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 2002 Spring Recruitment Trip to Asia 

May 1-16, 2002

Community College Times article about the Spring 2002 International Recruitment Fairs:
“AACC International Recruitment Trips A Success,” by Kathie Kwilinski , Community College Times, May 28, 2002

Locations Visited:

Seoul and Pusan, Korea
Taipei and Kaohsiung , Taiwan
Tokyo and Kobe, Japan

Participating Colleges:

  • Community College of Baltimore County, The (MD) 
  • Foothill and De Anza Colleges (CA) 
  • Howard Community College (MD) 
  • Maricopa Community Colleges (CA) 
  • Mohawk Valley Community College (NY) 
  • North Dakota State College of Science  (ND) 
  • Northampton Community College (PA) 
  • Pierce College (WA) 
  • Portland Community College (OR) 
  • Reading Area Community College (PA)   
  • Richland College (TX)  
  • Riverside Community College (CA)  
  • Santa Barbara City College (CA)   
  • Skagit Valley College (WA)    
  • South Seattle Community College (WA)    
  • St. Petersburg College (FL) 
  • University of Hawai’i Community Colleges (HI)     
  • Utah Valley State College (UT)

What your colleagues are saying about the Spring 2002 AACC International Recruitment Fairs:

Making [American] community college systems known worldwide is a task that the AACC has now begun and the first effort was an overwhelming success.
 – Thomas Adams, Richland College

We learned that community colleges could have their own trip.  That is a valuable lesson.  We also learned that we have to work harder to get the message out about the advantages offered by American community colleges.
– Kelley Brayton, Maricopa Community Colleges

It was refreshing to meet with students and educational representatives in each city who were interested specifically in [American] community college education.
 – Kathie Kwilinski, South Seattle Community College

“We participated in the first AACC Recruitment Trip to Asia in Spring 2002 and received 6 international students beginning in the fall of 2002—one from Taiwan, three from South Korea, and two from Japan.  We also have had contact with more students from the trip and have issued I-20's for 4 more students for the upcoming spring (2003) semester.  We are very pleased for the boost in international student enrollments and that we have also made some contacts with educational advisors in the countries that we visited.  We will again be attending the fair in the spring of 2003.”
– Manuel A. González, Northampton Community College

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