Through Community College Initiative Program in the US, Indian students can now pursue short-term courses
Every year, a few lucky students are selected by the US Consulate General for their Community College Initiative Program (CCIP). This empowers students with a non-degree academic year programme in the USat one of their community colleges that help build the participant's technical skills in an applied field. Starting from 2010, the US Consulate General in Hyderabad has sent 52 students, 14 of which are girls, to the US. We catch up with Drew Giblin, Public Affairs Officer, US Consulate General Hyderabad and ask him what else does the CCIP do for a student. Excerpts:
Can you tell us about the professional internships, service learning and community engagement opportunities that the participants get to avail?