for Best Practices in Internationalization at a ceremony in New York City on March 14, 2014, as part of the Annual Best Practices in Internationalization Conference.
Selection Panel Members 2012

The members of the selection panel for this year’s awards include the following leaders in international education:

Arlene Jackson
Director of International Education, American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU)

Cathey Maze
Dean, Academic & Student Services, Oakland Community College

Donna Scarboro
Associate Provost, International Programs, The George Washington University

Anne Waters
Associate Vice Provost for Global Programs, New York University

Brian Whalen
President and CEO, The Forum on Education Abroad