U.S. community colleges play a vital role in educating and training the globally competitive workforce of the 21st Century. To support these efforts, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) promotes global awareness, intercultural understanding, and international engagement for students, faculty, staff, and administrators. AACC advocates on behalf of our member institutions with U.S. federal agencies, higher education associations, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, and international partners to raise the recognition of U.S. community colleges’ leadership role in global education.
International Education Toolkit
AACC’s International Education Toolkit contains case studies of innovative and promising practices at community colleges, talking points about the importance of global education, and a fact sheet.
- Case Studies in Global Education – highlights a diverse sampling of 5 community colleges that are engaging in innovative and promising globalization practices. The purpose of this piece is to communicate that globalization at community colleges is possible regardless of the institution’s size, location or available budget.
- The Importance of Global Education – provides talking points for community college leaders which can help them effectively communicate the vital importance of global education to decision makers. This document makes strong economic-based arguments for how globalization at community colleges can help create prosperous local communities, valued workers for the 21st-century workforce, and a civil society that can help ensure America’s continued success and prosperity.
- International Programs and Services Fact Sheet – provides basic international statistics about U.S. community colleges as well as information about AACC’s advocacy and some of the resources and member benefits it provides. AACC believes this document will be useful to a variety of audiences, including U.S. community college leaders, international audiences, U.S. government officials, and other international education organizations.