Current Events, Opportunities, and Resources
The U.S. Department of State’s Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) supports alumni initiatives that promote shared values and innovative solutions to global challenges. The competition provides small grants up to $25,000 to teams of current and former participants of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs to carry out public service projects. CCI alumni have been part of winning teams in five out of eight competition years. From February 1-28, 2019, alumni teams of at least three International Exchange Alumni may submit their project proposal for the AEIF 2019 competition.
Beginning January 25, 2018, CCI alumni are invited to enroll in courses and certificate programs developed by the American Management Association (AMA) exclusively for CCI alumni. CCI alumni may enroll in online courses in topics including management, leadership, project management, business writing, finance, human resources and chain management, and interpersonal skills. CCI alumni may also pursue course tracks that lead to AMA Certificates in these content areas. Courses are available on a first-come first-serve basis, so register today to continue your personal and professional development as a CCI alumni and add an AMA Certificate of Completion to your resume!
"CCI LIVE: Virtual Events for CCI Alumni” is a series of virtual webinar and webcast events designed to inspire ongoing personal and professional development of CCI alumni. Designed by CCI administrators and facilitated by Learning Times, these events are moderated, interactive forums with open discussion between fellow CCI alumni and guest presenters. Previous CCI LIVE events have focused on topics such as global leadership, entrepreneurship, and strategies for grant proposals. Check
Upcoming Events for a list of future CCI LIVE events. CCI alumni can also log in to the
Archives to revisit past CCI LIVE recorded webinars.
The Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) from American English help pre-intermediate to intermediate level learners improve their English skills in five major career fields. You can register for a five week course in: 1. English for Business and Entrepreneurship, 2. English Journalism, 3. English for Career Development, 4. English for Media Literacy, and 5. English for Stem Fields. Each MOOC is five weeks, and there are different facilitated course start dates for each MOOC. After the start date of the first facilitated course, the MOOC is open for enrollment. Some of the courses offered are free.
Becoming a UN Volunteer is a unique opportunity to enrich personal and professional experience, and it benefits both the individual volunteer and society at large. The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programm sends professionals with specialized experience to serve in assignments with a variety of UN agencies to support peace and development. Learn how to volunteer abroad, in your home country, or online with UN Volunteers.