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 Fall 2005 Recruitment Trip to Latin America 

October 12-25, 2005

Community College Times article about the Fall 2005 International Recruitment Trip: “Colleges set sights on international students,” by Sharon Hart, Community College Times 

Locations Visited:

Mexico City, Mexico
Bogota, Colombia
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Lima, Arequipa, and Trujillo — Peru

Participating Colleges On-Site:

  • Aims Community College (CO)
  • Bunker Hill Community College (MA)
  • Butte College (CA)
  • The Community College of Philadelphia (PA)
  • Community College of Southern Nevada (NV)
  • Delaware County Community College (PA)
  • Edmonds Community College (WA)
  • Foothill & De Anza Colleges (CA)
  • Green River Community College (WA)
  • Laramie County Community College (WY)
  • Lorain County Community College (OH)
  • Los Angeles City College (CA)
  • Maui Community College (HI)
  • Maui Community College (HI)
  • The Metropolitan Community Colleges (MO)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (ND)
  • Northern Virginia Community College (VA)
  • Riverside Community College (CA)

What your colleagues are saying about the Fall 2005 AACC International Recruitment Trip:

Today, it is imperative that we prepare our students with a global perspective.  Because so many of our community college students juggle work, family obligations and school, it is more difficult for them to engage in study abroad and other travel opportunities outside of the U.S.  Bringing international students to our campuses becomes a paramount strategy for providing a true quality education for all of our stakeholders. I found this AACC recruitment trip to be most productive and comprehensive.  We were afforded extensive contact with prospective students, in-country educators, U.S. Embassy officials, and others willing to promote international education, and especially that provided by community colleges.
--- Fran Cubberley, Delaware County Community College

In my 13 years of international recruiting experience, I had never worked with such dedicated organizers. In additional, the group of recruiters was the most congenial and fun I have ever traveled with.
--- Monica Mingucci, Metropolitan Community Colleges

The educational fairs in each country were well attended and the interest among both students and parents was great.  My interpreters at each fair did an excellent job in helping to explain the community college concept and also Aims Community College.
--- Alan Hendrickson, AIMS Community College

The opportunity to meet other international student recruiters/advisors is wonderful.
--- Scott Naus, Community College of Southern Nevada

I was impressed with AACC organization and professionalism.  AACC  made the recruitment trip very successful.  
--- Henry Alvarez, Los Angeles City College

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