The chapters in this volume explore specific issues related to community college international education; they document outstanding programs and discuss strategies for strengthening internationalization efforts. Combined, these chapters confirm that it is critical to understand the variables that make internationalization an essential component of community colleges as well as the obstacles that prevent institutionalization from occurring. What emerges is a blueprint for our current generation of leaders to help develop new programs, establish leadership training, and secure institutional support. In doing so, this volume sets the stage for future efforts to make international education an institutionalized and central component of the community college.
EDWARD J. VALEAU is the president of Hartnell College in Salinas, California, and president of the California Colleges for International Education. ROSALIND LATINER RABY is director of the California Colleges for International Education and senior lecturer in the College of Education at California State University, Northridge.