ciee - council on international educational exchange

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Taste of Culture recipe contest.


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Host Families


As a CIEE host family, you will give a young exchange student the opportunity to discover America through your eyes, as well as open a window to a different culture in your home.

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Local Coordinators


Bring the world to your community and promote the value of cultural exchange as a CIEE Local Coordinator.

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Host Schools


CIEE will help you globalize your classroom in today�s interconnected world � build international bridges, inspire love of other cultures and languages, and open minds!

Become a CIEE Local Coordinator
  • Why CIEE? Discover our mission born from 60 years of experience
  • CIEE Affiliations and Grants Programs — See how CIEE is actively involved and respected in the international education community
  • CIEE Support — Local Coordinators in your community are the first level of the CIEE Support network behind your school and our students
  • CIEE Resources — This site is your tool, from academic expectations to getting students involved, we provide you with the information you need
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line students quote

"Being an exchange student, everyone was instantly friendly and open towards me. Students at my American high school wanted me to experience their culture by inviting me to join their clubs. As cliché as it is, I have made friends for life!" — Mel, Australia

What will your story be with CIEE?


CIEE hosts students from all over the world here in America on our USA High School Program, and we also offer opportunities for Americans to study abroad.



USA High School Program

The CIEE USA High School program sponsors international high school students from more than 55 nationalities to attend school and live with American host families each year.

Change starts with you — become a CIEE host family, host school, Local Coordinator, or international exchange student; and share in our mission of over 60 years "to help people gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world."

CIEE USA High School in the News