CCI participants also contribute to their U.S. host communities by helping community colleges to internationalize their campuses. According to the 2015 Open Doors Report, fewer than 2% of U.S. community college students will gain 21st-century international experience and workforce skills through study abroad. "In addition to the nearly 1000 international students enrolled at BHCC, our international exchange students provide an invaluable world view to our campuses," says Maria Puente, Interim Dean of Mathematics, Behavioral and Social Sciences. CCI exchange participants engage community college students with international cultures and diverse perspectives in their U.S. classrooms and on their home campuses.
Since 2007, the CCI Consortium has hosted more than 2,600 participants from 20 countries at US community colleges in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. As of 2013, the CCI Program has hosted more than 47 participants from eight countries at Bunker Hill Community College. Participants come from underserved and underrepresented communities. This year, CCI participants at BHCC are from Egypt, Pakistan, Colombia, India, Ghana, South Africa, Indonesia and Turkey.
For further information, please contact the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at email@example.com. For more information about international enrollment and the CCI Program at BHCC, contact Zoisa Edwards, CCI Program Coordinator at 617-936-1912.
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Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA 02129
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Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts. The College enrolls more than 14,000 students on two campuses and at three satellite locations. BHCC is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in Massachusetts. Sixty-four percent of the students are people of color and more than half of BHCC's students are women. The College also enrolls nearly 1000 international students who come from approximately 100 countries and speak more than 75 languages.
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