Edmonds Community College to receive grant to support international students

edcclogoEdmonds Community College will receive a grant to support students from developing countries to study for a year in Washington state, according to an announcement by Second District Congressman Rick Larsen.

Edmonds Community College will receive $1.8 million from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program.

Edmonds Community College partners with Whatcom Community College and Pierce College to administer the Northwest CCI program. About 270 students from all over the world have studied at these colleges through the program.

“Young leaders from around the world will have the opportunity to access high-quality education in Northwest Washington as a result of this federal grant. I applaud Edmonds Community College and its partners for their commitment to supporting students from developing countries who want to study fields like applied engineering, business management, information technology and more,” Larsen said.

The year-long CCI program will support giving nearly 50 students access to educational programming, professional development and vocational skills training. Students also will learn first-hand about American society.

More information on the CCI Program can be found here.


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