Our organization, our work, our future
CIEE is a non-profit, non-governmental organization. Our mission is one shared by many in international education: "to help people gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world." To fulfill that mission, CIEE provides both outbound international education experiences for university students, faculty, and administrators, and study, work, and internship opportunities for people coming into the U.S.
CIEE labors on three fronts:
Creating and administering programs that allow U.S. college and university students and educators to study and teach abroad, and international students and professionals to study and work in the U.S. Since 1947, when senators and scholars searched for ways to increase international understanding and establish trust between nations in the post-war world, CIEE programs have been part of the answer. Click on the tabs above to learn more about our program offerings.
Supporting initiatives, viewpoints, and policies that are conducive to advancing international education and exchange. We champion the cause by lobbying government officials, collaborating with other advocacy groups, and raising public awareness.
Promoting the advancement of understanding among educators in the field through CIEE-funded research projects, international faculty development seminars, the CIEE annual conference, and a variety of publications.
Expansive globalization has made student exchange more relevant than ever. An international exchange of ideas, beliefs, and experiences is critical not only for competitive advantage, but also for compassionate understanding. Growing the next generation of leaders who can adapt quickly to changing realities is possible through exchange programs, which is why CIEE works with its membership to shape the future of international exchange.