Taking in the sites of D.C. The group photo in D.C.
Civic Leadership Summit — in washington, d.c. — August 4-7, 2014 deadline to apply is may 30, 2014 Thank You
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This Summer, Change Your Life, Change the World

The CIEE Civic Leadership Summit is an exciting annual event for participants from the CIEE Work & Travel USA and Internship USA programs to focus on intercultural awareness, civics, and social entrepreneurship. Through interactive workshops, participants from around the world share their perspectives, learn about themselves, and discover how they can make a difference in their home countries and the world. This year’s summit will be held August, 4-7 in Washington, D.C.


Meet others who are motivated to make a difference. Connect with other participants from different countries who share your passion for making a difference in their communities and on the global stage.

Take part in engaging workshops. Think critically, share experiences and ideas, and apply what you’ve learned to establish a plan of action.

Explore one of the country’s greatest cities. See what life on the campus of American University is like. Plus, explore the iconic architecture, public spaces, and monuments of Washington, D.C. – one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in America.

PLUS: It’s all covered

How to apply

Complete the online application form and submit a 300-500 word essay or 1-2 minute video link on the following topic:

The goal of CIEE work exchange programs is to increase mutual understanding between Americans and citizens of other countries. Are you a global citizen? Tell us about your achievements and what you hope to gain from living and working in the United States through this exchange program.

Applicants must be participants in the summer 2014 CIEE Work & Travel USA or Internship USA program.

CIEE will award fellowships to 60 participants to attend the CIEE Civic Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., August 4-7, 2014. The fellowship grant will include travel to Washington, D.C., accommodations, meals and activities at the Summit.

Applications are due May 30. Fellows will be announced by June 20.

Thank You

Thank you to all who applied for a CIEE Civic Leadership Summit Fellowship. The deadline for 2014 applications has passed.

We are currently reviewing submissions and Fellows will be notified shortly.

The CIEE Civic Leadership Summit is an important part of our ongoing commitment as the world leader in international education and exchange to inspire Summer Work Travel participants while enhancing their cultural experience here in the U.S.

To learn more about CIEE and our programs, please visit ciee.org.

About CIEE

CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange is the world leader in international education and exchange, delivering the highest quality programs that increase global awareness and intercultural knowledge. For more than 65 years, CIEE has provided participants with the skills, competencies, and experience that elevate their ability to contribute to the global community.

The CIEE Civic Leadership Summit is an important part of our ongoing commitment to facilitate cultural exchange that fosters mutual understanding – and the development of peaceful relations – between people of the U.S. and other nations.