Community College Initiative Program


The Community College Initiative (CCI) Program provides a quality academic program at U.S. community colleges intended to build technical skills, enhance leadership capabilities, and strengthen English language proficiency. The program also provides opportunities for professional internships, service learning, and community engagement activities.

Participants spend one academic year in the United States and may earn certificates in their fields of study. After completing the program, participants return home with new skills and expertise to help them contribute to the economic growth and development of their country.

Program Length

1 year or less

Eligibility and Application Overview

Participants study in one of the following eligible fields: agriculture, applied engineering, business management and administration, early childhood education, information technology, media, and tourism and hospitality management. CCI Program participants are recruited from historically underserved populations.

The recruitment, selection and nomination of candidates in the eligible countries is administered by the Fulbright Commission or the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy. See location details below for contacts in participating countries and to ask about application eligibility requirements.

Program Partners
Since the establishment of the program in 2006, more than 50 community colleges have hosted almost 2,000 participants. For 2013-2014 academic year, three community college consortia will administer the program in cooperation with the Bureau:

Community College Consortium
Northwest CCI

Country-Specific Information

Contact Information

U.S. Embassy
Public Affairs Section
The American Center
Plot No-1, Progati Sharani, J-Block
Baridhara Residential Area, Dhaka
Phone: (880) (2) 885-5500 up to 22, Ext. 2832
Fax: (880) (2) 9881677

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