Study Abroad Opportunities for Community College Students and Strategies for Global Learning
Core Reference Title

Study Abroad Opportunities for Community College Students and Strategies for Global Learning

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Education for 2019.

Gregory F. Malveaux (Montgomery College, USA) and Rosalind Latiner Raby (California State University Northridge, USA)
Release Date: January, 2019|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 324
ISBN13: 9781522562528|ISBN10: 1522562524|EISBN13: 9781522562535|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6252-8


Community colleges serve more students than any other institutional type in the United States, and internationalization is an inherent component of community colleges that advances student knowledge, facilitates student success, and serves the needs of local communities. As most community college students do not enroll in four-year institutions, their only opportunity for international experience is while they are in community college.

Study Abroad Opportunities for Community College Students and Strategies for Global Learning provides innovative insights into international study and education abroad through community colleges, while discussing the value of adding study abroad programs to two-year institutions. This publication examines community colleges’ contributions in a local society, study abroad opportunities, peacebuilding, international education, and risk management. Designed for administrative professionals, community college leaders, educators, academicians, and researchers, this 2020 CIES Study Abroad and International Students SIG "Best Book in Higher Education" second-place winner covers topics centered on study abroad programs at diverse community colleges.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Community Colleges
  • Education Participation
  • Global Citizenry
  • Inclusive Support
  • Institutional Profiles
  • International Education
  • Outcomes Assessment
  • Peacebuilding
  • Program Standards
  • Risk Management
  • Social Justice
  • Study Abroad


  • 2020 CIES Study Abroad and International Students SIG Best Book in Higher Education (Second Place)
    2020 CIES Study Abroad and International Students SIG Best Book in Higher Education (Second Place)This award honors publications that provide a unique contribution to developing scholarship in the field of international and comparative education and show originality and rigor.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Gregory F. Malveaux, Ph.D., is a Professor of English and Literature, and Coordinator of Study Abroad at Montgomery College. He has been a study abroad coordinator and international education director in higher education for nearly two decades. Dr. Malveaux is the co-Chairperson of the Maryland Community College International Education Consortium and serves on the board for the College Consortium for International Studies. In addition, he is an accomplished writer and editor; his most recent work being Look Before Leaping: Risks, Liabilities, and Repair of Study Abroad in Higher Education (Rowman & Littlefield). He has traversed more than sixty countries and has led student, faculty and community-based study abroad programs to Africa, Asia, Central America, South America, and Europe. His passion to be a global citizen led him to pursue overseas studies in Africa, teach ESOL throughout Southeast Asia, Chair the English and U.S. Business Department at Nation University in Thailand, and serve as a study abroad specialist in American higher education.
Rosalind Latiner Raby, Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer at California State University, Northridge in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department of the College of Education and is an affiliate faculty for the ELPS Ed.D. Community College program. She also serves as the Director of California Colleges for International Education, a non-profit consortium whose membership includes ninety-one California community colleges. Dr. Raby is the past-NAFSA Education Abroad Knowledge Community College chair for NAFSA, and the past-NAFSA Region XII Community College Coordinator. Dr. Raby received her Ph.D. in the field of Comparative and International Education from UCLA and since 1984, has worked with community college faculty and administrators to help them internationalize their campuses. Dr. Raby has been publishing in the field of community college internationalization since 1985. Her latest books on community college internationalization are International Education at Community Colleges: Themes, Practices, and Case Studies (Palgrave) and Handbook on Comparative Issues of Community Colleges and Global Counterparts. (Springer).